August 30, 2015

Robotic Empire Update - New T-Shirts from WRONG, GRATEFUL DEAD/MISFITS, and ROBOTIC EMPIRE!

Lot's of heavy hitters for the update that will close out the month of August. There's a new 8" split from Ampere and Raein! We've picked up more releases from Coliseum and are stoked to have some Creepoid albums in the store finally. New Thrill Jockey releases from Evan Caminiti & Holy Sons, then some colored wax from Planes Mistaken For Stars (one of which is an out of print version!). Sed Non Satiata albums and the new Tideland cassettes were sent in from Protagonist Records, and a solid selection of releases from Orca Wolf Records including the Self-Titled Usnea album. Be sure to give a listen to some of the Dullest Records releases we have in stock at the moment, they have some good prices on quality 2x12"s. Glance through the mega restocks from Deathwish Records too! All these can be found in the Robotic Empire Online Store



On the T-Shirt front we are excited to have printed up some SHIRTS! for WRONG to support their upcoming September tour! Make sure you get out to see these fellows or have some royal regrets... A repress of their 4 song EP on Robotic Empire is currently finishing up at the plant and we should have them in house mid September.

Black Tusk, Lazer/Wulf, and Wrong will tour a portion of the U.S. together next month. Dates include:

9/4 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight (no Wrong)
9/5 Wilmington, NC @ 42nd St. Tavern (no Wrong)
9/6 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611 (no Wrong)
9/7 Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
9/8 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
9/9 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
9/10 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/11 Nashville. TN @ The End
9/12 Atlanta, GA @ Slaughter-Que
9/13 Pensacola, FL @ Handlebar
9/14 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
9/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/16 Dallas, TX @ Doublewide
9/17 Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
9/19 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx (Black Tusk only)


If you missed out on the killer Grateful Dead / Misfits mind meld shirts we scored last year here's your chance to grab one now. Limited quantities on these dark grey versions and we're pretty sure this is the last time you'll see them in the shop.


Do you like sexy lady silhouettes? What if that sexy lady is brandishing a spear? Well we're into it! That's why we've got a new Robotic Empire T-shirt sporting that exact image. Designed by your very own mailorder packer Josie, (who we wouldn't put it past to swing around a spear of her own) these come on grey shirts with a metallic gold ink. Don't miss out, these Robotic Empire shirts go quick and it's rare that we repeat the same design twice. Collector's items? Maybe!?!?

Oh yeah, and for anyone who still thinks Robotic Empire is based in Richmond, VA we'd like to clear the air and explain how that hasn't been the case for quite some time. Why are we even bringing this up? Well, to point out the fact that Robotic Empire Records is actually set up in the mountains of north east Washington state which is currently burning the hell up! Considering the killer update we have for you this week you best act fast if you see something you like, who the heck knows if it'll all go up in smoke this time next week. So get on it!

Torche sale? Fitting...

While we've been wondering if our straw house warehouse (yup we said STRAW) will incinerate this month we occupied ourselves with stuccoing, liming, painting, rearranging, and resetting up the warehouse. Anytime the warehouse gets organized we're sure to find some odds and ends and so we have! Check the Warehouse Finds list below and grab some goodies. To be even more crazy, we're going through the entire distro catalog and running what we'll call the Alphabet Sales from now into September and maybe even into October until we've gone from A to Z. Massive price drops on lots of good music. We just want to freshen things up and make more room so take advantage.

Phew, aren't ya'll lucky....

New Items
Ampere - Like Shadows 12" (No Idea) $12.99
Ampere / Raein - Split - ORANGE COLORED VINYL 8" (No Idea) $11.50
Cleanteeth - Pushing Rope - COLORED VINYL 2x12" (Dullest) $17.99
Coliseum - Anxiety's Kiss 12" (Deathwish) $9.99
Coliseum - Anxiety's Kiss Cassette (Deathwish) $4.99
Creepoid - Horse Heaven - SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12" (No Idea) $12.99
Creepoid - Self Titled 12" (No Idea) $12.99
Crestfallen - Out of Print T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $9.99
Cult Leader - Useless Animal - GOLD COLORED VINYL 7" (Deathwish) $4.99
Evan Caminiti - Meridian 12" (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Fucked Up - Year of the Hare 12" (Deathwish) $9.99
Hollow Sunshine - Heart Patch (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Holy Sons - Fall of Man 12" (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Kehlvin / Fleshworld - Split 12" (Dullest) $10.99
Mizmor - Untitled Winter 12" (Mizmor) $19.99
Ninth Moon Black - Chronophage 12" (Orca Wolf) $9.99
Oathbreaker - Eros Anteros - MILKY CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" (Deathwish) $9.99
Osedax, The - Delayed Response 2x12" (Dullest) $17.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars - Mercy - PURPLE GREY COLORED VINYL 12" (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars - Fuck With Fire 12" (No Idea) $12.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars - Mercy 12'' *RED COLORED VINYL 12" (No Idea) $19.99
Sea Of Storms - Dead Weight 12" (Tor Johnson) $9.99
Sed Non Satiata - Mappo - RED WITH SILVER COLORED VINYL 12" (Protagonist) $9.99
Sed Non Satiata / Carrion Spring - Split 12" (Protagonist) $9.99
Self Defense Family - Heaven Is Earth - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" (Deathwish) $9.99
Tideland - Love Luster Cassette (Protagonist) $4.99
Tilts - Dilts CDr (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Tilts - Cuatro Hombres Mask T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $9.99
Ufomammut - Self Titled 12" (Supernatural Cat) $9.99
Usnea - Self Titled 2x12" (Orca Wolf) $19.99
Wrong - Stop Giving - Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Wrong - Stop Giving - Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Wrong - Stop Giving - Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Wrong - Stop Giving - Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99

