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New t-shirts from WRONG, Robo & more, plus a bigass badass distro update!

Lot’s of heavy hitters for the update that will close out the month of August, including some old rarities and warehouse finds. There’s a killer 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 and the recently re-vamped Holy Sons (now feat. members of Ancient Sky), 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 2×12″s. Glance through the mega restocks from the mighty Deathwish Inc 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 w/ Black Tusk and Lazer/Wulf! Make sure you get out to see these bludgeoning fellows or plan on royal regrets… A repress of their 4 song 12″ 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 tour 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 warrior ladies? What if that 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 Robo shirts generally go quick and we rarely 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 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 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 (see the smokey sunset photos below). 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 obscure/rare 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….  Full lists below!

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 2×12″ (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 2×12″ (Dullest) $17.99
* Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy – PURPLE GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (No Idea) $19.99
* Planes Mistaken For Stars – Fuck With Fire 12″ (No Idea) $12.99
* 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 CD-R (Robotic Empire / Self-Released) $4.99
* Tilts – Cuatro Hombres Mask T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $9.99
* Ufomammut – Self Titled 12″ (Supernatural Cat) $9.99
* Usnea – Self Titled 2×12″ (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″ (Orca Wolf) $9.99
* Blacklisted – When People Grow, People Go 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Coliseum – Black Magic Punks 12″+DVD (Deathwish) $11.99
* Coliseum – Deluxe Reissue 2×12″ – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKED COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $19.99
* 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
* 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″ (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″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Young Widows – Easy Pain 12″ (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 2×12″ – $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 2×12″ – $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 2×12″ – $14.99
Austrasian Goat, The – Stains Of Resignation 2×12″ – $14.99
Austrasian Goat, The – Paved Intentions 2×12″ – $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 2×12″ – $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 FIND!
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 2×12″ – $24.99
Centuries – Broken Hymns 12″ – $7.99
Child Bite / Dope Body – Split – 1-Sided COLORED VINYL 12″ – $4.99
Chino Horde – Discography 2×12″ – $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 2×12″ – $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 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 CD-R
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. Raindance to the gods, Pray to Jah or do whatever else you can to kindly send RAIN thoughts our way! In the meantime we’ll keep enjoying the smokey sunsets.
Thanks everyone! – Robotic Empire Online Store

TIDELAND’s “Love Luster” now available digitally and on cassette

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TIDELAND‘s Love Luster is now available digitally, seeing these Virginian masters of grungepunkalternativerock in their finest (half)hour:

iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-luster/id1002638322

Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/love-luster

Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Love-Luster-Tideland/dp/B012V31B60

Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/music/album/Tideland_Love_Luster?id=Bw6lijv5ddb665lqg42xdny7roq

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/album/3ojtaoKuNzZgevpqMt8d8y

Also available on cassette via our Online Store:

https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=tideland

The Archivist launches newest wave of releases

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The Archivist and Robotic Empire are happy to announce the next round of digital releases newly available across the main download+streaming services (iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc). A dozen more albums and EPs are live now:

* Cloacal Kiss – Easter (originally released by Arclight Communications in 2002, members of The Sawtooth Grin and Virulence)
* Employer, Employee – Discography (combines the late 90’s early-00’s sic[sic] album and Mother Spain 7″, all physical editions and 2010 discography now out of print)
* Forstella Ford – Quietus (originally released by Level Plane in 2001)
* Forstella Ford – Retrospective (17 track collection release, originally released by Level Plane in 2003)
* Forstella Ford – Well Versed in Deception (their final album, originally released by One Day Savior in 2003)
* Harkonen – Harkonen (their debut album, originally released by Wreck Age in 1999. pre-Helms Alee)
* Hassan I Sabbah – Hassan I Sabbah EP (originally released as a limited 7″ by Robodog Records in 2000)
* Lickgoldensky – Lickgoldensky (their final album, originally released by Level Plane in 2004)
* Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Love Lost But Not Forgotten (originally released by Happy Couples Never Last in 2000)
* Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Upon the Right, I Saw a New Misery (originally released by Happy Couples Never Last in 2002)
* The Now – The Now EP (Neil Perry/Joshua Fit For Battle side project, originally released by Robodog/Robotic Empire in 2001)
* Various Artists – Drum Machine Madness EP (Grind comp w/ Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Wadge, Nemo, Pilgrim Fetus and Alien Crucifixion, originally released by Robodog/Robotic Empire in 2003)

