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BAYONET “Taste of piss 1982-83” LP+CD, SODOM “St. Requiem” 2nd press LP+7″, ASOCIAL “Föralltid Underground” LP and YACOPSAE “Timeo ergo sum” CD…preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Asocial, Bayonet, Pre Orders, Releases, Sodom, Yacopsae on December 10th, 2019 by foadmaster

There’s way too much stuff to introduce in this post… one band from Finland, one from Japan, one from Sweden and one from Germany, so we’ll keep it short and to the point. We’re at the year-end batch of F.O.A.D. releases and just like we did in November, we have doubled our production line going from 2 to 4 records, drilling your nerves with a massive dose of fast and violent Hardcore/Thrash artillery. So this is what we have prepared for this month: BAYONETTaste of piss 1982-83” LP+CD, SODOMSt. Requiem” (2nd press ) gatefold LP+7″, ASOCIALFöralltid Underground” gatefold LP and YACOPSAETimeo ergo sum” CD. A lost&found gem of raw and noisy Finnish Hardcore from the early ’80s (BAYONET), the 2nd pressing of a Japanese Hardcore/Punk milestone (SODOM ソドム), the new albums by Sweden’s crude HC mangel masters ASOCIAL and by Germany’s fastest Turbo Speed Violence maniacs YACOPSAE. They’re all up for preorders and one thing is certain…the ltd. colored vinyl versions will be wiped away very quickly, therefore as we always suggest: act fast!

More in detail about each release:

BAYONET “Taste of piss 1982-83” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 179)

Just when you thought that there were no diamonds left to be unearthed from the worshipped vaults of the early ’80s Finnish Hardcore scene, F.O.A.D. Records is ready to shock you with a lost&found classic that nobody was aware of, not even the psychos from the most diehard tape-trading circles. BAYONET have remained an obscurity also among Punks in their native land. Perhaps it has faded into somewhat a mystery as they had virtually no contributions to the thriving scene of Finland in 1982 and 1983 – the very little while they existed…  A shit-quality bootleg 7″ came to light few years ago, but it really didn’t make justice to the fact that these guys had two incredible studio recordings that they didn’t send anywhere at that time, and that were unearthed just recently thanks to the help of a friend that contacted a band member and triggered the gear that made us get here.

So if you’re a fan of raw and fast Suomi HC/Punk and turn crazy for bands such as Kaaos, Rattus, Bastards, Terveet Kädet, Varaus, Sorto, Riistetyt, Kansan Uutiset and dozens more, this 49 song discography by BAYONET needs to be an instant add-on to your collection. Needless to say that it’s all mastered from the best sounding sources in existence. These guys claim they were influenced by early ’80s US Hardcore but the style is actually what we all love of Finnish HC, a bloody chaotic inferno of speed and brutal distortion. This collection includes their two studio sessions “Taste of piss” and “Finger in a deep arsehole” plus bonus rehearsals, songs from the rare “Ilkivalta” compilation tape and the recording of the only live they ever made! It comes with an insert including a lengthy interview to Seppo and Nikke run by Otto Itkonen (Selfish, Forca Macabra, Kuolema, Kovaa Rasvaa etc..) plus some photos. To cut it short, this is a total must for every maniac of raw and chaotic early ’80s Hardcore!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard piss yellow vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl ltd. to 200

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SODOM ソドム “St.Requiem” Gatefold LP+7″ 2nd pressing (F.O.A.D. 150)

2nd pressing with golden sleeves (the first was all silver). A treasure of Japanese Hardcore/Punk finally seeing the light on vinyl in a deluxe version authorized by the band and all mastered in a process of years under supervision of the singer Zazie. This collection includes the cult “St. Requiem” tape-album (1984) and a bonus EP with the “ADK Omnibus” tracks (1983) cut at 45rpm for the best sounding sonic impact. 25 songs in total.

St. Requiem” stands with no doubt as one of the best Japanese Hardcore tapes released in the ’80s, it combines rapid fast Hardcore bursts with some dark, claustrophobic atmospheres that were characterizing the sound of several bands released by the legendary ADK Records label.

