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SORE THROAT “Unhindered by talent” gatefold LP and SORE THROAT “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP (2nd pressing) out NOW!!

Posted in Releases, Sore Throat on March 27th, 2015 by foadmaster

The wait is over! Two horrendous nuclear arsenals have just been uncovered and are all set to annihilate your auditory system. SORE THROATUnhindered by talent” gatefold LP + poster and SORE THROATDeath to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP + poster (2nd pressing) are out now, and we are currently shipping all preorders.  There aren’t many copies left of the die-hard splatter vinyl editions, so act short+fast+loud if you want to catch one! As previously announced, this is FOAD‘s second installment in re-issuing ST’s complete discography, this time it’s the turn for their classic debut full length “Unhindered by talent” (1988) dusted off in a beautiful gatefold LP edition with bonus poster and extensive liner notes by Rich Militia. And there’s more, due to the high demand, we also decided to deliver you a new pressing of the previous “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” double gatefold LP with a different color sleeve and a new limited splatter version. Just like Switzerland’s noise masters FEAR OF GOD (of which we are gradually re-issuing the entire discography too), this is hands down one of our favourite bands so we have really concentrated all our efforts to provide the best sounding vinyl result and a great looking packaging, as these bands have pioneered the true spirit of extremity in whatever is fast and blasting in Metal/Punk, so they deserve all our respect and dedication.

More in detail about each release:

SORE THROAT “Unhindered by talent” gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 079)

Housed in a thick reverseboard gatefold sleeve including lyrics and detailed liner notes by Rich Militia, enriched by a 2 sided A2 poster. Official reissue of one of the most influential and distinctive Grind/Punk/Noisecore albums of the late ’80s Britcore scene, and of all times too. 52 songs of cider-intoxicated aural butchery backed by a caustic sense of humor and savagely provocative lyrics attacking the HC scene of their time. To quote some reviews of when this came out: “SORE THROAT are the latest hell spawn of the ultracore thrash ”gurgling-gravel-in-a-sound-avalanche” school of thought”. “SORE THROAT are a music fan’s worst nightmare, 52 tracks that threaten to defy the very laws of nature, the ST sound is a thick, ugly mother that catches you like the swiftest blow to the stomach and leaves you feeling you’ve just gone 15 rounds with a runaway steamroller.

Originally released in 1988 after a few successful demos and the hyper-legendary “Death to capitalist Hardcore” 45 song EP, “Unhindered by talent” was the groundbreaking debut full length of UK’s most extreme Noise unit, alternating ultra-short detonating noise bursts to some solid 2-riffs/2-phrases HC/Punk anthems devoted to the Discharge/early Scandicore formula and also inevitably reminiscent of DOOM, with whom ST shared 2 members. Mastered from the best sounding source in existence for the fiercest possible sonic devastation on vinyl…“Unhindered by talent but we don’t give a fuck!

Available in two different versions:

DIE-HARD radioactive x-ray effect splatter vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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SORE THROAT “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 061) 2nd pressing

2nd edition with green and black print on the gatefold sleeve and poster (instead of blue and black like the 1st). Double LP, 129 song monstrosity collecting all ST’s demos, their cult “Death to capitalist Hardcore” debut EP and an endless parade of rarities, comp. tracks and live recordings from 1987 to 1990. Old reviews used to describe Uk’s SORE THROAT as “Beyond almost anything you’ve ever heard… Even Extreme Noise Terror are scared of them… as palatable as cabbage boiled in fish urine“. Over 2 decades are gone but these pioneers of the most horrific alcohol-wrecked Noisecore/Grind ever conceived on the British soil still sound as the most nihilist and unsurpassed sonic aberration one can think of. And to be able to offer their noise in the most pristine form, closer to its primordial authenticity all what you will experience on this horrendous double platter has been scrupulously acquired from the original reels and tapes and mastered for vinyl with the maniacal attention of the widely-acclaimed Toxic Basement Studio, an absolute guarantee of passion and dedication for all what comes from the golden days of analog Hardcore/Thrash and Grind.

