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SVART PARAD “Total Svart Parad” Gatefold 2xLP + CD and RAW POWER “Reptile House – XX Anniversary” picture LP + CD..: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Pre Orders, Raw Power, Releases, Svart Parad on February 11th, 2019 by foadmaster

Another crossfire bombing from the F.O.A.D. headquarters is ready to shatter your turntable! If the last month’s assault was more focused on Death/Grind extremities, for February we’re back to an all out Hardcore strike with two classic bands hailing from Sweden and Italy. Both have a long story of collaboration and friendship with us, in the first case due to the Asocial connection (as the band that we’re about to introduce had members in common with them) and in the 2nd case, well…it’s RAW POWER, and all their ’80s discography has been scrupulously reissued on F.O.A.D. with a lot of rare and unreleased extras.  Our first announcement for this month is the ultimate complete discography by SVART PARAD on a deluxe double LP + CD + booklet. This release finally makes justice to one of the most important Swedish HC bands of the ’80s and wipes away all the previous editions, above all those cheap ‘n’ crappy ones on a2o records, incomplete and made with no passion for quality and details. Here you’ll find all the band’s demos re-ripped and mastered from the 1st generation tapes, adding a lot of rare and unreleased tracks.

And then it’s the turn of RAW POWER… have you ever wondered why “Reptile house“, probably their best album of the 90s, has never been released on vinyl?!? It was about time to make this happen, and there was no better opportunity than doing it on the twentieth anniversary since its original release date. This special “XX” version has both the 1998 session reissued on a limited picture LP and a bonus CD with both the original recordings and a brand new unreleased session with those killer tracks re-recorded two decades later. So, SVART PARADTotal Svart Parad” Gatefold 2xLP + CD and RAW POWERReptile house – XX Anniversary” Picture LP + CD are available on preorder. The official release date is scheduled for February 22, 2019. As usual, act fast if you want to catch the ltd. splatter vinyl version of “Total Svart Parad“, it won’t last for long…

More in detail about each release: 

SVART PARAD “Total Svart Parad” gatefold 2xLP + CD (F.O.A.D. 159)

The definitive, total SVART PARAD discography including all their existing recordings 1984-1986, remastered from first generation tapes provided by the band, adding a bunch of rare and unreleased material. All their demos, extra studio out-takes, compilation tracks and a bonus “Total Live” CD made of 4 different live sets. Forget the previous poorly made, incomplete collections, this release has all you need to own the most exhaustive and best sounding SVART PARAD anthology to date… 80 SONGS!! Raw, crude Hardcore attack from one of Sweden’s most influential bands of the 80’s, take the later sound of bands like Doom, it’s undeniable that they took inspiration from what you’ll hear on this record. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a very detailed booklet full of rare photos, flyers and original tape artworks. Layout assembled by Håkan, former drummer of the legendary ASOCIAL, with constant supervision of the S.P. members. Another fundamental Swedish Hardcore discography getting the deserved quality treatment by the FOAD team! Watch the trailer HERE

Double LP including all demos, compilation tracks and more.
Gatefold sleeve
“Total live” CD with 4 different live sets
30cm x 30cm booklet (original artworks, photos, flyers, lyrics, liner notes)

Available in 2 different versions:

DIEHARD SPLATTER VINYL (orange with black splattering) limited to 150 copies

BLACK VINYL limited to 350 copies

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RAW POWER “Reptile House – XX Anniversary” picture LP + CD (F.O.A.D. 161)

Originally released on CD and tape back in 1998, “Reptile house” stands as one of RAW POWER‘s best efforts of their ’90s discography. It has all the features that made this band so great and respected: blistering HC drumming, memorable riffing with a Crossover vibe and vitriolic vocals. Here you finally get it for the first time on vinyl and completely remastered, in a special Picture Disc version limited to 400, housed in an elegant die cut sleeve. And to celebrate this album’s 20th anniversary, the original line-up that made it back then reunited to re-record their favorite songs from it. So as bonus to this special edition you’ll find a CD including the brand new recordings and the original session right after it. 28 songs in total, furious Italian Hardcore since 1981 delivered with anger and unfailing energy! Watch the trailer HERE

Picture LP with the original session (17 songs) specially remastered for vinyl
Die cut jacket
Bonus CD with the 2018’s re-recording and the original session (28 songs)

