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Robotic Empire launches BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY Kickstarter to release "For Smokers Only" weed-tribute album! +BIGass update (FALSE/BARGHEST split LP, tons of new distro stuff, etc)

It is with great amazement that we announce a recently-launched Kickstarter campaign in hopes of releasing a genuine BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY weed-tribute album on both CD and LP. This is obviously a unique release to come into our path, and we feel fully obligated to try making this a reality!


There have been none before or after that accurately compare to the exclusive quality and talent that is BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY, and to unleash this heady collection is a privilege we won’t soon forget. Renown globally with over 30 million(!) albums sold worldwide, BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY are true groundbreakers with their unique combination of heartfelt melody and street realism. A variety of vocal speeds and skills are mixed with infectious beats, resulting in unparalleled rap in both substance and style.

(CD artwork, subject to change)
Comprised of a magnificent crop of tracks from across BONE THUGS and members impressive catalogs of recordings, “For Smokers Only” is an incredible 12-track homage to their favorite medicinal herb. This “For Smokers Only” collection has never been available before on CD or LP, previously released earlier this year solely as a digital-download, and some of the material featured here will be made available in the physical format for the very first time! The songs found here are a dozen high quality nuggets representing BONE THUGS‘ fondness for imbibing in an age-old ritual that many of us also know and love. The full track list is as follows:

We’re doing this Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising enough funds to start manufacturing CDs plus both the standard edition vinyl-LP and deluxe DIE HARD edition LP of “For Smokers Only”, plus hopefully cover some licensing and legal fees, and basically just work with one of the most amazing hip hop bands on the planet!

This is a special opportunity to own BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY material on vinyl, as most of their albums that’ve been pressed on wax are now long out of print. In combination with the vinyl, a high-quality DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of “For Smokers Only” will be included with every LP ordered.

HERE IS WHAT WE PLAN ON MAKING:

* The CD will be packaged in a jewel case with full-color artwork.

* The standard vinyl LP will come on your choice of black or green vinyl packaged in a color jacket, and includes a high quality digital-download of the full album.

* The deluxe DIE HARD edition will come on limited “PURPLE HAZE” (purple-N-green) color vinyl housed in an oversized ziplock baggie, an exclusive “bud tribute” slipmat, a hand-numbered 11″ x 17″ screenprinted blacklight poster, stickers, 1.5″ button, full album digital-download AND bonus additional download of the “Everyday Thugs” album!

* A special limited vinyl TEST PRESS edition, plus the truly massive “VIP MEGABONE” option…

Important Note: THIS RELEASE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA OUTSIDE OF THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF COPIES IMPORTED VIA THIS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!!

Because this release is being manufactured and distributed in Europe, pledge prices have been calculated to include the “import shipping” costs for USA orderers. People in other countries can order as well, please just see the “International Shipping” price section of the FAQ found within the Kickstarter campaign, as shipping for this release is a little different (and cheaper) than how we normally do things.

We’ve come up with a variety of different pledge options including super simple postage-paid CDs and LPs, wholesale options, the deluxe DIE HARD edition, a limited TEST PRESS option, plus an elaborate and crazy “VIP MEGABONE” $420 pledge option! Please see the Kickstarter campaign page for all of the details on everything we’re offering here.

This is running for one month and we’re basically aiming to treat it as an “elaborate pre-order”. Although this is the most we’ve asked for to date, after two previous successful Kickstarter campaigns under our belt we’re hoping this one will be a success as well.

That being said, the other campaigns definitely wouldn’t have gone as well without kind people helping us spread the word. Seriously, a post on Facebook/Tumblr/Twitter/your blog/whatever actually helps a surprising amount, and we’re totally down to hook up some bonus swag schwag at the end of this crazy thing if you wanna help us spread the word a bit. Just let us know at the end of the campaign if you posted something and we’re happy to juice it up.

Here’s the link, please share it!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roboticempire/bone-thugs-n-harmony-for-smokers-only-cd-and-lp-re

Here’s a short one: http://kck.st/U9LsYQ

An audio medley with a handful of clips from the album can be heard here:

YEA-UH! That pretty much sums it up! This is easily one of the most exciting and wildest things Robotic Empire has attempted in our nearly 14-year history. We’ve talked about truly breaking out of our “comfort zone” genres for years, and what better way to do it than with a freakin BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY release?! Nobody (even us) was expecting this, so PLEASE help us make this thing a hit by spreading the word if ya can.

BONE BONE BONE BONE BONE BONE….

So obviously that is the biggest news for us in a while, but far from all we’ve been up to lately. Besides working on prepping the BONE THUGS project for kind of a while, we’ve been busy stocking lots of AWESOME new tunes for the Robotic Empire – Online Store.


Top on the list this time is the stunning FALSE / BARGHEST split LP, which our partner label Mirror Universe was kind of the catalyst for. A co-release with longtime brethren Gilead Media, this is one of the most blistering and relentless albums we’ve been involved with to date. Seriously incredible sophomore material from each band following two fantastic debut albums on Gilead last year, we are extremely stoked to have this in house and ready to rock. Dr. Broadcloak himself’s timely OCD has proven itself glorious once again with an incredible package with fantastic artwork, a large poster insert and appropriately heavyweight vinyl. Fans of the heavy: DO NOT sleep on this one!

* Available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

This release is also available to stream in full, with FALSE showcasing their material through the mighty Decibel Magazine, and BARGHEST via bandcamp.

* BARGHEST side
* FALSE side

FALSE is currently on the road as well: GO SEE THEM if they’re coming near you!