And talking of the pioneering status of this great band (that moved to a different musical direction in the years to follow), the singer Zazie was part of a very early stage of the GAUZE line-up in the passage from Typhus to Gauze in fall 1981. Housed in a gold laminated gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of rare flyers, photos and original artworks.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Half-half colored vinyl (gold and black) ltd. to 250 copies

Splatter vinyl (gold stripes on crystal clear wax) ltd. to 250 copies

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ASOCIAL “Föralltid Underground” gatefold LP  (F.O.A.D. 185)

The masters of complete Hardcore Mangel are back with a vengeance! 12 songs of crushing Swedish Hardcore from these timeless legends mangling ears since the early ’80s!! Two years after “Död åt kapitalismen“, a new menace of uncompromised fury is ready to endanger your cardiac stability… Not only these guys were pioneers of the fastest and rawest ’80s Hardcore ever spawned from the freezing North, but they are among the few that kept the same level of intensity and anger with their recent reunion.

All the greatest features for a brutal Swedish Hardcore record are pushed to the top on this new full length, vitriolic vocals and vicious discharged riffs picturing the most apocalyptic war scenarios, solid scandicore/d-beat drumming and a kick-in-the-face production giving to all their rawness and distortion an even sicker and cruder feeling. Correct us if we fail to say that with this record we are closing the year with the best Swedish Hardcore album of 2019 and who knows for how much time more.. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (black stripes on white) ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl ltd. to 350 copies

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YACOPSAE “Timeo ergo sum” CD (F.O.A.D. 183)

The return of Germany’s fastest band ever, 24 songs of neck-breaking Hardcore/PowerViolence at impossible blasting speed!  After almost 30 years since their inception, these maniacs show no sign of sitting down, if you loved their previous effort “Tanz, grozny tanz“, this is the same level of rage and craziness, reaching an even tighter and annihilating dimension. And it’s the last recording featuring Emu on drums, but for no reason this is the end of an era, they’re already back setting stages on fire with a renewed line-up pulverizing asses with the same amount of aggression and ballistic precision. So get ready for a new cyclone of unstoppable Turbo Speed Violence!! SCHNELLER!  Watch the trailer HERE

JAPANESE HARDCORE ATTACK ON F.O.A.D: 3 out of 4 releases completely sold out on preorder!!

Posted in Canaria, Eyescream, No No No, Rocky And The Sweden, 惡AI意, 経血 (Keiketsu) on November 24th, 2019 by foadmaster

 

For the first time ever in the history of F.O.A.D. Records we are coming to the end of a preorder phase with 3 out of 4 releases completely sold out. Yes, what was announced as the “JAPANESE HARDCORE ATTACK on F.O.A.D.” consisting of ROCKY AND THE SWEDENCity baby attacked by buds” LP, CANARIA “死灰復燃 ” LP, 惡AI意 “Backing to the battle – Demo 1997” LP and “CROON A LULLABY” 3 way LP has been all swept away by a flood of orders!

Thanks to all those who constantly support our label keeping an eye open on our works and not missing one of them, you know who you are! Japanese customers: in the next few weeks all 4 of these LP’s will be available at your main local stores dealing with Hardcore/Punk, so get ready. So the only release still in stock at the moment (less than 30 on black vinyl, act fast!) is 惡AI意Backing to the battle – Demo 1997” LP, here you’ll find all infos about it and the direct link to order. So see you in a few weeks for the next F.O.A.D. Records‘ bath of preorders and expect it to be once again a heavy bombardment, we want to close the year with a bang!

