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CRUMBSUCKERS “Turn back time: the early years 1983-1985″ 2xLP+CD and double CD, pre-orders start NOW!!

Posted in Crumbsuckers, Pre Orders, Releases on June 29th, 2015 by foadmaster

It’s no secret that we are total maniacs when it comes to seminal New York City Hardcore.  You saw it with S.O.D./Crab Society North, Ludichrist and with what we still repute one of our favourite releases in FOAD‘s endless discography: CRUMBSUCKERSTurn back time: the early years 1983-1985“, a blistering 69 song marathon collecting all the band’s existing recordings prior to their legendary debut “Life of dreams“.  The first edition sold out in the blink of an eye, and due to the high demand we thought it was about time to deliver a new pressing.

Now, here’s the sad part of the story: we have sent this to the pressing plant in February ordering a stunning “Black & Blue” ltd. splatter version that had to be ready for the band’s headlining performance at this year’s Black n’ Blue Bowl in NYC…we wanted to surprise the fans and provide something exclusive for the festival.  But thanks to the shitty Record Store Day hype that keeps all vinyl factories highly congested in the early months of the year until April, we have received this just now, 2 months after the BnB festival. Bummer, but who fucking cares. What really matters is that this Hardcore classic is back in stock, there is a marvellous new splatter edition that differs from the 1st pressing and above all this time we are also making it available on CD as a double CD version housed in a multipanel digipak with a thick booklet!

So more in detail about the contents:

if you’re looking for crucial, full on energy 80’s New York Hardcore, then look no further!! This is the most exhaustive, high quality retrospective of the pre-”Life of dreams” recordings, 69 songs including all their Demos (the legendary “Crumbsucker cave” demo 1983, “Charge of the light brigade” Demo 1985 and two unreleased tapes 1983-1984) + a bonus CD with 3 great sounding live sets 1984-85 at CBGB‘s… one opening for the Cro-Mags!  This collection shows the band’s natural evolution from basic, no frills early ’80s Hardcore to the mad thrashing assault that made “Life of dreams” and “B.O.M.B.” two unforgettable lessons of true NYHC crossovered with technical and well delivered Metal.

All the stuff included here features their former singer David Brady, and displays embryonic versions of all those anthems that were later re-recorded on their debut masterpiece + a bunch of unreleased tracks!  As usual all the stuff here has been mastered from 1st generation tapes with extreme care and passion by the Hand of Doom @ Toxic Basement Studio, a real guarantee of quality and passion!

VINYL: Three sided double LP (one side silk-screened featuring the original Taggart’s crumb sucker art) housed in a thick gatefold jacket including rare photos, flyers and liner notes + exclusive artwork by Lucas Kalina… bonus Live at CBGB CD sealed inside of the gatefold in a 5″ cardboard sleeve!

CD:  double CD in a 6-panel digipack including a 16 page booklet (same contents as the vinyl version)

For those who are still not familiar with this mandatory band (shame!) make sure to read this great writeup about their classic debut album “Life of dreams“, it’s the best way to get introduced to their awesome power… quote: “this was like the best of Bad Brains and Exodus rolled into one”!!! And IT’S SO TRUE!

Pre-orders start now, we’ll start to ship on July 9th 2015

AVAILABLE IN 3 DIFFERENT VERSIONS:

Limited Black n’ Blue splatter (only 100 copies)

Black vinyl (300 copies)

2xCD digipack

EYEHATEGOD / PSYCHO Split 9″ out NOW!

Posted in Eyehategod, Psycho, Releases on June 24th, 2015 by foadmaster

The day has come! We are proud to announce that the split 9″ between Eyehategod and Psycho is finally out! Shifting from the most disturbing swamp music by the New Orlans undisputed kings of sludge to the frantic grinding hardcore artillery by Boston’s most deranged trio, this slab of vinyl is a terrific discharge of energy, that perfectly shows their top notch ability to perform amazing live shows. We’re sending out all the orders now, so you can start to heat up your turntable, your copy will be soon in your hands!

