Pig Destroyer are one of the most celebrated grindcore acts in modern metal. Having released definitive masterpieces of the 21st Century such as 'Prowler in the Yard' and 'Terrifyer,' fans salivated over a new Pig Destroyer album for over five years before 'Book Burner' dropped in Oct. 2012.
Pig Destroyer are the embodiment of metal's most purely aggressive breed. The genre of grindcore doesn't allow for much breathing room or any sort of mainstream accessibility due to its speed, incoherence and sonic violence, but for bands like Pig Destroyer, grind serves as a foundation for profound originality.
"Who's more evil than Larry King?" asks Pig Destroyer vocalist J.R. Hayes before the band's ultra-violent set in Brooklyn last night (Oct. 18). We got to speak with the entirety of Pig Destroyer for a rare interview, when the subject of discussion took an unexpected turn towards iconic broadcaster Larry King.
It has been five long years since the last Pig Destroyer full-length, and finally the grindcore gurus have completed their fifth album. 'Book Burner' will be released Oct. 23 by Relapse Records. The 19 skull-crushing tracks were recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios. The band has also released a video via Decibel.com (watch below) of the recording process.
Extreme metal fans, the long wait is about to meet its conclusion! Deathgrind innovators Pig Destroyer have officially confirmed that they will indeed be releasing a new album in fall 2012.