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HUMAN GAS “Super Violence Hardcore 1984-1989″ Boxset, HUMAN GAS / STALI NISM split 7”, v.a. “ESTAMOS EN LA SIMA – 1989” 2xLP, WRONG BOYS “Il suono é distruzione 1982-1984” LP, DISARMO TOTALE “1982/1983” LP… preorders START NOW!!!

Posted in Disarmo Totale, Human Gas, Pre Orders, Releases, Stali Nism, Wrong Boys on September 9th, 2020 by foadmaster

So, this month’s release schedule on F.O.A.D. is over all the imaginable limits of mental insanity. 5 releases, an annihilating cyclone of ’80s Hardcore of the fiercest kind, respectively from Japan, Colombia and Italy. Each of these records has a story of passion, researches and even an incredible travel to the other side of the world, as in the case of HUMAN GAS. Everything that is coming out this month represents for us dreams come true, and for this reason we have focused all our enthusiasm and energy into it… as diehard maniacs of these recordings, it was essential to bring them back to light in the highest form, brutality and attention for details. So it’s time to unleash the madness: HUMAN GASSuper Violence Hardcore 1984-1989” Boxset (Double LP + CD + DVD + book + extra casewrapped box), total discography of this mythological Hokkaidō Hardcore unit, the official reissue of HUMAN GAS / STALI NISM split 7″, probably the rarest Japanese HC 7″ of all the times, v.a. “ESTAMOS EN LA SIMA (1989)” 2xLP, one of the greatest Colombian Hardcore/Punk/Noise compilations for the very first time on vinyl, with 7 raging bands such as ATAQUE DE SONIDO, CRIMEN IMPUNE, DISKORDIA, BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE, HERPES, DEXKONCIERTO, HP/HC… and then moving to our well tested territory aka the furious Italian Hardcore from the wid bunch days: WRONG BOYSIl suono é distruzione 1982-1984” LP and DISARMO TOTALE1982/1983” LP, two incredible lost and found gems of the rawest and most genuine Italo-core nihilism. Scroll down for extensive reviews to each one of these releases!

Some important things to add: our temptative release date for all these is September 25, please be patient, unexpected after-Covid delays from the pressing plant still may occour. As usual there are ltd. diehard editions for each title, as you’ll notice we increased the quantity of the Human Gas boxset from our usual standards, but anyway you need to act fast.

** NOTE – US CUSTOMERS ONLY **  : the exclusive distribution in the USA for all the versions of the HUMAN GAS boxset is exclusively handled by Radiation/Puke’n’Vomit, please order directly from them for domestic postage rates.

More in detail about each release:

HUMAN GAS / STALI NISM Split 7″  (F.O.A.D. 209)

Official reissue of  the rarest Japanese Hardcore/Punk 7″ of the ’80s, a true holy grail in every collector’s dreams. The existence of this record has been doubted for years and for some time it has even been removed from Discogs because nobody had evidence of its existence, until a connection with the band members was found. Originally released by the band in 1985, less than 100 copies were pressed and only handed to local friends in the Honbetsu/Obihiro area. What you get here is a pristine replica of the original with the audio sourced from the 1/4″ master reels, same artwork-sleeve, same inserts included. A real treasure from two of the most osbscure and violent Hokkaido Punk units. Human Gas attack with their angry and distorted Hardcore, with early versions of their classic rippers “Poison” and “Question“, Stali Nism, as the name suggests – were mostly influenced by The Stalin and deliver an equally energetic and fast Punk, filled with sincere intensity. Limited to 500 copies, all on black vinyl.  Watch the trailer HERE

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HUMAN GAS “Super Violence Hardcore 1984-1989” Boxset (F.O.A.D. 210)

Double LP + CD + DVD + book + extra casewrapped box. A work of love and dedication, the result of an incredible journey from the F.O.A.D. headquarters to a remote country-town in the middle of the Hokkaidō island, northern Japan, to meet the band members and put together the most exhaustive collection of all their available recordings, spanning from 1985 to 1987.  Here you get the ultra-complete discography of HUMAN GAS, including a lot of unreleased material… Musically, this is some of the rawest and most violent Hardcore ever spawned from the darkest lairs of the ’80s Japanese underground. Tracks from the split 7″ with Stali Nism (1985), “Noice and Hardcore” 1st Demo (1986), “Explosives” 2nd Demo (1986), tracks from “Street Punk in Obihiro” Omnibus tape (1986), “Lack luster” 3rd Demo + extra studio songs (1987), unreleased studio jam session with members of Human Gas + Stali Nism + Middle Class (1987).

