FOAD On MySpace MY SPACE Facebook FACEBOOK Twitter TWITTER Rss feed RSS SUBSCRIBE

DISCHARGE “Live at the City Garden, New Jersey, 1983″ gatefold LP out NOW!

Posted in Discharge, Releases on April 22nd, 2015 by foadmaster

A lot of bands have been described as “legendary” but very few of them really deserve that status. DISCHARGE is hands down among that bunch and the legacy they spawned is the best proof about it that can be shown. Discharge took punk music and pushed it to a new level, creating a sound that influenced a countless amount of musicians, from punk to metal and all through their most extreme branches. These pioneers delivered infamously rabid and furious live shows and we’re way more than proud to release one of them in a remastered edition that gives justice to the energy Discharge were able to create on stage. “Live at the City Garden New Jersey” is one of the most historically important releases on F.O.A.D. Records and we’re stoked to announce that it’s finally out and ready to ship!

Official reissue of this legendary live LP from the band’s golden days, originally released on Clay Records in 1989. A slab of pure rawness that captures these UK Punk icons in an intense, ultra-powerful performance during their legendary 2nd US tour (Northern USA and Canada) in fall 1983. As the original pressing says: “These recordings were taped on the sound desk on the night of the concert and although they may lack the technology of full studio recordings they nevertheless capture the live excitement of a Discharge gig and have been fully approved for release by the group“. In point of fact, this is raw, furious and totally out of control and together with “The nightmare continues” (the other Discharge’s official live album on Clay) it portrays in full effect these D-Beat generators at the top of their game. All their classic anthems are included: “Hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing“, “Never again“, “Protest and survive“, “The blood runs red“, “Decontrol” and so on.. And as for all F.O.A.D.‘s releases this has been mastered from the best sounding source in existence at Toxic Basement Studio, keeping the original sonic impact in its most genuine and uncontaminated form, just adding more balance to the instruments and that punch-in-the-face live feel that no band has ever topped.

Served in a thick glossy UV gatefold jacket: the outside is a detailed reproduction of the original sleeve, the inside and insert – all designed and assembled by Rich Militia of SORE THROAT – include a stunning collection of rare photos from that tour (and other shows of the same period), flyers and detailed liner notes. Quoting the ending paragraph: “Live At The City Garden New Jersey is one of the better recordings and performances of the band at this point, and no one can deny the power of tracks like “Anger burning” or “Born to die in the gutter”. They are beyond reproach in my opinion. This is the perfect epitaph to the band’s 1983-1984 period. Lovingly remastered for vinyl by those lunatics at F.O.A.D. Records, and with some finished packaging upgrades, this is not state control, this is Rock’n’Roll!!“. And wait, there’s more.. we have also added an accurate reproduction of the original poster of that tour!!

The die-hard edition has been completely sold-out at the speed of light on preorder, but the solid black one and the very last copies on clear vinyl are still available!

Limited edition on clear vinyl (150 copies)

Black vinyl edition (250 copies)

DISCHARGE “Live at the City Garden, New Jersey, 1983″ gatefold LP pre-orders START NOW!!

Posted in Discharge, Pre Orders, Releases on April 8th, 2015 by foadmaster

Our release for April needs no extensive introductions.. it’s all said: we are ultra-stoked to announce a DISCHARGE LP on F.O.A.D. Records!!! When this label started and each of the current members got involved into it, our goal was to put out those bands/recordings that have meant something special for us through the years and shaped the backbone of our passion for all what’s fast, extreme, noisy… be it Hardcore, Metal or simply underground. But we would have never even dreamed to deal with those who started it all, the roots of so many different genres, a band that traced the beginning of a new era and a new way to play, think and (re)act.

Now, here it is: pre-orders for DISCHARGELive at the City Garden New Jersey” gatefold LP + poster are up NOW!! We’ll start to ship on April 21st 2015.

Official reissue of this legendary live LP from the band’s golden days, originally released on Clay Records in 1989. A slab of pure rawness that captures these UK Punk icons in an intense, ultra-powerful performance during their legendary 2nd US tour (Northern USA and Canada) in fall 1983. As the original pressing says: “These recordings were taped on the sound desk on the night of the concert and although they may lack the technology of full studio recordings they nevertheless capture the live excitement of a Discharge gig and have been fully approved for release by the group“. In point of fact, this is raw, furious and totally out of control and together with “The nightmare continues” (the other Discharge’s official live album on Clay) it portrays in full effect these D-Beat generators at the top of their game. All their classic anthems are included: “Hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing“, “Never again“, “Protest and survive“, “The blood runs red“, “Decontrol” and so on.. And as for all F.O.A.D.‘s releases this has been mastered from the best sounding source in existence at Toxic Basement Studio, keeping the original sonic impact in its most genuine and uncontaminated form, just adding more balance to the instruments and that punch-in-the-face live feel that no band has ever topped.