Restocks
Amarok / Pyramido - Split 12'' *VINYL* (Orca Wolf) $9.99
Blacklisted - When People Grow, People Go 12'' *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Coliseum - Black Magic Punks 12''+DVD *VINYL* (Deathwish) $11.99
Coliseum - Deluxe Reissue 2x12'' *CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKED COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $19.99
Grateful Dead X Misfits - Steal Your Skull T-Shirt : Size EXTRA LARGE (DIY) $14.99
Grateful Dead X Misfits - Steal Your Skull T-Shirt : Size LARGE (DIY) $14.99
Grateful Dead X Misfits - Steal Your Skull T-Shirt : Size MEDIUM (DIY) $14.99
Grateful Dead X Misfits - Steal Your Skull T-Shirt : Size SMALL (DIY) $14.99
Harms Way - Rust 12'' *GINGER ALE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Integrity - The Blacklest Curse 12'' *GREY COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Loma Prieta - Life/Less 12'' *VINYL* (Discos Huelga) $9.99
Punch - They Don't Have To Believe 12'' *YELLOW COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Touche Amore - Is Survived By 12'' *CLEAR BLUE MIX COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Trap Them - Blissfucker 12'' *180 GRAM VINYL* (Prosthetic) $10.99
Trap Them - SÈance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Trap Them - Seizures In Barren Praise 12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Young Widows - Easy Pain 12'' *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $10.99

Sale Items: A, B, C !!
A Fine Boat That Coffin / Am I Dead Yet / Mock Heroic / Utarid - Split 12" - $4.99
Accept Death - Self-Titled 12" - $4.99
Across Tundras / Lark's Tongue - Split - RED COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Adrift - Black Heart Bleeds Black 2x12" - $9.99
Adult Crash - Unfinished Business 12" - $1.99
Afterlife Kids - Morgengrauen 12" - $4.99
Aidan Baker - Shape Of Snakes Book - $4.99
Amarok / Enth - Split 12" - $4.99
American Heritage - Sedentary 12" - $4.99
Amort - Winter Tales 12" - $4.99
Ancre - Nacre - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Anne - Dream Punx - BLACK VINYL 12" - $9.99
Antilles - Self-Titled - 1-Sided VINYL 12" - $4.99
Anti Ritual - Self-Titled 12" - $4.99
Arktika - At Zero - COLORED VINYL 2x12" - $16.99
Arktika - Symmetry - CLEAR WHITE COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Aseethe / Shores of the Tundra - Split 12" - $4.99
Asra / Defeatist / Triac - Split 12" - $4.99
Atlantean Kodex - The White Goddess 2x12" - $14.99
Austrasian Goat, The - Stains Of Resignation 2x12" - $14.99
Austrasian Goat, The - Paved Intentions 2x12" - $9.99
Autarkeia - Self-Titled 12" - $4.99
Batillus - Concrete Sustain 12" - $4.99
Battlefields - Entourage Of The Archaic - GREEN COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Battletorn - Reflect the Filth 12" - $4.99
Big Kids - Phone Home - BLACK VINYL 12" - $4.99
Birushanah / Drain The Sky - Split - CLEAR YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12" - $1.99
Black Fire, The - Anthems 12" - $4.99
Blackfilm - Self-Titled - BLACK VINYL 2x12" - $14.99
Blind Shake - Seriousness 12" - $4.99
Blueneck - Repetitions - BLACK VINYL 12" - $9.99
Blueneck - Scars Of The Midwest - BLACK VINYL 12" - $9.99
Blueneck - The Fallen Host - BLACK VINYL 12" - $9.99
Bone Dance - Self-Titled - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Bottomfeeder - Two Minutes Hate - COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Burial Year - Pestilence 12" - $4.99
Buried Inside - Chronoclast - 180 GRAM 12" - $9.99
Cannabis Corpse - Tube Of The Resinated - SCHWAG COLORED VINYL 12" - $14.99 LAST COPIES, WAREHOUSE FINDS!!
Capsule - No Ghost - GREY COLORED VINYL 12" - $7.99
Carne - Ville Morgue 12" - $4.99
Catalyst, The - Voyager - ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12" - $9.99
Celeste - Animales(s) - 180 Gram BLACK VINYL 2x12" - $24.99
Centuries - Broken Hymns 12" - $7.99
Child Bite / Dope Body - Split - 1-Sided COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Chino Horde - Discography 2x12" - $14.99
Civilization - Self-Titled - MARBLE COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Cloud Mouth - That Ghost is Always With Me 12" - $7.99
Coalesce - Give Them Rope 2x12" - $14.99
Coffins / Otesanek - Split - BLUE CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Cold Craving - Beacons - GREEN OPAQUE COLORED VINYL 12" - $4.99
Constants - If Tomorrow The War 12" - $9.99
Contemporary Noise Sextet, The - Ghostwriter's Joke - BLACK VINYL 12" - $9.99
Cop City / Chill Pillars - Held Hostage On Planet Chill 12" - $4.99
Cop City / Chill Pillars - Hosed 12" - $4.99
Crowskin - Black Lava 12" - $4.99

Warehouse Finds!!
Crestfallen - Out of Print T-Shirt Size: Small
Floor - Leaves T-Shirt Size: Small
Hollow Sunshine - Heart Patch
My Bloody Valentine T-Shirt Size: Extra Large
Thou - Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: Small
Tilts - Dilts CDr
Tilts - Cuatro Hombres Mask T-Shirt Size: Large

That's all for August and if you'd be so kind, think RAIN, lot's of RAIN. In the meantime we'll keep enjoying the smokey sunsets. Thanks everyone!- Robotic Empire Online Store

August 2, 2015

Robotic Empire August Update. Thou 12" sale!

Got a tiny little update for you guys this week as we wait for more goodies to arrive. With new releases from HOLLOW SUNSHINE, THOU, and ROSETTA it's small but worth checking out! Also a great new release from North Carolina band BASK which we've been jammin' lately. Check them out if you enjoy bands along the lines of ANCIENT SKY & ACROSS TUNDRAS. (and don't forget we've got those ANCIENT SKY - Mosaic tapes in the online store Mosaic Tapes!


Hope everyone got the time they needed to take advantage of the T-shirt sale we ran last month, thanks for picking up some new threads and helping us make room for new designs coming into the shop in the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for a new T-shirt from WRONG and a new ROBOTIC EMPIRE label shirt as well!