Plus there’s an extra CD with a soundboard live take from 1986 that sounds killer, assorted live recordings 1986-1987 and an instrumental version of their cult Demo “Explosives“. And to complete the massacre, you’ll also find a DVD with two complete live sets (their only gig in Sapporo, “Bessie Hall“, 1987 and one in Obihiro’s “Rocking Hall“, 1987) showing these raging maniacs in action. 79 TRACKS!! All this mastered from 1st generation sources provided by the band, transferred and restored with total care and attention to detail at Toxic Basement Studio. Trifold jacket housed in a casewrapped outer boxset, 24 page full colored booklet with loads of rare photos, flyers, memorabilia and some brief liner notes put together talking with the band members. Named after a Kuro song, Human Gas were the most destructive and iconic Northern Japan’s answer to the noisy and violent Noise/Punk scene that was growing in the opposite side of the country with bands like Gai, Confuse and Kuro themselves!

Add the fact that their songs were more structured, solid and as the title of this anthology suggests: violent. The Hokkaidō area is definitely one of the most fascinating and mysterious when it comes to early pioneers of the Japanese Hardcore panorama… L.S.D., 畜生, Slang, Tranquillizer, Deef, , F.U.P., Gaizin, Napalm, Noise-Decay and many more were all based there. Human Gas still stands as one of the most respected names for their genuine anger and the highly original and influential musical approach. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 3 different versions:

Diehard red vinyl with black splattering ltd. to 250 copies

Diehard half red / half crystal clear vinyl with white splattering ltd. to 250 copies

Solid black vinyl ltd to 500 copies

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v.a. “ESTAMOS EN LA SIMA (1989)” 2xLP Gatefold  (F.O.A.D. 194)

Quoting the liner notes included in this record: “This recording was made in 1989, in the basement of Alejandro Restrepo’s house (Ex-Tenebrarum), in a neighborhood called “Niquía de Bello” in the suburbs of Medellin, Colombia. […] We hope that this new edition helps to reflect the history of blood and noise we lived back then.” That’s exactly the point: a history of blood and noise portrayed by some of the most angerful and violent realities from the South American underground of the ’80s. What we have here is one of the greatest Colombian Hardcore compilations, right there with “La ciudad podrida” and “Rodrigo D. no futuro“, for the very first time on vinyl getting the deserved F.O.A.D. treatment. ATAQUE DE SONIDO, CRIMEN IMPUNE, DISKORDIA, BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE, HERPES, DEXKONCIERTO, HP/HC…  7 bands ranging from Noisecore/Punk to classic LatinoAmerican Hardcore and even Grindcore in the case of HERPES, all of them characterized by an incredible amount of rawness and uncompromised fury.

Compiled under direct supervision of the people that put this project together back then, audio restored and mastered from the best sounding sources in existence, from a selection of 5 different first generation tapes that were used to dub copies of the original version. Unreleased bonus tracks on the HP/HC side. Gatefold sleeve, a stunning 20 page full colored booklet with a wide selection of photos and flyers of each band, liner notes. 180 gram vinyl! If you’re into South American Punk/Hardcore at the crudest form, this is a mandatory add on to your collection! All copies pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl blue to purple vinyl, ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl, ltd. to 350 copies

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WRONG BOYS “Il suono é distruzione 1982-1984” LP (F.O.A.D. 201)

Raw and pissed off Italian Hardcore/Punk from the furious years! WRONG BOYS started in late 1981 in the small boring city of Broni, nearby Pavia, 1 hr drive from Milano. Because of the provinciality of their area, they didn’t get the deserved recognition, apart from a handful of tracks included in the legendary “Raptus” comp. LP’s on Meccano Records and a few more appearences here and there. Members of this band later moved on to form the Hardcore powerhouse called BLAXFEMA. This LP collects all the WRONG BOYS‘ recordings in existence, starting with their fantastic Demo 1982 recorded at Brown Studio, the same place where RAW POWER did their classic demo 1983!  Then there’s the songs from “Raptus – Negazione e superamento” v.a. LP, “Autogestione!” comp. tape plus 8 unreleased ones (rehearsal 1982 and live) that sound bloody raw and introduce their early steps as a pure Punk band before leaning towards typical Italian HC territories. 4 page full colored insert with rare photos, flyers and original art.

