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JESU / BATTLE OF MICE split 12"/CD & VERSE EN COMA 10"+CD both out now!


Several years in the making, the long-awaited JESU / BATTLE OF MICE split is finally available! Even though it took a while, we’re beyond stoked to be the ones releasing this, and each band contributes two exclusive, lengthy tracks on this limited edition release. JESU showcases “Clear Stream” and “Falling From Grace”, two pieces towards the darker end of the spectrum created under the JESU moniker. BATTLE OF MICE deliver the two most sinister songs they’ve recorded, “The Bishop” and “Yellow & Black”. Along with the vocally infamous Julie Christmas, here lies the vocal debut of Josh Graham, which preludes his work in A STORM OF LIGHT and fits as an appropriate segue. Heavier than the material found on their A Day Of Nights debut yet more dynamic overall, these two final (?) tracks from BATTLE OF MICE compliment the JESU material well. While both bands utilize traditional “heavy” music instruments, they are also unified by usage of keys, atmospherics, and general unique elements thrown in to vary it all.

We pressed these as both vinyl and CD releases, separate for a change. Each format is limited to a one-time pressing of 2000 copies. The CD comes house in a mini-gatefold jacket that mimics the larger LP gatefold jacket well. This vinyl is all colored to some degree, broken down in the following quantities:

* 500 copies on semi-translucent SILVER (silver mixed with clear)
* 500 copies on BLACK with 1/4th SILVER SPLATTER
* 500 copies on CLEAR/BLACK mix (mostly looks black until you hold it up to the light)
* 500 copies on ORANGE/CLEAR mix

These can be found now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store, and should start showing up in stores and distros this week as well.


Also finally available after many years in the making is the VERSE EN COMA debut 10″+CD, Rialto! Somewhere between the present day and unfortunate endings of CITY OF CATERPILLAR, PG.99 and MALADY, a “lost” recording was created but shelved for several years. Five dynamic tracks that collided with both artistic and industry red tape comprise the incredible VERSE EN COMA debut, Rialto. These delays hinder absolutely nothing though, as the power and sheer intensity behind these songs is borderline overwhelming. Unique, passionate and soaring vocals compliment the effects-laden screaming guitarwork and air-tight rhythm section. Coupled with distinctive song-structure and 5+ minute tracks, VERSE EN COMA‘s debut is a downright substantial EP. Both digital CD and analog vinyl formats are coupled together in a gatefold jacket to add to the weight of this release. The pressing info for this one is as follows:

* 700 copies on BLACK
* 200 copies on TAN
* 100 copies on WHITE w/ BLUE STREAKS

This release can also be found now in the Robotic Empire – Online Store, and should start showing up in stores and distros this week too. Two songs from this release can be heard here.

In addition to these two new releases, we’ve had a fairly massive influx of KILLER new items and restocks in our Online Store. One main item to point out is the HELMS ALEE “self titled” demo on CD, which is a limited prelude to their debut Night Terror album we’ll be releasing on wax in the near future. Other key stuff we’ve stocked are new vinyl and cassette releases from Richmond’s BRAINWORMS, both THOU full-lengths on CD, new CEREMONY CD, and the incredible new PYGMY LUSH, COFFINS and BORIS albums on vinyl.

