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This Will Destroy You stream cover of Nirvana’s “Paper Cuts” via Pitchfork

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Texas post-rock band This Will Destroy You premiere their cover of Nirvana’s “Paper Cuts” today via Pitchfork:

http://pitchfork.com/news/64621-this-will-destroy-you-cover-nirvanas-paper-cuts-listen/

The quartet, comprised of Jeremy Galindo, Chris King, Donovan Jones and Alex Bhore, enlisted the additional vocal talents of Kate Fisher and Lily Taylor to create a haunting, expanded rendition of the “Bleach”-era classic.

On their approach to reenvisioning the song, TWDY comments,

“The framework for “Paper Cuts” was a welcomed challenge to work on as the track is already doomy and repetive. Going slow and low seemed to be the way to put our own stamp on the cover while maintaining the rawness and intensity of the original.”

The cover is part of Robotic Empire’s third Nirvana tribute LP, completing a trifecta of homages to the legendary grunge band’s studio albums. “Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” is being released in conjunction with Record Store Day, akin to predecessors “Whatever Nevermind” (2015) and “In Utero: In Tribute” (2014).

“Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” will be available on both vinyl and digitally come Saturday, April 16th. The physical release is en route to stores for Record Store Day, and the digital release is available for pre-order now:

* iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175
* Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach
* Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D97TA56
* Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bpxmkzcu3owbpagrliipxyzdk54

Digital pre-orders (aside from Google Play) include immediate downloads of the This Will Destroy You track, along with previously streamed covers from Basement and Circa Survive, premiering over the last few weeks via The AV Club and Alternative Press respectively:

http://www.avclub.com/article/basement-goes-back-school-nirvana-tribute-compilat-234431

(Photo Credit: Malcolm Elijah)

Robotic Empire Mega Rad Distro Update and Nirvana Tribute song premiers!

Just before we close out the month of March, we’re squeezing this kickass distro update in for you! There’s so many goodies it’ll be hard not to talk about each and every one of them but here goes…

First up we’ll mention 2 side businesses run by label manager Lindsay that I’m sure a lot of you guys have noticed flyers and stickers for in your orders. Wortcunner Records was started in 2015 so that the amazing ambient albums by Brooklyn band 1 Mile North, could be released on vinyl for the very first time. We’ve got both those 180 gram colored vinyl records in the shop now so give a listen and pick up those deluxe offerings. Zeep Piercing Aftercare is yet another side project and since we know some of you folks have piercings and gauged ears, well these balms might be just the thing you need to enhance your piercing experience and they are great on tattoos too. All hand harvested ingredients and on horseback to boot!

Alright, after that shameless self promotion the Chelsea Wolfe catalog we carry has increased immensely. Love, love, love us some Chelsea Wolfe so we’re stoked to have these available for you to purchase if you don’t own them already. The new Body 2×12″ arrived yesterday and we’ve got copies on pink colored vinyl. Picked up some great vinyl from Willowtip Records out in Pennsylvania, one of which is the CrowpathRed on Chrome which comes on heavy 200 gram vinyl! Some out of the ordinary items for us to carry would be the Makaya McCraven album that just recently came out on International Anthem. Gorgeous packaging and some highly enjoyable jazzy tunes. Please give the bandcamp sound samples a listen. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a personal favorite over here so we’re starting off with the Dap-Dippin album and hope to pick up a few more albums in April. This woman has got some voice on her! If you enjoy The Alabama Shakes, give Sharon Jones a try. Many other goodies in that New Items list but we’ll let you discover them yourselves in the Robotic Empire Online Store

The restock list is quite beefy itself with highlights being a heck of a lot of Deathwish Records restocks, Old Man Gloom and Wrekmeister Harmonies. Forcefield Records sent us more Windhand and Yajuta and that pricey (but well worth it) Year Of No Light import is back again. Glance through these lists below and we hope you find something interesting to put on the turntable.

Thanks again for all the Hollow Sunshine cassette orders, those should all be arriving to everyone by now and we know you’ll enjoy that one. There’s an alternate color version of the patch that was included in that tape set, it’s on tan cloth and sold separate in case folks are interested in dressing up a jacket or a bag for this spring/summer etc. We just placed that up for sale on the Robotic Empire Online Store so head over and give it a look.

