“Book Burner”, the fifth-full length and first album in over five years from Virginia grindcore titans PIG DESTROYER, sold more than 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 102 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“The Diplomat”, the new video from Virginia grindcore titans PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci (HIGH ON FIRE, OPETH, KORN).
“Book Burner” was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull’s Visceral Sound Studios. Released on October 22 via Relapse Records, the CD features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. The effort was made available on multiple formats, including CD, deluxe 2xCD, LP, deluxe 2xLP, cassette, digital and an extremely limited ultimate edition dubbed “The Order Of The Godless Swine.” Each deluxe edition contains a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled “The Atheist”, penned by frontman JR Hayes. “The Atheist” is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP will also contain an etched b-side featuring artwork by WORMROT frontman Arif Rot. The ultimate edition, limited to 100 copies, includes an exclusive t-shirt, autographed deluxe 2xLP on exclusive blood red color vinyl, a PIG DESTROYER flip-top wick style lighter, and an Order Of The Godless Swine membership card, which includes a digital download of the whole collection plus an alternate “dynamic” mastering job of both records done by Scott Hull intended to be played at maximum volume. The membership card also entitles each card carrying member to a free t-shirt directly from the band at any PIG DESTROYER show.