ALPACA announces debut album release + massive update to Robotic Empire’s Online Store

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We are stoked to announce that Los Angeles / Brooklyn duo ALPACA will release their debut album Demimonde via Robotic Empire this October! Comprised of vocalist Justin Nuckols and multi-instrumentalist Allen Blickle, Demimonde was recorded across locations in New York and the members’ native Virginia.

Much of ALPACA‘s material was initially created during arduous tour schedules for BARONESS, the accomplished hard rock band for which Blickle drummed. The dance, pop, and melody-driven compositions Blickle crafted for ALPACA juxtapose with Nuckols’ darker, groove-focused, and harmonic vocal explorations.

Blickle and Nuckols (who also are ex-step brothers) hunkered down in Brooklyn during the winter of 2012-2013, expanding their mutual visions and perfecting mixes, ultimately finishing a body of work many years in the making. The end-result is a stunning debut, which we are thrilled to release to the world both on vinyl and digitally.

Demimonde will be available in October, and a teaser trailer can be viewed on ALPACA‘s YouTube channel.

We’ve known Allen a long time, and it’s been amazing to watch this longrunning project gradually develop from self-recordings into a full-fledged, killer album. Majorly looking forward to releasing this come October, with lots of cool previews on deck in the weeks to come.

ALPACA is pretty switched on with the electronic omnipresence, so if you’re also inclined: Follow and Like and Share and all that good stuff!

* http://www.facebook.com/alpacabeats
* http://www.youtube.com/alpacabeats
* http://www.twitter.com/alpacabeats
* http://www.instagram.com/alpacabeats

Beyond this exciting addition to team Robo, we’ve got an unreasonably awesome update to the Robotic Empire – Online Store this time around, with a veritable stackload of killer new stuff and restocks! Get into it…

We’ve nabbed new vinyl from AMBER, BLACK TUSK, THE BODY, BONE SICKNESS, BREACH, BURNING LOVE (two killer splits), DEADVERSE, EARTHLING, GAY WITCH ABORTION (love typing that), GLACIERS, GRIME, HOAX (import), HOLY HUNT (Betty from FLOOR and the mighty Gavin!), two INTEGRITY classics on color, the ruthlessly good INTER ARMA Destroyer 12″ EP, IRON LUNG (!!)’s new album, LIGHTBEARER double LP, MEDUSA (!!!!!) finally got their mess together on a followup to the criminally underrated and mind-blowingly burly En Raga Sul album (which we released on cassette), two gnarly MOLOCH split LPs (including one with New Zealand heathen freaks METH DRINKER), MONARCH‘s new album on color wax, a freaky RACEBANNON offcuts tape, STEPHEN BRODSKY (of CAVE IN)’s great new solo album, a WOLVHAMMER 12″+7″, ZOZOBRA‘s new bludgeoner, the Butcher’s Waltz comp, and the jaw-dropping “Hell Comes Home” singles series box set (including splits from THOU / KOWLOON WALLED CITY, FISTULA / COFFINWORM and many others). All in all, a crazy sick lineup of new stuff… wasn’t even able to touch on about half of it. Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Afterlife Kids – Morgengrauen 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
* Amber – Lovesaken 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
* Amber – Lovesaken – CLEAR WITH SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
* Black Tusk / Fight Amp – Split 7″ (Brutal Panda) $6.5
* Blind Shake – Seriousness 12″ (Learning Curve) $14.99
* Body, The – Self-Titled 12″ (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Bone Sickness – Alone In The Grave 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $15.99
* Breach – Godbox 12″ (Apocaplexy) $14.99
* Burning Love / Fight Amp – Split 7″ (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Coffinworm / Fistula – Split 7″ (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Coliseum / Burning Love – Split 12″ (Sound Study) $9.99
* Dead Elephant / Rabbits – Split 7″ (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Deadverse – Carpet Burns – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
* Dopefight / The F’ing Wrath – Split 7″ (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Earthling – Dark Path 12″ (Forcefield) $12.99
* Gay Witch Abortion – Opportunstic Smokescreen Behavior – MARBLE GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Learning Curve) $14.99
* Glaciers – Mirrored Through The Ancients 12″ (Self Released) $15.99
* Grime – Deteriorate – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Forcefield) $12.99
* Hoax – Self-Titled 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Holly Hunt – Year One 2×12″ (Other Electricities) $19.99
* Horders – Fimbulvetr 12″ (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Huata – Atavist Of Mann – RED COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Integrity – Systems Overload – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Organized Crime) $9.99
* Integrity – Those Who Fear Tomorrow – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Organized Crime) $9.99
* Inter Arma – Destroyer 12″ (Toxic Assets) $9.99
* Iron Lung – White Glove Test 12″ (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Jessica 93 – Who Cares 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $12.99
* Lightbearer – Silver Tongue 2×12″ (Halo Of Flies) $19.99
* Medusa – Divine Malice – 1-Sided 120 Gram VINYL 12″ (Auris Apothecary) $15.99
* Medusa – Divine Malice Cassette (Auris Apothecary) $4.99
* Moloch / Ensorcelor – Split 12″ (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Moloch / Meth Drinker – Split 12″ (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Monarch – Omens 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $12.99
* Monarch – Omens – RED BLACK SWIRL COLORED VINYL 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $12.99
* Naked Lights – Chime Grove 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
* Pyramido / Union Of Sleep – Split 7″ (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Racebannon – Unwanted Sounds Cassette (Auris Apothecary) $4.99
* Secret Smoker – Terminal Architecture – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
* Set & Setting – Equanimity – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Science of Silence) $14.99
* Stephen Brodsky – Hit Or Mystery 12″ (Little Black Cloud) $12.99
* Suma / Ultraphallus – Split 7″ (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Various Artists – Butcher’s Waltz 12″ (Learning Curve) $14.99
* Various Artists – Volume 1 Series Box Set – Hell Comes Home 12×7″ (Hell Comes Home) $92.99
* Vyst – Try Again. Fail Again. Keep On Trying. Keep On Living. Gain While Giving 12″ (Vendetta) $10.99
* Withers – Lightmares 12″ (Adagio830) $10.99
* Wolvhammer – Blackmarketters of WW3 – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Learning Curve) $14.99
* Zozobra – Savage Masters 12″ (Brutal Panda) $14.99

