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Robotic Empire is excited to announce that pre-orders are now available for ALPACA's debut album, both physically and digitally. Set for release October 1st, Demimonde is the first release from ALPACA and explores new ground for both the label and band members involved.

Comprised of vocalist/guitar player Justin Nuckols and multi-instumentalist Allen Blickle, Demimonde was recorded over a five year period across locations in New York and the members' native Virginia. Much of ALPACA's material was initially created throughout arduous tour schedules for BARONESS, the accomplished hard rock band for which Blickle drummed.

The dance, pop, and melody-driven compositions Blickle crafted for ALPACA juxtapose with Nuckols’ darker, groove-focused, and harmonic vocal explorations.


This musical collaboration from two ex-step-brothers began in the late '90s while high school students in the small Appalachian town of Lexington, VA. After separate nomadic wanderings, Nuckols and Blickle both wound up in Brooklyn, NY in 2007.

ALPACA intermittently recorded material between BARONESS' tour activities, finally hunkering down in the winter of 2012-2013 to expand their mutual visions and perfect mixes, ultimately finishing a body of work many years in the making.

To compliment the level of detail the music received, the vinyl edition of Demimonde comes housed in a five-color gatefold LP jacket with added spot-gloss finish. Accordingly elaborate color vinyl is available , and joined by a high-quality digital download. 800 color vinyl LPs were pressed + 200 black vinyl, and a CD edition is also available.

LISTEN / READ:
* Listen to "Republic", courtesy of Noisey
* Listen to "FNYC", courtesy of SPIN
* Listen to "Ease Your Gaze" and read about Blickle's transition from Baroness to Alpaca, courtesy of MTV Hive

ORDER:
* Pre-order the CD version at the Robotic Empire - Online Store
* Pre-order black or yellow/red vinyl at the Robotic Empire - Online Store
* Pre-order the digital download (with digital booklet) through iTunes
(vinyl and CD pre-orders will begin shipping a week or so before release date, and digital pre-orders will become available day-of)

CONNECT:
* ALPACA on Facebook
* ALPACA on Twitter
* ALPACA on YouTube

We're absolutely thrilled to finally have this album just about done. It's been a long ass time since Allen first played us some proto-Paca jams in the old Robo HQ and we're truly excited to help an old friend with a fantastic debut release.

Beyond that cool label activity, we've got a powerhouse of righteous new items in the Robotic Empire - Online Store. First off, we have to note the absolutely insane multi-vinyl releases from THE OCEAN! Pelagic Records really went beyond the standards of "norm" with those releases, plus more GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT on vinyl for the die-hards. Also on the rad-import-tip is the pseudo-sanctioned CURSED "bootleg" LPs, which are just what you'd hope and expect. Semi-ALPACA-related is the badass old BARONESS / UNPERSONS split LP newly available on red color vinyl, and we also got the new LP from THE BODY, also released by At A Loss. Label-favorite FOREST SWORDS is finally here, give that one a chance. Some rippers (CAPTIVE BOLT, CIVILIZATION, EYC) from the newly revived Dead Tank label/distro are now in stock, plus a slew of tapes from Like Young. Appropriately horrific and terrifying is the ungodly COFFINS Colossal Hole 10" for the true freaks. Also good to see To Live A Lie cranking out filthy high-quality grind (ASSHOLE PARADE, MEHKAGO NT) as always. Good stuff abound, here's the full list:

