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PIG DESTROYER “The Atheist” Short Story Premiered on CVLT Nation

| 6 December 2012 | Reply

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.

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.

Today CVLT Nation has premiered JR Hayes’ short story The Atheist on their site. Check it out exclusively 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 have announced a show on December 15th in Miami, FL at Churchill’s Pub. PIG DESTROYER will also 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.


Dec 15     Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub

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

May 23 – 26    Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI

“Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner is the best metal album of the year” – Metal Sucks

“skull-crushing” –

“The kings of bludgeoning art grind…a fucking phenomenal extreme metal band” – KERRANG!

“They continue to create some of the most interesting, challenging, and indelible grind of the last decade.” – Decibel

a quantum leap for the whole goddamn genre.” – Pitchfork

“their most manic album yet” – CMJ

“A sound that is among the most extreme ever created.” – Allmusic

“Incendiary and intelligent, it is an album that propels an already lauded band into the realms of the truly legendary.” – Pop Matters

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