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Robotic Empire is STACKED. Lets juice things up, make some room AND get weird with it: CUSTOM CARE PACKAGES now available!!!
37 backers pledged $1,515 to help bring this project to life.

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To prepare for a multitude of upcoming releases & some overall storage issues, we have decided to make "CUSTOM ROBOTIC EMPIRE CARE PACKS"!!!

After getting increasing amounts of requests from mailorder customers for us to draw stuff on their sales receipts or record mailers, we've decided to up the ante on this mamma jamma! The pledgers of this Kickstarter campaign will receive completely unique, one-off mailorder packages specifically enhanced by YOUR drawing requests.

To make these custom care packages, we're requesting you turn your imagination into overdrive and request interesting and/or FUN stuff for us to enhance your packages. Wanna see a mystic wizard riding a unicorn? YOU GOT IT. Maybe a bear wrestling a shark? EVEN BETTER. How about a dinosaur in a Robotic Empire shirt headbanging to TORCHE while shredding a gnarly skateboard!? YOU RULE.

Basically, whatever kinda crazyness you want us to conjure on your box, sales receipt or wherever else we can... we're down to make this party happen your way. Above is one design of the TILTS custom test press sleeves (from our first Kickstarter campaign earlier this year).

If you're wondering what's INSIDE these glorious care packages, well we've got a massive variety of stuff we're offering at fairly INSANE prices ONLY for this Kickstarter campaign. We're doing this in hopes of getting what we consider to be great music out there, make a few bucks in the process, and hopefully brightening up your day with a fun customized package.

Most of what's for sale here is being sold well BELOW COST. There is no profit being made on any of the CDs, and we're actually taking a hit to get this music spread out there!

Start a distro, stock up on gifts, get yourself and some friends a new collection of tunes, load up on art-project materials... get weird with it! We're trying to keep this fun and entertaining, all while spreading some dang good tunes in the process! All proceeds from this are going directly back into the Robotic Empire label to keep new music coming, as we've got a heavy release schedule the rest of the year.

HERE'S THE CRAZYNESS WE'RE OFFERING TO FILL THOSE CUSTOM PARTY PACKAGES!!!:

$10 gets ya any TEN of the following:

1. A Life Once Lost - The Fourth Plague: Flies CDep
2. As The Sun Sets - Each Individual Voice Is Dead In The Silence CD
3. Crestfallen - Self-Titled CDep
4. Crippler Cross Face - Where Did We Put That Dead Horse CDep
5. Crowpath - Old Cuts and Blunt Knives CD
6. Daughters - Canada Songs CD
7. Dial - Self-Titled CDep
8. Ghastly City Sleep - Self-Titled CD
9. Magrudergrind / Shitstorm - Split CD
10. Neon Bastard - Meikhaus CD
11. Pageninetynine - Document #8 CD
12. Pig Destroyer - Painter Of Dead Girls CD
13. Pink Razors - Waiting To Wash Up CD
14. Pink Razors - Scene Suicide CDep
15. Pygmy Lush - Bitter River CD
16. Red Sparowes / Gregor Samsa - Split CD
17. Stop It!! - Self Made Maps CD
18. The Red Chord - Fused Together In Revolving Doors CD
19. Torche - Self-Titled Reissue CD
20. Ultra Dolphins - Mar CD
21. Ultra Dolphins - Why Are You Laugh CDep
22. Vanessa Van Basten - Closer To The Small / Dark / Door CD
23. Various Artists - Mutation CD
24. Versoma - Life During Wartime CDep
25. Windmills By The Ocean - Self-Titled CD

All you gotta do is pick 10 of the above titles when we send the "Kickstarter survey" (at the end of the campaign), and that'll cover it! Multiples are fine too if you want. Heads up: the packaging will have defaced barcodes.  +$5 shipping in the USA

$20 = ALL 25 available titles above! That is seriously less than $1 per CD. insanity! +$5 shipping in the USA

$50 = NOW SOLD OUT 30 TITLES! All 25 of the CDs listed above + the following newer/expanded/bigger/other items:
26. Aidan Baker - The Spectrum of Distraction 2xCD
27. Floor - Below & Beyond 8xCD set
28. Hewhocorrupts - Midi of Profits USB Bracelet
29. Nonlinear System Theory - Fourier's Outrage CD (Subsound)
29. The Hidden Hand / Wolly Mammoth - Split CD (Meteor City)
+$10 shipping in the USA

**$51** = 30(!) TITLES! This is ALL 25 of the CDs listed above + the following newer/expanded/bigger/other/random items:

26. Aidan Baker - The Spectrum of Distraction 2xCD
27. Floor - Below & Beyond 8xCD set
28. Hewhocorrupts - Midi of Profits USB Bracelet
29. Tweak Bird - Reservations CD (Volcom)
29. Vanessa Van Basten - Psygnosis CD (Consouling Sounds)

This is a stupid good deal. Crazy amounts of music for only 51 bucks (the FLOOR 8xCD set alone normally sells for $30 on our site!) +$10 shipping in the USA

$25 = SOLD OUT CAPSULE - Blue 12" test press (from our personal stash). Found two old "Blue" album test presses from CAPSULE! Somewhere between 5-20 made(?? can't remember). Just 2 available. +$3 for shipping in the USA.