NEW ITEMS:
* Alpaca - Demimonde 12" - BLACK VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Alpaca - Demimonde 12" - COLORED VINYL (Robotic Empire) $14.99
* Alpaca - Demimonde CD (Robotic Empire) $6.99
* Anagnorisis - Beyond All Light Cassette (Like Young) $4.99
* Asshole Parade - Live in Rostock 10" - MAROON COLORED VINYL (To Live A Lie) $9.99
* Baroness / Unpersons - A Grey Sigh In A Flower Husk 12" - RED COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $14.99
* Body, The - Master, We Perish 12" (At A Loss) $10.99
* Captive Bolt / Gary Francione 7" (Dead Tank) $3.99
* Chronics - On Tape It Sounds Different Cassette (Mooster) $4.99
* Civilization - Self-Titled 12" - MARBLE COLORED VINYL (Dead Tank) $9.99
* Coffins - Collosal Hole 10" (Horror Pain Gore Death) $17.99
* Colossal Rex - Every Place Is Sacred Cassette (Like Young) $2.99
* Cursed - II Bootleg 12" (Punk Distro) $17.99
* Cursed - The Rest 12" - BROWN TRANSPARENT COLORED VINYL (Punk Distro) $17.99
* Darkentries - Self-Titled Cassette (Like Young) $2.99
* Downstaaiirs - Weeping/Creeping Cassette (Like Young) $2.99
* Environmental Youth Crunch - Vicious Fishes Cassette $3.99
* Environmental Youth Crunch - Let's Ride 12" (Dead Tank) $9.99
* Forest Swords - Dagger Paths 12" (Olde English Spelling Bee) $15.99
* Glaciers - Mirrored Through The Ancients Cassette (Like Young) $4.99
* God Is An Astronaut - All Is Violent, All Is Bright 12" (Pelagic) $17.99
* Landing - Wave Lair 12" (These Are Not Records) $12.99
* Mehkago NT - Massive F'ing Headwounds 12" (To Live A Lie) $9.99
* Minnow - Self-Titled Cassette (Like Young) $2.99
* Ocean, The - Anthropocentral CD (Pelagic) $13.99
* Ocean, The - Anthropocentric 2x12" (Pelagic) $32.99
* Ocean, The - Fluxion CD (Pelagic) $13.99
* Ocean, The - Fogdiver 12" (Pelagic) $20.99
* Ocean, The - Fogdiver CD (Pelagic) $13.99
* Ocean, The - Heliocentric / Anthropocentric 4x12" - VINYL BOX SET (Pelagic) $89.99
* Ocean, The - Pelagial 4x10" (Pelagic) $57.99
* Sexes - Self-Titled Cassette (Like Young) $2.99
* Trigger Men - Self-Titled Cassette (Like Young) $2.99

For folks who missed the last update, a seriously fantastic round of music was added to Store in August, here's the combined list of new items & restocks:

