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JAPANESE HARDCORE ATTACK ON FOAD: ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN “City baby attacked by buds” LP, CANARIA new LP, 惡AI意 “Backing to the battle – demo 1997” LP and “CROON A LULLABY” 3 way LP…. PREORDERS START NOW!!

Posted in Eyescream, Releases, Rocky And The Sweden, 惡AI意, 経血 (Keiketsu) on November 8th, 2019 by foadmaster

Over the years and through nearly 200 F.O.A.D. releases, there have been countries and specific areas on which we have repeatedly aimed our sights, either for a matter of taste or for certain coincidences and personal ties. It’s the case of Italy (obviously), California, ex Yugoslavia, Sweden, some parts of South America and the list goes on. But the country with whose scene we have built the most solid and lasting legacy over time it’s one and only: JAPAN! This thanks to the many friends that we have there, to the various trips we have made from South to North and of course the fact that we love their enormous musical panorama in many of its facets and mysteries. And this month is completely dedicated to this unique creative symbiosis that is solidifying over time… get ready: 4x JAPANESE HARDCORE releases is our recipe for November.

This is what we have: the brand new full length by the all-star legend ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN, called “City Baby Attacked By Buds“… in their ranks Captain Koba from Systematic Death and local heroes that have played in bands like Idora, Headless, Scumbag, Vivisick. This is their new studio album after nearly 20 years!

Then if you like traditional Japanese Hardcore close to the Burning Spirits type with those riffs and solos that make you feel like you could punch through a concrete wall, you should definitely check Okayama City’s Hardcore jewel CANARIA… when we first heard their demo we have been totally floored by its irrepressible power, so we asked them to do this LP that contains both new recordings and their incredible debut effort.

Moving much further south, we have also picked a classic band from the ominous Kyushu area… the furious Hardcore powerhouse 惡AI意 with their rare demo 1997 restored, remastered and for the first time on vinyl enriched by a stunning 24 page booklet.

And to complete this sword bloodshed we’re also adding a 3 way split called “Croon a lullaby” with 10 ferocious tracks delivered by the most raging female fronted bands of the current days:   経血 (Keiketsu), Eyescream and No No No.

So, to sum things up: ROCKY AND THE SWEDENCity baby attacked by buds” LP, CANARIA “死灰復燃 ” LP, 惡AI意Backing to the battle – demo 1997” LP and “CROON A LULLABY” –  経血 (Keiketsu) / Eyescream / No No No –  3 way LP are all up for preorders and you have to be seriously fast if you want to catch the limited colored vinyl versions, they are expected to get sold out instantly!  The official release date is set for November 21, 2019.

More in detail about each release:

ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN “City baby attacked by buds” LP  (F.O.A.D. 177)

Beware, the Hardcore grass hoppers are back! The longly awaited return of this weed-fueled all star Japanese legend, nearly 20 years after their last full length… 12 new tracks of highly energetic Hardcore driven by the ballistic drumming assault of Masaaki “Koba” Sweden from SYSTEMATIC DEATH!! You know what to expect: a complete riff-machine, uncontrollable speed and a dynamitic vocal delivery.  With no doubt one of the best Japanese HC records of the last decade! LP with OBI strip and foldout insert. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard hemp-green/orange-bud splatter vinyl (ltd to 150 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 250 copies)

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CANARIA “死灰復燃 ” LP  (F.O.A.D. 178)

An all-out assault of Burning Spirits Hardcore from Okayama City, Japan!! One of the most promising revelations of the last years, powerful Japanese HC with all the classic features of the genre…an incredible guitar work with blazing solos and memorable riffs, tight drumming and anger filled vocals! Members of this incredible band have also played in Padlock and in Excreteass. This LP includes brand new studio recordings and their demo 2004. If you’re into traditional Japanese HC and solid, original HC of all kinds made with heart and energy, CANARIA will definitely make your day! LP with OBI strip and insert. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl magenta vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

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惡AI意 “Backing to the battle – Demo 1997” LP  (F.O.A.D. 181)

Pure mindblowing fury! The rare debut demotape 1997 from Kitakyūshū’s most intense Hardcore unit for the first time on vinyl… A deadly clash of speed, distortion and caustic screams blended into a complete Japanese Hardcore slaughter! After recording this incredible demo the band went on putting out amazing works such as “The sound of hearts“, “Ain’t no slaves” and more, and they’re still active now keeping the flame burning with rage and strength. One sided LP with silkscreen art on the back. 24 page booklet filled with rare photos, flyers, original tape scans and lyrics. Artwork by Sugi! Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard blue vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

