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Powerupdate to the Robotic Empire – Online Store (new titles from HOLLOW SUNSHINE, ROSETTA, THOU and more)

A small but powerful update to the Robotic Empire – Online Store this round, with some burly new titles freshly in house: new releases from HOLLOW SUNSHINE, THOU, and ROSETTA and more! Also a great new release from North Carolina band BASK which we’ve been jammin’ pretty hard lately, check them out if you enjoy bands along the lines of ANCIENT SKY & ACROSS TUNDRAS. Worth re-highlighting too is the bangin’ new ANCIENT SKYMosaic tapes in the online store NOW: Mosaic Tapes!

Hope everyone got the time they needed to take advantage of the T-shirt sale we ran last month, thanks for picking up some new threads and helping us make room for new designs coming into the shop in the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for a new digs from WRONG and a flash new ROBOTIC EMPIRE label shirt as well!

THOU has just smashed some killer shows with FALSE and have more great shows lined up for October with THE BODY, so we’ve decided to put both The Sacrifice & Baton Rouge 12″s on sale to give everyone the chance to pick up those amazing mega-EPs if you haven’t already. You can find those here Thou Sale! along with their new split with GREAT FALLS.

Here’s the complete list of everything new to the shop this round plus a list below from our previous update in July:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS
* Bask – American Hollow 12″ (Wonder) $14.99
* Cloud Rat – Moksha 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Cloud Rat / Xtra Vomit – Split – BROWN COLORED VINYL 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Hollow Sunshine – Bring Gold – MILKY CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Iron Pier) $9.99
* Le Almeida – Paraleloplasmos 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Republic of Dreams / Autarkeia – Split 7″ (IFB) $4.99
* Rosetta – Quintessential Ephemera – GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (War Crime) $23.99
* SFN / In Disgust – Split 7″ (Drugged Conscience) $4.99
* Tape Rec – Death Friends 12″ (IFB) $9.99
* Thou / Great Falls – Split 7″ (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Wymyn’s Prysyn – Head in a Vise 12″ (Drugged Conscience) $9.99

JULY NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS
* Ancient Sky – Mosaic 12″ (Wharf Cat) $18.99
* Ancient Sky – Mosaic Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Boris / Merzbow – Sun Baked Snow Cave 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cave In – Antenna 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cave In – Creative Eclipses 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Cave In – Shapeshifter Dead Already Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Cave In – White Silence 12″ (Hydra Head) $11.99
* Converge – Caring & Killing – Early Years 11-14 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cripple Bastards – Misantropo A Senso Unico – Redux Edition 12″+7″ (Foad) $15.99
* Daughters – Daughters 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Discordance Axis – Jouhou 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Discordance Axis – Original Sound Version 12-5 – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″+7″ (Hydra Head) $22.99
* Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire 12″ (Avalanche) $11.99
* Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Godflesh – Decline & Fall Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Godflesh – Decline & Fall 12″ (Avalanche) $11.99
* Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes – Split – MILKY WHITE COLORED 1 SIDED VINYL 12″ (Mind Over Matter) $11.99
* Harvey Milk – Life…The Best Game In Town – CONFETTI COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jesu – Conqueror 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jesu – Heart Ache & Dethroned 2×12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Black Curtain 12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward 12″ *WHITE COLORED VINYL* (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Old Man Gloom – Meditations in B 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Old Man Gloom – Christmas 2×12″ *BLACK VINYL* (Tortuga) $19.99
* Old Man Gloom – No CASSETTE (Sige) $4.99
* Terrorizer – Before The Downfall 2×12″ (Foad) $24.99
* Yacopsae – Einstweilinge Vernichtung – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Foad) $14.99

Hit up our Online Store for all the above and many other items.

New ANCIENT SKY album, lots of Hydra Head restocks and mo!

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend (if you’re located in the US & A) and now that we’re done with the festivities we’ve got a meaty update for you this week. Lots of new stock from our buddies over at Hydra Head (thanks for the rad robot sketch guys!) including Godflesh + Jesu items abound, along with Cave In and other various goodies. HH-related is the long awaited vinyl issuing of the collaborative Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes split, finally available as a deluxe 12″ courtesy of Mind Over Matter.