Restocks ain’t nothin to shake a stick at neither! We got a distributor return on some old t-shirts, so some classic designs are back in stock from FLOOR and THOU, plus some random odds n’ ends. On the vinyl tip, we’ve re-upped on killer records from ALDEBARAN, jah ATLAS MOTH, BARN OWL, BARONESS, BORIS, jah CATALYST, COFFINS, COUGH, DAITRO, GRAVES AT SEA, INDIAN SUMMER, KONGH, MORGION, MUTILATION RITES, PALLBEARER, PERFECT FUTURE, YEAR OF NO LIGHT and YOB??!!?! Yes please! Le full liste:

RESTOCKS:
* Aldebaran – From Forgotten Tombs 12” – GREY BLACK COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $11.99
* Atlas Moth, The – An Ache For The Distance 12” (Brutal Panda) $16.99
* Barn Owl – Shadowland 12” (Thrill Jockey) $12.99
* Baroness – Blue 2×12” (Relapse) $19.99
* Boris – Smile 2×12” – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Southern Lord) $24.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skull Bong T-Shirt – Size: SMALL $14.99
* Capsule – Brick Wave T-Shirt – Size: SMALL $12.99
* Catalyst, The – Voyager 12” – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $12.99
* Coffins – Buried Death 12” (20 Buck Spin) $15.99
* Coffins / Otesanek – Split 12” – BLUE CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $9.99
* Cough – Sigillum Luciferi CD (Forcefield) $9.99
* Cough / The Wounded Kings – An Introduction To The Black Arts 12” (Forcefield) $12.99
* Cough – Baphomet T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Baphomet T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Baphomet T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Baphomet T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Plague T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Plague T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Plague T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Supplicant T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Supplicant T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Supplicant T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Self Released) $14.99
* Daitro – Collected 12” (Adagio) $14.99
* Floor – Dove T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE $14.99
* Floor – Dove T-Shirt – Size: LARGE $14.99
* Floor – Heather T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE $14.99
* Floor – Heather T-Shirt – Size: LARGE $14.99
* Floor – Heather T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM $14.99
* Floor – Heather T-Shirt – Size: SMALL $14.99
* Floor – Heather T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE $9.99
* Floor – Leaves T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE $14.99
* Floor – Leaves T-Shirt – Size: SMALL $14.99
* Floor – Leaves T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE $9.99
* Floor – Logo & Symbol T-Shirt – Size: LARGE $14.99
* Floor – Logo & Symbol T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM $14.99
* Graves At Sea – Documents Of Greif 12” – PICTURE DISC VINYL (Kreation) $9.99
* Indian Summer – Self-Titled 12” – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Adagio) $14.99
* Kongh – Counting Heartbeats 2×12” – BLACK VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Kongh – Counting Heartbeats 2×12” – CLEAR COLORD VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Kongh – Counting Heartbeats 2×12” – PINK COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Kowloon Walled City – Container Ships 12” – BLACK VINYL (Brutal Panda) $14.99
* Morgion – Cloaked By Ages 12” (Kreation) $10.99
* Mutilation Rites – Devoid 12” – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $12.99
* Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction 2×12” (20 Buck Spin) $22.99
* Perfect Future – Old Wounds: Warmth In The Winter Of 12” – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Adagio) $10.99
* Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE $14.99
* Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM $14.99
* Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt – Size: SMALL $14.99
* Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE $9.99
* Thou – Accountant T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE $14.99
* Thou – Accountant T-Shirt – Size: SMALL $14.99
* Thou – Accountant T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE $9.99
* Thou – Owl T-Shirt – Size: LARGE $14.99
* Thou – Owl T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM $14.99
* Thou – Owl T-Shirt – Size: SMALL $14.99
* Thou – Owl T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE $9.99
* Year Of No Light – Nord 2×12” – BLACK VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Year Of No Light – Nord 2×12” – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Yob – Catharsis 12” – BLACK VINYL (Kreation) $10.99

B O O M ! Killer update! Great addition to the label! Riding a good wave!

Holla at the Robotic Empire Online Store if something up there strikes your fancy, big ups!

-Team Robo