Comes in a thick gatefold sleeve printed on raw, uncoated reverse-board cardboard and includes a 2-sided A2 posters with an extensive collection of rare photos, flyers, zine excerpts and reviews. “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” was previously released on a limited edition CD by China’s Area Death Prod., this is the official re-issue on vinyl with 16 extra songs and a completely different/extended layout. Highly recommended to all enthusiasts of the early Grind/Noisecore era and the most extreme Britcore bands that have shaped and developed the genre. “Out of tune guitars with broken strings, unintelligible growls and smashed drum sticks“!!

Available in two different versions:

DIE-HARD green on white splattered vinyl, limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 300 copies

SORE THROAT “Unhindered by talent” gatefold LP and SORE THROAT “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP (2nd pressing) pre-orders start NOW!!

Posted in Pre Orders, Releases, Sore Throat on March 16th, 2015 by foadmaster

Hey folks!! Our vinyl delivery for this month is a terrific double brain-severing assault to leave your ears completely mangled… Yes it’s again UK’s kings of cider fueled Noisecore/Punk: SORE THROAT!! We are proud to announce our second installment in re-issuing their complete discography, this time it’s the turn for the classic debut full length “Unhindered by talent” (1988) dusted off in a beautiful gatefold LP edition with bonus poster and extensive liner notes by Rich Militia. And there’s more, due to the high demand, we also decided to deliver you a new pressing of the previous “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” double gatefold LP with a different color sleeve and a new limited splatter version. Just like Switzerland’s noise masters FEAR OF GOD (of which we are gradually re-issuing the entire discography too), this is hands down one of our favourite bands so we have really concentrated all our efforts to provide the best sounding vinyl result and a great looking packaging, as these bands have pioneered the true spirit of extremity in whatever is fast and blasting in Metal/Punk, so they deserve all our respect and dedication. Pre-orders start NOW, we’ll start to ship both records on March 27, 2015. As usual we suggest you to be fast if you want to catch the limited splatter vinyl versions.

More in detail about each release:  

SORE THROAT “Unhindered by talent” gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 079)

Housed in a thick reverseboard gatefold sleeve including lyrics and detailed liner notes by Rich Militia, enriched by a 2 sided A2 poster. Official reissue of one of the most influential and distinctive Grind/Punk/Noisecore albums of the late ’80s Britcore scene, and of all times too. 52 songs of cider-intoxicated aural butchery backed by a caustic sense of humor and savagely provocative lyrics attacking the HC scene of their time.

To quote some reviews of when this came out: “SORE THROAT are the latest hell spawn of the ultracore thrash ”gurgling-gravel-in-a-sound-avalanche” school of thought”. “SORE THROAT are a music fan’s worst nightmare, 52 tracks that threaten to defy the very laws of nature, the ST sound is a thick, ugly mother that catches you like the swiftest blow to the stomach and leaves you feeling you’ve just gone 15 rounds with a runaway steamroller.” Originally released in 1988 after a few successful demos and the hyper-legendary “Death to capitalist Hardcore” 45 song EP, “Unhindered by talent” was the groundbreaking debut full length of UK’s most extreme Noise unit, alternating ultra-short detonating noise bursts to some solid 2-riffs/2-phrases HC/Punk anthems devoted to the Discharge/early Scandicore formula and also inevitably reminiscent of DOOM, with whom ST shared 2 members.

Mastered from the best sounding source in existence for the fiercest possible sonic devastation on vinyl.. “unhindered by talent but we don’t give a fuck!

DIE-HARD radioactive x-ray effect splatter vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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

SORE THROAT “Death to capitalist Halmshaw” gatefold 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 061) 2nd pressing

2nd edition with green and black print on the gatefold sleeve and poster (instead of blue and black like the 1st). Double LP, 129 song monstrosity collecting all ST’s demos, their cult “Death to capitalist Hardcore” debut EP and an endless parade of rarities, comp. tracks and live recordings from 1987 to 1990. Old reviews used to describe Uk’s SORE THROAT as “Beyond almost anything you’ve ever heard… Even Extreme Noise Terror are scared of them… as palatable as cabbage boiled in fish urine“.

