Virginia grindcore titans PIG DESTROYER have re-signed with their longtime record label Relapse.
Said PIG DESTROYER drummer Adam Jarvis: “Super-excited to be a part of the extraordinary Relapse Records again! A song comes to mind in the melody of the ‘Team America’ jingle. “Relapse, FUCK YEAH! Once again, signing a muthafuckin contract!”
Added guitarist Scott Hull: “Relapse has been a great home for bothAGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED and PIG DESTROYER since the very early days. We’re not an easy band to deal with but Relapse has been patient, enthusiastic, and accommodating to our headache-inducing schedules, our strict adherence to not touring or behaving like a normal band, and just generally being pains-in-the-asses. We wouldn’t trade that for anything.”
Stated vocalist J.R. Hayes: “I don’t always sign contracts with record labels, but when I do, I choose Relapse.”
PIG DESTROYER‘s fifth-full length and first album in over five years,“Book Burner”, 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 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.”