Last one still in stock:

惡AI意 “Backing to the battle – Demo 1997” LP  (F.O.A.D. 181)

Pure mindblowing fury! The rare debut demotape 1997 from Kitakyūshū’s most intense Hardcore unit for the first time on vinyl… A deadly clash of speed, distortion and caustic screams blended into a complete Japanese Hardcore slaughter! After recording this incredible demo the band went on putting out amazing works such as “The sound of hearts“, “Ain’t no slaves” and more, and they’re still active now keeping the flame burning with rage and strength. One sided LP with silkscreen art on the back. 24 page booklet filled with rare photos, flyers, original tape scans and lyrics. Artwork by Sugi! Click HERE for the trailer!

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

JAPANESE HARDCORE ATTACK ON FOAD: ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN “City baby attacked by buds” LP, CANARIA new LP, 惡AI意 “Backing to the battle – demo 1997” LP and “CROON A LULLABY” 3 way LP…. PREORDERS START NOW!!

Posted in Eyescream, Releases, Rocky And The Sweden, 惡AI意, 経血 (Keiketsu) on November 8th, 2019 by foadmaster

Over the years and through nearly 200 F.O.A.D. releases, there have been countries and specific areas on which we have repeatedly aimed our sights, either for a matter of taste or for certain coincidences and personal ties. It’s the case of Italy (obviously), California, ex Yugoslavia, Sweden, some parts of South America and the list goes on. But the country with whose scene we have built the most solid and lasting legacy over time it’s one and only: JAPAN! This thanks to the many friends that we have there, to the various trips we have made from South to North and of course the fact that we love their enormous musical panorama in many of its facets and mysteries. And this month is completely dedicated to this unique creative symbiosis that is solidifying over time… get ready: 4x JAPANESE HARDCORE releases is our recipe for November.

This is what we have: the brand new full length by the all-star legend ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN, called “City Baby Attacked By Buds“… in their ranks Captain Koba from Systematic Death and local heroes that have played in bands like Idora, Headless, Scumbag, Vivisick. This is their new studio album after nearly 20 years!

Then if you like traditional Japanese Hardcore close to the Burning Spirits type with those riffs and solos that make you feel like you could punch through a concrete wall, you should definitely check Okayama City’s Hardcore jewel CANARIA… when we first heard their demo we have been totally floored by its irrepressible power, so we asked them to do this LP that contains both new recordings and their incredible debut effort.

Moving much further south, we have also picked a classic band from the ominous Kyushu area… the furious Hardcore powerhouse 惡AI意 with their rare demo 1997 restored, remastered and for the first time on vinyl enriched by a stunning 24 page booklet.

And to complete this sword bloodshed we’re also adding a 3 way split called “Croon a lullaby” with 10 ferocious tracks delivered by the most raging female fronted bands of the current days:   経血 (Keiketsu), Eyescream and No No No.

So, to sum things up: ROCKY AND THE SWEDENCity baby attacked by buds” LP, CANARIA “死灰復燃 ” LP, 惡AI意Backing to the battle – demo 1997” LP and “CROON A LULLABY” –  経血 (Keiketsu) / Eyescream / No No No –  3 way LP are all up for preorders and you have to be seriously fast if you want to catch the limited colored vinyl versions, they are expected to get sold out instantly!  The official release date is set for November 21, 2019.

More in detail about each release:

ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN “City baby attacked by buds” LP  (F.O.A.D. 177)

Beware, the Hardcore grass hoppers are back! The longly awaited return of this weed-fueled all star Japanese legend, nearly 20 years after their last full length… 12 new tracks of highly energetic Hardcore driven by the ballistic drumming assault of Masaaki “Koba” Sweden from SYSTEMATIC DEATH!! You know what to expect: a complete riff-machine, uncontrollable speed and a dynamitic vocal delivery.  With no doubt one of the best Japanese HC records of the last decade! LP with OBI strip and foldout insert. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard hemp-green/orange-bud splatter vinyl (ltd to 150 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 250 copies)

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CANARIA “死灰復燃 ” LP  (F.O.A.D. 178)