Italian label FOAD sent us some choice vinyl you’ll see below and the new Ancient Sky 12″ and tape are now available in the online shop. Robo’s responsible for the cassette edition, limited to 150 copies with a full color J-card and black shell with yellow imprinting. We’re stoked to work with those guys again for the tape release of the seriously killer new album Mosaic!

Worth re-highlighting is the nice stack of items we brought into the Robotic Empire Online Store last month from Thrill Jockey, A389, Top Shelf, and Gilead. We’ve got that list below for you to glance through again.

Thanks and hope everyone is having a great summer so far.

NEW ITEMS
* Ancient Sky – Mosaic 12″ (Wharf Cat) $18.99
* Ancient Sky – Mosaic Cassette (Robotic Empire) $4.99
* Boris / Merzbow – Sun Baked Snow Cave 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cave In – Antenna 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cave In – Creative Eclipses 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Cave In – Shapeshifter / Dead Already Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Cave In – White Silence 12″ (Hydra Head) $11.99
* Converge – Caring & Killing 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Cripple Bastards – Misantropo A Senso Unico – Redux Edition 12″+7″ (Foad) $15.99
* Daughters – Daughters 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Discordance Axis – Jouhou 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Discordance Axis – Original Sound Version – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″+7″ (Hydra Head) $22.99
* Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire 12″ (Avalanche) $11.99
* Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Godflesh – Decline & Fall Cassette (Hydra Head) $4.99
* Godflesh – Decline & Fall 12″ (Avalanche) $11.99
* Harkonen / These Arms Are Snakes – Split – MILKY WHITE COLORED 1 SIDED VINYL 12″ (Mind Over Matter) $11.99
* Harvey Milk – Life…The Best Game In Town – CONFETTI COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jesu – Conqueror 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Old Man Gloom – Meditations in B 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Terrorizer – Before The Downfall 2×12″ (Foad) $24.99
* Yacopsae – Einstweilinge Vernichtung – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Foad) $14.99

RESTOCKS
* Jesu – Heart Ache & Dethroned 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Black Curtain 12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Jodis – Secret House 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Old Man Gloom – Christmas 2×12″ (Tortuga) $19.99
* Old Man Gloom – No Cassette (Sige) $4.99

JUNE NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS
* Anne – Dream Punx 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (A389) $14.99
* Big Business – Battlefields Forever 12″ (Gold Metal) $19.99
* Braid – No Coast 12″ – ORANGE BLACK COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Circuit des Yeux – In Plain Speech 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Colleen – Captain of None 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Dommengang – Everybodys Boogie 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Elder – Demo Cassette (Self Released) $4.99
* Fashion Week – Pret A Porter 12″ (Solar Flare) $19.99
* Forn – The Departure Of Consciousness 12″ (Gilead Media) $12.99
* Generation Of Vipers – Coffin Wisdom 12″ (Gilead) $12.99
* Implodes – Reverser 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Gilead Media) $12.99
* Iron Reagan – Spoiled Identity 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (A389) $14.99
* Iron Reagan – Worse Than Dead 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (A389) $14.99
* Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire 2×12″ – PINK COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $20.99
* Like Rats – Self Titled 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Liturgy – Aesthethica 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $21.99
* My Fictions / The Saddest Landscape – Split 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Native Lights – Self-Titled 12″ (Passive) $14.99
* Nothing – Downward Years To Come 12″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $14.99
* Oozing Wound – Retrash 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $18.99
* Primitive Man / Fister – Split 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Saddest Landscape, The – Exit Wounded 12″ – PINK COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Sea Of Bones – The Earth Wants Us Dead – Self Titled 3×12″ (Gilead Media) $34.99
* Sumac – The Deal 2×12″ (Thrill Jockey) $28.99
* Toe – For Long Tomorrow 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Toe – New Sentimentality 12″ – TAN COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* Toe – Songs, Ideas We Forgot 12″ – PURPLE COLORED VINYL (Top Shelf) $13.99
* White Hills – Walks For Motorists 12″ – COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $18.99

Hit up our Online Store for all the above and many other items.

CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION returns with live appearance and new release

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photo by Roel Brals

Pittsburgh tech-metal hactivists Creation is Crucifixion has reactivated with a double-LP and live appearance scheduled at King of the Monsters’ 20th Anniversary Festival on Saturday, August 1st 2015.

