Sick Drummer Magazine

Exclusive Video Premier - Adam Jarvis Drum Footage - Pig Destroyer's Book Burner
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:30

Book Burner, Pig Destroyer's razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios.  The album will see a October 22nd release via Relapse Records and features 19 tracks with a return to the band's raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner will 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 and iTunes.

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.  A complete tracklisting is included below.
A few words from Adam:
"You all saw (or will see soon) the fabulous display of Meinl cymbals I used in the video, but let me take the time to run through the rest of my set-up that was used on "Book Burner".
Starting with the drum kit, I used a Ddrum Dios Series Kit which consists of 2-22" kick drums, 10" and 12" rack toms, and a 16" floor tom. For the snare (which is the best sounding snare I've ever used live or in the studio) is a 5.5" x 14" Ddrum Artisan Series Hand Hammered Iron Snare. This snare is a tank and really cuts live or in the studio.
The pedals I used on the record are the Axis A21 Derek Roddy Series. Awesome pedals and helped me execute some of the crazy foot work on the record. Also from Axis I use the remote hi-hat mount, which is small and super convenient to have on the road. Great piece of hardware!
As for the rest of the gear used in the onslaught, I use Regal Tip 5BX (but naked - no lacquer finish) drumsticks and DB Drum Shoes (which I recommend to any drummer). I don't play without them (unless I lose them on tour!) and all the hardware is Ddrum.
That's that as far as the set up goes. Once again, thanks to all my endorsers and all the fans that continue to support the bands I'm in. Cheers to each and every one of you! Hope to see you soon on the road!"
In support of Book Burner, Pig Destroyer will be making special appearances at various festivals and shows throughout the year, including Calgary's Noctis Fest, 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: Book Burner Tracklist
Disc 1: Book Burner
1. Sis

2. The American's Head
3. The Underground Man
4. Eve
5. The Diplomat
6. All Seeing Eye
7. Valley of the Geysers
8. Book Burner
9. Machiavellian
10. Baltimore Strangler
11. White Lady
12. The Bug
13. Iron Drunk
14. Burning Palm
15. Dirty Knife
16. Totaled
17. Kamikaze Heart
18. King of Clubs
19. Permanent Funeral
Disc 2: "Blind, Deaf, and Bleeding" (Deluxe Editions Only)
1. Depression (Black Flag)
2. Wolfs Blood (Misfits)
3. Lights Out (Angry Samoans)
4. Can't Tell No One (Negative Approach)
5. Deny Everything (Circle Jerks)
6. Betray (Minor Threat)
7. Who Are You? (Void)
Oct. 18      Brooklyn, NY        MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly
Oct. 19      Baltimore, MD      Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1       Brighton, UK        The Haunt
Nov. 2       London, UK          The Garage
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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