If you’re like us a maniac for the first wave of Italian Hardcore/Punk, this is that kind of sloppy and sincere HC tinged Punk that in some parts recalls bands like Blue Vomit, Rappresaglia, Uart Punk just to mention a few. Limited to 300 copies on 180 gram vinyl!
Watch the trailer

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard ultra-marbled vinyl in random colors mixing blue, violet, red, green, yellow ltd to 100

Solid black vinyl ltd to 200

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DISARMO TOTALE “1982/1983” LP (F.O.A.D. 199)

Just when you thought that there was nothing left to unearth from the bloody pit of the 80’s Italian Hardcore… another lost & found gem brought to light by F.O.A.D. Records! DISARMO TOTALE were a shortly lived trio from the area of Ferrara. In the past they were only known in the most inner circles of diehard collectors for their rare demotape that circulated in extremely scarce quantity, probably less than 50. Members of this band later joined IMPACT on the classic “Solo odio” line-up, easily among the 10 best Italian HC records from those years. In recent times they dug from the archives a full live-in-the-studio session made back then that has all their songs performed with unbelievable intensity and good sound quality. Rabid, political Hardcore, 21 tracks combining speed and that very specific vibe that distinguished the Italian bands of that era… roughly, think of a mix of Wretched, Impact, 5° Braccio and some UK Punk influences (Crass, Rudimentary Peni are the first coming to mind when listening).

The audio masters were assembled directly by the band as well as the complete packaging/art, coming with a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and original excerpts/photos of those years. If released back then, this record would be equally worshipped as bands like Eu’s Arse, Underage and Impact themselves, this came as a total surprise to us and it’s guaranteed that if you’re an old school Hardcore maniac you’re going to love it! Limited edition of 300 copies on 180 gram vinyl.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard marbled grey vinyl ltd to 100

Solid black vinyl ltd to 200

AGGRESSION “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD, NOVEMBER GRIEF “Evil-ution” LP and NOVEMBER GRIEF “To live… in this world of chaos” LP: out NOW!!

Posted in Aggression, November Grief, Releases on July 24th, 2020 by foadmaster

Even if, for obvious reasons, this year we won’t be spending our summer thrashin’ hard at festivals all around Europe as we usually do, we’re glad to keep the FOAD Records‘ schedule busy with an unstoppable parade of old school gems on vinyl.  As previously revealed, July is all dedicated to Canada and we’re delivering two insane bands – one rooted in the ’80s Speed/Thrash Metal scene, and the other belonging to the ’90s Death Metal one.  We’re honored to announce that AGGRESSION “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD, NOVEMBER GRIEF “Evil-ution” LP and NOVEMBER GRIEF “To live… in this world of chaos” LP are all out now on FOAD Records, and most preorders have been shipped already, the last batch will be mailed in the next days.  There aren’t many copies left of the ltd. editions on colored vinyl, so if you still haven’t secured them to your collection, don’t sleep on them! There won’t be any FOAD releases in August but fasten your seat belts because we have a massive amount of heavy artillery all set for September, expect some groundbreaking announcements soon!

More in detail about each release:

AGGRESSION “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 176)

Canadian Speed/Thrash at its finest! Long time in the works, this retrospective of early AGGRESSION recordings (1984-1986) collects all their demos and promo-tapes released before their debut album “The full treatment“, and adds a bonus CD with a complete, good sounding live set recorded in Quebec, 2/2/1986. Quoting the liner notes by Denis ‘Sasquatch’ included in this anthology: “Five metalheads playing their hearts out without any musical boundaries or restrictions. We were able to do whatever we wanted. And not only musically, we had no rules with an absolute disrespect for laws and society which got us in trouble quite a few times.

Right there in those magical years when bands like Voivod, Razor, Sacrifice, Piledriver were starting to pave the way and Canada was hosting a titanic Metal event such as the World War III Festival, AGGRESSION were spawning their early Thrashing outrages proving to be equally intense and powerful as the previously mentioned pioneers. And to keep up the F.O.A.D. tradition of maniacal attention for detail, this release comes with a gatefold jacket and a massive 36 page fanzine styled booklet with a huge selection of AGGRESSION photos (some exclusive, never seen before ones), flyers, early interviews and memorabilia of all sorts. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard fluo red vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

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NOVEMBER GRIEF “Evil-ution” LP (F.O.A.D. 203)

Released in conjunction with the vinyl reissue of their other demo, “To live.. in this world of chaos“, “Evil-ution” (1994) was the debut recording of this all-female Death Metal horde from Montreal, Canada, founded in 1993. 7 songs + outro of the most putrid, sickening Death Metal you can picture in your mind. They quote influences like Grave, Bolt Thrower, Immolation, Autopsy, Demigod, Incantation, but on this demo they also tend to lean towards grinding territories or slow down to the most anguished bowel-stenching Doom obscurity.

