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LUDICHRI$T “God is everywhere (Demos 1985 + Live at CBGB 1986)” double LP pre-orders start now!!

Posted in Ludichrist, Pre Orders, Releases on October 7th, 2014 by foadmaster

Finally, after an unexpected wait (delays at the pressing plant) the unstoppable F.O.A.D.‘s furnace is finally back to crank out some fast and powerful old school Hardcore/Thrash. We are proud to announce that pre-orders for LUDICHRI$TGod is everywhere (Demos 1985 + Live at CBGB 1986)” Double LP are starting now!

This release means a lot to us because it took 4 endless years of stubbornness and dead-ends to put it together, track down the best sounding masters and find enough photos, flyers etc to make it something special as we wish all our releases to be. None of the original band members had any sort of reels, master tapes or anything that could be helpful for this, so we had to go face a manic research through collectors and traders, ex zine editors and so on. To make you understand what kind of restoration work has been done… some lost artworks have been photographed from ultra washed-out tshirts of those years, printed and retraced by hand to be returned to their original shape! Thanks to perseverance and to the help of many enthusiasts that provided useful material, we finally brought to life this project started exactly on.. June 2010!! Crazy, uh? So, more in detail, here’s what this collection consists of: Complete demos 1985 transfered from the best sounding sources in existence, songs from “Exposure to conviction” compilation tape 1986, fully uncut “Off The Board Live at CGBG 1986“.. 38 songs of tight and powerful NEW YORK HARDCORE showcasing the early steps of a band that gave a massive input to the genre and pioneered the US school of Crossover combining the most skilled and talented Thrash impact with their Hardcore roots.

 

If you enjoyed the CRUMBSUCKERS’ “Turn back time” anthology we released a while ago, this is another treasure of solid and uncompromised NY HC!! Three-sided double LP with Side D silkscreened with an elegant gold print, gatefold cover and booklet full of rare flyers, photos, early tshirt art and zine excerpts. And, icing on the cake.. front cover art by Gee Vaucher of CRASS!

This release will be premiered on October 17-18 at the Bloodshed Fest in Eindhoven (Holland) that we’ll be attending with our massive booth. Mailorder copies will start to ship on October 20th!

Available in two different versions:

- Die-hard edition of 100 copies on splatter Aside/Bside grey & white vinyl
(expected to sell out in few days, so act fast!)

- Solid black vinyl limited to 400 copies

LUDICHRI$T “God is everywhere – Demos 1985 / Live at CBGB’s 1986″ Double LP out soon on FOAD Records!

Posted in Ludichrist, Pre Orders, Releases on September 19th, 2014 by foadmaster

Wondering why things have been too silent in the last few weeks at FOAD’s headquarters? Time to re-organize a massive dose of thrashing bombs for the next season! Our first release scheduled for the autumn is.. LUDICHRI$T “God is everywhere – Demos 1985 and Off The Board live at CBGB 1986″ Double LP! 

This release means a lot to us because it took 4 endless years of stubbornness and dead-ends to put it together, track the best sounding masters and find enough photos, flyers etc to make it something special as we wish all our releases to be. So what can you expect from this?  Complete demos 1985 from the best sounding sources in existence, songs from “Exposure to conviction” compilation tape 1986, fully uncut “Off The Board Live at CGBG 1986“.. 38 songs of tight and powerful NEW YORK HARDCORE showcasing the early steps of a band that gave a massive input to the genre and pioneered the US school of Crossover combining the most skilled and talented Thrash impact with their Hardcore roots.  If you enjoyed the CRUMBSUCKERS‘ “Turn back time” anthology we released a while ago, this is another treasure of solid and uncompromised NY HC!!  Three-sided double LP with Side D silkscreened, gatefold cover and booklet full of rare flyers, photos, early tshirt art and zine excerpts. And, and and….. front cover art by Gee Vaucher of CRASS!

Pre-orders start in early october, tentative release date: Bloodshed Festival in Holland that we’ll attend with our vinyl/CD booth!

RAW POWER “After your brain” (redux edition) digipack CD out now on FOAD Records!

Posted in Raw Power, Releases on August 6th, 2014 by foadmaster

SURPRISE!! If you thought that we were closing down for an August break to comeback in September with new releases, you guessed wrong. We’re still here with another top quality RAW POWER release, this time a redux edition of “After you brain” repackaged in a deluxe digipack version, with the best quality sound you could dream it to have, completely pulverising the previous editions.

