The label has issued the official word about the outing.
Read the official statement below:
The extreme music world is about to get a much needed cinderblock to the face as the mighty Pig Destroyer has entered the studio to record their highly anticipated 5th full-length record and first album in over five years! The band is self-producing and recording the new album at guitarist Scott Hull‘s Visceral Sound Studios in Alexandria, VA. The as-of-yet-titled album is a return to a raw, primitive sound and will feature 19 songs of their signature misanthropic grind. A late 2012 release is expected via Relapse Records.
This time around, Pig Destroyer have enlisted the help of Adam Jarvis (Misery Index) to lend inhuman drumming skills to the aural hatred. Now a full time member, Scott Hull commented on the addition of Adam:
“Tracking the drums happened this week and I’m honestly amazed at how Adam stepped up to the task of learning some challenging shit outside of his standard comfort zone. He came into the studio ready to destroy and destroy he did. And in the haze of long studio hours he never settled for a bad take. He’s a real soldier. Adam has helped breathe new life into the band and we feel like we are starting fresh. Everyone here is excited for people to check out the new jams.”
Pig Destroyer 2012 Tour Dates:
Aug 22 – Earthdom – Tokyo, Japan
Aug 23 – Extreme The Dojo 30 – Tokyo, Japan
Aug 24 – Extreme The Dojo 30 – Osaka, Japan
Aug 25 – Extreme The Dojo 30 – Nagoya, Japan
Sep 28 – Distillery – Calgary, Canada
Nov 03 – Leeds University Union Building – Leeds, United Kingdom – DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2012