Largely inactive for the past dozen years, CIC cut their teeth in the underground punk/hardcore circuits of the late 90’s and early 00’s. The band’s technical approach to death metal, mixed with a staunchly subversive attitude and subject matter garnered Creation is Crucifixion a cult-following.

Long rumored for over a decade, Antenna Builder, the ‘final’ recording by Creation is Crucifixion’s last active lineup is a 9-minute opus that brilliantly merges CIC’s heavy music along with the noise passages the band became renown for. As one of the highest-fidelity recordings from the band’s extensive output, the lineup’s similarly oppressive Rerecorded Splits material is being joined on a 45rpm 12″ vinyl record released by longtime cohorts Robotic Empire.

Accompanying the studio-recordings 12″ will be a live LP from a classic CIC’s set from on their last European tour, captured Geneva, Switzerland during May of the millennial year. These 15+ year recordings will both finally become available just in time for Creation is Crucifixion’s reunion show at King of the Monster Records’ massive 20th anniversary celebration in Mesa, AZ at the beginning of August. The band released material with the longrunning label back in the late 90’s.

In a lengthy new interview with Vice’s Noisey blog, CIC vocalist Nathan Martin details his transition from frontman of a hardcore metal band to tech company CEO:

“I got into the noise scene following people like Eric Wood [of Bastard Noise] and he’s into noise for a very valid reason, he cares about sound … I remember him always pushing to be more prolific. Man is the Bastard and Bastard Noise clearly do this, they are prolific. Keep doing it. That’s almost a kind of work ethic thing that I even try to do here at Deeplocal, the company I built. Just do it, get it out there, push it and do as much stuff as you can.

We started from a single contract to do some design work. I went back to what I loved doing, which is a little bit of physical engineering, a little bit of software, a little bit of design. I figured I’m just going to use this to do whatever I want to do and we slowly built the company from two people, to five, then eight and now to 25. It was slow, and we’re going on nine years now doing that.

What we did really well was always seize opportunities. When it seemed like there was an opportunity, we did it. I treated the company like a band. Everything that I learned from that band… I did with this company. We built a brand that’s more or less based on trying to be a metal band as a fucking company.”

The full interview gives a concise overview of both Creation is Crucifixion and Deeplocal, along with their approach and impact on existing in two complimentary but very different realms:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/creation-is-crucifixion

The Antenna Builder + Rerecorded Splits and Live In Geneva 2xLP will be available in a limited capacity at the King of the Monsters festival, followed shortly after by a widespread release via Robotic Empire.

http://www.kotmfest.com
http://www.deeplocal.com

“Whatever Nevermind” is out today, mailorder vinyl now available + full album stream

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Our second tribute to Nirvana, titled Whatever Nevermind, is out today. This album sees Boris, Cave In, Circa Survive, Kylesa, La Dispute, Nothing, Pygmy Lush, Thou, Torche, Touche Amore, White Reaper, Wrong and Young Widows running the classic Nevermind album through their diverse creative filters, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

The vinyl is released today to coincide with Record Store Day 2015, but for all those who weren’t able or close enough to a participating store to attend, we have a mailorder-edition of this release available now in our Online Store:

* Order Whatever Nevermind on opaque blue colored vinyl here

In addition to the tribute album, we’ve stocked as many of the contributing bands’ (and related outfits) available releases that we were able to get copies of. Along with many other great new titles and restocks, over a hundred items have been added to our Online Store. Here is the full list:

NEW ITEMS & RESTOCKS:
* A Life Once Lost – Ecstatic Trance – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Season Of Mist) $9.99
* Abyss – Heretical Anatomy 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Aeges – Above & Down Below – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $9.99
* Amenra – Mass I 12″ (Consouling Sounds) $12.99
* Amenra – Mass II 12″ (Consouling Sounds) $12.99
* Amenra / Eleanora – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 10″ (Consouling Sounds) $12.99
* Amenra / Madensuyu – Split – PICTURE DISC VINYL 10″ (Consouling Sounds) $14.99
* Amenra / Treha Sektori – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 10″ (Consouling Sounds) $12.99
* Anne – Dream Punx 12″ (A389) $14.99
* Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess 2×12″ (20 Buck Spin) $19.99
* Aun / Habsyll – Split – GOLD COLORED VINYL 12″ (Conspiracy) $12.99
* Barghest – The Virtuous Purge 12″ (Gilead Media) $9.99
* Baroness – Live At Maida Vale BBC – GOLD COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) $10.99
* Baroness – Red Album 2×12″ (Relapse) $19.99
* Baroness – Yellow & Green 2×12″ (Relapse) $19.99
* Bastard Sapling – Instinct Is Forever 2×12″ (Gilead Media) $16.99
* Blacklisted – When People Grow, People Go – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Body, The / Sandworm – Split 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $11.99
* Cannabis Corpse – From Wisdom to Baked 12″ (Season Of Mist) $9.99
* Capsule – Blue 12″+CD – DEEP BLUE VINYL (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Cauldron Black Ram – Stalagmire – COLORED VINYL 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs – YELLOW BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Sargent House) $10.99
* Coalesce – Give Them Rope 2×12″ (No Sleep) $19.99
* Code Orange Kids – I Am King 12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Cold World – How The Gods Chill 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Coliseum – Black Magic Punks 12″+DVD (Self Released) $11.99
* Coliseum – Deluxe Reissue – CLEAR WITH BLACK SMOKED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Coliseum – Goddamage 12″ (Temporary Residence) $10.99
* Coliseum – Parasites 12″ (Temporary Residence) $10.99
* Constants – Pasiflora 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $9.99
* Dead In The Manger – Cessation 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Dead In The Manger – Transience – COLORED VINYL 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Dust Moth – Dragon Mouth – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $9.99
* Expo 70 – Corridors to Infinity 2xCD (Zoharum) $19.99
* Expo 70 – Filer a’ l’anglaise CD (Sonic Meditations) $9.99
* Expo 70 – Frozen Living Elements CD (Zoharum) $9.99
* Expo 70 – Journey Through Astral Projection CD (Immune) $9.99
* Expo 70 – July 18 2004 12″ (Sonic Meditations) $16.99
* Expo 70 – July 18 2004 Cassette (Sonic Meditations) $6.99
* Expo 70 – Virtually from the Unknown CD (Essence) $9.99
* Floor – Homegoings And Transitions Shadowline 12″ (Season Of Mist) $9.99
* Floor – Oblation – COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Season Of Mist) $19.99
* Forseen – Helsinki Savagery 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Gifts From Enola – A Healthy Fear – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $9.99
* Gnaw Their Tongues – Per Flagellum Sanguemque Tenebras Veneramus 2×10″ (Consouling Sounds) $23.99
* Harms Way – Rust – GINGER ALE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Heiress – Of Great Sorrow – SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $9.99
* Hells – Demo Cassette (Like Young) $2.99
* Holy Sons – The Fact Facer 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $13.99
* Into It Over It – Proper 12″ (No Sleep) $10.99
* Into It Over It / Koji – Split 12″ (No Sleep) $10.99
* Jakob – Sines – ORANGE RED COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $18.99
* Jessica 93 – Rise 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $11.99
* Junius / Rosetta – Split 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (The Mylene Sheath) $9.99
* Knut – Wonder 12″ (Conspiracy) $12.99
* Kongh – Shadows Of The Shapeless 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
* Kylesa – From the Vaults: Volume 1 – CLEAR SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Season Of Mist) $19.99
* Kylesa – Ultraviolet 12″ (Season Of Mist) $9.99
* La Dispute / Koji – Never Come Undone 12″ (No Sleep) $10.99
* Liturgy – Renihilation 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $14.99
* Loma Prieta – I.V. 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Mammoth Grinder – Underworlds 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Minot – Equal / Opposite – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) $9.99
* Monarch – Omens 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Mournful Congregation – Concrescence Of The Sophia 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Obsequiae – Suspended In The Brume Of Eos 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Occultation – Silence In The Ancestral House 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God (A) 12″ (Sige) $15.99
* Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God (B) 12″ (Sige) $15.99
* Oranssi Pazuzu – Valonielu 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Pallbearer – 2010 Demo 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction 2×12″ (20 Buck Spin) $19.99
* Phoenix Bodies / La Quiete – Split 5″ (Holidays) $9.99
* Piglet – Lava Land, Mad Science Cassette (Like Young) $2.99
* Plankton Wat – Drifter’s Temple 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $9.99
* Plankton Wat – Spirits 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $9.99
* Polyon – Self Titled Cassette (Polyon) $4.99
* Pulse Emitter / Date Palms / Expo 70 / Faceplant – 4 way split 2×12″ (Immune) $19.99
* Punch – They Don’t Have To Believe – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Rhyton – Kykeon 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $9.99
* Rhyton – The Emerald Tablet 12″ (Three Lobed) $13.99
* Rosetta – The Anaesthete 2×12″ (War Crime) $19.99
* Samothrace – Life’s Trade 2×12″ (20 Buck Spin) $19.99
* The Casket Lottery – Real Fear 12″ (No Sleep) $10.99
* Thou / The Body – You, Whom I Have Always Hated – CLEAR GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $9.99
* Thou / The Body – You, Whom I Have Always Hated 12″ (Thrill Jockey) $9.99
* Touche Amore – Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Transistor Transistor – Ruined Lives Cassette (Like Young) $2.99
* Trap Them – Blissf**ker – 180 GRAM VINYL 12″ (Prosthetic) $10.99
* Vanessa Van Basten – Psygnosis CD (Consouling Sounds) $9.99
* Vanhelgd – Relics Of Sulphur Salvation 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Various Artists – Whatever Nevermind – MAILORDER VERSION BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (Robotic Empire) $19.99
* Vasaeleth – All Uproarious Darkness 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Vasaeleth – Crypt Born & Tethered To Ruin 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Vastum – Patricidal Lust 12″ (20 Buck Spin) $9.99
* Weedeater – God Luck and Good Speed – RED BROWN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Season Of Mist) $9.99
* Weedeater – Jason the Dragon – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Season Of Mist) $9.99
* Weedeater – Sixteen Tons – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Season Of Mist) $9.99
* Whirr – Around – TRI COLORED VINYL 12″ (Graveface) $10.99
* Whirr – Part Time Punks 7″ (Run For Cover) $5.99
* Whirr – Sway – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Graveface) $10.99
* Whirr / Nothing – Split 12″+DVD (Run For Cover) $13.99
* White Reaper – Self Titled – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Polyvinyl) $11.99
* Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate 12″ – WHITE BLUE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
* Year Of No Light – Nord 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
* Year Of No Light / Altar Of Plagues – Split 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $11.99
* Year Of No Light / Bagarre Generale – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $11.99
* Young And In The Way – When Life Comes To Death 12″ – GREY COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Young Widows – Easy Pain 12″ (Temporary Residence) $10.99
* Young Widows – Old Wounds 12″ (Temporary Residence) $10.99

