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SHITSTORM touring too (Flordia related)

Can’t believe we spaced on posting this with the last update about Florida bands touring. Whoops!


4/21 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery – w/ D.O.C., Cell Graft, Devout
4/22 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s – w/ Asshole Parade, D.O.C., Maruta, Cell Graft, Mauser, Last
4/23 – Gainesville, FL @ Boca Fiesta – w/ Asshole Parade, D.O.C., Mauser
4/24 – St. Augustine, FL @ TBA – w/ Asshole Parade, Mauser
HOT BREAK
5/19 – Jacksonville, FL @ TBA – w/ TBA
5/20 – Savannah, GA @ TBA – w/ TBA
5/21 – Charlotte, NC @ TRESURE FEST (www.facebook.com/treasurefest)
5/22 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter – w/ Noisear, The Kill, Street Pizza
5/23 – Washington DC @ TBA – w/ Noisear, The Kill, Magrudergrind, Mind As Prison
5/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Bordello – w/ Noisear, The Kill, Backslider, Chainsaw To The Face
5/25 – New York, NY @ Public Assembly – w/ Noisear, The Kill, Magrudergrind, Cripple Bastards
5/26 – MARYLAND DEATH FEST – w/ Witch Haven, Flesh Parade, Noisear, Tragedy, Miasmal, Lack Of Interest, Buzzov*en, Extortion, Cathedral + more
5/29 – Athens, GA @ TBA – w/ Noisear
5/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse – w/ Noisear
5/31 – Shreveport, LA @ TBA – w/ Noisear
6/1 – Dallas, TX @ The Phoenix Project – w/ Noisear, Kill The Client
6/4 – CHAOS IN TEJAS @ Emo’s (inside) – w/ Xibalba, Miasmal, Nukkehammer, The Impalers
6/6 – Houston, TX @ 4202 Canal St. – w/ Niburu
6/7 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA – w/ Thou, White Lung, Nü Sensae
6/8 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Farside Collective – w/ TBA
6/9 – Orlando, FL @ Hoop’s Tavern – w/ TBA

Keep up to date on the band’s badass blog, which they’ll keep more updated than we will. WORD.

New releases & re-presses from THOU, HEWHOCORRUPTS, SHITSTORM, SUFFOCATE FOR FUCK SAKE and more!


We are psyched to announce that the previously (and quickly) sold out THOU EP, Baton Rouge, You Have Much to Answer For, is now available again on both vinyl and cassette. We re-pressed the vinyl on black (1000) and tapes on red (200). Same artwork, same inserts, same music and all… just available again, this time with a sweet corresponding t-shirt printed up as well. The shirt is (reappropriated) artwork from the gatefold LP jacket’s back cover, and turned out really awesome. 2-color front, 1-color back and red & black ink on “athletic grey” sweatshop-free t-shirts; you can see a bigger image of the front artwork here. There’s no package deals or anything set up, but we tried to keep the prices pretty low on all this stuff.

For those living under a rock and still unfamiliar with the grossly prolific THOU, they are easily our favorite southern sludge/doom band in years and a true force to be reckoned with both live and on record. A seething ode to their city of inception, Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For contains by far some of THOU‘s best material released to date, and one of the most downtrodden recordings we’ve been a part of over the past 11+ years of doing this label. It’s an “EP” because it’s 4 songs total, but it’s also over 30 minutes of crushing music, set to the tune of the end of times. Like all of their recordings, its available for free download on their website or if you’re oldschool and want the physical “real thing”, this EP and most of the rest of the available THOU releases are available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Related to this (but not actually our release) is a killer writeup NPR (!) just gave in regards to both THOU‘s live experience and their new album Summit. Very cool to see such a respected publication shine a little light down into the underground, this time directly onto our friends. You can read the article here and/or pre-order the new Summit CD release from our brethren at Gilead Media (we’ll be stocking it too as soon as its publicly available).


