Pig Destroyer

Pig Destroyer To Release Deluxe Edition Of “Painter Of Dead Girls”, Stream “Delusional Supremacy 2K”


Pig Destroyer‘s compilation effort “Painter Of Dead Girls” is headed for a May 20th deluxe reissue on Robotic Empire. The effort has been remastered by James Plotkin and expanded with additional audio, artwork, photos and lyrics. As part of the additional music added to the release, you can hear the somewhat rare “Delusional Supremacy 2K” below via Noisey. Band vocalist J.R. Hayes told the above-mentioned site of this upcoming reissue:

“‘Painter Of Dead Girls‘ is a record that really benefits from being on vinyl and the crushing new mastering job by James Plotkin makes it sound better than ever. This record combines the two EPs (split with Benumb and split with Gnob) that we released right before Prowler in the Yard.

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The material for the Benumb split was written in a couple days and recorded in one quick session the weekend before we recorded Prowler, and once we did that album, we kind of forgot about these two EPs, which is a shame, ’cause I think this might be some of our most vicious stuff. Fast-forward a couple months and somebody smashes my car window and steals my backpack, which contains a bunch of my notebooks. Talk about depressing. I thought the lyrics for the Benumb split were gone, and I never bothered to sit down and try to figure them out again.

Fast-forward a few years and Robotic Empire is compiling Painter of Dead Girls for its original CD release. Andy asks for the lyrics and I’m like [tugging at shirt collar] ‘Uh… about that…’ I mean, it’s one thing to not print the lyrics on purpose, but who doesn’t even know their own lyrics? It was kind of embarrassing. Fast-forward to a couple years ago, and I discover a stash of forgotten notebooks while I’m moving.

Pinned inside one, I find a crumpled sheet that has most of the lyrics for the Benumb split, and this inspires me to actually sit down and figure the rest of them out. Fast-forward to now, and here they are, in print for the first time ever, along with some brand-new artwork from my favorite artist Chris “Crude” Taylor and first-class packaging courtesy of renowned music pimp Andy Low and the Robotic Empire. I can’t wait to hold one of these babies in my grubby hands.

Long live Grind. And Virginia.”

Pre-orders are now available through Amazon, iTunes and directly from Robotic Empire—with the latter featuring a limited edition color variant. The track listing for the deluxe edition of “Painter Of Dead Girls” runs as follows:

01 – “Hymn
02 – “Task Master
03 – “Black Centipede
04 – “Immune To Life
05 – “Fuck You Up And Get High” (Dwarves cover)
06 – “Contagion
07 – “Blank Dice
08 – “Delusional Supremacy 2K
09 – “Blonde Prostitute
10 – “Patterns Of Failure
11 – “Rejection Fetish
12 – “Dark Satellites
13 – “Purity Undone
14 – “Forgotten Child
15 – “White Sand
16 – “Painter Of Dead Girls
17 – “Down In the Streets” (The Stooges cover)
18 – “In The Meantime” (Helmet cover)
19 – “Rejection Fetish” (live)

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