Served in a thick glossy UV gatefold jacket: the outside is a detailed reproduction of the original sleeve, the inside and insert – all designed and assembled by Rich Militia of SORE THROAT – include a stunning collection of rare photos from that tour (and other shows of the same period), flyers and detailed liner notes. Quoting the ending paragraph: “Live At The City Garden New Jersey is one of the better recordings and performances of the band at this point, and no one can deny the power of tracks like “Anger burning” or “Born to die in the gutter”. They are beyond reproach in my opinion. This is the perfect epitaph to the band’s 1983-1984 period. Lovingly remastered for vinyl by those lunatics at F.O.A.D. Records, and with some finished packaging upgrades, this is not state control, this is Rock’n’Roll!!“. And wait, there’s more.. we have also added an accurate reproduction of the original poster of that tour!!

Available in 3 different versions:

Die-hard edition on half/half white and black vinyl, splattered on the white side, limited to 100 copies!

Limited edition on clear vinyl, limited to 150 copies!

Black vinyl edition, limited to 250!

SORE THROAT “Unhindered by talent” gatefold LP and SORE THROAT “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP (2nd pressing) out NOW!!

Posted in Releases, Sore Throat on March 27th, 2015 by foadmaster

The wait is over! Two horrendous nuclear arsenals have just been uncovered and are all set to annihilate your auditory system. SORE THROATUnhindered by talent” gatefold LP + poster and SORE THROATDeath to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP + poster (2nd pressing) are out now, and we are currently shipping all preorders.  There aren’t many copies left of the die-hard splatter vinyl editions, so act short+fast+loud if you want to catch one! As previously announced, this is FOAD‘s second installment in re-issuing ST’s complete discography, this time it’s the turn for their classic debut full length “Unhindered by talent” (1988) dusted off in a beautiful gatefold LP edition with bonus poster and extensive liner notes by Rich Militia. And there’s more, due to the high demand, we also decided to deliver you a new pressing of the previous “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” double gatefold LP with a different color sleeve and a new limited splatter version. Just like Switzerland’s noise masters FEAR OF GOD (of which we are gradually re-issuing the entire discography too), this is hands down one of our favourite bands so we have really concentrated all our efforts to provide the best sounding vinyl result and a great looking packaging, as these bands have pioneered the true spirit of extremity in whatever is fast and blasting in Metal/Punk, so they deserve all our respect and dedication.

More in detail about each release:

SORE THROAT “Unhindered by talent” gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 079)

Housed in a thick reverseboard gatefold sleeve including lyrics and detailed liner notes by Rich Militia, enriched by a 2 sided A2 poster. Official reissue of one of the most influential and distinctive Grind/Punk/Noisecore albums of the late ’80s Britcore scene, and of all times too. 52 songs of cider-intoxicated aural butchery backed by a caustic sense of humor and savagely provocative lyrics attacking the HC scene of their time. To quote some reviews of when this came out: “SORE THROAT are the latest hell spawn of the ultracore thrash ”gurgling-gravel-in-a-sound-avalanche” school of thought”. “SORE THROAT are a music fan’s worst nightmare, 52 tracks that threaten to defy the very laws of nature, the ST sound is a thick, ugly mother that catches you like the swiftest blow to the stomach and leaves you feeling you’ve just gone 15 rounds with a runaway steamroller.

Originally released in 1988 after a few successful demos and the hyper-legendary “Death to capitalist Hardcore” 45 song EP, “Unhindered by talent” was the groundbreaking debut full length of UK’s most extreme Noise unit, alternating ultra-short detonating noise bursts to some solid 2-riffs/2-phrases HC/Punk anthems devoted to the Discharge/early Scandicore formula and also inevitably reminiscent of DOOM, with whom ST shared 2 members. Mastered from the best sounding source in existence for the fiercest possible sonic devastation on vinyl…“Unhindered by talent but we don’t give a fuck!

