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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)

FOAD’s Xmas surprise: NERORGASMO “s/t” 7″EP reissued in a total quality-centered reproduction of the 1985 original!!

Posted in Nerorgasmo, Releases on December 24th, 2014 by foadmaster

So this is really the last FOAD Records‘ surprise for this year, just in time for this filthy Christmas best portrayed by the cult drawing of Luca Abort included in the record we’re about to introduce here!

Yes, it was about time to bring back to life NERORGASMO‘s 1st legendary EP in a FOAD quality version that will hopefully satisfy those who can’t afford the original 1st press. This is an accurate reproduction of the original debut EP from 1985 with its 3 inserts (adding one extra artwork drawed by Luca Abort) and thick cardboard cover. NERORGASMO, the blackest and most sincere face of Torino’s Dark/Punk nihilism in the ’80s and early ’90s, the true sound of urban decadence in the city that generated some of the most active and creative Punk/HC acts back in the “fuorious years” of Italian hardcore (think of NEGAZIONE, DECLINO, 5# BRACCIO etc). This is their first legendary EP re-transfered from the 1st generation tape (so you won’t hear any old vinyl crackles).

Musically, this was a unique brand of blackened HC/Punk the Italian way crossed with some sinister Dark/Rock influences and the incredibly expressive vocals of Luca Abort (RIP) mixing rage with his sick sarcastic moods. Check the review on goodbadmusic.com: “Italy’s NERORGASMO (translates as “Black Orgasm” – wonderful!) released one of the darkest and most original sounding records of the 80s. Backwards message, weird sounds and ultra evil, CCM-like riffing, creating a sickly sweet atmosphere of lascivious cross-downturning. Just the way we love it so much! What is anarchy and subversion if there’s not some good old satanism involved.”  If you missed the ultra-rare 1st pressing now sold on discogs and ebay for hundreds of euros, this is a great chance to get it again in a new version capturing exactly the same mood and sound intensity!

Available in 2 different versions:

GRIMACE PURPLE VINYL (ltd to 100 copies only!)

regular BLACK VINYL

no preorders for this one, it’s out NOW and you can purchase it NOW!

Cripple Bastards “Misantropo a senso unico – redux edition” LP+7″ out now!!

Posted in Cripple Bastards, Releases on December 22nd, 2014 by foadmaster

Ok, we have premiered this monster at the incredibly insane “Night Of The Speed Demons fest. 7” that saw RATOS DE PORAO, CRIPPLE BASTARDS, YACOPSAE and EU’S ARSE destroy a completely packed “Honky Tonky” Club in Milano, now it’s time to send the many preorders and announce that CRIPPLE BASTARDSMisantropo a senso unico” (redux) gatefold LP+7″ is out now and ready to ship. Needless to say that the ultra-diehard limited edition with OBI, extra cover and extra booklet is totally gone, we still have a few of the splatter one limited to 80, so act fast! And are you thinking that this is the last FOAD release for 2014 and it’s time to take a breathe?? mmmh, maybe… maybe not!

Anyway, back to “Misantropo a senso unico” : after releasing the highly acclaimed digipack CD version that got a really positive response both by the fans and the press, it was about time to give to Italy’s most violent and controversial Grind/HC album of all times a proper vinyl treatment. If you thought that the recently unleashed TERRORIZERBefore the downfall” double gatefold LP was FOAD’s most stylish production of 2014, you still haven’t coped with this ingot-weighing madness…

Maybe this brief description will help:

* Ultra-thick gatefold sleeve with 70s giallo/horror style lyrics-book glued on the inner panel
* A2 poster with “Milano odia.. (The executioner)” alternative art
* Bonus “Separati dal contagio” 7″EP with unreleased art and side-B etched
* Promo sticker

If the original first pressing had that sick and dark visual feeling due to the maniacal use of 70s Italian artworks from crime/giallo movies of cult underground directors, this new edition emphasizes it even more thanks to the astonishing job of View From The Coffin: starting from the idea of old hectographed posters and mags with a color scale fading into another, the inner gatefold and booklet will sink you into an insane dimension of words, colors and graphics all strictly related to that 70s style that influenced C.B. so much back when this album was conceived. And now to the music: deluxe redux re-issue of Italy’s most classic Grindcore album ever. This has been in the works for years due to enormous difficulties in transfering the original reels that were on a very rare (and unplayable) format. Restored, remixed and remastered 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 there’s even more.. on those reels we found a 4 minute unreleased song, “Separati dal contagio“, which has been entrusted to Sweden’s prog/horror Rock masters ANIMA MORTE for a majestic Goblin meets Frizzi ending result, added on this LP as exclusive bonus 7″

Originally released in 2000, “Misantropo a senso unico” is an incredible outburst of hyperfast hate-fueled Grindcore rooted in the most furious and violent 80s 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“. The definitive untoppable re-edition of this album, it can’t sound and look better than this!

Available in 2 different versions:

- DIE-HARD splatter edition ltd to 80 copies including:

. Splatter LP on clear water green vinyl with blood red stains
. New ultra-thick gatefold sleeve with 70s giallo/horror style lyrics-book glued on the inner panel
. A2 poster
. Bonus “Separati dal contagio” 7″EP (also on splattered wax) with one side etched

- BLACK VINYL edition ltd to 340 copies:

. LP on solid black vinyl
. New ultra-thick gatefold sleeve with 70s giallo/horror style lyrics-book glued on the inner panel
. A2 poster
. Bonus “Separati dal contagio” 7″EP with one side etched