July 26, 2005
We are stoked to let you know that TORCHE's phenomenal Self-Titled album is now available on vinyl! We pressed 1200 copies of this badass debut: 130 of which are on "starburst" (orange w/ yellow streaks), 170 on opaque orange, and 900 copies on solid black.
For those who haven't heard the glorious TORCHE just yet, they are a massively heavy band with gigantic, monolithic riffs accompanied by soaring, harmonized vocals. Simultaneously catchy and pummeling, these guys are truly a unique band in this overflowing world of independent heavy music. You can hear MP3s here or here too. Here are some photos of the colored vinyl:
We also just received the second in our series of awesome t-shirt designs from BARONESS guitarist/vocalist John Baizley, this time for TORCHE:
Forgive the crappyness of our digital camera, this thing is indeed beautiful in reality. You can check out a more detailed graphic of the artwork here. But yeah, as we said this is the second in the Baizley series and like his design for the Robotic Empire shirt, this is red and white ink on black 50/50 shirts (Fruit of the Loom this time) and the print is again MASSIVE. 15" tall by 10" wide of amazingly detailed artwork, and we can't wait to see what he comes up with for the Magrudergrind/Shitstorm split CD/LP artwork (to be released this fall).
We're on a roll with new t-shirts, and got another label design printed up too:
This Love Virginia design is also printed on 50/50 Fruit of the Loom T-Shirts, available in two color schemes: yellow on "kelly" green, and red on "chocolate" brown. Check out the detail of the green version, and the brown version.
And finally, the new reissue of A LIFE ONCE LOST's breakthrough CDep The Fourth Plague: Flies is now available directly from us, two weeks prior to it's official street date of August 9th. This is basically the same thing as the original, but with some really intricate and awesome new artwork from ISIS's Aaron Turner and some mastering tweaks from PIG DESTROYER's Scott Hull. For those who have never heard this release, but may already be familiar with the band, it's an almost entirely different style and era of their existence, playing a pioneering blend of metal, hardcore and grind. Less math-metal than their new HUNTER album, this EP really helped put this Philly band on the map and they've worked hard to get where they are today (Ferret, SOTU, etc). We're proud to have helped with the release this pivotal EP and highly encourage you to check it out if you haven't already.
Besides all of this awesome stuff, there have been some recent new additions and restocks from Gregor Samsa, Stop It!! and many non-Virginian bands as well. We have a LOT going on over the course of the next year so any and all orders are totally appreciated. Please check out our Online Store for all of the pricing and ordering info, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
July 14, 2005
We are proud to unleash Robotic Empire's first label t-shirt!! Designed by the mighty John Baizley of Baroness, this two color shirt is so insanely detailed we can hardly believe how awesome it turned out. The print is huge too, 15" tall by 10" wide, and all in all this thing is just AWESOME looking. These are printed on 50/50 Jerzees shirts and this is the first in a series of designs Mr. Baizley is doing for Robotic Empire!
This shirt costs $12.00 postage paid (in the US) and can be ordered through our Online Store. Sizes available are YL, S, M, L and XL. Also, you can click here for a closer detail of the artwork. Up next in the series: TORCHE