MEGA HOLIDAY SALE, a big distro update + our first Kickstarter for the band TILTS (ex-RIDDLE OF STEEL / current TORCHE)!!


While the USA promptly loses its collective mind and soul over the pending “holiday” season BS, we figured we’d simultaneously slap it in the face and jump on the bandwagon with our own stupid sale. No stranger to absurd sales (we’ve probably hosted a good dozen this year), the Robotic Empire – Online Store is honoring ye olde Xmas colors (or possibly just the great nations of Italy and Mexico) with a GREEN, WHITE and RED color vinyl sale through the rest of the year.

Each color of vinyl, regardless of band/genre/price/label/whatever is now 15% off through the rest of the year. Here’s the full list of each (lotsa random stuff in each category)

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

While on the subject of the holidays making people completely mental, it should be noted that although we’ll be open and operating throughout the entire rest of the year, both the USPS and UPS services can slow down considerably during this chaotic season. *IF YOU PLAN TO GET A GIFT FOR SOMEONE, PLEASE DON’T WAIT: ORDER NOW*

We can’t be responsible for delays in the postal systems, so seriously… please don’t choose “media mail” shipping on December 15th if you want it to arrive before Xmas/etc, as it won’t likely happen. Basically everything after the 15th is almost a crapshoot anyway, so please choose Priority Mail or UPS Ground throughout the entire month of December if anything is time sensitive!

Now that that annual nonsense is covered, we’d also like to highlight the latest round of badass new releases and restocks we’ve scored for the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

New stuff we’ve got for this update include THOU‘s self-released 10″ version of their Chaos Wizard Youth EP, the 17-year(!) overdue NOOTHGRUSH 1994 vinyl, CD and t-shirt imports, a pretty stacked package from Hydra Head (new HELMS ALEE and PRURIENT, old CAVE IN, JESU, PELICAN, etc), two techsane AKANAME CDs, dirtbag crew GODS & QUEENS truly awesome new EP, an old HEWHOCORRUPTS split unearthed and dusted off, a new(?!) WADGE split, a RAEIN collection, PHOBIA and TOXIC HOLOCAUST vinyl for all you brutalizers and way more.

On the re-stock tip we’re hyping the phenomenal FALSE debut, TORCHE, KAYO DOT and more from Hydrahead, quality Denovali imports galore, the MOSS 1-sided 12″ import and a bunch of other jibba jab. Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Akaname – Filthlicker CD (Debello) $7.99
* Akaname – Self-Titled CD (Self Released) $7.99
* Brody’s Militia / Breathilizor – Split 7″ (Give Praise) $4.99
* Cave In – Jupiter 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Cave In – Tides of Tomorrow 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Eternal Elysium – Searching Low & High 2×12″ (Hydrophonic) $24.99
* Gods & Queens – Untitled #3 – DIRTY WHITE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Sons of Vesta) $4.99
* Gods & Queens – Untitled #3 – ROTTEN WINE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Sons of Vesta) $4.99
* Helms Alee – Weatherhead – SIGNED BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Hewhocorrupts / Fork Knife Spoon – Split 7″ (First Blood Family) $4.99
* Jesu – Self-Titled – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Jesu – Self-Titled – BROWN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Les Fragments De La Nuit – Musique Du Crepuscule – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Denovali) $15.99
* Mercy Ties / Grenades – Split 12″ (Echolalic) $10.99
* Mouse On The Keys – Sezession 10″+CD (Denovali) $24.99
* Needful Things – Tentacles Of Influence – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Obscene) $9.99
* Noothgrush – 1994 Unreleased 12″ (F’ Yoga) $19.99
* Noothgrush – 1994 Unreleased CD (F’ Yoga) $9.99
* Noothgrush – 1994 – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (F’ Yoga) $16.99
* Noothgrush – 1994 – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (F’ Yoga) $16.99
* Pelican – March Into The Sea – BROWN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Pelican – March Into The Sea – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Phobia – Loud, Proud, and Grind as F’ 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Prurient – Times Arrow – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Raein – Ah, As If.. CD (Sons of Vesta) $11.99
* Sankt Otten – Morgen Wielder Lustig – CLEAR BLUE HAZE COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (Denovali) $24.99
* Thou – To The Chaos Wizard Youth 10″ (Howling Mine) $13.99
* Toxic Holocaust – Conjure and Command 12″ (Relapse) $12.99
* Wadge / Soil Of Ignorance – Split 7″ (Give Praise) $4.99

