Reigning grindcore champions Pig Destroyer are less than a month away from the release of Book Burner. The band's razor-sharp fifth-full length and first album in over five years was recorded at guitarist Scott Hull's Visceral Sound Studios and has already been described by MetalSucks as "the best metal album of the year".

Today another track from Book Burner has been unleashed. Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "The Diplomat". The stream can be accessed here.

Pig Destroyer are also gracing the cover of Decibel Magazine's November issue. This marks the band's second appearance on Decibel's cover, the last being in 2007 when Phantom Limb was named album of the year. The new issue can be ordered here.

The latest installment of the Relapse Records Podcast features the brand new Pig Destroyer song "The Underground Man". Check it out below.

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 Tour Dates:
Sept. 28 Calgary, Canada Noctis Fest
Oct. 18 Brooklyn, NY MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ showcase @ Public Assembly Tickets
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ Royal Thunder) Tickets (CD Release Show)
Nov. 1 Brighton, UK The Haunt Tickets
Nov. 2 London, UK The Garage Tickets
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