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VINYL BUNDLE lots, a MASSIVE distro update and previews on new Robotic Empire releases

VINYL BUNDLE lots, a MASSIVE distro update and previews on new Robotic Empire releases…


LOTS of cool stuff going on with Robotic Empire as far as new releases for the label go (mentioned a little further on in the update), as well as some MASSIVE updates to our ever-active Online Store.

The craziest thing we’ve cooked up presently are new VINYL BUNDLE LOTS. Sort of akin to the (now sold out) multi-CD lots we amassed a few years back, we’ve recently combined piles of appropriate vinyl items together into killer packages based on genre(s). This is a great inexpensive way to stack out yourself (or a kindred spirit) with a large amount of quality vinyl on the cheap! See the full list of these new lots directly below the distro update.

Speaking of which, there’s a lot of awesome new stuff in the store this time around. New import vinyl from AMEN RA (who recently signed to Neurot), the brutal new CANNABIS CORPSE banger on wax, COMADRE import tapes, EAST OF THE WALL and KAYO DOT from Antithetic, nu-screamos LA DISPUTE and TOUCHE AMORE from No Sleep, the unreasonably good debut recordings from POST TEENS on cassette, the phenomenal new TORCHE / PART CHIMP split on color (completely sold out elsewhere?), burly WHITEHORSE on import vinyl and probably the most noteworthy addition to our store: THE ENTIRE A389 LABEL CATALOG. This label has absolutely killed it the past few years, and we’re pumped to now stock everything they currently have available. We’ve also added a couple of PG.99 overrun “prints” from the recent LP re-presses we did. A $1 way to add a little artwork to your wall.

Rad restocks this round are BRAINWORMS, GHOSTLIMB, INTEGRITY (and all A389 staple restocks as well), ROSETTA and SUPERMACHINER 2xLPs from E-Vinyl, the awesome and elaborate TRAP THEM cassette, the “Clone Vol. 2″ comp with THOU/etc, and a whole lot more. Here’s the full shebang:

NEW ITEMS:
* 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:
* 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 obviously way more) can all be found now in our Robotic Empire – Online Store


The quick n’ dirty on the crazy VINYL BUNDLE LOT sale we’re doing is that each VINYL LOT contains typically 4 records (often more) plus at least 3 free bonus CDs of similar genre(s). $39.99 is the measly asking price for a substantial stack of music, and here’s the individual breakdowns of the different lots we’ve made available:

DOOM LOT:
* Nadja / Galena – Konstruktion 12” (IMPORT – Adagio)
* Mills Of God – Call Of The Eastern Moon – 180 GRAM VINYL 12” (IMPORT – Modus Operandi)
* Thou – Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Thou / The City Is The Tower – Dwell in the Darkness of Thought and Drink the Poison of Life 12″ (Init)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

FAUX GRUNGE LOT:
* Gods & Queens – Untitled – PURPLE VINYL 12″+CD (Robotic Empire)
* Gods & Queens – Untitled #2 – 1-SIDED VINYL 12″ (Sons of Vesta)
* Mannequin / Transistor Transitor – Split – BLOODCOT COLOR VINYL 7″ (Robotic Empire)
* Tideland – Asleep In The Graveyard – CREAM COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Versoma – Life During Wartime 12″ (Robotic Empire)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

FLORIDA GLORY LOT #1:
* Capsule – Blue – OCEAN COLOR VINYL 12″+CD (Robotic Empire)
* Floor – Below & Beyond 8xCD Set (packaged in a LP-sized gatefold jacket – Robotic Empire)
* Magrudergrind / Shitstorm – Split CD (Robotic Empire)
* Monstro – Anchors Up! – COLORED VINYL 7″ (Limited Fanfare)
* Torche – Self-Titled Reissue – SWAMP COLOR VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

FLORIDA GLORY LOT #2:
* Capsule – Self-Titled (Tape + Demo + Tour + More) – SNOW DRIFT COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Ergs, The / Grabass Charlestons – Split – COLORED VINYL 7″ (No Idea)
* Light Yourself On Fire – Intimacy – CMYK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Seventh Rule)
* New Bruises – Transmit Transmit 12″ (Kiss Of Death)
* Torche – Meanderthal – CUBAN FLAG COLOR VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

INDIE’ISH LOT:
* All-American Rejects, The – When the World Comes Down – BLUE COLOR VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet)
* Cursive – Art Is Hard / The Recluse – PICTURE DISC 10″ (Robotic Empire)
* Del Cielo – Wish And Wait 12″ (Golden Brown)
* Hanna Hirsch – Tala Svart 12” (IMPORT – Adagio)
* Science of Yabra / Old Growth – Split 7” (Dead Tank)
* Verse En Coma – Self-Titled 10″+CD (Robotic Empire)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

POST-ROCK LOT #1:
* Ghastly City Sleep – Self-Titled – VANILLA COLOR VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Red Sparowes – Every Red Heart… – RED SUN COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Red Sparowes – The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer 12″ (Conspiracy)
* Windmills By The Ocean – II – PAGAN SUN COLOR VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)
+ Aughra – Habidibad Vol. 1 – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7″ (Underadar)

POST-ROCK LOT #2:
* Ghastly City Sleep – Self-Titled – COGNAC COLOR VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Magdalene – Sail With The Tide 12” (IMPORT – Sons of Vesta)
* Red Sparowes – At The Soundless Dawn – SWAMP COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Windmills By The Ocean – Self-Titled 12″ (Robotic Empire)
+ 2 FREE CDs (of our choice)
+ Aughra / Poision Arrows – C10 Cassette (Plastic Airlines)
+ Aughra – Habidibad Vol. 1 – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7″ (Underadar)

