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FANTOM “Lucifer jeleni meg! + Rehearsals 1987” LP and DEVASTATION “The possibility of life’s destruction” LP+CD: preorders start NOW!!!

Posted in Devastation, Fantom, Pre Orders, Releases on August 6th, 2018 by foadmaster

It’s one of the hottest summers on record here in Italy and the temperature in our warehouses is nothing short of hallucinatory! But this is no reason for us to stop and chill out on the seaside, our suicidal mission of unearthing rare and obscure treasures from the underground meanders never ends!  And for this month we decided to redirect our viewfinder towards the Metal side of F.O.A.D., picking two great East European bands that deserved the proper vinyl treatment to enhance their classic recordings. Hailing from Hungary and Croatia, it’s time to introduce you to FANTOM with their legendary “Lucifer jelenj meg!” demo for the first time on LP with some extra rare rehearsals 1987 and DEVASTATION with their thrashing bomb “The possibility of life’s destruction” LP also including a bonus CD. Both releases are limited to 300 copies, first 100 on diehard colored vinyl, so we strongly recommend you to act fast, they won’t last for long…

So to summarize things…: FANTOMLucifer jeleni meg! + Rehearsals 1987” LP and DEVASTATION “The possibility of life’s destruction” LP+CD are available on preorder!!

More in detail about each release:

FANTOM “Lucifer jeleni meg! + Rehearsals 1987” LP (F.O.A.D. 151)

Although Tormentor is said to be the classic Hungarian black metal band, there was an even more evil entity lurking in the darkness of the Magyar infernal circles: FANTOM. This shortly lived horde was probably one of the best East European’s answers to Bathory and represented the ancient feeling of Black Metal in music just as in lyrics: only gruesome melodies and Satanic invocations can be found here. 31 years later, their ominous “Lucifer Jelenj Meg” demotape 1987 comes back to light for the first time on vinyl enriched by rare rehearsals from the same era, remastered from the best sounding sources provided by Metal Or Die Records, a Hungarian label that over time has been strongly committed to keeping the kvlt of this underground Metal icon alive.

FANTOM‘s influences ranged from bands such as Bathory, Possessed, Hellhammer, Venom and Slayer, their song-writing was simple and direct but extremely distinctive, oozing of a unique atmosphere of malevolence and obscurity.  Highly recommended to the true maniacs of old school Black/Death Metal delivered with passion and sincerity.  Comes with 2 inserts including lyrics, rare photos and original artworks.

Click HERE for the teaser.

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard edition on smoky yellowish vinyl strictly limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl version, limited to 200 copies

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DEVASTATION “The possibility of life’s destruction” LP + CD (F.O.A.D. 153)

Emerging from the ever influential and colorful Yugo 80’s underground, DEVASTATION were one of the first Thrash Metal bands from Yugoslavia (among Evil Blood, Witchcraft, Heller, Bloodbath, Bombarder and few more). Their style was a scorching Speed/Thrash aggression, think of early Voivod and Onslaught with HC/Punk influences (as a matter of fact they covered bands like Discharge and S.O.D.). The band recorded two demo tapes before the end of the eighties and appeared on some Balkanian and European fanzines getting an excellent feedback. Later on they changed their name to Devastator, and finally in the nineties into Hatröss. With this new name they recorded some studio works that were released as a cassette in 1993. This release highlights their best demo, “The possibility of life’s destruction” (1989) here appearing for the first time on vinyl, remastered from the original reels for the best possible sonic impact… and to make it more complete and interesting we also added a CD including Devastation’s 1st demo “The upcoming mayhem” (1987) and the two Hatröss demos.

With this new release done in friendly collaboration with ultimate Croatian underground diggers team/label “Guranje S Litice” and original band members, all the studio material by both bands are being combined on one release for the first time. And there’s more… after few years of research we managed to track down the original 80’s  illustrator of several Metal and HC bands from Yugoslavia Amir O. from Croatia who provided a special unreleased artwork made the same year the demo was recorded… 1989! Most grindcore and underground freaks will remember his epic artworks for the early vinyl releases by Buka and Patareni, from the same era. Finally unleashed this killing Thrash Metal gem is a must for all past and future headbanging collectors! Includes a 12 page booklet with extensive liner notes, photos, zine excerpts and a lot more!!