Over 2 decades are gone but these pioneers of the most horrific alcohol-wrecked Noisecore/Grind ever conceived on the British soil still sound as the most nihilist and unsurpassed sonic aberration one can think of. And to be able to offer their noise in the most pristine form, closer to its primordial authenticity all what you will experience on this horrendous double platter has been scrupulously acquired from the original reels and tapes and mastered for vinyl with the maniacal attention of the widely-acclaimed Toxic Basement Studio, an absolute guarantee of passion and dedication for all what comes from the golden days of analog Hardcore/Thrash and Grind. Comes in a thick gatefold sleeve printed on raw, uncoated reverse-board cardboard and includes a 2-sided A2 posters with an extensive collection of rare photos, flyers, zine excerpts and reviews.

Death to capitalist Halmshaw” was previously released on a limited edition CD by China’s Area Death Prod., this is the official re-issue on vinyl with 16 extra songs and a completely different/extended layout. Highly recommended to all enthusiasts of the early Grind/Noisecore era and the most extreme Britcore bands that have shaped and developed the genre. “Out of tune guitars with broken strings, unintelligible growls and smashed drum sticks“!!

DIE-HARD green on white splattered vinyl, limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 300 copies

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP and UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ CD/DVD out NOW!!

Posted in Cryptic Slaughter, Releases, Upset Noise on February 25th, 2015 by foadmaster

Here we are! As previously announced we set February 25 for two new detonating FOAD thrashin’ attacks, and we kept the promise. The highly awaited CRYPTIC SLAUGHTERStream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP gatefold is out now in conjunction with UPSET NOISENothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986” digipack CD/DVD!!  Most pre-orders have been shipped already. As expected, the CS die-hard edition on splatter vinyl has been completely sold out on preorder (this is getting a routine for all die-hard editions of our releases) , but of course you can still purchase the solid black vinyl version limited to 400.  A note: the previous images published of the “rainbow splatter effect” we had requested to the vinyl factory for the CS die-hard copies don’t match exactly to the final result that we received. We are posting a photo here so those who ordered it can see what they are getting. It’s not far from the starting idea but the pressing plant splattered it with colour drops instead of stripes, they always say that the final result is random, so we accept it because it looks killer and unique anyway. It’s more like a plumcake-with-candies than a rainbow!

Ok, more in detail about each release:

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 076)

Are you ready for a new chapter in the Cryptic Slaughter + FOAD legacy? After giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” demotape with a special vinyl version including tons of bonus material, it was about time to unite forces again and bring to light a new classic of our favourite California’s thrashing Speed-core pioneers. So we have decided to focus on their 3rd classic full length, their final release before splitting up and reforming again with new members, “Stream of consciousness” originally released in 1988 by Death Records / Metal Blade and never re-issued until then! We did everything possible to improve the sound with a special mastering for vinyl by our sound wizard H.o.D. at Toxic Basement Studio, adding a lot of aggression to the drums and guitar… One thing is sure: you have never heard “Stream..” sound so crisp as on this version! And to make the package even more outstanding we have added 1 full LP of extra tracks, featuring their complete pre-production session (that is even faster and rawer!) made few days before they entered the studio to record the album + 2 rare rehearsal songs 1987 one of which sees Rob and Bill trading off vocals!

25 songs in total, head-punching Crossover Thrash with a solid HC impact. “Stream of consciousness” displays a killer songwriting that is as great and powerful as most anthems on their previous two albums “Convincted” and “Money talks“, if the weak point on the first pressing was the messy production, try this FOAD version and you’ll be positively surprised!  Housed in a thick gatefold cover including lyrics, photos and a foldout insert/poster with tons of rare flyers and photos of that period. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss any Cryptic Slaughter release!!

Solid black vinyl ltd to 400 copies

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UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ digipack CD/DVD (F.O.A.D. 075)

4 years in the making, this is definitely the most exhaustive and complete UPSET NOISE collection ever released, backed by a story of pure passion and stubbornness in the project. 24 SONGS, over 1 hour of scorching Italian Hardcore/Crossover at its finest! Includes their classic debut album “Nothing more to be said” (1987) + “Growing pain” MLP (1989) and a completely unreleased soundboard live assault recorded in 1986, showing the band in its transition phase between the early raging HC singles and the subsequent metallic approach. Take the most powerful blend of classic Italian Punk/HC (rooted in the legendary “furious years”) spice it with some pummelling Thrash and a powerful r’n’r backbone… you get UPSET NOISE!!