DECAPITATION “Let the killing begin” LP and ANARCHUS “Final fall of the gods – extended” LP are OUT NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Anarchus, Decapitation, Releases on January 28th, 2019 by foadmaster

Two new F.O.A.D. releases are out now, get ready because these will make your ears bleed! As previously announced, our deadly recipe for this month consists of a pioneering, speed obsessed Death/Thrash unit haling from California, DECAPITATION – with a LP including their complete discography (all from 1985) and the ultimate vinyl edition of a Mexican Death / Grind classic, “Final fall of the gods” by the legends ANARCHUS, including both the original recordings mixed at Morrisound Studios and a never heard before rough version of that cult grinding session. So DECAPITATIONLet the killing begin” LP and ANARCHUSFinal fall of the gods – extended” LP are both out now on F.O.A.D. Records!!  All preorders will be sent in the next days, we still have a few of each limited edition on colored vinyl, don’t miss the chance.

More in detail about each release:

DECAPITATION “Let the killing begin” LP  (F.O.A.D. 146)

Before there was some so called “extreme Metal” on this Earth, there were the radical sounds of bands like POISON, GENOCIDE, DEATH, ARCHENEMY and fuckin’ DECAPITATION!!!!! These guys were around way before everybody else. MAJOR CRUSHING DEATH finally unleashed on vinyl!!!!” (Laurent Ramadier, Snakepit Mag, D.O.D.). This introduction sums up very well the contents of this incredible slab of sickness from 1985! DECAPITATION were insanely fast and brutal for the time they were around… here you get their complete discography, consisting of the cult “Killing the innocents” Demo 1985 / Rehearsal 1985 / complete live at Canoga Park, CA, 1985 ending with a CONFUSE cover!

Horror tinged US Death / Speedcore, a pioneering mix of obscure Death Metal and raw Thrashcore violence at blasting speed. If you like stuff like CRYPTIC SLAUGHTERLife in grave” demo, FCDN TORMENTORDemonic” demo, the early demos by DEATH and so on, DECAPITATION is exactly that kind of stuff! Quoting a review of that era: “The vocals are so sick and violating they can cause severe brain damage… I should know, I’m setting an appointment to see a Neurologist!“. Comes with a 12 page booklet including lyrics, ‘zine excerpts, rare artworks, an extensive interview by Laurent Ramadier and an introduction by King Fowley (DECEASED). Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard oxblood red limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 200

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ANARCHUS “Final fall of the gods (extended)” LP (F.O.A.D. 156)

Final fall of the gods” was the first vinyl output by Mexico’s finest Grindcore terrorists, ANARCHUS.  It originally came out in 1990 released by Rigid Records (that was also responsible for delivering early efforts by bands like ASSÜCK, G-ANX, AGATHOCLES etc…) and it was mixed at Morrisound Studio by the legend, Scott Burns. After nearly 3 decades it was about time to bring this classic back on vinyl in a top quality edition having all the features that you’d expect from a F.O.A.D. release. Side A includes the original session specially remastered at Toxic Basement Studio for the most outraegous sonic impact, side B has as special bonus a blood-stenching rough mix of this cult session exhumed from the band’s archives and never heard before!!

It sounds very different and emphasizes the amount of hatred and ferocity these maniacos used to unleash, in an even more aggressive and brutal way. A real classic of old school Death/Grind ferocity from the Mexican masters of unholy torment!  Comes with a stunning insert including rare photos and flyers from those years. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (black and white on light blue) limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 200

DECAPITATION “Let the killing begin” LP and ANARCHUS “Final fall of the gods – extended” LP: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Anarchus, Decapitation, Pre Orders, Releases on January 17th, 2019 by foadmaster

Are you ready to face a new year of F.O.A.D. bombardments to your auditory system? After delivering the colossal 2Kg monolith that was the DISCHARGENoise not music” box + book (we have finally finished to send all preorders) we’re back to more obscure and extreme territories unearthing two classics of grinding brutality respectively from USA and Mexico. The first is the complete discography by DECAPITATION called “Let the killing begin“, one of those rare bands that back in the mid ’80s was already playing so fast and violent that will make you think deeply on what really means being extreme in Metal and draw a comparison to how the scene evolved in the years to follow… F.O.A.D. is specialized in bringing back to light these pioneering speed monsters that were killing ears with proto blast beats and cut-throat vocals when this shit was still a complete taboo.. so if you’ve enjoyed previous death-threats like S.LO.D., Cryptic SlaughterLife in grave“, FCDN Tormentor, Rapt, Majesty and so on, then you can’t miss DECAPITATION it was maniacs playing at speeds from another world when nobody was doing it so radically.

