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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

RAW POWER “Screams from the gutter” 35th anniversary gatefold LP, CRIPPLE BASTARDS “Misantropo a senso unico” 20th anniversary gatefold LP+7″+CD and 2xCD digipack, SAGATRAKAVASHEN “Saga of darkness 1988-2018” 2xLP gatefold: preorders start now!!

Posted in Cripple Bastards, Raw Power, Sagatrakavashen on May 8th, 2020 by foadmaster

Back with a vengeance!  It’s quite evident that many independent record labels are going through extremely hard times these days, in our case one of the most difficult since it all started. For years you’ve seen our stand/booth at shows, festivals, record fairs, guess how long this won’t happen… but looking at things through a positive eye, even in the most restrictive days of lockdown and isolation, F.O.A.D. never stopped, our mailorder has been active doing packages and shipping orders all around, and we want to thank all those who have supported us keeping us busy and on-point. We’ve been forced to stop our production for April, we couldn’t even drive to the pressing plant to pick up the records… but this captivity has only encouraged us to work as hard as possible and contact more and more bands for an endless string of future releases! And now we’re ready to blast back with new releases, and to give an even stronger sense to our restart we’re doing it with the most iconic records of two bands that have meant a lot to F.O.A.D. through the years: RAW POWER with their ageless classic “Screams from the gutter” and CRIPPLE BASTARDS with the hate-grind milestone “Misantropo a senso unico“. These albums are respectively celebrating their 35th and 20th anniversary, so we took the chance to bring them back to light with some maniac deluxe editions that are giving respect to what they represent to us and to many fans worldwide.

But wait there’s more: we had another sick Italian release in the pipeline and decided that it would have been cool to add it to the two above-mentioned monsters. With this we’re going way more underground, straight in the heart of the Alps Mountains in a small village lost in the middle of nowhere where a sinister entity spawned one of the rawest and most barbaric Black Metal Punk outbursts you can think of… SAGATRAKAVASHEN, of which we’re honored to present a total discography 2xLP called “Saga of darkness: 1988-2018“. So, to sum up the whole story: RAW POWERScreams from the gutter” 35th anniversary edition gatefold LP+poster, CRIPPLE BASTARDSMisantropo a senso unico” gatefold LP+7″+CD+booklet and 2xCD digipack, SAGATRAKAVASHENSaga of darkness 1988-2018” 2xLP gatefold + booklet are all available on preorder, as usual we strongly recommend you to act fast if you want to catch the diehard editions, for Raw Power we made it on “glow in the dark vinyl“, the first ever in F.O.A.D.‘s endless discography!

More in detail about each release:

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

Available in two different versions:

Diehard edition on glow-in-the-dark vinyl, limited to 150 copies

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

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

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

The GEROGERIGEGEGE “Piss shower girlfriend” picture LP, SAW THROAT “Indestroy (extended)” 2xLP, SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Our conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD out NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in 7 Minutes of Nausea, Gerogerigegege, Saw Throat on March 19th, 2020 by foadmaster

It is no secret that we’re going through a very difficult time, certainly the hardest since F.O.A.D. Records exists. We want to thank all of you who contacted us asking if we’re doing ok and how we are facing the state of emergency here in Italy. Despite everything, we are happy to tell you that we’re all fine, F.O.A.D. Records and our mailorder www.scareystore.com are fully operational and hard-working, we have managed to ship ALL your pre-orders. Therefore, as planned, The GEROGERIGEGEGEPiss shower girlfriend” picture LP, SAW THROATIndestroy (extended)” 2xLP, SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEAOur conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD are OUT NOW!!

We still have a few ltd. editions of 7MON and Saw Throat, but they won’t last for long. Also, we’re down to the last 50 copies of “Piss shower girlfriend” so you know what to do!!