For the first time on vinyl, remastered from the best source around and sounding better than ever, “Evil-ution” is a hidden gem of rotting Canadian necro-underground that needs to be exhumed and raised on the altar of Death. Layout by Annick Giroux (Temple of Mystery). Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard translucent swirl vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

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NOVEMBER GRIEF “To live… in this world of chaos” LP  (F.O.A.D. 204)

The band’s second demo and hands down their most brutal and aggressive offering, released in conjunction with their debut “Evil-lution” (1994). One of the earliest all-female Death Metal bands together with Derketa and Mythic. “To live… in this world of chaos” (1997) originally came out on tape, now sold at insane prices and very hard to find, and was later only reissued on CD ltd. to 200 copies. This vinyl version is remastered from the best sounding source in existence and adds 1 studio track taken from the “Awakening – Females In Extreme Music” compilation CD (1997). 9 songs + intro, if “Evil-ution” had all the bases a band needs to deliver the fiercest and most rotting Death Metal the way it has to be, “To live…” nails NG’s style into a deafening storm of darkness and merciless ferocity.  Abyssal atmospheres that range from downtuned doomish horror reminescent of Incantation moving to faster, blasting outbreaks that leave deadly wounds.

Although the band never went further, they remain an important band in the history of Quebec Death Metal, and as already mentioned, one of the first ever all-female Extreme metal bands. This classic Demo had to be brought back to life getting the proper F.O.A.D. treatment, just like “Evil-ution” this is another hidden gem of Canadian necro-underground that needs to be exhumed and raised on the altar of Death. Layout by Annick Giroux (Temple of Mystery).  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard funeral violet vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

AGGRESSION “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD, NOVEMBER GRIEF “Evil-ution” LP and NOVEMBER GRIEF “To live… in this world of chaos” LP: preorders start NOW!

Posted in Aggression, November Grief, Pre Orders, Releases on July 14th, 2020 by foadmaster

Summer begins to hit hard and the heat in our warehouses is turning suffocating, which means that we have to recreate the atmosphere with some equally incendiary releases, to share the hellish dimension we’re sinking in. For the first time in F.O.A.D.‘s long lasting career, we’re exploring Canada to unearth some treasures of their highly acclaimed Metal underworld of the ’80s/’90s and give them the proper F.O.A.D. treatment.

Setting our time machine in the mid ’80s Speed/Thrash meanders that gave birth to legends like Voivod, Razor, Sacrifice and many more, we have decided to put together all the early recordings of AGGRESSION – an immortal, indestructible entity still active today after 37 years (!) and delight you with “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” LP+CD a collection of everything you need to to own from their demo era enriched by a 36 page full-colored booklet with an infinite variety of photos, flyers, zine excerpts and more. Then jumping forward to the ’90s, we picked some seriously insane Death Metal, NOVEMBER GRIEF, one of the first ever all-female Extreme metal bands together with Derketa and Mythic, and deliver their complete discography on two single LP’s, one containing their “Evil-ution” debut Demo (1994) and one with their second crushing assault “To live… in this world of chaos” + 1 comp. track (both from 1997).

So, preorders for AGGRESSIONFrom the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD, NOVEMBER GRIEFEvil-ution” LP and NOVEMBER GRIEFTo live… in this world of chaos” LP are up now via www.scareystore.com  …As always, there are some great looking diehard editions (that funeral purple for November Grief is marvelous), act fast if you want to catch them in time, they won’t last for long!

More in detail about each release:

AGGRESSION “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 176)

Canadian Speed/Thrash at its finest! Long time in the works, this retrospective of early AGGRESSION recordings (1984-1986) collects all their demos and promo-tapes released before their debut album “The full treatment“, and adds a bonus CD with a complete, good sounding live set recorded in Quebec, 2/2/1986. Quoting the liner notes by Denis ‘Sasquatch’ included in this anthology: “Five metalheads playing their hearts out without any musical boundaries or restrictions. We were able to do whatever we wanted. And not only musically, we had no rules with an absolute disrespect for laws and society which got us in trouble quite a few times.

Right there in those magical years when bands like Voivod, Razor, Sacrifice, Piledriver were starting to pave the way and Canada was hosting a titanic Metal event such as the World War III Festival, AGGRESSION were spawning their early Thrashing outrages proving to be equally intense and powerful as the previously mentioned pioneers. And to keep up the F.O.A.D. tradition of maniacal attention for detail, this release comes with a gatefold jacket and a massive 36 page fanzine styled booklet with a huge selection of AGGRESSION photos (some exclusive, never seen before ones), flyers, early interviews and memorabilia of all sorts. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard fluo red vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

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NOVEMBER GRIEF “Evil-ution” LP (F.O.A.D. 203)

Released in conjunction with the vinyl reissue of their other demo, “To live.. in this world of chaos“, “Evil-ution” (1994) was the debut recording of this all-female Death Metal horde from Montreal, Canada, founded in 1993. 7 songs + outro of the most putrid, sickening Death Metal you can picture in your mind. They quote influences like Grave, Bolt Thrower, Immolation, Autopsy, Demigod, Incantation, but on this demo they also tend to lean towards grinding territories or slow down to the most anguished bowel-stenching Doom obscurity.

