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

January 18, 2014

Robo Store overhaul!! FLOOR Self-Titled 12"+7" repress, our WILDEST SALE EVER, rarities and way more!


Happy New Year everyone, we are stoked to kick things off with a newly re-vamped Robotic Empire - Online Store including a new release, a mountain of crazy sales, a special test press and more. Let's get into it:


First and foremost, FLOOR's seminal Self-Titled album has been reissued as a standalone 12" with a bonus 7" containing outtakes from the album session. Originally assembled as part of the extensive Below & Beyond box set discography a few years back, we are supremely stoked for one of our top favorite albums of all time to be made available once again in a morewidespread manner.
Keeping in mind the original vision for the LP along with appropriate upgrades to reflect the expanded nature of this killer release, FLOOR's landmark album (to date) has been reissued in a gatefold jacket with silver color added throughout, and custom glue-pocket to house the bonus 7". A high quality digital download is now also included, containing the full album and bonus tracks.


To add icing to the cake for like-minded diehard fans, we've worked with the band and our bros at Decibel Magazine to craft a limited deluxe "Hall of Fame" edition of the album with further printwork (including full printed lyrics for the first time ever), some rare and never before seen photos, a full transcription of the Decibel feature on the album, plus a cloth patch and weatherproof sticker.

We've done our best to make this reissue the definitive version of what we consider to be an incredibly groundbreaking album. For those unfamiliar with FLOOR's first proper full-length release, it is a magnificent merging of the best elements from "heavy" to "catchy". With the monumental "bomb string" in tow, an unlikely but amazing combination of incredibly deep-tuned doom rock, sing-along harmonized vocals, a bombastic rhythm and pop sensibilities all set FLOOR apart from contemporaries. Nothing before or after has truly compared to this brilliant monolith of a thunderous-yet-soaring doom sludge pop rock hybrid. Laying the bedrock for what would come years later with TORCHE, the self-titled FLOOR album was and is the stuff of legends.

You can preview the full album via our Bandcamp

Thankfully the posthumous legacy created by their massive recordings has revived activity into the band, and Robotic Empire is honored to finally present this amazing release for availability once again.

A limited run of 500 were made as the deluxe "Hall of Fame" edition on silver/blue vinyl, and for the standard edition 300 were pressed on clear vinyl, 300 on electric blue and 900 on black.

With a stunning new album not far from release, it's been amazing to see FLOOR rise again and we're beyond thrilled to make the S/T album available again. The deluxe edition is $19.99 and the standard edition $16.99

* FLOOR - Self-Titled Reissue 12"+7" is available now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store

Semi-related via guitar player/vocalist Steve Brooks' continuation of innovative heavy and catchy music, we're also re-launching the Robotic Empire - Online Store with the In Return 10"+CD dropped to $11.99 (until the end of January only) to commeorate all this awesome activity. This includes all color varieties so if you’ve not picked up this recent repress, now’s the time:
* TORCHE - In Return10”+CD (and lots more) are available now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store


One more catalog Robo release that we're happy to have available again, is the overrun copies of PG.99's Singles 12" that we pressed a few years back to coincide with their reunion shows. We had some extra vinyl and jackets, but no printed innersleeves... but thanks to tour brethren at Broken Press, we've got some super nice double-sided silkscreened inserts to round out the release. About 70 copies were run in this manner, and include a small silkscreened "Girl With Heart" image as well.
* PAGENINETYNINE - Singles LP is now available in the Robotic Empire - Online Store

So while we're seriously stoked to have those cool new offerings for the re-launch of our Online Store, the true meat of this update lies in the absolutely stupidly hugely unwieldy MASSIVE sale we've now got going on the site.

Although our store is continuously being updated (forgive some wonky bits), along with altering the store in multiple ways over the past month we've done a lengthy inventory overhaul of all the distro items we carry. Some gems were found, a few duds, a bunch of rare old stuff, a few weird ones and just generally a LOT of items we didn't realise were kicking around have now been added back to the site, typically in very small quantities. Most of the old stuff has been CRAZY discounted (including about 50 different LPs priced at 99 cents?!) to get it out of our doors and into your homes so peep this mega list of 420 sale items now up on our Online Store:

SALE ITEMS - on sale til they are sold:
* Actors & Actresses - Arrows - SWIRL COLORED VINYL 12" - $3.99
* Actors & Actresses - We Love Our Enemy - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" - $3.99
* Actors & Actresses - Arrows - CLEAR GREY SWIRL COLORED VINYL 12" - $3.99
* Actors & Actresses - Arrows Remix Compilation - GOLD WITH BLACK COLORED VINYL 12" - $3.99
* Across Tundras / Lark's Tongue - Split 12" - RED COLORED VINYL (Cavity) - $5.99
* Adai - Felo De Se 12"+CD (Cavity) - $4.99
* Adrift - Black Heart Bleeds Black 2x12" (Alone) - $16.99
* Alpinist / Masakari - Split 12" (Halo of Flies) - $7.99
* Amarok - Self-Titled 12" (Orca Wolf) - $5.99
* American Heritage - Sedentary 12" (Solar Flare) - $10.99
* Ancient Sky - Self-Titled 12" (The Perpetual Motion Machine) - $7.99
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* Ancient Sky - T.R.I.P.S. 12" (Loud Baby) - $7.99
* Ancient Sky - Castle / Allegory 7" (Wharf Cat) - $7.99
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* ANS / Ramming Speed - Split 12" (Tank Crimes) - $4.99
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* Aseethe / Mauul - Navitas Est Deus 12" (Scenester Credentials) - $4.99
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* Asva / Philippe Petit - Empires Should Burn 12" (Small Doses) - $5.99
* Attitude Problem - Self-Titled 12" - 1.99
* Aughra - Proof of Dark Matter/Light the Lights 12" - 99 CENTS!
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* Bad Secrets - Self-Titled 9"+CD - PIE CHART COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) - $7.99
* Bad Secrets - Self-Titled 9"+CD - EVIL EYE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) - $7.99
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* Beneath Oblivion - Self-Titled 10" - RED WHITE SWIRL COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) - .99 CENTS!
* Beware of Safety - Leaves/Scars 2x12" (The Mylene Sheath) - $9.99
* Birushanah / Drain The Sky - Split 12" (Destructure) - $9.99
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* Bone Dance - Self-Titled 12" (Melotov) - $10.99
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* Dad They Broke Me - ROT 12"+CD (We Empty Rooms) - $4.99
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* Del Cielo - Wish And Wait 12" (Golden Brown) - .99 CENTS!
* Devices, The - Self-Titled 12" - GREEN COLORED VINYL (Discerned) - .99 CENTS!
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* Final Club, The - Blank Entertainment 12" (Adagio) - $7.99
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* Flechette - Self-Titled 12" (Sound Era) - $4.99
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* Quest For Fire - Lights From Paradise 12" (Tee Pee) - $5.99
* Radical Dads - Mega Rama 12" (Loud Baby) = $7.99
* Ramlord - Crippled Minds, Sundered Wisdom 12" (Hypaethral) - $11.99
* Ravens Creed - Albion Thunder 12" (Doomentia) - $7.99
* Reaching Away - Push Away The Moon 12" (McMurtrey) - $3.99
* Reivers - Sympathetic Shock 12" (Vendetta) - $7.99
* Revok - Bad Books And Empty Pasts 12" - 180g CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Denovali) - $12.99
* Revok - Grief Is My New Moniker 2x12" (Music Fear Satan) - $13.99
* Ricky Fitts - Wizard Lisp 12" (Exotic Fever) - $1.99
* Pygmy Lush - Cold World T-Shirt - Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) - $4.99
* Pygmy Lush - Cold World T-Shirt - Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) - $4.99
* Pygmy Lush - Man On The Moon T-Shirt - Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) - $4.99
* Pygmy Lush - Man On The Moon T-Shirt - Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) - $4.99
* Rituals, The - Celebrate Life 2x12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Sons Of Vesta) - $1.99
* Rituals, The - Celebrate Life 2x12" (Sons Of Vesta) - $1.99
* Rodeo Idiot Engine, The - Fools Will Crush The Crown 12" (Throatrunner) - $4.99
* Rogue State - Emic Vs. Etic 12" (Be Happy) - .99 CENTS!
* Roses Never Fade - Fade To Black 12" (A389) - $4.99
* Rot In Hell - As Pearls Before Swine 12" (Deathwish) - $4.99
* Rot In Hell - Hallways Of The Always 12" - BLACK AND WHITE COLORED VINYL (A389) - $4.99
