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RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD and FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” (12″ version) out NOW of FOAD RECORDS

Posted in Fear Of God, Rapt, Releases on February 19th, 2018 by foadmaster

As previously anticipated our deathly recipe for February is a double deflagration of the most insane and anti-musical Noisecore / Thrash spawned in the 80s. We’re talking of France’s fastest unit in pioneering pre-grindcore times: RAPT, and the Swiss milestone of brutalizing extremity known as FEAR OF GOD. Both releases are out now and ready to ship, all your preorders have been sent already, so expect to receive them soon. We still have a few copies of RAPT’s diehard edition on splatter blue/white vinyl (ltd. to 150), so act fast if you still want to catch it. If you enjoyed this batch of ear-damaging “noise not music” devastation stay tuned because next month things will remain on the same levels of insanity and nihilism.

More in detail about each release:

RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD  (F.O.A.D. 139)

Noise with distortion – it’s the Thrash core. Musical destruction, now another war… it’s an expression. Here’s the Thrash War!” these are the lyrics of the title track, to give you a picture of the sonic hecatomb that these French maniacs were unleashing. Out of tune guitars, manic fast drumming and rabid vocals… logos of LÄRM, KAAOS, HEADCLEANERS, EU’S ARSE on their jackets. Add that their only 7″ got originally released on “Caos Produzioni” by the singer of WRETCHED… you can easily guess how they were sounding. RAPT were certainly not the earliest Hardcore band in the 80’s French scene but certainly one of the fastest and noisiest. This total discography set authorized by the band’s bass player and screamer Olivier collects their Split 7″ with Final Blast, all their demos (also including the 3rd one recorded in NYC with a different line-up) and a very detailed selection of rare recordings, most of which have never been released to date.

Each session has been transferred from the mastertapes provided by the band and accurately mastered for vinyl, you have never heard RAPT sounding so powerful and clear as on this ultimate release. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of photos, flyers, zine excerpts and original artworks. The extra 7″ has the NYC demo 1987 while the bonus CD has all what you’ll find on the LP and 7″ + some bonus live and rehearsals.

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter blue vs bone-white vinyl, limited to 150 copies

Regular black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” – 12″ version –  (F.O.A.D. 140)

Exactly 30 years ago this milestone of sheer brutality was originally released on 7″ by Temple Of Love Records. Call it Noisecore, Grind, whatthefuckcore… this 21 track destroyer still stands as one of the best records ever conceived in the history of extreme music. To celebrate this anniversary FOAD Records is reissuing it for the first time on 12″ cut at 45rpm for the best possible sonic annihilation, housed in a 80’s styled maxi single sleeve with lyrics insert and bonus sticker.

This 21-track EP is essential in whatever form you stumble across it. The short-lived (1986-1988), much hyped and oft-bootlegged Swiss outfit, as enigmatic and distant as the cold, dissonant bursts imprisoned on this EP, blended early Napalm Death, Swans and something indescribable of their own to create an achingly raw and wordless primal scream” (Terrorizer Mag, UK – “Essential Grindcore albums – Europe”)

Limited edition of 400 copies, all on transparent vinyl

RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD and FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” (12″ version) preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Fear Of God, Pre Orders, Rapt, Releases on February 5th, 2018 by foadmaster

After a short break to rearrange things in our warehouse, ship the many orders for the CB boxset and do an inventory, we’re back with our usual double assault of headblowing sonic butchery. And this month things are getting really sick, as we’re ready to launch 2 pioneering Noisecore blasts from the 80s, respectively hailing from France and Switzerland. The first surprise is nothing else but the “Thrash war” total discography LP+7″+CD by RAPT, that after being almost 3 years in the making is finally ready to incinerate your turntable.

The other is the 30th anniversary edition of one of our all time favourite records, the legendary s/t 21 track EP 1988 by the Swiss noisecore terrorists FEAR OF GOD, for the first time on 12″ in a top sounding ear damaging edition. So RAPTThrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD and FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” (12″ version) are up for preorders. We’ll start to ship on February 17th 2018.

More in detail about each release:

RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD  (F.O.A.D. 139)

Noise with distortion – it’s the Thrash core. Musical destruction, now another war… it’s an expression. Here’s the Thrash War!” these are the lyrics of the title track, to give you a picture of the sonic hecatomb that these French maniacs were spawning. Out of tune guitars, manic fast drumming and rabid vocals… logos of LÄRM, KAAOS, HEADCLEANERS, EU’S ARSE on their jackets. Add that their only 7″ got originally released on “Caos Produzioni” by the singer of WRETCHED… you can easily guess how they were sounding. RAPT were certainly not the earliest Hardcore band in the 80s’ French scene but certainly one of the fastest and noisiest. This total discography set authorized by the band’s bass player and screamer Olivier collects their Split 7″ with Final Blast, all their demos (also including the 3rd one recorded in NYC with a different line-up) and a very detailed selection of rare recordings, most of which have never been released to date.

