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Book Burner (Deluxe Version)

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S810 Pure Savagery. A non-stop grind fest from start to finish. You'll have grind riffs and blast beats coming out of your ass for days! Favorite track: The Diplomat.
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Karlos Violenz My buddy show me this band - awesome !!! Brutality, metal, art, message - it's just an amazing package !!! Now I should buy the whole back programme from this guys.... Favorite track: Iron Drunk.
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Dean Shanks Pig Destroyer's hybrid of grind, hardcore and metal has always manged to captivate me. This album continues that rather nicely. Also, the bundled EP is a really cool collection of covers that is definitely worth it. Go put on "The Diplomat" and smash shit around your house. Favorite track: The Diplomat.
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The undisputed kings of grind, PIG DESTROYER return with their long awaited fourth proper full length ‘Book Burner’. ‘Book Burner’ is a resounding statement of championship, as every element of PIG DESTROYER towers above their closest peers—a 32 minute, 19 song knockout punch of cerebral viciousness. Scott Hull’s guitar heroics sound like a mutant double speed hybrid of Slayer and the Melvins jacked up on amphetamines, new skinsman Adam Jarvis is the pinnacle of inhuman drumming, Blake Harrison delivers layer upon layer of suffocating atmosphere and JR Hayes remains the poet laureate of extreme metal. ‘Book Burner’ is the finest work of extreme music’s best band. Limited edition deluxe CDs and LPs available with bonus ‘Blind, Deaf and Bleeding’ EP, expanded packaging and the much talked about short story penned by JR Hayes.

***Includes Digital Booklet and 'The Atheist' a short story written by frontman JR Hayes***


released October 22, 2012

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Pig Destroyer Alexandria, Virginia

PIG DESTROYER boil metal down to its muscle, sinew, and bone - razor-sharp guitar, percussive pummeling, and a lone, stark howl - and use them to commit a vicious assault. The lyrics paint loathsome, frightening images of pitch-black self-hatred and the frailty of the human experience. These musical manifestations only serves to cement their already legendary status. ... more


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Track Name: Sis
my sister's dangerous
she climbs the barbed wire fence
changes clothes in the backseat
medical gown to red jeans
I can tell she's off her meds
cuz she's grinning
like a death's head
like a slit wrist angel
the asylum lights up
as we pull away
the doctors don't get it
my sister can't be kept
in a cage
Track Name: The American's Head
pro-death anti-cop
terror on the screen
agent orange
everything green
the front page says
the news is dead
the sword removes
the american's head
morality destroyed
you're only free
in the void
Track Name: The Underground Man
I used to have a family
I used to be sane
now I walk the sewers
a virus in the earth's veins
the rats are my companions
the roaches are my food
I'm underneath you
I'm the underground man
Track Name: The Diplomat
we never ever change
we make the same mistakes
if you're gonna have roads
then you're gonna have roadkill
that's the risk that it takes
stone guns
primitive tanks
base emotions drive the horde
the diplomat takes the rook
from the board
I want to know
what was in the briefcase
colder than cold war
enemies without uniforms
Track Name: All Seeing Eye
your holy war's
a joke to me
I live the life
I want to lead
like a reverse priest
conscious mind
one of a kind
a man in present time
a reverse priest
I am the lightning
death is the ground
Track Name: Valley of the Geysers
no car no job no dollar sign
no net to land in this time
where death has no cruelty
addiction just a memory
I track the impala
slay the bear with a spear
all I have is my hunger
in the valley of the geysers
all my teeth fall out
twenty canines take their place
from the human race
in the shadow
of the volcano
finally i'm alive
Track Name: Book Burner
my book
disproves your book
my facts
have been checked
more closely
and nobody cares
we see what we want to see
fiction non fiction
spilling from the same TV
Track Name: Machiavellian
I wonder
am I still a traitor
if I pick the winning side
tell me
is this what it's like
to live like a spy
saying what I've got to say
to survive
understand how the bricks
are always laid the same way
greed upon sex
power upon skull
Track Name: Baltimore Strangler
she's got a neck
built for my hands
the way a pine
grows for the saw
they say I hate women
they couldn't be more wrong
she's got a pierced lip
and a mohawk
and a strut
reminds me of a tiger
I think she's a waitress
at rocket to venus
I've seen her flipping
records at reptilian
the other day
I followed her
all the way
from hopkins to the harbor
I lost her in the crowd
when the o's game let out
I never saw that girl again
it's a shame
I just wanted to hold her
like an anaconda
Track Name: White Lady
Lamar never makes it easy
he always wants to meet me
someplace sketchy
I stick out like a sore thumb
in this part of DC
he's forty minutes late
he keeps trying to gouge me
on the price like a prick
as long as the powder's legit
I'm all stoked
I got my fix
then these thugs roll up
with bad intentions
Track Name: The Bug
the bug tries to escape
that only makes me
want to crush him more
automatic porn
drug ritual
I saw my reflection
like a living sketch
like a bug smeared on a wall
automatic porn
drug ritual
why won't you answer
the goddamned phone
c'mon pick it up
the stars drip down the sky
she's got double spirals for eyes
there was a time
when she was mine
she used to smolder like the earth's core
automatic porn
drug ritual
Track Name: Iron Drunk
someone breaks a chair
on his head
and he just gets more pissed
he throws some russian guy
through the window
he can't be controlled
he's jumping over the bar
he's putting his mouth
right under the tap
cops have been called
doesn't matter at all
Track Name: Burning Palm
I bit the edge of the wound
until it pleased my eye
until the throb of the pain
was just right
I held my hand steady
in the flame
I wanted to burn
on the outside
for a change
I pulled back the skin
so I could get
right on the nerve
all at once
i'm indomitable
Track Name: Dirty Knife
she likes to be restrained
then unrestrained
she told me to dare her
so I did
she put the handle
of the knife inside
careful not to cut up her thighs
something stirred
in her mahogany eyes
like a turtle in a dirty river
Track Name: Totaled
the bulldozer
needs to push
something over
if I were a house
the state
would've condemned me
beware of god
Track Name: Kamikaze Heart
you make passion
seem like your creation
like a plane crash
i'm going down
in an arc of black
kamikaze heart
dives forever
Track Name: King of Clubs
I know better
than to wager
what I can't afford to lose
king of clubs
to one eyed jack
just like that
the rent
the savings
I lost it all
how can I go home?
How can I face her?
Track Name: Permanent Funeral
deep inside
i'm just a wolf
trying to walk upright
the moth flew into the white light
the girl
takes the flag
from the gravesite
unrequited love kills
spawns black blood cells
the dark
cradles mystery
the light ruins everything
you know it's true