Scrupulously mastered from the original 1/4″ reels for the best possible sonic impact, these recordings have never sounded so good and vital. And, icing on the cake, you’ll also find an extra DVD/documentary tracing the band’s history 1982/1992 through exclusive interviews and rare video-footage. Housed in a 8 panel digipack with 2 booklets (40 pages in total) and OBI strip. If you’re a maniac for energy driven Italian HC like RAW POWER, NEGAZIONE, IMPACT, BLOODY RIOT, EU’S ARSE this is highly recommended.  Watch the promotional trailer HERE!

NOTE: First 200 mailorder copies include an original miniposter/flyer printed in 1988 by TVOR to advertise “Nothing more to be said”!!

UPSET NOISE will premiere this release with a reunion show (back on stage after 20+ years!!) on May 2nd in Poviglio, Italy co-headlining a festival with Us Hardcore heavy-weights POISON IDEA!!  If you’re around and want to experience how a true Hardcore clash in the old school Italian way looks like (the good old “teste vuote ossa rotte” spirit) then look no further and join this inferno! Facebook Event HERE

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP and UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ CD/DVD, pre-orders start now!!

Posted in Cryptic Slaughter, Pre Orders, Releases, Upset Noise on February 5th, 2015 by foadmaster

2 new FOAD thrash-core grenades are ready to explode! We are proud to announce that our February release schedule consists of two undisputed masters in worldwide crossover, hailing from USA and Italy. Pre-orders for CRYPTIC SLAUGHTERStream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP gatefold and UPSET NOISENothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986” digipack CD/DVD are up now!! Needless to say that the die-hard rainbow splatter edition of “Stream of consciousness” is expected to be all sold on preorder, so act superfast!  More in detail about each release:

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Stream of consciousness – Extended version” 2xLP (F.O.A.D. 076)

Are you ready for a new chapter in the Cryptic Slaughter + FOAD legacy? After giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” demotape with a special vinyl version including tons of bonus material, it was about time to unite forces again and bring to light a new classic of our favourite California’s thrashing Speed-core pioneers. So we have decided to focus on their 3rd classic full length, their final release before splitting up and reforming again with new members, “Stream of consciousness” originally released in 1988 by Death Records/Metal Blade and never re-issued until then.

We did everything possible to improve the sound with a special mastering for vinyl by our sound wizard H.o.D. at Toxic Basement Studio, adding a lot of aggression to the drums and guitar… One thing is sure: you have never heard “Stream..” sound so crisp as on this version! And to make the package even more outstanding we have added 1 full LP of extra tracks, featuring their complete pre-production session (that is even faster and rawer!) made few days before they entered the studio to record the album + 2 rare rehearsal songs 1987 one of which sees Rob and Bill trading off vocals!

25 songs in total, head-punching Crossover Thrash with a solid HC impact. “Stream of consciousness” displays a killer songwriting that is as great and powerful as most anthems on their previous two albums “Convincted” and “Money talks“, if the weak point on the first pressing was the messy production, try this FOAD version and you’ll be positively surprised!  Housed in a thick gatefold cover including lyrics, photos and a foldout insert/poster with tons of rare flyers and photos of that period. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss any Cryptic Slaughter release!!

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard rainbow splatter vinyl ltd to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl ltd to 400 copies

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UPSET NOISE “Nothing more to be said / Growing pain + Live 1986″ digipack CD/DVD (F.O.A.D. 075)

4 years in the making, this is definitely the most exhaustive and complete UPSET NOISE collection ever released, backed by a story of pure passion and stubbornness in the project. 24 SONGS, over 1 hour of scorching Italian Hardcore/Crossover at its finest! Includes their classic debut album “Nothing more to be said” (1987) + “Growing pain” MLP (1989) and a completely unreleased soundboard live assault recorded in 1986, showing the band in its transition phase between the early raging HC singles and the subsequent metallic approach. Take the most powerful blend of classic Italian Punk/HC (rooted in the legendary “furious years”) spice it with some pummelling Thrash and a powerful r’n’r backbone… you get UPSET NOISE!!

Scrupulously mastered from the original 1/4″ reels for the best possible sonic impact, these recordings have never sounded so good and vital. And, icing on the cake, you’ll also find an extra DVD/documentary tracing the band’s history 1982/1992 through exclusive interviews and rare video-footage. Housed in a 8 panel digipack with 2 booklets (40 pages in total) and OBI strip. If you’re a maniac for energy driven Italian HC like RAW POWER, NEGAZIONE, IMPACT, BLOODY RIOT, EU’S ARSE this is highly recommended.  Watch the promotional trailer here!