More in detail..: New Orleans’ Sludgecore lords EHG team up with Boston’s sickest grinding Hardcore veterans Psycho on a devastating 9″ slab of vinyl… ninefuckinginches of uncontrollable, sheer insanity and negativity from two bands that have never failed delivering anguished, blood-dripping sonic violence over the last 3 decades.. Both sides have been recorded live in Europe during their summer tours June-July 2011, and the audio quality of these soundboard recordings is simply astonishing, clean, powerful and heavy as a steamroller crushing your eardrums!

Both sides capture the very core of the intensity of these bands on stage, and you know what to expect: EHG crank out 3 tormented classics of misanthropy-tinged heaviness… “Story of the eye“, “New Orleans is the New Vietnam” and “Sister fucker“, PSYCHO complete the hecatomb with 6 short and fast stabs of rabid Hardcore/Grind in their own matchless style.

What else to add?  We chose to do this as a 9″ because we find it a highly collectable and enjoyable format and reminds us some classic oversized 8″ pearls of the ’80s Japanese Hardcore scene of which we are total maniacs… and to get even closer to that feeling, the front cover art was drawn by Malleus taking inspiration from an old Kikejii flexi disc released in 1983 by ADK Records! It also comes with an insert with both bands’ photos!

Dedicated to Joey LaCaze and Seth Putnam

Available in 3 different versions:

DIE-HARD TRANSPARENT RED WITH BLUE SLICES limited to 150 copies

DIE-HARD SEABLUE WITH RED AND OXBLOOD STAINS limited to 150 copies

REGULAR BLACK VINYL limited to 700 copies

EYEHATEGOD / PSYCHO Split 9″ pre-orders start NOW!

Posted in Eyehategod, Pre Orders, Psycho, Releases on June 8th, 2015 by foadmaster

Ok, this is hands down our most incendiary release for summer 2015… We have been working on this for a veeeery long time and it’s a dream come true finally to be here to announce it. EYEHATEGOD / PSYCHO Split 9″ is up for pre-orders!!

The official release date has been set for the Hellfest Open Air Festival in Clisson, France where EHG will perform on Sunday 21st June and where, as usual, you will find us at FOAD‘s massive record stand in the Metal Market area. Mailorder copies will start to ship on June 23 as soon as we’ll be back!

New Orleans’ Sludgecore lords EHG team up with Boston’s sickest grinding Hardcore veterans Psycho on a devastating 9″ slab of vinyl!! Yes, ninefuckinginches of uncontrollable, sheer insanity and negativity from two bands that have never failed delivering anguished, blood-dripping sonic violence over the last 3 decades.. Both sides have been recorded live in Europe during their summer tours June-July 2011, and the audio quality of these soundboard recordings is simply astonishing, clean, powerful and heavy as a steamroller crushing your eardrums! Both sides capture the very core of the intensity of these bands on stage, and you know what to expect: EHG crank out 3 tormented classics of misanthropy-tinged heaviness.. “Story of the eye“, “New Orleans is the New Vietnam” and “Sister fucker“, PSYCHO complete the hecatomb with 6 short and fast stabs of rabid Hardcore/Grind in their own matchless style.

What else to add?  We chose to do this as a 9″ because we find it a highly collectable and enjoyable format and reminds us some classic oversized 8″ pearls of the ’80s Japanese Hardcore scene of which we are total maniacs… and to get even closer to that feeling, the front cover art was drawn by Malleus taking inspiration from an old Kikejii flexi disc released in 1983 by ADK Records! It also comes with an insert with both bands’ photos!

Dedicated to Joey LaCaze and Seth Putnam

Available in 3 different versions:

DIE-HARD TRANSPARENT RED WITH BLUE SLICES limited to 150 copies

DIE-HARD SEABLUE WITH RED AND OXBLOOD SPLATTERS limited to 150 copies

REGULAR BLACK VINYL limited to 700 copies

DESECRATION “Dead… yet, not forgotten” 4xCD+DVD boxset + POISON “Sons of evil” LP out NOW!!