Each session has been transferred from the mastertapes provided by the band and accurately mastered for vinyl, you have never heard RAPT sounding so powerful and clear as on this ultimate release. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of photos, flyers, zine excerpts and original artworks. The extra 7″ has the NYC demo 1987 while the bonus CD has all what you’ll find on the LP and 7″ + some bonus live and rehearsals.

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter blue vs bone-white vinyl, limited to 150 copies

Regular black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” – 12″ version –  (F.O.A.D. 140)

Exactly 30 years ago this milestone of sheer brutality was originally released on 7″ by Temple Of Love Records. Call it Noisecore, Grind, whatthefuckcore… this 21 track destroyer still stands as one of the best records ever conceived in the history of extreme music. To celebrate this anniversary FOAD Records is reissuing it for the first time on 12″ cut at 45rpm for the best possible sonic annihilation, housed in a 80’s styled maxi single sleeve with lyrics insert and bonus sticker.

This 21-track EP is essential in whatever form you stumble across it. The short-lived (1986-1988), much hyped and oft-bootlegged Swiss outfit, as enigmatic and distant as the cold, dissonant bursts imprisoned on this EP, blended early Napalm Death, Swans and something indescribable of their own to create an achingly raw and wordless primal scream” (Terrorizer Mag, UK – “Essential Grindcore albums – Europe”)

Limited edition of 400 copies, all on transparent vinyl

CRIPPLE BASTARDS “The outside world” BOXSET (5 x LP, 2 x CD, 2 x books!) out now on F.O.A.D. Records!

Posted in Cripple Bastards on January 4th, 2018 by foadmaster

Here we are with another FOAD year in the books leaving behind the madness of 30 releases in 12 months (!!) and armed to teeth to enter 2018 with an avalanche of mindblowing Thrash and vicious Metal / Punk / Grind rawness. There’s a lot of interesting news scheduled for the next months, anyway we decided to leave this month free with no releases because the Cripple Bastards’ boxset (that was scheduled for the end of December) just came out with a 2 weeks delay, so it’s more like a January feature, and also because we want to focus on a massive inventory and get all things set to re-start with renewed energy in February. So the wait is over and F.O.A.D. 100 aka CRIPPLE BASTARDSThe Outside World” 5 x LP, 2 x CD, 2 x books is out now and most of your preorders have been sent this week, the next will be all shipped within the next 4-5 days. Thanks to all you maniacs for the insane support, the diehard edition was sold out at grinding speeds and the regular one on black vinyl is hitting fast too! This is hands down the most complex, elegant and massive release that we have done so far, over 5 hours of the most terrific and ominous hate-filled Grind / Punk / Noisecore violence you can think of. CB are entering their 30th year anniversary with this monster… there was no better way to celebrate it!

More details about it:

Italy’s undisputed Grind warheads enter their 30th year anniversary with the most massive BOXSET ever released in the history of Grindcore. 5 x LPs, 2 x CDs, 2 x books! All their countless 7″s, splits, compilation tracks and a lot of never heard before recordings… 362 SONGS IN TOTAL! This is the ultimate CRIPPLE BASTARDS collection as it includes every single non album track the band has recorded since their post-demos era, plus almost 2 hours of unreleased brutality including a recently unearthed studio session 2003, rare demos, live tracks and a lot more. Be prepared for over 5 hours of ear-damaging terror ranging from the early short-song Noisecore annihilation to the insanely distorted Punk rooted Grind / Fastcore of their 90s EPs to the bulldozing Hate / Grind blast-feast of the most recent works. All this madness scrupulously transferred from the original reels / master-tapes and mastered with extreme care and passion at Toxic Basement Studios with constant supervision of Giulio The Bastard.

Each LP comes with a foldout insert collecting the original artworks, inserts and flyers of each EP included. Book #1 features tons of rare pictures documenting the history of the band from the early days up to recent times, while Book #2 has the complete lyrics of the songs included in the tracklists + extra photos. All this housed in a deluxe matt laminated casewrapped box… a head smashing brick weighing around 2,5 Kgs!!