Following the path of their groundbreaking masterpiece “Screams from the gutter” (1984), RAW POWER’s third delivery “After your brain” (1987) strengthens the band’s well-oiled Hardcore intensity performed at unbeatable technical precision for the times spicing it up with additional influences, ranging from Metal to guitar driven HardRock, but never losing that speed and punk fueled rage that characterized their sound so greatly. Recorded in one of Italy’s most credited studios of those years, “After you brain” was released with an uncomplete and rushed mix that left the band partially satisfied of the final result.  27 years later and for the first time ever, we re-transfered each channel from the master reels and remixed it scrupulously at Toxic Basement Studio under the band’s direct supervision. This is how it was supposed to be back then and how Raw Power themselves always wished it to sound like.

As the legendary frontman Mauro Codeluppi says: “We recorded everything without great difficulty, sleeping outside in Helder’s camper to avoid having to pay extra taxes to the studio. I can’t remember why, but in the end the record wasn’t mixed properly and the result was a poorly done job. Today, after almost 30 years, with the help of F.O.A.D. Records and the actual members of Raw Power, “After your brain” is reborn for the second time…  Completely dissected and reassembled you can listen to it how it should have been, rediscovering details that have been hidden, up to today.”   As all the other RAW POWER reissues on F.O.A.D. (this is the 4th of the series after “Birth”, “You are the victim” and “Screams from the gutter”) this comes in a deluxe digipack sleeve with 8 page booklet including lyrics, rare photos and liner notes. Re-discover this timeless Italian Hardcore masterpiece in its best sounding version ever!

WEHRMACHT “The complete beer soaked collection 1985-1989″ BOXSET + “Shark attack” and “Biermächt” ltd. Picture LPs OUT NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Releases, Wehrmacht on July 28th, 2014 by foadmaster

Are you ready to be mangled and ripped apart by a thrashing assault of bloodthirsty sharks?  Then face our sickest release ever: WEHRMACHT “The complete beer soaked collection 1985-1989″ boxset is out now, as well as the deluxe picture disc LP reissues of the classics: “Shark attack” and “Biermacht“, housed in super-thick gatefold sleeves!!

No need to say that these are the most luxurious and heavy (also in terms of weight!) FOAD releases to date. After premiering them at the Obscene Extreme Festival in Trutnov, Czech Republic where Wehrmacht delivered 2 incredible shows driving the crowd to the most insane stagediving delirium, we are extremely proud to say that this is officially out now and all pre-orders have been shipped.  The limited die-hard edition has been sold out in 1 day, Japanese customers if you’re fast enough you can still purchase it from our friend shops Record Boy and Base that have some copies on the way..

So, back to the “Beer soaked collection”: It took months and months of hard work (and nervous breakdowns) to put this megalodon together, spinning a huge range of tapes and masters from the band’s archives, selecting the top sounding sources and putting them together with painstaking care at our beloved Toxic Basement Studio. Then photos, flyers, old fanzines and all possible artworks to reach the best looking layout for this motherfucker, thanks to the help of our graphics madman View From The Coffin. If you are looking for the definitive WEHRMACHT-on-vinyl collection then look no further, this is the end result of a team of fans/friends that put all their possible efforts to give the opportunity to other fans to get a super-complete, quality centered discography of this legendary band. More in detail, this is what you get:

WEHRMACHT “The complete beer soaked collection 1985-1989” BOXSET (5 x LPs, 2 x CDs, 32 page book) consisting of…

LP1: “Shark attack” (complete with ALL songs, and rare bonus track “Concrete meat”) – gatefold cover

LP2: “Biermächt” – gatefold cover
LP3: “Live at Pine St. Theatre, Portland 1986/1989″ (great sounding collection of soundboard live recordings) – gatefold cover
LP4 + LP5: “Demos and rehearsals 1985/1986″ (official demos 85-86 + rare unreleased tracks, 29 songs) – gatefold cover
CD1: additional live footage 1987/1989 (Portland/OR, Kirkland/WA, Guarneville/CA, 29 songs)
CD2: ultra-rare split tape with NYC Mayhem, out takes from demos 1985/1986 including unreleased tracks
32 PAGE 12″ x 12″ booklet featuring a massive collection of flyers, photos, zine excerpts/interviews and liner notes by Shann Mortimer

All this housed in a thick UV coated box printed inside and outside.  The whole thing weighs more than 2 kilograms!!
As we previously disclosed this includes all the existing recordings (1985 to 1989) of these seminal ultra-fast Thrashcore generators, a dream to come true for every die-hard fan of these speed psychos and for all you maniacs of old school Hardcore/Thrash/Crossover from its golden age.  104 songs (!) of the fastest and most deranged shark endorsed US Thrash, all what you could dream to have to complete your Wehrmacht collection in the best possible sound quality! Together with D.R.I. and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER the fastest and most influential Crossover/Thrashcore of the 80′s American scene, they used to blast when the word “grindcore” had yet to be coined, and their imagery of beers, sharks and drunken sturmtruppen-like freaks totally wins, so open your Lucky Lager and dive into this 104 song beer-soaked massacre!