Posted in Desecration, Poison, Releases on May 25th, 2015 by foadmaster

Time has come to finally unleash the two threats that F.O.A.D. Records prepared for May! Crawling from the darkest past, POISON‘s long lost demo “Sons of evil” infected a lot of people like an unforgiving venom and the ultra die-hard edition sold out in few hours! The limited one suffered from the same fate and even the solid black copies got looted on preorder, so act fast because this one won’t last much longer! Talking about cult recordings, don’t miss the highly anticipated DESECRATION‘s boxset “Dead…Yet, not forgotten“, a titanic release that will make you  breathe the inspiring air of Bay Area during the golden era of Californian Thrash!

DESECRATION “Dead… yet, not forgotten” 4xCD + 1xDVD Boxset

Over 4 years in the making, here comes another milestone of stubbornness and dedication to the true underground roots put together by your beloved F.O.A.D. psychos! Pioneering Death/Thrash Metal in the best Bay Area tradition delivered by maniacs that lived the very core of the early Californian Thrash scene and roadied for Possessed and Slayer tours! 4 x CDs, 86 songs in over four hours of neck-breaking devastation including all the existing demo recordings, loads of unreleased tunes and live cuts all taken from Bob Yost’s personal collection (mint 1st generation sources) restored and mastered with obsessive dedication to deliver you the best possible sonic mayhem! This ultra exhaustive discography shows the band through its different stages of evolution: from the early line-up that occasionally featured Mike Sus (Possessed) on drums, mostly leaning toward a primordial brand of raw blackened Death Metal – think of early Death and Possessed, to the latter 2nd line-up moving to total mind blowing Thrash oozing the strong Crossover/HC influence that invaded the Californian scene of that time thanks to bands like Attitude Adjustment, Cryptic Slaughter, D.R.I. and tons more. This monsterwork also features an extra CD compiling all Bob Yost’s other bands from 1988 to 1991, among which you get POSSESSED with their devastating Demo 1991 + 10 unreleased tracks with that special line-up, and a radio interview. And believe it or not it’s hands down some of the fastest and rawest POSSESSED material ever heard! And there’s even more: a DVD tracing the history of the band through the years, including shows with Chris Reifert (Autopsy / Death) on drums and a rehearsal with Tim Howell of Sacrilege B.C.!

To cut it short, this has all the credentials to be considered a piece of Bay Area Metal history. The packaging consists of a 12 panel digipack including 2 ultra-thick booklets (75 pages filled with photos, flyers, liner-notes and lyrics) + an extra slipcase and OBI-card.  Fully authorized by every former member, this boxset is entirely dedicated in memory of the highly missed founding member Bob Yost.

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POISON “Sons of evil” LP + booklet

Pure infernal armageddon, not for the weak!! One of the most deviated, disgusting and anti-musical Death Metal aberrations ever conceived. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON VINYL IN ITS MOST COMPLETE VERSION exactly as the cassette version that was circulating in the 80s! Originally released in 1984, “Sons of evil” is the first demo recording from the malevolent and sinister German entity known as Poison. This sounds so raw and extreme that even the band members took their time to decide whether to license a vinyl reissue or not, and the graal got unlocked only when after years of research through the most insane puritan collectors, we tracked a source whose quality was even “better” than the masters owned by the band and got it properly restored and mastered by our wizard H.O.D. at Toxic Basement Studio.