BLACK VINYL EDITION LIMITED TO 350 COPIES

CRIPPLE BASTARDS “The outside world – Singles collection, comp. tracks and unreleased” BOXSET: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Cripple Bastards, Pre Orders, Releases on December 12th, 2017 by foadmaster

Here we are, at last: time for the end-year FOAD release… nothing else than the longly awaited F.O.A.D. 100!! Even if we are already at nr. 137 (Battle Attacker) we kept our 100th release in standby for something special and somehow very close to us. This gigantic effort has been in the making for years and it’s backed by a maniacal work both as far as it concerns the sound mastering and the colossal layout/graphics. It also marks the beginning of the thirtieth anniversary of a band that has kept the Grindcore flag alive and strong since 1988 never breaking up, never going down to any compromise, remaining violent, hostile and extreme from its inception up to now. You know what we’re talking about… Italy’s “purest personification of hate“, the CRIPPLE BASTARDS! Here’s their longly awaited singles collection boxset, a monsterwork including 5 x LPs, 2 x CDs and 2 x books! So… preorders for CRIPPLE BASTARDSThe Outside World” BOXSET are up now!

Some important notes: the release date for this is set for December 23rd 2017. Please be aware that the Italian postal service through the Xmas/New Year rush can be very slow, so don’t be surprised if delivery times will be a bit longer or if we’ll eventually decide to ship your order after the Xmas/New Year chaos.

Just be patient and we’ll give you full assistance as always.

The die-hard edition limited to 150 copies includes as bonus: CB / Yacopsae split 5″ with unreleased trax from both bands, the “Almost human” A2 poster and a CB tote bag. This is expected to sell really quickly so don’t wait too long!

More details:

Italy’s undisputed Grind warheads enter their 30th year anniversary with the most massive BOXSET ever released in the history of Grindcore. 5 x LPs, 2 x CDs, 2 x books! All their countless 7″s, splits, compilation tracks and a lot of never heard before recordings… 362 SONGS IN TOTAL! This is the ultimate CRIPPLE BASTARDS collection as it includes every single non album track the band has recorded since their post-demos era, plus almost 2 hours of unreleased brutality including a recently unearthed studio session 2003, rare demos, live tracks and a lot more. Be prepared for over 5 hours of ear-damaging violence ranging from the early short-song Noisecore annihilation to the insanely distorted Punk rooted Grind/Fastcore of their 90s EPs to the bulldozing Hate/Grind blast-feast of the most recent works. All this madness scrupulously transferred from the original reels/master-tapes and mastered with extreme care and passion at Toxic Basement Studios with constant supervision of Giulio The Bastard.

Each LP comes with a foldout insert collecting the original artworks, inserts and flyers of each EP included. Book #1 features tons of rare pictures documenting the history of the band from the early days up to recent times, while Book #2 has the complete lyrics of the songs included in the tracklists + extra photos. All this housed in a deluxe matt laminated casewrapped box… a head smashing brick weighing around 2,5 Kgs!!

Available in 2 different versions:

DIEHARD EDITION ON SPLATTER VINYL LIMITED TO 150 COPIES (each LP has a different color configuration) WITH THESE 3 BONUS ITEMS: CB / YACOPSAE Split 5″ (unreleased studio tracks from both bands), “ALMOST HUMAN” A2 POSTER, “30 YEARS OF HATE/GRIND” BLACK TOTE BAG. These 3 extras are only included in the diehard edition.

REGULAR BLACK VINYL EDITION LIMITED TO 350 COPIES

BULLDOZER “The day of wrath & The exorcism” 2xCD deluxe digibook and BULLDOZER “The final separation” CD deluxe digibook out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!!

Posted in Bulldozer on December 5th, 2017 by foadmaster

..we promised to end the year with a bloody apocalypse, so here’s the first deadly shelling! After the highly successful vinyl editions of all their 80’s full lengths, we are glad to keep the legacy with our friends BULLDOZER stronger than ever, so here’s some highly collectable deluxe digibook CD editions of their first two albums, EP and demo! No preorders this time, they’re both instantly available and ready to ship: BULLDOZERThe day of wrath & The exorcism” 2xCD digibook and BULLDOZERThe final separation” CD digibook out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!! Both releases are housed in ultra elegant hard cover DIGIBOOKS each one including rare photos and lyrics. These are hands down the best CD versions ever made for these masterpieces, making justice to what we repute the real roots of Italian Metal and some of the most important worldwide Black/Thrash Metal releases of all times!

More in detail about the contents of each release:

BULLDOZER “The day of wrath + The exorcism” 2xCD digibook (F.O.A.D. 105/cd)

CD1 – THE DAY OF WRATH: The ground-breaking debut full length of Italy’s most respected Metal band of all times finally coming back to light in a fantastic new version specially remastered from 1st generation sources provided by the band and re-packaged with unseen photos and lyrics! BULLDOZER‘s first album is a total classic of blackened evil Metal taking the rawest school of VENOM and MOTÖRHEAD to an unebelievably powerful and wicked sonic impact, bearing the malevolent flame of “Black Metal” and “Welcome to Hell” and injecting it with a renewed intensity. For anyone into old school Black Metal to not own this is a crime. This is for anyone that worships the early releases from Venom, Bathory and Sodom.. WELCOME DEATH!