* Rue - Self-Titled 12" (Feast Of Tentacles) - $2.99
* Rue - Self-Titled 12" - DARK RED COLORED VINYL (Feast Of Tentacles) - $2.99
* Sadgiqacea / Grass - Split 12" - GREEN COLORED VINYL (Anthropic) - $5.99
* Same Sex Dictator - From Beneath You it Devours Cassette (Long Way) - .99 CENTS!
* Sardonis - II 12" (Hammerheart) - $5.99
* Sardonis - Self-Titled 12" (Hydrophonic) - $9.99
* Saviours - Into Abbadon 12" (Kemado) - $4.99
* Scraps Of Tape - Grand Letdown 12" (Denovali) - $.99 CENTS!
* Secret Smoker - Terminal Architecture 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Adagio) - $7.99
* Seein Red - We Need To Do More Than Just Music 12" - RED COLORED VINYL (Ebullition) - .99 CENTS!
* Selaxon Lutberg - Cold House Of Love 12" (Denovali) - $17.99
* Seraphim - The Light In the Distance 12" (A389) - $4.99
* Set & Setting - Equanimity 12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Science of Silence) - $10.99
* Shokei - Painkiller 12" (Narshardaa) - .99 CENTS!
* Si Non Sedes Is / MarNero - Split 12" (Sangue Dischi) - .99 CENTS!
* Si Non Sedes Is / MarNero - Split 12" - ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Sangue Dischi) - .99 CENTS!
* Sick / Tired - Highlife 12" (To Live A Lie) - $4.99
* Sinaloa - Self-Titled 12" (Adagio) - $6.99
* Since By Man - Pictures From The Hotel Apocalypse 12" (Init) - $4.99
* Slang - The Immortal Sin 12" (Schizophrenic) - $4.99
* Slaughter Strike - At Life's End 12" (Cyclopean) - .99 CENTS!
* Sleeping in Gethsemane - Burrows 12" (True Love) - $4.99
* Slumlords - Self-Titled 12" - PICTURE DISC VINYL (Perfect Victim) - $1.99
* Snowblood - Self-Titled 2x12" (Super Fi) - $9.99
* Sonorous Gale - Two's A Crowd 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Wrong Foot) - .99 CENTS!
* Souvenir's Young America - Self-Titled - CLEAR VINYL 12" (E-Vinyl) - $2.99
* Souvenir's Young America - Self-Titled - - 12" (E-Vinyl) - $2.99
* Souvenir's Young America - September Songs 12" (Protagonist) - $2.99
* Souvenir's Young America - The Name Of The Snake 12" (Init) - 9.99
* Split Cranium - Self-Titled 12" (Hydra Head) - $4.99
* Split Cranium - Self Titled 12" - GREEN COLORED VINYL (Sige) - $9.99
* Spoils, The - To The Victor 12" - RED COLORED VINYL (Deep Six) - 1.99
* Stalwart Sons - Burn Daylights Like Torches 12" (Revolution Winter) - $1.99
* Starkweather - This Sheltering Night 12" - DARK BLUE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) - $4.99
* State Champion - Stale Champagne 12" (Sophomore Lounge) - $2.99
* Straight Edge Kegger - F*** Fresno 12" (Torture Garden Picture Company) - .99 CENTS!
* Strike Anywhere - Iron Front 12" (Bridge 9) - $5.99
* Stone Axe - Extended Play 10" - SKY BLUE COLORED VINYL (Hydrophonic) - $4.99
* Suma - Ashes 2x12" (Throne) - $15.99
* Suma / Unearthly Trance - Collaboration 12" (Throne) - $7.99
* Suma / Ultraphallus - Split 7" (Hell Comes Home) - $5.99
* Summer Pledge - You Are You 12" (Woodbridge) - $1.99
* Sunflare - Young Love 12" (Cubic Pyramid) - $13.99
* Supermachiner - Rise 2x12" (E-Vinyl) - $12.99
* Sutekh Hexen - Behind the Throne 12" (Magic Bullet) - $7.99
* Sutekh Hexen - Empyraisch 12" (Adagio) - $9.99
* Sutekh Hexen - Luciform 12" (Wands Discs) - $5.99
* Tanks, The - Keep Breaking Down 12"+CD (Scenester Credentials) - $1.99
* Teenage Kicks - Uptight 12" (Team Science) - $4.99
* Temper Temper - Self-Titled 12" (Forge Again) - $4.99
* Terror Bird - Secret Rituals 12" (Adagio) - $7.99
* Terzij de Horde - A Rage of Rapture 12" (Antithetic) - $9.99
* Thank God / Deepslauter - Split - 1-Sided VINYL (These Family Jams) - $1.99
* They And The Children - Thoughts On Becoming A Ghost 12" - PURPLE/SILVER VINYL (Shock Value) - $3.99
* This is Hell - Self-Titled 12" - 1-Sided VINYL (State Of Mind) - .99 CENTS!
* This Robot Kills - The Over The Phone Lie Detector Test With Jesus Christ Live 12" - 220 GRAM VINYL (Corleone Records) - $3.99
* Throwers - Prosaic Materialists/ Rudimentary Bodies 10" (Vendetta) - $8.99
* Tigershark / Apesh!t - Split 12" - PURPLE VINYL (Molsook Records) - $1.99
* Tim Barry - Rivanna Junction 12" (Suburban Home) - $1.99
* Tornavalanche - Get Rich or Cry Trying 12" (Exotic Fever) - $.99 CENTS!
* Tornavalanche - No Money No Problems 12" (Init) - $7.99