Click HERE for the teaser.

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard edition on smoky transparent green vinyl strictly limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl version, limited to 200 copies

MULE SKINNER “Airstrike” LP/CD, MULE SKINNER “Beyond the abuse 1991-1993” LP and SELF DECONSTRUCTION “Wounds” LP out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!!

Posted in Releases on July 25th, 2018 by foadmaster

We’re just back from the Obscene Extreme‘s 20th year anniversary edition that as expected was a complete blast, and we’re ready to announce our new batch of releases for July. As already anticipated, our choice for this month goes hand in hand with the OEF‘s line, so get ready for a brain-ripping Grindcore assault from USA and Japan! Yes, MULE SKINNERAirstrike” LP/CD, MULE SKINNERBeyond the abuse 1991-1993” LP and SELF DECONSTRUCTIONWounds” LP are both out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records… most preorders have been sent already, those that were also including the CD version of “Airstrike” are being shipped now since there was a slight delay from the pressing plant. Japanese customers, remember that Self DeconstructionWounds” LP has been co-released with Break The Records that has an exclusive bloodred vinyl version ltd to 250, FOAD’s version is on milky clear wax also ltd to 250!

More in detail about each release:

MULE SKINNER “Airstrike” LP / CD (F.O.A.D. 148)

Formed in 1990, MULE SKINNER stands as one of the first Death/Grind outfits spawned by the infernal circles of New Orleans that also gave birth to bands like Eyehategod, Crowbar, Soilent Green, Exhorder and so on. Since their first demo, they proved to take no prisoners with their tight, neck-breaking Grindcore aggression. “Airstrike” marks their merciless comeback 23 years after their devastating debut album “Abuse“. And it sounds like no time has passed since then, as they are even faster and more crushing. Ballistic blast beats, caustic vocals and highly addictive riffs make the 13 songs on this new full length a complete aural warfare in the race to be one of the best Grind albums of the year, recommended to fans of Assück, Terrorizer, Flesh Parade, early Brutal Truth etc. click HERE for the trailer!

CD (8-page booklet)

Diehard splatter (clear with black speckles, ltd. to 100)

Black vinyl (ltd. to 200)

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MULE SKINNER “Beyond the abuse 1991-1993” LP (F.O.A.D. 147)

A descent into the early terrorizing sounds of this legendary New Orleans’ Death / Grindcore unit. This LP includes their “Stripped of flesh” Demo (1991), “Servitude” EP (1993) and a completely unreleased “Abuse” demo (1993) recently found in the band’s archives. As usual meticulously restored and remastered for the most devastating sonic impact on vinyl. Get ready for a fierce bombing of pulverizing, Death-tinged Grindcore delivered with ferocious speed and tightness. LP includes an insert and a poster with liner notes, rare flyers and photos, original artworks and more! click HERE for the trailer!

Diehard splatter (white melted with black, ltd. to 100)

Black vinyl (ltd. to 200)

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SELF DECONSTRUCTION “Wounds” LP (F.O.A.D. 149)

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan – SELF DECONSTRUCTION describe themselves as “free-style Grindcore / PowerViolence“. Think of a brutally insane tornado of tempo-changes, suicidal blast beats at outrageous speed and schizophrenic riffing, all topped by the vitriolic screams of the female frontman Kubine. In short: sick as fuck! “Wounds” is their 2016’s album that originally came out on CD only in Japan, released by Break The Records. It consists of 23 bursts of sickness rarely lasting over 1 minute, most of them knocking you down in a few seconds!! To support the band’s first European crusade and above all their appearance at the Obscene Extreme Fest 2018, F.O.A.D. Records and Break The Records join forces to make this brain-stabbing piece of violence finally available on vinyl in a deluxe version including a full colored insert with the original art. Japanese customers get the exclusive blood red version ltd to 250 directly from Break The Records, the F.O.A.D. version on sale here and at the Obscene Extreme Festival is all on milky white vinyl, also limited to 250. click HERE for the trailer

Milky white vinyl (ltd. to 250)

MULE SKINNER “Airstrike” LP/CD, MULE SKINNER “Beyond the abuse 1991-1993” LP and SELF DECONSTRUCTION “Wounds” LP are up for preorders!