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“CROON A LULLABY” –  経血 (Keiketsu) / Eyescream / No No No –  3 way LP (F.O.A.D. 184)

3 of the most insane and powerful female-fronted Japanese Punk/HC bands of today team up for a devastating split release!
経血 (Keiketsu) alternate cathartic mid tempos with a strong ’80s Punk backbone, EYESCREAM deliver short explosive old school HC and they feature an ex member of the legendary Disarray, NO NO NO are the craziest of the team and they shred nerves with their full speed and absolutely pissed off Hardcore tornado! 10 exclusive songs, if you miss the spirit and unmatchable class of bands like The Comes, Nurse, Gas and the style of ADK Records, you’ll find it all in this record! One sided LP with OBI + insert. Silk screened art on the back. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard red vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

CRIPPLE BASTARDS / RAW POWER – split 7″ : repress on hard vinyl OUT NOW!!

Posted in Cripple Bastards, Raw Power, Releases on October 31st, 2019 by foadmaster

Day-Of-The-Dead surprise on F.O.A.D. Records! Due to the high request and the fact that the Cripple Bastards / Raw PowerJapan Tour 2019” flexi disc was sold out so quickly, we decided to make it available again for those who didn’t get the chance to catch the previous version. This repress is on cyan blue hard vinyl, again limited to 250 copies (hand numbered) with one band x each side (the flexi disc had both bands on the same side). This is going to be the last edition ever, don’t miss it!

More in detail:

CRIPPLE BASTARDS / RAW POWER – Split 7″ (F.O.A.D. 172)

2nd pressing on cyan blue hard vinyl limited to 250 copies, hand-numbered. 2 unreleased tracks x each band… the CB side consists of a new song called “Ai Confini Di Quel Che Puoi Dire” and a cover of The GerogerigegegeJi” while RP deliver 2 brand new ones (“Use that bullet” and “It’s gonna get worst“)! You know what to expect: a sheer dose of ultrafast and hateful Hardcore/Grind ferocity from the Bastards and a solid thrashing Italian Hardcore attack from the pioneering legends Raw Power!  Artwork by Sugi!

This EP is also available on full streaming through our YouTube channel! Click HERE!

NASTY SAVAGE “Wage of mayhem + rarities ’83-85” gatefold LP and HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983-84” LP (2nd pressing) out NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Hirax, Nasty Savage, Releases on October 23rd, 2019 by foadmaster

Here we are at last, two highly anticipated US Metal gems of the 80’s are OUT TODAY on F.O.A.D. Records:  NASTY SAVAGEWage of mayhem + rarities 1983-85” gatefold LP with 2 booklets and HIRAXBorn in the streets 1983-1984” LP are finally available.  Most preorders have been shipped already, we’re down to the last 20 copies of NASTY SAVAGE on ltd splatter vinyl so be fast if you want to catch one before it’s gone forever!

Now here’s some more detailed descriptions about each release:

NASTY SAVAGE “Wage of mayhem + rarities 83-85” LP + 2 booklets (F.O.A.D. 175)

NASTY SAVAGE‘s classic Demotape “Wage of mayhem” (1984) for the first time on vinyl spiced up with a lethal selection of rare and unreleased bonus tracks from the early days… NASTY SAVAGE were the undisputed pioneers of Florida’s Metal scene, arguments can be made that the early 90’s Tampa area Death Metal explosion was a direct result of Nasty Savage, who mixed a more nihilistic view, lyrically and through onstage horror imagery, than the Bay Area. Their debut demotape and the additional early tracks collected here show the band on a more Power Metal oriented approach (at times even leaning to NWOBHM areas) than the incendiary Thrash artillery of some subsequent works, but the amount of memorable riffs, a dark evil mood with a few psychedelic elements and the charismatic vocals of their distinctive frontman Ronnie Savage, clearly show the fact that even at their inception they were surprisingly mature and way ahead for their times.

The insane, impressive riffing and Ronnie’s high-pitched vocals coin a totally unique sound. Unique, but you can tell some of the influences: Mercyful Fate, Slayer, the heavier NWOBHM bands generally. “Wage of Mayhem” is without the slightest doubt one of the greatest and most influential Metal demo tapes of the 80’s. Remastered from pristine sources taken from the band’s personal archives.

Gatefold sleeve + 24 page booklet full of rare photos, flyers, zine interviews and memorabilia. SPECIAL BONUS: a replica of the original “WAGE OF MAYHEM vol. 1” fanzine!!! DIVE IN A BLOODY PIT OF UNCHAINED METAL SAVAGERY!!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (green mixed with blue + extra purple splattering) ltd to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983-84” LP – 2nd pressing (F.O.A.D. 143)

2nd pressing with different color settings on the front/back cover!

