EIGHT new t-shirts (and a LIMITED PRINT) from MAN IS THE BASTARD, TORCHE, RAEIN, RAINBATH VISUAL and more!

Like a bunch of squirrels, we’ve been obtaining and stashing the goods left and right this winter season, and must now unleash this MASSIVE stack of stuff on ye! This update is STUPID big, and we’ve got a lot of goodness within including EIGHT new shirts/hoodies, and so we should probably just dive right in. Alrighty then…


We’ve officially licensed a slew of new t-shirts (and one hoodie) from MAN IS THE BASTARD / BASTARD NOISE, TORCHE, RAEIN, RAINBATH VISUAL (including a ltd edition print) and our own freakedout Robo-homage to the mighty ZIG ZAG. With a “natural color” theme unintentionally dominating this batch of shirts (forest/cardinal/bone/snow/etc), some of these turned out pretty outrageous, so we suggest you just cut to the chase and check em out direct yourself:

* MAN IS THE BASTARD / BASTARD NOISE shirts and albums
* RAEIN shirts and albums
* RAINBATH VISUAL shirts and prints
* ROBOTIC EMPIRE shirts
* TORCHE shirts, hoodies and albums

Bigger photos of each new design can individually be seen here: MITB / BN – Skulls-All-Over, TORCHE – Ciou Elephant (light tan), Robo ZIG ZAG homage, RAEIN – Triangle, RAINBATH VISUAL – Natural Selection, TORCHE – Ciou Elephant (forest green), MITB / BN – Big Skull on Brown.


As for the print part of the glorious RAINBATH VISUAL design, we’ve done up our inaugural “artist series” poster properly! This is something we’ve wanted to kick off for years, and finally got the fire under our asses when this intricate new design hit us square in the brains! There’s so much going on in this drawing that you can stare at it for ages (sober or enhanced) and keep seeing new things. So we hit up our Seattle pals at Broken Press (NEUROSIS, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, etc) and they banged out a beautiful 75 posters for us! We’ve kept a few for ourselves and of course gave the mighty RAINBATH VISUAL some copies, and at 18″ x 24″ in size we are hoping (and half-expecting) that the remaining copies won’t last a super long time.

Unlike the equally gnarly t-shirt version of this killer image, the poster is actually two colors (white and black) on a nice 100lb pewter grey paper. Since this is our first official “artist series” poster, we are doing it up right with hand-numbered high quality prints, heavyweight tubes, kraft paper protecting this beauty and a lot of care going into the packaging and shipping of this thing. RAINBATH VISUAL‘s awesome Natural Selection print and some other odd screenprinted stuff is now available in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.


Appropriately and coincidentally enough, the new shirt colors almost perfectly align with our year-end holiday-colored-vinyl triple sale, where all RED, WHITE and GREEN vinyl is 15% off. This is only running until the 31st, so last chance to dance on these varied records on the cheap!

* GREEN COLORED VINYL – 15% off
* WHITE COLORED VINYL – 15% off
* RED COLORED VINYL – 15% off

Each color of vinyl, regardless of band/genre/price/label/whatever is 15% off throughout the next few days, so yeah definitely check it out at the Robotic Empire – Online Store while ya can!

Beyond that we’ve also had a MEGA amount of new items and restocks come our way over the past couple weeks. An overwhelming amount really, predominantly large vinyl too, so please help us get some of our minimal space back!!

There’s so much awesome stuff new to the Robotic Empire – Online Store here that we’re definitely gonna miss highlighting some greats, but obviously noteworthy new items include ANNE‘s blissful debut shoegazer album Dream Punx, THE BASTARD NOISE‘s newest bludgeoner on wax, THE BODY 2xLPs on color, the beautiful screenprinted CHILD BITE / DOPE BODY split 1-sided LP, an old INDECISION hardcore classic finally available on vinyl, the crushing JESUIT discography, the PG.99 / MAJ RULE split finally back in print, a new WHITE SH!T split (mbrs of KARP / BIG BUSINESS / MELVINS / etc), WHITEHORSE vinyl and more from At A Loss, BENEATH OBLIVION, BEWARE OF SAFETY, JUNIUS / ROSETTA LPs (aka HEAPS of awesome stuff) from the ever-impressive Mylene Sheath, a near-literal BOATLOAD of Denovai import vinyl across the board, more raging A389 bangers… honestly, the whole dang list is looking pretty good, just check it out:

NEW ITEMS:
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows Remix Compilation – GOLD WITH BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Anne – Dream Punx – BLACK VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* AUN – Black Pyramid 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – Phantom Ghost 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – VII 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Beneath Oblivion – From Man To Dust – ORANGE & BLACK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Beware of Safety – Leaves/Scars – BROWN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Birds Of Passage – Without The World 12″+BOOK (Denovali) $23.99
* Birds Of Passage / Leonardo Rosado – Dear And Unfamiliar 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Blackfilm – Self-Titled 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Blueneck – Repetitions 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The / Braveyoung – Nothing Passes CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* Child Bite / Dope Body – Split – 1-Sided COLORED VINYL 12″ (Forge Again) $10.99
* Contemporary Noise Sextet, The – Ghostwriter’s Joke 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Metamanoir 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Parole de Navarre 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Don’t Be Swindle – Issue #1 Zine (Don’t Be Swindle) $3.5
* Enforcers – End Of Time – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Field Rotation – Acoustic Tales 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Field Rotation – Regenzeit 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Duplex Coated Obstruction 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Paraselene 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Heaven In Her Arms / Aussitot Mort – Split 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heirs – Hunter 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Her Name Is Calla – Maw 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Flight 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Night Walks 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Indecision – Unorthodox – RED BLACK MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (Bitter Melody) $10.99
* Iroha – The End Of An Era 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Jesuit – Discography – BLACK GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Junius / Rosetta – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Kodiak / N – Collaboration 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Les Fragments De La Nuit – Demain C’etait Hier 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Omega Massif – Karpatia 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Pageninetynine / Majority Rule – Split – AQUA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Pale Creation – Twilight Haunt – BLUE WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $17.99
* Proselyte, The – Sunshine – LIGHT BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Phantom Glue) $11.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – PRINT 18″ x 24″ Poster (Broken Press) $24.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Sankt Otten – Gottes Synthesizer 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Sankt Otten / Majeure – Split 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Selaxon Lutberg – Cold House Of Love 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Terminal Sound System – Constructing Towers 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Terminal Sound System – Heavy Weather 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Totimoshi – Avenger CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* White Darkness – Tokage 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* White Sh!t / Megaf’ckers – Split 12″ (Limited Appeal) $14.99
* Whitehorse – Progression 12″ (At a Loss) $15.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Arrivals 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Heart Monitor 12″ (Denovali) $23.99

Choice restocks to the Robotic Empire – Online Store this go around involve the incredible debut from the almighty FALSE (which sold out quick for us last time), a small handful of distributor returns for the ISIS Oceanic 2xLP reissue we blew out early in the year, the awesome old DAYBREAK / GODSTOMPER split LP, INTEGRITY To Die For 10″ wax, KIDCRASH back in the house, MAJORITY RULE classics, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU freaking out the squares, WEEKEND NACHOS bringing the ruckus and more. Full list of restocks:

RESTOCKS:
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows 12″ – SWIRL COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Asra / Defeatist / Triac – Split 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Blueneck – The Fallen Host 2×10″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $24.99
* Daybreak / Godstomper – Split 12″ (At A Loss) $10.99
* False – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) $11.99
* Ghastly City Sleep – Moondrifts 2×12″ – PURPLE MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $14.99
* Heirs – Fowl 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Herra Terra – Quiet Geist 12″ – GRAPE SODA COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Integrity – To Die For 10″ (A389) $11.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Jeniferever – Choose A Bright Morning 2×12″ – BLUE GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $29.99
* Kaospilot – Shadows 12″+CD BLUE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Init) $23.99
* Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Lavinia – There Is Light Between Us 12″ – BROWN GREY COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – AQUA COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Mouth of the Architect / Kenoma – Split 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Gilead Media) $14.99
* Oak – II 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Seven Sisters Of Sleep – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $10.99
* This Will Destroy You – Moving on the Edges of Things 12″ – PICTURE DISC VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* This Will Destroy You – Self-Titled 2×12″ – COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $16.99
* Weekend Nachos – Black Earth 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Weekend Nachos – Unforgivable 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Deep Six) $9.99


Its also very worth mentioning that the TILTS Kickstarter campaign (that we started just before all the holiday madness) has thankfully been a success! We’ve still got about two weeks left to go before its a done deal, and this is kind of the last chance to get in on the more elaborate “rewards” we set up for this crazy thing.

On December 31st we’re taking down the $60 and $100 reward options that in addition to the actual vinyl LP, digital download, stickers, t-shirt and more… include a customized TEST PRESS of the album and/or your actual photo being included in the album layout! We’re ceasing each of these options a hair early so we can go ahead and wrap up the layout and get the vinyl itself into production ASAP.

This whole experiment has been pretty eye-opening in a way, and although we’ll definitely continue to release albums in the “traditional” sense without involving this platform, some more Kickstarter projects are definitely on deck… including one in the near future that may finally have Robotic Empire jumping the shark once and for all…

In the meantime, this TILTS Kickstarter is almost over and should be checked out here if you’re interested in this crazyness. Major thanks to everyone who’s been supportive of this thus far, it means a helluva lot!


In other new-release news, we’re now accepting pre-orders for the massive AIDAN BAKER 2xCD entitled The Spectrum of Distraction. Merging the discovery concepts behind the Choose Your Own Adventure book series and Zappa’s “xenochrony” theme, AIDAN BAKER has constructed 96(!) tracks by teaming up with 18 different percussionists (currently/formerly of SWANS, THE JESUS LIZARD, SLOWDIVE, KILLING JOKE, GODFLESH, JESU, LOCRIAN and many more).

Its a monstrous project, and the results are impressive to say the least. Intentionally designed to be played on shuffle, a unique listening experience is yielded each time. This release really is cool, I mean… we rarely do standalone CDs but this awesome double-album totally warrants it! Nice packaging too…

* AIDAN BAKER (and related) releases in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

There’s a whole lot of quotable words that have already been written about this encompassing project, but we figure it may be easier to just direct you to the following features/reviews for a little more insight on this massive thing:

* AIDAN BAKER feature and interview @ Pitchfork
* The Spectrum of Distraction review @ Attn Magazine
* Featurette and exclusive audio stream @ Exclaim!

PHEW, these big updates are kind of exhausting! They’re awesome too though, ramp up a lot of stuff, unleash it all and then get busy as hell furiously packing and shipping orders. Bring it on ya’ll!!!

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p.s. !!!PEACE 2011 / WASSUP 2012 HOLLA!!!

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