Posted in Mule Skinner, Pre Orders, Releases, Self Deconstruction on July 9th, 2018 by foadmaster

As usual, July at F.O.A.D. Records is all dedicated on preparing special releases for the best worldwide Festival of all times: the Obscene Extreme Fest!! Every year we’re honored to be there and introduce new records of bands performing at this incredible extreme music hellhole (think of Wehrmacht, Bulldozer, Raw Power, Yacopsae, Systematic Death, Cripple Bastards and tons more) or… if not performing, our July offerings must be anyway totally in the mood of this great event… in one word: GRIND!! So here with are with two bands that fit to what we’re talking about like a fist in the ass… MULE SKINNER and SELF DECONSTRUCTION!! Yes, MULE SKINNER from New Orleans are back with a new face smashing album of pure, relentless Grind… “Airstrike“, available both on ltd vinyl and CD! And to make their return even more outrageous, we have also added another LP collecting their early works… “Beyond the abuse 1991-1993“… a must for all you old school Death/Grind maniacs! And as we promised at least one band performing at OEF, our triple Grind assault also includes the vinyl version of SELF DECONSTRUCTIONWounds“, their furious full length originally released on CD in 2016. Don’t miss their show in Trutnov because on stage their violence is of another planet! So, MULE SKINNERAirstrike” LP/CD + “Beyond the abuse 1991-1993” LP and SELF DECONSTRUCTIONWounds” LP (ltd. white vinyl) are up for preorders, the official release date is the Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic (20th anniversary!) if you’re coming there you can find them at the F.O.A.D. tent in the Grind Market area, otherwise if you’re ordering online, act fast for the die-hard editions because they are expected to disappear quickly! We’ll start to ship all orders placed via www.scareystore.com from July 25 2018.

More in detail about each release:

MULE SKINNER “Airstrike” LP / CD (F.O.A.D. 148)

Formed in 1990, MULE SKINNER stands as one of the first Death/Grind outfits spawned by the infernal circles of New Orleans that also gave birth to bands like Eyehategod, Crowbar, Soilent Green, Exhorder and so on. Since their first demo, they proved to take no prisoners with their tight, neck-breaking Grindcore aggression. “Airstrike” marks their merciless comeback 23 years after their devastating debut album “Abuse“. And it sounds like no time has passed since then, as they are even faster and more crushing. Ballistic blast beats, caustic vocals and highly addictive riffs make the 13 songs on this new full length a complete aural warfare in the race to be one of the best Grind albums of the year, recommended to fans of Assück, Terrorizer, Flesh Parade, early Brutal Truth etc. click HERE for the trailer!

CD (8-page booklet)

Diehard splatter (clear with black speckles, ltd. to 100)

Black vinyl (ltd. to 200)

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MULE SKINNER “Beyond the abuse 1991-1993” LP (F.O.A.D. 147)

A descent into the early terrorizing sounds of this legendary New Orleans’ Death / Grindcore unit. This LP includes their “Stripped of flesh” Demo (1991), “Servitude” EP (1993) and a completely unreleased “Abuse” demo (1993) recently found in the band’s archives. As usual meticulously restored and remastered for the most devastating sonic impact on vinyl. Get ready for a fierce bombing of pulverizing, Death-tinged Grindcore delivered with ferocious speed and tightness. LP includes an insert and a poster with liner notes, rare flyers and photos, original artworks and more! click HERE for the trailer!