So one thing is sure: this LP is the matchless, best sounding version of “Sons of evil” you can dream about.  Now quoting what has been said already about this gem: as primitive and barbaric as a Stone Age gang-rape, this tape is possessed by total darkness and evil. Musically, this runs the gamut from morbidly mid-paced to intense and somewhat insane. It bears no real similarities to any of their German counterparts, such as Sodom, Destruction or Kreator. Possessed and maniacal, at times, the demonic voice accentuates the dark mood of the music, rather than detracting from it. As for the rest of the songwriting, this is like a war on the senses. Primitive and violent in nature, the riffs saw through you while the drums pound your skull into oblivion. It is almost difficult to believe something so bestial and grotesque existed back in 1984. The sound is on the same level as the “Death By Metal” demo, from Mantas, and makes the old Venom and Bathory records seem like they were done in high-dollar facilities.

Sons of Evil” is a monstrous offering from a band that had truly tapped into something dark and aggressive. Includes a booklet printed on old school fanzine styled light blue paper, with rare photos, flyers and excerpts from zines/mags of that era. If you’re like us a devoted follower of www.shit-fi.com you will definitely agree that this demo deserves a special mention there!

TRACKLIST:

side A:

1) The omen 2) Inferno breaks out 3) Black death 4) Demon 5) Reaper 6) Possessed 7) Angel of Satan / March to hades

side B:

1) Satan’s damnation 2) Legions of hell 3) Leather and metal 4) Hell of the living dead 5) Slaughter 6) Gonna make you die

Solid black vinyl (ltd to 150 copies) including booklet/zine

DESECRATION “Dead… yet, not forgotten” 4xCD+DVD boxset + POISON “Sons of evil” LP up for preorders!!

Posted in Desecration, Poison, Pre Orders, Releases on May 7th, 2015 by foadmaster

Get ready! Our monthly double aggression for May is an all-out Metal attack! Yes we’re back to deliver some classic old Metal unearthed from the most obscure and well-hidden tape archives. This time we’re offering you a massive discography boxset of a pioneering Bay Area Death/Thrash unit and a cult demo on LP of the rawest and most primitive early day German Black/Death bestiality. So… pre-orders for DESECRATIONDead… yet, not forgotten” 4xCD/DVD Boxset and POISONSons of evil” LP start now!! More in detail about each release:

DESECRATION “Dead… yet, not forgotten” 4xCD + 1xDVD Boxset

Over 4 years in the making, here comes another milestone of stubbornness and dedication to the true underground roots put together by your beloved F.O.A.D. psychos! Pioneering Death/Thrash Metal in the best Bay Area tradition delivered by maniacs that lived the very core of the early Californian Thrash scene and roadied for Possessed and Slayer tours! 4 x CDs, 86 songs in over four hours of neck-breaking devastation including all the existing demo recordings, loads of unreleased tunes and live cuts all taken from Bob Yost’s personal collection (mint 1st generation sources) restored and mastered with obsessive dedication to deliver you the best possible sonic mayhem! This ultra exhaustive discography shows the band through its different stages of evolution: from the early line-up that occasionally featured Mike Sus (Possessed) on drums, mostly leaning toward a primordial brand of raw blackened Death Metal – think of early Death and Possessed, to the latter 2nd line-up moving to total mind blowing Thrash oozing the strong Crossover/HC influence that invaded the Californian scene of that time thanks to bands like Attitude Adjustment, Cryptic Slaughter, D.R.I. and tons more. This monsterwork also features an extra CD compiling all Bob Yost’s other bands from 1988 to 1991, among which you get POSSESSED with their devastating Demo 1991 + 10 unreleased tracks with that special line-up, and a radio interview. And believe it or not it’s hands down some of the fastest and rawest POSSESSED material ever heard! And there’s even more: a DVD tracing the history of the band through the years, including shows with Chris Reifert (Autopsy / Death) on drums and a rehearsal with Tim Howell of Sacrilege B.C.!

To cut it short, this has all the credentials to be considered a piece of Bay Area Metal history. The packaging consists of a 12 panel digipack including 2 ultra-thick booklets (75 pages filled with photos, flyers, liner-notes and lyrics) + an extra slipcase and OBI-card.  Fully authorized by every former member, this boxset is entirely dedicated in memory of the highly missed founding member Bob Yost.

