FALSE and BARGHEST announce split album (now streaming in full), extensive US tour by FALSE to follow


Two of the finest underground US metal outfits have teamed up for an unstoppable split album: BARGHEST and FALSE will release a stunning 12″ LP this summer via Gilead Media and Mirror Universe, a “partner label” of Robotic Empire.

FALSE and BARGHEST come from drastically different worlds, and their individual approaches to black metal reflect this. BARGHEST hail from the swamps of Baton Rouge, LA and take the misanthropic “anti-human/anti-life” angle, delivering disgustingly abrasive, lo-fi metal. A lineup without bass, yet full of unflinching aggression and thickness. FALSE call the frozen landscape of Minneapolis, MN home, and with a foundation of synth-tinged European black metal complimented by a hypnotic atmosphere, create intensely eerie music.

For all of their differences, they also share some key similarities. Each group released a debut album in 2011 with Gilead Media/Howling Mine, and both were met with overwhelmingly positive response from zines, blogs, and fans. FALSE and BARGHEST also each contain an oppressive quality in their respective sounds. This is not music for casual listening, but more akin to a psychological journey through realms devoid of light or hope.

BARGHEST offer two tracks for the split. “Shifting Sands” is one of the first songs the band ever wrote, and is finally now available in a physical format. Although an older piece, it still possesses the aesthetic BARGHEST solidified for themselves on their Untitled debut album. “Inhuman Hatred” follows, a brand new song with obvious death metal influences. It carries a greater sense of focus and purpose than the material from their full-length, without abandoning their unique style.

FALSE have grown in unbelievable ways since their debut 12″. Their single track on this split–“Heavy as a Church Tower”–clocks in at nearly 18 minutes, and stands as hard evidence that FALSE are quickly becoming an undeniable force within American black metal. The ferocious intensity from their debut is amplified here, and paired with a more mature sense of mood and atmosphere. Their side of the split is very much FALSE, evolved.

Artwork for this split album has been crafted by Bryan Proteau of Natvres Mortes Illustration, with LP jackets printed on heavyweight stock. A printed inner sleeve is included, and 800 copies pressed on 180gram black vinyl.

This release is now available to stream in full, with FALSE showcasing their material through the mighty Decibel Magazine, and BARGHEST on bandcamp.

* BARGHEST side: http://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/split
* FALSE side: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/listen/streaming-false-heavy-as-a-church-tower/
* Cover art: http://gileadmedia.net/images/relic42/relic42.jpg

There you go, the entire split before your very ears. Pre-orders will come later in July via both Gilead Media and Mirror Universe/Robotic Empire.

Accordingly, FALSE will embark on a lengthy US tour to support the release. An initial itinerary has surfaced, with further details to follow.

FALSE – full US tour:

8/31 – Minneapolis, MN
9/1 – Milwaukee, WI – House show (early show)
9/1 – Milwaukee, WI – Quaters (late show)
9/2 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Harrison House
9/3 – Detroit, MI – House
9/4 – Huntington, WV
9/5 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
9/6 – Baltimore, MD
9/7 – New Brunswick, NJ
9/8 – Brooklyn, NY – Acheron
9/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Golden Tee
9/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roboto Project
9/11 – Columbus, OH – Carabar
9/12 – Indianapolis, IN – Vibes Music
9/13 – Chicago, IL
9/14 – St. Louis, MO
9/15 – Columbia, MO – Hairhole
9/16 – Kansas City, KS
9/17 – Omaha, NE
9/18 – Denver, CO – Blastomat
9/19 – Albuquerque, NM – House show
9/20 – Las Cruces, NM – The Trainyard
9/21 – Phoenix, AZ
9/22 – San Diego, CA
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Blue CafĂ©
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Vacation Vinyl (early show)
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – LAPP Pad (late show)
9/25 – San Jose, CA
9/26 – Oakland, CA
9/27 – San Francisco, CA
9/28 – Santa Rose, CA
9/29 – Sacramento, CA
9/30 – Chico, CA
10/1 – Salem, OR
10/2 – Portland, OR – Beach House (early show)
10/2 – Portland, OR – The Space (late show)
10/3 – Olympia, WA
10/4 – Seattle, WA
10/5 – Missoula, MT – Zoo City
10/6 – Billings, MT
10/7 – Minot, ND
10/8 – Fargo, ND

Robo Kickstarter 2.0: Custom Care Packs and MEGA CHEAP lots aplenty!


