It’s crazy to think about, but the year is almost over. Everything
ramps up surrounding the holidays, and we’re doing a mini “Black
Friday” crazy holiday sale, with 30% off all orders $50 or more.
This is the biggest blanket-discount we’ve ever done in the Robotic
Empire - Online Store ( https://www.roboticempire.com/store ), so now
is a great time to stock up on killer vinyl, shirts, CDs or whatever
you and/or your loved ones are after this holiday season.
On that note,we are working through the entire month non-stop, so the
“XMASPARTY” coupon code will hook ya up throughout the rest of the
year. Just enter it during your checkout and you’re good to
We’re not giving a definitive “you must get orders in by X date
to get stuff by Christmas” like we have in the past – so if
you’re trying to get gift-orders in, try and do so ASAP as it’s
very tricky to gauge/guarantee shipping times around this season.
This would be a good time to mention that we’re currently taking
pre-orders for the new repress of ISIS‘ landmark opus, Oceanic.
Probably the defining ISIS album now that it’s said and done,
showcasing a band at the height of a monumental transition,
“Oceanic” was/is hailed by many fans as ISIS’ landmark album,
earned widespread critical acclaim and was even dubbed “seminal”
by Drowned In Sound.
Raising the massive bridge between crushing metal
and atmospheric post-rock, ISIS truly came into their own sound on
this brilliant sophomore album. This stunning double LP is
unquestionably one of ISIS’ pinnacle achievements getting the proper
vinyl treatment it so utterly deserves.
2180 total copies were made of this new pressing of Oceanic: 200 on translucent light green, 500 on cream w/green splatter, 1480 on black.
Fully printed on reverse-board stock with “tip-on” style gatefold jackets and printed
innersleeves, the audio for this new vinyl pressing was carefully
remastered by sonic wizard James Plotkin. Explains drummer Aaron
Harris, “The clarity that’s been revealed in these songs was
surprising even to me. I’ve heard these songs probably thousands of
times. When I listened to the remastered version of “Weight” it
was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a
lot of new detail in Jeff’s bass guitar, and energy in the guitars.
I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster
will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many
”This is available to pre-order now in the Robotic Empire
Online Store, and is expected to ship around the first week of
Big ups & Happy Holidays!