THOU has been doing some shows with FALSE and have some great shows lined up for October with THE BODY so we've decided to put both The Sacrifice & Baton Rouge 12"s on sale to give everyone the chance to pick up those amazing albums if you haven't already. You can find those here Thou Sale along with their new split with GREAT FALLS


Here's the complete list of everything new to the shop this week and a list below from our previous update in July:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS
Bask - American Hollow 12" (Wonder) $14.99
Cloud Rat - Moksha 12" (IFB) $9.99
Cloud Rat / Xtra Vomit - Split - BROWN COLORED VINYL 12" (IFB) $9.99
Hollow Sunshine - Bring Gold - MILKY CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" (Iron Pier) $9.99
Le Almeida - Paraleloplasmos 12" (IFB) $9.99
Republic of Dreams / Autarkeia - Split 7" (IFB) $4.99
Rosetta - Quintessential Ephemera - GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2x12" (War Crime) $23.99
SFN / In Disgust - Split 7" (Drugged Conscience) $4.99
Tape Rec - Death Friends 12" (IFB) $9.99
Thou / Great Falls - Split 7" (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
Wymyn's Prysyn - Head in a Vise 12" (Drugged Conscience) $9.99

JULY NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS
Ancient Sky - Mosaic 12" (Wharf Cat) $18.99
Ancient Sky - Mosaic Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Boris / Merzbow - Sun Baked Snow Cave 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Cave In - Antenna 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Cave In - Creative Eclipses 12" (Hydra Head) $9.99
Cave In - Shapeshifter Dead Already Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Cave In - White Silence 12" (Hydra Head) $11.99
Converge - Caring & Killing - Early Years 11-14 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Cripple Bastards - Misantropo A Senso Unico - Redux Edition 12"+7" (Foad) $15.99
Daughters - Daughters 12" (Hydra Head) $9.99
Discordance Axis - Jouhou 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Discordance Axis - Original Sound Version 12-5 - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2x12"+7" (Hydra Head) $22.99
Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire 12" (Avalanche) $11.99
Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Godflesh - Decline & Fall Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Godflesh - Decline & Fall 12" (Avalanche) $11.99
Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes - Split - MILKY WHITE COLORED 1 SIDED VINYL 12" (Mind Over Matter) $11.99
Harvey Milk - Life...The Best Game In Town - CONFETTI COLORED VINYL 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Jesu - Conqueror 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Jesu - Heart Ache & Dethroned 2x12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
Jodis - Black Curtain 12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
Jodis - Secret House 2x12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $24.99
Kayo Dot - Blue Lambency Downward 12'' *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Hydra Head) $14.99
Old Man Gloom - Meditations in B 12" (Hydra Head) $9.99
Old Man Gloom - Christmas 2x12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Tortuga) $19.99
Old Man Gloom - No CASSETTE (Sige) $4.99
Terrorizer - Before The Downfall 2x12" (Foad) $24.99
Yacopsae - Einstweilinge Vernichtung - BLUE COLORED VINYL 12" (Foad) $14.99


Hit up our Online Store for all the above and many other items.

July 5, 2015

Robotic Empire July Distro Update. Ancient Sky - Mosaic Cassettes are here!



Well we hope everyone had a great holiday weekend if you're located in the US of A and now that we're done with the festivities we've got a meaty little update for you this week. Lots of new stock from our buddies over at Hydra Head, (thanks for the rad robot sketch guys!) Godflesh items abound along with Cave In and other various goodies. Italian label Foad sent us some choice items you'll see below and the new Ancient Sky 12" and Cassette are now available in the online shop. The cassette is limited to 150 copies and has a full color J-card, black tapes with yellow imprinting. We were stoked to work with those guys for the tape release of that killer new album Mosaic!



Don't forget about the nice stack of items we brought in last month from Thrill Jockey, A389, Top Shelf, and Gilead! We've got that list below for you to glance through again.

Thanks and hope everyone is having a great summer so far.

NEW ITEMS
Ancient Sky - Mosaic 12" (Wharf Cat) $18.99
Ancient Sky - Mosaic Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
Boris / Merzbow - Sun Baked Snow Cave 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Cave In - Antenna 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Cave In - Creative Eclipses 12" (Hydra Head) $9.99
Cave In - Shapeshifter Dead Already Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Cave In - White Silence 12" (Hydra Head) $11.99
Converge - Caring & Killing - Early Years 11-14 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Cripple Bastards - Misantropo A Senso Unico - Redux Edition 12"+7" (Foad) $15.99
Daughters - Daughters 12" (Hydra Head) $9.99
Discordance Axis - Jouhou 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Discordance Axis - Original Sound Version 12-5 - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2x12"+7" (Hydra Head) $22.99
Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire 12" (Avalanche) $11.99
Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Godflesh - Decline & Fall Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Godflesh - Decline & Fall 12" (Avalanche) $11.99
Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes - Split - MILKY WHITE COLORED 1 SIDED VINYL 12" (Mind Over Matter) $11.99
Harvey Milk - Life...The Best Game In Town - CONFETTI COLORED VINYL 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Jesu - Conqueror 2x12" (Hydra Head) $19.99
Old Man Gloom - Meditations in B 12" (Hydra Head) $9.99
Terrorizer - Before The Downfall 2x12" (Foad) $24.99
Yacopsae - Einstweilinge Vernichtung - BLUE COLORED VINYL 12" (Foad) $14.99

Restocks
Jesu - Heart Ache & Dethroned 2x12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
Jodis - Black Curtain 12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
Jodis - Secret House 2x12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $24.99
Kayo Dot - Blue Lambency Downward 12'' *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Hydra Head) $14.99
Old Man Gloom - Christmas 2x12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Tortuga) $19.99
Old Man Gloom - No CASSETTE (Sige) $4.99

JUNE NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS
* Anne - Dream Punx 12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (A389) $14.99
* Big Business - Battlefields Forever 12" (Gold Metal) $19.99
* Braid - No Coast 12" - ORANGE BLACK COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Circuit des Yeux - In Plain Speech 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Colleen - Captain of None 12" (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Dommengang - Everybodys Boogie 12" (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Elder - Demo Cassette (Self Released) $4.99
* Fashion Week - Pret A Porter 12" (Solar Flare) $19.99
* Forn - The Departure Of Consciousness 12" (Gilead Media) $12.99
* Generation Of Vipers - Coffin Wisdom 12" (Gilead) $12.99
* Implodes - Reverser 12" - PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Gilead Media) $12.99
* Iron Reagan - Spoiled Identity 12" - GREEN COLORED VINYL (A389) $14.99
* Iron Reagan - Worse Than Dead 12" - PURPLE COLORED VINYL (A389) $14.99
* Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire 2x12" - PINK COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $20.99
* Like Rats - Self Titled 12" (A389) $14.99
* Liturgy - Aesthethica 2x12" (Thrill Jockey) $21.99
* My Fictions / The Saddest Landscape - Split 12" - PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Native Lights - Self-Titled 12" (Passive) $14.99
* Nothing - Downward Years To Come 12" - COLORED VINYL (A389) $14.99
* Oozing Wound - Retrash 12" (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Primitive Man / Fister - Split 12" (A389) $14.99
* Saddest Landscape, The - Exit Wounded 12" - PINK COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Sea Of Bones - The Earth Wants Us Dead - Self Titled 3x12" (Gilead Media) $34.99
* Sumac - The Deal 2x12" (Thrill Jockey) $28.99
* Toe - For Long Tomorrow 12" - GREEN COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Toe - New Sentimentality 12" - TAN COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Toe - Songs, Ideas We Forgot 12" - PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* White Hills - Walks For Motorists 12" - COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $18.99

Hit up our Online Store for all the above and many other items.