The roots of LA Metal! This is the ultimate collection of early HIRAX recordings on LP including their cult Demo 1984 in the best quality ever, unreleased tracks from the same era and the rare LA KAOS Demo 1983 for the first time on vinyl! Instead of the savage thrashin’ assault met on albums such as “Raging violence“, these early HIRAX recordings are a pure incarnation of denim smelling and fast Heavy Metal, at times showing a NWOBHM influence. Every song is a riff-fest from beginning to end topped with fierce guitar solos and the absolutely amazing vocals of Katon. The 4 track Demo 1984 has been ripped and remastered from the best source around, then you’ll find 3 unreleased songs 1983-84 (“To be free“, “The saviour“, “War hero“) and the very hard to find LA KAOS (pre-Hirax) demotape ripped straight from Katon’s personal copy!

And to complete the F.O.A.D. quality treatment, you’ll also find a booklet including liner notes, lyrics, rare photos, ‘zine excerpts and flyers! Katon W. De Pena about this release: “You hold in your hand something very special.  This record / album is HIRAX’s first time in the recording studio. This release also includes music from a pre-HIRAX era. We hope to give the listeners high quality with never before seen photos, lyrics, flyers, reviews, memorabilia, etc. We have to go back in time, the year was 1983..  getting ready to turn over to 1984.. (I was 20 years old) …” (continued on the LP booklet!) . Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter vinyl (yellow on beer clear wax) limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 300 copies

NASTY SAVAGE “Wage of mayhem + rarities ’83-85” gatefold LP and HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983-84” LP (2nd pressing): preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Hirax, Nasty Savage, Pre Orders, Releases on October 8th, 2019 by foadmaster

After 4 months drilling your ears with hyper-speed extremities of all sorts, we’re back to focus on a different beast that is equally dear to all of us here at F.O.A.D.: old school Metal! And we’re doing it with two classic bands that according to our taste delivered some of the greatest demotapes in the history of American Metal: NASTY SAVAGE and HIRAX! Ok, nothing particularly new with HIRAX / L.A. KAOS, this is the 2nd pressing of “Born in the streets 1983-1984” LP (originally released on FOAD in 2018) with different colors on the front/back and on the ltd splatter vinyl version, we’re doing this at popular demand because the first run was sold out in few weeks, so many didn’t get the chance to catch it in time. However, to match the greatness of Katon’s pioneering works, we picked another US legend that deserves the same amount of worship and quality-treatment.. the mighty NASTY SAVAGE from Florida! We’re honored to announce a deluxe reissue of their cult demotape “Wage of mayhem” enriched by a selected choice of rare and unreleased tracks from their early times. So NASTY SAVAGEWage of mayhem + rarities ’83-85” gatefold LP and HIRAXBorn in the streets 1983-84” LP (2nd pressing) are up for preorders! Needless to say that there are limited splatter vinyl versions that won’t last for long, so you better move fast! The official release date for both is set for October 21st 2019.

More in detail about each release:

NASTY SAVAGE “Wage of mayhem + rarities 83-85” LP + 2 booklets (F.O.A.D. 175)

NASTY SAVAGE‘s classic Demotape “Wage of mayhem” (1984) for the first time on vinyl spiced up with a lethal selection of rare and unreleased bonus tracks from the early days… NASTY SAVAGE were the undisputed pioneers of Florida’s Metal scene, arguments can be made that the early 90’s Tampa area Death Metal explosion was a direct result of Nasty Savage, who mixed a more nihilistic view, lyrically and through onstage horror imagery, than the Bay Area. Their debut demotape and the additional early tracks collected here show the band on a more Power Metal oriented approach (at times even leaning to NWOBHM areas) than the incendiary Thrash artillery of some subsequent works, but the amount of memorable riffs, a dark evil mood with a few psychedelic elements and the charismatic vocals of their distinctive frontman Ronnie Savage, clearly show the fact that even at their inception they were surprisingly mature and way ahead for their times.

The insane, impressive riffing and Ronnie’s high-pitched vocals coin a totally unique sound. Unique, but you can tell some of the influences: Mercyful Fate, Slayer, the heavier NWOBHM bands generally. “Wage of Mayhem” is without the slightest doubt one of the greatest and most influential Metal demo tapes of the 80’s. Remastered from pristine sources taken from the band’s personal archives.