PUMMELER LOT #1:
* Employer, Employee – Discography – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Rogue State – Emic Vs. Etic 12” (Be Happy)
* Towers / Take Down Your Art – Split – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 10″ (Somberlain)
* Zann / Burial Year – Split 12” (IMPORT – Adagio 830)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

PUMMELER LOT #2:
* Chronicle AD – Enough Rats 7” (Hyperrealist)
* Dahmer – 2 Song – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7” (D7I)
* Geisha – Maudit A Minuit 12” (IMPORT – Super Fi)
* Wasted Time – Futility 12” (Grave Mistake)
* Umbrella / Everykidlovesaclown – Split – PICTURE DISC 12” (IMPORT – Crucificados)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

SHREDDER LOT #1:
* Cannabis Corpse – Tube of the Resinated – BONG WATER COLOR VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Inter Arma – Sundown 12″ (Mirror Universe)
* Pig Destroyer – Painter of Dead Girls – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (IMPORT – A Date With Elvis)
* Poostew – Misericordia 10” – PICTURE DISC (IMPORT – Midnight Man Hunt)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

SHREDDER LOT #2:
* Battlemaster / Inter Arma – Split 7″ (Mirror Universe)
* Buckshot Facelift – Anchors of the Armless – 1-Sided 12″ (Old Souls)
* Crestfallen – Self-Titled 7″ (IMPORT – A Date With Elvis)
* Pig Destroyer – Painter of Dead Girls – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (IMPORT – A Date With Elvis)
* Pollution – nastyDNA 12” (IMPORT – Feast of Tentacles)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

WEIRDO LOT:
* Attitude Problem – Self-Titled 12” (Forcefield)
* Bad Secrets – Self-Titled – METALLIC RED COLORED VINYL 9″+CD (Robotic Empire)
* Pygmy Lush – Bitter River 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Ultra Dolphins – Mar – GOLD VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
* Ultra Dolphins – Why Are You Laugh – HIGHLIGHTER VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire)
+ 3 FREE CDs (of our choice)

Seriously, at 40 bucks a pop… you’re talking a LOT of music to jam on, or to give to likeminded freaks (friends), to get as gifts for the pending holidays (ugh) or to simply take a chance on oldschool style. A minimum of 4 records and 3 CDs per bundle, we’ve gotten kinda crazy with this one!

These vinyl bundle lots can be found now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Last but not least, we’re happy to announce some upcoming label activity with 2 new releases this January. The first is a 2xCD from AIDAN BAKER (who’s also half of the prolific doom duo NADJA). This double disc titled The Spectrum of Distraction is easily one of the strangest releases we’ve ever done musically, with 96 (!) tracks intentionally assembled to be played at random, creating a unique listening experience each time. It was a *bit* too massive to undertake on vinyl (the bonus digital download included is SIX additional hours of material), so we’re dropping that one on 2xCD and digitally on January 17th. Preview clips will be announced shortly.

The second release is from longtime friends ANCIENT SKY, who have slowly been assembling an arsenal of ruthlessly good psychedelic bangers. Their new album T.R.I.P.S. will be self-released on vinyl via their in-house label, Loud Baby Sounds (also home of their “sister” band, LITTLE GOLD, with whom they share 3/4 members). T.R.I.P.S. is accurately titled, but thankfully does not fall down the meandering pitfalls some modern psych bands can fall themselves in, and in fact the album is downright catchy at times! It’s a high-calibre album, up there with the finer outputs of DEAD MEADOW, THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION and OM. The whole thing was also self-recorded to 2″ tape and really sounds great. We’ll be handling both cassette and digital-download formats of this thing, with brethren Sons of Vesta releasing the vinyl in Europe.

This should also be available mid-January and we suggest you promptly familiarize yourself with this beaut ASAP via ANCIENT SKY‘s bandcamp page. Their back-catalog can be found there as well, and is well worth exploring.

Not a bad little update ay? We’ve actually got another new release (hopefully) in the immediate pipeline that we plan to announce in just a week or so…. more info on that once its all actually ready. Thank you for reading all this, and please hit up the Robotic Empire – Online Store if you can! Peace,

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ROBOTIC EMPIRE – Online Store Update – New Thou shirt and self-released Raein 12"

Hey everyone, medium sized update this week with a new shirt from Thou and some choice vinyl including the self-released Raein record. Restocks of the Harp Lady shirt design for Thou and other crucial items we like to keep in stock. Check the list below! We also wanted to mention that Neon Bastard has a self recorded / self released EP out now and it’s available on our bandcamp page, links below. Thanks!

New Items:

Aidan Baker – Only Stories 12″ (Broken Spine Productions) $16.99
Cult of Daath – The Grand Torturers of Hell CD (Battle Kommand) $4.99
Hero Of A Hundred Fights – The Remote The Cold – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Forge Again) $13.99
Infinite Light LTD – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Denovali) $16.99
Like Wolves – Self-Titled – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Moloch / Wyqm – Split – MARBLE BLACK GOLD COLORED VINYL 12″ (Death Agonies & Screams) $9.99
MonstrO – Anchors Up! – BLUE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Limited Fanfare) $5.99
MonstrO – Anchors Up! – FUCHSIA COLORED VINYL 7″ (Limited Fanfare) $5.99
Nachtmystium – Doomsday Derelicts 12” *RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Diabolus Templum Sanus) $10.99
Nachtmystium – Live At Roadburn MMX CD (Diabolus Templum Sanus) $4.99
Nadja / Picastro – Fool, Redeemer 12″ (Broken Spine Productions) $16.99
Oak & Bone – Self-Titled 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Oak & Bone – Self-Titled – PURPLE MARBLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hex) $9.99
Oak & Bone / Like Wolves – Split 7″ (Barbarossa) $4.99
Protestant – Stalemate 10″ (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
Raein – Sulla Linea D’Orizzonte Tra Questa Mia Vita E Quella Di Tutti 12″ (Self-Released) $15.99
Sapthuran / Leviathan – Split CD (Battle Kommand) $4.99
Secrets She Kept – La Fin Absolue du Monde Cassette (Witch Sermon) $4.99
Thou – Accountant – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $15.99
Thou – Accountant – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Thou – Accountant – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Thou – Accountant – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Thou – Accountant – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Thou – Accountant – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
Unearthly Trance – V Cassette (Witch Sermon) $4.99
Whirr – Distressor Cassette (Bridgetown) $5.99
Xasthur / Leviathan – Split CD (Battle Kommand) $4.99