Love-Luster-600px-rectangleIn addition to these 12 classic out of print titles now made available widespread, Robotic Empire is excited to announce digital pre-orders for Tideland‘s latest album, Love Luster:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-luster/id1002638322

Set for release on Friday, August 21st, Tideland’s Love Luster sees these Virginian masters of grungepunkalternativerock in their finest (half)hour. Album pre-orders include immediate download of the hypnotic opening downer “All I Know” (recently premiered via Noisey/Vice), along with the catchy upbeat banger “Let Me In”.

Digital pre-orders for Tideland’s Love Luster are also available via Robotic Empire’s Bandcamp page:

https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/love-luster

A lengthy list of direct links to this latest round of 12 releases can be found below, and you can follow The Archivist direct via Facebook, Bandcamp and/or our newsletter to find out about future releases:

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/thearchivistlabel
Bandcamphttp://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com
Newsletterhttps://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=page&id=15

Cloacal Kiss – Easter:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/easter/id1023535949
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5MAInsRyfQeWQicxeeDQV5
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Easter-Cloacal-Kiss/dp/B012TSCMG0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Cloacal_Kiss_Easter? id=Bpsyku75dzsvf73wodft46mndvu
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/easter

Employer, Employee – Discography:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/discography/id990819336
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/6znG4DU4iXR6KAzp3kjHJF
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Discography-Employee-Employer/dp/B00WVUGN1W
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Employer_Employee_Discography?id=B5uefvb3cg2sy2k34pfg6nqzdbu
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/employer-employee-discography

Forstella Ford – Quietus:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/quietus/id978566937
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1zAYUufaBx5OgrC4R2o1w5
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Quietus-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V2BVOC4
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Quietus?id=Bswmcxz3kdrohbe3beldspp42sq
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/quietus

Forstella Ford – Retrospective:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/retrospective/id978574191
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5RYyIcO2jlLds4L5qo2u80
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Retrospective-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V28IBOQ
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Retrospective?id=Buncmpqwkmqp5sa7yi7claom4si
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/retrospective

Forstella Ford – Well Versed in Deception:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/well-versed-in-deception/id978561716
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/49zONLrPtBAWRMZvPwcmTj
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Well-Versed-Deception-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V28C0YS
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Well_Versed_in_Deception?id=B62troj5t6cjzfik5twypobzpka
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/well-versed-in-deception

Harkonen – Harkonen:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/harkonen/id998835815
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4cUa8HW8sN0IHtiyhdJ6m7
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Harkonen/dp/B00XZSOQFE
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Harkonen_Harkonen?id=Bwiplyrsbx4mlcn4l7xnowqjo7a
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/harkonen

Hassan I Sabbah – Hassan I Sabbah EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hassan-i-sabbah-ep/id904491989
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4geb1Uikw2ggCeeMcJnjx9
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Hassan-I-Sabbah/dp/B00MANOHO0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Hassan_I_Sabbah_Hassan_I_Sabbah?id=B5ujvze7uln3wiaxhtukosvwzbm
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/hassan-i-sabbah-self-titled-7

Lickgoldensky – Lickgoldensky:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lickgoldensky/id997700053
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0NPPaKJ3yC5kxqAbP0L8MR
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Lickgoldensky/dp/B00XZSUBUI
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Lickgoldensky_Lickgoldensky?id=B3fk2w5bkcie4mwxl6l37nhmozy
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/lickgoldensky

Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Love Lost But Not Forgotten:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-lost-but-not-forgotten/id1002533431
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/60SmcsSwobnb1TEx2YicmR
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Love-Lost-but-Not-Forgotten/dp/B00YQXJ8UU
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/album?id=Be732uehcbhrjpy7xd7zcsc5p6u
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/love-lost-but-not-forgotten

Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Upon the Right, I Saw a New Misery:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/upon-right-i-saw-new-misery/id1002599980
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/59ayHV4orWRseWJnAmhabN
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Upon-Right-Saw-Misery-Explicit/dp/B00YZR5ZE0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/album?id=Bn2bejj7344jinr52wfegtlq6by
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/upon-the-right-i-saw-a-new-misery

