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The Archivist launches newest wave of releases


The Archivist and Robotic Empire are happy to announce the next round of digital releases newly available across the main download+streaming services (iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc). A dozen more albums and EPs are live now:

* Cloacal Kiss – Easter (originally released by Arclight Communications in 2002, members of The Sawtooth Grin and Virulence)
* Employer, Employee – Discography (combines the late 90’s early-00’s sic[sic] album and Mother Spain 7″, all physical editions and 2010 discography now out of print)
* Forstella Ford – Quietus (originally released by Level Plane in 2001)
* Forstella Ford – Retrospective (17 track collection release, originally released by Level Plane in 2003)
* Forstella Ford – Well Versed in Deception (their final album, originally released by One Day Savior in 2003)
* Harkonen – Harkonen (their debut album, originally released by Wreck Age in 1999. pre-Helms Alee)
* Hassan I Sabbah – Hassan I Sabbah EP (originally released as a limited 7″ by Robodog Records in 2000)
* Lickgoldensky – Lickgoldensky (their final album, originally released by Level Plane in 2004)
* Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Love Lost But Not Forgotten (originally released by Happy Couples Never Last in 2000)
* Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Upon the Right, I Saw a New Misery (originally released by Happy Couples Never Last in 2002)
* The Now – The Now EP (Neil Perry/Joshua Fit For Battle side project, originally released by Robodog/Robotic Empire in 2001)
* Various Artists – Drum Machine Madness EP (Grind comp w/ Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Wadge, Nemo, Pilgrim Fetus and Alien Crucifixion, originally released by Robodog/Robotic Empire in 2003)

Love-Luster-600px-rectangleIn addition to these 12 classic out of print titles now made available widespread, Robotic Empire is excited to announce digital pre-orders for Tideland‘s latest album, Love Luster:


Set for release on Friday, August 21st, Tideland’s Love Luster sees these Virginian masters of grungepunkalternativerock in their finest (half)hour. Album pre-orders include immediate download of the hypnotic opening downer “All I Know” (recently premiered via Noisey/Vice), along with the catchy upbeat banger “Let Me In”.

Digital pre-orders for Tideland’s Love Luster are also available via Robotic Empire’s Bandcamp page:


A lengthy list of direct links to this latest round of 12 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:


Cloacal Kiss – Easter:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/easter/id1023535949
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5MAInsRyfQeWQicxeeDQV5
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Easter-Cloacal-Kiss/dp/B012TSCMG0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Cloacal_Kiss_Easter? id=Bpsyku75dzsvf73wodft46mndvu
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/easter

Employer, Employee – Discography:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/discography/id990819336
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/6znG4DU4iXR6KAzp3kjHJF
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Discography-Employee-Employer/dp/B00WVUGN1W
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Employer_Employee_Discography?id=B5uefvb3cg2sy2k34pfg6nqzdbu
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/employer-employee-discography

Forstella Ford – Quietus:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/quietus/id978566937
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1zAYUufaBx5OgrC4R2o1w5
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Quietus-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V2BVOC4
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Quietus?id=Bswmcxz3kdrohbe3beldspp42sq
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/quietus

Forstella Ford – Retrospective:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/retrospective/id978574191
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5RYyIcO2jlLds4L5qo2u80
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Retrospective-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V28IBOQ
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Retrospective?id=Buncmpqwkmqp5sa7yi7claom4si
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/retrospective

Forstella Ford – Well Versed in Deception:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/well-versed-in-deception/id978561716
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/49zONLrPtBAWRMZvPwcmTj
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Well-Versed-Deception-Forstella-Ford/dp/B00V28C0YS
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Forstella_Ford_Well_Versed_in_Deception?id=B62troj5t6cjzfik5twypobzpka
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/well-versed-in-deception

Harkonen – Harkonen:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/harkonen/id998835815
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4cUa8HW8sN0IHtiyhdJ6m7
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Harkonen/dp/B00XZSOQFE
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Harkonen_Harkonen?id=Bwiplyrsbx4mlcn4l7xnowqjo7a
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/harkonen

