A STORM OF LIGHT / NADJA – "Primitive North" 2xLP+CD pre-order!!


Robotic Empire is honored to announce the pre-order availability of the massive A STORM OF LIGHT / NADJA - Primitive North 2×12″+CD release! Two LPs, one CD (of the same tunes): two new STORM tracks, one lengthy NADJA opus and re-mixes of each bands material constructed by the other band. Add in some pretty fancy packaging and this is one mighty “split”! This is available now for pre-order in the Robotic Empire – Online Store. Here’s our longwinded hyperbole:

Every few years arises a collaboration that stands to test the myriad “split” releases that get haphazardly scrapped together. Primitive North is a shining example of what two strong bands can amass when their forces are joined together.

Reaching well beyond their debut album, And We Wept the Black Ocean Within, A STORM OF LIGHT has entered intense uncharted territories. Fusing delicate melodies with oppressive dirge metal and dense atmospherics, STORM have truly come into their own with these two phenomenal tracks. Contagious, hypnotic and haunting… although no major surprise considering A STORM OF LIGHT is helmed by frontman Josh Graham, who cut his teeth as the visual artist for NEUROSIS and founding member of both RED SPAROWES and BATTLE OF MICE.

The prolific duo of NADJA delivers one truly massive, 20+ minute epic of blissful genius. Their track consists of their patented molasses-thick wall of super-dense fuzz and surprisingly tuneful white noise spanning the spectrum of what NADJA is: a true behemoth of stark, glacial-paced sludge. Shapeshifting from a serene and uplifting aural setting to an absolutely soul-crushing Broadrick-esque industrial nightmare, NADJA is a beast of many faces.

On Primitive North we get the best of both worlds, as volatile remixes also accompany these original works. Each band has reconfigured the other’s material, resulting in remixes that compliment the original songs well, and near-perfectly blend the two groups together. Adding to all of this is stunning original artwork by Graham, packaged in a beautiful 5-color gatefold sleeve with a CD version of the same material included inside with the double vinyl LPs. Last but not least, the flipside of the remix LP has laser-etched artwork, helping A STORM OF LIGHT and NADJA take the whole concept of a “split” release to the next level.

* an A STORM OF LIGHT track from this can be previewed here
* several NADJA tracks from other releases can be heard here

Normally we don’t do pre-orders, but we’re making an exception with this one because it’s arriving here very close to our move date. In order to ensure we can pack/ship these before the Online Store‘s cross-country move in early April, we’re taking orders for this beast of a release NOW! We’re supposed to get our copies of this on March 10th, and hope to have the bulk of the pre-orders shipped out just a few days later. Please note: any additional items you order along with this will be held and shipped along with your pre-order!

The other major thing of note for this update is that after 10 years of knowing the Hydra Head guys, we FINALLY got them to do a real trade with us. Of course it came in when we’re getting ready to move the Online Store to their side of the country… but whatever, beggars can’t be choosers right? This means that the awesome HH vinyl we just scored is receiving the same $1.01 off that all our “large format” vinyl is seeing until March 8th. This stuff and a rad Escucha restock are all we’ve got for ya this week:

NEW ITEMS:
* A Storm Of Light / Nadja – Primitive North [split] – BLOOD MOON COLORED VINYL 2×12″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $21.99
* A Storm Of Light / Nadja – Primitive North [split] – GLACIER COLORED VINYL 2×12″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $21.99
* Clouds – We Are Above You – CORN BLUE COLORED VINYL 2×12″+CD (Hydra Head) – $19.99
* Clouds – We Are Above You – WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×12″+CD (Hydra Head) – $19.99
* Clouds – We Are Above You – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 2×12″+CD (Hydra Head) – $19.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) – $16.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward – MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) – $16.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) – $16.99
* Monarcs / Osceola – Split – BLACK VINYL 7″ (Escucha) – $6.99
* Oxbow – The Narcotic Story – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Black Diamond) – $12.99
* Pelican / These Arms Are Snakes – Split – BLACK VINYL 10″ (Hydra Head) – $11.99
* Pelican / These Arms Are Snakes – Split – CLEAR WITH BLUE COLORED VINYL 10″ (Hydra Head) – $11.99
* Pelican / These Arms Are Snakes – Split – DARK BLUE COLORED VINYL 10″ (Hydra Head) – $11.99
* Pelican / These Arms Are Snakes – Split – WHITE COLORED VINYL 10″ (Hydra Head) – $11.99

RESTOCKS:
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ CREAM COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) – $12.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ GREEN COLORED VINYL* (Hydra Head) – $12.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ PLUM COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) – $12.99
* Monarcs / Osceola – Split 7″ WHITE COLORED VINYL (Escucha) – $6.99
* Pelican – City Of Echoes 12″ BLACK VINYL (Hydra Head) – $12.99
* Pelican – City Of Echoes 12″ CLEAR LIGHT BLUE VINYL (Hydra Head) – $12.99
* Pelican – City Of Echoes 12″ CLEAR w/ BLACK SPLATTER VINYL (Hydra Head) – $12.99
* Pelican – City Of Echoes 12″ METALLIC SILVER VINYL (Hydra Head) – $12.99
* Pelican – City Of Echoes 12″ PINK w/ BLACK SPLATTER VINYL (Hydra Head) – $12.99
* Suis la Lune – Heir 10″+CD (Escucha) – $18.99
* Tusk – The Resisting Dreamer 12″ BLACK VINYL (Tortuga) – $15.99
* Tusk – The Resisting Dreamer 12″ MAROON COLORED VINYL (Tortuga) – $15.99

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