9/13 – Chicago, IL – LUMC – 2242 S. Damen Ave
9/14 – Urbana, IL – The Snake Pit
9/15 – Columbia, MO – Hairhole
9/16 – Kansas City, KS – Detto Haus
9/17 – Omaha, NE – The West Wing
9/18 – Denver, CO – Aqualung’s
9/19 – Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21 – 1614 Paseo De Peralta
9/20 – Las Cruces, NM – The Trainyard – 102 Conway
9/21 – Phoenix, AZ – Revolver Records – 918 N 2nd St.
9/22 – San Diego, CA – The Yard
9/23 – Long Beach, CA – Blue Cafe Underground – 217 Pine Ave
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Vacation Vinyl (Early show 7pm) – 3815 West Sunset Boulevard
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star Bar (Later show) – 267 S Main St
9/25 – Bakersfield, CA – Mint Bar – 1207 19th Street
9/26 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room – 647 Valencia Street
9/28 – Santa Rosa, CA – TBA
9/29 – Sacramento, CA – Oak Park Boiz House
9/30 – Chico, CA – Origami Lounge
10/1 – Salem, OR – Burial Grounds
10/2 – Portland, OR – Beech House
10/2 – Portland, OR – Backspace – 115 NW 5th Ave
10/3 – Olympia, WA – Le Voyeur – 404 4th Avenue East
10/4 – Seattle, WA – Fusion Cafe – 909 Fourth Ave
10/5 – Missoula, MT – Zoo City – 139 East Main Street
10/6 – Bismarck, ND – Creature Cave
10/7 – Minot, ND – Pangea House
10/8 – Fargo, ND – New Direction – 14 Roberts St

Beyond that we’ve stocked STACKS of new records that’ve been piling up here for a while now… about 40 new items and nearly 30 restocks as well! Basically too much to really highlight it all but we’d like to at least note new jawns from ALTAR OF PLAGUES, ANCIENT SKY, BACCHUS, THE BODY, BRAINOIL, CLOUD RAT, DARK CASTLE, EYEHATEGOD, GHOSTLIMB, GHOUL, GAYS & QUEERS, GRAF ORLOCK, IRON REAGAN, MUNICIPAL WASTE(!), THE OBSESSED, PLANKS, VADAR, VOLTURE and YEAR OF NO LIGHT. Damn!

On the restock tip we’re pimpin wares from ANNIHILATION TIME, AUSSITOT MORT, CANNABIS CORPSE, DOLCIM, EARTHLESS, GIANTS, KYUSS (yeaaahhh), LA QUIETE, NEUROSIS, PHOBIA, PIZZA, RAEIN, ROSETTA, TITAN and FINALLY the restock of TORCHE‘s latest album “Harmonicraft” which we absolutely blew out the first time around.

Here’re’re the full lists for datass:

NEW ITEMS:
* Adrift – Black Heart Bleeds Black 2×12″ (Alone) $21.99
* Altar Of Plagues – White Tomb 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Hammerheart) $14.99
* Ancient Sky – TRIPS 12″ – ICED CHERRY COLORED VINYL (Sons of Vesta) $14.99
* Bacchus – Self Titled 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Cavity) $9.99
* BLCKWVS – 0140 12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (This Charming Man) $11.99
* Body, The / Braveyoung – Nothing Passes 12″ (At A Loss) $14.99
* Brainoil – Death of this Dry Season Cassette (Tank Crimes) $4.99
* Cloud Rat – Self-Titled 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Cloud Rat / Republic of Dreams – Split 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Cloud Rat / Xtra Vomit – Split 12″ – BROWN COLORED VINYL (IFB) $9.99
* Dark Castle – Spirited Migration – BLACK VINYL 12″ (At A Loss) $14.99
* Disquieted By – Lords Of Tagada 12″ (Sons of Vesta) $10.99
* Dramamine – Green Horse 12″ (This Charming Man) $11.99
* Eyehategod – Preaching The Endtyme Message 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Alone) $19.99
* False / Barghest – Split 12″ (Mirror Universe) $14.99
* Fires & Floods – The Voice at Your Heels 12″ (Bitter Melody) $9.99
* Ghostlimb – Confluence 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Vitriol) $11.99
* Ghoul – Transmission Zero 12″ (Tank Crimes) $9.99
* Gods & Queens – Untitled #3 7″ – BLACK VINYL (Sons of Vesta) $5.99
* Graf Orlock – Los Angeles 7″ (Vitriol) $5.99
* Iron Reagan – Demo 2012 Cassette (Tank Crimes) $4.99
* Kadavar – Self-Titled 12″ (This Charming Man) $11.99
* Kicking Spit – Reality Dropout Cassette (Tank Crimes) $4.99
* Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust – Toxic Waste 12″ – PP SPILL COLORED VINYL (Tank Crimes) $10.99
* Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust – Toxic Waste 12″ – XTRA WILD PARTY BLUE COLORED VINYL (Tank Crimes) $10.99
* Noem – Panzer 12″ (This Charming Man) $11.99
* Now Denial – Facemelter 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Gatehouse Anchor) $9.99
* Obsessed, The – Live In Koln 12″ (Roadburn) $23.99
* Obsessor – Sick Salvation Cassette (Tank Crimes) $4.99
* Orthodox – Baal 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Alone) $14.99
* Planks / Lentic Waters – Split 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Riviera – Self-Titled 7″ (Sons of Vesta) $4.99
* Sardonis – II 12″ (Hammerheart) $14.99
* Suma – Ashes 2×12″ (Throne) $24.99
* Totimoshi – Avenger 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $14.99
* Trainwreck – If There Is Light It Will Find You 12″ (Vitriol) $11.99
* Union Of Sleep / Black Sleep Of Klai – Split 12″ (This Charming Man) $11.99
* Vadar – Reborn In Chaos 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Hammerheart) $14.99
* Volture – Rulebreaker 7″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Tank Crimes) $4.99
* White Hills – Live At Roaburn 12″ (Roadburn) $18.99
* Year Of No Light – Nord 2×12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99