February 16, 2015

Introducing WRONG and TERMINAL FUZZ TERROR with vinyl & download preorders!

Things have finally calmed down here at Robo HQ after the insane activity from several ISIS vinyl reissues. Happy to haveOceanic, Panopticon and In The Absence Of Truth out there and reasonably widespread again, we're now ready to introduce you to two new bands joining the Robo roster by launching two new preorders!


TERMINAL FUZZ TERROR are a Seattle-based band consisting of D. Rodriguez (guitar, vocals), D. Nelson (guitar, vocals), A. Crawshaw (drums) and J. Kleine (bass). Drummer Crawshaw also runs the Seattle based screen printing monolith Broken Press, who screened all printwork for TFT's hand assembled, limited release. Their vinyl debut, Vol 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain, was recorded at Witch Ape Studio, engineered and mixed by Tad Doyle (of TAD) and mastered by James Plotkin.

TFT unleash a raw fury of rock n' roll drifted through the filters of punk, psychedelia and blues. Pummeling percussion and wailing riffs accompany a vocal delivery that channels an obliterated Jim Morrison at the height of religious revelry! The magnanimous 17-minute title track B-side closes out Vol 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain with a long form, slow burning mind melter. You can sample for yourself by previewing "Megalodon" now via The Obelisk.

Housed in a silk screened jacket limited to 300 copies, this is a thing of beauty and includes a high-quality digital download, massive poster and insert. 50 special deluxe versions of the record include an embroidered 4" round patch and come packaged in a screen printed tote bag (a very limited amount are available for mailorder from us).


We've also got some badass t-shirts for TFT, printed on cozy ass Anvil Ringspun shirts - hit that up too for some new digs.

Available on March 3rd, Vol 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain pre-orders are up now and expected to ship around Feb. 27th.

* VINYL pre-orders via Robotic Empire's Online Store

* DOWNLOAD pre-orders via iTunes or Bandcamp

On the other side of the heavy spectrum, for the folks who've been wondering what the CAPSULE dudes have been up to, we're beyond stoked to introduce you to WRONG!


Comprised of Eric Hernandez on guitars / vocals, brother Brian Hernandez on drums, Andres Ascanio on the bass and Ryan Haft on guitars, Miami, Florida's WRONG debut with an absolutely pummeling four-track EP titled Stop Giving. With an emphasis on bludgeon and groove, it's hard not to compare their first recordings to heyday-era HELMET; but WRONG deliver their own dissonance, atmosphere and attitude in a massive combination of power and skill. An indication of things to come, Stop Giving preludes a full-length due on Robotic Empire later this year.


The Stop Giving EP vinyl plays at 45rpm, is limited to 300 copies, and comes in silk screened packaging with artwork by TORCHE's Rick Smith, printed at Seattle's Broken Press. Self-recorded and mixed in Summer 2014 at Pinecrust studios in Miami, FL by Ryan Haft, the EP was mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance. Including a high quality digital download, you can listen to "Call It" now on our Bandcamp page.
Vinyl is being assembled now and is set to begin shipping around Feb. 27th !

* VINYL pre-orders via Robotic Empire's Online Store

* DOWNLOAD pre-orders via iTunes or Bandcamp and immediately receive the song "Call It"

CATCH WRONG ON TOUR w/ TORCHE:
Mar 06 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 07 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
Mar 08 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Mar 09 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
Mar 10 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Mar 11 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Mar 12 - Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone Cafe
Mar 13 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Mar 14 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Mar 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Mar 16 - Columbus, OH @ Skully's Music Diner
Mar 17 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Mar 18 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Mar 21 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Mar 22 - Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB
Mar 23 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Mar 25 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Mar 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Mar 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Underground Arts
Mar 28 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Mar 29 - Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub

Beyond these two new Robo-bangers, we've got a handful of solid restocks along with some new releases - so here's the full list:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* Decades Failures - Goodby3 12" (Dead Tank) $9.99
* Fall Of Efrafa - Inle 2x12" (No Pasaran) $24.99
* Pygmy Lush - Mount Hope 12" - 180 GRAM VINYL (Lovitt) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush - Old Friends 12" (Lovitt) $12.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror - In The Shadow Of The Mountain Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Broken Press) $9.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror - In The Shadow Of The Mountain Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Broken Press) $9.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror - In The Shadow Of The Mountain Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Broken Press) $9.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror - In The Shadow Of The Mountain Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Broken Press) $9.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror - Vol.0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain - DELUXE VERSION VINYL 12" (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror - Vol.0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain 12" (Robotic Empire) $11.99 * Thou - Heathen 2x12" (Howling Mine) $19.99
* Wrong - Stop Giving 12" EP (Robotic Empire) $11.99

That's plenty for now, get into it over at the Robotic Empire - Online Store - BOOM!

January 2, 2015

ISIS – "Panopticon" remastered 2xLP vinyl now available, plus distro items and restocks

It's been an absolutely berzerker holiday season, but no rest for the restless as we're STRAIGHT back into it #2015 style... into the beastmode, here we go:


ISIS (the band) vinyl repress madness continues with Panopticon now getting the royal treatment, remastered audio, revamped printwork and all! This is the first full-length we ever worked with the band on, almost 10-years ago to the date (!), and it feels great to have it in print and available all these years later.

This time around the ante has been upped with Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios' brilliant audio remastering, who was also responsible for the recent Oceanic remastering as well (previously erroneously credited by us to James Plotkin, who also does great work).

Aaron Turner's iconic layout has also received a tune-up, with uncoated printed-innersleeves housed within a super high-gloss, tip-on heavyweight gatefold jacket.

2000 copies of this beautiful latest pressing were made: 200 on clear/translucent blue, 500 on clear/translucent orange and 1300 on black vinyl. Panopticon is in-house now and available to order from the Robotic Empire - Online Store.