Restocks:

Achilles – Hospice 12” *GREY COLORED VINYL* (Farewell Party) $12.99
Celeste – Misanthrope(s) 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Denovali) $24.99
Celeste – Morte(s) Nee(s) 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Denovali) $26.99
Celeste – Nihiliste(s) 12” *PICTURE DISC VINYL* (Denovali) $14.99
Ed Gein – Judas Goats and Dieseleaters 12” *RED/CLEAR VINYL* (HexRecords) $9.99
Fall Of Efrafa – Inle 2×12” *VINYL* (Halo Of Flies) $24.99
Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, The – Anthropomorphic 2×12” *BLACK VINYL* (Denovali) $24.99
Oak & Bone – Self-Titled 7” *BLACK VINYL* (Hex) $4.99
Omega Massif – Geisterstadt 12” *BROWN BLACK COLORED VINYL* (Denovali) $14.99
Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: EXTRA LARGE (Mammoth) $14.99
Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: LARGE (Mammoth) $14.99
Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Mammoth) $14.99
Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Mammoth) $14.99
Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: YOUTH LARGE (Mammoth) $14.99
Unholy Grave – Grindignation 7” *BLUE BLACK SMEAR SQUARE SHAPED COLORED VINYL* (Death Agonies … $7.99
Wyqm – Self-Titled 12” *YELLOW WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL* (Death Agonies & Screams) $6.99

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PG.99 and THOU both played Washington, DC this past weekend… DURING the middle of hurricane Irene! NPR was awesomely on hand and recorded the show! * PG.99 streaming audio @ NPR* A true road warrior named Alec travelled from Maine(!) for the event too, and took some gnarly close-up footage of the bands as well. More to surface, but here’s THOU covering NIRVANA (at the 2minute mark): Last related news for now: longtime likeminded weirdo Ryan Hex is still going strong with his Hex Records / Hanging Like a Hex thing… stoked he’s still writing righteous reviews after all these years. Anyway, he just dropped some science on THOU‘s new The Archer & The Owle megeEP including this tasty tidbit: “Thou keeps their massive sludge experiments interesting, rocking, and most of all, heavy as Marty McFly’s opinion of time travel. It’s like Eyehategod with extra brains and just as much spite, and some cool, twisted melody to top it all off. They probably gave this away for free online already anyway, but the vinyl looks pretty cool and I think they even made a run of cassettes for this release if you’re into 80′s technology.” * Read the whole thing here, its great and there’s plenty of other well written reviews too. No universal praise either, dawg keeps it real! Beyond that, we’re steadily selling the new releases (and reiusse) from both bands, so check em out if you haven’t already: * PG.99 stuff @ Robotic Empire’s Online Store* THOU stuff @ Robotic Empire’s Online Store

MASSIVE Robotic Empire sale: all CDs $2!! plus BANGIN new items/restocks

Although not a massive update this time, almost everything here is from heavy hitters. We also need to clear some space at RoboHQ so we’re offering a crazy $2 CD sale. Yep, EVERY individual CD on our site is only 2 bucks for the rest of the month. We’re gonna bleed money on this one for sure, but need the space more… so we’re asking for a $10 minimum order if you go for the cheap CDs so we don’t completely lose our asses here. This applies to all single-CDs and not 2xCDs, DVDs, etc (although a bunch of those are already on sale too). Check out the Robotic Empire – Online Store’s CD category for almost 500(!) $2 CDs. For real!

Just about every new item/restock this week is a banger, so kinda no need to highlight anything in particular as it basically all rules! Check out this quality stuff, quick n’ dirty:

NEW ITEMS:
* Batillus – Furnace 12″ (Seventh Rule) $11.99
* Celeste – Pessimiste(s) – CLEAR CYAN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Denovali) $14.99
* Cigarette – Blush Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $3.99
* Converge – Axe To Fall 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Crude – Corner 12″ (La Familia) $11.99
* Get Rad – Choose Your Own Adventure 7″ (Perpetual Motion Machine) $4.99
* Ghostlimb – Infrastructure 12″ (Vitriol) $14.99
* Guilt, The – Worth Nothing Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $2.99
* Heathens – II – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Last Anthem) $10.99
* Integrity – The Blacklest Curse – GREY COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $10.99
* Lento – Icon – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $12.99
* Lustmord – Zoetrope 2×12″ (Burning World) $27.99
* Millions – Gather Scatter 12″ (Seventh Rule) $11.99
* Moutheater – Colonial 12″ (Last Anthem) $9.99
* Nachtmystium – Live At Roadburn 2010 12″ (Roadburn) $24.99
* Pulling Teeth – Paranoid Delusions | Paradise Illusions 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Rot In Hell – As Pearls Before Swine – BEER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Scott Kelly – The Wake 12″ (Burning World) $24.99
* Victims – A Dissident – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) $11.99
* Zombi – Escape Velocity 12″ (Relapse) $14.99

