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Introducing WRONG and TERMINAL FUZZ TERROR with vinyl and download preorders!

Things have finally calmed down here at Robo HQ after the insane activity from several ISIS vinyl reissues. Happy to have Oceanic, Panopticon and In The Absence Of Truth out there and reasonably widespread again, we’re now ready to introduce you to two new bands joining the Robo roster by launching two new preorders!


TERMINAL FUZZ TERROR are a Seattle-based band consisting of D. Rodriguez (guitar, vocals), D. Nelson (guitar, vocals), A. Crawshaw (drums) and J. Kleine (bass). Drummer Crawshaw also runs the Seattle based screen printing monolith Broken Press, who screened all printwork for TFT’s hand assembled, limited release. Their vinyl debut, Vol 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain, was recorded at Witch Ape Studio, engineered and mixed by Tad Doyle (of TAD) and mastered by James Plotkin.

TFT unleash a raw fury of rock n’ roll drifted through the filters of punk, psychedelia and blues. Pummeling percussion and wailing riffs accompany a vocal delivery that channels an obliterated Jim Morrison at the height of religious revelry! The magnanimous 17-minute title track B-side closes out Vol 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain with a long form, slow burning mind melter. You can sample for yourself by previewing “Megalodon” now via The Obelisk.

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Housed in a silk screened jacket limited to 300 copies, this is a thing of beauty and includes a high-quality digital download, massive poster and insert. 50 special deluxe versions of the record include an embroidered 4″ round patch and come packaged in a screen printed tote bag (a very limited amount are available for mailorder from us).


We’ve also got some badass t-shirts for TFT, printed on cozy ass Anvil Ringspun shirts – hit that up too for some new digs.

Available on March 3rd, Vol 0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain pre-orders are up now and expected to ship around Feb. 27th.

* VINYL pre-orders via Robotic Empire’s Online Store

* DOWNLOAD pre-orders via iTunes or Bandcamp

On the other side of the heavy spectrum, for the folks who’ve been wondering what the CAPSULE dudes have been up to, we’re beyond stoked to introduce you to WRONG!


Comprised of Eric Hernandez on guitars / vocals, brother Brian Hernandez on drums, Andres Ascanio on the bass and Ryan Haft on guitars, Miami, Florida’s WRONG debut with an absolutely pummeling four-track EP titled Stop Giving. With an emphasis on bludgeon and groove, it’s hard not to compare their first recordings to heyday-era HELMET; but WRONG deliver their own dissonance, atmosphere and attitude in a massive combination of power and skill. An indication of things to come, Stop Giving preludes a full-length due on Robotic Empire later this year.


The Stop Giving EP vinyl plays at 45rpm, is limited to 300 copies, and comes in silk screened packaging with artwork by TORCHE‘s Rick Smith, printed at Seattle’s Broken Press. Self-recorded and mixed in Summer 2014 at Pinecrust studios in Miami, FL by Ryan Haft, the EP was mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance. Including a high quality digital download, you can listen to “Call It” now on our Bandcamp page.

Vinyl is being assembled now and is set to begin shipping around Feb. 27th !

* VINYL pre-orders via Robotic Empire’s Online Store

* DOWNLOAD pre-orders via iTunes or Bandcamp and immediately receive the song “Call It”

CATCH WRONG ON TOUR w/ TORCHE:
Mar 06 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 07 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
Mar 08 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Mar 09 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Mar 10 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Mar 11 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Mar 12 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone Cafe
Mar 13 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Mar 14 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Mar 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Mar 16 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Mar 17 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Mar 18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Mar 21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Mar 22 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB
Mar 23 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Mar 25 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Mar 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Mar 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Underground Arts
Mar 28 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Mar 29 – Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub

Beyond these two new Robo-bangers, we’ve got a handful of solid restocks along with some new releases – so here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* Decades Failures – Goodby3 12″ (Dead Tank) $9.99
* Fall Of Efrafa – Inle 2×12″ (No Pasaran) $24.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12″ – 180 GRAM VINYL (Lovitt) $12.99
* Pygmy Lush – Old Friends 12″ (Lovitt) $12.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror – In The Shadow Of The Mountain Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Broken Press) $9.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror – In The Shadow Of The Mountain Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Broken Press) $9.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror – In The Shadow Of The Mountain Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Broken Press) $9.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror – In The Shadow Of The Mountain Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Broken Press) $9.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror – Vol.0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain – DELUXE VERSION VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* Terminal Fuzz Terror – Vol.0: In The Shadow Of The Mountain 12″ (Robotic Empire) $11.99
* Thou – Heathen 2×12″ (Howling Mine) $19.99
* Wrong – Stop Giving 12″ EP (Robotic Empire) $11.99

That’s plenty for now, get into it over at the Robotic Empire – Online Store – BOOM!

ISIS – “Panopticon” remastered 2xLP vinyl now available, plus distro items and restocks.

It’s been an absolutely berzerker holiday season, but no rest for the restless as we’re STRAIGHT back into it #2015 style… into the beastmode, here we go:

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ISIS (the band) vinyl repress madness continues with Panopticon now getting the royal treatment, remastered audio, revamped printwork and all! This is the first full-length we ever worked with the band on, almost 10-years ago to the date (!), and it feels great to have it in print and available all these years later.

This time around the ante has been upped with Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios’ brilliant audio remastering, who was also responsible for the recent Oceanic remastering as well (previously erroneously credited by us to James Plotkin, who also does great work).

Aaron Turner’s iconic layout has also received a tune-up, with uncoated printed-innersleeves housed within a super high-gloss, tip-on heavyweight gatefold jacket.

2000 copies of this beautiful latest pressing were made: 200 on clear/translucent blue, 500 on clear/translucent orange and 1300 on black vinyl. Panopticon is in-house now and available to order from the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

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In case you missed the memo(s), we also recently re-pressed ISIS classics Oceanic and In The Absence Of Truth, both as 2xLPs as well. All of these and much more is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

Beyond all the ISIS represses and mailorder activity, we’ve also updated the Robo Store with some newer items and older restocks, including a few distributor returns of otherwise OOP items. Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* Baroness – First & Second 12″ – BROWN COLORED VINYL (Hyperrealist) $14.99
* Baroness – First & Second 12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Hyperrealist) $14.99
* Dead – Idiots 12″ (We Empty Rooms) $14.99
* Holly Hunt – Prometheus 12″ (Other Electricities) $11.99
* Holly Hunt – Year One 2×12″ (Other Electricities) $19.99
* Insect Ark – Long Arms 10″ (Geweih Ritual Documents) $14.99
* Isis – Panopticon 2×12″ – BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $22.99
* Isis – Panopticon 2×12″ – CLEAR WITH BLUE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $22.99
* Isis – Panopticon 2×12″ – CLEAR WITH ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $22.99
* Magrudergrind – Facemelter T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Magrudergrind – Facemelter T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Magrudergrind – Facemelter T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Magrudergrind – Facemelter T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Plaids – Self-Titled 12″ (Barely Regal) $10.99
* Thou – Ceremonies Of Humiliation 3×12″ (Dead Tank) $34.99
* Tilts – Self-Titled 12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Weak Teeth – So You’re Ruined Your Life 12″ (Tor Johnson) $7.99
* Windmills By The Ocean – II 12″ – PAGAN SUN COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $9.99

That’s the whammy for now, get into it and allllll the rest over at the Robotic Empire – Online Store. Big ups!

Mailorder madness!

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Wow! We got flooded in Holiday / ISIS orders and are a bit behind schedule as a result. That being said, we are chugging through everyone’s orders as quickly as we can.

We appreciate your patience as we get through this mountain of mailorder. Our operation is humble, and very thankful for all the interest and orders.

Everyone be safe out there. Big ups & Jah bless!