Gatefold sleeve + 24 page booklet full of rare photos, flyers, zine interviews and memorabilia. SPECIAL BONUS: a replica of the original “WAGE OF MAYHEM vol. 1” fanzine!!! DIVE IN A BLOODY PIT OF UNCHAINED METAL SAVAGERY!!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (green mixed with blue + extra purple splattering) ltd to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 350 copies

=====================================

HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983-84” LP – 2nd pressing (F.O.A.D. 143)

2nd pressing with different color settings on the front/back cover!

The roots of LA Metal! This is the ultimate collection of early HIRAX recordings on LP including their cult Demo 1984 in the best quality ever, unreleased tracks from the same era and the rare LA KAOS Demo 1983 for the first time on vinyl! Instead of the savage thrashin’ assault met on albums such as “Raging violence“, these early HIRAX recordings are a pure incarnation of denim smelling and fast Heavy Metal, at times showing a NWOBHM influence. Every song is a riff-fest from beginning to end topped with fierce guitar solos and the absolutely amazing vocals of Katon. The 4 track Demo 1984 has been ripped and remastered from the best source around, then you’ll find 3 unreleased songs 1983-84 (“To be free“, “The saviour“, “War hero“) and the very hard to find LA KAOS (pre-Hirax) demotape ripped straight from Katon’s personal copy!

And to complete the F.O.A.D. quality treatment, you’ll also find a booklet including liner notes, lyrics, rare photos, ‘zine excerpts and flyers! Katon W. De Pena about this release: “You hold in your hand something very special.  This record / album is HIRAX’s first time in the recording studio. This release also includes music from a pre-HIRAX era. We hope to give the listeners high quality with never before seen photos, lyrics, flyers, reviews, memorabilia, etc. We have to go back in time, the year was 1983..  getting ready to turn over to 1984.. (I was 20 years old) …” (continued on the LP booklet!) . Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter vinyl (yellow on beer clear wax) limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 300 copies

SOUND POLLUTION “Against music imperialism 1988-89” LP + booklet and INDUSTRIAL RESISTANCE “Light from deep darkness” LP out now on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Industrial Resistance, Releases, Sound Pollution on September 24th, 2019 by foadmaster

As we had anticipated, this month’s schedule on F.O.A.D. Records is a merciless anti-musical crusade of pure deafening horror, consisting of 2 pioneering Noisecore/Grind bands from Greece. We’re honored to announce that SOUND POLLUTIONAgainst music imperialism 1988-89” LP + booklet and INDUSTRIAL RESISTANCELight from deep darkness” LP are out now and ready to ship. We’re currently packing all your preorders, they will be mailed within this week. We have a few copies left of the ltd. colored vinyl versions, be fast if you want to catch them, they won’t last for long. With these two releases it’s of vital importance for us to remark that the choice of different musical underground genres that we’re putting out on vinyl is wide and totally flexible, ranging from the most extreme nihlistic noisecore meanders to Metal/Thrash, to ’80s Hardcore/Punk, to Dark/Rock, to the bands of today that we like.. and much more. So expect a lot of interesting and unpredictable surprises in the months to come!

More in detail:

SOUND POLLUTION “Against music imperialism 1988-89” LP + booklet (F.O.A.D. 168)

Do you remember the days when TNT&Records and Psychomania were delivering on monthly bases some of the most disturbing, nihilistic Noisecore putridity the planet had ever faced? We’re talking of 7MON, AxC, STENCH OF CORPSE, BUKA, MEAT SHITS, EXTREME SMOKE, early CRIPPLE BASTARDS and tons more.. Well, SOUND POLLUTION from Greece belong to that cult-infused era and their split 7″ with ROTTING CHRIST (when they were still a total Grind band) has a special place in the heart of all the sickos worshipping that underground niche crossing all the barriers set by Hardcore, Thrash and Grind until then. This shortly lived hellenic horde was feared for some of the nastiest, annihilating Noise/Grind terror that recalled influences from early Napalm Death, Sore Throat, 7MON (with whom they also shared a split demo).  Here you get their complete discography consisting of: “Practic holocaust” Demo (1988), Split tape with 7 Minutes Of Nausea (1989) and “The other side of life” split 7″ with ROTTING CHRIST (1989).