Hassan I Sabbah – Hassan I Sabbah EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hassan-i-sabbah-ep/id904491989
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4geb1Uikw2ggCeeMcJnjx9
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Hassan-I-Sabbah/dp/B00MANOHO0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Hassan_I_Sabbah_Hassan_I_Sabbah?id=B5ujvze7uln3wiaxhtukosvwzbm
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/hassan-i-sabbah-self-titled-7

Lickgoldensky – Lickgoldensky:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lickgoldensky/id997700053
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/0NPPaKJ3yC5kxqAbP0L8MR
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Lickgoldensky/dp/B00XZSUBUI
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Lickgoldensky_Lickgoldensky?id=B3fk2w5bkcie4mwxl6l37nhmozy
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/lickgoldensky

Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Love Lost But Not Forgotten:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-lost-but-not-forgotten/id1002533431
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/60SmcsSwobnb1TEx2YicmR
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Love-Lost-but-Not-Forgotten/dp/B00YQXJ8UU
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/album?id=Be732uehcbhrjpy7xd7zcsc5p6u
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/love-lost-but-not-forgotten

Love Lost But Not Forgotten – Upon the Right, I Saw a New Misery:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/upon-right-i-saw-new-misery/id1002599980
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/59ayHV4orWRseWJnAmhabN
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Upon-Right-Saw-Misery-Explicit/dp/B00YZR5ZE0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/album?id=Bn2bejj7344jinr52wfegtlq6by
* Bandcamp – https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/upon-the-right-i-saw-a-new-misery

The Now – The Now EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-now-ep/id882958208
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4opVpNfXQnFXikfyl6ium3
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KNWWTIG
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Ba4nqm226tyq6d4opctxouv3qmy
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/the-now-self-titled-ep

Various Artists – Drum Machine Madness EP:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drum-machine-madness-ep/id988357189
* Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5xO65qNO1EwCAtudVP1xlt
* Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Drum-Machine-Madness-Various-artists/dp/B00WFO5XL0
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Various_Artists_Drum_Machine_Madness?id=B6hosc2gruh63oz6wj5yc4gue2y
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-drum-machine-madness-comp

The first 15 digital releases from The Archivist launched less than 6 months ago as a method to make widespread availability of influential and inspiring music that may not otherwise reach fans worldwide. This included material from City of Caterpillar, Forcefedglass (mem Converge), Idolands (mem Daughters), Joshua Fit For Battle, Majority Rule, Riddle of Steel (pre-Tilts/Torche), Transistor Transistor, Welcome The Plague Year and Wraith (Capsule/Wrong/ex-Kylesa member Eric Hernandez side project).

The initial announcement and full list of those releases along with all relevant links can be found here:


CAVE IN’s The Sacrifice Poles vinyl finally available + lots of great distro titles!

caveinspread700pxwebWe are thrilled to announce the availability of CAVE IN‘s elusive mid-period album The Sacrifice Poles, which Robodog Records originally released on CD back in 2001. Comprised entirely of instrumental 4-track recordings from 1998-2000, The Sacrifice Poles sees CAVE IN heavily experimenting during writing blocks between Until Your Heart Stops and Jupiter. Largely unlike either release due to the creative process, the album remains unmistakably “Cave In” and is a surprising window into one of rock music’s most amazing transitions.

Aside from “Brain Candle Waltz”, all material has stayed exclusive to this release and we are thrilled to finally present it on vinyl, over 13 years later. Aaron Turner’s stark original artwork and layout has been meticulously re-created from archived artist proofs, for a 5-color silkscreened LP jacket printed by brethren at Broken Press.

All audio for both vinyl and digital formats has been separately remastered by James Plotkin in 2014 for a warmer, fuller sound. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies, 300 were made on translucent blue vinyl and 200 on black vinyl. All LP copies include a high quality digital download.