For the first time on vinyl, remastered from the best source around and sounding better than ever, “Evil-ution” is a hidden gem of rotting Canadian necro-underground that needs to be exhumed and raised on the altar of Death. Layout by Annick Giroux (Temple of Mystery). Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard translucent swirl vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

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NOVEMBER GRIEF “To live… in this world of chaos” LP  (F.O.A.D. 204)

The band’s second demo and hands down their most brutal and aggressive offering, released in conjunction with their debut “Evil-lution” (1994). One of the earliest all-female Death Metal bands together with Derketa and Mythic. “To live… in this world of chaos” (1997) originally came out on tape, now sold at insane prices and very hard to find, and was later only reissued on CD ltd. to 200 copies. This vinyl version is remastered from the best sounding source in existence and adds 1 studio track taken from the “Awakening – Females In Extreme Music” compilation CD (1997). 9 songs + intro, if “Evil-ution” had all the bases a band needs to deliver the fiercest and most rotting Death Metal the way it has to be, “To live…” nails NG’s style into a deafening storm of darkness and merciless ferocity.  Abyssal atmospheres that range from downtuned doomish horror reminescent of Incantation moving to faster, blasting outbreaks that leave deadly wounds.

Although the band never went further, they remain an important band in the history of Quebec Death Metal, and as already mentioned, one of the first ever all-female Extreme metal bands. This classic Demo had to be brought back to life getting the proper F.O.A.D. treatment, just like “Evil-ution” this is another hidden gem of Canadian necro-underground that needs to be exhumed and raised on the altar of Death. Layout by Annick Giroux (Temple of Mystery).  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard funeral violet vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks” 2xLP and MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP are out now, INZEST “Violence not words” and CHINPIRA “Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” sold out on preorder!!

Posted in Chinpira, Inzest, Messiah Death, Military Shadow on June 29th, 2020 by foadmaster

It’s not our style to get to the out-now date of new releases having not yet shipped the preorders, unfortunately in this case we even had to postpone the date of 1 week, due to a series of delays and negligence from the pressing plant… Finally, we have received the last parts missing today (June 29) so from now we’ll start to send everything as quickly as possible. We apologize for this unexpected situation but things went totally out of our control and thank you all for the many preorders and for waiting a bit more than usual. As you can read from the title, 2 out of 4 releases (Inzest and Chinpira) got sold out on preorder, so from today MESSIAH DEATHInvocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold and MILITARY SHADOWBlood for freedom” LP are officially available and ready to ship. We still have a handful of limited colored vinyl copies of each, so if you haven’t yet secured them to your collection this is the last chance to do it! What to add? Stay tuned and keep an eye on our sites because we decided to tighten the times a bit to catch up with our release schedule, so from next week we’ll start to reveal new F.O.A.D. sonic crimes coming up next!

More in detail about Messiah Death and Military Shadow:

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold

Complete discography of these grim and aggressive Japanese Death Metal lunatics! Formed in Tokyo in 1987 on the ashes of Criminal Christ, MESSIAH DEATH stand among the earliest acts to raise the unholy flag of Death Metal in their country along with a handful of bands such as Crucifixion, Beleth, Vexation… considering that Necrophile and Transgressor started a bit later. Their style was originally inspired by classics like Possessed, Death, Slayer but gradually escalated to a much rawer and aggressive Death-thrashing onslaught with echoes of bands like Massacre (US), Morbid Angel, Nihilist combined to influences from the South American school of Mutilator, early Sepultura, Vulcano and so on. This double LP includes the band’s most complete discography to date, with even more tracks than the now hard to find CD collection released in 2013.
Contents:

– “Gore of the crucifix” Demo (1987)

– “Immortal kingdom” Demo (1988)

– “Invocated unholy souls” Demo (1989)

– “Live at Explosion Rock House, Tokyo” (1988)

– BONUS out takes and unreleased versions.

Audio restored from the original band’s sources and specially mastered for vinyl. Gatefold sleeve and MASSIVE full colored booklet including a wide selection of photos, memorabilia, original art, historical notes and lyrics!! Intense, flesh-ripping old school Death Metal at the rawest form! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard beer yellow vinyl with blood-red splattering ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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– MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP

Total Metal/Punk armageddon from this current-day Japanese terrorsquad! Their 2nd full length album for the first time on vinyl. Get ready for a vicious orgy of metallic Hardcore savagery exploding through incendiary riffs, epic GISM-flavored solos and rabid vocals. A must have for fans of GISM, DEAD ARMYS, THE SEXUAL and PARASITE!