Available in two different versions:

DIE-HARD radioactive x-ray effect splatter vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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

SORE THROAT “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 061) 2nd pressing

2nd edition with green and black print on the gatefold sleeve and poster (instead of blue and black like the 1st). Double LP, 129 song monstrosity collecting all ST’s demos, their cult “Death to capitalist Hardcore” debut EP and an endless parade of rarities, comp. tracks and live recordings from 1987 to 1990. Old reviews used to describe Uk’s SORE THROAT as “Beyond almost anything you’ve ever heard… Even Extreme Noise Terror are scared of them… as palatable as cabbage boiled in fish urine“. Over 2 decades are gone but these pioneers of the most horrific alcohol-wrecked Noisecore/Grind ever conceived on the British soil still sound as the most nihilist and unsurpassed sonic aberration one can think of. And to be able to offer their noise in the most pristine form, closer to its primordial authenticity all what you will experience on this horrendous double platter has been scrupulously acquired from the original reels and tapes and mastered for vinyl with the maniacal attention of the widely-acclaimed Toxic Basement Studio, an absolute guarantee of passion and dedication for all what comes from the golden days of analog Hardcore/Thrash and Grind.

Comes in a thick gatefold sleeve printed on raw, uncoated reverse-board cardboard and includes a 2-sided A2 posters with an extensive collection of rare photos, flyers, zine excerpts and reviews. “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” was previously released on a limited edition CD by China’s Area Death Prod., this is the official re-issue on vinyl with 16 extra songs and a completely different/extended layout. Highly recommended to all enthusiasts of the early Grind/Noisecore era and the most extreme Britcore bands that have shaped and developed the genre. “Out of tune guitars with broken strings, unintelligible growls and smashed drum sticks“!!

Available in two different versions:

DIE-HARD green on white splattered vinyl, limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 300 copies

SORE THROAT “Unhindered by talent” gatefold LP and SORE THROAT “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP (2nd pressing) pre-orders start NOW!!

Posted in Pre Orders, Releases, Sore Throat on March 16th, 2015 by foadmaster

Hey folks!! Our vinyl delivery for this month is a terrific double brain-severing assault to leave your ears completely mangled… Yes it’s again UK’s kings of cider fueled Noisecore/Punk: SORE THROAT!! We are proud to announce our second installment in re-issuing their complete discography, this time it’s the turn for the classic debut full length “Unhindered by talent” (1988) dusted off in a beautiful gatefold LP edition with bonus poster and extensive liner notes by Rich Militia. And there’s more, due to the high demand, we also decided to deliver you a new pressing of the previous “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” double gatefold LP with a different color sleeve and a new limited splatter version. Just like Switzerland’s noise masters FEAR OF GOD (of which we are gradually re-issuing the entire discography too), this is hands down one of our favourite bands so we have really concentrated all our efforts to provide the best sounding vinyl result and a great looking packaging, as these bands have pioneered the true spirit of extremity in whatever is fast and blasting in Metal/Punk, so they deserve all our respect and dedication. Pre-orders start NOW, we’ll start to ship both records on March 27, 2015. As usual we suggest you to be fast if you want to catch the limited splatter vinyl versions.

More in detail about each release:  

SORE THROAT “Unhindered by talent” gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 079)

Housed in a thick reverseboard gatefold sleeve including lyrics and detailed liner notes by Rich Militia, enriched by a 2 sided A2 poster. Official reissue of one of the most influential and distinctive Grind/Punk/Noisecore albums of the late ’80s Britcore scene, and of all times too. 52 songs of cider-intoxicated aural butchery backed by a caustic sense of humor and savagely provocative lyrics attacking the HC scene of their time.

To quote some reviews of when this came out: “SORE THROAT are the latest hell spawn of the ultracore thrash ”gurgling-gravel-in-a-sound-avalanche” school of thought”. “SORE THROAT are a music fan’s worst nightmare, 52 tracks that threaten to defy the very laws of nature, the ST sound is a thick, ugly mother that catches you like the swiftest blow to the stomach and leaves you feeling you’ve just gone 15 rounds with a runaway steamroller.” Originally released in 1988 after a few successful demos and the hyper-legendary “Death to capitalist Hardcore” 45 song EP, “Unhindered by talent” was the groundbreaking debut full length of UK’s most extreme Noise unit, alternating ultra-short detonating noise bursts to some solid 2-riffs/2-phrases HC/Punk anthems devoted to the Discharge/early Scandicore formula and also inevitably reminiscent of DOOM, with whom ST shared 2 members.

Mastered from the best sounding source in existence for the fiercest possible sonic devastation on vinyl.. “unhindered by talent but we don’t give a fuck!

DIE-HARD radioactive x-ray effect splatter vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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

SORE THROAT “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 061) 2nd pressing

2nd edition with green and black print on the gatefold sleeve and poster (instead of blue and black like the 1st). Double LP, 129 song monstrosity collecting all ST’s demos, their cult “Death to capitalist Hardcore” debut EP and an endless parade of rarities, comp. tracks and live recordings from 1987 to 1990. Old reviews used to describe Uk’s SORE THROAT as “Beyond almost anything you’ve ever heard… Even Extreme Noise Terror are scared of them… as palatable as cabbage boiled in fish urine“.

