More new THOU vinyl & merch, plus a bigass/badass distro update!


(photo by Rich Gaccione)
TWO back-to-back THOU updates?! Not that crazy when you consider how freakishly prolific this monster outfit is, and we’re pretty hyped to have our hands in yet another release they’ve done. A bit less directly this time, but along with longtime brethren Gilead Media, the Robotic Empire – Online Store is the very first place to stock THOU‘s band-released *upgraded* vinyl repress of their latest album, Summit.


Thankfully this one is NOT a pre-order, as this bad mamma jamma is all done and ready to roll! Their latest doom/sludge masterpiece, Summit, was initially released on wax by Southern Lord, but now self-released by the band with some mild but important upgrades: all new plates, heavyweight tip-on style jacket with clear spot-gloss, heavier printed innersleeve (with corrected text and lyrics), NO mucking around with stickers, smokey clear 180 GRAM vinyl… overall we’re just talking a really classy package here.

That’s not to dump on the venerable Southern Lord’s pressing, which was solid. Its just that THOU has since ironed out a few OCD kinks on what they want to see within a fully realized package, taking knowledge gained from our recent The Archer & The Owle “megaEP” release and re-applying some sonic and aesthetic enhancements to their latest full-length offering.

That being said, this thing is freaking beautiful. An already massive album that is now probably a bit more in line with the true vision THOU has for this album. We’re honored to aide these fine southern gentlemen in any way yet again, and of course along with our awesome(ly organized) brother-in-arms at Gilead Media!


To commemorate the occasion (and others), we have beefed up our THOU shirt arsenal with a new ripoff of a classic PG.99 image… actually the first t-shirt we ever printed so many years ago! We’re still using the same great printshop who’ve always done us right and are happy to present this thing to you today. Alabama’s Mammoth Printshop printed our very first shirt for us a solid dozen or so years ago: a black owl and mustard yellow text on an athletic grey t-shirt. Here we are again with an homage to those days (comparison image here), with friends of all conspirators THOU delivering this classic ripoff tee.

In addition to that banger, we’re hoping to have another new design and one re-print in house before too long, but those didn’t quite make it in time for this update. No matter, there is a (potentially literal) TON of other new items and restocks for this update, including a slew of other very righteous vinyl and shirts.

Noteworthy new jams include the debut FALSE LP (sooooo highly recommended), BARGHEST‘s debut (ex/current THOU), DARK CASTLE‘s latest on color, GHOSTLIMB efficiency, the long overdue and most triumphant HARKONEN LP (finally!), MOLOCH, SUTEKH HEXEN, more(!) freakin THOU import LPs, TOMBS wax, mo’ Mylene Sheath glory, another rad COUGH shirt (exclusive to our mailorder) and lots more…

Restocks include the other gnarly COUGH t-shirt designs and ALL their vinyl releases, BARN OWL, a BARONESS re-press, CAPSULE‘s latest album on coloured vinylz, DROPDEAD x3, GEISHA, JUNIUS 2xLPs, MASTODON and more. Here’re the full lists:

NEW ITEMS:
* Actors & Actresses – We Love Our Enemy – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Alpinist / Masakari – Split 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $11.99
* Aseethe – Reverent Burden 12″ (Floating Cave) $14.99
* Barghest – Untitled – 180 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) $10.99
* Barn Owl – Shadowland 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $16.99
* Big Kids – Phone Home – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Cough – Goat – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Goat – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Goat – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Goat – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Self Released) $14.99
* Dark Castle – Surrender To All Life Beyond Form – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Brutal Panda) $21.99
* Deadverse – Caution To The Wind – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $11.99
* Eksi Ekso – Brown Shark, Red Lion – COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Elm – Nemcatacoa 12″ (Sweat Lodge Guru) $18.99
* Expo 70 – Where Does Your Mind Go? 2×12″ (Immune) $24.99
* False – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) $11.99
* Ghostlimb – Bearings & Distance and Self-Titled Repress 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Harkonen – Shake Harder Boy – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Brutal Panda) $15.99
* Herra Terra – Quiet Geist – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Higuma – Pacific Fog Dreams 12″ (Root Strata) $16.99
* Jon Porras – Undercurrent 12″ (Root Strata) $16.99
* Lavinia – There Is Light Between Us – BROWN GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Moloch – Possession 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* No Funeral – Self-Titled 12″ (Wands Discs) $9.99
* Resurrectionists / Lich – Split 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Snowblood – Self-Titled 2×12″ (Super Fi) $27.99
* Sutekh Hexen – Luciform 12″ (Wands Discs) $9.99
* Thou – Owl – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Thou – Owl – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Thou – Owl – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Thou – Owl – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Thou – Owl – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Thou – Owl – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Thou – Summit – SMOKEY CLEAR COLORED 180 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Self Released) $16.99
* Thou – To The Chaos Wizard Youth 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Thou / Cower – Split 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Tombs – Path Of Totality 12″ (Relapse) $12.99
* Zachary Cale – Noise of Welcome 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99

RESTOCKS:
* Angel Eyes – Midwestern 12″ – GOLD COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $9.99
* Barn Owl – Ancestral Star 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $16.99
* Baroness – Blue 2×12″ – CONFETTI COLORED VINYL (Relapse) $24.99
* Beware of Safety – It Is Curtains 12″ – RED w/ BLACK HAZE (The Mylene Sheath) $14.99
* Capsule – No Ghost 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $12.99
* Cough – Baphomet T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Baphomet T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Baphomet T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Ritual Abuse 2×12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Relapse) $19.99
* Cough – Sigillum Luciferi 2×12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $17.99
* Cough – Wizard T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Wizard T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough – Wizard T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Self Released) $14.99
* Cough / The Wounded Kings – An Introduction To The Black Arts 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
* Dropdead – Discography 1992-1993 12″ (Armageddon) $9.99
* Dropdead – Self Titled 1993 12″ (Armadeggon) $9.99
* Dropdead – Self Titled 1998 12″ (Armageddon) $9.99
* Geisha – Maudit A Minuit 12″ (Super Fi) $13.99
* Junius – Self-Titled 2×12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Junius – The Martyrdom Of A Catastrophist 2×12″ – BRONZE COLORED VINYL (Mylene Sheath) $21.99
* Mastodon – Leviathan 12″ (Relapse) $14.99
* Sleep – Volume 2 T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (DIY) $14.99
* Sleep – Volume 2 T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (DIY) $14.99
* Sleep – Volume 2 T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (DIY) $14.99
* Sleep – Volume 2 T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (DIY) $14.99
* Thou / Leech – We Pass Like Night, From Land to Land 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Gilead Media) $14.99

Not too shabby at all, especially if you like the heavy stuff. Holla!

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