* Afterlife Kids - Morgengrauen 12" (Adagio830) $10.99
* Aldebaran - From Forgotten Tombs 12" - GREY BLACK COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $11.99
* Amber - Lovesaken 12" (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
* Amber - Lovesaken - CLEAR WITH SPLATTER COLORED VINYL 12" (Halo Of Flies) $9.99
* Atlas Moth, The - An Ache For The Distance 12" (Brutal Panda) $16.99
* Barn Owl - Shadowland 12" (Thrill Jockey) $12.99
* Baroness - Blue 2x12" (Relapse) $19.99
* Black Tusk / Fight Amp - Split 7" (Brutal Panda) $6.50
* Blind Shake - Seriousness 12" (Learning Curve) $14.99
* Body, The - Self-Titled 12" (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Bone Sickness - Alone In The Grave 12" (20 Buck Spin) $15.99
* Boris - Smile 2x12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Southern Lord) $24.99
* Breach - Godbox 12" (Apocaplexy) $14.99
* Burning Love / Fight Amp - Split 7" (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Catalyst, The - Voyager 12" - ORANGE COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $12.99
* Coffins - Buried Death 12" (20 Buck Spin) $15.99
* Coffins / Otesanek - Split 12" - BLUE CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $9.99
* Coffinworm / Fistula - Split 7" (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Coliseum / Burning Love - Split 12" (Sound Study) $9.99
* Cough - Sigillum Luciferi CD (Forcefield) $9.99
* Cough / The Wounded Kings - An Introduction To The Black Arts 12" (Forcefield) $12.99
* Daitro - Collected 12" (Adagio) $14.99
* Dead Elephant / Rabbits - Split 7" (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Deadverse - Carpet Burns - WHITE COLORED VINYL 12" (Adagio830) $10.99
* Dopefight / The F'ing Wrath - Split 7" (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Earthling - Dark Path 12" (Forcefield) $12.99
* Gay Witch Abortion - Opportunstic Smokescreen Behavior - MARBLE GREEN COLORED VINYL 12" (Learning Curve) $14.99
* Glaciers - Mirrored Through The Ancients 12" (Self Released) $15.99
* Graves At Sea - Documents Of Greif 12" – PICTURE DISC VINYL (Kreation) $9.99
* Grime - Deteriorate - PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12" (Forcefield) $12.99
* Hoax - Self-Titled 12" (Adagio830) $14.99
* Holly Hunt - Year One 2x12" (Other Electricities) $19.99
* Horders - Fimbulvetr 12" (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Huata - Atavist Of Mann - RED COLORED VINYL 2x12" (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Indian Summer - Self-Titled 12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Adagio) $14.99
* Integrity - Systems Overload - RED COLORED VINYL 12" (Organized Crime) $9.99
* Integrity - Those Who Fear Tomorrow - BLUE COLORED VINYL 12" (Organized Crime) $9.99
* Inter Arma - Destroyer 12" (Toxic Assets) $9.99
* Iron Lung - White Glove Test 12" (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Jessica 93 - Who Cares 12" (Music Fear Satan) $12.99
* Kongh - Counting Heartbeats 2x12" - BLACK VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Kongh - Counting Heartbeats 2x12" - CLEAR COLORD VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Kongh - Counting Heartbeats 2x12" - PINK COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Kowloon Walled City - Container Ships 12" - BLACK VINYL (Brutal Panda) $14.99
* Lightbearer - Silver Tongue 2x12" (Halo Of Flies) $19.99
* Medusa - Divine Malice - 1-Sided 120 Gram VINYL 12" (Auris Apothecary) $15.99
* Medusa - Divine Malice Cassette (Auris Apothecary) $4.99
* Moloch / Ensorcelor - Split 12" (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Moloch / Meth Drinker - Split 12" (Feast Of Tentacles) $12.99
* Monarch - Omens 12" (Music Fear Satan) $12.99
* Monarch - Omens - RED BLACK SWIRL COLORED VINYL 12" (Music Fear Satan) $12.99
* Morgion - Cloaked By Ages 12" (Kreation) $10.99
* Mutilation Rites - Devoid 12" - CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Forcefield) $12.99
* Naked Lights - Chime Grove 12" (Adagio830) $10.99
* Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction 2x12" (20 Buck Spin) $22.99
* Perfect Future - Old Wounds: Warmth In The Winter Of 12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Adagio) $10.99
* Pyramido / Union Of Sleep - Split 7" (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Racebannon - Unwanted Sounds Cassette (Auris Apothecary) $4.99
* Secret Smoker - Terminal Architecture - WHITE COLORED VINYL 12" (Adagio830) $10.99
* Set & Setting - Equanimity - CLEAR COLORED VINYL 12" (Science of Silence) $14.99
* Stephen Brodsky - Hit Or Mystery 12" (Little Black Cloud) $12.99
* Suma / Ultraphallus - Split 7" (Hell Comes Home) $7.99
* Various Artists - Butcher's Waltz 12" (Learning Curve) $14.99
* Various Artists - Volume 1 Series Box Set - Hell Comes Home 12x7" (Hell Comes Home) $92.99
* Vyst - Try Again. Fail Again. Keep On Trying. Keep On Living. Gain While Giving 12" (Vendetta) $10.99
* Withers - Lightmares 12" (Adagio830) $10.99
* Wolvhammer - Blackmarketters of WW3 - ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12"+7" (Learning Curve) $14.99
* Year Of No Light - Nord 2x12" - BLACK VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Year Of No Light - Nord 2x12" - WHITE COLORED VINYL (Music Fear Satan) $19.99
* Yob - Catharsis 12" - BLACK VINYL (Kreation) $10.99
* Zozobra - Savage Masters 12" (Brutal Panda) $14.99

Yes, that IS a lot of music. Please consider picking something up, we're overflowing! Head on over to the Robotic Empire - Online Store.

Thank you & big ups!
-Team Robo
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October 1 2013 9:06 PM   QuickQuote Quote  


Happy to say that ALPACA's debut album Demimonde is out today and is featured on the iTunes Storefront! Very cool to wake up to that, although it looks like we lost out on "Free Single of the Week" to LORDE. Congrats to her though, a very talented Kiwi.



* Demimonde is available now digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Google Play, et all.



* Vinyl and CD are available via the Robotic Empire - Online Store



Really happy with how this release turned out, and can't wait to reveal the amazing music video for "Republic" very soon.



For those still unfamiliar with ALPACA, Demimonde can now be streamed in full over at Impose.



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