* Total Abuse - Self-Titled 12" (Deranged) - $3.99
* Towers / Take Down Your Art - 10" (Somberlain) - $1.99
* Toxic Holocaust - Conjure and Command 12" (Relapse) - $5.99
* Trainwreck - There Is Light 12" (Vitriol) - $7.99
* Trencher / Esquilax - Split 10" - BLACK WITH WHITE HALO COLORED VINYL (Crucificados) - .99 CENTS!
* Triac / D.O.C - Split 12" (RSR) - $11.99
* Tsukimono - Time Canvas 2x12" (Release The Bats) - $4.99
* Tubers - Anachronous 12" (Echo Canyon) - $9.99
* UFO Gestapo - Vatependr 12" (Streaks) - $2.99
* Umbrella / Everykidlovesaclown - Split 12" - PICTURE DISC VINYL (Crucificados) - .99 CENTS!
* Uncle Touchy - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Violence 12" - COLORED VINYL (No List) - $1.99
* Unholy Grave - Blast Mayhem 12" (Grind Block) - $4.99
* Unholy Thoughts - The Attic 12" (Forcefield) - $7.99
* Union Of Sleep / Black Sleep Of Klai - Split 12" (This Charming Man) - $7.99
* Unkind - Yhteiskunnan Pikkuvikoja 12"+CD - RED WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (No Pasaran) - $4.99
* Vadar - Reborn In Chaos 12" - RED COLORED VINYL (Hammerheart) - $4.99
* Various Artists - Butcher's Waltz 12" (Learning Curve) - $9.99
* Various Artists - Freak Power + ZINE 12" (F*** Yoga) - $4.99
* Various Artists - Sound Cartography Vol.1 12" (Nancy Jo) - $1.99
* Verse - Bitter Clarity, Uncommon Grace 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Bridge 9) - $4.99
* Versoma - Life During Wartime 12" - .99 CENTS!
* Versoma - Life During Wartime 12" - CONFETTI COLORED VINYL - .99 CENTS!
* Versoma - Life During Wartime 12" - MUDSLIDE COLORED VINYL - .99 CENTS!
* Victims - A Dissident 12" - GREEN COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) - $4.99
* Vitamin X - About to Crack 12" (Tank Crimes) - $6.99
* Vitamin X - Bad Trip 12" (Havoc) - $5.99
* Vitamin X - Full Scale Assault 12" (Tank Crimes) - $5.99
* Vulturum - Vineta 12" (Sangue Dischi) - .99 CENTS!
* VYGR / At Our Heels / Griever - 3 Way Split 12" - BLACK BROWN COLORED VINYL (Creator Destroyer) - $4.99
* Vyst - Try Again. Fail Again. Keep On Trying. Keep On Living. Gain While Giving 12" (Adagio) - $7.99
* Waifle - And The Blood Will Come Down Like A Curtain 10" (Magister Ludi) - $1.99
* Wasted Time - And So It Goes: The First Two EP's 12" (La Familia) - $1.99
* Wayward, The - Overexposure 12"+CD - ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) - .99 CENTS!
* Weak Teeth - What A Plague You Are 12" (Tor Johnson) - $4.99
* Wetnurse - Invisible City 2x12" - GREEN BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Seventh Rule) - $4.99
* White Darkness - Tokage 2x12" (Denovali) - $23.99
* Whitehorse - Document 250407 12" (Blind Date) - $9.99
* Whitehorse - Progression 12" - BLACK AND BLUE COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) - $11.99
* Whitehorse / Batillus - Split 12" (Vendetta) - $9.99
* Whitehorse / Cross - Split 12" (Blind Date) - $9.99
* Whitehorse / Negative Standards - Split 12" (Vendetta) - $11.99
* Whitemice - Ganjahovahdose 12" (20 Buck Spin) - $9.99
* Who Calls So Loud - Self-Titled 12" - GREEN BLACK COLORED VINYL (Protagonist) - $7.99
* Whorehouse Massacre, The - IV 12" (Streaks Records) - $2.99
* Wildildlife - Give In To Live 12" (Volcom) - $7.99
* Wino - Live At Roadburn 12" (Roadburn) - $9.99
* Withered - Folie Circulaire 2x12" (Hypertension) - $7.99
* Wolvhammer - Blackmarketters of WW3 12"+7" - ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Learning Curve) - $9.99
* Wreck & Reference - No Youth 12" (Flenser) - $10.99
* Wreck and Reference - Black Cassette 12" (Flenser) - $10.99
* Wrekmeister Harmonies - You've Always Meant So Much To Me 12" (Thrill Jockey) - $9.99
* Wyqm - Portrait of Spectre 12" - GREY WITH BLACK SWIRL COLORED VINYL (Death Agonies & Screams) - $4.99
* XXX Maniak - Gorebortion 12" - GOLD BLACK COLORED VINYL (Hydrophonic) - .99 CENTS!
* Xasthur - All Reflections Drained 2x12" - RED MIST COLORED VINYL WITH SLIPMAT- (Hydra Head) - $9.99
* Zachary Cale - Noise of Welcome 12" (Adagio) - $9.99
* Zann / Burial Year - Split 12" (Adagio 830) - $1.99
* Zoroaster - Dog Magic 2x12" (Keation) - $14.99
* Zoroaster - Self-Titled 12" (Kreation) - $7.99

