Restock Update & Floor Discount!

Just a little quick preview bumpem for datazz, with a bigger “full and proper” update about a week or so away. Because a lot of this stuff is kinda blowing out without us properly posting it yet, we figured we’d at least mention just the RESTOCKS we’ve added to our Online Store over the past couple weeks, with a lot of great stuff across the board. We’re also putting the Floor – Below & Beyond 8xCD set on sale for $19.99, so read below to get the info on that coupon code!

Key PG.99 t-shirts have been reprinted with the band’s blessing, an ALGERNON CADWALLADER re-up for all you jangly mofos, BLACK COBRA vinyl and THE BODY 2xLPs are At A Loss essentials that are going quick, CAPSULE‘s latest ripper on the ltd waxy, COLISEUM, GIVE UP JAH GHOST, PUNCH, TOUCHE AMORE and TRAP THEM bludgeoners from Deathwish, DES ARK and PYGMYLUSH prettys LPs from Lovitt, MELT BANANA and smokeloads more from the prolific Init, plus a handful of other freaky gems weaved throughout just the restocks for this round:

* Abandoned Hearts Club, The – The Initial Confessions Of 7″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Init) – $4.99
* Algernon Cadwallader – Some Kind Of Cadwallader 12″ (Security Blanket) – $9.99
* Antilles – Self-Titled 12” *1-Sided VINYL* (Allergic To Fun) – $9.99
* Assailant, The – Nurse 7″ – PICTURE DISC- (Init) – $5.99
* Battlefields – Entourage Of The Archaic 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Init) – $10.99
* Black Cobra – Feather And Stone 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) – $14.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – GREY & DARK GREY COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) – $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) – $19.99
* Buried Inside – Chronoclast 12″ – 180g VINYL (Init) – $19.99
* Capsule – No Ghost 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) – $12.99
* Coliseum – True Quiet / Last Wave 7″ (Deathwish) – $4.99
* Des Ark – Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink The Fucker 12″ – ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Lovitt) – $14.99
* Give Up The Ghost – We’re Down Til We’re Underground 12″ – TRANSPARENT ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) – $11.99
* Grin and Bear It – Self-Titled 7” *VINYL* (Allergic To Fun) – $4.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 3″ Mini CD (Init) – $5.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 7″ (Init) – $5.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) – $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Girl w/ Heart T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) – $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Owl T-Shirt – Size: YOUTH LARGE (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Pulling Teeth – Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions 12″ (Deathwish) – $11.99
* Punch – Nothing Lasts 7″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) – $4.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mount Hope 12″ (Lovitt) – $14.99
* Same Sex Dictator – From Beneath You it Devours 12″ (Long Way) – $9.99
* Spirit Of Versailles, The – Discography 2xCD (Init) – $9.99
* Touche Amore – Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me 12″ (Deathwish) – $10.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12″ (Deathwish) – $11.99

We’ll hopefully be back in a week or so with another update including new stuffs as well, but because a bunch of these have been selling swiftly we figured it’d be best to let folks know what’s what, before its gone!

We’re also putting the Floor – Below & Beyond 8xCD set on sale starting today for the whole month of April! This is in celebration of Torche’s new album “Harmonicraft” that comes out on Volcom April 24th. Just enter the coupon code “FLOORTWENTY” to get $10 off the CD set at checkout. Each person who uses the coupon code will also get a free Floor button set included in the order.

Holla at the Robotic Empire – Online Store if something catches yer eye!

TWO new releases from TILTS and ANCIENT SKY, plus awesome Robotic Empire distro updates!

We are very stoked to announce TWO new release from Robotic Empire this time around, both existing within the “awesome rock” end of the sonic spectrum.


Starting the party is our first ever Kickstarter-funded release, the debut album from TILTS! Self recorded by the band over 3 sessions, the whole thing was pro mixed, pro mastered and then we begged n’ pleaded for the general public to pay for the pressing of this beast. Thankfully a little (necessary) prideswallowing has yielded the vinyl existence of probably the most catchy ass rock album we’ve ever been a part of! There’s 12 songs on this thing and not a single one sucks. We’re talkin QOTSA, VAN HALEN, CHEAP TRICK kinda vibes… and ALL KILLER / NO FILLER material.


We ran an edition of 500 copies of this bad boy, all on translucent yellow vinyl. This comes in a black & white outer sleeve with art by Tom Huck (who’s also done stuff for THE ROOTS!), full color printed innersleeve (with a painstakingly awesome photo-collage) and a high-quality digital download of the whole shebang! This is the real deal holyfield. It turned out boss and we’re VERY pumped to present it to you today.