All of these and much more can be found in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

The Whatever Nevermind album is now available digitally as well, from iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play and more. The full release is also streaming courtesy of Noisey:

Thank you.

LA DISPUTE’s version of ‘Polly’ streaming now with an interview at the All Music site

La DisputeRoughly a year ago La Dispute recorded a tribute to Nirvana‘s ‘Polly’ at a live show in Seattle, capturing the aesthetic of the originators run through the filters of La Dispute‘s creative engines. The A/V Club showcased the angular version of the classic track and we felt this rendition wonderfully fit the vision we have for our Nirvana tribute series.

On the cusp of releasing Whatever Nevermind alongside Record Store Day 2015, the venerable All Music site has penned an excellent spotlight on La Dispute‘s contribution, which gives a great insight into the far-reaching influence of Nirvana and why La Dispute chose to cover ‘Polly':

http://www.allmusic.com/blog/post/song-premiere-la-dispute-tackle-nirvanas-polly/

From the feature, La Dispute bassist Adam Vass explains how they approached the cover:

“It’s hard, you don’t want to remove it so far from the source material to where it isn’t identifiable anymore, but at the same time if we were to just have played it the way it was on the record, it wouldn’t have been as good as the original version, and it would have felt wrong, like we were abusing the opportunity. I like to think that we found happy ground in between those two extremes, and we changed it a little bit, but just enough to make it something special for us but still stay true to the original track.”