ISIS “Oceanic” 2xLP re-mastered repress, and annual Crazy Holiday Sale

holidaysale700webIt’s crazy to think about, but the year is almost over. Everything ramps up surrounding the holidays, and we’re doing a mini “Black Friday” crazy holiday sale, with 30% off all orders $50 or more. This is the biggest blanket-discount we’ve ever done in the Robotic Empire – Online Store, so now is a great time to stock up on killer vinyl, shirts, CDs or whatever you and/or your loved ones are after this holiday season.

On that note, we are working through the entire month non-stop, so the “XMASPARTY” coupon code will hook ya up throughout the rest of the year. Just enter it during your checkout and you’re good to go.

We’re not giving a definitive “you must get orders in by X date to get stuff by Christmas” like we have in the past – so if you’re trying to get gift-orders in, try and do so ASAP as it’s very tricky to gauge/guarantee shipping times around this season.

oceanic-spread700webThis would be a good time to mention that we’re currently taking pre-orders for the new repress of ISIS‘ landmark opus, Oceanic. Probably the defining ISIS album now that it’s said and done, showcasing a band at the height of a monumental transition, “Oceanic” was/is hailed by many fans as ISIS’ landmark album, earned widespread critical acclaim and was even dubbed “seminal” by Drowned In Sound.

Raising the massive bridge between crushing metal and atmospheric post-rock, ISIS truly came into their own sound on this brilliant sophomore album. This stunning double LP is unquestionably one of ISIS’ pinnacle achievements getting the proper vinyl treatment it so utterly deserves.

2180 total copies were made of this new pressing of Oceanic: 200 on translucent light green, 500 on cream w/green splatter, 1480 on black.

Fully printed on reverse-board stock with “tip-on” style gatefold jackets and printed innersleeves, the audio for this new vinyl pressing was carefully remastered by sonic wizard James Plotkin. Explains drummer Aaron Harris, “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.”

This is available to pre-order now in the Robotic Empire Online Store, and is expected to ship around the first week of December.

Big ups & Happy Holidays!

30-track Free “Blood” Mixtape + rad Online Store update

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We have just released a 30-track free mixtape called “Blood”, comprised entirely of Robotic Empire label alumni’s newest material. There’s over 20 previously unreleased tracks, which winds up being the debut release of a lot of artists’ new/side/solo projects, and we’re extremely happy to be presenting this to you today.

You can download/stream “Blood” free now via Bandcamp and/or stream Soundcloud:

http://roboticempire.bandcamp.com

https://soundcloud.com/roboticempire/sets/blood-mixtape

To elaborate a bit, we’ve been a label for 15 years now and to celebrate we decided to assemble a unique kind of release – where the primary focus is what’s going on with the amazing musicians we’ve worked with over the years, be it their latest material, an unreleased b-side, or the unexpected solo/side project’s latest stuff. When we started contacting bands the response was overwhelmingly positive, and ver about a two-month material the project snowballed, turning into the free 30 track beast before you!

There are contributions from repeat offenders TORCHE, TILTS, PYGMYLUSH, HOLLOW SUNSHINE, TIDELAND and ALPACA, this sampler also spotlights a swath of new material from members of historic Robo bands PG.99, DAUGHTERS, ISIS, CAPSULE, RED SPAROWES, CRESTFALLEN, YOUNG WIDOWS, STOP IT!!, DIAL, ULTRA DOLPHINS, A STORM OF LIGHT, VERSE EN COMA and many more. The full lineup and tracklisting for “Blood” is as follows:

1. Torche – Andy Low *
2. Passing Phases – In The Dark, In The Fire *
3. The Ar-Kaics – No, No, No
4. Tideland – Let Me In *
5. Big No – Turn It On *
6. Taiga – Excelsius *
7. Tilts – Thomas Jefferson II
8. Gull – Susquehannd (Cut) *
9. Christian Blunda – Faraway *
10. Hollow Sunshine – Stay Down
11. Big Hush – Wholes *
12. Snacktruck – Miracle Ball *
13. Wrong – Call It *
14. Decades/Failures – Blank Clocks *
15. Jaye Jayle – Space Girl *
16. Alpaca – Dark Lands
17. Society – Sympathised
18. Mustard Gas and Roses – The Hard Road *
19. Some Stranger – Cosmic Dust (Call 911)) *
20. Hell Night – Black Hornet
21. Chris Taylor – Train of Thought *
22. Crooked Son – Hum *
23. Medusa – Crack & Bleed
24. Nicholas Sadler – You Don’t Know Where You Are Anymore
25. Idolands – Back Pocket *
26. Ancient Sky – Mistakes *
27. Light Yourself on Fire – Get Got *
28. A Storm of Light – Effigy *
29. Howling Void – The Moaning Ache of a Time on the Edge of Collapse *
30. Pygmy Lush – Serve the Servants (Acoustic Demo) *

* denotes previously unreleased

Worth elaborating on is the lead track from TORCHE, oddly-enough named after Robotic Empire’s label founder. Steve Brooks from the band had the following comment in response to this:

“This is a lost track we recorded for the “Songs for Singles” record in 2010. We weren’t completely satisfied with how it turned out and planned on rewriting it one day. One of the riffs got used in “Letting Go” (Harmonicraft). It’s a tune I kinda forgot about until Andy Low (pack rat) sent us a copy asking if we’d be into having this on his new comp. Sure, why not? If it wasn’t for Mr Low, Rick and I wouldn’t have met, Torche might not have existed and who knows where we’d all be today? We decided to call the song “Andy Low” to make him uncomfortable/feel strange about his name as a song title AND because we love the hell out of him. “Andy Low” is for our boy Andy Low/Robodog/Robotic Empire Records. Enjoy!”

Quote label founder Andy Low on assembling this release:

“I’m truly humbled and fairly weirded-out to have a song named after me. But far more importantly, I’m blown away by the sheer talent that surrounds this free ‘mixtape’ release. Every song included amazes me in some manner, and the culmination of all this material gives me the same kind of excitement I felt on the cusp of releasing our most influential records over the years.

If you can, please take the time to check out the full release, especially the songs by bands you haven’t heard before. It was sequenced with a classic mixtape feel in mind, and set to flow as best it can with such a wide variety of material! With two tracks for each year of the label’s existence, there is a plethora of great new tunes lurking in here, which I hope you’ll find and enjoy.

A genuine and hearty thankyou is due to every artist who is a part of this, it means the world to be celebrating 15 years as a label with such amazing musicians, and their projects past, present and future!”

The “Blood” mixtape can be downloaded now for FREE via Robotic Empire’s bandcamp page, or streamed in full via Soundcloud:

http://roboticempire.bandcamp.com

Enjoy!

In addition, we’ve also had a great round of new items come into our Online Store:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* Acid King – III 12″ – COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $11.99
* Anti Ritual – Self-Titled 12″ (Vendetta) $9.99
* Argentinum Astrum – Malleus Maleficarum 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
* Barn Owl – Ancestral Star 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $16.99
* Bastard Sapling – Dragged From Our Restless Trance 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $9.99
* Body, The – Christs, Redeemers 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $16.99
* Catalyst, The – Voyager 12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $9.99
* Code Orange Kids – I Am King 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Cold World – How The Gods Chill – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Converge – Axe To Fall 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Cult Leader – Nothing For Us Here 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Doomriders – Darkness Come Alive 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99
* Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Expo 70 / Plankton Wat – Split 12″ (Debacle) $9.99
* Forn – The Departure Of Consciousness 12″ (Vendetta) $9.99
* Godflesh – Self-Titled -TEST PRESS VINYL 12″ $39.99
* Graves At Sea – Documents Of Greif 12″ – PICTURE DISC VINYL (Kreation) $11.99
* Moloch – Possession 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Vendetta) $9.99
* Music Blues – Things Haven’t Gone Well 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $16.99
* Nachtmystium – Demise 12″ – PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $11.99
* Oozing Wound – Retrash 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Protestant – In Thy Name 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
* Soft Pink Truth, The – Why Do The Heathen Rage? 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $9.99
* Touche Amore – Is Survived By 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Deathwish) $11.99
* Whitehorse / Negative Standards – Split 12″ (Vendetta) $9.99
* Whitehorse – Fire To Light The Way / Everything Ablaze 12″ (Vendetta) $9.99
* Windhand – Self-Titled 12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $9.99
* Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Wrekmeister Harmonies – You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Yautja – Songs of Descent 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
* Young And In The Way – When Life Comes To Death 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Zoroaster – Self-Titled 12″ (Kreation) $11.99

