ISIS – In The Absense Of Truth 2xLP out now + new shirts, etc!!!

OK folks, after much patience on your part and the (finally subsided) holiday mayhem, Robotic Empire is rightly stoked to announce the availability of ISIS‘ new full-length In The Absence Of Truth on vinyl in the 2xLP format. Although the European and Japanese releases of this have already hit the market (along with some of the US pressing through the band), we are expecting this to be fairly hectic as ISIS‘ fans are pretty freakin’ rabid. Because of this, we will do our best to answer all questions in this post and ask you please refrain from writing us unless we haven’t covered your question/problem here. Without further blabbering, here is our description of this stunning album along with a bunch of photos, pressing info, ordering information and more:

The logical expansion of ISIS‘ multiple personalities yield In The Absence Of Truth, their latest monster full-length. It only makes sense that the ‘atmospheric’ parts are even more haunting (yet, uplifting) and the ‘heavy’ parts are even more brutal and crushing. However, it’s hardly an album of polar opposites, with the fluidity only achieved by a band who’s been consistently developing like this for nearly a decade now. The increased amount of actual singing really makes a difference on the more mellow moments, but widespread experimentation with new elements reaches far beyond the vocals here. Appropriate usage of unique tones, leads and overall surprising song-structures culminate with nine tracks of ISIS‘ most impressive work to date. In The Absence Of Truth really is an astounding album, with a maturity displayed that leaps from their past into amazing uncharted waters of heaviness. Robotic Empire is honored to supply this gatefold, double-LP vinyl edition of ISIS‘ latest masterpiece. Limited to roughly 3000 total copies, here is the pressing info:

* Black Vinyl: 1595 copies
* White Vinyl: 786 copies
* Gold Vinyl: 317 copies
* Violet Vinyl: 299 copies

The photo above is of the front and back covers of the gatefold jacket. While the packaging looks much richer in real life (metallic gold ink is on ever piece of print), here are some more photos documenting the inside of the gatefold, the two printed dust sleeves (both sides), and photos of the colored vinyl:

If you haven’t heard the album yet and would like to sample some tracks, two different ones are available online:

* “Dulcinea”
* “Holy Tears”

*!* WE ASK YOU LIMIT YOUR PURCHASE TO 1 PER VINYL COLOR *!* If you want to order multiple colors, that is fine but please only order 1 of each variation or your full order will be refunded.

We are charging $20.00 for this (postage paid in the USA) and if you want to order this, please visit the Robotic Empire – Online Store. We also recently got some copies of the ISIS Clearing The Eye DVD, and have also gone and labeled every piece of colored vinyl that we currently carry. For the full list of colored vinyl we are currently selling please click here.

All orders are accepted via PayPal, and folks ordering with eChecks will still get the limited vinyl they order… assuming the eCheck clears of course. We don’t currently have any other way to accept credit cards, and cannot guarantee cash/money orders will get colored vinyl. We will not “hold” or set aside copies, sorry. All orders are being filled immediately and should ship within a week or less!

Besides the new ISIS vinyl, we have stocked a ton of new items and great restocks over the past few weeks, including a slew of old and new Robotic Empire-related t-shirts. The newest of the bunch is printed on what is easily one of the most comfortable shirts on the market, the American Apparel grey Tri-Blend t-shirt. This new 3-color design was done by Richmond artist Ryan McLennan and we couldn’t be much happier with how it turned out:

Other recent t-shirt restocks include our first two designs by John Baizley, plus re-prints and a new edition of the classic “Love Virginia” design:

Along with all of this, lots of new CDs and LPs have been acquired. As always, prices below already include postage in the USA:

* Across Tundras – “Dark Songs Of The Prairie” CD (Crucial Blast) – $10.00
* Ampere – “All Our Tomorrows End Today” 3″ MiniCD (Ebullition) – $7.00
* Ampere – “All Our Tomorrows End Today” 10″ (Ebullition) – $9.00
* Ampere / Sinaloa – “Split” CD (Ebullition) – $10.00
* Ampere / Sinaloa – “Split” 12″ (Ebullition) – $10.00
* Black Elk – “Self-Titled” CD (Crucial Blast) – $10.00
* Burmese / Fistula – “Split” CD (Crucial Blast) – $8.00
* Cannabis Corpse – “Blunted At Birth” CD (Forcefield) – $8.00
* Comadre – “Burn Your Bones” 12″ (Adagio830) – $12.00
* Enslaved – “Below The Lights” CD (The End) – $9.00
* Gaza – “East” CDep (Exigent) – $7.00
* Genghis Tron – “Cloak of Love” CDep (Crucial Blast) – $7.00
* Genghis Tron – “Dead Mountain Mouth” CD (Crucial Blast) – $10.00
* Goslings, The – “Spaceheater / Perfect Interior” CD (Crucial Blast) – $8.00
* Great Redneck Hope, The – “Behold The Fuck Thunder – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Waving Wheat) – $12.00
* Immortal – “Battles In The North” CD (The End) – $9.00
* Immortal – “Pure Holocaust” CD (The End) – $9.00
* Isis – “In The Absence Of Truth – BLACK VINYL” 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $20.00
* Isis – “In The Absence Of Truth – GOLD COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $20.00
* Isis – “In The Absence Of Truth – VIOLET COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $20.00
* Isis – “In The Absence Of Truth – WHITE COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $20.00
* Love Like Electrocution – “Self-Titled” CD (Building) – $10.00
* Man Is The Bastard – “Mancruel” CD (Deep Six) – $8.00
* Maruta – “Demo” CD-R (Self Released) – $5.00
* MGR – “Nova Lux – COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Viva Hate) – $14.00
* Microwaves – “Contagion Heuristic” CD (Crucial Blast) – $10.00
* Morser – “Pure Scum” 12″ (Vendetta) – $12.00
* Nadja – “Bodycage” CD (Profound Lore) – $9.00
* Nixon – “Self-Titled” CD (Happy Couples) – $8.00
* Orchid – “Self-Titled (Gatefold)” CD (Ebullition) – $10.00
* Orchid – “Chaos Is Me – RED COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Ebullition) – $11.00
* Orphaned Land – “Mabood – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 2×12″ (Profound Lore) – $12.00
* Phobia – “Means of Existence” 12″ (Deep Six) – $9.00
* Portraits of Past – “01010101 – BLUE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Ebullition) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Youth Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Robotic Empire – “Bears – Size: Double Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $16.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Green) – Size: Youth Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Green) – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Green) – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Green) – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Green) – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Brown) – Size: Youth Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Brown) – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Brown) – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Brown) – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Brown) – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Purple) – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Purple) – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Purple) – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Love Virginia (Purple) – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Robotic Empire – “Weed Snakes – Size: Youth Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Robotic Empire – “Weed Snakes – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Robotic Empire – “Weed Snakes – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Robotic Empire – “Weed Snakes – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Robotic Empire – “Weed Snakes – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $12.00
* Torche – “Bear – Size: Youth Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “Bear – Size: Small” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “Bear – Size: Medium” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “Bear – Size: Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “Bear – Size: Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “Bear – Size: Double Extra Large” T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Totimoshi – “Ladron” CD (Crucial Blast) – $10.00
* Ulver – “Blood Inside” CD (The End) – $9.00
* Various Artists – “Building Records Presents: 60 Songs” 2xCD (Building) – $6.00
* Yaphet Kotto – “The Killer Was…” CD (Ebullition) – $9.00

That just about sums it all up for now… we’ll be furiously entering and filling these orders all week so send ‘em on in! Thanks a bunch, and enjoy!

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