In case you missed the memo(s), we also recently re-pressed ISIS classics Oceanic and In The Absence Of Truth, both as 2xLPs as well. All of these and much more is available now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store

Beyond all the ISIS represses and mailorder activity, we've also updated the Robo Store with some newer items and older restocks, including a few distributor returns of otherwise OOP items. Here's the full list:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* Baroness - First & Second 12" - BROWN COLORED VINYL (Hyperrealist) $14.99
* Baroness - First & Second 12" - ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Hyperrealist) $14.99
* Dead - Idiots 12" (We Empty Rooms) $14.99
* Holly Hunt - Prometheus 12" (Other Electricities) $11.99
* Holly Hunt - Year One 2x12" (Other Electricities) $19.99
* Insect Ark - Long Arms 10" (Geweih Ritual Documents) $14.99
* Isis - Panopticon 2x12" - BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $22.99
* Isis - Panopticon 2x12" - CLEAR WITH BLUE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $22.99
* Isis - Panopticon 2x12" - CLEAR WITH ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $22.99
* Magrudergrind - Facemelter T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Magrudergrind - Facemelter T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Magrudergrind - Facemelter T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Magrudergrind - Facemelter T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Plaids - Self-Titled 12" (Barely Regal) $10.99
* Thou - Ceremonies Of Humiliation 3x12" (Dead Tank) $34.99
* Tilts - Self-Titled 12" - YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Weak Teeth - So You're Ruined Your Life 12" (Tor Johnson) $7.99
* Windmills By The Ocean - II 12" - PAGAN SUN COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $9.99

That's the whammy for now, get into it and allllll the rest over at the Robotic Empire - Online Store. Big ups!

November 28, 2014

ISIS “Oceanic” 2xLP re-mastered repress, and annual Crazy Holiday Sale



It’s crazy to think about, but the year is almost over. Everything ramps up surrounding the holidays, and we’re doing a mini “Black Friday” crazy holiday sale, with 30% off all orders $50 or more. This is the biggest blanket-discount we’ve ever done in the Robotic Empire - Online Store, so now is a great time to stock up on killer vinyl, shirts, CDs or whatever you and/or your loved ones are after this holiday season.

On that note, we are working through the entire month non-stop, so the “XMASPARTY” coupon code will hook ya up throughout the rest of the year. Just enter it during your checkout and you’re good to go.

We’re not giving a definitive “you must get orders in by X date to get stuff by Christmas” like we have in the past – so if you’re trying to get gift-orders in, try and do so ASAP as it’s very tricky to gauge/guarantee shipping times around this season.



This would be a good time to mention that we’re currently taking pre-orders for the new repress of ISIS‘ landmark opus, Oceanic. Probably the defining ISIS album now that it’s said and done, showcasing a band at the height of a monumental transition, “Oceanic” was/is hailed by many fans as ISIS’ landmark album, earned widespread critical acclaim and was even dubbed “seminal” by Drowned In Sound.
Raising the massive bridge between crushing metal and atmospheric post-rock, ISIS truly came into their own sound on this brilliant sophomore album. This stunning double LP is unquestionably one of ISIS’ pinnacle achievements getting the proper vinyl treatment it so utterly deserves.

2180 total copies were made of this new pressing of Oceanic: 200 on translucent light green, 500 on cream w/green splatter, 1480 on black.

Fully printed on reverse-board stock with “tip-on” style gatefold jackets and printed innersleeves, the audio for this new vinyl pressing was carefully remastered by sonic wizard James Plotkin. Explains drummer Aaron Harris, “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

This is available to pre-order now in the Robotic Empire Online Store, and is expected to ship around the first week of December.

Big ups & Happy Holidays!

August 11, 2014

New TILTS album, three MAN IS THE BASTARD / NOISE t-shirts, rad distro items and more!


We're thrilled to announce that the crowdfunded sophomore album from St. Louis' rock quartet TILTS is finally available on vinyl! Cuatro Hombres is 10 rippin tracks of rock and/or roll, with enough heavy spice added in to make it absolutely bombastic. A song premiere for "Touchdowns" happened via Noisey/Vice, and can be heard here.

Like the debut album (which was also re-pressed alongside this new LP), TILTS entirely self-recorded this beast, then had RVA engineer Ian Whalen (RAH BRAHS, TOMBS, LAMB OF GOD) mix the songs from there. James Plotkin has mastered the release specifically for vinyl, and separately for the included high quality digital-download card.

Both Cuatro Hombres and the self-titled debut LP sport woodcut cover art courtesy of Tom Huck, and are each available now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store.
* Listen to "Thomas Jefferson II" or "Touchdowns" from the Cuatro Hombres LP
* Listen to "Hot For Pizza" or "Mexiqo" from the Self-Titled LP
* Order the vinyl here!

Beyond that we've got a stack of new shirts from MAN IS THE BASTARD / BASTARD NOISE in house, officially Wood-sanctioned. The iconic SKULL is now available as a large black-and-grey on grey shirt, or maroon-and-yellow on orange shirt. For the stoic/bogan types, we're also scavenged art off the infamous CROSSED OUT split on Slap A Ham, for a classic white-on-black double-sided shirt.

* Grab MAN IS THE BASTARD / NOISE merch in the Robotic Empire - Online Store


Further on that classic black-n-white SKULL tip comes a left field one we scored a few of, the limited MISFITS X GRATEFUL DEAD "Steal Yr Skull" shirt. Printed on Gildan soft style shirts, these two other iconic skulls are merged where the Crimson Ghost finally rests within the Dead Head.