RESTOCKS
* Annihilation Time – III: Tales of the Ancient Age 12″ (Tee Pee) $9.99
* ANS – Pressure Cracks 12″ (Tank Crimes) $9.99
* Atomic Bitchwax – Tab 4 12″ – CLEAR ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Tee Pee) $9.99
* Aussitot Mort – Discographie 2×12″ (IFB) $19.99
* Cannabis Corpse – The Weeding CD (Tank Crimes) $7.99
* Cloud Rat / Autarkeia – Split 7″ (IFB) $4.99
* Dark Castle – Spirited Migration 12″ – 180 gram GREEN COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $14.99
* Dolcim – We Carry The Fire 12″ (React With Protest) $10.99
* Drainland / Cellgraft – Split 7″ (IFB) $5.99
* Earthless – Live at Roadburn 2×12″ (Tee Pee) $14.99
* Giants – Old Stories 12″ – SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Cavity) $9.99
* Gods & Queens – Untitled #3 7″ – DIRTY WHITE COLORED VINYL (Sons of Vesta) $5.99
* Gods & Queens – Untitled #3 7″ – ROTTEN WINE COLORED VINYL (Sons of Vesta) $5.99
* Graf Orlock – Doombox 10″+CD – RED COLORED VINYL (Vitriol) $16.99
* Kyuss – Blues For The Sun 12″ (Dali) $24.99
* Kyuss – Circus Leaves Town 12″ (Elektra) $24.99
* Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley 12″ (Elektra) $24.99
* La Quiete – 2006-200 CD (Sons of Vesta) $10.99
* Nebula – Heavy Psych 12″ (Tee Pee) $9.99
* Neurosis – Live At Roadburn 2×12″ (Roadburn) $29.99
* Phobia – Remnants Of Filth 12″ (Deep Six) $10.99
* Pizza – Self-Titled 7″+CD-R (Sons Of Vesta) $5.99
* Raein – Ah, As If.. CD (Sons of Vesta) $9.99
* Raein – Ogni Nuovo Inizio CD (Sons Of Vesta) $9.99
* Rosetta / Restorations – Split 12″ (Cavity) $9.99
* Sunflare – Young Love 12″ (Cubic Pyramid) $18.99
* Titan – A Raining Sun of Light and Love, For You and You and You 12″ (Tee Pee) $9.99
* Torche – Harmonicraft 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Volcom) $17.99

All of that and literally thousands of more items are available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

That pretty much sums up one of the biggest updates we’ve ever had. Thanks to anyone who managed to read this manuscript, you are a trooper and a true dawg! Please check out the Kickstarter if you get a chance…. PEACE!

* BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY KICKSTARTER

* Robotic Empire – Online Store

"FLOORTWENTY" almost over, TORCHE tour dates and TILTS + Fox News (?!)


Sup! We’re entering the last few days of the “FLOORTWENTY” coupon code’s availability as well as the 15% off the TORCHE albums we released. Holla at the Robotic Empire – Online Store if you’ve been slacking on this, as it all ends in just a couple days and is a great cheap way to get some mega essential heavy tunes!

Related, some footage has surfaced of FLOOR‘s performance at All Tomorrow’s Parties in London this past week, definitely check it out here.

Unable to keep Steve Brooks (and crew) out of the UK, TORCHE will be hitting Jolly Ol’ England and the mainland Eurozone for a phat stack of tour dates this Sept:

09/13 MANCHESTER Moho Live
09/14 NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement
09/15 GLASGOW Captain’s Rest
09/16 LONDON XOYO
09/17 BRIGHTON Haunt
09/18 SOUTHAMPTON Cellar
09/19 EINDHOVEN Effenaar (Netherlands)
09/20 PARIS Divan Du Monde (France)
09/21 BRUSSELS Magasin 4 (Belgium)
09/22 OSNABRUCK Bastard Club (Germany)
09/23 HAMBURG Hafenklang (Germany)
09/24 WIESBADEN Schlachthof Wiesbaden (Germany)
09/25 STUTTGART 1210 (Germany)
09/26 MUNICH 59 to 1 (Germany)
09/27 ZURICH Abart (Switzerland)
09/28 BERLIN Bi Nuu (Germany)
09/29 COLOGNE Luxor (Germany)
09/30 DORTMUND FZW (Germany)

And in some weird “members of” news, TORCHE co-guitarist Andrew Elstner’s other gnarly band TILTS got some randomajor love from Fox News “Redeye” host Greg Gutfeld on twitter these days. WTF?

* FLOOR in the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* TORCHE in the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* TILTS in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

ISIS and PG.99 represses & shirts, new NADJA shirt + FLOOR discography discount, a bat PEEING in TILTS/TORCHE guitarist’s EYE +lotsa new distro items!

This diverse update first sees us with two influential bands’ catalog items back in print, with vinyl from ISIS and PG.99 getting the re-press treatment. Although the sonic differences are significant, each group created a lasting legacy that still holds long after their disbanding.


ISIS‘ landmark albums Oceanic and Panopticon are both back in action on the 2xLP format, each with “reverse board” printing throughout (Oceanic getting the massive “tip-on” style jackets, and Panopticon printed via reverse-board for the very first time). The band requested simple black-vinyl for the entire pressing and after a smattering of variations over the years, this keeps things nice and simple.

* ISIS items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including vinyl and t-shirts)
* ISIS on Facebook


PAGENINETYNINE reunited last year for a couple of well received and emotionally cathartic live performances. To celebrate, we issued their long out-of-print collections CD, Singles, on the overdue vinyl format. The entire pressing sold out, so a shorter run of 250 more on black vinyl have just been pressed to fill the remaining silkscreened jackets we had kicking around. In classic makeshift fashion, some copies come with the proper “printed innersleeve” that houses the vinyl, and some copies come with a xerox insert of the same artwork instead. Keeping it DIY to keep it in print!