In Record Store Day news, we’ve got some great premieres going on for the upcoming, third! Nirvana tribute LP, “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach”. English rock band Basement unveil their tribute to Nirvana‘s “Bleach”-era classic, ‘School’ via The AV Club:

AV Club’s Basement Premiere

Then we’ve got Circa Survive premiering their cover of ‘Love Buzz’, originally written/performed by Shocking Blue but made infamous by Nirvana. Alternative Press is streaming the song now along with a brief Q&A with the band:

Alternative Press Streams Love Buzz

Digital pre-orders are up now and aside from Google Play, all the pre-orders below include an immediate download of the Circa Survive and Basement tracks:

i Tunes

Bandcamp

Amazon

Google Play

And now here’s the full distro update lists below!

New Items
1 Mile North – Glass Wars – 180 GRAM CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Wortcunner) $24.99
1 Mile North – Minor Shadows – 180 GRAM WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Wortcunner) $24.99
Blood Brothers, The – Burn, Piano Island, Burn – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Second Nature) $27.99
Body, The – No One Deserves Happiness – PINK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Bonnie Prince Billy – Pond Scum 12″ (Drag City) $21.99
Chelsea Wolfe – Apokalypsis 12″ (Sargent House) $18.99
Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss 2×12″ (Sargent House) $24.99
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty 2×12″ (Sargent House) $24.99
Chelsea Wolfe – The Grime And The Glow 12″ (Sargent House) $18.99
Converge – Thousands Of Miles Between Us DVD (Deathwish) $9.99
Crowpath – Red On Chrome – 200 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Willowtip) $9.99
Defeated Sanity – Passages Into Deformity 12″ (Willowtip) $9.99
Esben and the Witch – A New Nature 2×12″ (Nostromo) $27.99
Hollow Sunshine – Burning – TAN Patch (Robotic Empire) $3.99
Impaled – The Dead Still Dead Remain 2×12″ (Willowtip) $9.99
Makaya McCraven – In The Moment 2×12″ (International Anthem) $29.99
Mogwai – Rave Tapes 12″ (Sub Pop) $9.99
Passing Phases – Another Side Cassette (Sterling) $4.99
Plug Primer – Piercing Balm (Zeep Piercing Aftercare) $9.99
Raw Blow – Slow Choke 7″ (Tor Johnson) $4.99
Self Defense Family – The Corrections Officer In Me – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Family Drugs) $9.99
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Dap-Dippin 12″ (Daptone) $17.99
Stretch Up Salve – Piercing Balm (Zeep Piercing Aftercare) $7.99
Towers – Bel Air Highrise Plantation Cassette (Forward Fast) $5.99
Ulcerate – Everything Is Fire 12″ (Willowtip) $15.99
Wormed – Exodromos 12″ (Willowtip) $9.99

Restocks
Blacklisted – When People Grow, People Go 12” *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Body, The – No One Deserves Happiness 2×12” *PINK COLORED VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Catalyst, The – Voyager 12” *ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Forcefield) $12.99
Code Orange Kids – I Am King 12” *10 GRAM BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Coliseum – Anxiety’s Kiss 12” *SILVER COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind 2×12” *VINYL* (Deathwish) $19.99
Converge – Axe To Fall 12” *OPAQUE YELLOW COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $11.99
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk 12” *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Cult Leader – Nothing For Us Here 12” *BROWN COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12” *PURPLE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Ed Gein – Bad Luck 12” *COLORED VINYL* (Black Market) $9.99
Envy – Atheist’s Cornea 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $9.99
Loma Prieta – I.V. 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Loma Prieta – Life/Less 12” *VINYL* (Discos Huelga) $9.99
Loma Prieta – Self Portrait 12” *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God 033 (A) 12” *VINYL* (Sige) $19.99
Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God 034 (B) 12” *VINYL* (Sige) $19.99
Sed Non Satiata – Mappo 12” *RED WITH SILVER COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth 12” *WHITE SILVER COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Sumac – The Deal 2×12” *VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $28.99
Thou / The Body – You, Whom I Have Always Hated 12” *VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $17.99
Trap Them – SÈance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Windhand – Self-Titled 12” *VINYL* (Forcefield) $9.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Night of Your Ascension 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Then It All Came Down 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me 12” *VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Yautja – Songs of Descent 12” *VINYL* (Forcefield) $9.99
Yautja – Songs of Lament 12” *VINYL* (Forcefield) $9.99
Year Of No Light – Tocsin 2×12” *VINYL* (Debemur Morti) $33.99

Thanks for reading everyone! Robotic Empire Online Store

BASEMENT unveil their tribute to NIRVANA’s “School”

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English rock band Basement unveil their tribute to Nirvana‘s “Bleach”-era classic, ‘School’ via The AV Club:

http://www.avclub.com/article/basement-goes-back-school-nirvana-tribute-compilat-234431

Utilizing their renown sound of heavy yet melodic hardcore/alternative rock, Basement opts for a somewhat traditional rendition of the frustrated anthem. On their approach to the song, vocalist Andrew Fisher elaborates:

“We picked ‘School’ because it’s really heavy and so simple but so good. It has two parts the whole way through. Just goes to show how dynamics can make a song interesting. Whenever we play it I wish we wrote it because it’s that good.