The Now – The Now EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-now-ep/id882958208
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4opVpNfXQnFXikfyl6ium3
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KNWWTIG
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Ba4nqm226tyq6d4opctxouv3qmy
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/the-now-self-titled-ep

Various Artists – Drum Machine Madness EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drum-machine-madness-ep/id988357189
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5xO65qNO1EwCAtudVP1xlt
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Drum-Machine-Madness-Various-artists/dp/B00WFO5XL0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Various_Artists_Drum_Machine_Madness?id=B6hosc2gruh63oz6wj5yc4gue2y
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-drum-machine-madness-comp

The first 15 digital releases from The Archivist launched less than 6 months ago as a method to make widespread availability of influential and inspiring music that may not otherwise reach fans worldwide. This included material from City of Caterpillar, Forcefedglass (mem Converge), Idolands (mem Daughters), Joshua Fit For Battle, Majority Rule, Riddle of Steel (pre-Tilts/Torche), Transistor Transistor, Welcome The Plague Year and Wraith (Capsule/Wrong/ex-Kylesa member Eric Hernandez side project).

The initial announcement and full list of those releases along with all relevant links can be found here:

https://www.roboticempire.com/digital-reissuerarities-label-the-archivist-launched/

Powerupdate to the Robotic Empire – Online Store (new titles from HOLLOW SUNSHINE, ROSETTA, THOU and more)

A small but powerful update to the Robotic Empire – Online Store this round, with some burly new titles freshly in house: new releases from HOLLOW SUNSHINE, THOU, and ROSETTA and more! Also a great new release from North Carolina band BASK which we’ve been jammin’ pretty hard lately, check them out if you enjoy bands along the lines of ANCIENT SKY & ACROSS TUNDRAS. Worth re-highlighting too is the bangin’ new ANCIENT SKYMosaic tapes in the online store NOW: 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 digs from WRONG and a flash new ROBOTIC EMPIRE label shirt as well!

THOU has just smashed some killer shows with FALSE and have more 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 mega-EPs 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 round plus 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 2×12″ (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 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cave In – Antenna 2×12″ (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 2×12″ (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 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Discordance Axis – Original Sound Version 12-5 – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″+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 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jesu – Conqueror 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jesu – Heart Ache & Dethroned 2×12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Black Curtain 12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ *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 2×12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Tortuga) $19.99
* Old Man Gloom – No CASSETTE (Sige) $4.99
* Terrorizer – Before The Downfall 2×12″ (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.

Nothing unveil music video for Nirvana cover, ‘Something in the Way’

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Philadelphia’s Nothing have released a stunning music video for ‘Something in the Way’, their Nirvana cover released in April on Robotic Empire’s “Whatever Nevermind” tribute album.

Stereogum premiered the video, stating that Nothing‘s rendition “does heighten the melancholic lyrics by including a plodding piano in its inaugural moments. Kevin Haus directed the accompanying video, which navigates a fragmented narrative about a woman in search of something.”

The feature launched earlier today, including coverage of the (NSFW) music video:
Of note is Kevin Haus’ dedicated, self-funded approach that he undertook of his own accord. The director also posted the video direct to his YouTube channel:
“Whatever Nevermind” sees Nirvana‘s breakout “Nevermind” album covered in full. Alongside Nothing, the tribute album sees Boris, Cave In, Circa Survive, Kylesa, La Dispute, Pygmy Lush, Thou, Torche, Touche Amore, White Reaper, Wrong and Young Widows running the classic songs through their diverse creative filters.
The vinyl edition quickly sold out, although the release remains available digitally:

New ANCIENT SKY album, lots of Hydra Head restocks and mo!

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend (if you’re located in the US & A) and now that we’re done with the festivities we’ve got a meaty update for you this week. Lots of new stock from our buddies over at Hydra Head (thanks for the rad robot sketch guys!) including Godflesh + Jesu items abound, along with Cave In and other various goodies. HH-related is the long awaited vinyl issuing of the collaborative Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes split, finally available as a deluxe 12″ courtesy of Mind Over Matter.