An all-out assault of Burning Spirits Hardcore from Okayama City, Japan!! One of the most promising revelations of the last years, powerful Japanese HC with all the classic features of the genre…an incredible guitar work with blazing solos and memorable riffs, tight drumming and anger filled vocals! Members of this incredible band have also played in Padlock and in Excreteass. This LP includes brand new studio recordings and their demo 2004. If you’re into traditional Japanese HC and solid, original HC of all kinds made with heart and energy, CANARIA will definitely make your day! LP with OBI strip and insert. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl magenta vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

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惡AI意 “Backing to the battle – Demo 1997” LP  (F.O.A.D. 181)

Pure mindblowing fury! The rare debut demotape 1997 from Kitakyūshū’s most intense Hardcore unit for the first time on vinyl… A deadly clash of speed, distortion and caustic screams blended into a complete Japanese Hardcore slaughter! After recording this incredible demo the band went on putting out amazing works such as “The sound of hearts“, “Ain’t no slaves” and more, and they’re still active now keeping the flame burning with rage and strength. One sided LP with silkscreen art on the back. 24 page booklet filled with rare photos, flyers, original tape scans and lyrics. Artwork by Sugi! Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard blue vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

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“CROON A LULLABY” –  経血 (Keiketsu) / Eyescream / No No No –  3 way LP (F.O.A.D. 184)

3 of the most insane and powerful female-fronted Japanese Punk/HC bands of today team up for a devastating split release!
経血 (Keiketsu) alternate cathartic mid tempos with a strong ’80s Punk backbone, EYESCREAM deliver short explosive old school HC and they feature an ex member of the legendary Disarray, NO NO NO are the craziest of the team and they shred nerves with their full speed and absolutely pissed off Hardcore tornado! 10 exclusive songs, if you miss the spirit and unmatchable class of bands like The Comes, Nurse, Gas and the style of ADK Records, you’ll find it all in this record! One sided LP with OBI + insert. Silk screened art on the back. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard red vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

CRIPPLE BASTARDS / RAW POWER – split 7″ : repress on hard vinyl OUT NOW!!

Posted in Cripple Bastards, Raw Power, Releases on October 31st, 2019 by foadmaster

Day-Of-The-Dead surprise on F.O.A.D. Records! Due to the high request and the fact that the Cripple Bastards / Raw PowerJapan Tour 2019” flexi disc was sold out so quickly, we decided to make it available again for those who didn’t get the chance to catch the previous version. This repress is on cyan blue hard vinyl, again limited to 250 copies (hand numbered) with one band x each side (the flexi disc had both bands on the same side). This is going to be the last edition ever, don’t miss it!

More in detail:

CRIPPLE BASTARDS / RAW POWER – Split 7″ (F.O.A.D. 172)

2nd pressing on cyan blue hard vinyl limited to 250 copies, hand-numbered. 2 unreleased tracks x each band… the CB side consists of a new song called “Ai Confini Di Quel Che Puoi Dire” and a cover of The GerogerigegegeJi” while RP deliver 2 brand new ones (“Use that bullet” and “It’s gonna get worst“)! You know what to expect: a sheer dose of ultrafast and hateful Hardcore/Grind ferocity from the Bastards and a solid thrashing Italian Hardcore attack from the pioneering legends Raw Power!  Artwork by Sugi!

This EP is also available on full streaming through our YouTube channel! Click HERE!

NASTY SAVAGE “Wage of mayhem + rarities ’83-85” gatefold LP and HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983-84” LP (2nd pressing) out NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Hirax, Nasty Savage, Releases on October 23rd, 2019 by foadmaster

Here we are at last, two highly anticipated US Metal gems of the 80’s are OUT TODAY on F.O.A.D. Records:  NASTY SAVAGEWage of mayhem + rarities 1983-85” gatefold LP with 2 booklets and HIRAXBorn in the streets 1983-1984” LP are finally available.  Most preorders have been shipped already, we’re down to the last 20 copies of NASTY SAVAGE on ltd splatter vinyl so be fast if you want to catch one before it’s gone forever!