We flirted with the idea of trying to make it ‘our own’ and change it, but because the song is so simple everything we came up with sounded forced and wrong. Instead we thought we’d try our best to do the song justice and so recorded it live and tried to keep it as true to the original as possible. I think it came out pretty cool”

The track is found on Robotic Empire’s third tribute to Nirvana‘s legendary studio albums. “Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” completes a trifecta, with the classic debut album “Bleach” covered in full by 13 diverse artists (including Basement, Beach Slang, Big Hush, Circa Survive, Daughters, Defeater, The Fall of Troy, Mean Jeans, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, The Saddest Landscape, This Will Destroy You, Thou and Young Widows) and set for release on Saturday, April 16th (Record Store Day) on both vinyl, and digitally.

Digital pre-orders of the album are up now, with “School” available immediately:

iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175
Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach

(photo credit Harley-PethyBridge)

Robotic Empire completes Nirvana tribute trifecta with “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach”

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We are extremely stoked to announce our third Nirvana tribute LP, “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach”, completing a trifecta of homages to the legendary band’s official studio albums.

The Hall of Famer’s debut LP “Bleach” is covered in full, start to finish, by a diverse range of independent/alternative artists including Basement, Beach Slang, Big Hush, Circa Survive, Daughters, Defeater, The Fall of Troy, Mean Jeans, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, The Saddest Landscape, This Will Destroy You, Thou and Young Widows.

Appropriately reflecting Nirvana‘s rawest studio album alongside a full-circle nod to our root genres, this is arguably the darkest, heaviest release in the tribute series. A tasteful re-envision of these classic songs sees all 13 “Bleach” tracks run through the bands’ creative engines, putting an intense new perspective on these 25+ year old songs.

Today, Circa Survive premiers their cover of ‘Love Buzz’, originally written/performed by Shocking Blue but made infamous by Nirvana. Alternative Press is streaming the song now along with a brief Q&A with the band:

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/circa_survive_cover_nirvanas_love_buzz_on_nirvana_tribute_album_exclusive

On their method of covering a cover, Brendan Ekstrom from Circa Survive says:

“It’s hard to explain but in my mind ‘Love Buzz’ is a Nirvana song. It’s one of the first songs that I obsessed over when I was 14 years old and was learning to play guitar. At the time, I thought Nirvana wrote it. It just fit so well with the rest of the record…. I didn’t need to listen to the originals when the band who was making me believe in music had their own amazing version for me to listen to.”

Circa Survive is one of three reoccurring bands who’ve contributed to all of the Nirvana tribute LPs Robotic Empire’s issued, including 2015’s “Whatever Nevermind” and 2014’s “In Utero: In Tribute”. Like both previous tributes, the vinyl edition of “Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach” is being released in conjunction with Record Store Day, occurring on Saturday, April 16th this year.

The Record Store Day edition exclusive metallic-silver vinyl color and includes a bonus oversized poster, with standard editions (sans poster) to follow RSD via our Online Store. All copies include a high-quality digital download of the full release.

The album will also be released digitally across all major platforms on Saturday, April 16th, with iTunes and Bandcamp pre-orders live now, including an immediate download of the Circa Survive cover for pre-orderers:

iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175

Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach

“Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach” Full Track Listing:

Defeater – Blew

Thou – Floyd the Barber

Beach Slang – About a Girl

Basement – School

Circa Survive – Love Buzz

This Will Destroy You – Paper Cuts

Young Widows – Negative Creep

Mean Jeans – Scoff

Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place – Swap Meet

The Fall of Troy – Mr. Moustache

Big Hush – Sifting

Daughters – Big Cheese

The Saddest Landscape – Downer

Robotic Empire March New Releases! Hollow Sunshine & Creation Is Crucifixion

We’ve got two new releases for you guys this lovely March 11th and first off is the 4 song EP from California duo Hollow Sunshine. Presented as a deluxe cassette release that includes a 5×5 cloth patch and a black and white enamel pin, showcasing Reuben Sawyer’s artwork on both. Clear cassettes with printed J-cards. Limited to 100 copies.