* Pick up the GRATEFUL DEAD x MISFITS shirt at the Robotic Empire - Online Store

In addition to the aforementioned, we've picked up some stellar vinyl releases for thine turntables and listening enjoyment from the likes of CAPSULE, BLOODPHEASANT, LATE BLOOMER, LOCKTENDER, PRIMITIVE MAN and PYGMY LUSH. Here's the full list:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* Bloodpheasant - Traum 12" (Tor Johnson) $7.99
* Capsule - No Ghost 12" - GREY COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $9.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits - Steal Your Skull T-Shirt Size EXTRA LARGE $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits - Steal Your Skull T-Shirt Size LARGE $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits - Steal Your Skull T-Shirt Size MEDIUM $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits - Steal Your Skull T-Shirt Size SMALL $14.99
* Late Bloomer - Things Change 12" - BLUE TEAL COLORED VINYL (Tor Johnson) $7.99
* Locktender - Rodin 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Halo Of Flies) $12.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise - Grey Skull T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise - Grey Skull T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise - Grey Skull T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise - Grey Skull T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise - Orange Skull T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise - Orange Skull T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise - Orange Skull T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise - Orange Skull T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard - Two Sided Crossed Out T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard - Two Sided Crossed Out T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard - Two Sided Crossed Out T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard - Two Sided Crossed Out T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Primitive Man / Hexis - Split 10" (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
* Pygmy Lush - Mount Hope 12" - 180 GRAM VINYL (Lovitt) $12.99
* Tilts - Cuatro Hombres - PINK OOZE COLORED VINYL 12" (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Tilts - Cuatro Hombres 12" - TEST PRESS VINYL (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Tilts - Self-Titled 12" - GREEN COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99

It's nice to be back in the saddle with a proper update. Head on over to the Robotic Empire - Online Store for all of this and thousands of other titles from lots of rad bands.

Big ups! - Team Robo

May 12, 2014

CAVE IN's The Sacrifice Poles vinyl finally available + lots of great distro titles!


We are thrilled to announce the availability of CAVE IN's elusive mid-period album The Sacrifice Poles, which Robodog Records originally released on CD back in 2001. Comprised entirely of instrumental 4-track recordings from 1998-2000, The Sacrifice Poles sees CAVE IN heavily experimenting during writing blocks between Until Your Heart Stops and Jupiter. Largely unlike either release due to the creative process, the album remains unmistakably "Cave In" and is a surprising window into one of rock music's most amazing transitions.

Aside from "Brain Candle Waltz", all material has stayed exclusive to this release and we are thrilled to finally present it on vinyl, over 13 years later. Aaron Turner's stark original artwork and layout has been meticulously re-created from archived artist proofs, for a 5-color silkscreened LP jacket printed by brethren at Broken Press.

All audio for both vinyl and digital formats has been separately remastered by James Plotkin in 2014 for a warmer, fuller sound. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies, 300 were made on translucent blue vinyl and 200 on black vinyl. All LP copies include a high quality digital download.

This officially drops on May 27th but we're too damn stoked and have put up our mailorder copies now! iTunes and other digital services will have this on the 27th as well.

* Order CAVE IN's The Sacrifice Poles LP now at the Robotic Empire - Online Store * Pre-order the digital version of CAVE IN's The Sacrifice Poles via iTunes or our Bandcamp
Beyond that awesome release, we have acquired a gnarly plethora of new vinyl and cassettes for the Robotic Empire - Online Store, including a bunch of rad tunes from former Robo alumni.

On the new release tip we've got new stuff from THE BODY, CULT LEADER (3/4ths of powerhouse GAZA), DECADES/FAILURES (Adam from STOP IT!!'s excellent dark solo material), DOC's killer 12" (with MAGRUDERGRIND drummer Chris Moore), DOOMRIDERS bringing the thunder, two MOUNTAINS LPs, a new self-released NADJA 7" seeing them in a new aggressive light, plenty of THOU vinyl as their prolific roar rolls on, TOUCHE AMORE's new one for all the sad souls and way more.

As for restocks, it's much of the same plus the two latest long players from CONVERGE, GRAILS self-released reissues of their two first LPs (first released by Robo/Neurot), LITURGY's polarizing Aesthetica 2LP, an expanded TRAP THEM LP and a trifecta of double-LPs from YEAR OF NO LIGHT.

HEAPS of good stuff, here are the full lists:

NEW ITEMS:
* Body, The - Christs, Redeemers Cassette (At A Loss) $6.99
* Cave In - The Sacrifice Poles 12" - BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Cave In - The Sacrifice Poles 12" - BLUE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here 12" (Deathwish) $9.99
* Decades / Failures - Self-Titled Cassette (Dead Tank) $4.99
* DOC - Decomposition Fantsay 12" - RED COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $15.99
* Doomriders - Grand Blood 12" (Deathwish) $9.99
* Elsinors - Dreams of Youth 12" (Dead Tank) $9.99
* Hexis - Abalam 12" (Music Fear Satan) $9.99
* Koen Holtkamp - Motion 12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $11.99
* Landing - Self-Titled 12" (Geographic North) $18.99
* Mountains - Centralia 2x12" - BROWN COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $21.99
* Mountains - Mountains, Mountains, Mountains 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Nadja - Tangled 7" (Broken Spine) $7.99
* Thou / Cower - Split 12" (Nuestra Lengua) $11.99
* Thou / The Body - Released From Love 12" (Vinyl Rites) $10.99
* Tinniens - Dub Guns Cassette (Geographic North) $5.99
* Touche Amore - Is Survived By 12" (Deathwish) $9.99

RESTOCKS:
* Body, The - All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2x12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $19.99
* Body, The - Master, We Perish 12" (At A Loss) $10.99
* Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind 2x12" (Deathwish) $19.99
* Converge - Axe To Fall 12" (Deathwish) $10.99
* Grails - Redlight 12" (Pamilco) $14.99
* Grails - The Burden of Hope 12" (Pamilco) $14.99
* Helms Alee - Self-Titled 1-Sided 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Rome Plow) $4.99
* Huata - Atavist Of Mann 2x12" - RED COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Liturgy - Aesthethica 2x12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $21.99
* Mountains - Air Museum 12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Thou - To The Chaos Wizard Youth 10" (Howling Mine) $12.99
* Trap Them - SÈance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12" (Deathwish) $10.99
* Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt 2x12" - DARK BLUE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Year Of No Light - Nord 2x12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $20.99
* Year Of No Light - Vampry 2x12" (Music Fear Satan) $20.99

That wraps it up! Long awaited CAVE IN release plus new tunes and restocks of significant proportions!

Get into it all at the Robotic Empire - Online Store.

PEACE.

April 8, 2014

New Thou 12", Cassetes, & Shirts! TILTS announcement and distro update

For one of the most prolific heavy bands around, THOU have really outdone themselves lately. Along with their stunning new longplayer Heathen, the Louisiana group also serve up The Sacrifice, a 5 track EP recorded at the same time but of a distinctly different vibe. The overall tempo is increased compared to Heathen, focusing more on sludgey dirges than expansive gloom. However THOU's trademark doom and roar is still very present, on masterful display in condensed form.