Italian label FOAD sent us some choice vinyl you’ll see below and the new Ancient Sky 12″ and tape are now available in the online shop. Robo’s responsible for the cassette edition, limited to 150 copies with a full color J-card and black shell with yellow imprinting. We’re stoked to work with those guys again for the tape release of the seriously killer new album Mosaic!

Worth re-highlighting is the nice stack of items we brought into the Robotic Empire Online Store 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 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cave In – Antenna 2×12″ (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 2×12″ (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 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Discordance Axis – Original Sound Version – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″+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 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jesu – Conqueror 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Old Man Gloom – Meditations in B 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Terrorizer – Before The Downfall 2×12″ (Foad) $24.99
* Yacopsae – Einstweilinge Vernichtung – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Foad) $14.99

RESTOCKS
* Jesu – Heart Ache & Dethroned 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Black Curtain 12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Old Man Gloom – Christmas 2×12″ (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 2×12″ – PINK COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $20.99
* Like Rats – Self Titled 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Liturgy – Aesthethica 2×12″ (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 3×12″ (Gilead Media) $34.99
* Sumac – The Deal 2×12″ (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.

CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION returns with live appearance and new release

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photo by Roel Brals

Pittsburgh tech-metal hactivists Creation is Crucifixion has reactivated with a double-LP and live appearance scheduled at King of the Monsters’ 20th Anniversary Festival on Saturday, August 1st 2015.

Largely inactive for the past dozen years, CIC cut their teeth in the underground punk/hardcore circuits of the late 90’s and early 00’s. The band’s technical approach to death metal, mixed with a staunchly subversive attitude and subject matter garnered Creation is Crucifixion a cult-following.

Long rumored for over a decade, Antenna Builder, the ‘final’ recording by Creation is Crucifixion’s last active lineup is a 9-minute opus that brilliantly merges CIC’s heavy music along with the noise passages the band became renown for. As one of the highest-fidelity recordings from the band’s extensive output, the lineup’s similarly oppressive Rerecorded Splits material is being joined on a 45rpm 12″ vinyl record released by longtime cohorts Robotic Empire.

Accompanying the studio-recordings 12″ will be a live LP from a classic CIC’s set from on their last European tour, captured Geneva, Switzerland during May of the millennial year. These 15+ year recordings will both finally become available just in time for Creation is Crucifixion’s reunion show at King of the Monster Records’ massive 20th anniversary celebration in Mesa, AZ at the beginning of August. The band released material with the longrunning label back in the late 90’s.

In a lengthy new interview with Vice’s Noisey blog, CIC vocalist Nathan Martin details his transition from frontman of a hardcore metal band to tech company CEO:

“I got into the noise scene following people like Eric Wood [of Bastard Noise] and he’s into noise for a very valid reason, he cares about sound … I remember him always pushing to be more prolific. Man is the Bastard and Bastard Noise clearly do this, they are prolific. Keep doing it. That’s almost a kind of work ethic thing that I even try to do here at Deeplocal, the company I built. Just do it, get it out there, push it and do as much stuff as you can.

We started from a single contract to do some design work. I went back to what I loved doing, which is a little bit of physical engineering, a little bit of software, a little bit of design. I figured I’m just going to use this to do whatever I want to do and we slowly built the company from two people, to five, then eight and now to 25. It was slow, and we’re going on nine years now doing that.

What we did really well was always seize opportunities. When it seemed like there was an opportunity, we did it. I treated the company like a band. Everything that I learned from that band… I did with this company. We built a brand that’s more or less based on trying to be a metal band as a fucking company.”

The full interview gives a concise overview of both Creation is Crucifixion and Deeplocal, along with their approach and impact on existing in two complimentary but very different realms:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/creation-is-crucifixion

The Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits and Live In Geneva 2xLP will be available in a limited capacity at the King of the Monsters festival, followed shortly after by a widespread release via Robotic Empire.

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http://www.deeplocal.com

June distro updates + WRONG & HOUSE OF LIGHTNING tour dates, TERMINAL FUZZ TERROR video and more!