(actually, maybe worth mentioning CIGARETTE has some guestlove from PYGMY LUSH dawggery)

RESTOCKS:
* Austrasian Goat, The – Piano & Stump 2×12″ – GREEN COLORED VINYL (Burning World) $27.99
* Bersarin Quartett – Self-Titled 2×12″ – 180g BLACK VINYL (Denovali) $19.99
* Catalyst, The – Marianas Trench + 9″ CD (Perpetual Motion Machine) $7.99
* Catalyst, The – Swallow Your Teeth CD (The Perpetual Motion Machine) $7.99
* Celeste – Nihiliste(s) 12″ – WHITE CLEAR GOLD SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $14.99
* Coliseum – True Quiet / Last Wave 7″ – BLACK VINYL (Deathwish) $4.99
* Doomriders – Darkness Come Alive 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Gnaw Their Tongues – All The Dread Magnificence Of Perversity 2×12″ (Burning World) $27.99
* Hellshock – Shadows Of The Afterworld 12″ (Black Water) $11.99
* Her Name Is Calla – The Heritage 12″ (Denovali) $11.99
* Her Name is Calla – The Quiet Lamb 2×12″ (Denovali) $24.99
* Indian – The Sycophant 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Seventh Rule) $12.99
* Ingrid – Tryangle Cassette (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Jeniferever – Choose A Bright Morning 2×12″ – BLUE GREEN SPLATTER COLORED VINYL (Denovali) $19.99
* Kylesa / Victims – Split 7″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (La Familia) $6.99
* Like Rats – Self-Titled 7″ (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Pizza / Tideland – Split 7″ (Cosmic Debris) $4.99
* Slang – The Immortal Sin 12″ (Schizophrenic) $11.99
* Sweet Cobra – Bottom Feeder 12″ – 1-SIDED ETCHED VINYL (Seventh Rule) $10.99
* Trap Them – Filth Rations Cassette (Dead Accents) $7.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Deathwish) $9.99

Yeah, pretty much speaks for itself… lotsa good stuff there to sink your teeth into. Its also worth mentioning to anyone thinking about getting the FLOOR Below & Beyond deluxe vinyl box set, we’re down to less than 10 copies now and once its gone… that’s it! The 8xCD set is also available, and the “FLOORCOMBO” discount jawns is still going on at the moment so you can cop $10 off +a badass free 8xButton set if you order Below & Beyond on either format w/ a FLOOR t-shirt. Holla at that here. Plus with our $2 CD sale for the month of May, there ain’t really a reason NOT to hit up the Robotic Empire – Online Store!

We’re gonna wrap up this update with a little love to some good friends. As summer creeps in the northern hemisphere, underground fests are in full organizational swing and we’ve got widespread comrades involved in TWO separate awesome fiestas on the same weekend in very different parts of the country.

For all the East Coast and/or Virginia natives, Best Friends Day is going down August 18th-21st and as the previously mentioned PG.99 reunion is happening there, so are some other awesome bros… er bands performing as well: BARONESS, CONVERGE, CAPSULE, STRIKE ANYWHERE, JESUIT, MAGRUDERGRIND, THE CATALYST and a whole rack of other awesome ones we aren’t really directly related to in any way. Plus if you like hillbilly water parks, booze, bikes, scavenger hunts and/or awesome people… BFD is seriously a blast.

For anyone outside of the eastern half of the country, our good friends in MONtana are putting on the badass Total Fest the same weekend (August 18-20). We’re talking mass river tubing, BBQs, a record swap, outdoor ruggedry and, oh yeah, bands! They’re touting BIG BUSINESS, AKIMBO, GULL (Nate from ULTRA DOLPHINS‘s unreal 1manband), WHITE SH!T, THE MEN, MILK MUSIC and like 35+ odd more TBA. Pretty stacked and all ages, volunteer-run, non-profit and all that goodness of course. Hit up the Total Fest website and/or twitter for updates. Good dudes/backed hard.

Had to drop some shoutouts to our good friends music-related projects, both of which really should be a lot of fun. If you’re remotely close to Montana or Richmond, or just looking for an awesome roadtrip excuse… well, there ya go.

Thanks for reading all this jibba jab, now to pimp ourselves one final time please hit up the Robotic Empire – Online Store to help us clear some space at HQ. Peace!

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New release+shirt from ISIS, repress from CAPSULE and way more!

Now this is a re-ighteous update. We’ve got a beautiful ISIS re-issue, an overdue CAPSULE re-press, an old ISIS t-shirt re-printed and a rock solid slab of other new re-leases & re-stocks for the Robotic Empire – Online Store. Lets get at it:


Its no secret we’re big ISIS fans. Have been, still are, will be. Robotic Empire and ISIS have a lengthy history, but even after releasing four remix LPs, two 2xLP albums, one live 2xLP and a massive commemorative box set together, this release still carries serious weight. After being out of print for years, we’re proud to re-issue (our personal favorite) ISIS album, Oceanic, as a fine 2xLP release.

Showcasing a band at the height of a monumental transition, Oceanic was and is hailed by many fans as ISIS‘ landmark album, simultaneously earning widespread critical acclaim. Raising the massive bridge between crushing metal and atmospheric post-rock, ISIS truly came into their own sound on this brilliant sophomore album. Now housed in a heavyweight “tip-on” style gatefold jacket, Oceanic has been carefully re-mastered and re-cut for optimal sound quality.