The A/V’ Club‘s original feature includes a short documentary on the musicians and cover song, which can also be found here:

http://www.avclub.com/videoplaylist/pioneering-seattle-la-dispute-pays-tribute-nirvana-205040

Whatever Nevermind is being released on vinyl and digitally this Saturday, April 18th.

Digital pre-orders are live now with ‘Polly’ available as an immediate download (alongside Circa Survive‘s cover of ‘Drain You’ and Nothing‘s tribute to ‘Something In The Way’):

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/whatever-nevermind-tribute/id973746631

https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-nevermind

NOTHING’s tribute to NIRVANA’s “Something In The Way” now streaming

nothing-somethingWEB3Philly noise quartet NOTHING unveil their tribute to NIRVANA‘s “Something In The Way” via Noisey/Vice:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/nothing-nirvana-something-in-the-way-cover

Instead of their trademark whitewash of guitar layers, NOTHING opts for a starker approach to the somber classic, with piano and vibrant vocals up front in Will Yip’s beautiful mix.

The track is found on Robotic Empire’s Whatever Nevermind tribute to NIRVANA‘s breakout album, which sees Nevermind covered in full and set for release on April 18th (Record Store Day) on both vinyl, and digitally.

Digital pre-orders of the album are up now, with “Something In The Way” available immediately:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/whatever-nevermind-tribute/id973746631

https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-nevermind

Robotic Empire announces second Nirvana tribute, “Whatever Nevermind”

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We are extremely stoked to announce our second tribute to Nirvana, this time with their breakout Nevermind album being covered in full by a diverse range of bands. The new tribute LP, titled Whatever Nevermind, is being released April 18th in conjunction with Record Store Day 2015, and sees diverse contributions from Boris, Cave In, Circa Survive, Kylesa, La Dispute, Nothing, Pygmy Lush, Thou, Torche, Touche Amore, White Reaper, Wrong and Young Widows.

The lineup assembled for Whatever Nevermind has some of our favorite active bands running Nirvana’s classics through their own creative filters. What they’ve come up with is a great merging of individual style with a nod to the influence of ‘grunge’.

Nirvana clearly doesn’t need further accolade; they’ve been inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, are known by most music fans on the planet, and are one of the all-time greats. That being said, Nirvana helped shape our tastes and of countless musicians we respect, and to pay even a slight homage to them in return is a privilege. Working with the amazing range of talents involved here, including several return contributors from the first tribute LP, is an absolute honor, and we can’t wait for people to hear the results.

Circa Survive‘s take on ‘Drain You’ premieres today via Alternative Press and can be heard here:

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/circa_survive_cover_nirvanas_drain_you_exclusive

On their method of tackling the project, Brendan from Circa Survive says:

“There are different ways to approach covering a band. For us, doing a Nirvana song takes us back to a very raw place that we were in when we were young and just falling in love with music. We didn’t want to say ‘here’s what this song would’ve sounded like if Circa wrote it’. It was way more fun for us to live in their energy and pay homage to their influence by just rocking the shit out of it and keeping it raw.”

The vinyl edition of Whatever Nevermind is being released as a 12″ + bonus 7″ combined, with artwork inspired by and mutated from the original album, and includes a high-quality digital download. Record Store Day 2015 will see an exclusive color-vinyl edition accompanied by a large poster, akin to the 2014 RSD release of In Utero: In Tribute.

The tribute will also be available April 18th to download/stream from all digital outlets, with digital pre-orders now available from iTunes including immediate availability of Circa Survive‘s cover of ‘Drain You':

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/whatever-nevermind-tribute/id973746631

Last year’s In Utero: In Tribute vinyl sold out on release day, the digital version received a spotlight on the iTunes storefront and received coverage across high-profile media including Alternative Press, SPIN and The Guardian.

As Robotic Empire’s 100th release, “In Utero: In Tribute” concluded an oft-rumored, elusive 7-year project. Just one year later, the catalog number for followup homage “Whatever Nevermind” appropriately lands at Robo 116, as the label celebrates its 16th year of existence with this release. We couldn’t be more proud and excited to present this to you!