Over 2 decades are gone but these pioneers of the most horrific alcohol-wrecked Noisecore/Grind ever conceived on the British soil still sound as the most nihilist and unsurpassed sonic aberration one can think of. And to be able to offer their noise in the most pristine form, closer to its primordial authenticity all what you will experience on this horrendous double platter has been scrupulously acquired from the original reels and tapes and mastered for vinyl with the maniacal attention of the widely-acclaimed Toxic Basement Studio, an absolute guarantee of passion and dedication for all what comes from the golden days of analog Hardcore/Thrash and Grind. Comes in a thick gatefold sleeve printed on raw, uncoated reverse-board cardboard and includes a 2-sided A2 posters with an extensive collection of rare photos, flyers, zine excerpts and reviews.

Death to capitalist Halmshaw” was previously released on a limited edition CD by China’s Area Death Prod., this is the official re-issue on vinyl with 16 extra songs and a completely different/extended layout. Highly recommended to all enthusiasts of the early Grind/Noisecore era and the most extreme Britcore bands that have shaped and developed the genre. “Out of tune guitars with broken strings, unintelligible growls and smashed drum sticks“!!

DIE-HARD green on white splattered vinyl, limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 300 copies

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP and UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ CD/DVD out NOW!!

Posted in Cryptic Slaughter, Releases, Upset Noise on February 25th, 2015 by foadmaster

Here we are! As previously announced we set February 25 for two new detonating FOAD thrashin’ attacks, and we kept the promise. The highly awaited CRYPTIC SLAUGHTERStream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP gatefold is out now in conjunction with UPSET NOISENothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986” digipack CD/DVD!!  Most pre-orders have been shipped already. As expected, the CS die-hard edition on splatter vinyl has been completely sold out on preorder (this is getting a routine for all die-hard editions of our releases) , but of course you can still purchase the solid black vinyl version limited to 400.  A note: the previous images published of the “rainbow splatter effect” we had requested to the vinyl factory for the CS die-hard copies don’t match exactly to the final result that we received. We are posting a photo here so those who ordered it can see what they are getting. It’s not far from the starting idea but the pressing plant splattered it with colour drops instead of stripes, they always say that the final result is random, so we accept it because it looks killer and unique anyway. It’s more like a plumcake-with-candies than a rainbow!

Ok, more in detail about each release:

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 076)

Are you ready for a new chapter in the Cryptic Slaughter + FOAD legacy? After giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” demotape with a special vinyl version including tons of bonus material, it was about time to unite forces again and bring to light a new classic of our favourite California’s thrashing Speed-core pioneers. So we have decided to focus on their 3rd classic full length, their final release before splitting up and reforming again with new members, “Stream of consciousness” originally released in 1988 by Death Records / Metal Blade and never re-issued until then! We did everything possible to improve the sound with a special mastering for vinyl by our sound wizard H.o.D. at Toxic Basement Studio, adding a lot of aggression to the drums and guitar… One thing is sure: you have never heard “Stream..” sound so crisp as on this version! And to make the package even more outstanding we have added 1 full LP of extra tracks, featuring their complete pre-production session (that is even faster and rawer!) made few days before they entered the studio to record the album + 2 rare rehearsal songs 1987 one of which sees Rob and Bill trading off vocals!

25 songs in total, head-punching Crossover Thrash with a solid HC impact. “Stream of consciousness” displays a killer songwriting that is as great and powerful as most anthems on their previous two albums “Convincted” and “Money talks“, if the weak point on the first pressing was the messy production, try this FOAD version and you’ll be positively surprised!  Housed in a thick gatefold cover including lyrics, photos and a foldout insert/poster with tons of rare flyers and photos of that period. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss any Cryptic Slaughter release!!

Solid black vinyl ltd to 400 copies

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

UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ digipack CD/DVD (F.O.A.D. 075)

4 years in the making, this is definitely the most exhaustive and complete UPSET NOISE collection ever released, backed by a story of pure passion and stubbornness in the project. 24 SONGS, over 1 hour of scorching Italian Hardcore/Crossover at its finest! Includes their classic debut album “Nothing more to be said” (1987) + “Growing pain” MLP (1989) and a completely unreleased soundboard live assault recorded in 1986, showing the band in its transition phase between the early raging HC singles and the subsequent metallic approach. Take the most powerful blend of classic Italian Punk/HC (rooted in the legendary “furious years”) spice it with some pummelling Thrash and a powerful r’n’r backbone… you get UPSET NOISE!!