$25 = SOLD OUT custom TILTS test press (only 1 left, from our personal stash). We'll lovingly draw whatever madness you want on the dust sleeve. this is the only leftover one after the successful TILTS kickstarter we ran earlier in the year, so you gotta get extra wild with it! 1 of 1 available. +$3 for shipping in the USA.

$25 = SOLD OUT GHASTLY CITY SLEEP rejected test press version. 130 of these were made and quickly sold out years ago, this is 1 extra leftover from our personal stock. slightly different cut than the final version, as these tests were eventually rejected. comes in a nice screenprinted jacket. 1 of 1 available.  +$3 for shipping in the USA.

$40 = SIX large format vinyl releases from Robotic Empire and affiliates:

1. Bad Secrets - S/T 9"+CD (Evan from Young Widows + Dan from Kodan Armada doing improv garage glory)
2. Ghastly City Sleep - Self-Titled 12" (beautiful debut from ex-City of Caterpillar/Majority Rule/Gregor Samsa/etc)
3. Inter Arma - Sundown 12" (blistering debut of ruthless metal, via our "partner label" Mirror Universe)
4. Tideland - Asleep In The Graveyard 12" (excellent grunge from former pg.99, Sail and Pizza dudes)
5. Verse En Coma - Self-Titled 10"+CD (sole output from the ashes of Malady, ex-pg.99/City of Caterpillar, pre-Ancient Sky)
6. Versoma - Life During Wartime 12" (the proto-Tombs and Gods & Queens band)

That's SIX great vinyl EPs and LPs (including two also included on CD) for 40 deans! +$5 shipping in the USA. (heads up: any barcodes on these items will be defaced)

$150 = SOLD OUT ISIS - Oceanic 2xLP test presses. from our personal stash, one of the only sets of tests outside of the copies the band themselves got. can't remember how many were made? maybe 10-20?  only one we have available, so 1 of 1 here. no photo sorry. +$5 shipping in the USA.

$150 = SOLD OUT FLOOR - Below & Beyond 10xLP box set - battered copy. this is the redheaded bastard stepchild of the FLOOR deluxe vinyl box sets we printed, as the outer box cloth is scuffed, two jackets are missing and most of the rest have seam splits. all the vinyl is fine, all the CDs are glorious, booklet is enclosed but... yeah, looks a little rough. would still look great on your shelf and sound magnanimous in yon ears! THE VERY LAST copy we have, heavily discounted accordingly. 1 of 1 available. +$5 shipping in the USA.

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So not a bad grip of stuff available! We've set this Kickstarter "goal" a little on the low side for this campaign as this thing is more of an entertainment-spreading and space-freeing endeavour than a money-making one. But that being said, even if/when we reach that goal we're hoping you'll still spread the word and/or consider pledging as we can definitely use every dollar at this point. We have a busy schedule the rest of the year and beyond... and every single buck from this will go right back into making more great music available. Gotta keep the train rolling!

Please consider spreading the word about this too if you're able. Its amazing how much a single post on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, message boards or whatever else can really attract attention to our crazy crap and this Kickstarter will definitely be no exception!  If you share this via whatever social media blahblah and/or forum(s) you may be involved in, please let us know at the end of the campaign when we do the "kickstarter survey" thing and we'll try to include some bonus schwag for yas!

** reminder: all albums' packaging will have defaced barcodes **

OK that's it? This may expand but here's what we're rolling with. Please spread the word, we genuinely appreciate it and hope we can get some good music into new hands and ears through this campaign. PEACE!

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    Robo-vinyl POWER-lot!!
    1. Bad Secrets - S/T 9"+CD
    2. Ghastly City Sleep - Self-Titled 12"
    3. Inter Arma - Sundown 12"
    4. Tideland - Asleep In The Graveyard 12"
    5. Verse En Coma - Self-Titled 10"+CD
    6. Versoma - Life During Wartime 12"

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    30(!) TITLES! This is ALL 25 of the CDs listed to the left + the five bonus items also under that $50 reward tier. This includes shipping in the USA.

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    Due to popular demand, we've expanded the 30-title option! This is ALL 25 of the CDs listed to the left + the five bonus items also under that **$51** reward tier. This includes shipping in the USA. International Shipping: Please add $40 if you are in Canada/Mexico, or $65 if you are overseas/elsewhere.

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    FLOOR - "Below & Beyond" redheaded stepchild Deluxe Vinyl Box Set! Only 1 available. This includes shipping in the USA.

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