New releases from DIAL, TORCHE, huge store updates, etc!


Our first standalone-CD release in a long time is officially coming out next week… and since our distributor Revolver is shipping the debut DIAL release to stores and distros now, we’re ready to announce this killer CDep is available now direct through Robotic Empire’s Online Store.

This 5-song EP was originally recorded as the New Zealand band’s demo, but once we heard it last year it was apparent that more people needed to know about DIAL. Absolutely crushing without being overtly “metal” or “hardcore”, maybe more reminiscent of the “math rock” heyday… but WAY heavier. 2 of the 5 tracks are available to check out on the band’s myspace page and through the week we will post a different streaming song on our own myspace page. Here’s the planned schedule and EP track listing:

1. If You’re Not Battling You’re Dead = streaming TODAY (Monday)
2. Holy Silent Ruin = Tuesday
3. Always at the Border = Wednesday (also streaming now on the band’s myspace page)
4. Sweating = Thursday
5. Permanent Opium War = Friday (also streaming now on the band’s myspace page)

We definitely wish it was a bit longer than 20 minutes, but regardless of its relatively short length this is a phenomenal debut recording and we’re proud to present it to you. We’re only asking $4.99 for this fully packaged CDep, so if you like what you hear please check it out in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Although the BAD SECRETS debut 9″+CD was supposed to drop at the same time, some delays with the screen printed covers has pushed this back a month. It’ll be worth the wait though, and should be available on July 6th.


In other new/old release news, we’ve just received the beautiful 4th pressing (!) of the landmark TORCHE In Return 10″+CD release. It’s amazing to think that this record almost didn’t happen, and that in the end it turned out the way that it did. Personally this is one of our favorite Robo releases, both in music and packaging, and are very happy to have it available again. Of course we pressed it on ridiculous colored vinyl (duh), and here’s the pressing info for this 4th press:

* 200 of POLLEN (translucent yellow & orangey mix with weird spots)
* 200 of WING SHADOW (clear w/ black winged blob insert)
* 400 of AMOEBA SEA (half cokebottle blue, half cokebottle green with faint spots)
* 400 of CREEPING MOON (light yellow w/ one random “planet” insert – looks nuts!)
* 400 of POMEGRANATE (semi-translucent maroon)
* 400 of PULP (swirly translucent pink with red spots)

That “wing shadow” was supposed to be a laser cut “bee” insert but it turned out a little differently than we anticipated. Regardless, this whole pressing is pretty badass and the photo above doesn’t really do any of the colors justice. Some more up-close photos can be found on the items individual pages in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

While that’s the main new label-related activity for this update, we’d also like to highlight the new CANNABIS CORPSE t-shirts we recently pressed:

In addition to the older “Skullbong” and “Bud Monsters” designs that we just re-printed, this gnarly new “Cop Chiller” design is the first full-color t-shirt we’ve ever printed! Barf Callahan (check out his new skate magazine) delivered again with this amazing design of the infamous budmonster smoking out of a severed-cop-head-bong! W T F it doesn’t get much more ridiculous than that! These are available now in a variety of sizes (XXL down through YL/XS) so check it out!

Besides all the record label activity we’ve had a small mountain of awesome stuff come in for the Robotic Empire – Online Store over the past few weeks. Here’s the latest in crucial vinyl, CDs, tapes, etc:

NEW ITEMS:
* A Life Once Lost – Iron Gag – RED WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Suburban Home) $14.99
* Annihilation Time – III: Tales of the Ancient Age 12″ (Tee Pee) $13.99
* Atomic Bitchwax, The – 4 – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Tee Pee) $13.99
* Austin Lucas – Somebody Loves You – GOLD COLORED VINYL 12″ (Suburban Home) $14.99
* Avail – 4AM Friday – GREY COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Suburban Home) $15.99
* Avail – Dixie – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Suburban Home) $15.99
* Avail – Over The James – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Suburban Home) $14.99
* Black Arrows of Filth & Impurity – 1984 (ETERNAL) CD (Gilead Media) $7.99
* Black Pyramid – Self-Titled 7″ (Electric Earth) $7.99
* Black Pyramid – Self-Titled CD (Meteor City) $9.99
* Black September – Hordes Of Flesh & Bone CD (Self Released) $6.99
* Black September – The Sermon Of Vengeance 7″ (Self Released) $5.50
* Boulder – Reaped in Half Act 1 and Act 2 12″ (Tee Pee) $11.99
* Boulder – Ravage and Savage 12″ (Tee Pee) $11.99
* Burmese – Colony Collapse Disorder – PICTURE DISC 10″ (Rock is Hell) $17.99
* Corrupted – Nadie 12″ (Throne) $23.99
* Dead Letter Auction – Cancer If Times CD (Excursions Into The Abyss) $7.99
* Dial – Self-Titled CD (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Elder – Self-Titled 12″ (Electric Earth) $22.99
* Elder – Self-Titled Delux CD (Meteor City) $9.99
* Ehnahre – The Man Closing Up CD (Sound Devastation) $9.99
* Eternal Elysium – Spiritualized CD (Meteor City) $8.99
* Every Time I Die – Gutter Phenomenon – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Suburban Home) $13.99
* Every Time I Die – Hot Damn – HALF BLACK HALF GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Suburban Home) $13.99
* Every Time I Die – Last Night In Town – WHITE RED ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Suburban Home) $13.99
* Every Time I Die – The Big Dirty – PURPLE WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Suburban Home) $13.99
* Fistf#%k – Rock’n'Roll Nightmare CD (D7I) $8.99
* Hewhocorrupts / Phoenix Bodies – Split – PINK COLORED VINYL 10″+Calendar (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Hewhocorrupts / Phoenix Bodies – Split – BLUE COLORED VINYL 10″+Calendar (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Krallice – Self-Titled – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $17.99
* Krallice – Self-Titled – GREEN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $17.99
* Maladie – Self-Titled 7″ (Nuestra Lengua) $4.99
* Maladie – Self-Titled CD (Nuestra Lengua) $7.99
* Morrow – Self-Titled CD (Excursions Into The Abyss) $9.99
* Obsessed, The – Lunar Womb CD (Meteor City) $7.99
* Raw Radar War / Deer Creek – Split 12″ (Game Two) $12.99
* Spirit Caravan – Dreamwheel CD (Meteor City) $8.99
* Spirit Caravan – The Last Embrace 2xCD (Meteor City) $8.99
* These Arms Are Snakes / Tropics – Split – WHITE COLORED VINYL 7″ (We Be) $5.99
* Twenty Two Days – Demo 10″ (Communique) $9.99
* Torche – In Return – AMOEBA SEA COLORED VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – In Return – CREEPING MOON COLORED VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – In Return – POLLEN COLORED VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – In Return – POMEGRANATE COLORED VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – In Return – PULP COLORED VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – In Return – WING SHADOW COLORED VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Wolves in the Throne Room – Malevolent Grain 12″ (Southern Lord) $13.99

RESTOCKS:
* Boris – Smile [Japanese Import Version] CD (Daymare) $29.99
* Cattle Decapitation / Caninus – Split 7″ *BROWN VINYL* (Wartorn) $6.99
* Cattle Decapitation / Caninus – Split 7″ *RED VINYL* (Wartorn) $6.99
* Crowpath / Submerge – Split 7″ (Abstraction) $7.99
* Graf Orlock – Destination Time Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Kayo Dot / Bloody Panda – Split 12″ *COLORED VINYL* (Holy Roar) $14.99
* Minus The Bear – Planet of Ice 2×12″ *PINK COLORED VINYL* (Suburban Home) $14.99
* Mouth of the Architect / Kenoma – Split 12″ *PURPLE COLORED VINYL* (Gilead Media) $12.99
* Murder By Death – Like the Exorcist, But More Breakdancing 12″+7″ *CREAM COLORED VINYL* (Eyeball) $13.99
* Murder By Death – Red of Tooth and Claw 12″ *180 GRAM MAROON COLORED VINYL* (Self Released) $14.99
* Murder By Death – Who Will Survive 2×10″+7″ *GREY COLORED VINYL* (Self Released) $19.99
* Phoenix Bodies – Raise The Bullsh!t Flag Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Russian Circles – Station 12″ *GOLD COLORED VINYL* (Suicide Squeeze) $16.99
* Total Shutdown / XBXRX – Split 2×5″ (Rock is Hell) $10.99
* Trifle Tower / Killeur Calculateur – Split 7″ *VInYL* (Communique) $4.99
* Tristan Tzara – Da Ne Zaboravis 7″ *RED SPLATTER COLORED VINYL* (Medical Abuse) $4.99
* Zach Hill & Mick Barr – Vol. 2 12″ (Rock is Hell) $19.99

ITEMS NEWLY ON SALE: (click here for all sale items)
* A Perfect Murder – Rehearsal CDep (Cyclop Media) $4.99 – save 29%
* Cobra Noir – Adobe of the Dead CD (Cyclop Media) $4.99 – save 44%
* Commando – Talk of The Town CD (Cyclop Media) $4.99 – save 44%
* Constants – The Murder of Tom Fitzgerril – BLUE 180 GRAM COLORED VINYL 12″ (Vega Vinyl) $12.99 – save 13%
* Kayo Dot / Bloody Panda – Split – MARBLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Holy Roar) $14.99 – save 17%
* Mi Amore – The Lamb CD (Cyclop Media) $4.99 – save 44%
* Nadja – Guilted By the Sun CD (Elevation) $7.99 – save 20%

Phew! Pretty massive update now that the Olympia portion of our operation is fully set up and 100% in motion. Please keep sending us those orders as we highly prefer being busy than bored!

Also: definitely want to throw out the reminder to stores/distros/etc that we’ve opened up our entire distro catalog of non-Robo stuff to wholesale ordering… so if you are interested in placing a wholesale order, please get in touch.

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