Now we gone n dun it: another Robotic Empire Kickstarter has been launched! Why? Because we’re seriously out of room at RoboHQ and need to clear some much-needed space for upcoming releases aplenty.

We’ve dug through the archives and found some oddball items to offer up, plus we’re doing pick-and-choose CD lots for well below cost.

For real, $10 gets you 10 CDs, $20 gets you 25 CDs, $50 gets you 30 titles (including the 8xCD FLOOR set, new 2xCD AIDAN BAKER release and some other jammers). We’ve got test presses from ISIS, GHASTLY CITY SLEEP and TILTS, discounted damaged goods, an overstock-vinyl-lot, and will probably add some other jibba jab as it surfaces.

Total goal amount: $420

This is more of a space-making endeavor than a money making one, so please check it out as the deals are pretty retardo.


To please kickstarter’s guideline-enforcers, we are calling these “Custom Robotic Empire Care Packs” and will draw whatever madness you want on the box, sales receipt and/or anywhere else. This was surprisingly popular during our previous/first Kickstarter for the TILTS LP release (which is nearly sold out now too, we’ve got about 25 copies left) so we’re upping the ante this time and making it standard practice for all orders made via this campaign.

So get weird with it: Wanna see the Terminator hitting a gravitybong: DONE. How about a unicorn battling a dinosaur? DEAL. Or maybe a mystic wizard cooking up some pancakes? Strange, but OKAY. Basically whatever dumb stuff you can conjure up: we’ll scrawl it onto or within your package wherever we can.

Yes, this is goofy… but we’re trying to keep this space-making operation interesting, for both you and for us. So please hit up our Kickstarter page and help us make this happen! Gotta say too, the success of the TILTS campaign was heavily indebted to people posting it on their various social media outlets and forums… so if you’re willing to share this stupidity, we’ll gladly throw in some BONUS SCHWAG at the end of the campaign. Just let us know when we send out the “kickstarter survey” thing at the end and we’ll juice ya up!

THANKS!

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New old BARONESS release, recycled VINYL JEWELRY, t-shirts and more!


We are very excited to announce the availability of BARONESS‘ formative material, First & Second, once again as a deluxe vinyl LP! Released by old pals Hyperrealist Records, we have worked closely with our comrades on this fantastic release, and Robotic Empire is thrilled to announce that we are the first (and currently, sole) mailorder/distro operation that has this glorious record available.

* BARONESS - First & Second 12″ is available now exclusive in the Robotic Empire – Online Store


Having personally witnessed this band go from basements to arenas, it has been unsurprising yet invigorating to watch the incredible assent of one of the most ambitious bands in heavy music today. BARONESS started their foundation with a solid mixture of punk, metal and rock n roll. First & Second showcases their impressive initial offerings, combined on to one cohesive long-player.

All 38 minutes of material was re-mixed and re-mastered for this re-release, which has just been re-pressed as 2000 LPs: 1000 on opaque purple vinyl, and 1000 on an opaque yellowly marble color. Each vinyl color is a direct pantone match from within the artwork, and beautifully compliment the entire elaborate package. The LP is housed in a doublesided full color innersleeve, which resides inside a glorious gatefold jacket imprinted with a foil stamp on the exterior… all completely enveloped in BARONESS songwriter/guitarist/vocalist John Dyer Baizley’s stunning and elaborate artwork that he has since become world famous for.

Previously referred to as post-metal or prog-metal, BARONESS‘ strength in their initial sound is that it truly defies classification. Everything from thunderous stoner riffs to D-beat hardcore aggression, psychedelic interludes to classic metal guitar harmonies, all topped off with powerful, guttural vocals, First & Second showcases a young but capable band changing genre and style as seamlessly and effortlessly as they change tempo. This is absolutely classic material, and we are elated to present it to you today!

* BARONESS - First & Second 12″ available now exclusive in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

This title is also available for wholesale. If you are interested, please get in touch.

Another unique edition to the Robotic Empire – Online Store for this update is the addition of a variety of recycled-vinyl products from the Canada company Vling. A long time in the making, we’ve just stocked up on some very cool items made from recycled vinyl, including necklaces, iPhone cases, earrings and bookmarks. We aren’t likely to be able to re-stock any of this stuff down the road, so hit it up now!
* Vling’s recycled-vinyl items in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

Beyond those two noteworthy aspects of this update, we’ve also had a handful of new items and restocks come in since the last lengthy update.

