Robotic Empire

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Robotic Empire
Robotic Empire Logo.jpg
Founded 1999[1]
Founder Mike Taylor
Andy Low
Genre Hardcore punk, heavy metal, post-rock, alternative rock
Country of origin United States
Location Richmond, Virginia
Official website www.roboticempire.com

Robotic Empire is an American record label based out of Richmond, Virginia. They specialize in hardcore punk, heavy metal, and alternative rock. Some of the most popular bands signed to the label over the years have been pg.99, City of Caterpillar, Crowpath, The Red Chord, Circle Takes the Square, Cursive, Versoma, Daughters, Isis, Kayo Dot, Cave In, Red Sparowes, Torche and Hot Cross. Robotic Empire was originally known as Robodog Records for their first 14 releases.

In the 2010s, the label released a series of Nirvana tribute albums annually for Record Store Day: In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety (2014), Whatever Nevermind (2015) and Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach (2016).[2][3] They all featured prominent figures in the post-hardcore scene with all three including covers by Circa Survive, Thou and Young Widows, and also included prominent performances by These Arms Are Snakes, Jay Reatard, Daughters, Torche and The Fall of Troy, among others.

The label also operates The Archivist, a digital-download label that reissues rare and out-of-print albums released from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.[4]

Label Roster[edit]

The Archivist[edit]

  • The Assistant
  • City of Caterpillar
  • Cloacal Kiss
  • Employer, Employee
  • Forcefedglass
  • Forstella Ford
  • Grief
  • Harkonen
  • Hassan I Sabbah
  • Idolands
  • Joshua Fit for Battle
  • Lick Golden Sky
  • Love Lost But Not Forgotten
  • Majority Rule
  • The Now
  • Pushmen
  • Ratking
  • Reactor No.7
  • Riddle of Steel
  • Transistor Transistor
  • The Ultimate Warriors
  • Welcome the Plague Year
  • Wraith

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ n/a. "Robotic Empire Label Overview". punknews.org. Punk News. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  2. ^ Kaminski, Karol. "Robotic Empire Launches 3rd Nirvana Tribute Album". idioteq.com. Idioteq. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  3. ^ Darcy, Matt. "Robotic Empire Offers Third Nirvana Tribute LP". nefariousrealm.com. Nefarious Realm. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  4. ^ Arensdorf, Peter (2015-12-03). "Label Spotlight: The Archivist". dailyrindblog.com. The Daily Rind. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 

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