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PIG DESTROYER Frontman JR Hayes Hosts the Final Edition of Relapse Records Podcast for 2012

| 18 December 2012 | Reply


Relapse Records is closing out 2012 with a special podcast curated by the infamous J.R. Hayes of PIG DESTROYER!  Mr. Hayes has picked 20 of his favorite tracks from the Relapse catalog in addition to answering an in-depth interview about the band’s new album Book Burner.  Later in the podcast there is a preview of 2013 featuring new music from Red Fang, Blockheads, Call of the Void & Wolvserpent! Download the podcast HERE.

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

Book Burner has received many accolades including:

Top Album of 2012 – Decibel Magazine

Top Album of 2012 – Revolver Magazine

50 Favorite Albums of 2012 – Alarm Magazine

Best Grindcore of 2012 – Exclaim!

Top Album of 2012 – Metal Sucks

Best Metal Albums of 2012 – Loudwire

Best Metal Albums of 2012 – CraveOnline

The deluxe editions 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 also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER‘s Band Camp Page HERE.

PIG DESTROYER‘s new video for “The Diplomat” can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn).

In support of Book BurnerPIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.


Jan 19       Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs    Tickets

May 23 – 26    Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI

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