For additional new stuff this time around we’re talkin turkey about GLASS HITS, OLD GODS, US CHRISTMAS debut overdue on vinyl, plus the recent YEAR OF NO LIGHT / ALTAR OF PLAGUES split.

For restocks we’ve got bangers from AMEN RA, AUSTRASIAN GOAT, BARGHEST, FELL VOICES, KRALLICE, THOU and YEAR OF NO LIGHT. Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Baroness – First & Second 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Hyperrealist) $14.99
* Baroness – First & Second 12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Hyperrealist) $14.99
* Bookmark – Straight Cassette (Vling) $9.99
* Bookmark – Zig Zag Cassette (Vling) $9.99
* Earrings – 45 Adapter (Vling) $14.99
* Earrings – Cherries (Vling) $14.99
* Earrings – Gramaphone (Vling) $14.99
* Earrings – Lightening Bolts (Vling) $14.99
* Earrings – Swallows (Vling) $14.99
* Earrings – Trees (Vling) $14.99
* Glass Hits – Pioneers Get The Arrows, Settlers Get The Land 12″ (Self Released) $9.99
* iPhone Case (Vling) $19.99
* Necklace – 45 Adapter (Vling) $14.99
* Necklace – Brass Knuckle, BLACK (Vling) $14.99
* Necklace – Brass Knuckle, GOLD (Vling) $14.99
* Necklace – Cherries (Vling) $14.99
* Necklace – Gramaphone (Vling) $14.99
* Necklace – Lightening Bolt (Vling) $14.99
* Necklace – Skull, BLACK (Vling) $14.99
* Necklace – Skull, GOLD (Vling) $14.99
* Old Gods – Old Gods 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Forge Again) $9.99
* US Christmas – Bad Heart Bull 12″ – BONE WITH BLUE SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Play The Assassin) $21.99
* US Christmas – Bad Heart Bull 12″ – CLEAR WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Play The Assassin) $21.99
* US Christmas – Bad Heart Bull 12″ – GREEN & YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Play The Assassin) $21.99
* Year Of No Light / Altar Of Plagues – Split 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $14.99

RESTOCKS:
* Amen Ra – Mass III 2×12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $24.99
* Austrasian Goat, The / Neige Morte – Split 10″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $14.99
* Barghest – Untitled 12″ – 180gram VINYL (Gilead Media) $10.99
* Fell Voices – Untitled 12″ – VINYL (Gilead Media) $16.99
* Krallice – Diotima 2×12″ – VINYL (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Thou – Summit CD (Gilead Media) $14.99
* Thou – Tyrant CD (Gilead Media) $14.99
* Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12″ – BLACK VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $26.99

Last and possibly least, we’re running a t-shirt giveaway through the end of the month, where if you buy two shirts you can get one of the following for free:

* Floor – Dove
* Floor – Heather
* Floor – Leaves
* Magrudergrind – Facemelter
* Nadja – Bone Blight
* Thou – Owl

These are rad shirts no doubt, but we just have too many of them taking up much-needed shelf space. Get yourself some phat new summer threads, or if you’re the planning-ahead-type… an alternative is “buy 4 shirts get 1 free hoodie”:

* Torche – Ciou Elephant

You can cozy up this fall/winter in that jammer. Again, a super nice garment but just taking up too much space at the moment!

TO REDEEM: Just enter in the shirt you want in the “comments” note part at checkout, and be sure to include your shirt size and maybe an alternative design or size just in case we run out. Word?

That party is happening now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store, and will cease to exist at the end of June.

That’s it, thank you & peace!
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Robotic Empire, Buy 2 Get 1 free T-Shirt Sale!


OK folks we’re having another round of space issues here at Robo HQ, so in order to alleviate the sheer MOUNTAIN OF STUFF that we have, we’ve decided to try out a new t-shirt sale in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Throughout the month of June we’re doing a “buy 2 get 1 free” on t-shirts, where if you buy ANY two shirts from our site, you can get one of the following fo’ free:

* Floor – Dove
* Floor – Heather
* Floor – Leaves
* Magrudergrind – Facemelter
* Nadja – Bone Blight
* Thou – Owl

These are rad shirts no doubt, but we just have too many of them taking up much-needed shelf space. Get yourself some phat new summer threads, or if you’re the planning-ahead-type… an alternative is “buy 4 shirts get 1 free hoodie”:

* Torche – Ciou Elephant

You can cozy up this fall/winter in that jammer. Again, a super nice garment but just taking up too much space at the moment!