“Whatever Nevermind”

Young Widows – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Torche – In Bloom
Kylesa – Come As You Are
Cave In – Breed
Boris – Lithium
La Dispute – Polly
White Reaper – Territorial Pissings
Circa Survive – Drain You
Touche Amore – Lounge Act
Wrong – Stay Away
Pygmy Lush – On A Plain
Nothing – Something In The Way
Thou – Endless, Nameless / Even In His Youth (Bonus Tracks)

Digital reissue/rarities label The Archivist launched!

The Archivist logo white BG 1000pxRobotic Empire is excited to announce the creation of a new digital-only label, The Archivist. Launching with 15 digital reissues of long out-of-print albums alongside otherwise unreleased material, The Archivist establishes a home for both lost classics and new tunes for fans to access on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp and other major digital outlets.

The roots of the project stem from an early adoption of digital media by Robotic Empire, and the realization of many excellent albums simply being available in no legitimate form. The main goal of The Archivist is to make  widespread availability of influential and/or inspiring music that otherwise may not reach fans worldwide who want to hear these songs.

The Archivist’s initial launch sees the following releases now available digitally:

* City of Caterpillar – Demo + Live Recording (originally released in 2002, long out of print/unavailable)
* City of Caterpillar – Self-Titled album (originally released in 2002, long out of print/unavailable)
* Forcefedglass – When Back Are Turned, Knives Are Pulled (expanded edition, originally released in 1998 from dudes who went on to join Converge, Hassan I Sabbah, etc.)
* Idolands – Rare At Ease EP (previously unreleased EP / member of Daughters side-project)
* Joshua Fit For Battle – Bring Out Your Dead (collection album originally released in 2003, long out of print)
* Majority Rule – Demo EP (rare 2000’s recording leading up to the “Interviews With David Frost” album)
* Riddle of Steel – 1985 (originally released in 2008, Andrew Elstner’s band prior to Torche/Tilts)
* Riddle of Steel – Burn (originally released in 2001, Andrew Elstner’s band prior to Torche/Tilts)
* Riddle of Steel – Got This Feeling (originally released in 2005, Andrew Elstner’s band prior to Torche/Tilts)
* Riddle of Steel – Python (originally released in 2003, Andrew Elstner’s band prior to Torche/Tilts)
* Transistor Transistor – Erase All Name and Likeness (originally released in 2005, long out of print)
* Transistor Transistor – Ruined Lives (originally released in 2008, long out of print)
* Transistor Transistor – Young Vampires of New Hampshire (feat. Tomas Lindberg, originally released in 2008)
* Welcome the Plague Year – Self-Titled album (originally released in 2004, long out of print)
* Wraith – Self-Titled EP (previously unreleased occult rock recordings from Eric Hernandez of Capsule, Wrong, Kylesa, etc)

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A lengthy list of direct links to this first round of 15 releases can be found below, and you can follow The Archivist direct via Facebook, Bandcamp and/or our newsletter to find out about future releases:

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Newsletterhttps://www.roboticempire.com/store/index.php?main_page=page&id=15

City of Caterpillar – City of Caterpillar:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/city-of-caterpillar/id961113790?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0uXUaF5IG6V1jmPZgD7XZG
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/City-Caterpillar/dp/B00SR4PB96
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/City_of_Caterpillar_City_of_Caterpillar?id=Bhlhyhd7mnfl2e5jbcfr646ucje
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/city-of-caterpillar

City of Caterpillar – Demo + Live Recording:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/demo-+-live-recording/id960689324?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4MmqFjIx9gaQUesvP2ZCtW
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Demo-Live-Recording-City-Caterpillar/dp/B00SQ6KO38
* Google Play- https://play.google.com/store/music/album/City_of_Caterpillar_Demo_Live_Recording?id=Blixhccdoxqjsg5oehzzqnzjiku&hl=en
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/demo-live-recording

Forcefedglass – When Back Are Turned, Knives Are Pulled (Expanded Edition):
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/when-backs-are-turned-knives/id947767918?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/3PvjHj3KUffCnnMi5GFLvJ
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Backs-Turned-Knives-Pulled-Expanded/dp/B00QITF0LG
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forcefedglass_When_Backs_Are_Turned_Knives_Are_Pul?id=Blk4cuuends2txaiz4fygt7odga&hl=en
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/when-back-are-turned-knives-are-pulled-expanded-edition

