Alright everyone, we are stoked to announce the deluxe reissue of Virginia grind outfit Pig Destroyer‘s “Painter of Dead Girls” collection album, fully remastered and expanded with additional audio, additional artwork, archival photos and long-lost lyrics. Showcasing the band at their most primal (as a then-bassless power trio) these recordings capture the varied sounds of an envelope-pushing, borderline feral outfit. The release is officially out May 20th and we're accepting pre-orders in the Robotic Empire Online Store https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php…
In the leadup to this deluxe reissue, a largely unheard yet definitive version of their late-90s demo-era track ‘Delusional Supremacy’ is now streaming via Noisey:
With a sonically massive rendering, ‘Delusional Supremacy 2K’ was previously found only on an obscure early-00’s sampler, unavailable widespread until now. This blistering PxDx deep cut is finally given proper attention, and is unlocked within the “Painter of Dead Girls (Deluxe Edition)” digital pre-orders, as well as streaming as a standalone single via Spotify:
Finally available again on vinyl after over a decade of unavailability, the first half of this collection was initially tracked as an equipment burn-in test during the millineal year leading up to Pig Destroyer self-recording their seminal “Prowler In The Yard” full-length. The secondary bulk of the material initially yielded their most sonically powerful recordings at the time, put to tape in the late 1990’s at Oblivion Studios (pg.99, Enemy Soil, etc).
Rounding out this expanded edition of “Painter of Dead Girls” is a raw mosh basement live recording of ‘Rejection Fetish’, along with a truly bludgeoning cover of Helmet‘s ‘In The Meantime’ complimenting the existing Dwarves and Stooges covers. With 19 blistering tracks in total all meticulously remastered by James Plotkin, this key piece of the Pig Destroyer catalog looks and sounds better than ever.
The original album artwork by Chris Taylor has been extended into a beautiful gatefold jacket with added metallic silver highlights. Newly created extra artwork adornes the interior, along with recently unearthed lyrics to all the PxDx songs found on “Painter of Dead Girls”, printed in full for the first time ever. A double-sided photo collage innersleeve houses the vinyl, containing classic photos from the era surrounding these recordings. The digital download versions includes a PDF booklet of these elements.
The vinyl version includes a full digital download of the album, and Pig Destroyer‘s classic “Painter of Dead Girls” collection is finally done justice on this deluxe edition release. Head on over to the Robotic Empire Online Store and check out the colored vinyl version and grab one up, they're going fast! Black vinyl also available.
Last month also saw the release of our third and final Nirvana Tribute album, "Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach". We still have a handful of copies left in both clear and white colored vinyl but they are getting low and once these are gone they are gone for good. Here's the link, add one to your cart! https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php…
Hollow Sunshine Deluxe Cassettes are still available! This bundle includes the brand new 4 song cassette EP from the band showcasing artwork by Reuban Sawyer, an enamel pin and cloth screen printed patch. Great deal for $9.99, give it a glance - https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php…
Now on to a MASSIVE distro update for this month. Maybe you noticed back in April we brought in some odd ball releases, non typical for the Robo distro but we want to keep filling up our shelves with some various other genres, especially some blues rock and folk. If you're unfamiliar with a lot of these artists we highly urge you to click on the item and give a listen to the sound samples we offer on each and every item page. The Alabama Shakes are a band we just can't get enough of and are super stoked to be carrying in the online store. This is some serious summer music, blues & soul blended nicely with some 70's rock. We've got both their albums available now and they are a great match to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings which is another artist we brought in last month and again now, with their most popular album, "Naturally".
Constantly rotating on our turntable at the moment is Charles Bradley, this guy is exactly what folks are saying, a gutsy soul singer reminiscent of the 60's. Gutsy being the perfect description to his sound, we get chills listening and our favorite album is probably "No Time For Dreaming". Again, sound samples available, please take a second and check out his sound. He even covers Neil Young, Nirvana, and Black Sabbath....Come on!!