TO REDEEM: Just enter in the shirt you want in the “comments” note part at checkout, and be sure to include your shirt size and maybe an alternative design or size just in case we run out. Word?

This party is happening now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store, and will cease to exist at the end of June.

Due to said space issues, our normal onslaught of new items and restocks has been intentionally (and temporarily) slowed a bit, but over the prior month’ish we did stock a boatload of new items & restocks. Some folks slept on some of the bangers within, so we’re listing it all for those who missed it. Some of these items may be sold out now, but please hit up the Robotic Empire – Online Store if something grabs your eye as much of it is still available. Here’re the lists:

NEW ITEMS: (from May/late April)
* Atlas Moth, The – An Ache For The Distance 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Brutal Panda) $19.99
* Aussitot Mort – La Ride Du Lion 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Black Freighter – Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Coffins / Sourvein – Split 7″ (Forcefield) $4.99
* Dolcim – Guillotine Ride Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Doom over Leipzig – Sampler Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Duplex-Coated Obstruction Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Indian Summer – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ – JACKET ONLY (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $27.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ – GREEN PEACH COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $27.99
* Karma To Burn / ASG – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Volcom) $4.99
* Kill Your Brain – II Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Mammiffer / Locrian – Bless Them That Curse You – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sige) $24.99
* Mans – Epitaph Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Mutilation Rites – Devoid 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
* Officer Jones and His Patrol Car Problem – Memorial Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Om – God Is Good 12″ (Drag City) $14.99
* Pharaoh Overlord – Lunar Jetman – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sige) $24.99
* Premonition 13 – 13 12″ (Volcom) $11.99
* Saviours – The Eye Obscene / Creten 12″ (Alerta Antifascista) $14.99
* Secret, The – Solve et Coagula Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Telekolleg – Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Throwers – Prosaic Materialist / Rudimentary Bodies Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Torche – Meanderthal 12″ – JACKET ONLY (Robotic Empire) $1.99
* Tweak Bird – Reservations CD (Volcom) $7.99
* Tweak Bird – Self-Titled 12″ (Volcom) $11.99
* Uncle Touchy – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Violence – COLORED VINYL 12″ (No List) $14.99
* Whores – Ruiner 12″ (Brutal Panda) $10.99
* Wildildlife – Give In To Live 12″ (Volcom) $11.99
* Wildildlife / Flood – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Volcom) $4.99
* Windhand – Self-Titled 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
* Wino – Adrift 12″ (Volcom) $11.99

RESTOCKS: (from May/late April)
* Acid King – Free / Down With the Crown 12″ (Kreation) $9.99
* Aldebaran – From Forgotten Tombs 12″ – GREY BLACK COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $11.99
* Alpinist – Minus.Mensch 12″ (No Pasaran) $14.99
* Ancient Sky – TRIPS 12″ (Loud Baby) $11.99
* Artimus Pyle – Civil Dead 12″ (Prank) $14.99
* Asunder – Works Will Come Undone 12″ – MAROON TAN COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $12.99
* Austrasian Goat / Hallowed Butchery Split 10″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Austrasian Goat, The / Hollow Sunshine – Possession 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Battlemaster – Warthirsting & Winterbound CD (Forcefield) $9.99
* Capsule / Furnace – Split 7″ (Moment of Collapse) $4.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Blunted At Birth – STONED EYEBALL COLOR VINYL 12″ (Forcefield) $14.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Tube of the Resinated CD (Forcefield) $9.99
* Cave In – Tides of Tomorrow 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Coffins / Otesanek – Split 12″ – BLUE CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $9.99
* Converge – Axe To Fall 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Corrupted – Paso Inferior 12″ (Insolito) $17.99
* Cough – Sigillum Luciferi 2×12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $19.99
* Cough – Sigillum Luciferi CD (Forcefield) $9.99
* Cough / The Wounded Kings – An Introduction To The Black Arts 12″ (Forcefield) $12.99
* Daitro – 2004-2007 Discography Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Daitro – Y Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Dark Castle – Surrender To All Life Beyond Form 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Brutal Panda) $23.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ – CREAM COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ – PLUM COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Doomriders – Darkness Come Alive 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Give Up The Ghost – Background Music 12″ – OPAQUE GREEN COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $11.99
* Glasses – The Ills of Life 12″ (Vendetta) $12.99
* Godflesh – Self-Titled 12″ – BLACK AND CLEAR SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $19.99
* Godflesh – Streetcleaner 12″ – ORANGE BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $19.99
* Guilt, The – Worth Nothing Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Harkonen – Shake Harder Boy 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Brutal Panda) $18.99
* Holy Mountain, The – Enemies 12″ (No Pasaran) $13.99
* Holy Mountain, The / Cave Canem – Split 7″ (No Pasaran) $4.99
* Loma Prieta – I.V. 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Nachtmystium – Eulogy IV 12″ (Kreation) $14.99
* Ordination Of Aaron – Discography – WHITE BLACK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Adagio 830) $19.99
* Osceola – Discography Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Otesanek – Final 12″ (Nancy Jo) $13.99
* Phobia – 22 Random Acts of Violence – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Phobia – Cruel – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Sword, The – Gods Of Earth 12″ (Kemado) $13.99
* Thou / Leech – We Pass Like Night, From Land to Land 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Adagio) $16.99
* Thou / Moloch – Tears That Soak A Callous Heart 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Feast Of Tentacles) $14.99
* Thou / Salome – Split 12″ (Vendetta) $16.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Hydra Head) $16.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles 12″ – PINK COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $16.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $16.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $16.99
* Unearthly Trace – V Cassette (Witch Sermon) $5.99
* Yob – Catharsis 12″ (Kreation) $10.99

