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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

SLIP HEAD BUTT gatefold LP and BATTLE ATTACKER “Silly notice” LP preorders start now!

Posted in Battle Attacker, Pre Orders, Releases, Slip Head Butt on November 21st, 2017 by foadmaster

Only a few days have passed since we dropped our last vinyl bombing (Declino and The Corporate Whores!) and we’re ready to attack again with another announcement. This time we’re heading the rudder towards one of our favourite lands when it comes to raging Hardcore / Punk / Thrash delivered with energy and creativity: once again we’re proud to announce two Japanese bands on FOAD! The first is quite atypical for our standard of full speed and rawness: we’re talking about SLIP HEAD BUTT “インサート”, a powerful R’n’R Punk combo with a stellar line-up consisting of members from DEATH SIDE, JUDGEMENT, CHICKEN BOWELS, THE GAIA, VID-SEX, SAMURAI, DELTA PUREE etc.. Need to add more? Take a look at this teaser: This LP is their second full length and it’s insanely catchy and loud! Certainly different from the FOAD‘s thrashing delirium you’re all used to but still a kick in the balls!

The other band sees us once again exploring the Kanagawa prefecture from which we already consecrated bands like MAD CONFLUX, TOXIC NOISE and SYSTEMATIC DEATH. This time we’re moving to Yokosuka for bringing to light an unsung powerhouse of distortion and rage: BATTLE ATTACKER! If your ideal Japanese Hardcore record is a bloodfeast of noisy guitars, fast drums and raging vocals, then “Silly notice” will make your day!

This is just another proof that in the endless Rising Sun galaxy of ultra-rare demos, obscure compilations and bands mentioned only by a handful of psychos, there’s always something GREAT to be discovered, and since here at FOAD there’s a team of die-hard maniacs into this kind of obscurities, we’ll always have special to detonate your brains! So… SLIP HEAD BUTT gatefold LP and BATTLE ATTACKERSilly notice” LP are up for preorders. They’re limited to 300 and the diehard versions on colored vinyl strictly limited to 100 are expected to sell out very quickly..: you know what to do!

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…

Available in 2 different versions:

Die-hard swirl brown vinyl limited to 100 copies

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

DECLINO “Terra bruciata – discografia completa” gatefold 2xLP and SLANDER “Calunnia” LP (special ltd. re-press) out NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Declino, Releases, Slander on November 17th, 2017 by foadmaster

After countless delays and mistakes from the pressing plant, we have just been informed that DECLINOTerra bruciata” gatefold 2xLP is finally on the way to the FOAD warehouse! This means that all your preorders will be shipped starting from next week. We’re very sorry for the long wait, it rarely happens that a FOAD releases gets postponed so much, but after a delay in production we realized that there was a misprint on the gatefold sleeves (several pages missing in the booklet glued on the inner panel) so we had to wait 2 weeks more to get this sorted out. Now the agony is over and this Italian Hardcore masterpiece is seeing the light as it was thought to be, housed in a gatefold sleeve with a thick 24 PAGE booklet including all their existing photos, flyers and even some never seen before artworks like the discarded cover of “Eresia“. There are still some copies on ltd clear vinyl, not many left, so act fast if you want to catch yours.

In conjunction with this we decided to add another Italian HC ass-kicker, not a 80s “furious years” related band but a present day’s revelation… nothing else but Venice’s SLANDER with a special re-press of their successful “Calunnia” LP, strictly limited to 100 copies with an extra A2 poster that wasn’t included in the previous edition!

More in detail about each release:

DECLINO “Terra bruciata – discografia completa” 2xLP  (F.O.A.D. 134)

The most exhaustive and complete DECLINO discography release ever made! Formed in 1982 in Torino (also hometown of Negazione, Kollettivo, Blue Vomit, Nerorgasmo and many more), DECLINO stands as one of the most important names in the legendary first wave of Italian Hardcore, or call it “the furious years” or specifically for Torino, the “wild bunch”. They were on the maps in the early MRR reports about Italy’s Punk/HC scene and also appeared in the fundamental “P.E.A.C.E.” 2xLP compilation on R Radical Records!  Their style was a highly energetic clash of speed, rage and creative song-writing. The band featured members that also played in cult acts such as Negazione, Indigesti, 5° Braccio etc… and they were definitely among the first in their area to develop a mature style that was leaning more towards the intensity of total Hardcore than on Punk’s rawness. This anthology includes all their existing studio recordings, consisting of: the debut 7″ (1983), “Mucchio selvaggio” split tape/LP with Negazione (1984), 3 unreleased tracks (1984), “Eresia” 12″ (1985) and a complete soundboard live recording (Denmark, 1985) never released before in its entirety… for a total of 39 songs!

Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with a 11″x11″ booklet glued on the inner panel, collecting a huge selection of photos, flyers, artworks and all the lyrics. And included in this first pressing you’ll also find a poster with the discarded art for “Eresia” 12″ that has never been published to date!! Compared to the previous collective works, “Terra bruciata” is the definitive and most complete one, each session / recording included is totally complete! If you’re a maniac of rapid, straightforward Italian Hardcore and ’80s HC in general, this is an absolute must!

Available in 2 different versions

Die-hard edition of 150 copies on ultra-clear vinyl

Black vinyl limited to 550 copies

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2nd pressing with extra A2 poster, limited to 100 copies!

Brand new one sided 12″ (side B silk screened) from these young Venice Hardcore maniacs bringing a cyclone of fresh air in the Italian Hardcore scene. 6 new songs + a really outstanding “hidden” surprise… Backed by a granite strong production, SLANDER combine the best elements of new school thrash-infused Hardcore with the speed and anger of straight forward ’80s HC. Add special appearances by Dj Craim and Gully and the killer artwork by FR3NK to make this flying guillotine even more original and unpredictable!

THE CORPORATE WHORES “Revenge of the whores – Complete sessions” LP out now, DECLINO “Terra bruciata – Discografia completa” 2xLP slightly delayed

Posted in Declino, Releases, The Corporate Whores on November 6th, 2017 by foadmaster

This is an update for the 2 FOAD releases that were supposed to come out on October 24th 2017: THE CORPORATE WHORESRevenge of the whores – Complete sessions” LP + booklet has been delivered in perfect time and all preorders have been shipped already!

Die-hard edition on greyish purple transparent vinyl limited to 100

Black vinyl limited to 200 copies

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Other hand, DECLINOTerra bruciata – Discografia completa” 2xLP is suffering a further delay due to a misprint on the gatefold sleeves. We had to send them all back to the pressing plant and we’re currently waiting for a final reprint. Please be patient, all your preorders will be sent immediately as soon as we’ll receive the correct gatefold jackets, it shouldn’t take more than 1 week from now.

Meanwhile you can keep on reserving/preordering your copy following the links below. Stay tuned because we will soon announce the next round of FOAD misdeeds and this month’s recipe consists of 2 x Japanese Hardcore/Punk high kickers!

Die-hard edition of 150 copies on ultra-clear vinyl

Black vinyl limited to 550 copies