At another end of the hardcore/metal spectrum is the recent HEWHOCORRUPTS Midi of Profits USB Rubber Bracelet release. Attacking capitalism through a more tongue-in-cheek approach (vs THOU‘s somewhat blunt methods), HEWHOCORRUPTS have flown the “corporate grindcore” flag for years, culminating in probably their most absurd release ever (exceeding a credit card-sized CD housed in a wallet, a NSFW split calendar and a 7″ packaged with shredded US currency). Yes, that’s right… this is a functional AND fashionable USB-chip-infused rubber bracelet with meticulously recreated MIDI-based songs held within, inspired in part by their classic Master of Profits EP which displayed a masterful love/hate relationship with METALLICA. Long story short, this 1gb USB chip bracelet is packed with music, videos, tabulator, animated GIFs and other awesome nonsense to justify the pure stupidity of creating this thing. Limited to 200 copies and available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Beyond the recent label activity, there’s also been a steady stream of killer new stuff and restocks in the Robotic Empire – Online Store. This week we’ve got another “exclusively distributed” item, the new one from Swedish post-metal outfit SUFFOCATE FOR FUCK SAKE. We couldn’t keep their previous stuff in stock, and are the only US outlet you can order this monster 2xLP from. Also new in the expletive-band-name front is the long-awaited blistering split 7″ from SHITSTORM and CONGA FURY, showcasing easily the heaviest n’ fiercest SHITSTORM tracks to date. Solely re-stocking cassettes this week, mostly from our screamy-hardcore-lovin’ Malaysian friends at Utarid, here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Black Shape Of Nexus – Mannheim Live Cassette (QSD) $4.99
* Conga Fury / Shitstorm – Split 7″ (To Live A Lie) $4.99
* Daitro – Cendresdes Cendres, Je Me Consume – BLACK VINYL 10″ (Music Fear Satan) $15.99
* Daitro – Cendresdes Cendres, Je Me Consume – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 10″ (Music Fear Satan) $15.99
* Suffocate for Fuck Sake – Blazing Fires and Helicopters on the Front Page of the Newspaper. There’s a March Going on and I’m Marching in Heavyboots 2×12″ (Blue Grass) $24.99
* Thou – Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) $12.99
* Thou – Harp Lady Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Thou – Harp Lady Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Thou – Harp Lady Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Thou – Harp Lady Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Thou – Harp Lady Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Thou – Harp Lady Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Three Steps To The Ocean – Until Today Becomes Yesterday CD (Frohike) $9.99

RESTOCKS:
* Daitro – 2004-2007 Discography Cassette (Utarid) $4.99
* Ghostlimb – Alea Eacta Est Cassette (Utarid) $4.99
* Kidcrash – Snacks Cassette (Utarid) $4.99
* La Quiete – La Fine Non E’ La Fine’ Cassette (Utarid) $4.99
* Osceola – Discography Cassette (Utarid) $4.99
* Thou – Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For Cassette (Robotic Empire) $5.99

Since this round of new jams is pretty short, we figured it was worth mentioning last week’s killer new stuff as well:

NEW ITEMS: (from 07/25/10)
* Dad They Broke Me – ROT 12″+CD (We Empty Rooms) $15.99
* Dove – Self-Titled Cassette (Financial Ruin) $7.99
* Fangs of a TV Evangelist – Self-Titled 12″+CD (We Empty Rooms) $15.99
* Gehenna – Hope Guzzo Bootleg – COLORED VINYL 12″+7″ (A389) $12.99
* Hewhocorrupts – Midi of Profits USB Bracelet (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Holy Mountain – Diapers Full Live Cassette (Financial Ruin) $5.99
* Integrity – To Die For – RED COLORED VINYL 10″+7″ (A389) $11.99
* Moho – He Visto La Cruz Al RevÈs 12″ (Feast Of Tentacles) $15.99
* Seraphim – Self-Titled – COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Souvenir’s Young America – The Name Of The Snake 12″ (Init) $13.99
* Souvenir’s Young America – The Name Of The Snake CD (Init) $9.99
* Thou / The City Is The Tower – Split 12″ (Init) $13.99
* Wolvhammer – Black Marketeers Of World War III CD (Init) $9.99
* Worlds – Unforeseen Paths Cassette (Financial Ruin) $8.99

RESTOCKS: (from 07/25/10)
* Abandoned Hearts Club, The – The Initial Confessions Of CD (Init) $7.99
* Back When – Swords Against The Father 7″ (Init) $4.99
* Battlefields – Stained With The Blood Of An Empire CD (Init) $8.99
* Buried Inside – Chronoclast 12″ – 180GRAM VINYL (Init) $19.99
* Cougar Den – Keepondrifter 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Init) $12.99
* Integrity – Walpurgisnacht 7″ – COLORED VINYL (A389) $4.99
* Melt Banana – Initial 7″ (Init) $5.99
* Spirit Of Versailles, The – Discography 2xCD (Init) $9.99