And to complete the massacre, we’re also re-releasing a classic of pioneering Mexican Grindcore from 1990, the debut EP “Final fall of the gods” by ANARCHUS in a special extended version adding as bonus an unreleased rough mix of that killing session, sounding even more rotten and sick. So preorders for DECAPITATIONLet the killing begin” LP and ANARCHUSFinal fall of the gods – extended” LP are up now, as always there are diehard editions on colored vinyl. Blast fast if you want to catch them!

More in detail about each release:

DECAPITATION “Let the killing begin” LP  (F.O.A.D. 146)

Before there was some so called “extreme Metal” on this Earth, there were the radical sounds of bands like POISON, GENOCIDE, DEATH, ARCHENEMY and fuckin’ DECAPITATION!!!!! These guys were around way before everybody else. MAJOR CRUSHING DEATH finally unleashed on vinyl!!!!” (Laurent Ramadier, Snakepit Mag, D.O.D.). This introduction sums up very well the contents of this incredible slab of sickness from 1985! DECAPITATION were insanely fast and brutal for the time they were around… here you get their complete discography, consisting of the cult “Killing the innocents” Demo 1985 / Rehearsal 1985 / complete live at Canoga Park, CA, 1985 ending with a CONFUSE cover!

Horror tinged US Death / Speedcore, a pioneering mix of obscure Death Metal and raw Thrashcore violence at blasting speed. If you like stuff like CRYPTIC SLAUGHTERLife in grave” demo, FCDN TORMENTORDemonic” demo, the early demos by DEATH and so on, DECAPITATION is exactly that kind of stuff! Quoting a review of that era: “The vocals are so sick and violating they can cause severe brain damage… I should know, I’m setting an appointment to see a Neurologist!“. Comes with a 12 page booklet including lyrics, ‘zine excerpts, rare artworks, an extensive interview by Laurent Ramadier and an introduction by King Fowley (DECEASED). Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard oxblood red limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 200

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

ANARCHUS “Final fall of the gods (extended)” LP (F.O.A.D. 156)

Final fall of the gods” was the first vinyl output by Mexico’s finest Grindcore terrorists, ANARCHUS.  It originally came out in 1990 released by Rigid Records (that was also responsible for delivering early efforts by bands like ASSÜCK, G-ANX, AGATHOCLES etc…) and it was mixed at Morrisound Studio by the legend, Scott Burns. After nearly 3 decades it was about time to bring this classic back on vinyl in a top quality edition having all the features that you’d expect from a F.O.A.D. release. Side A includes the original session specially remastered at Toxic Basement Studio for the most outraegous sonic impact, side B has as special bonus a blood-stenching rough mix of this cult session exhumed from the band’s archives and never heard before!!

It sounds very different and emphasizes the amount of hatred and ferocity these maniacos used to unleash, in an even more aggressive and brutal way. A real classic of old school Death/Grind ferocity from the Mexican masters of unholy torment!  Comes with a stunning insert including rare photos and flyers from those years. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (black and white on light blue) limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 200

DISCHARGE “Noise not music” BOXSET (hardcover book, 3x LPs, 1x 7″, poster) OUT NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Discharge, Releases on December 31st, 2018 by foadmaster

Yes!! Just in time for the end of the year, with the usual delay from the pressing plant, we’re honored to announce that DISCHARGENoise not music” Boxset (hardcover book, 3x LPs, 1x 7″ + poster) is out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records! No words enough to describe the feeling when we opened the first box and put the records on our turntables, it’s simply a BEAST of a work. We want to thank Rich Walker with all our heart for the incredible effort and amount of time spent in putting together such an incredible thing, and the band members + friends that contributed to the book and helped to make this possible.

As we previously explained, there was a small variation in the final colors of the limited editions… We’re starting to ship your preorders from January 2nd. Please be patient because there are tons of them, we’ll work day and night to get them mailed as fast as possible and we are hopefully sorting out a deal with a courier to have all the European orders sent with an express service, so even those who opted for the “non registered Mbag” shipping will get them faster than what they expect. Both limited colored versions (electric blue and striped blue/black) are sold out on preorder, don’t sleep on the black one because it won’t last for long.