More in detail:

The GEROGERIGEGEGE  “Piss shower girlfriend” picture LP  (F.O.A.D. 193)

A totally unreleased album with lost & found recordings by the undisputed Japanese ultra-noise master!! Quoting Juntaro himself to let you understand how this whole project started: “And, I’d just found excellent unreleased tape of Gero at home. I can’t remember this recording and date. Date, maybe, the end of ’80 or early ’90. I think you and Gero’ fans really like this recording. Side A for 15min. Side B for 15min. I named this record is… PISS SHOWER GIRLFRIEND!” In front of a message like this we at F.O.A.D. Records certainly could not back down, so here it is.. “Piss Shower Girlfriend” – the first picture disc ever released in Gero’s boundless discography.  Japan’s sickest senzuri noise perversion.

It’s all here, brief song introductions, his typical “1,2,3,4” and then an avalanche of ear-pinching horrorific noise ferocity of the most sheer and annihiliating type topped by lacerating screams…  you are warned! 13 songs in total. Picture disc in strong PVC bag, limited to 400 copies, 200 with fluorescent pink & blue sticker and 200 with fluorescent violet & green sticker. Watch the trailer HERE

Fluorescent pink & blue sticker ltd. to 200

Fluorescent blue & green sticker ltd. to 200

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SAW THROAT “Indestroy (extended)” 2xLP gatefold + 24 page color book (F.O.A.D. 180)

The ultimate edition of this masterpiece of apocalyptic heaviness! Originally released in 1989 as the band’s third album (considering the fact that Saw Throat is nothing else but a further stage in the legendary Sore Throat saga), and with a marked musical shift towards the more sinister sound of bands like The Swans, Saint Vitus, Amebix and Gore, “Indestroy” was envisaged as a one song concept LP with a lyrical emphasis placed on enviromental issues (3 decades BEFORE the current publicity seeking populism of mainstream popstars and media celebrities pretending to give a fuck about the planet). Improvised and recorded over a period of three weeks, the resulting album become not only the crown jewel in the band’s history, but the final nail in the coffin of them being an ongoing concern as the three core members concentrated on their own bands and all moved on.

However, the reception and cult status has grown over the years. And so, after digging through many old cassettes, the original rough mix instrumental version of the album was located featuring a different running order, and a heavier/more guitar orientated and less polished sound. As a historical artifact, this was the version vocalist Rich listened to while writing all the lyrics the night before he was due to record them. There are also some sound effects and small parts that never made it to the final version. Either way, as one of the last truely great recordings of the 80’s, this as now unheard version of the “Indestroy” album is for the first time made available to the public domain housed in a thick reverse board gatefold jacket with fully restored original artwork, extensive liner notes and a stunning 24 page full colored lyric and artwork booklet. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Black vinyl limited to 350

Radioactive sign red/black vinyl limited to 150

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SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Our conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD  (F.O.A.D. 182)

Second chapter in F.O.A.D.‘s annihilating mission to re-issue all the early 7MON material enriched by an incredible amount of rare and unreleased recordings. This LP includes two classic Ep’s from the legendary years when TNT&Records from Germany was putting out on 7″ some of the most classic Noisecore ever landed on this planet… “Your father was a poser… and what’s about you??” (1990) and the split with AxCx (1989) called “We’ll just have to acclimatize ourselves to the post nuclear area“: complete rough tape sessions with a lot of never heard before outtakes added, freshly ripped from Mick’s masters. Straight from the LP liner-notes: “The story behind this LP begun when Matthias Weigand delivered us a huge box of 7MON reels to transfer in the studio, to check exactly what was included in each one of them. We found out that most of them were the masters of the early Eps released by TNT &Records and then Ecocentric Records. When we started to discuss about a possible series of 7MON releases on LP to re-build the band’s discography from the early times, Mick came out with the fact that he had recently unearthed the complete sessions of each EP, that were much longer than how they were originally released on 7″.. (continues)“.