* TILTS debut is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* Preview some choice TILTS audio cuts via Bandcamp
* Watch the audio/video medley promo thang we did for the Kickstarter (it’s tight)

p.s. we should probably mention somewhere that TILTS also contains a member of TORCHE and RIDDLE OF STEEL… there, we said it.


Next on deck is the fan-freakin-tastic sophomore album from NYC’s ANCIENT SKY, our first time working with them directly on a release but almost every member has some level of history with the label through past-lives in VERSE EN COMA, GHASTLY CITY SLEEP, MAJORITY RULE and MENEGUAR (who sadly, we just barely never got to work with). This time we’ve joined forces to help with the digital download of their masterful new effort, T.R.I.P.S., as well as the physical cassette tape edition of this banger.


Expanding beyond prior endeavours, ANCIENT SKY is a fully realised and well versed psychedelic rock band that tastefully journeys yet still bringith thy heavy jams. Nods towards DEAD MEADOW, THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION and OM territory may be unintentional, but the calibre and quality of these tunes brings those (current) contemporaries to mind, not to discount the heavy influence of “enhanced” music from generations past. Thankfully ANCIENT SKY do not fall down the meandering pitfalls some modern psych bands can find themselves in, and in fact T.R.I.P.S. is downright catchy at times!

The T.R.I.P.S. album was also self-recorded to 2″ tape and truly sounds excellent. The band has self-released the 12″ vinyl edition on their Loud Baby Sounds imprint, which we thankfully now have copies of along with the cassette and their debut LP on The Perpetual Motion Machine. Tape edition limited to 100 copies.

* ANCIENT SKY stuff galore is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* Preview some choice ANCIENT SKY material via Bandcamp
* (Legally) download T.R.I.P.S. via iTunes/etc.

In addition to the new Robo-wares, we’ve gotten in a decent pile of great new items including the House of Low Culture from Taiga Records, Karp documentary DVD, rad cassettes from Baldy Longhair Records and some classic restocks including the repress of Nadja’s Corrasion on CD. Check the full list below:

NEW ITEMS:
* Aidan Baker – Closure Axioms CD (Miskatonic Soundlab) $7.99
* Ancient Sky – T.R.I.P.S. 12″ (Loud Baby Sounds) $11.99
* Ancient Sky – T.R.I.P.S. Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Ancre – Nacre – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) $11.99
* Crazy & The Brains – Don’t Need No Snacks Cassette (Baldy Longhair) $6.99
* Dead – Thundaaaaaah 12″ (Wantage USA) $11.99
* Disconnects, The – Are Healthy Cassette (Baldy Longhair) $6.99
* Drainland / Enabler – Split 7″ (Halo Of Flies) $4.99
* Flechette – Self-Titled 12″ (Sound Era) $9.99
* Highgate – Self-Titled 12″ (Vendetta) $11.99
* House of Low Culture – Poisoned Soil 2×12″ (Taiga) $24.99
* Karp – Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary About A Band Called Karp DVD (Wantage USA) $19.99
* Ketha – 2nd Sight CD (Instant Classic) $7.99
* Kids Of Zoo – Debut 12″ (Adagio830) $11.99
* Little Gold – Weird Freedom 12″ (Loud Baby Sounds) $11.99
* Priapus / Old Painless – Split – COLORED VINYL 7″ (Self Released) $4.99
* Psychic Teens – Teen – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Golden Voyage) $13.99
* Radical Dads – Mega Rama 12″ (Loud Baby Sounds) $11.99
* St. Sunday – Nightingalesong Cassette (Baldy Longhair) $6.99
* Through Thorn & Brier – Good Grief Cassette (Baldy Longhair) $6.99
* Tilts – Self-Titled – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $11.99

RESTOCKS:
* Alcest – Souvenirs D’Un Autre Monde 12″ (Hyperrealist) $14.99
* Ancient Sky – Self-Titled – CLEAR WITH PINK HAZE COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $10.99
* Ancient Sky – Self-Titled – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $10.99
* Catalyst, The – Swallow Your Teeth 12″ (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $10.99
* Chino Horde – Discography 2×12″ (Adagio) $24.99
* East of the Wall – The Apologist 2×12″ (Antithetic) $19.99
* Highgate – Shrines To The Warhead 12″ (Vendetta) $11.99
* Indian Summer – Hidden Arithmetic 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Kayo Dot – Coyote 12″ (Taiga) $14.99
* Litany For The Whale – Dolores – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $9.99
* Millions Of Them – Failures 12″ (Adagio) $11.99
* Nadja – Corrasion CD (Foreshadow) $9.99

Well that’s’ all for now as we close out the month of February. Here’s hoping you’ll find some new tunes to check out as the winter months come to a close. Peace!

