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Book Burner (Deluxe Version)

by Pig Destroyer

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    Limited edition deluxe CDs available with bonus ‘Blind, Deaf and Bleeding’ EP, expanded packaging and the much talked about short story penned by JR Hayes

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Sis 01:14
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
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
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
Eve 01:14
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
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
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 exile from the human race in the shadow of the volcano finally i'm alive
Book Burner 00:40
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
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
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
White Lady 01:25
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 whatever as long as the powder's legit I'm all stoked I got my fix then these thugs roll up with bad intentions
The Bug 03:05
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
Iron Drunk 01:43
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
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 everything all at once i'm indomitable
Dirty Knife 01:13
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
Totaled 00:42
the bulldozer needs to push something over if I were a house the state would've condemned me beware of god
you make passion seem like your creation like a plane crash detonation i'm going down in an arc of black smoke kamikaze heart dives forever
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?
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


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

Relapse Records


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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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