• Axl Rosenberg

So we’ve gotten some complaints recently that we haven’t spent enough time discussing Pig Destroyer, their forthcoming album, Book Burner, and their upcoming appearance at the MetalSucks/Metal Injection/1000 Knives CMJ Showcase. “I read MetalSucks every day and I didn’t even know PxDx had a new album coming out or were returning to New York City!” one reader opined via email. I hope that no one interprets this dearth of promotion as a lack of interest on our part; we’re fully aware that we should be writing about Book Burner and the CMJ gig more often, and mean to do so ASAP.

And Metal Injection‘s new, never-before-seen live footage of the band’s last show in the New York area, at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2009, seems like a good excuse to do that!

Above is a clip of the band performing “Piss Angel” (you can tell it’s “Piss Angel” because vocalist J.R. Hayes says at the beginning, “This song is called ‘Piss Angel’”); below is another, of the band tearing through “Fourth Degree Burns.” Fun fact: Scott Hull later utilized the same sample at the start of “Burns” for the end of Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s “Moral Distortion.”

Pig Destroyer’s Book Burner comes out October 22 on Relapse; pre-order it here. The aformentioned third annual MetalSucks/Metal Injection/1000 Knives CMJ showcase on October 18 will be the band’s first NYC-area appearance in more than three years; support will come from KEN Mode, Early Graves, and Encrust, and tickets are on sale at this link. You can watch even more previously-unreleased live footage at Metal Injection.


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