Their debut CD “Metal Punk Ironfist” was undoubtedly a good surprise, but when we first played “Blood for freedom” we had no exitation in asking them if we could put it out on vinyl, it absolutely shreds! Comes with OBI strip and insert including lyrics and band photos. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard transparent red vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks” 2xLP gatefold, INZEST “Violence not words” LP, CHINPIRA “Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP and MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Chinpira, Inzest, Messiah Death, Military Shadow, Pre Orders, Releases on June 9th, 2020 by foadmaster

…and then another F.O.A.D. month with 4 x brain-melting Japanese Hardcore/Metal releases! Does this need an introduction? Those of you who have been following us in the last 5-6 years have certainly noticed that it’s almost a tradition for F.O.A.D. – once in a while – to dedicate a whole string of monthly outputs to one of the underground areas that has inspired and amazed us most through the years: JAPAN. It would take long to list them all, anyway so far we’ve consecrated to the noble vinyl format bands like NAPALM, SYSTEMATIC DEATH, TOXIC NOISE, SODOM, The GEROGERIGEGEGE, MUSTANG, GESS, HEDO, ROCKY & THE SWEDEN, Q.O.P., MAD CONFLUX, JUNTESS, SLIP HEAD BUTT, EIEFITS, VULGARITY KIDS, JANKY, 惡AI意 and more!

So once again we’re back to drive you through the darkest meanders of a land that continues to prove to be an inexhaustible source of hidden treasures to be discovered and enjoyed… stealing a sentence from a GISM tshirt design: “To hardcore collectors seeking the unusual“! The criminal 4 chosen for this month are the pioneering Tokyo Death Metal horde MESSIAH DEATH finally getting their full discography out on a deluxe double LP set, Osaka’s high speed Thrash/Hardcore maniacs INZEST with an official reissue of their legendary EP with bonus demo tracks, Sapporo City Hardcore veterans  鎮非羅 (Chinpira) seeing their 3 killer demos finally pressed on vinyl and then… if you thought that F.O.A.D. is all centered on reissueing antiquities buried in the past, you’re wrong – as we always keep an eye open on new interesting revelations from the current scene, and this is the case of the Metal/Punk brigade MILITARY SHADOW of which we’re honored to deliver you the deserved vinyl version of their fantastic new full length “Blood for freedom“.

So to cut short, here we are: MESSIAH DEATHInvocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold, INZESTViolence not words” LP, 鎮非羅 (Chinpira)Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP and MILITARY SHADOWBlood for freedom” LP are all up for preorders and you’ve heard this from us dozens of times:  you need to be seriously fast if you want to catch the limited colored vinyl versions, they are expected to get sold out very quick!

More in detail about each release:

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold

Complete discography of these grim and aggressive Japanese Death Metal lunatics! Formed in Tokyo in 1987 on the ashes of Criminal Christ, MESSIAH DEATH stand among the earliest acts to raise the unholy flag of Death Metal in their country along with a handful of bands such as Crucifixion, Beleth, Vexation… considering that Necrophile and Transgressor started a bit later. Their style was originally inspired by classics like Possessed, Death, Slayer but gradually escalated to a much rawer and aggressive Death-thrashing onslaught with echoes of bands like Massacre (US), Morbid Angel, Nihilist combined to influences from the South American school of Mutilator, early Sepultura, Vulcano and so on. This double LP includes the band’s most complete discography to date, with even more tracks than the now hard to find CD collection released in 2013.
Contents:

– “Gore of the crucifix” Demo (1987)

– “Immortal kingdom” Demo (1988)

– “Invocated unholy souls” Demo (1989)

– “Live at Explosion Rock House, Tokyo” (1988)

– BONUS out takes and unreleased versions.

Audio restored from the original band’s sources and specially mastered for vinyl. Gatefold sleeve and MASSIVE full colored booklet including a wide selection of photos, memorabilia, original art, historical notes and lyrics!! Intense, flesh-ripping old school Death Metal at the rawest form! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard beer yellow vinyl with blood-red splattering ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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– INZEST “Violence not words” LP

Osaka Thrash-core inferno!! Official reissue of their cult flexi disc “Another religion another violence” (1987) + rare “Motive of genocide” Demotape (1988). These shortly lived skullcrushers were responsible for some of the fastest and most furious Japanese Hardcore blended with mad thrashing riffs and vitriolic screams. If you’re possessed by the abuse of speed and aggression of bands like S.O.B., Outo, Gudon, Brain Death, Googolplex, Systematic Death etc… you can’t go wrong with this, just put this record up and you’ll be smashed by a bloodshed of manic fast ferocity!