OK WOW that’s it for now. PEACE!

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"FLOORTWENTY" almost over, TORCHE tour dates and TILTS + Fox News (?!)


Sup! We’re entering the last few days of the “FLOORTWENTY” coupon code’s availability as well as the 15% off the TORCHE albums we released. Holla at the Robotic Empire – Online Store if you’ve been slacking on this, as it all ends in just a couple days and is a great cheap way to get some mega essential heavy tunes!

Related, some footage has surfaced of FLOOR‘s performance at All Tomorrow’s Parties in London this past week, definitely check it out here.

Unable to keep Steve Brooks (and crew) out of the UK, TORCHE will be hitting Jolly Ol’ England and the mainland Eurozone for a phat stack of tour dates this Sept:

09/13 MANCHESTER Moho Live
09/14 NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement
09/15 GLASGOW Captain’s Rest
09/16 LONDON XOYO
09/17 BRIGHTON Haunt
09/18 SOUTHAMPTON Cellar
09/19 EINDHOVEN Effenaar (Netherlands)
09/20 PARIS Divan Du Monde (France)
09/21 BRUSSELS Magasin 4 (Belgium)
09/22 OSNABRUCK Bastard Club (Germany)
09/23 HAMBURG Hafenklang (Germany)
09/24 WIESBADEN Schlachthof Wiesbaden (Germany)
09/25 STUTTGART 1210 (Germany)
09/26 MUNICH 59 to 1 (Germany)
09/27 ZURICH Abart (Switzerland)
09/28 BERLIN Bi Nuu (Germany)
09/29 COLOGNE Luxor (Germany)
09/30 DORTMUND FZW (Germany)

And in some weird “members of” news, TORCHE co-guitarist Andrew Elstner’s other gnarly band TILTS got some randomajor love from Fox News “Redeye” host Greg Gutfeld on twitter these days. WTF?

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New Robotic Empire CONTEST! Plus BIG update with lotsa vinyl! +FLOORTWENTY, TORCHE sales and more!


This is an interesting update for Robotic Empire as we’ve been inspired to run our first contest in many years. Ruthlessly apeing our broz at Magic Bullet & OLD MAN GLOOM, we’ve just started a new contest on our Facebook page where people who like our page and like/share the above photo are entered into a contest to win a phat HEAP o’ Robo Swag:

* Two TORCHE shirts
* Two Robotic Empire shirts
* The badass new NADJA shirt
* TILTS‘ beer coozie and stickers
* ANCIENT SKY‘s awesome T.R.I.P.S. cassette
* Zeep products galore! (Usnea Skin Balm, Healing Comfrey Balm + the popular Tea Tree Oil soap!)
* Zeep stickers and cloth patches aplenty
* and Robotic Empire stickers across Jah’s glorious color spectrum mon!

