TORCHE – In Return 10"+CD returns (sorta) ! +killer Robotic Empire Online Store updates!

Damn this is a pretty killer update. Although not nearly as massive in size as the last update to the Robotic Empire Online Store from last week, we did get some KILLER stuff in house this week. Here it goes…


The absolutely mammoth TORCHE 10″+CD release In Return… returns (sorta) ! The second pressing of this dual-format release has been in the works for a while now since the first press sold out quickly, but due to its fairly elaborate packaging there were some manufacturing hangups that resulted in the entire pressing of gatefold jacket printwork needing to be REDONE. Bogus to the max, but still worth the wait as the preliminary sample copies we got look and sound stellar! We did the crazy “planets” thing again, and a few other color vinyl variations we’ve never done before as well. Here’s the info for the second pressing of this In Return 10″+CD:

* 400 on “ASTEROID”
* 400 on MAROON SWIRL
* 400 on OPAQUE DARK PINK
* 400 on TRANSLUCENT GREEN SWIRL
* 200 on TRANSLUCENT RED w/ BLUE “PLANETS”
* 200 on CLEAR w/ BLACK “PLANETS”

It sure doesn’t feel like it, but it’s been three years since TORCHE‘s eponymous debut, and now they return with a blistering new release fittingly titled, well, In Return. This monstrous, seven-song, 20-minute EP pushes TORCHE‘s musical extremes even further as the “poppy” songs are far more catchy, and the “heavy” songs are infinitely more crushing. The band continues to explore every side of their multi-faceted personas, presenting their darkest, heaviest and most infectious work to date!

In Return is also Robotic Empire’s most obsessively ridiculous packaging yet; a beautiful full-color John Baizley design as a gatefold 10″ jacket with a printed innersleeve and a die-cut that holds the companion CD in place, all housed in a thick mylar bag with a two-color sticker. Yep, this deluxe colored vinyl comes with a musically-identical CD counterpart so you don’t have to deal with any digital download hassles if you simply want this thing on your computer. However, you’ll definitely appreciate the physical nature of this true beast once you see and hear TORCHE‘s absolutely massive new release, as this truly is the most over the top packaging we’ve done to date!

Sorry for the $1.00 price increase though, we underestimated how much bubble wrap we needed last time and these are costlier to mail than we initially realized. And just to reiterate: WE DO NOT HAVE THESE YET, so if you order this, your order will not ship out until the end of November. Please feel free to order other stuff along with this, but we will wait and ship out the full order once the TORCHE re-press finally arrives!


Along with this killer re-press, the Robotic Empire Online Store has a nice batch of new vinyl (color and otherwise) that we’ve added to the site this week. We also managed to convince the way-ahead-of-their-time band LOFTUS to send us some copies of their crucial CD and 7″ release. The MELT BANANA 6″ repress (on color) just came in… and the debut THOU LP is also absolutely mind-blowing. Here’s all the new additions and restocks for this past week:

* Behold The Arctopus – “Skullgrind – WHITE w/ SPLATTER COLORED VINYL” 12″+CD (Blackmarket Activities) – $16.00
* Behold The Arctopus – “Skullgrind – RED w/ SPLATTER COLORED VINYL” 12″+CD (Blackmarket Activities) – $16.00
* Beware Of Safety – “It Is Curtains – CLEAR w/ SPLATTER COLORED VINYL” 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) – $15.00
* Beware Of Safety – “It Is Curtains – HALF RED / HALF BLACK COLORED VINYL” 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) – $15.00
* Beware Of Safety – “It Is Curtains – RED w/ BLACK HAZE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) – $15.00
* Coffin Dancer / Kidcrash – “30505 [split]” 10″ (Denovali) – $12.00
* Dead Seraphim – “Discography” CD (Electric Human Proj.) – $9.00
* Devices / Critic, The – “Split – LIME GREEN COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Attack Now) – $6.00
* Forensics / Textbook Traitors – “Split – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Electric Human Proj.) – $12.00
* Heartwarmer – “Honeymoon – PURPLE COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Gasping For Breath) – $12.00
* If These Trees Could Talk – “Self-Titled” 12″ (The Mylene Sheath) – $14.00
* Kidcrash – “Jokes – RED COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Denovali) – $14.00
* La Quiete / Louise Cyphere – “Split – RED COLORED VINYL” 10″ (Electric Human Proj.) – $10.00
* La Quiete / Louise Cyphere – “Split – YELLOW COLORED VINYL” 10″ (Electric Human Proj.) – $10.00
* Loftus – “Hugs And Drugs” CD (Monarchy) – $10.00
* Loftus – “Self-Titled [w/ cover] – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Self Released) – $6.00
* Loftus – “Self-Titled [w/out cover] – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Self Released) – $6.00
* Loftus – “Self-Titled [w/out cover] – CLEAR COLORED VINYL” 7″ (Self Released) – $6.00
* Logs – “Demo” 7″ (Denovali) – $7.00
* Melt Banana – “666 – SKY BLUE COLORED VINYL” 6″ (Level Plane) – $6.66
* Thou – “Tyrant” 12″ (One Eye) – $14.00
* Torche – “In Return – ASTEROID COLORED VINYL” 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “In Return – MAROON SWIRL COLORED VINYL” 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “In Return – OPAQUE DARK PINK COLORED VINYL” 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “In Return – TRANSLUCENT GREEN SWIRL COLORED VINYL” 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $15.00
* Torche – “In Return – TRANSLUCENT RED w/ BLUE PLANETS COLORED VINYL” 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $17.00
* Torche – “In Return – CLEAR w/ BLACK PLANETS COLORED VINYL” 10″+CD (Robotic Empire) – $17.00
* Ultra Dolphins – “Why Are You Laugh – HIGHLIGHTER COLORED VINYL” 12″ (Robotic Empire) – $10.00
* Unearthly Trance – “In the Red / Live in Belgium” Cassette (Heart Break Beat) – $10.00

Thanks for keeping us busy, and international folks… we’ll do our best to answer your quote-request emails soon (sorry for delays). Thanks again, peace!

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