We are absolutely thrilled to be reissuing this double LP, even despite the band’s somewhat recent breakup. Regardless, this album stands the test of time and we’re honored to present it to you today. 2000 copies of this have been pressed up, with the following numbers and colors of vinyl:

* 100 on Seaweed (translucent green w/ black streaks)
* 200 on Gyre (opaque olive)
* 300 on Brine (swamp green/clear swirl)
* 1400 on Black

Although technically a pre-order, this is completely finished and available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store and will begin shipping the week of January 24th.


Absolutely related to this is the uncovering of an ollld ISIS t-shirt design from their archives. Printed in minimal numbers for a Japanese tour many many moons ago, this Oceanic-specific shirt is finally available again (and stateside). Printed on Alstyle shirts (sweatshop free & akin to American Apparel texturally) with a 20% ink discharge, the minimalism of this print perfectly compliments ISIS‘ abstinence from convention. In an overflowing sea of huge-print shirts, its nice to see something actually utilizing space as a vital design element. Anyway, blathering aside this boils down to a simple, super cozy shirt from way back when. Nice! This is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.


Completely unrelated but equally awesome is the new re-press of CAPSULE‘s stellar debut album, Blue. First dropped nearly 3 years ago, this tornado of fury is a powerful combination of grind, screamy hardcore and technical wizardry. A seriously convolutely conglomeration of genres and styles, it actually takes several spins of this monster to truly soak up all the crazy tunage that’s going on within. 500 more of this bad mamma jamma were pressed up:

* 100 on Tropical Blue (translucent electric blue/beer mix w/ blue streaks)
* 200 on Primordial Blue (translucent blue w/ amoebas)
* 200 on Ocean Blue (opaque aqua blue/baby blue mix)

This is finally available again after being sold out for quite a while, and the 12″ also comes with a CD of the same jams, inserted into the interior of the custom die-cut high-gloss gatefold jacket itself. A great package and a killer debut album, we’re pretty hyped to have this available again! Just in time too as their new album No Ghost will be dropping via RVA brethren Rorschach Records later this year. Until then, you can pick up Blue (and/or their beastly Self-Titled collections LP) now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store. Appropriately, we’ve got some sweet CAPSULE t-shirts there too :)

Beyond those new/old Robotic Empire label releases, the distro n’ other labels’ items new & restocked to the Robotic Empire – Online Store this time around are substantial enough to shake a stick at. Some pretty gnarly new stuff across the board, including Deathwish crushers (COLISEUM, DOOMRIDERS, STARKWEATHER and TRAP THEM), an awesome old NADJA double-album finally released on vinyl, THOU‘s monumental Summit on wax via Southern Lord, the new BUCKSHOT FACELIFT 1-sided LP, some Super-Fi import stuff, the newest COALESCE and PHOBIA 12″s on the cheap via Relapse… plus on the restock tip we’ve got crucial vinyl from BLACK TUSK (color wax), CAPSULE/FURNACE and ENVY. YES! Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Art Of Burning Water – Head Of The Tempest 12″ (Super Fi) – $13.99
* Buckshot Facelift – Anchors of the Armless – 1-Sided BLACK 12″ (Old Souls) – $9.99
* Buckshot Facelift – Anchors of the Armless – 1-Sided GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Old Souls) – $9.99
* Buckshot Facelift – Anchors of the Armless – 1-Sided RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Old Souls) – $9.99
* Capsule – Blue – OCEAN BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $12.99
* Capsule – Blue – PRIMORDIAL BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $12.99
* Capsule – Blue – TROPICAL BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $12.99
* Coalesce – Ox 12″ (Relapse) – $9.99
* Coliseum – True Quiet / Last Wave – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Deathwish) – $4.99
* Doomriders – Darkness Come Alive 12″ (Deathwish) – $9.99
* Geisha – Maudit A Minuit 12″ (Super Fi) – $13.99
* Isis – Oceanic – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $19.99
* Isis – Oceanic – BRINE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $19.99
* Isis – Oceanic – GYRE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $19.99
* Isis – Oceanic – SEAWEED COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Robotic Empire) – $19.99
* Isis – Oceanic Japan – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $15.99
* Isis – Oceanic Japan – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Isis – Oceanic Japan – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Isis – Oceanic Japan – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Isis – Oceanic Japan – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Isis – Oceanic Japan – Size: YOUTH LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Nadja – Thaumogenesis 2×12″ (Important) – $19.99
* Phobia – Unrelenting – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) – $9.99
* Starkweather – This Sheltering Night – DARK BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) – $9.99
* Thou – Summit 12″ (Southern Lord) – $14.99
* Trap Them – Seizures In Barren Praise – WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Deathwish) – $9.99

RESTOCKS:
* Black Tusk – Taste The Sin – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) – $9.99
* Capsule / Furnace – Split 7″ (Moment of Collapse) – $4.99
* Envy – Abyssal 12″ (Temporary Residence) – $9.99
* Envy – Compiled Fragments 1997 – 2003 2×12″ (Temporary Residence) – $18.99
* Envy / Thursday – Split 12″ (Temporary Residence) – $10.99
* Snowblood – Self-Titled CD (Super Fi) – $7.99

What an update! Hot on the heels of that last totally massive one too, which had another new label release & t-shirt as well… so we’re wailin’ on it full-speed here! Thanks for keeping us busy, hopefully you enjoy the new tunes!

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New Robotic Empire release, t-shirt + MASSIVE year-end new items & restocks!

Hope everyone survived the holiday madness okay! We’ve got such a good update here to end the year with: HEAPS of killer new items and restocks, plus a new Robotic Empire release and label t-shirt….


