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CRIPPLE BASTARDS “Your lies in check” gatefold LP and ARTURO “Giorni lontani 1992-1998” LP+CD: out NOW on FOAD Records!

Posted in Arturo, Cripple Bastards, Releases on January 21st, 2020 by foadmaster

As previously announced, we’re starting the new year with a deep dive into the mid ’90s Italian Hardcore & Grind meanders, with two bands that left a solid trace both in their local scene and on an international view… a blood-line made of uncontrollable speed, anger and insanely catchy songs. It’s the case of the hate-grind purveyors CRIPPLE BASTARDS, of which we’re honored to present a top notch re-issue of their debut full length “Your lies in check“, a true masterpiece of DIY Grindcore/Punk made of short and hateful tracks exploding at the speed of light, and the Torino Hardcore heroes ARTURO, with a total anthology of their early works (1992-1998) with Alfo on vocals, which means an irrepressible waterfall of energetic stop&go HC made of memorable riffs and a ballistic rhytmic section. Two bands that have crossed their paths for some time, in fact from 1996 to early 1997 Arturo’s drummer Paolo played in CB (in their post-“Your lies in check” phase) and even Arturo’s bass player Stefano joined CB for some gigs, the most memorable being those with Doom and Dropdead.

So here we are, CRIPPLE BASTARDSYour lies in check” gatefold LP and ARTUROGiorni lontani 1992-1998” LP+CD: out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records, there’s still a handful of ltd. colored vinyl copies for both, don’t sleep on it if you want to catch them, they’ll be gone soon.  Most preorders have been sent already, the last part will be shipped in the next 2-3 days!

More in detail..:

CRIPPLE BASTARDS “Your lies in check” gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 186)

The debut full length by Italy’s hate-filled Grindcore masters available again in a top quality edition! Originally recorded in 1995 and released in 1996, “Your lies in check” is a 69 song tornado of ultra-violent Grindcore/Punk blasting at the speed of light! Quoting an older review of the album: “With no shadow of doubt a milestone in Italian Grind/Hardcore and an important release also if seen on an international view. Over 7.000 copies sold if you sum the different LP+CD+MC versions around. Sixty-nine songs of pure hate in fourty-nine minutes. Grindcore of vile screams, guttural bellows and a lot of yelling. Music that is short, fast and to the point. Slow parts that are heavy and dirgey, showing no signs of fun. Superfast Hatecore/Grind with a rocking Punk edge unique in its kind. Includes over the top anthems (Italia di merda, Stimmung, Prospettive limitate, 1974, Padroni, Images of war / Images of pain..) covered by plenty of bands worldwide.” Watch the trailer HERE

Audio re-transferred from the original reels and mastered at Toxic Basement Studio

Original 1996 artwork restored and restyled

Gatefold sleeve with lyrics, photos and a repro of the original poster

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard half red/half black vinyl with white splattering all over limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl version limited to 350 copies

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ARTURO “Giorni lontani 1992-1998” LP+CD  (F.O.A.D. 173)

Torino, Northern Italy, is with no trace of doubt one of the areas that gave birth to some of the most important Italian Hardcore bands of all eras… NEGAZIONE, DECLINO, CONTR-AZIONE, 5# BRACCIO, ROUGH just to mention a few. And the great thing about this city is that all this did not only last in the ’80s but had a solid continuation in the decades to follow.  Bands like ARTURO, CRUNCH, FRAMMENTI, BELLI-COSI, C.O.V. took the legacy of the giants that came before and ruled the ’90s reinventing Hardcore with creativity, passion and a flash of genius in song-writing. ARTURO were certainly the fastest and those that have been more pristine in sticking to the total Hardcore formula, especially in their early years with Alfo on vocals. So this anthology is all focused on that time, the early years of one of the most furious Italian Hardcore bands of the Nineties… fast, top adrenalinic Hardcore that gives no time to breathe from start to finish!

It includes their debut CD “Ar-cor” (1995), the two Ep’s “Isterico” (1997) and “Topo volante” (1998) plus a bonus CD with the impossible to find first demo and an unreleased soundboard live at El Paso (Torino), 1996 opening for CRIPPLE BASTARDS (actually at that time ARTURO shared their drummer and bass-player with CB!).  63 songs of manic fast TORINO HC!!! Double insert with lyrics, original artworks and photos. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard swirl transparent blue vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl version limited to 300 copies

CRIPPLE BASTARDS “Your lies in check” gatefold LP and ARTURO “Giorni lontani 1992-1998” LP+CD: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Arturo, Cripple Bastards, Pre Orders, Releases on January 7th, 2020 by foadmaster

Are you ready for a new year completely flooded with F.O.A.D. releases? We have tons of interesting works in the pipeline, and as a start for January 2020 we’ll take you back to the ’90s with two classic Italian bands that have meant a lot for both their local scene and for what they developed (and still represent today) on an international scale. It’s the case of CRIPPLE BASTARDS, of which we’re honored to present a top notch re-issue of their debut full length “Your lies in check“, a true masterpiece of DIY Grindcore/Punk made of short and hateful tracks exploding at the speed of light, and the Torino Hardcore heroes ARTURO, with a total anthology of their early works (1992-1998) with Alfo on vocals, which means an irrepressible waterfall of energetic stop&go HC made of memorable riffs and a ballistic rhythm section.