After the April/Mayhem of our Whatever Nevermind tribute to NIRVANA, we were inundated in mailorder for the bulk of the month. Thank you to everyone who ordered the record, had patience as we got it to you, shared a track online, gram’d a photo of the vinyl alongside your favorite food or beverage, and/or otherwise just gave a crap. It’s been an ambitious and exciting release, and now that the dust has settled on mailorder and Record Store Day, less than 30 copies remain. Last chance ta dance on grabbing that in our Online Store, but be sure to read below for all the good new stuff we’ve gotten as well.

photo by Jack (is the) Barfield
One of the thirteen bands who contributed to Whatever Nevermind was Miami’s WRONG, who battered us with an offkilter rendition of “Stay Away”. This crew of miscreants can’t sit still, and are hitting the road again from June through August in an ever-mutating form, backed (in part) by Rick from TORCHE on drums. Their incestuous Lernaean nature means half of WRONG is now the rhythm section of riff-hurricane HOUSE OF LIGHTNING who will be across all tour dates as well, and a blistering new album is on the visible horizon… Full dates found below, or right here. WRONG‘s debut 12″ EP is available in our Online Store, as is the first HOUSE OF LIGHTNING album – right here.


Alongside WRONG‘s debut EP back in March we also released Seattle squad TERMINAL FUZZ TERROR‘s vinyl debut, Vol. 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain. These psychedelic beasts have just launched a flash new music video for key cut “Senseless Boogie”, which is up now on ye’ olde YouTube. You can pick up Vol. 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain in all its uber-deluxe silk-screened-packaging glory AND/OR some fancy ass TERMINAL FUZZ TERROR t-shirts over at the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Beyond all that cool stuff, some Robo-related artists are kicking in new forms and we’ve done our best to stock their latest tunes. Along with some killer new stuff and restocks from the likes of ANNE, BIG BUSINESS, ELDER, FORN, IRON REGAN, LIGTNING BOLT, LITURGY, NOTHING, PRIMITIVE MAN, THE SADDEST LANDSCAPE, TOE and a bunch of others, it’s exciting to announce the new release from ANCIENT SKY members ‘other’ group DOMMENGANG which is absolutely killer psych-rock gold, and SUMAC‘s bludgeoning debut which contains one Aaron Turner of ISIS, HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE, OLD MAN GLOOM and many more. Lots of cool stuff added to our Online Store, here’s the full list:

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) $0
* 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 2×12″ – PINK COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $20.99
* Like Rats – Self Titled 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Liturgy – Aesthethica 2×12″ (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 3×12″ (Gilead Media) $34.99
* Sumac – The Deal 2×12″ (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

That’s the latest and greatest, please be sure to hit up our Online Store for all this and thousands of other titles. Full dates for HOUSE OF LIGHTNING + WRONG‘s eternity-tour can be found below:


HOUSE OF LIGHTNING + WRONG – ALL DAMN SUMMER TOUR:
June 19 • Backbooth • Orlando, FL
June 20 • Churchill’s Pub • Miami, FL
June 21 • Crowbar • Tampa, FL
June 22 • The Earl • Atlanta, GA
June 23 • TBA • Nashville, TN
June 24 • Hi-Tone • Memphis, TN
June 25 • Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack • Little Rock, AR
June 26 • Soundpony • Tulsa, OK
June 27 • FUBAR • St. Louis, MO
June 28 • Kirby’s Beer Store • Wichita, KS
June 29 • Flux Capacitor • Colorado Springs, CO
June 30 • NEED HELP! • Salt Lake City, UT
July 1 • Crazy Horse • Boise, ID
July 2 • Dante’s • Portland, OR (no WRONG*)
July 3 • Chop Suey • Seattle, WA (no WRONG*)
**TORCHE TOUR w/ MELT BANANA – July 2nd – Aug 1st**
August 2 • Harlow’s • Sacramento, CA (no DEAD)
The following dates include DEAD from Australia mate:
August 3 • All Star Lanes • Los Angeles, CA
August 4 • NEED HELP
August 5 • Rebel Lounge • Phoenix, AZ
August 6 • NEED HELP • El Paso, TX
August 7 • Paper Tiger • San Antonio, TX
August 8 • Mohawk • Austin, TX
August 9 • Three Links • Dallas, TX
August 10 • Siberia • New Orleans, LA
August 11 • The Atlantic • Gainesville, FL
August 12 • Churchill’s Pub • Miami, FL