Versatile visual artist (of key work for Destruction Unit, Chelsea Wolfe + Deafheaven) and multi-instrumentalist Reuben Sawyer along with vocalist Morgan Enos follow two well received LPs and a slew of EPs with further- reaching explorations of Hollow Sunshine’s drone/darkwave/pop amalgam. “Burning” is the new EP from the increasingly prolific California duo, and while the previous Hollow Sunshine work explored the landscapes of 1990s atmospheric pop and sludge, “Burning” pushes deeper into both the past and the future. The four new songs feel ancient and coated in precious metals, as Sawyer and Enos tap into the muses of Florian Fricke, Alice Coltrane and Bill Fay to form their most mature and realized release yet. Fans of contemporary, heavy/pop-influenced outfits Jesu and Hum will also rejoice in the beautiful contrast of Sawyer’s downtuned guitar mass with Enos’ subdued, haunting vocal melodies as the duo deftly wade through songs of helplessness, departure and relief.

Cassettes are up for sale now in the online store! Head on over and have a look – Hollow Sunshine Cassette/Pin/Patch package!

Digital purchases can be made here:
Bandcamp
iTunes

Next up is the Creation Is Crucifixion 2×12″ that we took pre-orders for last month. These are in house and have been shipping out to all those folks who placed their early orders. The release date is officially today!

Pittsburgh tech-metal hactivists Creation is Crucifixion emulate Lazarus with a double-LP collecting their last recordings along with an impressive live set. Longrunning metal/hardcore website Lambgoat is now streaming the full Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live In Geneva album!

Lambgoat Stream

The long-rumored Antenna Builder track, the ‘final’ recording by Creation is Crucifixion’s last active lineup is a 9-minute opus that brilliantly merges CIC’s heavy technical metal 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 fleshes out the first 12″ in the gatefold double-LP package

Accompanying the studio-recordings 12″ is a live LP from a classic CIC’s set from on their last European tour, captured live in Geneva during May of the millennial year. These 15+ year recordings showcase tracks from across the band’s catalog of material, with a higher clarity than some of their raw studio recordings.

Separately mastered by James Plotkin for both vinyl and digital formats, the Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live In Geneva 2xLP comes housed in a stark black and white gatefold jacket with gold ink overlaid. A digital download of the full release is included.

Following a reunited appearance at 2015’s King pf the Monsters Festival, CIC guitarist Adam MacGregor said the following regarding the band’s future:

“It’s now a radically different world than when Creation is Crucifixion launched in 1997, and individually we’re much different people than we were during the band’s run. But one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s our love of writing and playing music that challenges both ourselves and the listener. The new material we are working on aims to do both. With members divided geographically by wide swaths now, we’ve been exploring some different approaches to composition, and rethinking what a “band” really can be. Whatever we come up with, the goal is to respect our past work without simply rehashing it. And if it meets that double bottom line, then we’ll be excited to share. Expect at least one live appearance in 2016 (TBA) in support of “Antenna Builder” and possibly more to come.”

If you’ve not picked up a vinyl copy yet head on over to the Robotic Empire Online Store and take your pick of Black or Gold vinyl.

If digital is more your style here are those links for you too.

iTunes
Bandcamp
Spotify

Now on to the distro update. Scoring some more Dead releases was a treat this month and there are only a few copies of each so if you’re interested don’t hesitate. If you’re a fan of The Black Heart Procession and Pall Jenkins then give a listen to his side project Mr. Tube and The Flying Objects. We picked up a few of these and you won’t be disappointed! Gilead Media releases galore and some Top Shelf items in addition to that fancy Choirs split 7″. Thou’sHeathen 2×12″ has been restocked. Check the list!

NEW ITEMS
Choirs / Niner Niner – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7″ (Choirs) $4.99
Creation is Crucifixion – Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live in Geneva – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
Creation is Crucifixion – Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live in Geneva – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
Dead – Captains of Industry 12″ (We Empty Rooms) $19.99
Dead – One Way Split – 180 Gram VINYL 12″ (We Empty Rooms) $19.99
Forn – Weltschmerz 12″ (Gilead Media) $13.99
Hollow Sunshine – Burning Cassette (Robotic Empire) $9.99
Kowloon Walled City – Grievances – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99
Krallice – Ygg Huur 12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99
Mr.Tube And The Flying Objects – No Wrong, No Rights 12″ (SDRL) $14.99
Pianos Become The Teeth – The Lack Long After 12″ (Top Shelf) $14.99
Saddest Landscape, The – After The Lights 12″ (Top Shelf) $14.99
Saddest Landscape, The – Darkness Forgives 12″ (Top Shelf) $14.99
Yellow Eyes – Sick With Bloom 12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99

RESTOCKS
Dead – Idiots 12” *VINYL* (We Empty Rooms) $19.99
Thou – Heathen 2×12” *VINYL* (Howling Mine) $19.99

We’re re-listing the February Distro items here for your convenience. Some good items from last month too!