With a companion drone piece and classic NIRVANA cover ("I Hate Myself and I Want to Die"), this 25-minute EP is now available on Robotic Empire on vinyl and cassette. The 12" vinyl comes on clear 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, in a "tip-on" style casewrapped jacket with flood black interior. The cassette edition is limited to 200 copies and comes in a two-color silkscreened J-card. Both editions include a high-quality digital download.

* You can stream the full EP now via local Louisiana outfit 225 Magazine, and/or Soundcloud

* The Sacrifice pre-orders are up now in the Robotic Empire ñ Online Store (The Sacrifice officially comes out April 29th, pre-orders are expected to ship roughly a week or so beforehand)

Appropriately, a cassette edition of Heathen is also available, yielding THOU's most lurching, expansive material. A brilliant union of melody and dismay - with the biting social commentary the group has become renowned for. With ten tracks at over an hour's length, instrumental interludes break up the otherwise massive tracks.

THOU have crafted their finest long-player yet, and Robotic Empire is thrilled to present the cassette edition. Limited to 200 copies and housed in a letterpress J-card, THOU once again brings the thunder with quality and class.

* You can download Heathen now via Bandcamp, and/or iTunes or stream it on Spotify

* Heathen cassettes are available now in the Robotic Empire ñ Online Store

In conjunction with the new THOU releases and their US tour kicking off this month (see dates below), we have also properly revamped the landmark Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For 12" EP. This pivotal release (for the band and for the label) initiated what has evolved into a series of lengthy "EP" releases with a crushing NIRVANA cover included. The absolutely bludgeoning Bleach-era tune "Sifting" is joined by two mammoth THOU originals and a monster drone tune.

This release set the standard for our maze of collaborations with these guys, and accordingly we've re-issued it with 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, a ticker tip-on style gatefold jacket and all around beefed this thing up to the max.

Since this comes out alongside the new "EP" The Sacrifice we figured we'd drop a sneaky coupon code folks can use to pick up both at a discount. If you order both on vinyl, fang in the "THOU25" coupon code at checkout, you can pick up both for $25.


If there somehow wasn't enough new THOU activity right now, the dudes are hitting the road THIS week and we've printed up some phatty t-shirts for them to take along the journey. You can check out the full list to see a full list of their upcoming shows over the next month, plus their activity extending beyond the West Coast come June/July.

If you won't be making it out to one of the aforementioned live rock concert gigs, we've got two THOU double-sided t-shirt designs up now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store



To flip the script on how we pre-order a release, TILTS and Robotic Empire have joined forces once again for a Kickstarter campaign to release their sophomore album, Cuatro Hombres. Amazingly, and humblingly, we reached our initial goal in under 24 hours.

We are utilizing the positive aspects of Kickstarter to create a more engaging pre-order, where folks can "pledge" for a variety of "rewards" ranging from the simple (digital download, vinyl LP, t-shirt) to the more involved (custom test presses, TILTS playing to you and your friends + cooking you a meal!) - Basically we're hoping to make it interesting and drum up some funds to not only press the new album, but also repress the debut LP as well.

Although we quickly hit our initial goal, the amount we set realistically only covers part of the overall cost to make all this cool stuff - so we're hoping more cats will get in the mix on this pre-order and if/when we hit the 4k mark, we'll add the debut LP back into the mix for a special Kickstarter-only rate as well.

Please check out the TILTS Kickstarter campaign for all kinds of cool jibba jabb, and/or preview a (rough mix & unmastered) new track now:

Tilts - Titanium Falcon


Beyond all this amazing Robo activity but still semi-related to our camp is the long-awaited, much-belabored HOUSE OF LIGHTNING album. Our friends in Texas, Fair Warning Records, have finally unleashed this beast of a debut, taking what was started with DOVE, upping the riff-tornado and generally screwin with your dome.

Rising from the ashes like a mighty phoenix, HOUSE OF LIGHTNING features past and present members of DOVE, FLOOR, and CAVITY. Lightworker is a 10-song, 40-minute riff-rollercoaster that was recorded by Mark Nikolich at Atomic Audio (FLOOR, KYLESA) with brilliant jacket artwork by Francesco LoCastro.

We are extremely stoked this beast is finally available, after many years in the making. Henry is an absolute madman shredder freak and this album requires repeated deep listens truly "get it". We scored some of the limited color vinyl copies (both green and orange) and you can pick this up now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store.

* Preview HOUSE OF LIGHTNING at the Fair Warning Records bandcamp

AND it wouldn't be a proper Robotic Empire update without some other bangin new items and restocks for the distro aspect of our Online Store. There's been a bunch of great new stuff over the past month or so (some of which got buried in the previous update) that we're highlighting it all below:

NEW ITEMS:
* Adult Crash - Unfinished Business 12" (Standards) $7.99
* Alpha Owl - 3-Song EP Cassette (Tor Johnson) $4.99
* Carne - Ville Morgue 12" (Solar Flare) $14.99
* Cave In - Until Your Heart Stops 12" (Hydra Head) $12.99
* Cavity - On The Lam 12" - PICTURE DISC VINYL (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Celeste - Animales(s) - 180 Gram BLACK VINYL 2◊12" (Denovali) $31.99
* Daitro - Y 12" - YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Echo Canyon) $16.99
* Daughters - Daughters 12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $12.99
* Floex - Gone 10" (Denovali) $21.99
* Heathen Reign - Self-Titled - PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12" (Heathen Reign) $14.99
* Helms Alee - Weatherhead Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Hollow Sunshine - Scale - Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Hollow Sunshine - Scale - Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Hollow Sunshine - Scale - Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Hollow Sunshine - Scale - Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* House of Lightning - Lightworker 12" - GREEN COLORED VINYL (Fair Warning) $14.99
* Landing - Gravitational IV 12" (Equation) $12.99
* Nihill - Verdonkermaan 12" (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Prurient - Times Arrow Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Pyramids / Horseback - A Throne Without A King Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Red Fang - Whales and Leeches 12" (Relapse) $9.99
* Robotic Empire - Snake - Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire - Snake - Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire - Snake - Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire - Snake - Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Stuntman - Incorporate The ..Excess - CONFETTI COLORED VINYL 12" (Solar Flare) $14.99
* Tellusian - Collision 12" (Pillow Scars) $11.99
* Thou - Heathen Cassette (Robotic Empire) $5.99
* Thou - The Sacrifice Cassette (Robotic Empire) $5.99
* Thou - The Sacrifice 12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Thou - DIY T-Shirt - Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Thou - DIY T-Shirt - Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Thou - DIY T-Shirt - Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Thou - DIY T-Shirt - Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Waco F''k - Eliminate Culture 12" (Standards) $7.99
* Windhand - Soma - 180 GRAM WHITE PURPLE SWIRL COLORED VINYL 2◊12" (Relapse) $19.99