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January update overload!

Riding on the wave of our last MASSIVE update less than a month ago (with eight new shirts/hoodies from MAN IS THE BASTARD, TORCHE, RAEIN, RAINBATH VISUAL and more), we’re plenty busy packing all the latest orders and keeping the Robotic Empire – Online Store stocked with fresh jams. No rest for da wicked, here’s the latest round of new bangers and restocks to our lil’ olde shoppe:

New to our shelves this go around is a plethora of burly tunes, including the debut album on vinyl from RVA heathens BALACLAVA (which was subsequently released on CD by the venerable Southern Lord), a weird BRUTAL TRUTH import LP, long-named but high quality CTTTOAFF doom bludgeonry, GIVE UP THE GHOST (American Nightmare) fancy reissues courtesy of Deathwish, the latest KRALLICE mindwarp 2xLP, the surprising LOMA PRIETA new album (and related PUNCH ep), an ULHOLY GRAVE LP we thought we were ripped off on for sure (NO possibility of restocks on that one), ZOROASTER vinyl galore, some other random jibba jab, plus lotsa releases from bands with “rat” in their name!

On the restock tip, we’re talkin turkey about AUSTRASIAN GOAT, CIGARETTE, CONVERGE, FELL VOICES, GODFLESH, GAYS & QUEERS, several more “rat” bands, LSD AND THE SEARCH FOR GOD, MEWITHOUTYOU, NACHTMYSTIUM, SALOME, THOU THOU THOU, TRAP THEM, YOB and more! Here’s the full lists for yas:

NEW ITEMS:
* Acid King – III 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Aidan Baker – Lost In The Rat Maze CD (Consouling Sounds) $9.99
* Austrasian Goat / Hallowed Butchery – Split 10″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Autarkeia – Self-Titled 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Balaclava – Crimes Of Faith 12″ (Cosmic Debris) $13.99
* Brutal Truth – Evolution In One Take 12″ (Bones Brigade) $17.99
* Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire / Nesseria – Split 12″ (Throatrunner) $14.99
* Cloud Rat / Autarkeia – Split 7″ (IFB) $4.99
* Comity – The Journey Is Over Now 2×12″+CD (Throatrunner) $24.99
* Czar – Vertical Mass Grave 12” (Crack Nation) $11.99
* Final Club, The – Blank Entertainment 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Fistula – We, the Beast CD (Choking Hazard) $9.99
* Give Up The Ghost – Background Music – OPAQUE GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Give Up The Ghost – We’re Down Til We’re Underground – TRANSPARENT ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Haggatha – III 7″ (Choking Hazard) $4.99
* Haggatha – Second Self-Titled 12″ (Choking Hazard) $11.99
* Krallice – Diotima 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Loma Prieta – I.V. – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Momentum – Whetting Occam’s Razor 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
* Morgion – Cloaked By Ages 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Not On Tour – EP Cassette (Halo Of Flies) $4.99
* Oathbreaker – Maelstrom – TAN BRONZE MIX COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Punch – Nothing Lasts – BLUE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Deathwish) $4.99
* Rat Storm – Fractured 7″ (IFB) $4.99
* Rodeo Idiot Engine, The – Fools Will Crush The Crown 12″ (Throatrunner) $14.99
* Unholy Grave – Blast Mayhem 12″ (Grind Block) $16.99
* Vile Intent – In the Shadow of the Skull 7″ (Choking Hazard) $4.99
* Zoroaster – Dog Magic 2×12″ (Kreation) $19.99
* Zoroaster – Self-Titled 12″ (Kreation) $10.99