GAWWDAYUM! We've run some crazy sales in the past, but this one may take the cake. Get em while they're hot, and/or if you're a fan of other formats we're also offering up the following equally insane sales:

* All cassettes (aside from a few new Robo releases) are $2.99 until the end of January - this excludes the bangin new MUTOID MAN tape we dropped, and the recent THOU tape re-presses

* All 7"s are $2.99 until the end of January - excluding a small handful of items we can't discount that much, the vast majority of 7"s we carry are dirt cheap (classic punx price) for TWO WEEKS ONLY!

* ALL CDs ARE 99 CENTS - we are blowing out the distro CDs, likely for good. Do you have a car stereo? LOAD UP. Do you have an iPod/iPhone/MyPad/whatever? RIPS AHOY. Are you killeroldschool and just crank CDs hard? LUCKY DAY. This sale runs until the our CDs stocks are gone... PEACE OUT!

So that's it. We've lost our minds. Honestly though, we have a seriously small area for the boatloads of stock we have and need to clear it out to make room for a very busy 2014. Although formal announcements have yet to be made (so this is the sneaky earlybird heads up), beyond the aforementioned FLOOR reissue, we also need to drum up cash for the absolutely killer new releases on deck from the likes of THOU, TILTS, JAKOB, plus *hopefully* JESU's Ascension 2LP, ideally some PYGMYLUSH stuff, and the long long long awaited vinyl pressing of THE SACRIFICE POLES album. The Nirvana tribute comp is actually at the mastering stage now (!!), and once our artwork is wrapped up the longest running project the label's dragged feet on will finnnalllllly see the light of day. Which is cool, because it really did turn out awesome in the end - such a mission to do it all legit though.

Looks like we're rambling, so time to go. Please buy something from our revamped Online Store. We celebrate our 15th anniversary as a "record label" in April of this year and it's honestly kinda crazy sometimes that we're still in operation, given how truly weird our business operates and what's happened to most of our peers.

We truly rely on our amazing mailorder followers, so a genuine and heartfelt thank you is due to everyone who's supported us in the past - and a thank you in advance for those picking something up now.

We look forward to a busy and awesome year, much love from Team Robo!
- Robotic Empire - Online Store

November 28, 2013

Robotic Empire BLACK FRIDAY 25% off EVERYTHING - begins right now!