Related, we also recently re-printed two classic PG.99 t-shirt designs. Most sizes are still available, although before even announcing their availability they started heading right back out our doors.

* PAGENINETYNINE items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including vinyl, t-shirts and a screen print)
* PAGENINETYNINE on Facebook


Again sonically different but equally recommended, in celebration of TORCHE‘s magnanimous new album Harmonicraft coming out later this month, we’ve decided to discount the closely-related FLOOR discography 8xCD set, Below & Beyond. Everything this seminal sludge-turned-pop outfit ever recorded is contained within this massive collection, and with the deluxe vinyl edition now sold out, this 8xCD release is the only (physical) way to own the monstrous amount of material these geniuii churned out.

The price is tightnice too, as if you enter the “FLOORTWENTY” coupon code at checkout, the price drop to, ahem, $20. Pretty galldarn good for 8 stacked CDs, a bigass 12″x12″ 32(!)-page booklet and a custom gatefold jacket holding it all together. BONUS SCHWAG: coupon-code enterers also get a free FLOOR 8xButton set as well, depicting all the album covers from the discography. If you’ve slacked on this crucial mega-release thus far, hit that up with the quickness as the discount+hookup only goes through the end of this month.

* FLOOR items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including the discography, buttons, lots of t-shirts and a 2xDVD)
* FLOOR on Facebook

FLOOR also has three live gigs on deck in the coming months as well. If you’re on the US East Coast, or in England… don’t miss em!

* 4/14 – Savannah, GA @ Statts Benefit Block Party – w/ US CHRISTMAS, WITHERED, lots more – more info: http://www.friendsofstatts.com
* 5/26 – London, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties – w/ MOGWAI, CODEINE, HARVEY MILK, lots more – more info: http://www.atpfestival.com
* 7/6-7/8 – Miami, FL @ 305 Fest – w/ TORCHE, HOUSE OF LIGHTNING, BASTARD NOISE, lots more – more info: http://305-fest.blogspot.com


We also have a fantastic and enveloping new t-shirt design from our favorite prolific doom-couple, NADJA! The Berlin-via-Canada duo have teamed up with Berlin-via-Sweden tattoo artist HLG for this brilliant new shirt. Simple but stark, black ink printed on grey supersoft “Next Level” brand t-shirts. Need a new favorite shirt? Seek ye no further! This really is nice…

* NADJA (and related) items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including shirts, CDs, vinyl, a book and more)
* NADJA on Facebook

Besides that rad new shirt and what we consider essential Robo catalog items re-pressed or discounted, we’ve also had a healthy amount of bombastic new items and re-stocks enter our world for this update.

On the new item tip, we’re talking turkey bout killer vinyl from AMENRA, CLOUD MOUTH, DAITRO, DARK CASTLE, KEN MODE, KIDCRASH, MT. ASLEEP, SED NON SAETIA, TUBERS and more.

For restocks, lets rap about an ALGERNON CADWALLADER re-up for all you jangly mofos, BLACK COBRA vinyl and THE BODY 2xLPs are At A Loss essentials that are going quick, CAPSULE‘s latest ripper on the ltd waxy, COLISEUM, GIVE UP JAH GHOST, PUNCH, TOUCHE AMORE and TRAP THEM bludgeoners from Deathwish, DES ARK and PYGMYLUSH prettys LPs from Lovitt, MELT BANANA and smokeloads more from the prolific Init, the cool/oldschool-esque DON’T BE SWINDLE zine, plus a handful of other freaky gems weaved throughout just the restocks for this round. Here’re the full lists:

NEW ITEMS:
* Algernon Cadwallader – Parrot Flies 12″ (Hot Green) $9.99
* Amenra / Hive Destruction – Split 10″ (Init) $13.99
* Battlefields – Agassiz CD (Init) $7.99
* Cloud Mouth – Keep Well 10″ (Ice Age) $9.99
* Cloud Mouth – That Ghost is Always With Me 12″ (Ice Age) $9.99
* Daitro – Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes 12″ (Echo Canyon) $14.99
* Dark Castle – Spirited Migration – 180 GRAM – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (At a Loss) $14.99
* Grin and Bear It – Self-Titled 7″ (Allergic To Fun) $4.99
* Hive Destruction – Secretvm/Veritas CD (Init) $7.99
* Ken Mode – Venerable 12″ (Init) $14.99
* Kidcrash – Naps 12″ (Init) $12.99
* Monarch – Omens CD (At A Loss) $10.99
* Mountain Asleep – Smile Medicine 7″ (Kid Sister Everything) $4.99
* Nadja – Bone Blight – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Nadja – Bone Blight – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Nadja – Bone Blight – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Nadja – Bone Blight – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Old Growth – Out Of The Sand – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Echo Canyon) $14.99
* Same Sex Dictator – From Beneath You it Devours Cassette (Long Way) $4.99
* Sed Non Satiata – Self-Titled – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Echo Canyon) $14.99
* Sleeping In Gethsemane / Loom – Split 7″ (Init) $4.99
* Tubers – Anachronous – TEAL COLORED VINYL 12″ (Echo Canyon) $14.99