One sided LP with silk-screened art on the back, OBI strip and insert with never seen before photos + scans from the EP and demotape. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl pale-blue vinyl ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

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– 鎮非羅 (Chinpira)  “Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP

Sapporo City Hardcore!  Complete discography (1996-1998) collecting their 3 demotapes.. 18 songs! An adrenalinic aggression of traditional Japanese Hardcore fury delivered by local heroes of the SCxHC scene that also played in bands like F.U.P., SHOT GUN, WARSAW, BARRICADE, SLANG and more! If the 80’s are considered by many as the best decade for Punk and Hardcore, it’s a fact that Japan had an equally vital and intense movement in the 90s too, with an endless list of iconic bands and releases. And this is exactly what you’ll notice on this Chinpira discography, there are no weak parts from start to finish, it’s all there… caustic shouts alternated with gang vocals, blazing solos enhancing a solid guitar work at times leaning towards metallic territories and a pummelling rhitmyc section.

If you’re into bands like Nightmare, Death Side, Warhead, Crude and early Slang you’ll find a hidden gem here! And to go hand in hand with the greatness of the audio contents, this LP is enriched by a stunning packaging consisting of 3 booklets!! One is the replica of a very limited mini-zine they used to send together with the 1st demo, the other two contain a crazy amount of photos, original art and interesting details. Special 5mm jacket with OBI strip. Another total must have if you enjoyed the previous Japanese Hardcore works released on F.O.A.D.!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl coke-bottle green vinyl ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

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– MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP

Total Metal/Punk armageddon from this current-day Japanese terrorsquad! Their 2nd full length album for the first time on vinyl. Get ready for a vicious orgy of metallic Hardcore savagery exploding through incendiary riffs, epic GISM-flavored solos and rabid vocals. A must have for fans of GISM, DEAD ARMYS, THE SEXUAL and PARASITE!

Their debut CD “Metal Punk Ironfist” was undoubtedly a good surprise, but when we first played “Blood for freedom” we had no exitation in asking them if we could put it out on vinyl, it absolutely shreds! Comes with OBI strip and insert including lyrics and band photos. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard transparent red vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

RAW POWER “Screams from the gutter” 35th anniversary ed. gatefold LP, CRIPPLE BASTARDS “Misantropo a senso unico” 20th anniversary ed. gatefold LP+7″+CD and 2xCD digipack, SAGATRAKAVASHEN “Saga of darkness 1988-2018” gatefold 2xLP: OUT NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!!

Posted in Cripple Bastards, Raw Power, Releases, Sagatrakavashen on May 21st, 2020 by foadmaster

With perfect timing on what we had previously announced, we’re glad to re-open the F.O.A.D.‘s gates of hell with a wicked triad of Italian Hardcore, Metal and Grind offerings. Our recipe for May consists of two well-known classics (Raw Power and Cripple Bastards) vs an obscure gem (Sagatrakavashen) that deserves to be discovered for its incredible charge of sincere ’80s Metal/Punk intensity. RAW POWERScreams from the gutter” 35th anniversary edition gatefold LP, CRIPPLE BASTARDSMisantropo a senso unico” 20th anniversary ed. gatefold LP+7″+CD and 2xCD digipack, SAGATRAKAVASHENSaga of darkness 1988-2018” 2xLP gatefold are all out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records! Most preorders have been shipped already, the last batch will be delivered to the post office tomorrow. The diehard glow-in-the-dark version of “Screams from the gutter” was blown away in few days by a preorder hurricane, we still have a few copies of “Misantropo a senso unico” on ltd. funeral purple vinyl and Sagatrakavashen on swirl orange vinyl, so act fast if you haven’t secured them yet to your collection! And keep an eye on F.O.A.D.‘s pages because we’ll soon start to reveal what’s brewing for the next month and believe us… we’ll leave you floored!

More in detail about our new releases:

RAW POWER “Screams from the gutter” – 35th anniversary edition – gatefold LP + poster  (F.O.A.D. 051)

F.O.A.D. Records keeps up the unbreakable legacy with Italy’s absolute Hardcore heroes RAW POWER giving to their most classic album “Screams from the gutter” a proper deluxe edition to consecrate its 35th anniversary, a total quality-care version that makes justice to this timeless Hardcore milestone! Many of you will agree that this is the finest Italian HC offering ever made and easily one of the 10 world’s best Hardcore records of the 80’s… over 40.000 copies sold and still sounding fresh and up-to-date even when compared to modern HC standards. F.O.A.D.‘s treatment for this all time colossus consists of a thick glossy gatefold sleeve featuring lyrics and rare/unreleased photos and flyers, a square A2 replica of their cult gig-poster with Cro-Mags and Motörhead + a scrupolous mastering that respects in detail the original reels sound leaving full breathe and dynamics to its original impact and (raw) power!