RESTOCKS:
* Austrasian Goat, The / Hollow Sunshine – Possession 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Burial Year – Pestilence 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Cigarette – Blush Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Cloud Rat / The Oily Menace / Wolbachia – 3 Way Split 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Converge – Axe To Fall 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Fell Voices – Self-Titled 12″ (Human Resources) $12.99
* Fell Voices / Ash Borer – Split 12″ (Eternal Warfare) $10.99
* Godflesh – Love and Hate In Dub 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Gods & Queens – Acoustic Tape Cassette (Adagio) $4.99
* Like Rats – Self-Titled 7″ (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* LSD And The Search For God – Self-Titled 12″ – YELLOW COLORED VINYL (Deep Space) $10.99
* Malachi – Wither To Cover The Tread 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
* Mewithoutyou – Catch For Us the Foxes 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Gilead) $14.99
* Nachtmystium – Demise 12″ – PURPLE SILVER COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $10.99
* Salome – Self-Titled 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Thou – Peasant CD (Autopsy Kitchen) $9.99
* Thou – Summit CD (Gilead Media) $9.99
* Thou – Tyrant CD (Gilead Media) $9.99
* Trap Them – SÈance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Velnias – Sovereign Nocturnal 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Yob – Catharsis 12″ (Kreation) $10.99
* Zoroaster – Voice of Saturn 12″ (Kreation) $10.99

In addition to all that awesome stuff new to the Robotic Empire – Online Store, we also have the massive amount of stuff from the aforementioned large update last time around… so here’s that stuff too!

NEW ITEMS: (from 12/29/11)
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows Remix Compilation – GOLD WITH BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Anne – Dream Punx 12″ (A389) $14.99
* AUN – Black Pyramid 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – Phantom Ghost 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – VII 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Beneath Oblivion – From Man To Dust – ORANGE & BLACK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Beware of Safety – Leaves/Scars – BROWN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Birds Of Passage – Without The World 12″+BOOK (Denovali) $23.99
* Birds Of Passage / Leonardo Rosado – Dear And Unfamiliar 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Blackfilm – Self-Titled 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Blueneck – Repetitions 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The / Braveyoung – Nothing Passes CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* Child Bite / Dope Body – Split – 1-Sided COLORED VINYL 12″ (Forge Again) $10.99
* Contemporary Noise Sextet, The – Ghostwriter’s Joke 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Metamanoir 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Parole de Navarre 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Don’t Be Swindle – Issue #1 Zine (Don’t Be Swindle) $3.5
* Enforcers – End Of Time – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Field Rotation – Acoustic Tales 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Field Rotation – Regenzeit 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Duplex Coated Obstruction 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Paraselene 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Heaven In Her Arms / Aussitot Mort – Split 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heirs – Hunter 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Her Name Is Calla – Maw 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Flight 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Night Walks 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Indecision – Unorthodox – RED BLACK MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (Bitter Melody) $10.99
* Iroha – The End Of An Era 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Jesuit – Discography – BLACK GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Junius / Rosetta – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Kodiak / N – Collaboration 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Les Fragments De La Nuit – Demain C’etait Hier 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Omega Massif – Karpatia 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Pageninetynine / Majority Rule – Split – AQUA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Pale Creation – Twilight Haunt – BLUE WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $17.99
* Proselyte, The – Sunshine – LIGHT BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Phantom Glue) $11.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – PRINT 18″ x 24″ Poster (Broken Press) $24.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Sankt Otten – Gottes Synthesizer 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Sankt Otten / Majeure – Split 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Selaxon Lutberg – Cold House Of Love 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Terminal Sound System – Constructing Towers 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Terminal Sound System – Heavy Weather 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Totimoshi – Avenger CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* White Darkness – Tokage 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* White Sh!t / Megaf’ckers – Split 12″ (Limited Appeal) $14.99
* Whitehorse – Progression 12″ (At a Loss) $15.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Arrivals 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Heart Monitor 12″ (Denovali) $23.99

RESTOCKS: (from 12/29/11)
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows 12″ – SWIRL COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Asra / Defeatist / Triac – Split 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Blueneck – The Fallen Host 2×10″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $24.99
* Daybreak / Godstomper – Split 12″ (At A Loss) $10.99
* False – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) $11.99
* Ghastly City Sleep – Moondrifts 2×12″ – PURPLE MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $14.99
* Heirs – Fowl 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Herra Terra – Quiet Geist 12″ – GRAPE SODA COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Integrity – To Die For 10″ (A389) $11.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Jeniferever – Choose A Bright Morning 2×12″ – BLUE GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $29.99
* Kaospilot – Shadows 12″+CD BLUE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Init) $23.99
* Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Lavinia – There Is Light Between Us 12″ – BROWN GREY COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – AQUA COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Mouth of the Architect / Kenoma – Split 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Gilead Media) $14.99
* Oak – II 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Seven Sisters Of Sleep – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $10.99
* This Will Destroy You – Moving on the Edges of Things 12″ – PICTURE DISC VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* This Will Destroy You – Self-Titled 2×12″ – COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $16.99
* Weekend Nachos – Black Earth 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Weekend Nachos – Unforgivable 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Deep Six) $9.99