Diehard splatter (white melted with black, ltd. to 100)

Black vinyl (ltd. to 200)

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

SELF DECONSTRUCTION “Wounds” LP (F.O.A.D. 149)

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan – SELF DECONSTRUCTION describe themselves as “free-style Grindcore / PowerViolence“. Think of a brutally insane tornado of tempo-changes, suicidal blast beats at outrageous speed and schizophrenic riffing, all topped by the vitriolic screams of the female frontman Kubine. In short: sick as fuck! “Wounds” is their 2016’s album that originally came out on CD only in Japan, released by Break The Records. It consists of 23 bursts of sickness rarely lasting over 1 minute, most of them knocking you down in a few seconds!! To support the band’s first European crusade and above all their appearance at the Obscene Extreme Fest 2018, F.O.A.D. Records and Break The Records join forces to make this brain-stabbing piece of violence finally available on vinyl in a deluxe version including a full colored insert with the original art. Japanese customers get the exclusive blood red version ltd to 250 directly from Break The Records, the F.O.A.D. version on sale here and at the Obscene Extreme Festival is all on milky white vinyl, also limited to 250. click HERE for the trailer

Milky white vinyl (ltd. to 250)

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Life in grave + rarities 1985-1987” gatefold LP + book OUT NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!

Posted in Cryptic Slaughter, Releases on June 22nd, 2018 by foadmaster

Summer at FOAD Records breaks out with an incendiary attack of pioneering speedcore Thrash from one of the most influential Crossover bands of all times: CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER!! We are honoured to announce that the 2nd pressing of “Life in grave + rarities 1985/1987” gatefold LP w/ book is OUT NOW. This new edition comes with a green background on the front/back cover, while the 1st press was all in red. Preorders have been all shipped already and the diehard edition on splatter vinyl is completely gone! The regular black one limited to 300 is also running fast, so don’t sleep on it! And beware, next month we’ll have a triple Obscene Extreme special feature with 3 devastating grindcore releases. More infos soon!

Now more in detail about CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Life in grave + rarities 1985/1987”:

2nd pressing of this thrashing speedcore classic with blue background  on the cover (the previous pressing was red)! California’s pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER team up with FOAD Records for an incredible vinyl treasure finally giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” Demotape 1985 and to an accurate selection of ultra-rare/unreleased recordings ranging from their 3 piece line-up era (1985) to the “Convicted”/”Money talks” days. This release has been in the works for months until we found the top sounding masters in existence and restored them for the best possible audiophile result when pressed on vinyl. Side A includes the band’s Demotape “Life in grave” adding 2 rehearsal tracks from the same period, one is a speeded up HELLHAMMER cover and one is a super-raw version of VENOM‘s “Welcome to hell“. Side B is all focused on the “Convicted”/”Money talks” 4 piece line-up and includes various live recordings and a good sounding rehearsal 1986. All songs here are performed even faster than how they were played on their classic albums.

This is how Goodbadmusic.com introduced “Life in grave”: “1985 was a good year for music – bands like SLAUGHTER, NYC MAYHEM, VOOR, WEHRMACHT, HIRAX, DEATH, REPULSION and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER amazed me and they still blow me away today! Especially this one here with its youthful urgency, its unpolished power and enthusiasm. And stilistically, this was very refreshing. Could you say whether this is more metal or more HC? Does it matter to you?” Being this one of the most important FOAD releases to date, we also dedicated the right passion to the packaging: a stunning gatefold sleeve and most of all a 36 PAGE zine/booklet stuffed with rare photos, interviews, zine excerpts and gig flyers. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss this!!!!

BLACK VINYL LIMITED TO 300 COPIES

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Life in grave” gatefold LP + booklet (2nd pressing): preorders are OPEN!

Posted in Cryptic Slaughter, Pre Orders, Releases on June 11th, 2018 by foadmaster

As summer comes by, we’re proud to announce the second pressing of one of the most iconic releases in F.O.A.D. history. In 2013 the first vinyl treatment for the groundbreaking 1985 demo “Life in Grave” by California speed freaks Cryptic Slaughter was unleashed and quickly became a collectors’ item. Now, five years later, we’re proud to announce the second coming of that incredible full throttle hardcore maelstrom with a brand new colour pattern! Now, let’s get a bit more in detail with the release:

2nd pressing of this thrashing speedcore classic with blue background  on the cover (the previous pressing was red)! California’s pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER team up with FOAD Records for an incredible vinyl treasure finally giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” Demotape 1985 and to an accurate selection of ultra-rare/unreleased recordings ranging from their 3 piece line-up era (1985) to the “Convicted”/”Money talks” days. This release has been in the works for months until we found the top sounding masters in existence and restored them for the best possible audiophile result when pressed on vinyl. Side A includes the band’s Demotape “Life in grave” adding 2 rehearsal tracks from the same period, one is a speeded up HELLHAMMER cover and one is a super-raw version of VENOM‘s “Welcome to hell“. Side B is all focused on the “Convicted”/”Money talks” 4 piece line-up and includes various live recordings and a good sounding rehearsal 1986. All songs here are performed even faster than how they were played on their classic albums.