NOTE: First 200 mailorder copies will include an original miniposter/flyer printed in 1988 by TVOR to advertise “Nothing more to be said”!!

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT “Dead serious Demo ’85 + Lost session ’86” LP and BRAINSTORM “Only the dead see the end of the war” LP out now!

Posted in Attitude Adjustment, Brainstorm, Releases on January 27th, 2015 by foadmaster

Time has come for 2 new FOAD slashers!! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTDead serious demo 1985 + Lost session 1986” LP and BRAINSTORMOnly the dead see the end of the war” LP are out now and ready to ship. All pre-orders including ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT have been mailed already (and as expected the ltd die-hard edition has been completely sold out in few days), while BRAINSTORM has just been delivered to our warehouse, so we’re starting to pack all orders including it now. So more in detail about these two blasts from the past:

- ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT “Dead serious demo ’85 + lost session ’86” LP

Another Thrashcore milestone on FOAD!!! After unleashing top-quality gems like Wehrmacht, Cryptic Slaughter, Ludichrist, SOD, Crumbsuckers it was about time to brush up another seminal name considered one of the strongest and most influential roots of the Californian HC scene: ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! Before reaching a cult status with an incredible debut full length such as “American paranoia” they did an equally groundbreaking Demo, “Dead serious” – consisting of 10 rapid-fire bursts of fast and furious Hardcore. Quoting our friend Eric / goodbamusic.com: “ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT came out of the blue with this one. They sent out the demo tape to a lot of international fanzines and radio stations and got very popular immediately. Everybody was blown away – rarely had there been a genuine blend of the best elements of both Hardcore and Metal, played with such passion. The joy is literally bleeding through within every note, yet all the songs have a fascinating melodramatic atmosphere. By the way, this was recorded at the infamous “Turk Street Studios” where EXODUS also had recorded a demo tape. If said EXODUS demo only had the sound this one has …

As for all FOAD releases, what you get on this LP is hands down the top-sounding version of “Dead serious” to date, mastered from the best quality source in existence, provided by the band. And to make it even more attractive we have added a complete bonus session from 1986 including 9 devastating tracks, 2 of which (“The meaning of life” and “Hue massacre“) are completely unreleased/never-heard-before!! Both recordings have every element of the genre that harbors greatness. Speedy riffs, spastic drum beats, Hardcore vocals in the right places, and clean/spoken word vocals in others. Special dynamic vinyl mastering by Toxic Basement Studio (yet again a guarantee of quality), artwork reproducing the original tape’s layout and extra insert with lyrics and rare flyers. A Crossover gem!!

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- BRAINSTORM “Only the dead see the end of the war (1989)” LP

Limited edition of 300 copies on transparent blue vinyl with side-B silkscreened. Official reissue on vinyl of BRAINSTORM‘s debut Demotape “Only the dead see the end of the war” (1989). Among the multitude of cult demos worshipped by the most dogged tape-traders back in the day, this little treasure from former Yugoslavia has always been a highlight here between the FOAD’s ranks. Their style was perfectly settled in the growing Grind/Britcore extremity that was exploding those years thanks to early releases of labels like Earache, Peaceville and Manic Ears. BRAINSTORM was totally devoted to that formula, delivering a manic raw barrage of Grinding HC with a massive dose of riff-oriented Thrashcore catchiness. It reminds of DOOM, UNSEEN TERROR, DEVIATED INSTINCT, HERESY, “Scum”-era NAPALM DEATH and other pioneers of that scene. This link was consolidated by the fact that the singer of the band lived in the UK for a long period those years, attending that scene and bands like DOOM.

Besides their devastating musical approach BRAINSTORM were a strongly political band with lyrics that were highly focused on their country’s social background, anticipating with their anti-war message the inner conflict that dismembered Yugoslavia in the years that followed. Mastered from the original reels at Toxic Basement studio with meticulous care for the best possible sounding result, “Only the dead see the end of the war” comes back to life in its most dynamic and powerful version ever. Also including 2 inserts with lyrics, photos, rare flyers and a lot more.