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

POISON “Sons of evil” LP + booklet

Pure infernal armageddon, not for the weak!! One of the most deviated, disgusting and anti-musical Death Metal aberrations ever conceived. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON VINYL IN ITS MOST COMPLETE VERSION exactly as the cassette version that was circulating in the 80s! Originally released in 1984, “Sons of evil” is the first demo recording from the malevolent and sinister German entity known as Poison. This sounds so raw and extreme that even the band members took their time to decide whether to license a vinyl reissue or not, and the graal got unlocked only when after years of research through the most insane puritan collectors, we tracked a source whose quality was even “better” than the masters owned by the band and got it properly restored and mastered by our wizard H.O.D. at Toxic Basement Studio.

So one thing is sure: this LP is the matchless, best sounding version of “Sons of evil” you can dream about.  Now quoting what has been said already about this gem: as primitive and barbaric as a Stone Age gang-rape, this tape is possessed by total darkness and evil. This evokes the kind of hellish feeling that Venom feared to toy with and that Hellhammer simply was not capable of conjuring up. Musically, this runs the gamut from morbidly mid-paced to intense and somewhat insane. It bears no real similarities to any of their German counterparts, such as Sodom, Destruction or Kreator. The slower parts sound very reminiscent of Hellhammer, with one very important exception: this is darker and more evil than Mr. Warrior and his cohorts ever could have hoped to be. The vocals of Virgin Slaughter are exactly what Tom should have been doing on releases such as “Satanic Rites“. Possessed and maniacal, at times, his demonic voice actually accentuates the dark mood of the music, rather than detracting from it. As for the rest of the songwriting, this is like a war on the senses. Primitive and violent in nature, the riffs saw through you while the drums pound your skull into oblivion. It is almost difficult to believe something so bestial and grotesque existed back in 1984. The sound is on the same level as the “Death By Metal” demo, from Mantas, and makes the old Venom and Bathory records seem like they were done in high-dollar facilities.

Sons of Evil” is a monstrous offering from a band that had truly tapped into something dark and aggressive. This is what Hellhammer should have been striving for.  Includes a booklet printed on old school fanzine styled light blue paper, with rare photos, flyers and excerpts from zines/mags of that era. If you’re like us a devoted follower of www.shit-fi.com you will definitely agree that this demo deserves a special mention there!

TRACKLIST:

side A:

1) The omen 2) Inferno breaks out 3) Black death 4) Demon 5) Reaper 6) Possessed 7) Angel of Satan / March to hades

side B:

1) Satan’s damnation 2) Legions of hell 3) Leather and metal 4) Hell of the living dead 5) Slaughter 6) Gonna make you die

Ultra die-hard edition (ONLY 50 COPIES, hand-numbered) on splatter electric blue vinyl (transparent) with white speckles + patch + extra sleeve with the original 1984 artwork + booklet/zine

Limited edition (only 100 copies) on splatter blue/grey/black vinyl, including booklet/zine

Solid black vinyl (ltd to 150 copies) including booklet/zine

Poison Idea: three shows in Italy!

Posted in Events on April 29th, 2015 by foadmaster

BEWARE! Portland’s absolute Kings Of Punk are coming back to Italy after years!! F.O.A.D. Records and Apocalypse Extreme Agency / MP promotion are really proud to team up with Poison Idea for three incendiary shows across the nation! The undisputed heavyweight champions of filthy hardcore are back here to take no prisoners and make you feel the darkness again with all their classic anthems and the brand new raging tunes from their highly-acclaimed latest record! Don’t miss ‘em!

May 2nd @ Kaleidos (Poviglio -RE-) w/ Upset Noise (comeback show! Double CD+DVD release party!), Fallout, Malloy – FB event HERE

May 3rd @ Traffic (Roma) w/ Grand Theft Age, Neid & more – FB event HERE

May 4th @ Cafè Liber (Torino) w/ Tutti i Colori del Buio – FB event HERE