RESTOCKS:
* Abandoned Hearts Club, The – The Initial Confessions Of 7″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Init) $4.99
* Algernon Cadwallader – Some Kind Of Cadwallader 12″ (Security Blanket) $9.99
* Assailant, The – Nurse – PICTURE DISC 7″ (Init) $5.99
* Battlefields – Entourage Of The Archaic 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Init) $10.99
* Black Cobra – Feather And Stone 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $14.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – GREY & DARK GREY COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $19.99
* Buried Inside – Chronoclast 12″ – 180g VINYL (Init) $19.99
* Capsule – No Ghost 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $12.99
* Coliseum – True Quiet / Last Wave 7″ (Deathwish) $4.99
* Des Ark – Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink The F’er 12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Lovitt) $14.99
* Don’t Be Swindle – Issue #1 Zine (Don’t Be Swindle) $3.50
* Give Up The Ghost – We’re Down Til We’re Underground 12″ – TRANSPARENT ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $11.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* Isis – Panopticon 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 3″ Mini CD (Init) $5.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 7″ (Init) $5.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Singles 12″ (Robotic Empire) $11.99
* Pulling Teeth – Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Punch – Nothing Lasts 7″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $4.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12″ (Lovitt) $14.99
* Same Sex Dictator – From Beneath You it Devours 12″ (Long Way) $9.99
* Spirit Of Versailles, The – Discography 2xCD (Init) $9.99
* Sunflare – Self-Titled Cassette (Cubic Pyramid) $6.99
* Sunflare – Young Love 12″ (Cubic Pyramid) $18.99
* Touche Amore – Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99

ALLLL that gravy and more is available NOW in the Robotic Empire – Online Store


AND last but most likely not least, some crazy mainstream news activity has been surrounding TILTS guitarist/vocalist (and TORCHE guitarist) Andrew Elstner’s recent run in with a rogue bat. A viral press bonanza has stemmed from a freak accident where a bat PISSED IN ANDREW’S EYE and things snowballed from there. There was a rabies scare, freaked out friends/family and subsequent emergency treatment… all detailed on MSNBC, MTV, BUZZFEED, PITCHFORK and more. This is too absurd not to share (you can’t make this kinda stuff up!)… so have at it if you’ve been under a rock:

* MSNBC Coverage
* MTV Coverage
* Buzzfeed Coverage
* Pitchfork Coverage
* Lambgoat Coverage


Also significant: TILTS‘ infectious vinyl debut dropped about a month back and has sold swiftly (we’ve got roughly 50 copies left in house). You can get this unlucky man’s gloriously catchy music direct from us:

* TILTS’ debut album in the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* TILTS on Facebook

* TORCHE items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store (including vinyl, CDs, t-shirts and hoodies)
* TORCHE on Facebook

Appropriately (since they have a bangin new album on deck and all), TORCHE is touring their faces off henceforth, so go see these professional barnburners in ze flesh:

* 4/05 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
* 4/06 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
* 4/07 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
* 5/10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
* 5/11 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
* 5/12 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
* 6/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend #
* 6/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
* 6/03 – Nashville, TN @ Exit @ In #
* 6/05 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory #
* 6/07 – Tempe, AZ @ Club 910 #
* 6/08 – Long Beach, CA @ Ink N Iron Festival
* 6/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s #
* 6/11 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven #
* 6/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre #
* 6/13 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theatre #
* 6/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
* 6/16 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall #
* 6/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird #
* 6/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre #
* 6/20 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop #
* 6/21 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Opera House #
* 6/22 – Montreal, Quebec @ Les Foufounes Electriques #
* 6/23 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs #
* 6/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Orion Music and Arts Festival
* 7/06 – Miami, FL @ 305 Fest

# = w/ CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, BLACK COBRA and GAZA

TILTS kickstarter – home stretch (last few days!)

We’re officially in the home stretch now with just 4 days left to go on the TILTS Kickstarter campaign!

I’ve got to be honest, my OCD is gonna have a slight conniption if we don’t reach that smooth 3k mark (we’re roughly a hundred bucks away)! Its partly an even-number thing, and its partly a “costs covered” kind of thing, as we’ll be able to pay for the vinyl pressing up front in full if we hit that 3k mark. T-shirts, hoodies and all the other cool non-music extras will be stuff we’ll still be forking out for, but the whole point of this wild project was to see if we could get this LP pressed in full through Kickstarter funding.

If you’re willing to help spread the word, even just a quick Facebook or Twitter post, maybe on another forum you post on or your blog… please know, it’d actually be genuinely appreciated. This Kickstarter campaign really would not have worked out without kind folks (and the press) spreading the word, saying kind things on their blog and elsewhere… it means so much to us at the label and the band as well. We’re all VERY excited to get the finished LPs, which are in the initial stages of production already :)

THANK YOU to everyone and anyone who’s helped contribute to this project in any way, be it pledging for the album, talking trash on a message board, just listening to and enjoying the tunes… or any other way you may have interacted with this crazy thing.

Thanks again, peace!

-Team Robo

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roboticempire/tilts-debut-album-release-on-vinyl-digital-and-way

Kickstarter alert: TILTS debut album (current TORCHE / ex-RIDDLE OF STEEL)

The times they are a’changing: Robotic Empire is trying out Kickstarter!

It’s not without good reason: we 1.) want to release the badass debut album by TILTS, but 2.) can’t afford it at the present time. Instead of racking up more debt at an already financially-skinny time, we’re testing the waters with ye olde Kickstarter.

TILTS is comprised of our old comrade Andrew Elstner (formerly of RIDDLE OF STEEL and now also currently of TORCHE) on guitar and vocals, plus three of his close friends also from St. Louis, Missouri: Shawn Hart on bass, Ken McCray on drums and Andy White on guitar.

These dudes self-recorded 12 tracks over three sessions at their home studio, then ponied up to have Richmond engineer Ian Whalen (RAH BRAHS, TOMBS, LAMB OF GOD, etc) re-mix the whole shebang.

She’s a killer album that way more people need to hear, so we’re attempting to both raise awareness of the band as well as drum up the two grand needed to have it all properly mastered and pressed on vinyl + digital download.

Hopefully that’s where you come in, as we’ve set up six different “pledge” options for this thing ranging from $5 to $666. Pretty much every one involves getting the album, and we’ve trying to keep it interesting as this is basically set up as an elaborate “pre-order”. Long story short, we’ve tried to use the better parts of Kickstarter’s setup to make this exciting for anyone who decides to check it out.