To give you an idea of how longer these sessions are, the split 7″ with AxCx was 6′:35″ on the original TNT&Rec EP, this extended version clocks at 17′:18″ with more than ten minutes of extra noise! The bonus CD includes both the original EP versions transferred straight from the reels with a somehow sharper sound and the extended rough tape edits from Mick’s archives. The total of tracks included on this collection is countless, just think about the fact that the TNT editions had respectively 552 (“Your father was a poser..“) and 241 songs (Split with AxCx), nobody dared to count the complete sessions included here but we’re probably exceeding 2000!! These two legendary sessions shaped a whole genre and countless bands spawned from the “musical” extremism concepted by two Australian guys in the 80’s. If there’s a heaven of Noise, Seven Minutes Of Nausea is surely deserving a place at the top of it. LP with a special PVC sticker on the front cover, bonus CD, square A2 poster with the stunning “Your father was a poser…” art in its original colors and 20 page lyrics booklet!! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Black vinyl limited to 300

Color in color (black into seablue vinyl) limited to 100

The GEROGERIGEGEGE “Piss shower girlfriend” picture LP, SAW THROAT “Indestroy (extended)” 2xLP, SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Our conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD preorders start NOW!!!

Posted in 7 Minutes of Nausea, Gerogerigegege, Pre Orders, Releases, Saw Throat on March 6th, 2020 by foadmaster

As many of you have noticed over time, here at F.O.A.D. Records we like to alternate various underground genres, making monthly thematic release lines… there have been months entirely dedicated to Italian Hardcore, others to Japanese, others dedicated to Death/Thrash to the most classic Metal, Punk and so on. An inevitable constant that is part of our most radical and extremist component is our love for Noisecore, and already more than once we have focused entire series of releases on this, as one of our favorite niches.  So for this March 2020 we return to what is well tested ground for us, and each of the bands we are going to talk about already has a story of friendship and continuity with F.O.A.D. specifically, Japan’s noise king Juntaro is a friend who in addition to having already had records out on F.O.A.D. in the past,  has always helped us in putting together projects with other Japanese bands, same goes for Rich Walker, we are at the 4th Sore Throat release and thanks to his help we have been able to bring to light the fantastic boxset/book “Noise not music” by Discharge and then Matthias Weigand (7MON, TNT & Rec, Ecocentric Records) with whom there is a story of collaboration and friendship that has lasted for almost 30 years…

In short, this month’s release schedule it is a bit like working in the family for us, and we are happy to announce the following: The GEROGERIGEGEGEPiss shower girlfriend” picture LP (a totally unreleased album with lost & found recordings from 3 decades ago!), SAW THROATIndestroy” 2xLP gatefold (extended version with 1 extra LP filled with an unreleased rough tape version of this milestone of doomy UK apocalypticore) and SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEAOur conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD (2nd chapter in our series dedicated to early 7MON, this time based on “Your father was a poser…” and the split with AxCx plus plenty of bonus material from the same era). They’re all up for preorders and we’ll never stop in recommending you to act fast if you want to catch the ltd. diehard versions, as always they are expected to finish very quickly.

More in detail:

The GEROGERIGEGEGE  “Piss shower girlfriend” picture LP  (F.O.A.D. 193)

A totally unreleased album with lost & found recordings by the undisputed Japanese ultra-noise master!! Quoting Juntaro himself to let you understand how this whole project started: “And, I’d just found excellent unreleased tape of Gero at home. I can’t remember this recording and date. Date, maybe, the end of ’80 or early ’90. I think you and Gero’ fans really like this recording. Side A for 15min. Side B for 15min. I named this record is… PISS SHOWER GIRLFRIEND!” In front of a message like this we at F.O.A.D. Records certainly could not back down, so here it is.. “Piss Shower Girlfriend” – the first picture disc ever released in Gero’s boundless discography.  Japan’s sickest senzuri noise perversion.