Idolands – Rare At Ease EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rare-at-ease-ep/id953698821?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5hC5WqFe2lzfpiaarhvx21
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Rare-at-Ease-Idolands/dp/B00R9VHUA6
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Idolands_Rare_at_Ease?id=B26axrhcbabvwammdseinqbry3m&hl=en
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/rare-at-ease-ep

Joshua Fit for Battle – Bring Out Your Dead:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bring-out-your-dead/id947749342?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/2opAg43xGJPcst6ijKfQc7
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Bring-Your-Dead-Joshua-Battle/dp/B00QITJQP2
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Joshua_Fit_For_Battle_Bring_out_Your_Dead?id=Bbc7guhyyqlpultuv4niehf5juy&hl=en
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/bring-out-your-dead

Majority Rule – 4-Song Demo EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/4-song-demo-ep/id949040341?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/3L1R77YROKRjYDGJAzoOm5
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/4-Song-Demo-Majority-Rule/dp/B00QO2HZGA
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Majority_Rule_4_Song_Demo?id=Buk72pfnhehw3eie7ka6f2wtf5e&hl=en
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/4-song-demo

Riddle of Steel – 1985:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1985/id949043475?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4oGEpSqkz8f9FgXs6PQmQH
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/1985-Riddle-Steel/dp/B00QO2ANUK
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Riddle_of_Steel_1985?id=Bihcfepqce3oaqaqw6zfg2v5cm4
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/1985

Riddle of Steel – Burn EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/burn-ep/id947661824?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5kLm3X6x9fpq1UiICTL0PD
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Burn-Riddle-Steel/dp/B00QITAOHQ
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/burn-ep

Riddle of Steel – Got This Feelin':
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/got-this-feelin/id947763097?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0mW1TzVLg2iIRcHs5FXrxR
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Got-This-Feelin-Riddle-Steel/dp/B00QJ020Z8
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Riddle_of_Steel_Got_This_Feelin?id=Brrwpdgdygk2opucotb5ecvfneu
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/got-this-feelin

Riddle of Steel – Python:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/python/id947741796?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0ktVDujAouKoHqRzWVDnJ7
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Python-Riddle-Steel/dp/B00QJ4YTC6
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Riddle_of_Steel_Python?id=Bmjdrotl4356qquzr46k3geeaza
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/python

Transistor Transistor – Erase All Name and Likeness:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/erase-all-name-and-likeness/id952000913?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/46JrmbXmbYR6E3cI4pVUu1
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Erase-All-Name-Likeness-Master/dp/B00R5M0R40
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Transistor_Transistor_Erase_All_Name_and_Likeness_?id=B2vk3r5qvul2gcgrszxgupyfhgm
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/erase-all-name-and-likeness

Transistor Transistor – Ruined Lives:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ruined-lives/id952016371?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/2s3TUPyTvrQCClUO8u1iZR
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Ruined-Lives-Transistor/dp/B00R60E75Q
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Transistor_Transistor_Ruined_Lives?id=Be4bxioaa5hpzum4bqck37h3asu
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/ruined-lives

Transistor Transistor – Young Vampires of New Hampshire:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/young-vampires-new-hampshire/id955645719?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5B3EisVBPq3B2TGqYSsfM4
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Young-Vampires-New-Hampshire-Transistor/dp/B00R52DHPG
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Transistor_Transistor_Young_Vampires_of_New_Hampsh?id=Bj4qljhbyac6avc2la72cudqdg4
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/young-vampires-of-new-hampshire

Welcome the Plague Year – Welcome the Plague Year:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/welcome-the-plague-year/id947632911?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0JxaieYC7M4d9RGVRd6hYc
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Plague-Year/dp/B00QIDNSYS
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Welcome_the_Plague_Year_Welcome_the_Plague_Year?id=B3tyng7xm4lp4va2xmtutm5roem
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/welcome-the-plague-year

Wraith – Wraith EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wraith-ep/id952034153?uo=4
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/43n4PaLXJ57uZTud5cVZfa
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R611A3M
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Wraith_Wraith?id=B43fgruh2gafxn5rn5w7zwxkosi
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/wraith-ep

A continuing stream of releases will roll out in the following weeks and months, with a healthy schedule of future activity planned. To find out first about additional tunes as they become available, be sure to follow The Archivist via Facebook, Bandcamp and/or our newsletter:

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