This officially drops on May 27th but we’re too damn stoked and have put up our mailorder copies now! iTunes and other digital services will have this on the 27th as well.

* Order CAVE IN‘s The Sacrifice Poles LP now at the Robotic Empire – Online Store
* Pre-order the digital version of CAVE IN‘s The Sacrifice Poles via iTunes or our Bandcamp

Once track from each side of the vinyl are also available to preview via Soundcloud:

Beyond that awesome release, we have acquired a gnarly plethora of new vinyl and cassettes for the Robotic Empire – Online Store, including a bunch of rad tunes from former Robo alumni.

On the new release tip we’ve got new stuff from THE BODY, CULT LEADER (3/4ths of powerhouse GAZA), DECADES/FAILURES (Adam from STOP IT!!‘s excellent dark solo material), DOC‘s killer 12″ (with MAGRUDERGRIND drummer Chris Moore), DOOMRIDERS bringing the thunder, two MOUNTAINS LPs, a new self-released NADJA 7″ seeing them in a new aggressive light, plenty of THOU vinyl as their prolific roar rolls on, TOUCHE AMORE‘s new one for all the sad souls and way more.

As for restocks, it’s much of the same plus the two latest long players from CONVERGE, GRAILS self-released reissues of their two first LPs (initially released by Robo/Neurot), HELMS ALEE‘s rare old debut 1-sided 12″ (amazing we got more of these), LITURGY‘s polarizing Aesthetica 2LP, an expanded TRAP THEM 12″ and a trifecta of double-LPs from YEAR OF NO LIGHT.

HEAPS of good stuff, here are the full lists:

* Body, The – Christs, Redeemers Cassette (At A Loss) $6.99
* Cave In – The Sacrifice Poles 12″ – BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Cave In – The Sacrifice Poles 12″ – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $16.99
* Cult Leader – Nothing For Us Here 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Decades / Failures – Self-Titled Cassette (Dead Tank) $4.99
* DOC – Decomposition Fantsay 12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Rorschach) $15.99
* Doomriders – Grand Blood 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Elsinors – Dreams of Youth 12″ (Dead Tank) $9.99
* Hexis – Abalam 12″ (Music Fear Satan) $9.99
* Koen Holtkamp – Motion 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $11.99
* Landing – Self-Titled 12″ (Geographic North) $18.99
* Mountains – Centralia 2×12″ – BROWN COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $21.99
* Mountains – Mountains, Mountains, Mountains 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Nadja – Tangled 7″ (Broken Spine) $7.99
* Thou / Cower – Split 12″ (Nuestra Lengua) $11.99
* Thou / The Body – Released From Love 12″ (Vinyl Rites) $10.99
* Tinniens – Dub Guns Cassette (Geographic North) $5.99
* Touche Amore – Is Survived By 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99

* Body, The – All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood 2×12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $19.99
* Body, The – Master, We Perish 12″ (At A Loss) $10.99
* Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
* Converge – Axe To Fall 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Grails – Redlight 12″ (Pamilco) $14.99
* Grails – The Burden of Hope 12″ (Pamilco) $14.99
* Helms Alee – Self-Titled 1-Sided 12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Rome Plow) $14.99
* Huata – Atavist Of Mann 2×12″ – RED COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Liturgy – Aesthethica 2×12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $21.99
* Mountains – Air Museum 12″ – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Thrill Jockey) $14.99
* Thou – To The Chaos Wizard Youth 10″ (Howling Mine) $12.99
* Trap Them – SÈance Prime: The Complete Recordings 12″ (Deathwish) $10.99
* Year Of No Light – Ausserwelt 2×12″ – DARK BLUE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Year Of No Light – Nord 2×12″ – WHITE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $20.99
* Year Of No Light – Vampry 2×12″ (Music Fear Satan) $20.99

That wraps it up! Long awaited CAVE IN release plus new tunes and restocks of significant proportions!

Get into it all at the Robotic Empire – Online Store.