CD 2 – THE EXORCISM + FALLEN ANGEL: The ultra-fucking-rare BULLDOZER Demotape 1984 with kult “Fallen angel” 7″ added as bonus. One of the most incredible findings in FOAD‘s hunting career: only 3 copies of this demo exist, one was sent to Roadrunner, one to King Diamond and one was recently exhumed in AC Wild’s basement and delivered to us for a top quality treatment. This is the recording that got Bulldozer signed to Roadrunner in 1984 and it sounds killer… different and rawer versions of classics ended on their debut slasher “The day of wrath“. Dark, demonical Black/Speed Metal from the most savage guts of Italy’s early 80s Metal inferno, for anyone that worships the early releases from Venom, Bathory and Possessed, plus the “Fallen angel” session adds that Motörhead touch that makes this an instant masterpiece of rawness. Check out how AC Wild introduced the unreleased Demo recordings: “This tape was sent to Roadrunner and Roadrunner signed us in 1984. It was also submitted to King Diamond to ask if he was interested in being the producer of our album but he refused saying that this stuff sounded “too Punk”!!

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BULLDOZER “The final separation” CD digibook (F.O.A.D. 106/cd)

The 2nd full length by Italy’s Metal masters BULLDOZER! Originally released in 1986, here it finally comes in a new edition remastered directly from the studio reels provided by the band and re-packaged with unreleased photos and lyrics. “The final separation” is a devastating follow-up to their cult debut “The day of wrath” and adds a strong Speed/Thrash Metal vibe to their well-tested Black Metal meets dirty R’n’R tinged aggression!

All in all, this is another good confirm of the goodness of the Bulldozer’s sound back in the 80s and it’s good to recommend it to the old school fans of this lethal black/speed combination. For all its length, the nastiness of the speed metal and the brutal influences of bands like Venom and Motörhead collide to create another high impact effort, in pure 80s style!! RIDE HARD… DIE FAST!!

SLIP HEAD BUTT gatefold LP and BATTLE ATTACKER “Silly notice” LP out NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Battle Attacker, Releases, Slip Head Butt on November 29th, 2017 by foadmaster

2 new FOAD releases are out now and ready to ship! We’re just in time to close the month with this special all Japanese Hardcore/Punk batch and give you a few days to take a breathe before facing the bloody apocalypse that we’re preparing to end the year as deserved! So SLIP HEAD BUTT – “インサート” gatefold LP and BATTLE ATTACKERSilly notice” LP are out now!! The limited colored vinyl version of SLIP HEAD BUTT has been sold out on preorder, the last 20 diehard ones for BATTLE ATTACKER are still available so if you want to catch them you need to be fast! More in detail about each release:

SLIP HEAD BUTT –“インサート” gatefold LP + insert (F.O.A.D. 127)

Second full length album for this all-star band from Tokyo featuring long time heroes of the Japanese HC scene such as Mukachin (DEATH SIDE, JUDGEMENT, CHICKEN BOWELS) as well as ex members of The GAIA, SAMURAI, VID-SEX, DELTA PUREE etc.

They deliver a solid dose of energetic and powerful R’n’r Punk at times reminding of The Stooges mixed with a 80s Japanese street Punk backbone perfectly portraying the background they come from. Housed in a thick gatefold sleeve enriched by the wonderful artwork by the band’s frontman Oiwa. Licensed by Break The Records/Japan that originally put it out on CD few months ago…

Black vinyl limited to 200

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BATTLE ATTACKER – “Silly notice” LP + booklet (F.O.A.D. 137)

Yokosuka City Hardcore at its rawest stage! Formed in 1988, this obscure, extremely violent outfit is only known by a handful of diehard Japancore maniacs for their devastating tracks on the excellent “Yokosuka City HC” v.a. 7″ released in 1991 by MCR Company. But there’s a lot more to be unearthed… this complete discography LP includes their 2 rare demotapes, the YC-HC comp. track and an unreleased one, for a total 13 lethal blows. The style here is a manic fast explosion of traditional late 80s/early 90s Japanese Hardcore combining the thrash-till-death formula with a wall of guitar distortion that recalls a massive Confuse influence. Trailer HERE !!

If you enjoyed FOAD‘s previous commitment in bringing back to light other killer bands from the Kanagawa area (Toxic Noise, Mad Conflux, Systematic Death etc…) or if you’re simply looking for another good Japanese Hardcore record from the golden days of a scene that delivered incredibly fast and aggressive bands, then don’t miss this bomb of brain-damaging distortion thrash!! Deluxe sleeve printed with a pantone silver layer, art by Ichi (Miracle3 Design) that also drew album covers for S.O.B., Kikeiji etc plus a super-detailed 24 page booklet with band flyers, photos, artworks and more..

Available in 2 different versions:

Die-hard smokey clear/green vinyl limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 200