RESTOCKS:
* Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Delores – CHURNED BUTTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* False – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) $11.99
* Heirs – Alchera – BROWN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Denovali) $15.99
* Jeniferever – Spring Tides – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Denovali) $24.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward – MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Kodiak – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Denovali) $16.99
* Meet Me In St. Louis – Variations On Swing – CLEAR BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Denovali) $14.99
* Moss – Eternal Return – 1-Sided 12″ (Super Fi) $19.99
* Pelican / These Arms Are Snakes – Split – CLEAR WITH PINK COLORED VINYL 10″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Sh!tstorm – Paranoid Cassette (Rotting Chapel) $4.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99

Gotta say, the last update we dropped a couple weeks back wasn’t particularly shabby either! It included a solid DOZEN new “vinyl bundle” lots we’ve put together, where whole bunches of genre-related wax has been combined at a stupid-cheap price (40 bucks for a bigass stack of records)… so we wanted to re-highlight that fairly gnarly list of stuff as well:

NEW ITEMS: (from 11/07/11)
* Amen Ra – Mass III – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $24.99
* Amen Ra – Mass III – GREEN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $24.99
* Ancient Shores – Step To The Edge – RED COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Beneath the Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Tank Crimes) $12.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Beneath the Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise CD (Tank Crimes) $9.99
* Comadre – Everything Part 2 Cassette (Pure Minds) $6.99
* East of the Wall – The Apologist 2×12″ (Antithetic) $19.99
* Full of Hell – Roots Of Earth Are Consuming – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Gehenna – Land Of Sodom II 7″+CD (A389) $12.99
* Gravehill – Practitioners Of Fell Sorcery 12″ – MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Hatewaves – The Tombs 5″ (A389) $5.99
* Into It Over It – Proper – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (No Sleep) $10.99
* Kayo Dot – Stained Glass 12″ (Antithetic) $14.99
* Kongh – Counting Heartbeats 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $24.99
* La Dispute – Wildlife – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (No Sleep) $19.99
* Low Places – Spiritual Treatment 12″ (A389) $12.99
* Masakari – The Prophet Feeds Cassette (Allergic To Fun) $5.99
* Now Denial – F’ Now Denial – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Tor Johnson) $9.99
* Pageninetynine – document #8 overrun Print (Robotic Empire) $0.99
* Pageninetynine – Singles overrun Print (Robotic Empire) $0.99
* Pick Your Side – Survival Prayer – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Post Teens – Self-Titled Cassette (Bored In The USA) $4.99
* Pulling Teeth – Funerary 12″ (A389) $12.99
* Ringworm / Mindsnare – Split 7″ (A389) $6.99
* Seraphim – The Light In the Distance – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Seven Sisters Of Sleep / Childerenofgod – Split 12″ (A389) $13.99
* Terzij de Horde – A Rage of Rapture 12″ (Antithetic) $13.99
* The Love Below / Homewrecker – Split – GREEN COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Torche / Part Chimp – Split – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Chunklet) $16.99
* Touche Amore / La Dispute – Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World – WHITE COLORED VINYL 7″ (No Sleep) $3.99
* Triac – Always Meant To Hurt You – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Vinyl Bundle – DOOM LOT (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – FAUX GRUNGE LOT (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – FLORIDA GLORY LOT #1 (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – FLORIDA GLORY LOT #2 (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – INDIE’ISH LOT (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – POST-ROCK LOT #1 (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – POST-ROCK LOT #2 (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – PUMMELER LOT #1 (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – PUMMELER LOT #2 (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – SHREDDER LOT #1 (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – SHREDDER LOT #2 (Various) $39.99
* Vinyl Bundle – WEIRDO LOT (Various) $39.99
* Weak Teeth – What A Plague You Are 12″ (Tor Johnson) $9.99
* Weekend Nachos – Black Earth – COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Whitehorse – Document 250407 12″ (Blind Date) $15.99
* Withdrawl – Faith Flesh & Blood – COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Xibalba – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $13.99