First and foremost, the newest release we’ve just dropped is a new full-length from Italian phenoms VANESSA VAN BASTEN, who expertly craft some of the finest tunes that could loosely fall into the ill-monikered “post-rock” sub/sub/sub-genre. Whatever you want to call it doesn’t really matter, because VVB deliver the goods on Closer To The Small/Dark/Door. Fifty minutes of inspiring content is the result of years in the boiler room, with comparisons to MOGWAI, SWANS, GODFLESH and JESU close, but not fully just.

VANESSA VAN BASTEN are almost in their own realm with a smattering of genres covered across this truly diverse album. Its a lot to take in, and to encourage people to sink their teeth into this beast of a CD: we’re keeping it cheap at just 6 bucks. No skimping on the packaging either, with an extensive 5-color booklet and all the trimmins. GET THIS NOW in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

* Two songs can be downloaded within our 18-track free-2k10-label sampler (along with a bunch of other rad bands)
* Same two songs can be streamed on our Facebook page
* Same two songs are also streamable/downloadable on our Soundcloud page

Besides that label news, we’ve also got a new Robotic Empire t-shirt that we mentioned earlier in the month but needs further attention. Years ago, our Richmond-based friend (and awesome artist) Ryan McLennan designed an t-shirt image for us with two bears tearing apart a robot dear, which went on to become one of the most popular label-shirts we’ve made to date. Now, almost exactly 4 years later, we finally printed up the “sequel” to that shirt.


Illustrated at roughly the same time but only just now finally put to print, we’ve got a “new/old” Ryan McLennan Robotic Empire t-shirt design, and are pretty damn stoked with the results. What’s shown here is a mockup of the actual print (photo coming soon) but we’ve printed this new one in the same color scheme as the first, but with this time a big ass MOOSE smashing apart a robot bear. You can click here for a slightly bigger mockup, and this is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

Besides that much-needed label activity, there is a MASSIVE amount of awesome new items and restocks for this update as well. So much that its hard to even know whereto start, so you may just wanna check out the full list(s) below. Basically we got a killer mountain of stuff from Armageddon (BRAINBOMBS, DROPDEAD, TRAGEDY), Hydra Head (JESU, TORCHE, BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE), glorious Burning World/Roadburn imports (GNAW THEIR TONGUES, HARVESTMAN, NEUROSIS, WINO), Tee Pee (QUEST FOR FIRE, F*ING WRATH) Magic Bullet (GHASTLY CITY SLEEP, MADE OUT OF BABIES, mad restocks) plus the new SADDEST LANDSCAPE split 9″, the outrageous/crazy/limited LANDMINE MARATHON triple-cassette box set (w t f) and the WHITE SH!T 10″ (memz of KARP/BIG BUSINESS/MELVINS/WRANGLER BRUTES/etc), amongst other rad rad stuff. That’s just SOME of the new items, not even touching on alllll the righteous restocks, so sink your teeth into these meaty lists below:

NEW ITEMS:
* All-American Rejects, The – When the World Comes Down – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Delores – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Delores – CHURNED BUTTER COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Delores – PEAT MOSS COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $19.99
* Brainbombs – Singles Vol. 1 12″ (Load) $9.99
* Brainbombs – Urge To Kill 12″ (Load) $9.99
* Daitro – Collected 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Dropdead – Discography 1992-1993 12″ (Armageddon) $9.99
* Dropdead – Self Titled 1993 12″ (Armageddon) $9.99
* Dropdead – Self Titled 1998 12″ (Armageddon) $9.99
* Fire Witch – Japan – GREY COLORED VINYL 10″ (Wantage) $9.99
* F’ing Wrath, The – Terra Fire 12″ (Tee Pee) $9.99
* Ghastly City Sleep – Moondrifts – PURPLE MARBLE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Magic Bullet) $14.99
* Glasses – The Ills of Life 12″ (Vendetta) $12.99
* Gnaw Their Tongues – L’arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante 12″ (Burning World) $24.99
* Harvestman – In A Dark Tongue 2×12″ (Burning World) $24.99
* Jason Simon (Dead Meadow) – Self-Titled 12″ (Tee Pee) $12.99
* Jesu – Heart Ache & Dethroned – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Jesu – Heart Ache & Dethroned – GREY COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Jesu – Heart Ache & Dethroned – WHITE COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Hydra Head) $24.99
* Landmine Marathon – Collection Cassette Box Set (Selfish Satan) $21.99
* Made Out of Babies – The Ruiner – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Neurosis – Live At Roadburn 2×12″ (Roadburn) $29.99
* Quest For Fire – Lights From Paradise 12″ (Tee Pee) $14.99
* Saddest Landscape, The / Pianos Become The Teeth – Split 9″ (Just Say No) $12.99
* This Will Destroy You – Moving on the Edges of Things – PICTURE DISC 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Torche – Songs For Singles – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $14.99
* Tragedy / Totalitar – Split 7″ (Armageddon) $4.99
* Vanessa Van Basten – Closer To The Small / Dark / Door CD (Robotic Empire) $5.99
* Wayward, The – Overexposure – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* White Sh!t – White Shi’ite 10″ (Wantage) $9.99
* Wino – Live At Roadburn 12″ (Roadburn) $23.99

NEW ITEMS: (from 12/09/10)
* Agoraphobic Nosebleed / ANS – Tribute To Gang Green [split] – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 5″ (Tank Crimes) $5.99
* Bodycop – Self-Titled Cassette (Fan Death) $4.99
* Dahmer – 2 Song – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7″ (D7I) $4.99
* Direct Control – Bucktown Hardcore 12″ (Tank Crimes) $9.99
* Greymachine – Disconnected – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sige) $21.99
* Homostupids – Great Music Collection Cassette (Fan Death) $4.99
* Robotic Empire – Moose – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Moose – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Moose – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Moose – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99