You can check out all of that and heaps more at http://www.roboticempire.com/store

Big ups & JAH BLESS! – Team Robo

New ALPACA digital EP, TILTS and THOU vinyl, plus t-shirts and more

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Los Angeles / New York duo ALPACA today release their sophomore offering, a four song EP titled Post Empire.

Recorded throughout 2013 and 2014, the two man electronic/rock outfit comprised of Allen Blickle and Justin Nuckols explore a slightly darker territory on their latest effort. While retaining the catchy elements ALPACA established on their debut album Demimonde, there’s increased melancholy compared to the breakout debut last year. The proggy sensibilities are more apparent in the less-conventional song structures, and a haunting dissonance balances this new material’s impressive impact.

Blickle’s bombastic and technical drumming style that he grew throughout his tenure with rock group BARONESS shines bright on the harder groove tracks, while Nuckols’ at times ethereal guitar style and vocal performances resonate further maturity on the duo’s new work.

Comments Blickle on the release, “Post Empire in essence portrays a present picture of our personalities musically and contextually. Exploring new territory for every record we work on is what excites us to move forward in our musical relationship.”

The Post Empire EP is now available digitally worldwide via iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and others.

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On the opposite end of the format spectrum, THOU‘s monster 12″ EP, The Sacrifice, from earlier this year has just been re-pressed. Quickly blowing out when it landed late spring, this tidy beast returns to wax in all its tip-on jacket / 180-gram vinyl glory! Comprised of five burly tracks recorded during the Heathen album sessions, the 25 minutes of The Sacrifice offers some of the band’s most condensed work to date, eschewing the crawl found on most of their long-players and upping the tempo a bit while retaining their revered doom and roar.

Several new bludgeoners (“New Orleans Is a Hole,” “Pill,” and “Eulogy”) are joined with the masterful drone of “I Believe Because It Is Impossible” and, per usual, a ferocious NIRVANA cover, this time putting “I Hate Myself and I Want to Die” through their apocalyptic grinder. Accompanying the 45 RPM heavyweight clear vinyl 12″ is a high quality digital download included, where THOU once again presents the thunder with quality and class.

* Grab THOU vinyl, cassettes and t-shirts at the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* Get THOU‘s most recent digital releases (The Sacrifice, Heathen, the Algiers collection and others) at Robotic Empire’s Bandcamp

Further color wax is also available for TILTS latest offering, Cuatro Hombres, along with the re-press of their Self-Titled debut album – both now available on vinyl.

Each of these longplaying rock and roll bangers feature cover imagery by Tom Huck, the renowned ‘Evil Print’ woodcut artist also responsible for THE ROOTS Phrenology cover. Including a high quality digital download as well, TILTS catalog is responsibly available once again.

* Find TILTS vinyl (including a limited hand-numbered TEST PRESS edition of Cuatro Hombres) in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

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Beyond that, we’ve been chugging through the recent t-shirts stocked from MAN IS THE BASTARD / NOISE and the GRATEFUL DEAD X MISFITS limited design we scored stock of. Although famous rappers are snatching them up pronto, some sizes of each are still available in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

Big ups & Jah Bless!

New TILTS album, three MAN IS THE BASTARD / NOISE t-shirts, rad distro items and more!

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We’re thrilled to announce that the crowdfunded sophomore album from St. Louis’ rock quartet TILTS is finally available on vinyl! Cuatro Hombres is 10 rippin tracks of rock and/or roll, with enough heavy spice added in to make it absolutely bombastic. A song premiere for “Touchdowns” happened via Noisey/Vice, and can be heard here.