17 gems of intense, no-frills HC with a bombastic drummer, fantastic guitar riffs and angry vocals. It’s a difficult comparison with their other early output – “You Are The Victim” and the excellent material released by BCT – but after all “Screams From The Gutter” marks RAW POWER‘s peak due to its superior production. The band’s simple yet instantly memorable riffs bring to mind Black Flag, Circle Jerks but also earlier groups like the Who, AC/DC, and of course, the Stooges. Throw in some cool harmonics, rockin’ solos, a cowbell, and a guitar player with hell-shriek vocals, a fucking huge afro and pointy shoes, and you have this flawless Hardcore classic!!  Watch the trailer HERE

Black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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CRIPPLE BASTARDS “Misantropo a senso unico” gatefold LP+CD+7″ and Digipack 2xCD  (F.O.A.D. 188)

Misantropo a senso unico” – Italy’s most classic Grindcore album ever – turns 20 and gets celebrated with a top notch deluxe edition enriched with a lot of extra contents. Originally released in 2000, CB‘s 2nd full length is an incredible outburst of hyperfast hate-fueled Grind rooted in the most furious and violent 80’s Italian Hardcore. 16 songs of manic speed scream-out-lungs hatred at its most nihilistic form, the band’s absolute manifesto. UK’s Terrorizer Mag quoted it as nr. 6 of the most essential Grindcore albums of all times. S.O.D. / Brutal Truth / Hemlock / Anthrax / Nuclear Assault bassist Dan Lilker about this album: “Exquisitely insane hardcore grind that reminds me of why I got into all this shit back in the late Eighties”.

This package includes both the original version (2000) and the highly acclaimed redux edition (that adds a bonus track) made in 2013 starting from the master reels, mixed with feverish care at Toxic Basement Studio under constant supervision of the band, to keep the original rawness and rage completely intact and utterly reinforced.  And to make this version the most exhaustive ever, in the vinyl version you’ll also find the 7″EP “Il grande silenzio“, recorded few months before the album and including rawer versions of 5 hits later re-recorded on the LP.

The definitive untoppable re-edition of this masterpiece of bloodthirsty fury! Watch the trailer HERE
Contents:

GATEFOLD LP+7″+CD
LP with the original version (2000)
 Pristine replica of the original gatefold jacket printed in the same factory as the 2000 version
24 page booklet
 Bonus “Il grande silenzio” 7″
 Bonus CD with the 2013 redux version including 1 bonus track
 Enhanced video documentary about the album

Available in two different versions:

Diehard funeral purple vinyl limited to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 350 copies

DOUBLE CD version
CD1 original version (2000)
CD2 redux version (2013) with 1 bonus track
 Enhanced video documentary about the album
8 panel digipack with double booklet

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SAGATRAKAVASHEN “Saga of darkness 1988-2018” 2xLP gatefold (F.O.A.D. 202)

Ultra-raw, primordial Black Metal Punk from the frozen Alps! Enter the obscure myth of Pentacolar, a mysterious entity delivering some of the filthiest, visionary Metal/Punk ever conceived in Italy…  a unique case of radical isolationism completely stuck in a ’80s time-machine that never reached the internet era… even in his most recent recordings, all things are made as if the clock hand stopped in 1988: same instruments and recording equipment of when he started. No emails or social networks – all the communication for this release has been carried out via telephone calls, hand written letters and of course masters on audio cassettes. Musically, SAGATRAKAVASHEN sounds like an archaic mix of ancient Black Metal a la Venom, Bathory, Hellhammer with some HM incursions (think of early Death SS and Wratchild – of which you’ll also find a cover) all tied up by strong DIY ethics and a Hardcore imprint rooted in the Italian school of bands like Wretched, Eu’s Arse, Dioxina and so on.

This anthology collects the band’s complete discography 1988-2018 consisting of:

extremely rare “Forza Arcana” debut demo (1988)
Sexual Lust” EP (1989)
Borealis!” Demo (1991)
Omega Lucerna Onirica” EP (2018)

All ripped from Pentacolar’s mastertapes and specially remastered for vinyl! Gatefold sleeve with 20 page booklet including photos, flyers, original art, zine excerpts and an interesting biographical note that came together as the result of a telephone chat with this mastermind of darkness. If you’re fascinated by the roots of Italian blackened Metal and want to hear the most uncontaimnated clash of old school Metal performed with ’80s Hardcore energy, you can’t miss SAGATRAKAVASHEN! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard marbled flaming orange vinyl limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 200 copies