52 tracks of pristine sonic aberration, retransferred from the original reels/tapes provided by the band and mastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studio.  Comes with an insert and booklet including liner notes, photos, flyers and original demos / 7″ art!  Watch the trailer HERE

DIE-HARD DARK PURPLE vinyl limited to 100 copies

REGULAR BLACK vinyl limited to 200 copies


INDUSTRIAL RESISTANCE “Light from deep darkness” (F.O.A.D. 169)

120 SONGS of abominable Noisecore ferocity! 1989… members of SOUND POLLUTION, ROTTING CHRIST and Scut from 7 MINUTES OF NAUSEA team of for a bloody nightmare of merciless aural butchery. This recording has remained a complete obscurity for 3 decades and only circulated among a small circle of band members’ friends and diehard tape collectors. If you dig the late 80’s short song Noisecore formula adopted by bands like Sore Throat, 7MON, Tumor to surpass all the limits of extremism conceived until then, this is exactly that kind of thing.

Lightning fast blast beats, horrific distortion and rotting sick vocals is what you’ll get in 20 minutes of cacophonous tortures. One sided LP with silk screened art on B-side. Including liner notes written by Spryos (Sound Pollution) Watch the trailer HERE

DIE-HARD WHITE vinyl limited to 100 copies

REGULAR BLACK vinyl limited to 200 copies

SOUND POLLUTION “Against music imperialism 1988-89” LP + booklet and INDUSTRIAL RESISTANCE “Light from deep darkness” LP are up for preorders!

Posted in Industrial Resistance, Pre Orders, Releases, Sound Pollution on September 12th, 2019 by foadmaster

We’re just back from a memorable tour in Japan with Raw Power & Cripple Bastards and it’s finally time to announce the next round of ear-punishing sonic desecrations. After bringing back to light absolute Noisecore milestones such as Sore Throat, Fear Of God, 7 Minutes Of Nausea, V.N.A., Crawl Noise, Tumor, The Gerogerigegege etc… FOAD‘s path of exhuming the most deafening and extreme Noise/Grind cult of the late ’80s moves to Greece for two incredible releases that will make all you maniacs of the most obscure pioneering anti-musical terrorism jump of joy! Get ready because SOUND POLLUTIONAgainst music imperialism 1988-89” LP + booklet and INDUSTRIAL RESISTANCELight from deep darkness” LP are coming up next and they’re available on preorder! We’ll start to ship them from September 23. As usual we recommend you to act fast for the ltd. colored vinyl versions because they’re expected to go very quickly.

More in detail:

SOUND POLLUTION “Against music imperialism 1988-89” LP + booklet (F.O.A.D. 168)

Do you remember the days when TNT&Records and Psychomania were delivering on monthly bases some of the most disturbing, nihilistic Noisecore putridity the planet had ever faced? We’re talking of 7MON, AxC, STENCH OF CORPSE, BUKA, MEAT SHITS, EXTREME SMOKE, early CRIPPLE BASTARDS and tons more.. Well, SOUND POLLUTION from Greece belong to that cult-infused era and their split 7″ with ROTTING CHRIST (when they were still a total Grind band) has a special place in the heart of all the sickos worshipping that underground niche crossing all the barriers set by Hardcore, Thrash and Grind until then. This shortly lived hellenic horde was feared for some of the nastiest, annihilating Noise/Grind terror that recalled influences from early Napalm Death, Sore Throat, 7MON (with whom they also shared a split demo).  Here you get their complete discography consisting of: “Practic holocaust” Demo (1988), Split tape with 7 Minutes Of Nausea (1989) and “The other side of life” split 7″ with ROTTING CHRIST (1989).

52 tracks of pristine sonic aberration, retransferred from the original reels/tapes provided by the band and mastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studio.  Comes with an insert and booklet including liner notes, photos, flyers and original demos / 7″ art!  Watch the trailer HERE

DIE-HARD DARK PURPLE vinyl limited to 100 copies

REGULAR BLACK vinyl limited to 200 copies


INDUSTRIAL RESISTANCE “Light from deep darkness” (F.O.A.D. 169)

120 SONGS of abominable Noisecore ferocity! 1989… members of SOUND POLLUTION, ROTTING CHRIST and Scut from 7 MINUTES OF NAUSEA team of for a bloody nightmare of merciless aural butchery. This recording has remained a complete obscurity for 3 decades and only circulated among a small circle of band members’ friends and diehard tape collectors. If you dig the late 80’s short song Noisecore formula adopted by bands like Sore Throat, 7MON, Tumor to surpass all the limits of extremism conceived until then, this is exactly that kind of thing.

Lightning fast blast beats, horrific distortion and rotting sick vocals is what you’ll get in 20 minutes of cacophonous tortures. One sided LP with silk screened art on B-side. Including liner notes written by Spryos (Sound Pollution) Watch the trailer HERE

DIE-HARD WHITE vinyl limited to 100 copies

REGULAR BLACK vinyl limited to 200 copies