PIG DESTROYER Releases Drum Video + Launch “This is Beautiful, This is Art” Contest

Pig Destroyer’s new album Book Burner will be released October 22nd via Relapse Records.  Sick Drummer Magazine has posted an exclusive video of Pig Destroyer drummer Adam Jarvis from a recent Meinl showcase.  This video features Jarvis playing several tracks that appear on Book Burner.  Get a first look at the video below.

In conjunction with the release of Book Burner, Pig Destroyer and Relapse Records have launched the “This is Beautiful, This is Art” Contest.  The object of the contest is to post an original picture, drawing, handwritten note, sculpture, animation or anything else you can think of with your favorite Pig Destroyer lyrics included on the piece.  The piece then needs to be posted via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr tagging the band.  There will be one grand prize winner and three runners up.  For more information and a complete list of prizes visit the official contest page here.  All entries must be received by October 15th.

Check out an exclusive stream of the song “The Diplomat”.  The stream can be accessed here.  The track “Burning Palm” can also be streamed via Relapse Record’s Sound Cloud Player here.

Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burnerwill be available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.  Pre-Orders for all of the editions are available via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

The deluxe editions will each contain 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.
In support of Book Burner, Pig Destroyer will be at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including the UK’s Damnation Festival, The Metal Sucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase, Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.  A full list of dates is included below.

Pig Destroyer Tour Dates:
Oct. 18        Brooklyn, NY        MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly Tickets
Oct. 19       Baltimore, MD      Ottobar    (w/ Royal Thunder)    Tickets (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1       Brighton, UK        The Haunt        Tickets
Nov. 2       London, UK         The Garage       Tickets
Nov. 3       Leeds, UK            Damnnation Festival
Jan. 19     Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs    Tickets
May 23 – 26    Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI4

 

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