Published Aug 08, 2012Pig Destroyer's last Exclaim!-approved LP Phantom Limb was released way back in 2007, but the Virginia-based grind gods will finally follow up that record's "violent, intimidating grind" with the forthcoming Book Burner. The outfit's fifth full-length effort arrives October 22 via Relapse Records.
Book Burner has been described in a press release as "a return to a raw, primitive sound and will feature 19 songs of their signature misanthropic grind." The album was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, VA. A tracklisting has yet been presented for the platter, but a studio clip, which you can see below, has the band admitting one song is called "Stinky Ninja."
The recording features a lineup shift, with Misery Index drummer Adam Jarvis taking over for previous skin pounder Brian Harvey. The studio footage also finds Jarvis assaulting his kit with blast beats and mosh rhythms before pounding some whiskey straight from the bottle.
"I'm honestly amazed at how Adam stepped up to the task of learning some challenging shit outside of his standard comfort zone," Hull said about his new percussive collaborator. "He came into the studio ready to destroy and destroy he did. And in the haze of long studio hours, he never settled for a bad take. He's a real soldier. Adam has helped breathe new life into the band and we feel like we are starting fresh. Everyone here is excited for people to check out the new jams."