So yeah, please check it out:

* TILTS – debut album at Kickstarter

We’ve got it set up to run for two months since the holidays could throw things off a bit, but ideally we can raise 2grand for this thing and get this badass album released pronto. If this works out, we’ve got some other cool ideas for future projects to run through Kickstarter.

This TILTS album is catchy as hell but generally unheard, so we’re excited to spread the word about one of our in-house favorite bands. We’ve seriously jammed this thing in repeat for the better part of a year and are glad to finally get this crazytrain in motion!

For a lot more information and to preview additional tracks in full (the video above is just a medley) please check out the Kickstarter page.

Also, thanks for reading/humoring this… bring it!!

* TILTS – debut album at Kickstarter

* TILTS on Facebook

p.s. if you like this on any level, please spread the word! We need as many people as possible to check out TILTS!!

Big update! New items from TORCHE, BLACK TUSK and even more extreme sales!!


TORCHE is one of the few bands that we’ve been alongside for the entire ride, from inception up to present activity. We love this band, they are seriously awesome dudes who write seriously catchy, heavy music. It always feels good to post updates in regards to TORCHE and today we’re happy to announce their two full-length albums have been newly re-pressed on vinyl.

Meanderthal is the album that took TORCHE from the underground to the semi-aboveground. It was on many best-of lists in 2008 (including the #1 spot in the fantastic Decibel Magazine). As it turned out, this ended up being their final album with 2nd guitarist Juan Montoya* and the end of the first era of the band. We ultimately outdid ourselves (and many others) with the first layout/packaging for this thing, with two die-cut tri-folding LP jackets attached together…. and while we would’ve loved to keep it in print that way, it just wasn’t financially feasible. So in an effort to keep one of our favorite albums in print, a new and somewhat simplified version of Meanderthal has been newly re-pressed.


Now packaged in a standalone gatefold jacket, Montoya and Aaron Turner’s original artwork has been mostly kept intact, and overall it still looks pretty damn killer (photo proof). We’re glad there was a way to keep this album in print, as it truly is stellar! 2000 more of this have been pressed, with standard black vinyl available along with three “color in color” versions of oranges, silvers and yellows, as well as a red/white/blue tri-blend) . The ones photographed above compliment the layout quite well, and we’re happy to announce that this is now available again in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

+ We also have a small amount of the original/deluxe jacket version, as described above. Last copies available anywhere. +


In addition to Meanderthal finally being available on vinyl again, we’re now up to the fifth(!) pressing of the Self-Titled Reissue debut LP. This time around we kept the color vinyl (relatively) simple for a change and went with a Jah-inspired rasta tri-blend! 1000 more copies for this pressing (500 black, 500 rasta jawns), also available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

++ Both Meanderthal and the Self-Titled Reissue LPs are now nicely priced at $11.99 each, about 4 bucks cheaper than before for S/T and $8 cheaper for Meander. ++

All of this recent TORCHE activity is culminating just in time for a massive summer tour (dates below), hot on the heels of guitarist/vocalist Steve Brooks “other” band FLOOR just completing their first proper US tour in eight years! We recently re-pressed the FLOOR Below & Beyond discography 8xCD set for their tour and still have some copies in stock. Seeing as how the band may be (relatively) dormant for a while with TORCHE getting busy again, we’ve just discounted the 8xCD FLOOR set to $29.99 , which can be found now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store. We also have a slew of classic FLOOR t-shirts available and are now down to the last half dozen (or less) copies of the ultramega 10xLP, 1×7″, 8xCD, 32-page-booklet deluxe vinyl edition… Seriously: last chance to dance on that beaut!

As we mentioned above, TORCHE is hitting the road for a substantial US tour, co-headlining alongside BIG BUSINESS (plus HELMS ALEE or THRONES, depending on what part of the country you’re in). The “new guy” 2nd guitarist (and longtime Robo-ally) Andrew Elstner** is firmly in the band now and they are officially on fire once again! Wisely witness this commotion IRL:

w/ BIG BUSINESS & HELMS ALEE:
7/07 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
7/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
7/09 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
7/11 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
7/12 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s
7/13 Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/14 Atlanta, GA @ EARL
7/15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
7/16 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
7/17 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
7/19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
7/22 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
7/23 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
7/24 Newport, KY @ The Historic Southgate House
7/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
7/26 Detriot, MI @ Magic Stick
7/27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
7/28 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
7/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/30 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
8/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
8/04 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

w/ BIG BUSINESS & THRONES:
8/05 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
8/06 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
8/07 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
8/08 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
8/09 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
8/10 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
8/12 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
8/13 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
8/14 Austin, TX @ Red 7

TORCHE-related footnotes:
* Juan Montoya is now playing in MONSTRO, who recently signed to Vagrant (wtf?) and are going on tour with KYUSS and THE SWORD in September/October. Congrats Juan!
** Andrew Elstner was in the criminally underrated RIDDLE OF STEEL and is simultaneously now in the also criminally underrated TILTS. Check them out ASAP.

In addition to all the TORCHE related news, we have also expanded our already outlandish store-wide sales! For the rest of the month, 99% of the 7″ EPs we carry are reduced further to only $1.99 apiece. That now matches our store-wide CD sale of just $1.99 per CD, CD-R, 3″miniCD, etc, etc etc. We got a little crazy there, but are only remaining this insane until the end of the month as we’ve actually cleared a good amount of much-needed space. Still lots of great items available at dirt cheap prices (including newly discounted CANNABIS CORPSE sweatpants), please check out the Robotic Empire – Online Store for all of our ridiculous discounts.


We’ve also got a meaty update as far as new items & restocks go! One big score this time around is the original BLACK TUSK demo EP, The Fallen Kingdom, finally pressed to wax by our homies at Hyperrealist. Eight songs, badass Baizley artworkin, raw sludgey goodness as only the dirty South knows how to properly do… and oh yeah, some logo-matched yellow vinyl copies too if you’re quick! Chop chop.