More in detail about the contents:

Over 1 year in the making, this release combines the most exhaustive BOOK ever made about DISCHARGE with a triple LP + 7″ capturing the band’s incredible live intensity and aggression through some of their best, rawest sets recorded from 1980 to 1983. Housed in a heavyweight silver hot foil stamped slipcase, the DISCHARGE : “NOISE NOT MUSIC” Boxset contains the following..:

* ”NOISE NOT MUSIC” TRIPLE LIVE ALBUM 

Tri-fold 350 gsm heavyweight sleeve with all the correct lyrics for the first three EP’s printed together for the first time ANYWHERE outside the original band made lyric sheets (not some garbled nonsense copied from the internet) the recordings have their audio remastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studios and featuring full raging sets from the following gigs:

– LP 1 : Live at the Music Machine, London 1980 (First London gig)
– LP 2 : Live at the City Club, Detroit 1982 (First USA Tour)
– LP 3 : Live at the 100 Club 1983 ( Plus bonus track of Canadian TV interview 1983 with Cal and Garry)

* ”WHERE’S OUR FREEDOM?” 8 TRACK LIVE 7” EP 

With 2 tracks each live from the following gigs:

– Preston Warehouse 1980 (Featuring the unreleased track “Where’s Our Freedom?”)
– London Lyceum 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
– Manchester Polytechnic 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
– Helsinki Lepakko 1983 (First Scandinavian Tour)

* “NOISE NOT MUSIC” HARDBACK BOOK

Over 100 band photos with many unseen and printed in high quality for the first time (Northwood Parish Hall 1980, Tunstall Town Hall 1980, Stevenage Bowes Lyon House 1981, Rome 1981, Yugoslavia 1981, Zig Zag Club 1982 etc). Plus rare gig flyers, music weekly interviews, features and press clippings of release adverts and reviews, all accompanied by a 30,000 word historically accurate band history researched and written by notorious DISCHARGE collectors Rich Walker and Leigh Rocker, documenting the years 1977 to 1983 featuring new interview material and contributions from Rainy, Tezz, Bones, Garry, Bambi, Pooch and band manager Tanya.

* A2 Promotional Poster 

DISCHARGE was more than just a noise, the band was a musical reaction to the brutal times and circumstances faced by people in the U.K. under the Thatcher regime, they were also a voice for the “X” generation without a future; but most importantly, they were FAST, RAW, LOUD, HARDCORE PUNK!  CRACK YOUR BRAIN UP!

Black vinyl limited to 600

DISCHARGE “Noise not music”- Boxset: UPDATES!!

Posted in Discharge, Pre Orders, Releases on December 29th, 2018 by foadmaster

Finally, a first stock of DISCHARGENoise not music” Boxsets has been delivered to our warehouse and we’re happy to say that it looks and sounds perfectly,  with no doubt it’s the most deluxe FOAD release so far.

Unfortunately, however, there is also a small negative note: due to a mistake at the pressing plant, what was supposed to be the “splatter” version came out as plain electric blue vinyl with no black splattering. So what we have pre-sold and announced as splatter is actually “electric blue“. The striped version was pressed correctly. We’re posting some photos here so you can clearly see how it looks like.

Both respectively limited to 180 copies (electric blue) and 200 copies (striped). Yes, there are 20 copies less than what was expected for the electric blue version, don’t worry because no order will be changed, we’re just taking some off from those reserved by local record shops because they are good with the black vinyl one.  We apologize for this mistake but it was completely out of our control. It’s still the most limited version and most important the audio and visual contents are the same as on the other editions.. thanks in advance for understanding.

Orders will start to ship from January 2nd, please be patient because there are tons of them, we’ll try to be as fast as possible.

DISCHARGE “Noise not music” BOXSET (3 x LPs, 1 x 7″ + BOOK) PREORDERS START NOW!!

Posted in Discharge, Pre Orders, Releases on December 10th, 2018 by foadmaster

It’s been 2 months since the last FOAD release, quite unusual considering that in the last 4-5 years we have kept on putting out at least 2 records monthly without never stopping. No we’re not sleeping neither we decided to slow down… it’s just that we were preparing a monstrous nuclear stockpile to end the year in the greatest way!!