New Items
Expo 70 – Kinetic Tones – BRONZE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Oaken Palace) $17.99
Jessica 93 – Self-Titled 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $10.99
Massgrave / Suffering Mind – Split 9″+DVD (Behind The Mountain) $9.99
Monarch – Die Tonight – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $10.99
Monarch – Sabbracadaver 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Perpetual Conversion – 30 Years & Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan Lilker Book (Handshake) $19.99
Phobia / Suffering Mind – Split 5″ (Behind The Mountain) $5.99
Posse – Perfect H 7″ (Wharf Cat) $8.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door – LAVENDER COLORED VINYL 12″+DVD (Behind The Mountain) $10.99
Self Defense Family – Duets – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Iron Pier) $13.99
Self Defense Family – German Industrial Ballads Cassette (Bad Paintings) $5.99
Self Defense Family – When The Barn Caves In – ORANGE GOLD COLORED VINYL 7″ (Iron Pier) $4.99
Self Defense Family – When The Barn Caves In Cassette (Iron Pier) $4.99
Soilent Green – Pussy Soul – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Behind The Mountain) $10.99
Wild Moth – Inhibitor 12″ (Iron Pier) $13.99
Wild Moth – Mirror – FLEXI VINYL 7″ (Iron Pier) $4.99

Restocks
Floor – Self-Titled 12”+7” *BLACK VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $16.99
Floor – Self-Titled 12”+7” *CLEAR COLORED VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $19.99
Huata – Atavist Of Mann 2×12” *RED COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12” *CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
Year Of No Light / Bagarre Generale – Split 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $10.99

Thanks everyone! Robotic Empire Online Store

Robotic Empire February Distro Update

Got a nice little distro update for everyone this week! Very pleased to have the Expo 70 – Kinetic Tones album in stock, this one has been on constant rotation lately so be sure to grab up a copy. Newest album from Jessica 93 came in from Music Fear Satan Records and I suggest you give them a listen if you’ve not yet. We’ve got their previous two albums in stock also in case you’re looking for more. Grabbed up some Monarch releases and some Year of No Light restocks from MFS too.

Behind the Mountain Records in Poland sent us some brutal music from their catalog and some come with DVDs like the Massgrave/Suffering Mind 9″ and the Rwake 12″. The first book we’ve ever carried is available now in the shop, a great read if you’re a Dan Lilker fan. Great photos, massive book, totally worth the cash! Lot’s of Self Defense Family tunes in stock now from Iron Pier Records in addition to some Wild Moth releases and last but not least is the newest 7″ from Seattle band Posse . These are some great songs and a gorgeous little 7″, check them out.

As far as Robo news goes, all Isis – Celestial 2×12″ orders have been shipping out in a timely manner and we’re expecting to get word any day about the arrival of the Creation is Crucifixion 2×12″ that we’ve been taking pre-orders for. Once we hear more we’ll make sure to post about it on our Instagram – @roboticempire and Facebook accounts. As soon as they arrive they’ll begin shipping out, thanks for all those orders!

Back in stock in limited quantities is Floor’s – Self Titled 12″+7″ on CLEAR COLORED VINYL along with some Black copies too. Once these are gone they are gone for quite some time, no plans for a repress on that one any time soon. Don’t miss out. We requested the last copies of Thou’s – Baton Rouge 12″s back from our distributor and just like Floor, once those are sold out there are no plans for a repress anytime soon.

Alright that’s about all for now, please look over the list below and thanks for the support. Stoked to start pumping out the 2016 releases!