In addition to that jammer, we’ve got new stock from ANNIHILATION TIME (the II LP reissue with limited bonus 7″), CAPSULE‘s righteous new No Ghost album on ltd color vinyl, CHURCH OF MISERY and EYEHATEGOD essentials from Emetic, the unstoppable FELL VOICES LP from Gilead brethren, horribly difficult to obtain Throne imports (FLESHPRESS, LUDICRA, UNEARTHLY TRANCE), lotsa skramz (DANSE MACABRE, DOLCIM, HER BREATH ON GLASS, etc) for all the screamos out there, KICKING SPIT‘s awesome debut 12″, PYGMY LUSH‘s unbearably good Old Friends album on import wax (with slightly different artwork), and heaps more killer stuff.

For restocks, we’ve got ARKTIKA, CANNABIS CORPSE, COMADRE, ELECTRIC WIZARD, GIANTS, MEWITHOUTYOU, SALOME, THOU, TITAN and more! Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Annihilation Time – II – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Tank Crimes) – $11.99
* ANS / Ramming Speed – Split 12″ (Tank Crimes) – $9.99
* Austrasian Goat, The / Hollow Sunshine – Split 12″ (Vendetta) – $14.99
* Big Eyes – Self-Titled Cassette (Tank Crimes) – $4.99
* Black Tusk – The Fallen Kingdom – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Hyperrealist) – $14.99
* Black Tusk – The Fallen Kingdom – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hyperrealist) – $14.99
* Capsule – No Ghost – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Rorschach) – $12.99
* Church Of Misery – Volume 1 12″+7″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Danse Macabre – Einerseits Andererseits 10″ (React With Protest) – $9.99
* Dead To A Dying World – Self-Titled – GREEN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Tofu Carnage) – $26.99
* Dolcim – We Carry The Fire 12″ (React With Protest) – $10.99
* Electro Quarterstaff – Aykroyd 12″ (War On Music) – $11.99
* Eyehategod – Dopesick – BLACK COVER VERSION VINYL 2×12″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Eyehategod – Dopesick – WHITE COVER VERSION VINYL 2×12″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Eyehategod – In The Name Of Suffering 2×12″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Eyehategod – Take As Needed For Pain 2×12″ (Emetic) – $19.99
* Fell Voices – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) – $13.99
* Fleshpress – Rebuild / Crumble 12″ (Throne) – $14.99
* Fleshpress – No Return 12″ (Throne) – $14.99
* For Want Of – Self-Titled 7″ (Resuscitate) – $4.99
* Gehenna – Malice – RED ORANGE COLORED VINYL 3×12″ (Dark Symphonies) – $54.99
* Her Breath On Glass – We Aimed Straight Down – RED BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (IFB) – $9.99
* Kicking Spit – Psychrockbullsh!t – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Tank Crimes) – $9.99
* Ludicra – The Tenant 2×12″ (Throne) – $29.99
* Pygmy Lush – Old Friends – BLACK IMPORT VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Old Friends – RED COLORED IMPORT VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $14.99
* Resurrectionists / Battle Of Wolf 359 – Split 10″ (React With Protest) – $10.99
* Suma / Unearthly Trance – Collaboration 12″ (Throne) – $19.99
* Torche – Self-Titled Reissue – RASTA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – CUBAN FLAG COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – ORANGE BLOB COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – TAINTED SILVER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – YOLK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Velnias – Sovereign Nocturnal 12″ (Vendetta) – $9.99

RESTOCKS:
* Arktika – At Zero 2×12″ – COLORED VINYL (Narsharda) – $19.99
* Arktika – Heartwrencher 12″ – GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Narshardaa) – $12.99
* Cannabis Corpse – The Weeding 12″ – ORANGEL COLORED VINYL (Tank Crimes) – $9.99
* Comadre – Wolf Ticket 12″ (Adagio 830) – $14.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Eat Death) – $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Eat Death) – $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Eat Death) – $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Eat Death) – $11.99
* Giants – Old Stories 12″ – SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Cavity) – $9.99
* Mewithoutyou – AB Life 12″ – BROWN COLORED VINYL (Gilead) – $14.99
* Mewithoutyou – Catch For Us the Foxes 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Gilead) – $14.99
* Omega Massif / Mount Logan – Split 12″ – CLOUD GREY VINYL (Vendetta) – $10.99
* Salome – Self-Titled 12″ (Vendetta) – $12.99
* Stirling Says – Balboa 12″ (Adagio) – $9.99
* Thou / Human Intruder – Split 7″ (Dead Earth) – $5.99
* Titan – Colossus 12″ (React With Protest) – $12.99
* Torche – Meanderthal – [DELUXE JACKET] BLACK VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $19.99

Not a bad update after a slight gap there, hopefully something caught your eye and you’re keen to hit the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Last but not least, a quick update on a few current projects: both THOU and PG.99 will see new vinyl on Robotic Empire in early August! We’ve got a “megaEP” for THOU at the plants now titled The Archer & The Owle, and while we may obviously be biased, it absolutely rules! The PG.99 release is the long-overdue vinyl treatment of their Singles collection, along with a repress of the Document #8 album, both to coincide with their (now sold out) pending reunion at Best Friends Day in Richmond this August. We’re hoping to have those for sale sometime in July or August, depending on when things wrap up.

That’s it for now, please hit up the Robotic Empire – Online Store if you can! Peace!

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FLOOR touring for first time in over eight years


Floridian heavy trio FLOOR are about to embark on their first proper tour in over eight years. Since disbanding, FLOOR‘s overdue notoriety has slowly grown, due in part from laying the foundation for guitar player/vocalist Steve Brooks’ non-stop activity in TORCHE.