 

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT “Dead serious Demo 1985 + Lost session 1986″ LP and BRAINSTORM “Only the dead see the end of the war” LP: pre-orders start now!!

Posted in Attitude Adjustment, Brainstorm, Pre Orders, Releases on January 14th, 2015 by foadmaster

So here’s our first 2 releases to kick-start the new year! Once again stuck in the past? No way, this is just the music that we like and classics like these deserve FOAD‘s quality care treatment… as collectors and vinyl enthusiasts this is how we have always dreamed them to look and sound like… In this installment we are going to introduce you: ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT and BRAINSTORM.

Pre-orders for both start now!

- ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT “Dead serious demo ’85 + lost session ’86” LP

Another Thrashcore milestone on FOAD!!! After unleashing top-quality gems like Wehrmacht, Cryptic Slaughter, Ludichrist, SOD, Crumbsuckers it was about time to brush up another seminal name considered one of the strongest and most influential roots of the Californian HC scene: ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! Before reaching a cult status with an incredible debut full length such as “American paraonoia” they did an equally groundbreaking Demo, “Dead serious” – consisting of 10 rapid-fire bursts of fast and furious Hardcore. Quoting our friend Eric / goodbamusic.com: “ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT came out of the blue with this one. They sent out the demo tape to a lot of international fanzines and radio stations and got very popular immediately. Everybody was blown away – rarely had there been a genuine blend of the best elements of both Hardcore and Metal, played with such passion. The joy is literally bleeding through within every note, yet all the songs have a fascinating melodramatic atmosphere. By the way, this was recorded at the infamous “Turk Street Studios” where EXODUS also had recorded a demo tape. If said EXODUS demo only had the sound this one has …

As for all FOAD releases, what you get on this LP is hands down the top-sounding version of “Dead serious” to date, mastered from the best quality source in existence, provided by the band. And to make it even more attractive we have added a complete bonus session from 1986 including 9 devastating tracks, 2 of which (“The meaning of life” and “Hue massacre“) are completely unreleased/never-heard-before!! Both recordings have every element of the genre that harbors greatness. Speedy riffs, spastic drum beats, Hardcore vocals in the right places, and clean/spoken word vocals in others. Special dynamic vinyl mastering by Toxic Basement Studio (yet again a guarantee of quality), artwork reproducing the original tape’s layout and extra insert with lyrics and rare flyers. A Crossover gem!!

PRE-ORDERS START NOW, WE’LL START TO SHIP ON JANUARY 26th 2015

Available in two different versions:

DIE-HARD splatter orange/yellow/black (only 100 copies!)

SOLID BLACK VINYL (400 copies)

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- BRAINSTORM “Only the dead see the end of the war (1989)” LP

Limited edition of 300 copies on transparent blue vinyl with side-B silkscreened. Official reissue on vinyl of BRAINSTORM‘s debut Demotape “Only the dead see the end of the war” (1989). Among the multitude of cult demos worshipped by the most dogged tape-traders back in the day, this little treasure from former Yugoslavia has always been a highlight here between the FOAD’s ranks. Their style was perfectly settled in the growing Grind/Britcore extremity that was exploding those years thanks to early releases of labels like Earache, Peaceville and Manic Ears. BRAINSTORM was totally devoted to that formula, delivering a manic raw barrage of Grinding HC with a massive dose of riff-oriented Thrashcore catchiness. It reminds of DOOM, UNSEEN TERROR, DEVIATED INSTINCT, HERESY, “Scum”-era NAPALM DEATH and other pioneers of that scene. This link was consolidated by the fact that the singer of the band lived in the UK for a long period those years, attending that scene and bands like DOOM.

Besides their devastating musical approach BRAINSTORM were a strongly political band with lyrics that were highly focused on their country’s social background, anticipating with their anti-war message the inner conflict that dismembered Yugoslavia in the years that followed. Mastered from the original reels at Toxic Basement studio with meticulous care for the best possible sounding result, “Only the dead see the end of the war” comes back to life in its most dynamic and powerful version ever. Also including 2 inserts with lyrics, photos, rare flyers and a lot more.

PRE-ORDERS START NOW, WE’LL START TO SHIP ON JANUARY 26th 2015

Blue vinyl with Side-B silkscreened (ltd. to 300 copies)