Scrupulously mastered from the original 1/4″ reels for the best possible sonic impact, these recordings have never sounded so good and vital. And, icing on the cake, you’ll also find an extra DVD/documentary tracing the band’s history 1982/1992 through exclusive interviews and rare video-footage. Housed in a 8 panel digipack with 2 booklets (40 pages in total) and OBI strip. If you’re a maniac for energy driven Italian HC like RAW POWER, NEGAZIONE, IMPACT, BLOODY RIOT, EU’S ARSE this is highly recommended.  Watch the promotional trailer HERE!

NOTE: First 200 mailorder copies include an original miniposter/flyer printed in 1988 by TVOR to advertise “Nothing more to be said”!!

UPSET NOISE will premiere this release with a reunion show (back on stage after 20+ years!!) on May 2nd in Poviglio, Italy co-headlining a festival with Us Hardcore heavy-weights POISON IDEA!!  If you’re around and want to experience how a true Hardcore clash in the old school Italian way looks like (the good old “teste vuote ossa rotte” spirit) then look no further and join this inferno! Facebook Event HERE

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP and UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ CD/DVD, pre-orders start now!!

Posted in Cryptic Slaughter, Pre Orders, Releases, Upset Noise on February 5th, 2015 by foadmaster

2 new FOAD thrash-core grenades are ready to explode! We are proud to announce that our February release schedule consists of two undisputed masters in worldwide crossover, hailing from USA and Italy. Pre-orders for CRYPTIC SLAUGHTERStream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP gatefold and UPSET NOISENothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986” digipack CD/DVD are up now!! Needless to say that the die-hard rainbow splatter edition of “Stream of consciousness” is expected to be all sold on preorder, so act superfast!  More in detail about each release:

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 076)

Are you ready for a new chapter in the Cryptic Slaughter + FOAD legacy? After giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” demotape with a special vinyl version including tons of bonus material, it was about time to unite forces again and bring to light a new classic of our favourite California’s thrashing Speed-core pioneers. So we have decided to focus on their 3rd classic full length, their final release before splitting up and reforming again with new members, “Stream of consciousness” originally released in 1988 by Death Records/Metal Blade and never re-issued until then.

We did everything possible to improve the sound with a special mastering for vinyl by our sound wizard H.o.D. at Toxic Basement Studio, adding a lot of aggression to the drums and guitar… One thing is sure: you have never heard “Stream..” sound so crisp as on this version! And to make the package even more outstanding we have added 1 full LP of extra tracks, featuring their complete pre-production session (that is even faster and rawer!) made few days before they entered the studio to record the album + 2 rare rehearsal songs 1987 one of which sees Rob and Bill trading off vocals!

25 songs in total, head-punching Crossover Thrash with a solid HC impact. “Stream of consciousness” displays a killer songwriting that is as great and powerful as most anthems on their previous two albums “Convincted” and “Money talks“, if the weak point on the first pressing was the messy production, try this FOAD version and you’ll be positively surprised!  Housed in a thick gatefold cover including lyrics, photos and a foldout insert/poster with tons of rare flyers and photos of that period. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss any Cryptic Slaughter release!!

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard rainbow splatter vinyl ltd to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl ltd to 400 copies

——————————————————————

UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ digipack CD/DVD (F.O.A.D. 075)

4 years in the making, this is definitely the most exhaustive and complete UPSET NOISE collection ever released, backed by a story of pure passion and stubbornness in the project. 24 SONGS, over 1 hour of scorching Italian Hardcore/Crossover at its finest! Includes their classic debut album “Nothing more to be said” (1987) + “Growing pain” MLP (1989) and a completely unreleased soundboard live assault recorded in 1986, showing the band in its transition phase between the early raging HC singles and the subsequent metallic approach. Take the most powerful blend of classic Italian Punk/HC (rooted in the legendary “furious years”) spice it with some pummelling Thrash and a powerful r’n’r backbone… you get UPSET NOISE!!

Scrupulously mastered from the original 1/4″ reels for the best possible sonic impact, these recordings have never sounded so good and vital. And, icing on the cake, you’ll also find an extra DVD/documentary tracing the band’s history 1982/1992 through exclusive interviews and rare video-footage. Housed in a 8 panel digipack with 2 booklets (40 pages in total) and OBI strip. If you’re a maniac for energy driven Italian HC like RAW POWER, NEGAZIONE, IMPACT, BLOODY RIOT, EU’S ARSE this is highly recommended.  Watch the promotional trailer here!

NOTE: First 200 mailorder copies will include an original miniposter/flyer printed in 1988 by TVOR to advertise “Nothing more to be said”!!