In the surprising “blast from the past” category, the long-awaited (but minimally packaged) PORTRAITS OF PAST discography CD is finally here. We also scored some ancient CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION 7″s, the insanely elaborate old Deadly Sins 4×7″ comp box set with DAMAD, CATHARSIS, RUINATION, UNRUH (and more), and the old ENEMY SOIL Live at Fiesta Grande flexi 7″! Those things aren’t even made anymore. The first BREATHER RESIST recordings on vinyl (both as picture discs… one shaped like a casket) are also here too, along with the very last of those 10-year-old BONGZILLA 7″s we got back in May (that flew out overnight). Here’s the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Arse Moreira / Kidcrash – Split 5″ (Escucha) – $9.99
* Battle Of Mice / Jesu – Split – BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $15.99
* Battle Of Mice / Jesu – Split – CLEAR/BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $15.99
* Battle Of Mice / Jesu – Split – ORANGE/CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $15.99
* Battle Of Mice / Jesu – Split – SILVER/CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $15.99
* Battle Of Mice / Jesu – Split CD (Robotic Empire) – $11.99
* Behead The Prophet – Making Craters 7″ (Outpunk) – $4.99
* Boris – Smile 2×12″ (Southern Lord) – $24.99
* Born Against – Battle Hymns 12″ (Prank) – $10.99
* Born Against – Nine Patriotic Hymns 12″ (Prank) – $10.99
* Bossk – .1/.2 – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Garden Of Exile) – $19.99
* Botch – Unifying Themes Redux – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Garden Of Exile) – $19.99
* Brainworms – Self-Titled Cassette (People’s Republic) – $4.99
* Brainworms – Which Is Worse – 180 Gram VINYL 12″ (Rorschach) – $14.99
* Brainworms – Which Is Worse – PINK ICE BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Rorschach) – $14.99
* Brainworms / Tubers – Split – GREEN COLORED VINYL 7″ (Rorschach) – $4.99
* Breather Resist – Only In The Morning – PICTURE DISC 10″ (King Of The Monsters) – $9.99
* Breather Resist – Patent Cruciform – CASKET SHAPED PICTURE DISC 10″ (King Of The Monsters) – $9.99
* Ceremony – Still, Nothing Moves You CD (Bridge 9) – $11.99
* Coffins – Buried Death 12″ (20 Buck Spin) – $9.99
* Creation Is Crucifixion – Dethrone or Devour 7″ (Hater of God) – $4.99
* Die Young – Loss – GREY COLORED VINYL 7″ (A389) – $4.99
* Endless Blockade – Primitive 12″ (20 Buck Spin) – $9.99
* Enemy Soil – Live at Fiesta Grande 7″ (Clean Plate) – $4.99
* Enemy Soil – The Ruins of Eden CD (Clean Plate) – $9.99
* Frightener – Guillotine – RED BLACK SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12″ (A389) – $10.99
* Ghostlimb – Bearings and Distance – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $14.99
* Ghostlimb – Bearings and Distance – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $14.99
* Giants – Old Stories CD (Cavity) – $9.99
* Grey Ghost – Self-Titled – BROWN COLORED VINYL 10″ (Copper Lung) – $9.99
* Grey Ghost – Self-Titled – GREEN COLORED VINYL 10″ (Copper Lung) – $9.99
* Hellchild / Word Salad – Split 10″ (Hater of God) – $9.99
* Helms Alee – Self-Titled CD (Broken Press) – $7.99
* Hewhocorrupts – Microeconomics – GOLD COLORED VINYL 7″ (Gilead Media) – $6.99
* His Hero Is Gone – Fifteen Counts Of Arson 12″ (Prank) – $9.99
* His Hero Is Gone – Monuments To Thieves 12″ (Prank) – $9.99
* In First Person / Storm The Bastille – Split – PINK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Protagonist) – $10.99
* Ion Dissonance – Minus the Herd – SILVER BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Garden Of Exile) – $14.99
* Ion Dissonance – Minus the Herd 12″ (Garden Of Exile) – $14.99
* Kung Fu Rick – Fragments of The Past Time 2xCD (625 Thrashcore) – $9.99
* Monarcs / Osceola – Split – WHITE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Escucha) – $5.99
* Moral Crux – Pop Culture Assassins – BLACK WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Jailhouse) – $11.99
* Moral Crux – Pop Culture Assassins – BLUE WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Jailhouse) – $11.99
* Moral Crux – Self-Titled – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Jailhouse) – $12.99
* Moral Crux – Self-Titled – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Jailhouse) – $12.99
* Moral Crux – Self-Titled – RED BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Jailhouse) – $12.99
* Moral Crux – Self-Titled – PINK WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Jailhouse) – $12.99
* Of Sinking Ships – Self-Titled – GREY COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) – $10.99
* Off Minor – Innominate 12″ (Golden Brown) – $9.99
* Pink Lincolns – Back From The Pink Room – RED WITH BLACK COLORED VINYL 12″ (Jailhouse) – $12.99
* Pink Lincolns – Back From The Pink Room – PINK WITH WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Jailhouse) – $12.99
* Portraits Of Past – Discography CD (Ebullition) – $9.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mt.Hope – CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $14.99
* Pygmy Lush – Mt.Hope – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $14.99
* Pyramids – Through the Hourglass CD (Protagonist) – $8.99
* Slumlords – Self-Titled – PICTURE DISC 12″ (A389) – $9.99
* Suffocate for Fuck Sake – Self-Titled CD (Escucha) – $9.99
* Swallow The Sun – Hope – GREEN BLACK COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Garden Of Exile) – $19.99
* Swallow The Sun – Hope – BLACK VINYL 2×12″ (Garden Of Exile) – $19.99
* This Quiet Army – Unconquered CD (Foreshadow) – $8.99
* Thou – Peasant CD (Autopsy Kitchen) – $10.99
* Towers – Self-Titled Cassette (Protagonist) – $5.99
* Tzadikim Nistarim – 1 Sided – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 7″ (Communique) – $4.99
* Verse En Coma – Rialto – BLACK VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Verse En Coma – Rialto – TAN COLORED VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Verse En Coma – Rialto – WHITE w/ BLUE STREAKS COLORED VINYL 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $14.99
* Various Artists – Deadly Sins – 4×7″ Box Set (Hater of God) – $10.99