New Items
Expo 70 – Kinetic Tones – BRONZE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Oaken Palace) $17.99
Jessica 93 – Self-Titled 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $10.99
Massgrave / Suffering Mind – Split 9″+DVD (Behind The Mountain) $9.99
Monarch – Die Tonight – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $10.99
Monarch – Sabbracadaver 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Perpetual Conversion – 30 Years & Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan Lilker Book (Handshake) $19.99
Phobia / Suffering Mind – Split 5″ (Behind The Mountain) $5.99
Posse – Perfect H 7″ (Wharf Cat) $8.99
Rwake – A Stone, A Leaf An Unfound Door – LAVENDER COLORED VINYL 12″+DVD (Behind The Mountain) $10.99
Self Defense Family – Duets – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Iron Pier) $13.99
Self Defense Family – German Industrial Ballads Cassette (Bad Paintings) $5.99
Self Defense Family – When The Barn Caves In – ORANGE GOLD COLORED VINYL 7″ (Iron Pier) $4.99
Self Defense Family – When The Barn Caves In Cassette (Iron Pier) $4.99
Soilent Green – Pussy Soul – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Behind The Mountain) $10.99
Wild Moth – Inhibitor 12″ (Iron Pier) $13.99
Wild Moth – Mirror – FLEXI VINYL 7″ (Iron Pier) $4.99

Restocks
Floor – Self-Titled 12”+7” *BLACK VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $16.99
Floor – Self-Titled 12”+7” *CLEAR COLORED VINYL* (Robotic Empire) $19.99
Huata – Atavist Of Mann 2×12” *RED COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12” *CLEAR BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
Year Of No Light / Bagarre Generale – Split 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Music Fear Satan) $10.99

Robotic Empire Online Store

Robotic Empire Update – Creation Is Crucifixion Pre-orders and Isis Repress!

Hi everyone, the moment so many folks have been asking about is finally here. We are officially taking pre-orders for the Creation is CrucifixionAntenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live in Geneva 2×12″ records today!


Pittsburgh tech-metal hactivists Creation is Crucifixion emulate Lazarus with a double-LP collecting their last recordings along with an impressive live set.

The long-rumored Antenna Builder track, the ‘final’ recording by Creation is Crucifixion’s last active lineup is a 9-minute opus that brilliantly merges CIC’s heavy technical metal 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 fleshes out the first 12″ in this gatefold double-LP package.

Accompanying the studio-recordings 12″ is a live LP from a classic CIC’s set on their last European tour, captured live in Geneva during May of the millennial year. These 15+ year recordings showcase tracks from across the band’s catalog of material, with a higher clarity than some of their raw studio recordings.

Specifically mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, the Creation Is Crucifixion – Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits / Live In Geneva 2xLP comes housed in a stark black and white gatefold jacket with gold ink overlaid. A digital download of the full release is included. 2 color options available, Metallic Gold or Black Vinyl.

Again, this is a pre-order and we expect the records to arrive to us the last week of February, we’ll begin shipping ASAP once we have our anxious little hands on them. Keep in mind that anything else you add to your order with the Creation Is Crucifixion records will not ship till end of Feb. If you want to pick up additional items and want them sooner, please make a separate order just for those, thanks.


Also exciting to announce is that we have a fresh repress of Isis’ Celestial 2×12″ with new color options available in the online shop! These are here at Robo Headquarters and shipping now. Check out these beauties, we think the new colors turned out great.


Our previous distro update was loaded with lots of good tunes, please look over the list below as most items are still available. We’re also still running our bandcamp sale till the end of the month so head on over to our BANDCAMP PAGE! All albums are 20% off with the coupon code “NEWYEARNEWME”. Go grab some tunes on the cheap! Great way to check out something new, there’s tons of great music on there, we know you’ll find something to give a listen to.

We’ve got a big year ahead of us with LOTS of releases on deck so if you can place an order either in our Robotic Empire – Online Store or on our BANDCAMP PAGE it will help direct fund lots of cool new projects across the year! Thanks so much everyone!

NEW ITEMS
Birds In Row – Personal War 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Bleach Everything – Free Inside 7″ (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Bleak – We Deserve Our Failures 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Bleed The Pigs / Thetan – Split 12″ (Dead Tank) $8.99
Blood Sun Circle – Bloodiest / Sunniest 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Body, The / Krieg – Split – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (At A Loss) $19.99
Charles Manson – Inner Sanctum 7″ (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Corey J Brewer – Pale Pink Prison Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Dialysis – Abastab 7″ (Hex) $4.99
Dialysis – Ludicrous Speed 7″ (Hex) $4.99
Dorthia Cottrell – Self-Titled 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
Ed Gein – Bad Luck – COLORED VINYL 12″ Black Market Activities $9.99
Elsinores, The – New Forms 12″ (Dead Tank) $8.99
Envy – Atheist’s Cornea 12″ (Temporary Residence) $9.99
Ex-Breathers – Past Tense 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Grizzlor – Cycloptic 7″ (Hex) $4.99
Ides Of Gemini – Carthage Between Strange Fruit 7″ (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Loma Prieta – Love 7″ (Deathwish) $4.99
Loma Prieta – Self Portrait – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Meridian Arc – Out of Stasis Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Neurosis – Through Silver In Blood Deluxe Reissue – 180 gram VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $19.99
Neurosis – Times Of Grace – 180 gram VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $19.99
Oakeater – Aquarius 12″ (Sige) $19.99
Pyrit – UFO 12″ (Bookmaker) $17.99
Rainbow Wolves – 1 Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Still Caves – Gnarly for Days Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Taxa – Resurrection Year 7″ (Hex) $4.99
Tentacles – Ambivalence 12″ (Dead Tank) $8.99
Terminal Fuzz Terror – Immersed in This World of Distortion Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Unsacred – False Light 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
Wailin Storms – One Foot in the Flesh Grave – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Night of Your Ascension – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Yautja – Songs of Lament 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
Year Of No Light – Tocsin 2×12″ (Debemur) $33.99