This is how Goodbadmusic.com introduced “Life in grave”: “1985 was a good year for music – bands like SLAUGHTER, NYC MAYHEM, VOOR, WEHRMACHT, HIRAX, DEATH, REPULSION and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER amazed me and they still blow me away today! Especially this one here with its youthful urgency, its unpolished power and enthusiasm. And stilistically, this was very refreshing. Could you say whether this is more metal or more HC? Does it matter to you?” Being this one of the most important FOAD releases to date, we also dedicated the right passion to the packaging: a stunning gatefold sleeve and most of all a 36 PAGE zine/booklet stuffed with rare photos, interviews, zine excerpts and gig flyers. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss this!!!!

Available in two different versions:

DIE-HARD SPLATTER GREEN/BLUE VINYL LIMITED TO 100 COPIES

BLACK VINYL LIMITED TO 300 COPIES

RAW POWER “Wop hour – Extended version” LP + booklet and BROKEN BONES “Demo 1988” LP : OUT NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!!

Posted in Broken Bones, Raw Power, Releases on May 22nd, 2018 by foadmaster

Our 2 releases announced for May 2018 are here, ready to melt your turntable! RAW POWERWop hour – Extended version” LP + booklet and BROKEN BONESDemo 1988” LP are both out now. All preorders have been shipped already and as expected the diehard editions on splatter vinyl went sold out at the speed of light. Act fast if you want to catch the black ones (each ltd. to 400) because they’re going equally fast. We’re proud of the legacy with these two legendary Hardcore bands, respectively from Italy and England, with whom we have collaborated with several releases so far and we’ll keep on unearthing rarities and unreleased music from their archives!

More in detail about these 2 monuments of fury:

RAW POWER “Wop hour – Extended version” LP + booklet (F.O.A.D. 145)

Italy’s undisputed godfathers of furious Hardcore since 1981 team up again with F.O.A.D. Records to unearth another classic from their 80s discography enriched with a hailstorm of bonus gems! This LP includes their insane “Wop Hour” EP (1985) an adrenalinic assault of rapid thrashing HC delivered with ballistic tightness… plus an incredible selection of bonus tracks, part of which were never heard before. You’ll find all the bonus songs that were already included in the extended CD version and two unreleased soundboard live rippers: Fiorenzuola 1984 and Amsterdam 1986.

The first – still with Giuseppe on vocals – sees these maniacs smashing the stage with a devastating set including a totally unreleased song (“Police Harassment“), some rare ones from their first demo ’83 and covers of BLACK FLAG and DISCHARGE (!!), the second – taking the whole B-side of the LP – is just RAW POWER at the top of their game, “Screams from the gutter” setlist and that invincible line-up with Helder on drums with all the hits that you want to hear with a powerful and aggressive sound. 26 SONGS IN TOTAL. Comes with a 8 page booklet with rare photos, flyers and zine excerpts from the mid 80s. Get ready to blast this at top volume and scream “Fuck authority”!!

SOLID BLACK VINYL LIMITED TO 400

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BROKEN BONES “Demo 1988” LP + insert (F.O.A.D. 144)

The rare B.B. demo 1988 until now available only as digital files, for the very first time on vinyl! LINE-UP: Bones – guitar, Tezz – vocals, Bazz – drums, Darren – bass. 6 songs, total Hardcore attack with a metallic touch. BROKEN BONES were one of the first bands to start crossing over the worlds of metal, hardcore, and punk, as their extremely aggressive sound required something that wasn’t done being a lot at the time. This recording has it all, thrashing guitar aggression and a speeded up d-beat drumming topped by absolutely caustic vocals! Remastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studio. Includes an insert with unreleased photos.

A special credit to Martin Kimberley for the wonderful front cover picture!

SOLID BLACK VINYL LIMITED TO 400