Reuniting to celebrate the release of their massive Below & Beyond discography/box set, FLOOR returned for a few key shows over the past year to an overwhelmingly positive response. As a result, the band is now hitting the road for the first time since 2003. In regards to the tour, Brooks had the following to say:

“It’s a celebration. Celebrating our 19 years together, apart, back together, apart and back together again! Dropping bombs like it’s Floorld War III!”

The (updated) scheduled dates are as follows:

4/9 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds – w/ Hawks
4/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl – w/ Hawks
4/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone – w/ Hawks
4/12 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter – w/ Hawks, Amarok
4/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg – w/ Hawks
4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church – w/ Hawks
4/15 – Providence, RI @ Club Hell – w/ Doomriders
4/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab – w/ Doomriders
4/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop – w/ Doomriders
4/18 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen – w/ Doomriders
4/20 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/22 – Missoula, MT @ Secret Show
4/23 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse – w/ Totimoshi
4/24 – Portland, OR @ Branx – w/ Totimoshi
4/25 – Oakland, CA @ The Uptown Nightclub – w/ Totimoshi
4/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater – w/ Totimoshi
4/29 – Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall – w/ Mammoth Grinder
4/30 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk – w/ Mammoth Grinder
5/1 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s – w/ Mammoth Grinder
5/2 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
5/3 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room

http://www.myspace.com/Floor

Robo Florida Bands Tour Assault: CAPSULE, FLOOR and TORCHE all hitting the road (separately)

The bulk of the active Floridian bands that we’ve worked with are substantially hitting the road within the next week/month… go see some righteous dudes in action! In chronological order:

CAPSULE

3/15 – Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
3/16 – Gainesville, FL @ Wayward council – w/ Pygmy Lush, Des Ark
3/17 – Athens, GA @ Flicker Bar
3/18 – Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective
3/19 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
3/20 – Chicago, IL @ Kostner house
3/21 – Grand Rapids, Mi @ DAAC
3/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Now that’s class
3/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks – w/ Lil Daggers
3/24 – Bethlehem, PA @ St.Bernards
3/25 – NYC, NY @ The Acheron
3/26 – Boston, MA @ O’Briens (two shows)
3/27 – NYC, NY @ Silent Barn
3/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Marvelous Records
3/29 – Baltimore, MD @ The Bell Foundry
3/30 – Washington, DC @ Corpse Fortress
3/31 – Richmond, VA @ strange matter
4/1 – Greensboro, NC @ Legitimate Business
4/2 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Macrock
4/3 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Resevoir
4/4 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
–MINIBREAK/WEEDNAP–
4/16 – Pensacola, FL
4/17 – New Orleans. LA/Baton Rouge, LA
4/18 – Houston, TX @ Mangos
4/19 – Austin, TX @ TBA
4/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Bad Granny’s
4/21 – Albuquerque, NM **
4/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sound Kontrol
4/23 – San Diego. CA @ Che Cafe – w/ Ghostlimb
4/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Blvd
4/25 – Ventura,CA @ TBA
4/26 – Oakland, CA @ TBA
4/27 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA
4/28 – Portland, OR @ Red & Black Cafe
4/29 – Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge – w/ Ghostlimb, Owen Heart, Tempest
4/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Garbage Mountain
5/1 – Victoria, BC @ TBA
5/2 – Seattle, WA
5/3 – Salt Lake City, UT**
5/4 – Denver, CO**
5/5 – Lincoln, NB
5/6 – St. Louis, MO @ Cranky Yellow
5/7 – Atlanta, GA**
** MEANS STILL IN MOTION, BUT THIS IS WHATS CONFIRMED SO FAR

CAPSULE‘s debut album, Blue, was recently repressed on 12″+CD (in a fineass gatefold jacket) and we also have t-shirts and their Demo+Tape+Tour+More Collections LP too. New album No Ghost coming soon on Richmond’s Rorschach Records.
* CAPSULE stuff in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

TORCHE

3/16 Atlanta, GA @ 529 – w/ Post Teens
3/17 Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother – w/ Post Teens
3/18 Richmond, VA @ Stranger Matter – w/ Post Teens
3/20 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx – w/ Post Teens
3/21 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room – w/ Post Teens, Tilts
3/22 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar – w/ Post Teens, Tilts
3/23 Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone – w/ Post Teens, Xray Eyeballs
3/24 Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room – w/ Post Teens
3/25 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds – w/ Post Teens, Bedwetter
3/26 Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda – w/ Post Teens

TORCHE are awesome, and newly joined by 2nd guitarist/backup vocalist Andrew Eltsner (TILTS, ex-RIDDLE OF STEEL)!!
* TORCHE stuff in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

FLOOR

4/9 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds – w/ Hawks
4/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl – w/ Hawks
4/11 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone – w/ Hawks
4/12 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter – w/ Hawks, Amarok
4/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg – w/ Hawks
4/14 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church – w/ Hawks
4/15 Providence, RI @ Club Hell – w/ Doomriders
4/16 Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab – w/ Doomriders
4/17 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop – w/ Doomriders
4/18 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen – w/ Doomriders
4/20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/23 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse – w/ Totimoshi
4/24 Portland, OR @ Branx – w/ Totimoshi
4/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater – w/ Totimoshi
4/29 Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall – w/ Mammoth Grinder, more
4/30 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk – w/ Mammoth Grinder
5/1 Houston, TX @ Walter’s – w/ Mammoth Grinder
5/3 Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
More updates and gaps in the holes will be posted at the band’s Myspace page

First proper FLOOR tour in like a decade? Unbelievable! We also just re-pressed the 8xCD version of their Below & Beyond discography which they’ll have with them on the road. GO SEE FLOOR LIVE!!!
* FLOOR stuff in the Robotic Empire – Online Store