There it is folks. Enjoy!
- Robotic Empire – Online Store

TEST PRESS BONANZA – auctioning a ton of rare stuff – ISIS, RED SPAROWES, GRAILS, etc

Title sums it up pretty well. Ebayin’ a small boatload of personal and/or archived rarities. Time to shed a little weight:

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZroboticempire

* BAD SECRETS 9″ TEST PRESS AS A 10″ young widows pelican
* CANNABIS CORPSE blunted 12″ 1st press!! municipal waste
* DEAD MACHINES future 10″ UNPLAYED! wolf eyes john olson
* DEATH PROOF SOUNDTRACK 12″ LP vinyl!! Quentin Tarantino
* DRUM MACHINE MADNESS 7″ TESTPRESS agoraphobic nosebleed
* GHASTLY CITY SLEEP – 12″ TEST PRESS city of caterpillar
* GRAILS – Burden/Redlight rare 2xLP SET! ltd 200 om sunn
* GRAILS – Take Refuge In Clean Living 12″ LP om kayo dot
    (rare PURPLE VINYL from the 1st press, limited to 200)
* HELMS ALEE – s/t 12″ RAREST VERSION /200 harkonen botch
* HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE 7″ TEST PRESS! isis neurosis boris
* ISIS – Panopticon 2xLP 1st press TEST PRESS SET pelican
* ISIS – Panopticon 2xLP remastered re-press TEST PRESSES
* ISIS panopticon RARE 12″ LP side-B only TEST PRESS tool
* ISIS – Panopticon 2×12″ LP neurosis mastodon 7 converge
    (1st press on RARE opaque ORANGE vinyl limited to 212)
* ISIS – Oceanic Remixes 4x 12″ TEST SET! jesu mr. bungle
    (FULL 4LP TEST PRESS SET! only complete set available)
* ISIS – Oceanic Remix Vol. 1 12″ TEST PRESS khanate sunn
* ISIS – Oceanic Remix Vol. 2 LP TEST PRESS jesu godflesh
* ISIS – Oceanic Remix Vol. 3 12″ TEST PRESS! mike patton
* MAGRUDERGRIND /SHITSTORM 12″ TEST PRESS torche baroness
* MANNEQUIN / TRANSISTOR TRANSISTOR 7″ TEST PRESS! orchid
* MASTODON – Blood Mountain 12″ LP WHITE! slayer converge
* MENEGUAR -Strangers In Our House 12″ OOP built to spill
* PG.99 – document #5 RARE 12″ LP 7 page99 screamo orchid
* PYGMY LUSH – Bitter River 12″ TEST PRESS! pg.99 page 99
* RED SPAROWES at the soundless dawn LP 12″ isis neurosis
    (rare 2x LP TEST PRESS SET! limited to just 10 copies)
* RED SPAROWES / GRAILS – 12″ TEST PRESS om shrinebuilder
* RED SPAROWES/GREGOR SAMSA lp TEST PRESS mogwai sparrows
* THE SHAKERS Omaha The Cat Dancer PIC LP 12″ REED WALLER
* STOP IT – Demo 10″ city of caterpillar kidcrash screamo
    (rare tour-only TEST PRESS EDITION -ltd to 150 copies)
* U.S. CHRISTMAS s/t 12″ LP COLOR VINYL neurosis hawkwind

Everything ends the evening of Sunday, March 7th.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZroboticempire

Thanks.

MAGRUDERGRIND / SHITSTORM – Split CD out now +massive distro updates

So this shit isn’t available in stores until March 14th, but we just got our copies of the MAGRUDERGRIND / SHITSTORM split CD so we’re unleashing the bastards ahead of time. Here’s the awesome thing we wrote for stores and distros and whoever:

“This 24-track, 22-minute blasterpiece showcases two of the most ferocious newcomers to the grind/powerviolence scenes in many years. MAGRUDERGRIND bring the scathing, thrash/crossover influenced grinding mayhem while SHITSTORM terrorize with gruffer, speed/death metal-tinged destruction? together creating one of the most abrasive split albums ever conceived. With no direct mimicry, these two young trios manage to walk in the same shoes worn by grind greats like DISCORDANCE AXIS and PIG DESTROYER, both delivering absolutely pummeling performances with only the use of guitar, drum and voice. That’s right, no bass players are needed for songs this short, fast and absolutely relentless… and no heavyness is compromised with each band’s best recordings to date and a fantastic mastering job by West West Side. Top it all off with unbelievably sick artwork from BARONESS’ John Baizley, and you’ve got a split undeniably destined for full-blown ‘classic’ status.”