OK! There ya go, lotsa stuff coming and going, please keep us busy! Thanks,

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AIDAN BAKER tour dates and new release information


Hot on the heels of the release of his encompassing The Spectrum of Distraction 2xCD+digital release on Robotic Empire, Berlin-via-Montreal’s AIDAN BAKER will further fill the pages in his passport! Here are the latest tour dates from easily the most prolific artist we’ve ever worked with:

NADJA + VAMPILLIA + AIDAN BAKER Japan Tour:
28-01-12: Shibuya O-Nest, Tokyo, JP
29-01-12: Unagidani Sunsui, Osaka, JP
01-02-12: Club Quatro, Hiroshima, JP
02-02-12: Voodoo Lounge, Fukuoka, JP
03-02-12: Wakayama, Rub Luck Cafe, JP
05-02-12: Soup, Tokyo, JP

AIDAN BAKER + A-SUN AMISSA EU Tour:
15-02-12: West Germany, Berlin, DE
16-02-12: Astrostube, Hamburg, DE
17-02-12: Christuskirke, Bochum, DE
18-02-12: (H)ear, Heerlen, NL
19-02-12: DB’s, Utrecht, NL
20-02-12: Waggon, Offenbach, DE
21-02-12: Komma, Esslingen, DE
23-02-12: L’inventaire, Le Mans, FR
24-02-12: L’espace B, Paris, FR
25-02-12: Le Plané Ari Home, Wanquetin, FR

Baker is touring in support of January’s The Spectrum of Distraction 2xCD+digital release, on which he collaborated with 17 other percussionists to create a whopping 96 (!) tracks, intentionally established to be played on “shuffle”. Contributing drummers include current and former members of SWANS, THE JESUS LIZARD, SLOWDIVE, KILLING JOKE, JESU, GODFLESH, LOCRIAN and many more.

The Spectrum of Distraction 2xCD is physically available now from Robotic Empire, and digitally via pre-orders from iTunes, Amazon and others for the official January 17th street date.

TILTS kickstarter – home stretch (last few days!)

We’re officially in the home stretch now with just 4 days left to go on the TILTS Kickstarter campaign!

I’ve got to be honest, my OCD is gonna have a slight conniption if we don’t reach that smooth 3k mark (we’re roughly a hundred bucks away)! Its partly an even-number thing, and its partly a “costs covered” kind of thing, as we’ll be able to pay for the vinyl pressing up front in full if we hit that 3k mark. T-shirts, hoodies and all the other cool non-music extras will be stuff we’ll still be forking out for, but the whole point of this wild project was to see if we could get this LP pressed in full through Kickstarter funding.

If you’re willing to help spread the word, even just a quick Facebook or Twitter post, maybe on another forum you post on or your blog… please know, it’d actually be genuinely appreciated. This Kickstarter campaign really would not have worked out without kind folks (and the press) spreading the word, saying kind things on their blog and elsewhere… it means so much to us at the label and the band as well. We’re all VERY excited to get the finished LPs, which are in the initial stages of production already :)

THANK YOU to everyone and anyone who’s helped contribute to this project in any way, be it pledging for the album, talking trash on a message board, just listening to and enjoying the tunes… or any other way you may have interacted with this crazy thing.

Thanks again, peace!

-Team Robo

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roboticempire/tilts-debut-album-release-on-vinyl-digital-and-way

EIGHT new t-shirts (and a LIMITED PRINT) from MAN IS THE BASTARD, TORCHE, RAEIN, RAINBATH VISUAL and more!