RESTOCKS
Bastard Sapling – Instinct Is Forever 2×12” (Gilead Media) $19.99
Code Orange Kids – I Am King 12” GREEN COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12” PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Ed Gein – Judas Goats and Dieseleaters 12” (HexRecords) $9.99
Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes – Split 12” 1 Sided VINYL (Mind Over Matter) $11.99
Holy Sons – Fall of Man 12” GOLD COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Like Wolves – Self-Titled 12” (Hex) $9.99
Meatwound – Addio 12” (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Mutilation Rites – Devoid 12” (Forcefield) $9.99
Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros 12” (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy 12” PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Sed Non Satiata / Carrion Spring – Split 12” (Protagonist) $9.99
Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth 12” WHITE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
Sweet Cobra – Earth 12” CLEAR ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
This Will Destroy You – Live In Reykjavik Iceland 3×12” (Magic Bullet) $24.99
This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain 12” LAVENDER COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” *BLACK VINY (Deathwish) $9.99
Windhand – Self-Titled 12” (Forcefield) $9.99
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate 12” WHITE BLUE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
Yautja – Songs of Descent 12” (Forcefield) $9.99
Young Widows – Easy Pain 12” Temporary Residence) $10.99

Robotic Empire 2016 New Year Update!

Happy New Year Everyone! Hoping your year end festivities were a blast and 2016 is starting off on a good foot!

Well, after our massive Black Friday sale we hunkered down and got to work restocking the Robotic Empire – Online Store with some serious goodies for you to start off the new year with. As you’ll see below on the full lists, we’ve got some badass cassettes to offer you from Broken Press in Seattle who is now releasing some tapes that come with silk screened J-Cards (of course!). A Terminal Fuzz Terror tape is amongst those which we are extremely stoked on! Meridian Arc is certainly worth checking out too, it’s a side project from Andy of TFT. And if you’ve not picked up the Terminal Fuzz Terror album we released last year for them, we still have a handful of the deluxe versions available here: Deluxe TFT! These come with a lovely embroidered patch and silk screened tote bag.

We picked up a hefty amount of items from Magic Bullet Records and Deathwish including the new Cult Leader, Loma Prieta, and lots of 7″s this time around. We usually don’t carry too many of those little dudes anymore so if you’re a 7″ collector now’s the time to stock up! An import album by Year of No Light is up for sale in the shop too but we only have a few so grab one if you’re keen. There are deluxe reissues of Neurosis albums at a good price, these are mega heavy, look and sound amazing! And last but not least, if you are into the band Low we highly recommend you pick up the PYRIT album we brought in from Bookmaker records in France, who also released the Henryspenncer album we did digital for and have vinyl for in the shop. This is seriously making the best of 2015 list for us. Can’t stop jamming it, only have a few, check it out! Our restock list is nothing to shake a stick at, most of these have been flying out the door as fast as we can stock them so we picked up more as soon as we possibly could.

For our digital download folks, we’re running a sale on our BANDCAMP PAGE for the rest of the month of January. All albums are 20% off with the coupon code “NEWYEARNEWME”. Go grab some albums on the cheap! Great way to check out something new, there’s tons of great music on there, we know you’ll find something to give a listen to.

Now yes, we know things have been quiet on the new release front for Robotic Empire but rest assured 2016 is going to pack a punch. So many releases planned, lots going into production as we speak and a few about to finish up soon. Lots of folks have been asking about the Creation is Crucifixion release and yes, it’s still happening and it’s currently in production. Looking at an early spring release date for that one. Thanks for all the comments and questions on it, we’re really impatient to get this one out there for you guys!