RESTOCKS:
* Alpinist – Lichtlaerm 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Big Business – Head For The Shallow 12″ (Hydra Head) $12.99
* Church of Misery – Live at Roadburn 2009 CD (Roadburn) $13.99
* Constants – The Murder of Tom Fitzgerril – 180 GRAM BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Vega Vinyl) $12.99
* Disappearer – The Clearing 2×12″ (Magic Bullet) $15.99
* Doomriders – Black Thunder – AMBER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $14.99
* Earthless – Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky 12″ (Tee Pee) $9.99
* Forensics – Sonic Victimization Unit “Deathscream” Signed/Numbered CD (Magic Bullet) $6.99
* Forensics – You Don’t Have To Win, But You Have To Fight – RED COLORED VINYL 10″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Graf Orlock – Destination Time Today – SKY BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio 830) $14.99
* Kaospilot – Shadows – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Lymbyc Systym – Carved By Glaciers – MARBLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers – BERRY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Majority Rule – Emergency Numbers – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Majority Rule – Interviews With David Frost CD (Magic Bullet) $7.99
* Mewithoutyou – AB Life – CLEAR YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead) $11.99
* Old Man Gloom – Seminar II 2×12″ (Magic Bullet) $19.99
* Oxbow – Songs For The French – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Hydra Head) $9.99
* Pageninetynine / Majority Rule – Split CD (Magic Bullet) $7.99
* This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $10.99
* This Will Destroy You & Lymbyc Systym – Field Studies – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Magic Bullet) $9.99
* Thou / Salome – Our Enemy Civilization [split] 12″ (Vendetta) $12.99
* Wolves In The Throne Room – Live At Roadburn 2008 CD+DVD (Roadburn) $14.99

RESTOCKS: (from 12/09/10)
* A Storm Of Light / Nadja – Primitive North 2×12″+CD AURORA FORGE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skullbong T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skullbong T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skullbong T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skullbong T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Cannabis Corpse – The Weeding CD (Tank Crimes) $7.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Eat Death) $11.99
* Pageninetynine – Family T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Family T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Family T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Family T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* 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 – Owl T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* 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
* Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $10.99

Hot damn! Not a measly update to end the year on, eh? Another hearty “thank-you” is definitely due to all the folks who’ve ordered from us this year and continue to come back for more. Its been a total rollercoaster of a year and we literally could NOT continue to do this without you, as most small/mid-sized distros like ours have faded away due to all the pressures of the world. So it feels really good to still be here, doing our thing… and having folks actually appreciate that means more to us than we can even explain, so THANK YOU so much. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the music, the free stuff we typically throw in with orders and are just generally happy with our little operation. 2011 should be a good one too, and we look forward to all the crazy changes that the rollercoaster of life will continue to bring. Jah bless, peace!

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New/old ROBOTIC EMPIRE t-shirt design, plus lotsa good restocks & new items!

Years ago, our Richmond-based friend (and awesome artist) Ryan McLennan designed an t-shirt image for us with two bears tearing apart a robot dear, which went on to become one of the most popular label-shirts we’ve made to date. Now, almost exactly 4 years later we’ve finally printed up the “sequel” to that shirt.


Illustrated at roughly the same time but only just now finally put to print, we’ve got a “new/old” Ryan McLennan Robotic Empire t-shirt design, and are pretty damn stoked with the results. What’s shown here is a mockup of the actual print (photo coming soon) but we’ve printed this new one in the same color scheme as the first, but with this time a big ass MOOSE smashing apart a robot bear. You can click here for a slightly bigger mockup, and this is available now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

In addition to that new/old design, we’ve also re-printed some other crucial label-related shirts including CANNABIS CORPSE, PG.99 and THOU. Along with those we’ve also nabbed a few new releases and other stuff, including the new ANb / ANS split 5″, terrifying BODYCOP tape, GREYMACHINE debut 2xLP on color wax and some other gnarly jammers. Also back in stock is the Cough / Wounded Kings split 12” we sold out of in a hurry last week! Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Agoraphobic Nosebleed / ANS – Tribute To Gang Green [split] – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 5″ (Tank Crimes) $5.99
* Beau Navire / Carrion Spring / Te Lloraria Un Puto Rio / The Discord of a Forgotten Sketch – Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 8″ (Bear Distro) $6.99
* Bodycop – Self-Titled Cassette (Fan Death) $4.99
* Dahmer – 2 Song – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 7″ (D7I) $4.99
* Direct Control – Bucktown Hardcore 12″ (Tank Crimes) $9.99
* Greymachine – Disconnected – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Sige) $21.99
* Homostupids – Great Music Collection Cassette (Fan Death) $4.99
* Le Kraken – Exalt 12″ (D7I) $14.99
* No Action – Mixed Messages 7″ (Self Released) $4.99
* Robotic Empire – Moose – Size: EXTRA LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Moose – Size: LARGE T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Moose – Size: MEDIUM T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Robotic Empire – Moose – Size: SMALL T-Shirt (Robotic Empire) $14.99

RESTOCKS:
* A Storm Of Light / Nadja – Primitive North 2×12″+CD AURORA FORGE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skullbong T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skullbong T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skullbong T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Cannabis Corpse – Skullbong T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Cannabis Corpse – The Weeding CD (Tank Crimes) $7.99
* Cough / The Wounded Kings – An Introduction To The Black Arts 12” (Forcefield) $9.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: LARGE (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Eat Death) $11.99
* Electric Wizard – Dopethrone T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Eat Death) $11.99
* Pageninetynine – Family T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* Pageninetynine – Family T-Shirt – Size: EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Family T-Shirt – Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Pageninetynine – Family T-Shirt – Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* 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 – Owl T-Shirt – Size: DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE (Robotic Empire) $15.99
* 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
* Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: MEDIUM (Robotic Empire) $10.99
* Thou – Harp Lady T-Shirt Size: SMALL (Robotic Empire) $10.99

That’s it update-wise but also heads up: LAST CHANCE TO DANCE on holiday orders. We’re completely swamped as hell right now and won’t be able to guarantee anything aside of UPS-ground shipping AND ordered by the 10th from here on out. If you order via any other method and/OR after December 10th, no promises on it arriving in time for Xmas. We’ll still be working n’ busting ass non-stop through the entire holidays, but keep in mind the whole postal system and everything goes haywire this time of year, so get in any Xmas orders RIGHT NOW if you definitely need em in time!! THANK YOU!