RESTOCKS: (from 11/07/11)
* Amort – Winter Tales 12″ (Kreation) $15.99
* Brainworms – Swear To Me 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $14.99
* Brainworms – Which Is Worse 12″ – PINK ICE BLUE COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $14.99
* Caulfield – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $12.99
* Clone (Thou / Moloch/ etc.) – Play Slow Die Fast Vol.2 12″ (Blind Date) $15.99
* Gehenna / Blind To Faith – Split 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Ghostlimb – Alea Eacta Est Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Gray Ghost – Succubus 7″ – RED COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Hatewaves – Taste The Beast 7″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Integrity – Walpurgisnacht 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Integrity / Creepout – Split 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Makai, The – Embracing The Shroud Of A Blackened Sky 12″ (Halo of Flies) $9.99
* Mighty Sphincter – Resurrection 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Millenial Reign – BonesDustNothing 7″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Pala – Self-Titled 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Pharaoh – Self-Titled 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Pulling Teeth / Shin To Shin – Split 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Rosetta – The Galilean Satellites Disc 2 2×12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (E-Vinyl) $19.99
* Seraphim – Self-Titled 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Supermachiner – Rise 2×12″ (E-Vinyl) $19.99
* Total F’ing Destruction – Peace, Love and Total F’ing Destruction Cassette (Pure Minds) $6.99
* Trap Them – Filth Rations Cassette (Dead Accents) $7.99

All that new stuff (and an obscene amount more more) can all be found now in our Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Last but not least: ahem, KICKSTARTER. We’ve swallowed some pride and decided to give the Kickstarter website service a try, in attempts to raise $2000 to release the debut album by TILTS. It’s been live for a little over a week now and we have to admit, we’re pleasantly surprised and kind of amazed with the supportive response thus far!


TILTS is is an American rock band with our longtime bro Andrew Elstner (formerly of RIDDLE OF STEEL, currently of TORCHE) on vocals and guitar. He and three amigos comprise this awesome St. Louis, Missouri band, and we’re hoping to release their first recordings on both vinyl and digital download.

* TILTS on Kickstarter

There you can see the (kinda goofy) promo video we assembled for this thing, which is basically an audio/video medley of the material that will make up this LP. There’s also three unmastered preview tracks posted there so you can hear some of the songs in full.

Although we’ve done pretty well with the Kickstarter fundraising as of writing this, it actually won’t cover the full costs of manufacturing this beast. We figured if we can raise at least 2k, that’ll be enough to push this into production… but if we can really get closer to 3k we’ll actually be able to pay for the entire thing up front!

It’s basically set up as an “elaborate pre-order” in the sense that everyone who pledges money towards our Kickstarter actually gets the full album at the bare minimum. For those who’re inclined to drop extra bones, there’s the options of getting an exclusive t-shirt, exclusive hoodie, beer coozie, stickers, customized test presses, a personal photo actually included into the album artwork and for the true ballers: a private performance from TILTS themselves.

So yeah, it’s possibly a little corny but to be honest, this album may not have happened without Kickstarter so we’re officially excited to be using this method for pre-ordering the release, and hope you’ll please check it out (and/or spread the word!):

* TILTS on Kickstarter

(if nothing else, you should at least hit it up to check out 3 free awesome tunes from TILTS, who we’ve had on heavy rotation almost all year!)

OK enough blah blah, lets wrap this up. Hopefully this update finds you well and we can provide you (and/or your loved ones) with some additional awesome music this season. So hit us up!!

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