“BEER SOAKED COLLECTION” boxset (ltd to 300 copies)

..and if you’re just looking for the band’s 2 classic studio albums without all this bonus madness, there’s an extra option: we have also re-issued “Shark Attack” (1987) and “Biermacht” (1988) as single Picture disc LPs in deluxe gatefold covers, ltd to 400 copies. They sound equally good as those included in the boxset and come with the same gatefold jacket, complete with all lyrics and rare/unreleased photos!!

“Shark attack” picture LP

“Biermacht” picture LP

 

PAUL CHAIN “Mirror” 2 x LP (case-wrapped gatefold) out now on FOAD Records!

Posted in Paul Chain, Releases on July 21st, 2014 by foadmaster

..with a slight delay (we’ve been completely absorbed by 1 full week at the Obscene Extreme festival with 6 FOAD bands perfoming) it’s time to announce that one of our most anticipated summer releases is finally available and ready to ship!

PAUL CHAINMirror” Double LP is out now! All preorders have been shipped, some of you should have received it already. Housed in a ultra-thick (the whole thing is 750 grams!) casewrapped gatefold with a silver foil mirror inside, making it one of the most deluxe FOAD releases to date, this is the official reissue of Minotauro‘s “Mirror” single/comp. trax anthology for the first time ever on a vinyl set, adding the rare B-side track off the “Needful/Yellow acid” 7″ not included on the previous CD version! A fantastic journey through the sinister and doomy landscapes of this Italian Metal/DeathRock master of evil, a curse turned into violet art, an esoteric and individual beast without anything resembling trendiness or modernization, reaching back from its late 80′s standing into the dark murkiness of the 70′s at some parts, and at others into an entirely new dimension, unexplored by man before and since.  Paul Chain has stood as a pillar in the Italian metal scene for over three decades, launching his cult career with the infamous DEATH S.S. and inspiring a lot of major artists among which Lee Dorrian of Cathedral and the whole Southern Lord Rec. team!  Everything the man has touched is gold!

This compilation shows all of Paul Chain’s sides. From experimental industrial/ambient to grooving hard/psychedelic rock. From NWoBHM to heavy traditional doom. Anyone who’s new to this guy should have a listen to this.  Includes: “Mirror” 7″, “Yellow acid / Needful” 7″, “Les temps du Grand Frère” 7″, split 7″ with Der Tod, split 7″ with Eversor, 6 songs from different compilations (1985 to 1993) and a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Electric funeral”. 14 songs!

Available in 2 different versions:

Ltd die-hard (very few left) in splatter aside/bside white and black vinyl, only 100 pressed

…or solid black vinyl ltd. to 400

FOAD Records’ summer shows: dive into our HC/Thrash bloodbath!

Posted in Events, On Tour on July 12th, 2014 by foadmaster

F.O.A.D. Records‘ summer is ready to kick in! Next week we will be, as usual, at Obscene Extreme Festival in Trutnov, Czech Republic. Cripple Bastards will hit again the stage and Wehrmacht will make a special performance with the ending section focused on Cryptic Slaughter songs, making the official release party of their longly awaited “Beer soaked collectionboxset out on F.O.A.D. Records a unique event! Plus, the long time partnership with OEF and us made a special night focused on Italian HC possible, so don’t miss the opening “Italian Hardcore Night” on Wednesday with 3 FOAD slashers: ED, Eu’s Arse and Raw Power!

F.O.A.D. Records and Apocalypse Extreme/MP Promotion have also teamed up for a merciless bloodbath of pure old school metal so, if you’ll be in Italy on 19th and 20th of July don’t miss the chance to see Bulldozer and Obituary headling the Summer Music Fest Open Air in Codroipo (Udine)!

19th July: Bulldozer + guests (Codroipo-Udine) > Facebook event

20th July: Obituary + guests (Codroipo-Udine> Facebook event

August will also see the return of the mighty hardcore band RAISED FIST, ready to deliver two sets of kicks in the face here in Italy. The first one will be at Kaleidos in Poviglio (RE) on the 8th of August, headlining theUnited As One Festival, a total Hardcore rumble with Indigesti, Greedy Mistress, Guilty Ignorance, Uprising and Malloy. The second assault will be on 22nd of August at the Space Of Freedom Fest in Villasor (CG), with other NINETEEN bands!

8th August: Raised Fist + guests (Poviglio-Reggio Emilia> Facebook event

22nd August: Raised Fist + guests (Villasor-Sardegna> Facebook event

The 8th of August will also witness the return in Italy of the legendary DISCHARGE, headlining the La Raje HC Fest III, in Fortezza Di Civitella Del Tronto (TE) with other TWELVE bands!!!