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Holiday GIVEAWAYS from Robotic Empire, plus European IMPORTS and our first INDIE FILM!


Tis the season… for ROBO GIVEAWAYS! We usually utilize the holidays to make some kinda special offer, and this year we’re giving away free Robo LPs and/or CDs to all orders over 50 bucks. The quick n’ dirty is that if you order $50+ worth of stuff, we’ll toss in 1 free Robotic Empire label-release LP, or 2 free Robotic Empire label-release CDs of YOUR choice. Order $100+ and we double the giveaway… etc. We’re feeling pretty festive too, so list alternatives and maybe you’ll get additional bonus stuff if your order is rad :)

The lists of free stuff available can be found here: LPs / 10″s / 10″+CDs / 9″+CDs / CDs / CDeps
*Other label stuff elsewhere on the site (CD lots / box sets / 2xLPs / etc) do not count for this offer*

Just list the item(s) you’re requesting in the “notes” section at checkout and we’ll do our best to accommodate! Giveaway thing stops at the end of the year.

This would also be a good time to mention CHRISTMAS ORDERS NEED TO BE IN BEFORE DECEMBER 10th! The entire mail system goes insaneo this time of year and in order to make sure your/your loved ones’ stuff arrives in time PLEASE get orders in before December 10th and use UPS shipping. Anything otherwise/afterwards is not guaranteed to arrive in time for XXXmas, although we will be working throughout the entire holiday season.

However, we anticipate spending far more time packing+shipping this month as opposed to emailing, so please don’t write asking about your order’s status. Rest assured we’re busting ass full steam and will get orders out as quickly as possible. No rest for the wicked!

On that sentiment, we’ve just gotten in another round of gnarly new releases & restocks. New jammers include BLACK TUSK‘s Relapse debut full-length (also check out the killer super limited tour-only LP of their first album)… also from Relapse is the mighty COUGH album Ritual Abuse on 2xLP. We blew through the Richmond heathens’ split w/ THE WOUNDED KINGS (and are expecting a restock later this week), so be sure to check out this slow monster of a sophomore album! The reinvigorated HOLY MOUNTAIN showed up again via Euro imports, plus a STARKWEATHER / OVERMARS import split LP, crazy TRAP THEM tape and some other dern good stuff. Restocked CORRUPTED, GEHENNA, PYGMY LUSH, YEAR OF NO LIGHT and some others as well. We’ve also got our first independent movie release up for sale just in time for the holidays. From our hometown of Richmond, VA prepare yourself for THE TAINT!

NEW ITEMS:
* Alpinist – Minus.Mensch 12″ (No Pasaran) $13.99
* Black Tusk – Taste The Sin – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Relapse) $9.99
* Black Tusk – Taste The Sin CD (Relapse) $6.99
* Cough – Ritual Abuse – GREY COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Relapse) $19.99
* Great Falls / Pastor Tonal – Split CD-R (Dead Accents) $9.99
* Holy Mountain, The – Enemies 12″ (No Pasaran) $13.99
* Holy Mountain, The / Cave Canem – Split 7″ (No Pasaran) $4.99
* Mass Sterilization – Punk Sounds Cassette (Kills You) $4.99
* Oak – II 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Overmars / Starkweather – Split 12″ (No Pasaran) $13.99
* Pharaoh – Self-Titled – COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) $4.99
* Rot In Hell – Niu 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Same Sex Dictator – From Beneath You it Devours 12″ (Long Way) $9.99
* Taint, The DVD (Bolson Media) $9.99
* Titan – Sweet Dreams 12″ (Relapse) $9.99
* Trap Them – Filth Rations Cassette (Dead Accents) $5.99
* Unkind – Yhteiskunnan Pikkuvikoja – RED WITH BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″+CD (No Pasaran) $14.99
* Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt – CREAM COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
* Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt – GREY COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $21.99

RESTOCKS:
* Caulfield – Self-Titled 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Corrupted – Paso Inferior CD (Nostalgia Blackrain) $9.99
* Drowning With Our Anchors – Breathing Lessons 7″ (Commodity Fetish) $4.99
* Gehenna – War Of The Sons Of Light & The Suns Of Darkness – BEER COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Gehenna – War Of The Sons Of Light & The Suns Of Darkness – RED SILVER COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) $10.99
* Holy Mountain, The / Cobra Noir – Split – PINK COLORED VINYL 7″ (No Pasaran) $4.99
* Pygmy Lush / Turboslut – Split 12″ (Exotic Fever) $9.99
* Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $21.99
* Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $21.99

Pretty good round of stuff there to keep us busy through the end of another year. Big ups (HUGE ups, really) to everyone who’s supported us this year and/or the ones prior. Its hard to be a small business in this day and age, and to everyone who’s helping keep bread in our ovens: we heartily salute you. Jah bless, everyone!

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