It’s all here, brief song introductions, his typical “1,2,3,4” and then an avalanche of ear-pinching horrorific noise ferocity of the most sheer and annihiliating type topped by lacerating screams…  you are warned! 13 songs in total. Picture disc in strong PVC bag, limited to 400 copies, 200 with fluorescent pink & blue sticker and 200 with fluorescent violet & green sticker. Watch the trailer HERE

Fluorescent pink & blue sticker ltd. to 200

Fluorescent blue & green sticker ltd. to 200

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SAW THROAT “Indestroy (extended)” 2xLP gatefold + 24 page color book (F.O.A.D. 180)

The ultimate edition of this masterpiece of apocalyptic heaviness! Originally released in 1989 as the band’s third album (considering the fact that Saw Throat is nothing else but a further stage in the legendary Sore Throat saga), and with a marked musical shift towards the more sinister sound of bands like The Swans, Saint Vitus, Amebix and Gore, “Indestroy” was envisaged as a one song concept LP with a lyrical emphasis placed on enviromental issues (3 decades BEFORE the current publicity seeking populism of mainstream popstars and media celebrities pretending to give a fuck about the planet). Improvised and recorded over a period of three weeks, the resulting album become not only the crown jewel in the band’s history, but the final nail in the coffin of them being an ongoing concern as the three core members concentrated on their own bands and all moved on.

However, the reception and cult status has grown over the years. And so, after digging through many old cassettes, the original rough mix instrumental version of the album was located featuring a different running order, and a heavier/more guitar orientated and less polished sound. As a historical artifact, this was the version vocalist Rich listened to while writing all the lyrics the night before he was due to record them. There are also some sound effects and small parts that never made it to the final version. Either way, as one of the last truely great recordings of the 80’s, this as now unheard version of the “Indestroy” album is for the first time made available to the public domain housed in a thick reverse board gatefold jacket with fully restored original artwork, extensive liner notes and a stunning 24 page full colored lyric and artwork booklet. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Black vinyl limited to 350

Radioactive sign red/black vinyl limited to 150

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SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Our conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD  (F.O.A.D. 182)

Second chapter in F.O.A.D.‘s annihilating mission to re-issue all the early 7MON material enriched by an incredible amount of rare and unreleased recordings. This LP includes two classic Ep’s from the legendary years when TNT&Records from Germany was putting out on 7″ some of the most classic Noisecore ever landed on this planet… “Your father was a poser… and what’s about you??” (1990) and the split with AxCx (1989) called “We’ll just have to acclimatize ourselves to the post nuclear area“: complete rough tape sessions with a lot of never heard before outtakes added, freshly ripped from Mick’s masters. Straight from the LP liner-notes: “The story behind this LP begun when Matthias Weigand delivered us a huge box of 7MON reels to transfer in the studio, to check exactly what was included in each one of them. We found out that most of them were the masters of the early Eps released by TNT &Records and then Ecocentric Records. When we started to discuss about a possible series of 7MON releases on LP to re-build the band’s discography from the early times, Mick came out with the fact that he had recently unearthed the complete sessions of each EP, that were much longer than how they were originally released on 7″.. (continues)“.

To give you an idea of how longer these sessions are, the split 7″ with AxCx was 6′:35″ on the original TNT&Rec EP, this extended version clocks at 17′:18″ with more than ten minutes of extra noise! The bonus CD includes both the original EP versions transferred straight from the reels with a somehow sharper sound and the extended rough tape edits from Mick’s archives. The total of tracks included on this collection is countless, just think about the fact that the TNT editions had respectively 552 (“Your father was a poser..“) and 241 songs (Split with AxCx), nobody dared to count the complete sessions included here but we’re probably exceeding 2000!! These two legendary sessions shaped a whole genre and countless bands spawned from the “musical” extremism concepted by two Australian guys in the 80’s. If there’s a heaven of Noise, Seven Minutes Of Nausea is surely deserving a place at the top of it. LP with a special PVC sticker on the front cover, bonus CD, square A2 poster with the stunning “Your father was a poser…” art in its original colors and 20 page lyrics booklet!! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Black vinyl limited to 300

Color in color (black into seablue vinyl) limited to 100