If that doesn’t get you stoked, you better go listen to some MP3s from this split here or here or here and GET stoked! Vinyl won’t be ready until the March 14th street date, and we’re not doing pre-orders so please don’t ask! Yes, there will be colored vinyl so if you want to be the first to know, sign up for our mailing list (it’s at the bottom of our Online Store)

Already know you want this killer album? Click here to order it directly from our awesome Online Store. Want some other jams? Oh we got those too! Here’s the latest (massive) updates with tons of new items and restocks:

02/02/06 UPDATE:
* 86 Mentality – “Goin Nowhere Fast” CD (Grave Mistake) – $8.00
* Aborted – “Goremageddon” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Aborted – “The Archaic Abattoir” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Asschapel – “Fire and Destruction” CD (Crimes Against Hum) – $8.00
* At The Gates – “Gardens of Grief” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Balboa – “Manifeste Cannibale” CDep (Forge Again) – $6.00
* Bloodbath – “Nightmares Made Flesh” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Bloodbath – “Resurrection Through Carnage” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Burmese / Fistula – “Split” CD (Crucial Blast) – $8.00
* Caustic Christ – “Can’t Relate” CD (Havoc) – $8.00
* Despised Icon – “Consumed By Your Poison” CD (Galy) – $10.00
* Despised Icon – “The Healing Process” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Direct Control – “You re Controlled” 12″ (No Way) – $10.00
* Disfear – “Misanthropic Generation” 12″ (Feral Ward) – $10.00
* Dim Mak – “Intercepting Fist” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Examination Of The… – “We Are The Architects Of Desire” CD (Forge Again) – $10.00
* Eyehategod – “10 Years of Abuse” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Eyehategod – “Confederacy of Ruined Lives” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Eyehategod – “Dopesick” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Eyehategod – “In The Name Of Suffering” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Eyehategod – “Southern Discomfort” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Eyehategod – “Take As Needed For Pain” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Facedowninshit – “Shit Bloody Shit” CD (Crimes Against Hum) – $8.00
* Fordirelifesake – “Breathing Is Only Half The Function” CD (Forge Again) – $8.00
* From Ashes Rise / Victims – “Split” CD (Havoc) – $8.00
* Genghis Tron – “Cloak of Love” CDep (Crucial Blast) – $7.00
* Gezoleen – “Black Spaces Between Stars” CD (Acerbic Noise) – $9.00
* God Forbid – “IV: Constitution of Treason” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Gorguts – “And Then Comes Lividity / Demo Anthology” CD (Galy) – $10.00
* Gorguts – “From Wisdom To Hate” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Gorguts – “Obscura” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Government Warning – “No Way Out” 7″ (No Way) – $5.00
* Great Redneck Hope, The – “Behold The Fuck Thunder” CD (Thinker Thought) – $10.00
* Groinchurn – “Already Dead” 3″ MiniCD (Crimes Against Hum) – $6.00
* Haunted, The – “rEVOLVEr” CD (Century Media) – $10.00
* Hewhocorrupts – “Ten Steps To Success” CD (625 Thrashcore) – $10.00
* Hewhocorrupts – “Ten Steps To Success” 12″ (625 Thrashcore) – $8.00
* Infidel/Castro – “Bioentropic Damage Fractal” 2xCD (Crucial Blast) – $10.00
* Limpwrist – “The Official Discography” CD (Self Released) – $11.00
* Magrudergrind / Shitstorm – “Split” CD (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Misery – “Production Thru Destruction” CD (Crimes Against Hum) – $8.00
* Misery – “The Early Years” CD (Crimes Against Hum) – $8.00
* Nebula – “Atomic Ritual” CD (Liquor and Poker) – $8.00
* Nine Shocks Terror – “Zen and the Art of Beating Your Ass” CD (Havoc) – $8.00
* Riddle of Steel / Dakota Dakota – “Split” 7″ (Forge Again) – $5.00
* Rune – “Self-Titled” CDep (Crucial Blast) – $6.00
* Set To Explode – “Self-Titled” 7″ (Grave Mistake) – $5.00
* Skitsystem – “Enkel Resa Till Rannstenen” CD (Havoc) – $8.00
* Skitsystem – “Gra Varld, Svarta Tanakar” CD (Havoc) – $8.00
* Uranus – “To This Bearer Of Truth” CD (Feral Ward) – $12.00
* Various Artists – “Doom Capital – Maryland / DC Heavy Rock Underground” CD (Crucial Blast) – $8.00
* Various Artists – “Never Give In: A Tribute To Bad Brains” CD (Century Media) – $8.00
* Various Artists – “Not Without A Fight” 2xCD (Crucial Blast) – $10.00
* Various Artists – “Shadows Infinitum” CD-R (Crucial Blast) – $8.00
* Wasted Time – “Self-Titled” 7″ (Grave Mistake) – $5.00
* Yakuza – “Way of the Dead” CD (Century Media) – $10.00