RESTOCKS:
* A Scanner Darkly – Self-Titled CDep (Gilead Media) – $8.00
* Ampere – All Our Tomorrows End Today – BLUE COLORED VINYL 10″ (Ebullition) – $10.99
* Ampere / Sinaloa – Split 12″ (Ebullition) – $11.99
* Ampere / Sinaloa – Split CD (Ebullition) – $9.99
* Anaal Nathrakh – Eschaton – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Garden Of Exile) – $14.99
* Belegost / The Sea Like Lead – Split CD (Electric Human Project) – $9.00
* Black Shape of Nexus – Self-Titled 12” (Adagio830) – $12.00
* Bongzilla – Hemp for Victory – GREEN COLORED VINYL 7” (Chrome Peeler) – $6.99
* Cave In – Perfect Pitch Black – BLACK VINYL 12″ (Garden Of Exile) – $15.00
* Coffins – The Other Side Of Blasphemy CD (20 Buck Spin) – $10.00
* Coffins / The Arm And Sword Of A Bastard God – Split CD (20 Buck Spin) – $9.99
* Comadre – Burn Your Bones 12″ (Adagio830) – $15.00
* Forstella Ford / Life Detecting Coffins – Split 12″ (Level Plane) – $14.00
* Graves At Sea – Documents Of Grief CD (20 Buck Spin) – $10.00
* Haram – Drescher – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Adagio830) – $15.00
* Indricothere – Self-Titled – BLACK VINYL 12”+CD (Gilead Media) – $12.99
* Indricothere – Self-Titled – BLUE COLORED VINYL 12”+CD (Gilead Media) – $12.99
* Indricothere – Self-Titled – GREEN COLORED VINYL 12”+CD (Gilead Media) – $12.99
* Kayo Dot / Bloody Panda – Split – COLORED VINYL 12″ (Holy Roar) – $17.99
* Mewithoutyou – AB Life – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Gilead Media) – $11.99
* Monarcs – Apocalyptic Bebop CDep (Escucha) – $7.00
* Mouth of the Architect – The Ties That Blind 2×12″ (Gilead Media) – $14.99
* Nadja – Corrasion CD (Foreshadow) – $6.00
* North – What You Were CD (Cavity) – $7.99
* Ocean, The – Precambrian – COLORED VINYL 3×12″ (Throne) – $39.99
* Orchid – Chaos Is Me – YELLOW COLORED VINYL 12″ (Ebullition) – $11.99
* Orchid – Chaos Is Me / Dance Tonight CD (Ebullition) – $9.99
* Orchid – Dance Tonight, Revolution Tomorrow – BLUE COLORED VINYL 10″ (Ebullition) – $10.99
* Orchid – Self-Titled CD (Ebullition) – $9.99
* Sea of Thousand – The Church of Total Collapse CD (State of Mind) – $8.00
* Souvenir’s Young America – September Songs 12″ (Protagonist) – $10.00
* This Ship Will Sink / Is This Real – Split 7” (McCarthyism) – $6.00
* Thou – Tyrant CD (Gilead Media) – $10.99
* Who Calls So Loud – Self-Titled – COLORED VINYL 2×10” (Adagio830) – $13.99
* Yaphet Kotto – The Killer Was In The Government CD (Ebullition) – $8.99