Ho Ho HO LY CRAP it's early to be saying that! But in the megaturbocaptalist spirit that seems to be permeating these days, we've decided to embrace the chaos and try to have a little fun with it.

So Robotic Empire is running an absurd sale for all those wise enough to avoid the big chains, and for Black Friday only we're offering 25% off ALL items in our Online Store. That includes new releases, t-shirts, THE LOT. It also further discounts any current sales we had running so expect to be able to grab certain items for practically nothing!

Go hog wild, get some fellow freaks a present or two, or simply treat yourself (it's been a tough year right?) - you deserve it. And we haven't run a sale this massive before, and don't know if/when we will again!

That's the quick n dirty - head to the Robotic Empire - Online Store right now, literally THOUSANDS of items by lots of cool bands.

(wholesale orderers, in order not to loose our ass completely here we're raising our minimum amount required for this day only)

Real quick too, we've added some really choice stuff to the store over the past few weeks, including a few things specific to this update. Here's what's been recently added/re-upped:

NEW/HOT JAWNS:
* Body, The - Christs, Redeemers 2x12" (Thrill Jockey) $16.99
* Boris - Smile 2x12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Southern Lord) $21.99
* Eyehategod - Dopesick 2x12" - WHITE COVER VERSION VINYL (Emetic) $19.99
* Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain 2x12" - VINYL (Emetic) $19.99
* Hollow Sunsine - New Light - PINK COLORED VINYL 12" (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Hollow Sunsine - New Light - WHITE COLORED VINYL 12" (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Hollow Sunsine - New Light - BLACK VINYL 12" (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Jungbluth - Part Ache 12" (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
* Lord Snow - Solitude 12" (Adagio) $14.99
* Mourning Cloak - No Visible Light 12" (Vendetta) $14.99
* Northless - World Keeps Sinking - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2x12" (Halo Of Flies) $19.99
* Oozing Wound - Retrash 12" (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Pigs - Gaffe 10" (Solar Flare) $13.99
* Pigs - Gaffe - RED COLORED VINYL 10" (Solar Flare) $13.99
* Ramlord - Crippled Minds, Sundered Wisdom 12" (Hypaethral) $16.99
* Rorcal - Vilagvege 12" (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
* Sleep - Dopesmoker 2x12" - PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Southern Lord) $19.99
* Tellusian - Scania 7" (Pillow Scars) $5.99
* Thou - Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For Cassette (Robotic Empire) $5.99
* Thou - The Archer And The Owle Cassette (Robotic Empire) $5.99
* Titan - Warmer Months - YELLOW COLORED LIMITED EDITION VINYL 12" (Hypaethral) $16.99
* Tor Johnson - The Ten Years War DVD (Tor Johnson) $4.99
* Velnias - Sovereign Nocturnal 12" (Vendetta) $14.99
* Whitehorse / Negative Standards - Split 12" (Vendetta) $14.99
* Wrekmeister Harmonies - You've Always Meant So Much To Me 12" (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Yob - The Illusion Of Motion - 180 gram BLACK VINYL 12" (Metal Blade) $19.99
* Yob - The Unreal Never Lived - 180 gram BLACK VINYL 2x12" (Metal Blade) $24.99

Almost all really solid heavy hitters there, plus some sweet new Robo tunes via HOLLOW SUNSHINE. If you're late to the party on the fuzzed-out hit of the Winter/Summer (depending on what hemisphere you're in), this is an absurdly sweet time to pick that up. You can preview the whole album on our bandcamp here.

To summarise: 25% off everything - Black Friday only (which we've decided begins right now). GO!

- Robotic Empire - Online Store

November 27, 2013

Black Friday Sale

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November 5, 2013

New release from HOLLOW SUNSHINE & THOU cassette restocks, plus heavy distro update!


We're massively stoked to announce that the debut longplayer by HOLLOW SUNSHINE, Held Above, is now available and Pitchfork has dropped the title track song premier, proclaiming it "a sublime slice of downer pop".

For the uninitiated, HOLLOW SUNSHINE are a California duo who combine deep tuning with pop undertones and a garage din, crafting a unique combination of warmly familiar elements. The hypnotic swirl of lush vocals hovering over downtuned riffs and steady rhythms yield a mesmerizing listening experience.