Now here’s some more detailed descriptions about each release:

NASTY SAVAGE “Wage of mayhem + rarities 83-85” LP + 2 booklets (F.O.A.D. 175)

NASTY SAVAGE‘s classic Demotape “Wage of mayhem” (1984) for the first time on vinyl spiced up with a lethal selection of rare and unreleased bonus tracks from the early days… NASTY SAVAGE were the undisputed pioneers of Florida’s Metal scene, arguments can be made that the early 90’s Tampa area Death Metal explosion was a direct result of Nasty Savage, who mixed a more nihilistic view, lyrically and through onstage horror imagery, than the Bay Area. Their debut demotape and the additional early tracks collected here show the band on a more Power Metal oriented approach (at times even leaning to NWOBHM areas) than the incendiary Thrash artillery of some subsequent works, but the amount of memorable riffs, a dark evil mood with a few psychedelic elements and the charismatic vocals of their distinctive frontman Ronnie Savage, clearly show the fact that even at their inception they were surprisingly mature and way ahead for their times.

The insane, impressive riffing and Ronnie’s high-pitched vocals coin a totally unique sound. Unique, but you can tell some of the influences: Mercyful Fate, Slayer, the heavier NWOBHM bands generally. “Wage of Mayhem” is without the slightest doubt one of the greatest and most influential Metal demo tapes of the 80’s. Remastered from pristine sources taken from the band’s personal archives.

Gatefold sleeve + 24 page booklet full of rare photos, flyers, zine interviews and memorabilia. SPECIAL BONUS: a replica of the original “WAGE OF MAYHEM vol. 1” fanzine!!! DIVE IN A BLOODY PIT OF UNCHAINED METAL SAVAGERY!!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (green mixed with blue + extra purple splattering) ltd to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983-84” LP – 2nd pressing (F.O.A.D. 143)

2nd pressing with different color settings on the front/back cover!

The roots of LA Metal! This is the ultimate collection of early HIRAX recordings on LP including their cult Demo 1984 in the best quality ever, unreleased tracks from the same era and the rare LA KAOS Demo 1983 for the first time on vinyl! Instead of the savage thrashin’ assault met on albums such as “Raging violence“, these early HIRAX recordings are a pure incarnation of denim smelling and fast Heavy Metal, at times showing a NWOBHM influence. Every song is a riff-fest from beginning to end topped with fierce guitar solos and the absolutely amazing vocals of Katon. The 4 track Demo 1984 has been ripped and remastered from the best source around, then you’ll find 3 unreleased songs 1983-84 (“To be free“, “The saviour“, “War hero“) and the very hard to find LA KAOS (pre-Hirax) demotape ripped straight from Katon’s personal copy!

And to complete the F.O.A.D. quality treatment, you’ll also find a booklet including liner notes, lyrics, rare photos, ‘zine excerpts and flyers! Katon W. De Pena about this release: “You hold in your hand something very special.  This record / album is HIRAX’s first time in the recording studio. This release also includes music from a pre-HIRAX era. We hope to give the listeners high quality with never before seen photos, lyrics, flyers, reviews, memorabilia, etc. We have to go back in time, the year was 1983..  getting ready to turn over to 1984.. (I was 20 years old) …” (continued on the LP booklet!) . Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter vinyl (yellow on beer clear wax) limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 300 copies

NASTY SAVAGE “Wage of mayhem + rarities ’83-85” gatefold LP and HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983-84” LP (2nd pressing): preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Hirax, Nasty Savage, Pre Orders, Releases on October 8th, 2019 by foadmaster