Like the debut album (which was also re-pressed alongside this new LP), TILTS entirely self-recorded this beast, then had RVA engineer Ian Whalen (RAH BRAHS, TOMBS, LAMB OF GOD) mix the songs from there. James Plotkin has mastered the release specifically for vinyl, and separately for the included high quality digital-download card.

Both Cuatro Hombres and the self-titled debut LP sport woodcut cover art courtesy of Tom Huck, and are each available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

* Listen to “Thomas Jefferson II” or “Touchdowns” from the Cuatro Hombres LP
* Listen to “Hot For Pizza” or “Mexiqo” from the Self-Titled LP
* Order the vinyl here!

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Beyond that we’ve got a stack of new shirts from MAN IS THE BASTARD / BASTARD NOISE in house, officially Wood-sanctioned. The iconic SKULL is now available as a large black-and-grey on grey shirt, or maroon-and-yellow on orange shirt. For the stoic/bogan types, we’re also scavenged art off the infamous CROSSED OUT split on Slap A Ham, for a classic white-on-black double-sided shirt.

* Grab MAN IS THE BASTARD / NOISE merch in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

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Further on that classic black-n-white SKULL tip comes a left field one we scored a few of, the limited MISFITS X GRATEFUL DEAD “Steal Yr Skull” shirt. Printed on Gildan soft style shirts, these two other iconic skulls are merged where the Crimson Ghost finally rests within the Dead Head.

* Pick up the GRATEFUL DEAD x MISFITS shirt at the Robotic Empire – Online Store

In addition to the aforementioned, we’ve picked up some stellar vinyl releases for thine turntables and listening enjoyment from the likes of CAPSULE, BLOODPHEASANT, LATE BLOOMER, LOCKTENDER, PRIMITIVE MAN and PYGMY LUSH. Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* Bloodpheasant – Traum 12″ (Tor Johnson) $7.99
* Capsule – No Ghost 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $9.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits – Steal Your Skull T-Shirt Size EXTRA LARGE $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits – Steal Your Skull T-Shirt Size LARGE $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits – Steal Your Skull T-Shirt Size MEDIUM $14.99
* Grateful Dead X Misfits – Steal Your Skull T-Shirt Size SMALL $14.99
* Late Bloomer – Things Change 12″ – BLUE TEAL COLORED VINYL (Tor Johnson) $7.99
* Locktender – Rodin 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Halo Of Flies) $12.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise – Grey Skull T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise – Grey Skull T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise – Grey Skull T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise – Grey Skull T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise – Orange Skull T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise – Orange Skull T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise – Orange Skull T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Noise – Orange Skull T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard – Two Sided Crossed Out T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard – Two Sided Crossed Out T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard – Two Sided Crossed Out T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Man Is The Bastard – Two Sided Crossed Out T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $17.99
* Primitive Man / Hexis – Split 10″ (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12″ – 180 GRAM VINYL (Lovitt) $12.99
* Tilts – Cuatro Hombres – PINK OOZE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Tilts – Cuatro Hombres 12″ – TEST PRESS VINYL (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Tilts – Self-Titled 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99

It’s nice to be back in the saddle with a proper update. Head on over to the Robotic Empire – Online Store for all of this and thousands of other titles from lots of rad bands.

Big ups! – Team Robo

CAVE IN’s The Sacrifice Poles vinyl finally available + lots of great distro titles!

caveinspread700pxwebWe are thrilled to announce the availability of CAVE IN‘s elusive mid-period album The Sacrifice Poles, which Robodog Records originally released on CD back in 2001. Comprised entirely of instrumental 4-track recordings from 1998-2000, The Sacrifice Poles sees CAVE IN heavily experimenting during writing blocks between Until Your Heart Stops and Jupiter. Largely unlike either release due to the creative process, the album remains unmistakably “Cave In” and is a surprising window into one of rock music’s most amazing transitions.