That just about sums it up for this time around. We’re still waiting for our copies of TORCHE‘s Meanderthal on vinyl, but at least you can now find it in some stores and online distros. Another post will be made when we finally get our copies in-house.

One last thing to note is that we’ve got some mailorder guys out on tour right now, so please allow at least a couple of weeks for your order to be shipped out. We have it pretty clear on our site to allow roughly 3-4 weeks for your order to arrive, but it seems like a lot of folks get antsy and can’t wait that long. If you can’t wait that long, please get our stuff from other locations. We are a small operation and WILL get you your stuff, but probably not quite as fast as amazon.com. The flipside of that coin is that you’re supporting a family-run business that totally appreciates your support and are stoked to get you new music, as quickly as we can.

Thanks for reading all this, peace!

- Robotic Empire – Online Store

VERSE EN COMA post new track, announce release details

VERSE EN COMA post new track, announce release details

Many years in the making, the long-awaited VERSE EN COMA debut, “Rialto”, will finally see the light of day on August 12th, 2008. This five-track 10″+CD has seen innumerable delays and almost seemed doomed at times. Despite consistent hurdles though, this impressive debut is finally completed. A second song has been posted from the release, and can be heard now at the band’s myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/VerseEnComa

In addition, the track listing and cover art can be found below:


1. Through Ice Patches And Pine Trees
2. Disappearing Glaciers
3. In A Factory
4. Tiny Speakers
5. DCC Cassette

VERSE EN COMA "Rialto" Release Date Set, New Track Posted


Somewhere between the present day and unfortunate endings of PG.99, CITY OF CATERPILLAR and MALADY, a “lost” recording was created but shelved for several years. Five dynamic tracks that collided with both artistic and industry red tape comprise the VERSE EN COMA debut release, “Rialto”. Finally though the dust has settled, the hurdles have all been jumped and “Rialto” will finally see the light of day as a dual-format 10″+CD release through Robotic Empire.

VERSE EN COMA was formed by the songwriting backbone of MALADY (Jeff Kane, Kevin Longendyke, Jonathan Moore) and joined by DARKEST HOUR/CITY OF CATERPILLAR drummer (Ryan Parrish) and multi-talented vocalist Brian Markham. Most of the songs were written towards the end of MALADY but re-vamped and enhanced with the joining of Parrish and Markham to the group. The results are an impressive and varied recording, which was engineered and executed by the band themselves over a several-year period.

A newly mastered track from “Rialto” can now be heard online through the band’s myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/VerseEnComa

Addressing the delays, quote Moore: “I can’t wait for it to come out. Thanks for all your patience and I hope we turn a few heads with this one.”

Although there will not be pre-orders for this release, the VERSE EN COMA‘s debut 10″+CD “Rialto” will be available August 12th, 2008.