After 4 months drilling your ears with hyper-speed extremities of all sorts, we’re back to focus on a different beast that is equally dear to all of us here at F.O.A.D.: old school Metal! And we’re doing it with two classic bands that according to our taste delivered some of the greatest demotapes in the history of American Metal: NASTY SAVAGE and HIRAX! Ok, nothing particularly new with HIRAX / L.A. KAOS, this is the 2nd pressing of “Born in the streets 1983-1984” LP (originally released on FOAD in 2018) with different colors on the front/back and on the ltd splatter vinyl version, we’re doing this at popular demand because the first run was sold out in few weeks, so many didn’t get the chance to catch it in time. However, to match the greatness of Katon’s pioneering works, we picked another US legend that deserves the same amount of worship and quality-treatment.. the mighty NASTY SAVAGE from Florida! We’re honored to announce a deluxe reissue of their cult demotape “Wage of mayhem” enriched by a selected choice of rare and unreleased tracks from their early times. So NASTY SAVAGEWage of mayhem + rarities ’83-85” gatefold LP and HIRAXBorn in the streets 1983-84” LP (2nd pressing) are up for preorders! Needless to say that there are limited splatter vinyl versions that won’t last for long, so you better move fast! The official release date for both is set for October 21st 2019.

More in detail about each release:

NASTY SAVAGE “Wage of mayhem + rarities 83-85” LP + 2 booklets (F.O.A.D. 175)

NASTY SAVAGE‘s classic Demotape “Wage of mayhem” (1984) for the first time on vinyl spiced up with a lethal selection of rare and unreleased bonus tracks from the early days… NASTY SAVAGE were the undisputed pioneers of Florida’s Metal scene, arguments can be made that the early 90’s Tampa area Death Metal explosion was a direct result of Nasty Savage, who mixed a more nihilistic view, lyrically and through onstage horror imagery, than the Bay Area. Their debut demotape and the additional early tracks collected here show the band on a more Power Metal oriented approach (at times even leaning to NWOBHM areas) than the incendiary Thrash artillery of some subsequent works, but the amount of memorable riffs, a dark evil mood with a few psychedelic elements and the charismatic vocals of their distinctive frontman Ronnie Savage, clearly show the fact that even at their inception they were surprisingly mature and way ahead for their times.

The insane, impressive riffing and Ronnie’s high-pitched vocals coin a totally unique sound. Unique, but you can tell some of the influences: Mercyful Fate, Slayer, the heavier NWOBHM bands generally. “Wage of Mayhem” is without the slightest doubt one of the greatest and most influential Metal demo tapes of the 80’s. Remastered from pristine sources taken from the band’s personal archives.

Gatefold sleeve + 24 page booklet full of rare photos, flyers, zine interviews and memorabilia. SPECIAL BONUS: a replica of the original “WAGE OF MAYHEM vol. 1” fanzine!!! DIVE IN A BLOODY PIT OF UNCHAINED METAL SAVAGERY!!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (green mixed with blue + extra purple splattering) ltd to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983-84” LP – 2nd pressing (F.O.A.D. 143)

2nd pressing with different color settings on the front/back cover!

The roots of LA Metal! This is the ultimate collection of early HIRAX recordings on LP including their cult Demo 1984 in the best quality ever, unreleased tracks from the same era and the rare LA KAOS Demo 1983 for the first time on vinyl! Instead of the savage thrashin’ assault met on albums such as “Raging violence“, these early HIRAX recordings are a pure incarnation of denim smelling and fast Heavy Metal, at times showing a NWOBHM influence. Every song is a riff-fest from beginning to end topped with fierce guitar solos and the absolutely amazing vocals of Katon. The 4 track Demo 1984 has been ripped and remastered from the best source around, then you’ll find 3 unreleased songs 1983-84 (“To be free“, “The saviour“, “War hero“) and the very hard to find LA KAOS (pre-Hirax) demotape ripped straight from Katon’s personal copy!

And to complete the F.O.A.D. quality treatment, you’ll also find a booklet including liner notes, lyrics, rare photos, ‘zine excerpts and flyers! Katon W. De Pena about this release: “You hold in your hand something very special.  This record / album is HIRAX’s first time in the recording studio. This release also includes music from a pre-HIRAX era. We hope to give the listeners high quality with never before seen photos, lyrics, flyers, reviews, memorabilia, etc. We have to go back in time, the year was 1983..  getting ready to turn over to 1984.. (I was 20 years old) …” (continued on the LP booklet!) . Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter vinyl (yellow on beer clear wax) limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 300 copies