Preview Hollow Sunshine’s “Held Above” here

Held Above exists within a delicate balance between blown out sludge, narcotic drone and pop sensibilities. Yet this contrast between heaviness and catchiness, with melodic vocals providing a calm and consistent drift throughout, sets HOLLOW SUNSHINE well apart from contemporaries.

The nine tracks of Held Above were self-recorded by the band, vocalist Morgan Enos and guitarist / songwriter Reuben Sawyer, then mastered by James Plotkin, aiming for a soothing "lo" fidelity with clarity kept in mind. This album should appeal to varied fans of everything from TORCHE and JESU to BUILT TO SPILL and SMASHING PUMPKINS.


A visual artist renowned for his work via Rainbath Visual (CHELSEA WOLFE, DEAFHEAVEN, DESTRUCTION UNIT etc etc), Sawyer also conceived the stark imagery for the cover, which is screen-printed on complimentary colored paper by Broken Press. 700 copies of HOLLOW SUNSHINE's debut LP were made in the first pressing:

* 100 pink (includes a bonus back-patch)
* 200 white
* 400 black

With a high-quality digital download included, Held Above can now be ordered from the following locations:

* Vinyl w/download available now from Robotic Empire or Revolver, Interpunk and more.

* Digital pre-orders are now live at iTunes or Bandcamp, Amazon and more (available digitally on November 12th).


We're also happy to report that the two long-playing THOU "EP"s released by Robotic Empire, Baton Rouge, You Have Much to Answer For and The Archer & The Owle, have both been repressed on cassette.
Both releases have been repressed on white cassettes, 200 of each this time around. Same oppressively burly jams, both of which can be found in full on our Bandcamp page.
* These two THOU tapes and far more (shirts, vinyl, CDs, etc) are available now in the Robotic Empire - Online Store

In addition to the influx of Robo label releases, we've got a powerhouse update of other new items and restocks in the Robotic Empire - Online Store, with exclusively heavy hitters from the likes of THE BODY, BORIS, EYEHATEGOD, OOZING WOUND, PIGS, RAMLORD, SLEEP, TITAN, a Tor Johnson Records DVD, WRECKMEISTER HARMONIES and the almighty YOB:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* Body, The - Christs, Redeemers 2x12" (Thrill Jockey) $16.99
* Boris - Smile 2x12'' - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Southern Lord) $21.99
* Eyehategod - Dopesick 2x12'' - WHITE COVER VERSION VINYL (Emetic) $19.99
* Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain 2x12'' (Emetic) $19.99
* Hollow Sunshine - Held Above 12" - BLACK VINYL $14.99
* Hollow Sunshine - Held Above 12" - PINK COLORED VINYL w/ BACKPATCH $14.99
* Hollow Sunshine - Held Above 12" - WHITE VINYL $14.99
* Oozing Wound - Retrash 12" (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Pigs - Gaffe 10" - BLACK VINYL (Solar Flare) $13.99
* Pigs - Gaffe 10" - RED COLORED VINYL (Solar Flare) $13.99
* Ramlord - Crippled Minds, Sundered Wisdom 12" (Hypaethral) $16.99
* Sleep - Dopesmoker 2x12" - PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Southern Lord) $19.99
* Thou - Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For Cassette (Robotic Empire) $5.99
* Thou - The Archer And The Owle Cassette (Robotic Empire) $5.99
* Titan - Warmer Months 12" - YELLOW COLORED LIMITED EDITION VINYL (Hypaethral) $16.99
* Tor Johnson - The Ten Years War DVD (Tor Johnson) $4.99
* Wrekmeister Harmonies - You've Always Meant So Much To Me 12" (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Yob - The Illusion Of Motion 12" - 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL (Metal Blade) $19.99
* Yob - The Unreal Never Lived 2x12" - 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL (Metal Blade) $24.99

Yeah yeah!

-Team Robo
http://www.roboticempire.com/store

October 1, 2013

Alpaca "Demimonde" officially released!



Happy to say that ALPACA's debut album Demimonde is out today and is featured on the iTunes Storefront! Very cool to wake up to that, although it looks like we lost out on "Free Single of the Week" to LORDE. Congrats to her though, a very talented Kiwi.

* Demimonde is available now digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Google Play, et all.

* Vinyl and CD are available via the Robotic Empire - Online Store

Really happy with how this release turned out, and can't wait to reveal the amazing music video for "Republic" very soon.

For those still unfamiliar with ALPACA, Demimonde can now be streamed in full over at Impose.

Peace!