Brief introduction: in 1980 four teenagers from Stoke exploded onto the worldwide punk scene with all the subtlety of a ten megaton nuclear warhead; so powerful and devastating was their initial impact that the entire world sat up, took notice, and thousands of bands across the globe were prompted to harden their style and speed up in a vain attempt to match the singularly most ferocious band on planet earth. That band ladies and gentlemen, was DISCHARGE! Over the next three years their uncompromising musical onslaught grew tighter, lyrically bleaker and even more unrelenting as they unleashed release after release highlighting the monstrous nuclear threat the world faced along with the true realities of war and insidious state control! Unstoppable in the race towards musical Armageddon, the bands enduring legacy has never accurately been captured until now; FOAD Records has spent a long time in creating the ultimate DISCHARGE release: the gigantic “NOISE NOT MUSIC” boxset consisting of a massive hard-cover book, a triple LP set housed in a trifold sleeve, a 8-track 7″ and a poster! With a visual presentation that follows the true aesthetic of the early singles by using only original logos, fonts, colours and the graphic style of the band’s first 3 EP’s and packaging that finally does them justice rather than another cheap bootleg or cash in by a label looking to make money.

PREORDERS START NOW, as usual we recommend you to act fast if you want to grab the limited colored vinyl versions, they’ll be gone in few days. **IMPORTANT** : The release date for this boxset is set for DECEMBER 27, 2018 Please be aware that the postal service through the Xmas/New Year rush can be very slow and disorganized, 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 (after January 6th). Just be patient and we’ll give you full assistance as always.

Now more in detail about the contents of this titan:

Over 1 year in the making, this release combines the most exhaustive BOOK ever made about DISCHARGE with a triple LP + 7″ capturing the band’s incredible live intensity and aggression through some of their best, rawest sets recorded from 1980 to 1983. Housed in a heavyweight silver hot foil stamped slipcase, the DISCHARGE : “NOISE NOT MUSIC” Boxset contains the following..:

* ”NOISE NOT MUSIC” TRIPLE LIVE ALBUM 

Tri-fold 350 gsm heavyweight sleeve with all the correct lyrics for the first three EP’s printed together for the first time ANYWHERE outside the original band made lyric sheets (not some garbled nonsense copied from the internet) the recordings have their audio remastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studios and featuring full raging sets from the following gigs:

– LP 1 : Live at the Music Machine, London 1980 (First London gig)
– LP 2 : Live at the City Club, Detroit 1982 (First USA Tour)
– LP 3 : Live at the 100 Club 1983 ( Plus bonus track of Canadian TV interview 1983 with Cal and Garry)

* ”WHERE’S OUR FREEDOM?” 8 TRACK LIVE 7” EP 

With 2 tracks each live from the following gigs:
Preston Warehouse 1980 (Featuring the unreleased track “Where’s Our Freedom?”)
London Lyceum 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
Manchester Polytechnic 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
Helsinki Lepakko 1983 (First Scandinavian Tour)

* “NOISE NOT MUSIC” HARDBACK BOOK

Over 100 band photos with many unseen and printed in high quality for the first time (Northwood Parish Hall 1980, Tunstall Town Hall 1980, Stevenage Bowes Lyon House 1981, Rome 1981, Yugoslavia 1981, Zig Zag Club 1982 etc). Plus rare gig flyers, music weekly interviews, features and press clippings of release adverts and reviews, all accompanied by a 30,000 word historically accurate band history researched and written by notorious DISCHARGE collectors Rich Walker and Leigh Rocker, documenting the years 1977 to 1983 featuring new interview material and contributions from Rainy, Tezz, Bones, Garry, Bambi, Pooch and band manager Tanya. 

* A2 Promotional Poster 

DISCHARGE was more than just a noise, the band was a musical reaction to the brutal times and circumstances faced by people in the U.K. under the Thatcher regime, they were also a voice for the “X” generation without a future; but most importantly, they were FAST, RAW, LOUD, HARDCORE PUNK!  CRACK YOUR BRAIN UP!

Available in 3 different versions:

Die-hard splatter vinyl (black on electric blue) limited to 200

Die-hard striped vinyl (black vs light blue) limited to 200

Black vinyl limited to 600