Like a bunch of squirrels, we’ve been obtaining and stashing the goods left and right this winter season, and must now unleash this MASSIVE stack of stuff on ye! This update is STUPID big, and we’ve got a lot of goodness within including EIGHT new shirts/hoodies, and so we should probably just dive right in. Alrighty then…


We’ve officially licensed a slew of new t-shirts (and one hoodie) from MAN IS THE BASTARD / BASTARD NOISE, TORCHE, RAEIN, RAINBATH VISUAL (including a ltd edition print) and our own freakedout Robo-homage to the mighty ZIG ZAG. With a “natural color” theme unintentionally dominating this batch of shirts (forest/cardinal/bone/snow/etc), some of these turned out pretty outrageous, so we suggest you just cut to the chase and check em out direct yourself:

* MAN IS THE BASTARD / BASTARD NOISE shirts and albums
* RAEIN shirts and albums
* RAINBATH VISUAL shirts and prints
* ROBOTIC EMPIRE shirts
* TORCHE shirts, hoodies and albums

Bigger photos of each new design can individually be seen here: MITB / BN – Skulls-All-Over, TORCHE – Ciou Elephant (light tan), Robo ZIG ZAG homage, RAEIN – Triangle, RAINBATH VISUAL – Natural Selection, TORCHE – Ciou Elephant (forest green), MITB / BN – Big Skull on Brown.


As for the print part of the glorious RAINBATH VISUAL design, we’ve done up our inaugural “artist series” poster properly! This is something we’ve wanted to kick off for years, and finally got the fire under our asses when this intricate new design hit us square in the brains! There’s so much going on in this drawing that you can stare at it for ages (sober or enhanced) and keep seeing new things. So we hit up our Seattle pals at Broken Press (NEUROSIS, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, etc) and they banged out a beautiful 75 posters for us! We’ve kept a few for ourselves and of course gave the mighty RAINBATH VISUAL some copies, and at 18″ x 24″ in size we are hoping (and half-expecting) that the remaining copies won’t last a super long time.

Unlike the equally gnarly t-shirt version of this killer image, the poster is actually two colors (white and black) on a nice 100lb pewter grey paper. Since this is our first official “artist series” poster, we are doing it up right with hand-numbered high quality prints, heavyweight tubes, kraft paper protecting this beauty and a lot of care going into the packaging and shipping of this thing. RAINBATH VISUAL‘s awesome Natural Selection print and some other odd screenprinted stuff is now available in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.


Appropriately and coincidentally enough, the new shirt colors almost perfectly align with our year-end holiday-colored-vinyl triple sale, where all RED, WHITE and GREEN vinyl is 15% off. This is only running until the 31st, so last chance to dance on these varied records on the cheap!

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

Each color of vinyl, regardless of band/genre/price/label/whatever is 15% off throughout the next few days, so yeah definitely check it out at the Robotic Empire – Online Store while ya can!

Beyond that we’ve also had a MEGA amount of new items and restocks come our way over the past couple weeks. An overwhelming amount really, predominantly large vinyl too, so please help us get some of our minimal space back!!

There’s so much awesome stuff new to the Robotic Empire – Online Store here that we’re definitely gonna miss highlighting some greats, but obviously noteworthy new items include ANNE‘s blissful debut shoegazer album Dream Punx, THE BASTARD NOISE‘s newest bludgeoner on wax, THE BODY 2xLPs on color, the beautiful screenprinted CHILD BITE / DOPE BODY split 1-sided LP, an old INDECISION hardcore classic finally available on vinyl, the crushing JESUIT discography, the PG.99 / MAJ RULE split finally back in print, a new WHITE SH!T split (mbrs of KARP / BIG BUSINESS / MELVINS / etc), WHITEHORSE vinyl and more from At A Loss, BENEATH OBLIVION, BEWARE OF SAFETY, JUNIUS / ROSETTA LPs (aka HEAPS of awesome stuff) from the ever-impressive Mylene Sheath, a near-literal BOATLOAD of Denovai import vinyl across the board, more raging A389 bangers… honestly, the whole dang list is looking pretty good, just check it out:

NEW ITEMS:
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows Remix Compilation – GOLD WITH BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Anne – Dream Punx – BLACK VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* AUN – Black Pyramid 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – Phantom Ghost 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* AUN – VII 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Bastard Noise – Skulldozer 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Beneath Oblivion – From Man To Dust – ORANGE & BLACK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Beware of Safety – Leaves/Scars – BROWN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $19.99
* Birds Of Passage – Without The World 12″+BOOK (Denovali) $23.99
* Birds Of Passage / Leonardo Rosado – Dear And Unfamiliar 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Blackfilm – Self-Titled 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Blueneck – Repetitions 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – GOLD COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood – WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (At a Loss) $19.99
* Body, The / Braveyoung – Nothing Passes CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* Child Bite / Dope Body – Split – 1-Sided COLORED VINYL 12″ (Forge Again) $10.99
* Contemporary Noise Sextet, The – Ghostwriter’s Joke 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Metamanoir 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Dale Cooper Quartet, The & The & Dictaphones – Parole de Navarre 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Don’t Be Swindle – Issue #1 Zine (Don’t Be Swindle) $3.5
* Enforcers – End Of Time – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Field Rotation – Acoustic Tales 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Field Rotation – Regenzeit 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Duplex Coated Obstruction 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heaven In Her Arms – Paraselene 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Heaven In Her Arms / Aussitot Mort – Split 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Heirs – Hunter 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Her Name Is Calla – Maw 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Flight 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Hidden Orchestra – Night Walks 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Indecision – Unorthodox – RED BLACK MAROON COLORED VINYL 12″ (Bitter Melody) $10.99
* Iroha – The End Of An Era 10″ (Denovali) $22.99
* Jesuit – Discography – BLACK GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Junius / Rosetta – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Kodiak / N – Collaboration 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Les Fragments De La Nuit – Demain C’etait Hier 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull All Over Print – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Man Is The Bastard / Bastard Noise – Skull on Brown – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Omega Massif – Karpatia 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Pageninetynine / Majority Rule – Split – AQUA COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Pale Creation – Twilight Haunt – BLUE WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $17.99
* Proselyte, The – Sunshine – LIGHT BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Phantom Glue) $11.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Raein – Triangle – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – PRINT 18″ x 24″ Poster (Broken Press) $24.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Rainbath Visual – Natural Selection – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Zig Zag Homage – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Sankt Otten – Gottes Synthesizer 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Sankt Otten / Majeure – Split 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Selaxon Lutberg – Cold House Of Love 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Terminal Sound System – Constructing Towers 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Terminal Sound System – Heavy Weather 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – FOREST GREEN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: EXTRA LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: LARGE Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: MEDIUM Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Torche – Ciou Elephant – LIGHT TAN – Size: SMALL Hoodie (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Totimoshi – Avenger CD (At a Loss) $9.99
* White Darkness – Tokage 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* White Sh!t / Megaf’ckers – Split 12″ (Limited Appeal) $14.99
* Whitehorse – Progression 12″ (At a Loss) $15.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Arrivals 2×12″ (Denovali) $29.99
* Worriedaboutsatan – Heart Monitor 12″ (Denovali) $23.99

Choice restocks to the Robotic Empire – Online Store this go around involve the incredible debut from the almighty FALSE (which sold out quick for us last time), a small handful of distributor returns for the ISIS Oceanic 2xLP reissue we blew out early in the year, the awesome old DAYBREAK / GODSTOMPER split LP, INTEGRITY To Die For 10″ wax, KIDCRASH back in the house, MAJORITY RULE classics, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU freaking out the squares, WEEKEND NACHOS bringing the ruckus and more. Full list of restocks:

RESTOCKS:
* Actors & Actresses – Arrows 12″ – SWIRL COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $11.99
* Asra / Defeatist / Triac – Split 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Bastard Noise, The – A Culture of Monsters 12″ (Deep Six) $9.99
* Blueneck – The Fallen Host 2×10″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $24.99
* Daybreak / Godstomper – Split 12″ (At A Loss) $10.99
* False – Untitled 12″ (Gilead Media) $11.99
* Ghastly City Sleep – Moondrifts 2×12″ – PURPLE MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $14.99
* Heirs – Fowl 12″ (Denovali) $23.99
* Herra Terra – Quiet Geist 12″ – GRAPE SODA COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Integrity – To Die For 10″ (A389) $11.99
* Isis – Oceanic 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) $24.99
* Jeniferever – Choose A Bright Morning 2×12″ – BLUE GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $29.99
* Kaospilot – Shadows 12″+CD BLUE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Init) $23.99
* Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $19.99
* Lavinia – There Is Light Between Us 12″ – BROWN GREY COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $12.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – AQUA COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers 12″ – MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Mouth of the Architect / Kenoma – Split 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Gilead Media) $14.99
* Oak – II 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Seven Sisters Of Sleep – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $10.99
* This Will Destroy You – Moving on the Edges of Things 12″ – PICTURE DISC VINYL (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* This Will Destroy You – Self-Titled 2×12″ – COLORED VINYL (Magic Bullet) $16.99
* Weekend Nachos – Black Earth 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Weekend Nachos – Unforgivable 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Deep Six) $9.99


Its also very worth mentioning that the TILTS Kickstarter campaign (that we started just before all the holiday madness) has thankfully been a success! We’ve still got about two weeks left to go before its a done deal, and this is kind of the last chance to get in on the more elaborate “rewards” we set up for this crazy thing.