Aside from “Brain Candle Waltz”, all material has stayed exclusive to this release and we are thrilled to finally present it on vinyl, over 13 years later. Aaron Turner’s stark original artwork and layout has been meticulously re-created from archived artist proofs, for a 5-color silkscreened LP jacket printed by brethren at Broken Press.

All audio for both vinyl and digital formats has been separately remastered by James Plotkin in 2014 for a warmer, fuller sound. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies, 300 were made on translucent blue vinyl and 200 on black vinyl. All LP copies include a high quality digital download.

This officially drops on May 27th but we’re too damn stoked and have put up our mailorder copies now! iTunes and other digital services will have this on the 27th as well.

* Order CAVE IN‘s The Sacrifice Poles LP now at the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* Pre-order the digital version of CAVE IN‘s The Sacrifice Poles via iTunes or our Bandcamp

Once track from each side of the vinyl are also available to preview via Soundcloud:

Beyond that awesome release, we have acquired a gnarly plethora of new vinyl and cassettes for the Robotic Empire – Online Store, including a bunch of rad tunes from former Robo alumni.

On the new release tip we’ve got new stuff from THE BODY, CULT LEADER (3/4ths of powerhouse GAZA), DECADES/FAILURES (Adam from STOP IT!!‘s excellent dark solo material), DOC‘s killer 12″ (with MAGRUDERGRIND drummer Chris Moore), DOOMRIDERS bringing the thunder, two MOUNTAINS LPs, a new self-released NADJA 7″ seeing them in a new aggressive light, plenty of THOU vinyl as their prolific roar rolls on, TOUCHE AMORE‘s new one for all the sad souls and way more.

As for restocks, it’s much of the same plus the two latest long players from CONVERGE, GRAILS self-released reissues of their two first LPs (initially released by Robo/Neurot), HELMS ALEE‘s rare old debut 1-sided 12″ (amazing we got more of these), LITURGY‘s polarizing Aesthetica 2LP, an expanded TRAP THEM 12″ and a trifecta of double-LPs from YEAR OF NO LIGHT.

HEAPS of good stuff, here are the full lists:

NEW ITEMS:
* Body, The – Christs, Redeemers Cassette (At A Loss) $6.99
* Cave In – The Sacrifice Poles 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Cave In – The Sacrifice Poles 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Cult Leader – Nothing For Us Here 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Decades / Failures – Self-Titled Cassette (Dead Tank) $4.99
* DOC – Decomposition Fantsay 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $15.99
* Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Elsinors – Dreams of Youth 12″ (Dead Tank) $9.99
* Hexis – Abalam 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $9.99
* Koen Holtkamp – Motion 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $11.99
* Landing – Self-Titled 12″ (Geographic North) $18.99
* Mountains – Centralia 2×12″ – BROWN COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $21.99
* Mountains – Mountains, Mountains, Mountains 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Nadja – Tangled 7″ (Broken Spine) $7.99
* Thou / Cower – Split 12″ (Nuestra Lengua) $11.99
* Thou / The Body – Released From Love 12″ (Vinyl Rites) $10.99
* Tinniens – Dub Guns Cassette (Geographic North) $5.99
* Touche Amore – Is Survived By 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99

RESTOCKS:
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – Master, We Perish 12″ (At A Loss) $10.99
* Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
* Converge – Axe To Fall 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Grails – Redlight 12″ (Pamilco) $14.99
* Grails – The Burden of Hope 12″ (Pamilco) $14.99
* Helms Alee – Self-Titled 1-Sided 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Rome Plow) $14.99
* Huata – Atavist Of Mann 2×12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Liturgy – Aesthethica 2×12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $21.99
* Mountains – Air Museum 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Thou – To The Chaos Wizard Youth 10″ (Howling Mine) $12.99
* Trap Them – SÈance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12″ – DARK BLUE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Year Of No Light – Nord 2×12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $20.99
* Year Of No Light – Vampry 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $20.99

That wraps it up! Long awaited CAVE IN release plus new tunes and restocks of significant proportions!

Get into it all at the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

PEACE.