Another release we’re very excited and honored to be a part of is the newest Man Is the Bastard Noise album titled “The Honesty Shop”. This thing is going to be blowing minds all year long and just wait till you see the gorgeous packaging we have in store for you on this one. Deluxe versions will be available too that include special goodies but will only be for mailorder through us. This is a limited pressing and we hope to have this one ready as winter comes to a close. In our excitement over this, we’re putting all the MITB T-Shirts on sale for the rest of the month. 3 designs to choose from, if you’re amped on the upcoming release, show some support and pick up a shirt!

Alright, enough talk, here’s the full list below with new items to the shop and restocks too. Thanks everyone for all the support you sent our way in 2015 and we are very excited to be bringing you some badass releases in 2016!! You guys RULE!

-Team Robo
Robotic Empire – Online Store

NEW ITEMS
Birds In Row – Personal War 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Bleach Everything – Free Inside 7″ (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Bleak – We Deserve Our Failures 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Bleed The Pigs / Thetan – Split 12″ (Dead Tank) $8.99
Blood Sun Circle – Bloodiest / Sunniest 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Body, The / Krieg – Split – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (At A Loss) $19.99
Charles Manson – Inner Sanctum 7″ (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Corey J Brewer – Pale Pink Prison Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Cult Leader – Lightless Walk – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Dialysis – Abastab 7″ (Hex) $4.99
Dialysis – Ludicrous Speed 7″ (Hex) $4.99
Dorthia Cottrell – Self-Titled 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
Ed Gein – Bad Luck – COLORED VINYL 12″ Black Market Activities $9.99
Elsinores, The – New Forms 12″ (Dead Tank) $8.99
Envy – Atheist’s Cornea 12″ (Temporary Residence) $9.99
Ex-Breathers – Past Tense 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Grizzlor – Cycloptic 7″ (Hex) $4.99
Ides Of Gemini – Carthage Between Strange Fruit 7″ (Magic Bullet) $4.99
Loma Prieta – Love 7″ (Deathwish) $4.99
Loma Prieta – Self Portrait – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
Meridian Arc – Out of Stasis Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Neurosis – Through Silver In Blood Deluxe Reissue – 180 gram VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $19.99
Neurosis – Times Of Grace – 180 gram VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $19.99
Oakeater – Aquarius 12″ (Sige) $19.99
Pyrit – UFO 12″ (Bookmaker) $17.99
Rainbow Wolves – 1 Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Still Caves – Gnarly for Days Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Taxa – Resurrection Year 7″ (Hex) $4.99
Tentacles – Ambivalence 12″ (Dead Tank) $8.99
Terminal Fuzz Terror – Immersed in This World of Distortion Cassette (Broken Press) $6.99
Unsacred – False Light 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
Wailin Storms – One Foot in the Flesh Grave – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Wrekmeister Harmonies – Night of Your Ascension – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $19.99
Yautja – Songs of Lament 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
Year Of No Light – Tocsin 2×12″ (Debemur) $33.99

RESTOCKS
Bastard Sapling – Instinct Is Forever 2×12” *VINYL* (Gilead Media) $19.99
Code Orange Kids – I Am King 12” *GREEN COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Doomriders – Grand Blood 12” *PURPLE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Ed Gein – Judas Goats and Dieseleaters 12” *VINYL* (HexRecords) $9.99
Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes – Split 12” *1 Sided VINYL* (Mind Over Matter) $11.99
Holy Sons – Fall of Man 12” *GOLD COLORED VINYL* (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
Like Wolves – Self-Titled 12” *VINYL* (Hex) $9.99
Meatwound – Addio 12” *VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Mutilation Rites – Devoid 12” *VINYL* (Forcefield) $9.99
Oathbreaker – Eros Anteros 12” *VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Planes Mistaken For Stars – Mercy 12” *PURPLE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Sed Non Satiata / Carrion Spring – Split 12” *VINYL* (Protagonist) $9.99
Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth 12” *WHITE SILVER COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Sweet Cobra – Earth 12” *CLEAR ORANGE COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
This Will Destroy You – Live In Reykjavik Iceland 3×12” *VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $24.99
This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain 12” *LAVENDER COLORED VINYL* (Magic Bullet) $9.99
Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12” *BLACK VINYL* (Deathwish) $9.99
Windhand – Self-Titled 12” *VINYL* (Forcefield) $9.99
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate 12” *WHITE BLUE COLORED VINYL* (Deathwish) $10.99
Yautja – Songs of Descent 12” *VINYL* (Forcefield) $9.99
Young Widows – Easy Pain 12” *VINYL* (Temporary Residence) $10.99