Pig Destroyer will be releasing a deluxe edition of their compilation album “Painter Of Dead Girls” on May 20. The release was remastered by James Plotkin, and it will come with bonus audio, artwork, photos and lyrics. The band are currently streaming “Delusional Supremacy 2K” from the effort, via Noisey, and preorders can be found HERE.
J.R. Hayes said the following:
“‘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.
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.”
02. “Task Master”
03. “Black Centipede”
04. “Immune To Life”
05. “Fuck You Up And Get High” (Dwarves cover)
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)