RESTOCKS:
* Baroness - Blue 12" (Relapse) $19.99
* Baroness - Red Album 12" (Relapse) $19.99
* Cave In - Tides of Tomorrow 12" (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Cough - Ritual Abuse 12" - BLUE COLORED VINYL (Relapse) $19.99
* Cough / Windhand - Reflection of the Negative 12" - BLACK GREY SWIRL COLORED VINYL (Relapse) $12.99
* Forest Swords - Dagger Paths 12" (Olde English Spelling Bee) $15.99
* Huata - Atavist Of Mann 12" - RED COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Inter Arma - Sky Burial 12" (Relapse) $19.99
* Jesu - Heart Ache & Dethroned 2x12" (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Kayo Dot - Blue Lambency Downward 12" (Hydra Head)$ 12.99
* Kongh - Counting Heartbeats 12" - CLEAR COLORD VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Kongh - Counting Heartbeats 12" - PINK COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Old Man Gloom - No 2x12" (Sige) $19.99
* Pygmy Lush - Cold World / Guilt 7" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Lovitt) $4.99
* Pygmy Lush - Old Friends 12" (Lovitt) $12.99
* Thou - Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For 12" - 180 Gram Black Vinyl $14.99
* Thou - Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Mammoth) $14.99
* Thou - Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Mammoth) $14.99
* Thou - Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Mammoth) $14.99
* Thou - Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Mammoth) $14.99
* Torche - Songs For Singles 12" (Hydra Head) $12.99
* Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt 12" (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Year Of No Light - Nord 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Year Of No Light - Vampry 12" (Music Fear Satan) $19.99

YES! Lots of mean titles there, hit up the Robotic Empire - Online Store for all that and obviously heaps more.

Last but definitely not least, Robotic Empire is participating in Record Store Day for the first time in 2014, with the release of our longest running project ever, the NIRVANA tribute album called In Utero: In Tribute: In Entirety. It's been roughly half the label's existence in the making, rounded the corner as our 100th (!) release, and officially comes out April 19th, 15 years almost exactly to the date of our very first ever release.

To say this is a long time coming is a major understatement, and we're beyond thrilled that it's finally coming out. The initial vinyl release will be the Record Store Day version, which comes on maroon color vinyl and includes a RSD-exclusive poster. After RSD concludes, we will have a standard version available for mailorder folks who can't nab it via the record stores, but definitely head out to your local shop on April 19th as it's tough for independent businesses out there (as we know well) and it's very cool there is a specific event that keeps people aware of the brick & mortar operations braving the realities of retail today.

OK that's it, holy smokes sooo much cool stuff - please pick something up if you can. JAH BLESS!

March 7, 2014

Thou - Baton Rouge 12" Repress + distro update

We're finally surfacing from the FLOOD of orders that came in surrounding FLOOR's Self-Titled + Outtakes reissue 12"+7" and subsequent Online Store relaunch+sale we dropped a month or so ago. The response was cray and we thank all who participated.

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Back into it with a busy Spring and Summer on deck for Team Robo, we're happy to announce that THOU's landmark Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For 12" EP is now available once again, right in time for their surge of touring and new release activity. This time around we bumped up the OCD quality-control a bit to be in line with THOU's forthcoming output, and heavyweight tip-on style jackets now house 180 GRAM vinyl. So it weren't already apparent, this bish is heavy!

* That's available now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store

Some fantastic new material from THOU will also become available in the coming weeks and months - more announcement soon.

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Beyond that, Robo's also stocked up on some killer new threads, - a new HOLLOW SUNSHINE shirt courtesy of mastermind/Rainbath Visualist Reuben Sawyer - and a new Robotic Empire label shirt from our mailorder beast Chris B.

* Both shirts are available now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store

* There's also some great new additions to the disto and also some crucial restocks we're listing here:

New Items
Alpha Owl - 3-Song EP Cassette (Tor Johnson) $4.99
Carne - Ville Morgue 12" (Solar Flare) $14.99
Celeste - Animales(s) - 180 Gram BLACK VINYL 2x12" (Denovali) $31.99
Floex - Gone 10" (Denovali) $21.99
Heathen Reign - Self-Titled - PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12" (Heathen Reign) $14.99
Helms Alee - Weatherhead Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Hollow Sunshine - Scale - Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Hollow Sunshine - Scale - Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Hollow Sunshine - Scale - Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Hollow Sunshine - Scale - Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Prurient - Times Arrow Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Pyramids / Horseback - A Throne Without A King Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
Red Fang - Whales and Leeches 12" (Relapse) $9.99
Robotic Empire - Snake - Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Robotic Empire - Snake - Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Robotic Empire - Snake - Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Robotic Empire - Snake - Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Stuntman - Incorporate The ..Excess - CONFETTI COLORED VINYL 12" (Solar Flare) $14.99
Windhand - Soma - 180 GRAM WHITE PURPLE SWIRL COLORED VINYL 2x12" (Relapse) $19.99

Restocks
Baroness - Blue 2x12'' *VINYL* (Relapse) $19.99
Baroness - Red Album 2x12'' *VINYL* (Relapse) $19.99
Cough - Ritual Abuse 2x12'' *BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $19.99
Cough / Windhand - Reflection of the Negative 12'' *BLACK GREY SWIRL COLORED VINYL* (Relapse) $12.99
Huata - Atavist Of Mann 2x12'' *RED COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Inter Arma - Sky Burial 2x12'' *VINYL* (Relapse) $19.99
Kongh - Counting Heartbeats 2x12'' *CLEAR COLORD VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Kongh - Counting Heartbeats 2x12'' *PINK COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Pygmy Lush - Cold World / Guilt 7'' *CLEAR COLORED VINYL* (Lovitt) $4.99
Pygmy Lush - Old Friends 12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Lovitt) $12.99
Thou - Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For 12" - 180 Gram Black Vinyl $14.99
Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt 2x12'' *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Year Of No Light - Nord 2x12'' *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Year Of No Light - Vampry 2x12'' *VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99

THANKS EVERYONE! - Team Robo