01/15/06 UPDATE:
* Ampere – “All Our Tomorrows End Today” 3″ MiniCD (Ebullition) – $7.00
* An Albatross – “We Are The Lazer Viking” CD (Ace Fu) – $8.00
* As The Sun Sets – “7744″ CD (Undecided) – $10.00
* Assistant, The – “Self-Titled” CD (Milligram) – $10.00
* Baroness – “First” CDep (Hyperrealist) – $7.00
* Bucket Full Of Teeth – “I, II, III” CD (Youth Attack) – $10.00
* Charles Bronson – “Complete Discocrappy” 2xCD (Youth Attack) – $12.00
* Converge – “Jane Doe” CD (Equal Vision) – $11.00
* Converge – “When Forever Comes Crashing (reissue)” CD (Equal Vision) – $11.00
* Converge – “You Fail Me” CD (Epitaph) – $12.00
* Crestfallen – “Self-Titled” 7″ (Robotic Empire) – $5.00
* Cursed – “Two” CD (Goodfellow) – $10.00
* Cursive – “The Recluse / Art Is Hard Singles” 10″ pic disc (Robotic Empire) – $8.00
* Das Oath – “Self-Titled” CD (Dim Mak) – $10.00
* Dead Meadow – “Feathers” CD (Matador) – $12.00
* Direct Control – “Nuclear Tomorrow EP” 7″ (Sorry State) – $5.00
* Eel – “People People” CD (Records of the Damn) – $11.00
* Examination Of The… – “The Whitest Of Elephants” CD (Hawthorne Street) – $8.00
* Expectorated Sequence – “Hairbomb” CD (New Romance…) – $10.00
* Facedowninshit – “Passing Times” CD (Crimethinc) – $10.00
* Fall of Troy, The – “Doppleganger” CD (Equal Vision) – $11.00
* Flowers In The Attic – “Human” CDep (Reptilian) – $8.00
* Forensics – “Hogback Mountain Sessions Vol. 1″ 12″ (Tuned To You) – $8.00
* Hatebeak / Caninus – “Split” 7″ (Reptilian) – $5.00
* Head Wound City – “Self-Titled” CDep (Three One G) – $7.00
* Hugs – “The Tarpit” 12″ (Records of the Damn) – $8.00
* Isis – “Oceanic” CD (Ipecac) – $12.00
* Isis – “Panopticon” CD (Ipecac) – $12.00
* Jesu – “Self-Titled” CD (Hydra Head) – $12.00
* Karp – “Self-Titled” CD (K) – $10.00
* Kylesa – “To Walk A Middle Course” CD (Prosthetic) – $10.00
* Mannequin – “Warps Yr Head” CDep (Reptilian) – $8.00
* Mastodon – “Sick Leg” 7″ pic disc (Reptilian) – $6.00
* Medic / Triac – “Split” 7″ (Reptilian) – $5.00
* Minor Times, The – “Making Enemies” CD (Prosthetic) – $10.00
* Mummy The Peepshow – “School Girl Pop” CD (Records of the Damn) – $11.00
* Old Scratch Revival Singers – “Oh Didnt He Ramble” 12″ (Records of the Damn) – $14.00
* Pageninetynine – “Singles” CD (Reptilian) – $10.00
* Pig Destroyer – “Painter Of Dead Girls” 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $8.00
* Triac – “Dead House Dreaming” CD (Reptilian) – $10.00
* Various Artists – “Drum Machine Madness – 1-sided” 7″ (Robotic Empire) – $5.00
* Various Artists – “Mutation (Ed Gein, Minor Times, etc)” CD (Robotic Empire) – $5.00
* YMCK – “Family Music” CD (Records of the Damn) – $11.00

As always, these prices are listed with POSTAGE PAID (by us) in the USA, so you’ll be hard up to find a cheaper spot for most of the items we carry. We also have descriptions for everything on the site and MP3s for almost every item so hit up our Online Store for the sweet stuff. Thanks!