Its a SOLID pile of stuff and all we’re asking to enter is that you 1.) Share this photo, 2.) Like the photo and 3.) Like the Robotic Empire Facebook page.

We’re doing this to try and spread the word about this update a bit more, as well as hook up some fortunate soul with a phatty care package. Win/win? That’s the idea at least!

Head over to our Robotic Empire Facebook Contest to Like/Like/Share and one week from now (on Saturday the 19th) we will randomly pick someone to get this gnarly care package. Then we’ll ask the winner for their shirt size(s) so we can get em outfitted properly. HOLLA!


Besides that blatant act of self promotion, we’re also stoked to say that with FLOOR playing the MOGWAI-curated ATP later this month, and TORCHE hitting the Billboard Charts (!) with their new Harmonicraft banger of an album, we’re running our “FLOORTWENTY” sale again until the end of the month, AND offering 15% off on TORCHE‘s first two albums on vinyl!

Folks who use the “FLOORTWENTY” coupon code will get the mega 8xCD discography set for only $20 PLUS a free 8xButton set. MEGA. This only runs for the next few weeks and will cease at the end of the month. Hit up the Robotic Empire – Online Store for all that and obviously lots more.

In that “obviously lots more” department we’ve got some solid new items for this update as well as some GREAT restocks. The re-stocks can often be an afterthought to folks who follow our updates, but this time around there really is some awesome stuff within.

On the new item tip, we’ve got THE ATLAS MOTH‘s latest LP on color wax, the long-long-awaited COFFINS / SOURVEIN split, ISIS overrun jackets for Oceanic (hang that gatefold up on yr wall!), another awesome Aaron Turner project is the JODIS debut 2xLP (really serene stuff), a MUTILATION RITES ripper from kindred spirts Forcefield, TORCHE overrun jackets (single-gatefold, makes a good poster), WHORES debut that everyone’s flippin over, ex-CRESTFALLEN(!) band WILDILDLIFE from Volcom, stoner gems WINDHAND and WINO, plus a couple other oddz n’ endz:

NEW ITEMS:
* Atlas Moth, The – An Ache For The Distance 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Brutal Panda) $19.99
* Coffins / Sourvein – Split 7″ (Forcefield) $4.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ – JACKET ONLY (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $27.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ – GREEN PEACH COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $27.99
* Kill Your Brain – II Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Mutilation Rites – Devoid 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
* Om – God Is Good 12″ (Drag City) $14.99
* Torche – Meanderthal 12″ – JACKET ONLY (Robotic Empire) $1.99
* Whores – Ruiner 12″ (Brutal Panda) $10.99
* Wildildlife – Give In To Live 12″ (Volcom) $11.99
* Windhand – Self-Titled 12″ (Forcefield) $9.99
* Wino – Adrift 12″ (Volcom) $11.99

On the MIGHTY restock angle we’ve kinda got too much to mention it all so here’s a quick n’ dirty: ACID KING and ARTIMUS PYLE LPs, CANNABIS CORPSE‘ debut on color vinyl and sophomore on CD, an older CAVE IN LP on the cheap, COFFINS / OTESANEK scary split, CONVERGE re-up, an old import OOP CORRUPTED score, crucial COUGH catalog titles, DARK CASTLE on color, DAUGHTERS‘ freakishly good Hell Songs on mad different colors, DOOMRIDERS and GIVE UP JAH GHOST from Deathwish, a couple GODFLESH essential rarities on coloured vinylz, HARKONEN‘s stunning album finally available on the proper format, LOMA PRIETA, NACHTMYSTIUM, THE SWORD burly LPs, some harder-to-find and/or OOP THOU split LPs, TORCHE‘s Songs For Singles 12″ (now with bonus 7″!), a rad UNEARTHLY TRANCE tape, and finally a YOB LP for cheap. Some other oddball bangers within, here’s the full list:

RESTOCKS:
* Acid King – Free / Down With the Crown 12″ (Kreation) $9.99
* Aldebaran – From Forgotten Tombs 12″ – GREY BLACK COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $11.99
* Artimus Pyle – Civil Dead 12″ (Prank) $14.99
* Asunder – Works Will Come Undone 12″ – MAROON TAN COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $12.99
* Battlemaster – Warthirsting & Winterbound CD (Forcefield) $9.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Blunted At Birth – STONED EYEBALL COLOR VINYL (Forcefield) $14.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Tube of the Resinated CD (Forcefield) $9.99
* Cave In – Tides of Tomorrow 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Coffins / Otesanek – Split 12″ – BLUE CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $9.99
* Converge – Axe To Fall 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Corrupted – Paso Inferior 12″ (Insolito) $17.99
* Cough – Sigillum Luciferi 2×12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $19.99
* Cough – Sigillum Luciferi CD (Forcefield) $9.99
* Cough / The Wounded Kings – An Introduction To The Black Arts 12″ (Forcefield) $12.99
* Dark Castle – Surrender To All Life Beyond Form 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Brutal Panda) $23.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ – CREAM COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Daughters – Hell Songs 12″ – PLUM COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Doomriders – Darkness Come Alive 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Give Up The Ghost – Background Music 12″ – OPAQUE GREEN COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $11.99
* Godflesh – Self-Titled 12″ – BLACK AND CLEAR SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $19.99
* Godflesh – Streetcleaner 12″ – ORANGE BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $19.99
* Guilt, The – Worth Nothing Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Harkonen – Shake Harder Boy 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Brutal Panda) $18.99
* Loma Prieta – I.V. 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Nachtmystium – Eulogy IV 12″ (Kreation) $14.99
* Otesanek – Final 12″ (Nancy Jo) $13.99
* Sword, The – Gods Of Earth 12″ (Kemado) $13.99
* Thou / Leech – We Pass Like Night, From Land to Land 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Adagio) $16.99
* Thou / Moloch – Tears That Soak A Callous Heart 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Feast Of Tentacles) $14.99
* Thou / Salome – Split 12″ (Vendetta) $16.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Hydra Head) $16.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles 12″ – PINK COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $16.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $16.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $16.99
* Unearthly Trace – V Cassette (Witch Sermon) $5.99
* Yob – Catharsis 12″ (Kreation) $10.99

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Got a nice little update this week to supplement the Isis vinyl restocks from last week! Check the lists below, thanks! NEW ITEMS:

* Aussitot Mort – La Ride Du Lion 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Black Freighter – Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Dolcim – Guillotine Ride Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Doom over Leipzig – Sampler Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Duplex-Coated Obstruction Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Indian Summer – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Karma To Burn / ASG – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Volcom) $4.99
* Mammiffer / Locrian – Bless Them That Curse You – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sige) $24.99
* Mans – Epitaph Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Officer Jones and His Patrol Car Problem – Memorial Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Pharaoh Overlord – Lunar Jetman – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sige) $24.99
* Premonition 13 – 13 12″ (Volcom) $11.99
* Saviours – The Eye Obscene / Creten 12″ (Alerta Antifascista) $14.99
* Secret, The – Solve et Coagula Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Telekolleg – Discography Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Throwers – Prosaic Materialist / Rudimentary Bodies Cassette (Rigor) $4.99
* Torche – Harmonicraft – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Volcom) $14.99
* Tweak Bird – Reservations CD (Volcom) $7.99
* Tweak Bird – Self-Titled 12″ (Volcom) $11.99
* Uncle Touchy – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Violence – COLORED VINYL 12″ (No List) $14.99
* Wildildlife / Flood – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Volcom) $4.99

RESTOCKS:

* Alpinist – Minus.Mensch 12” *VINYL* (No Pasaran) $14.99
* Ancient Sky – TRIPS 12” *VINYL* (Loud Baby) $11.99
* Austrasian Goat / Hallowed Butchery Split 10” *VINYL* (Vendetta) $14.99
* Austrasian Goat, The / Hollow Sunshine – Possession 12” *VINYL* (Vendetta) $14.99
* Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12” *VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99
* Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12” *VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99
* Capsule / Furnace – Split 7” *VINYL* (Moment of Collapse) $4.99
* Daitro – 2004-2007 Discography Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Daitro – Y Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Glasses – The Ills of Life 12” *VINYL* (Vendetta) $12.99
* Holy Mountain, The – Enemies 12” *VINYL* (No Pasaran) $13.99
* Holy Mountain, The / Cave Canem – Split 7” *VINYL* (No Pasaran) $4.99
* Ordination Of Aaron – Discography 2×12” *WHITE BLACK COLORED VINYL* (Adagio 830) $19.99
* Osceola – Discography Cassette (Utarid) $6.99
* Phobia – 22 Random Acts of Violence 12” *COLORED VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99
* Phobia – Cruel 12” *COLORED VINYL* (Deep Six) $9.99