I'm sure we don't have to introduce Blonde Redhead or The Red House Painters. Some great albums from those bands we're happy to have available for you to purchase from our online shop now! Years ago in Ohio, Lindsay had the opportunity to see Jason Molina play and a lovely woman named Scout Niblett was touring with him at the time. This chick is amazing, has quite a few albums out and we're carrying two of our favorites in hopes you guys will give them a spin. Again, if it helps you choose, personal album favorite would be "The Calcination Of Scout Niblett". In the folky category there's Brandi Carlile and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Americana and folky melancholy, good music all around and at a good price so easy to take a chance on. The Savages have been getting a lot of press lately and we wanted to offer those albums in the shop too, new King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and lots of Ratatat music to pick from!
Mega Relapse Records stock up. Baroness, Bongzilla, Dillinger Escape Plan, Magrudergrind, Nothing, Pig Destroyer, new new WRONG 12". Lots, lots, lots. This is update is getting wordy, read over the full listing below
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls 12" (ATO) $14.99
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" (ATO) $19.99
Baroness - Red - HOT PINK COLORED VINYL 2x12" (Relapse) $24.99
Black Keys, The - The Big Come Up 12" (Alive) $18.99
Black Tusk - Pillars Of Ash 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Blonde Redhead - 23 12" (4AD) $18.99
Blonde Redhead - Misery Is A Butterfly 12" (4AD) $18.99
Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle 12" (4AD) $18.99
Bongzilla - Stash 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter 12" (ATO) $14.99
Charles Bradley - Changes 12" (Daptone) $18.99
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming 12" (Daptone) $18.99
Charles Bradley - Victim of Love 12" (Daptone) $18.99
Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Dillinger Escape Plan - Under The Running Board - BRONZE BLACK COLORED VINYL 10" (Relapse) $15.99
Graves At Sea - The Curse That Is 12" (Relapse) $24.99
Hurray for the Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes 12" (ATO) $14.99
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity 12" (ATO) $14.99
Magrudergrind - II - GREY COLORED VINYL 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Nothing - Guilty Of Everything 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Nothing - Tired Of Tomorrow 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Pig Destroyer - Painter of Dead Girls Deluxe Reissue 12'' - PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Pig Destroyer - Painter of Dead Girls Deluxe Reissue 12'' - BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Pig Destroyer - Mass & Volume 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb - GREEN PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Ratatat - Classics 12" (XL) $18.99
Ratatat - LP4 12" (XL) $18.99
Ratatat - Magnifique 12" (XL) $18.99
Ratatat - Ratatat 12" (XL) $18.99
Red House Painters - Red House Painters II (Bridge) 12" (4AD) $18.99
Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill 12" (4AD) $18.99
Red House Painters - Ocean Beach/Shock Me 2x12" (4AD) $24.99
Red House Painters - Red House Painters I (Rollercoaster) 2x12" (4AD) $24.99
Savages - Adore Life 12" (Matador) $18.99
Savages - Silence Yourself 12" (Matador) $18.99
Scout Niblett - It's Up To Emma 12" (Drag City) $18.99
Scout Niblett - The Calcination Of Scout Niblett 12" (Drag City) $18.99
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Naturally 12" (Daptone) $18.99
Torche - Restarter - GREEN COLORED VINYL 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower - ELECTRIC BLUE COLORED VINYL 2x12" (Relapse) $24.99
Wrong - Self-Titled 12" (Relapse) $15.99
Baroness - Blue *GOLD COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Baroness - Live At Maida Vale BBC *GOLD COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Baroness - Yellow & Green *YELLOW COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Catalyst, The - Voyager *ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99
Windhand - Soma *BRONZE COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $24.99
Yautja - Songs of Descent *VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99
Yautja - Songs of Lament *COLORED VINYL* (Forcefield) $11.99
Thanks so much for reading and thanks so much for all your support and kind words! We love hearing from you when you place your orders, leave us fun notes to read as we pack, pack, pack, pack those orders! Have a great rest of May!