On December 31st we’re taking down the $60 and $100 reward options that in addition to the actual vinyl LP, digital download, stickers, t-shirt and more… include a customized TEST PRESS of the album and/or your actual photo being included in the album layout! We’re ceasing each of these options a hair early so we can go ahead and wrap up the layout and get the vinyl itself into production ASAP.

This whole experiment has been pretty eye-opening in a way, and although we’ll definitely continue to release albums in the “traditional” sense without involving this platform, some more Kickstarter projects are definitely on deck… including one in the near future that may finally have Robotic Empire jumping the shark once and for all…

In the meantime, this TILTS Kickstarter is almost over and should be checked out here if you’re interested in this crazyness. Major thanks to everyone who’s been supportive of this thus far, it means a helluva lot!


In other new-release news, we’re now accepting pre-orders for the massive AIDAN BAKER 2xCD entitled The Spectrum of Distraction. Merging the discovery concepts behind the Choose Your Own Adventure book series and Zappa’s “xenochrony” theme, AIDAN BAKER has constructed 96(!) tracks by teaming up with 18 different percussionists (currently/formerly of SWANS, THE JESUS LIZARD, SLOWDIVE, KILLING JOKE, GODFLESH, JESU, LOCRIAN and many more).

Its a monstrous project, and the results are impressive to say the least. Intentionally designed to be played on shuffle, a unique listening experience is yielded each time. This release really is cool, I mean… we rarely do standalone CDs but this awesome double-album totally warrants it! Nice packaging too…

* AIDAN BAKER (and related) releases in the Robotic Empire – Online Store

There’s a whole lot of quotable words that have already been written about this encompassing project, but we figure it may be easier to just direct you to the following features/reviews for a little more insight on this massive thing:

* AIDAN BAKER feature and interview @ Pitchfork
* The Spectrum of Distraction review @ Attn Magazine
* Featurette and exclusive audio stream @ Exclaim!

PHEW, these big updates are kind of exhausting! They’re awesome too though, ramp up a lot of stuff, unleash it all and then get busy as hell furiously packing and shipping orders. Bring it on ya’ll!!!

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p.s. !!!PEACE 2011 / WASSUP 2012 HOLLA!!!

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AIDAN BAKER’s new 2xCD set for January 17th release, first preview tracks posted


Berlin-via-Montreal transplant AIDAN BAKER (one 1/2 of prolific duo NADJA) has set his latest double album, “The Spectrum of Distraction”, for a January 17th release date. Robotic Empire will be releasing the album worldwide as a 2xCD and expanded digital download.

Designed to be intentionally played at random, “The Spectrum of Distraction” is 96 tracks spanning a vast array of genres, creating a completely unique yet rewarding listen each time. Baker solicited drum tracks from 18 different drummers (including current and former members of SWANS, THE JESUS LIZARD, SLOWDIVE, KILLING JOKE, GODFLESH, JESU and more) which he then crafted instrumental work atop of.

In regards to constructing the album, Baker said,
“Originally I was going to stick pretty strictly to Zappa’s ‘xenochrony’ idea of randomly putting pieces of instruments together, so that the drums, bass, and guitar would be recorded separately and then pieced together to see what came out. In the end, because of some different times and textures, instead of taking individual drum loops, I just used the entire track and recorded to everything I got.”

Six hours of material was the result, of which Baker then pieced down to two hours across the pair of discs. Thematically complimented by a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style layout, an extended session of the full recordings is also included as an digital download card.

With organizing the playback of the release, Baker had the following to say:
“I structured it so that it would be a different listen every time… A couple of people that I sent it to … let it shuffle between the two separate discs and not just the one disc. That’s yet another possibility… They can listen to it as sequenced if they want, too. I set it up to have some kind of flow that way, but it’s up to the listener, really. “

A handful of preview tracks are surfacing now, with the first to accompany a a lengthy Pitchfork Media feature on Aidan Baker, “The Spectrum of Distraction” and other collaborations:

http://www.pitchfork.com/features/the-out-door/8718-closing-the-books/3/

Further tracks posted from “The Spectrum of Distraction” will be announced soon, and pre-orders for the 2xCD +digital download of the physical release are now available through Robotic Empire and their distributor Revolver:

https://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=Aidan+Baker

http://www.midheaven.com/item/spectrum-of-distraction-by-baker-aidan-2xcd

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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