Two bands that have crossed their paths for some time, in fact from 1996 to early 1997 Arturo’s drummer Paolo played in CB (in their post-“Your lies in check” phase) and even Arturo’s bass player Stefano joined CB for some gigs, the most memorable being those with Doom and Dropdead. So, to get back to the point, CRIPPLE BASTARDSYour lies in check” gatefold LP and ARTUROGiorni lontani 1992-1998” LP+CD are up for preorders. As usual there are some limited colored/splatter vinyl versions and we recommend you to act fast if you want to catch them, they won’t last for long.

The official release date for both is January 21st 2020

More in detail..:

CRIPPLE BASTARDS “Your lies in check” gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 186)

The debut full length by Italy’s hate-filled Grindcore masters available again in a top quality edition! Originally recorded in 1995 and released in 1996, “Your lies in check” is a 69 song tornado of ultra-violent Grindcore/Punk blasting at the speed of light! Quoting an older review of the album: “With no shadow of doubt a milestone in Italian Grind/Hardcore and an important release also if seen on an international view. Over 7.000 copies sold if you sum the different LP+CD+MC versions around. Sixty-nine songs of pure hate in fourty-nine minutes. Grindcore of vile screams, guttural bellows and a lot of yelling. Music that is short, fast and to the point. Slow parts that are heavy and dirgey, showing no signs of fun. Superfast Hatecore/Grind with a rocking Punk edge unique in its kind. Includes over the top anthems (Italia di merda, Stimmung, Prospettive limitate, 1974, Padroni, Images of war / Images of pain..) covered by plenty of bands worldwide.” Watch the trailer HERE

Audio re-transferred from the original reels and mastered at Toxic Basement Studio

Original 1996 artwork restored and restyled

Gatefold sleeve with lyrics, photos and a repro of the original poster

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard half red/half black vinyl with white splattering all over limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl version limited to 350 copies

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

ARTURO “Giorni lontani 1992-1998” LP+CD  (F.O.A.D. 173)

Torino, Northern Italy, is with no trace of doubt one of the areas that gave birth to some of the most important Italian Hardcore bands of all eras… NEGAZIONE, DECLINO, CONTR-AZIONE, 5# BRACCIO, ROUGH just to mention a few. And the great thing about this city is that all this did not only last in the ’80s but had a solid continuation in the decades to follow.  Bands like ARTURO, CRUNCH, FRAMMENTI, BELLI-COSI, C.O.V. took the legacy of the giants that came before and ruled the ’90s reinventing Hardcore with creativity, passion and a flash of genius in song-writing. ARTURO were certainly the fastest and those that have been more pristine in sticking to the total Hardcore formula, especially in their early years with Alfo on vocals. So this anthology is all focused on that time, the early years of one of the most furious Italian Hardcore bands of the Nineties… fast, top adrenalinic Hardcore that gives no time to breathe from start to finish!

It includes their debut CD “Ar-cor” (1995), the two Ep’s “Isterico” (1997) and “Topo volante” (1998) plus a bonus CD with the impossible to find first demo and an unreleased soundboard live at El Paso (Torino), 1996 opening for CRIPPLE BASTARDS (actually at that time ARTURO shared their drummer and bass-player with CB!).  63 songs of manic fast TORINO HC!!! Double insert with lyrics, original artworks and photos. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard swirl transparent blue vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl version limited to 300 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!

RAW POWER & CRIPPLE BASTARDS Japan Tour Sept. 2019 and limited split flexi disc available at the shows!!

Posted in Cripple Bastards, Events, Raw Power, Releases on August 27th, 2019 by foadmaster

Just a few days to go before the RAW POWER & CRIPPLE BASTARDS tour in Japan begins… it’s the 3rd time that CB hit the land of the Rising Sun and the very first one for Raw Power, they have never been there in 38 years of existence.

To support this incredible set of gigs F.O.A.D. Records has prepared a special ultra limited surprise… a CRIPPLE BASTARDS / RAW POWER split flexi disc EP (ltd. to 250 copies hand numbered by GTB!) including 2 unreleased tracks x each band!!
This has been recorded and put together in record times and arrived here just yesterday! The CB side consists of a new song called “Ai Confini Di Quel Che Puoi Dire” and a cover of The Gerogerigegege “Ji” while RP deliver 2 brand new ones!

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! This EP will be only available at the 6 Japanese shows that will take place here:

Sep

3rd Hokage, Osaka – FB event CLICK HERE
4th Keith Flack, Fukuoka – FB event CLICK HERE
5th Vortex, Mie – FB event CLICK HERE
6th Huck Finn, Nagoya – FB event CLICK HERE
7th Earthdom, Tokyo – FB event CLICK HERE
8th El Puente, Yokohama – FB event CLICK HERE

9月

3日(火) Hokage 大阪
4日(水) Keieth Flack 福岡
5日(木) Vortex 三重
6日(金) Huck Finn 名古屋
7日(土) Earthdom 東京
8日(日) El Puente 横浜

Together with this, there’ll be plenty of tour t-shirts (artwork by Sugi) and a silk screened poster limited to 30! To all those that are lucky to catch these gigs, see you there… and for those that won’t be there, do not despair, there’re a new string of F.O.A.D. releases in the works and 2 of them will be announced very soon. KANPAI!!

Official CRIPPLE BASTARDS & RAW POWER Japan tour 2019 facebook page: click HERE

CRIPPLE BASTARDS “The outside world” BOXSET (5 x LP, 2 x CD, 2 x books!) out now on F.O.A.D. Records!

Posted in Cripple Bastards on January 4th, 2018 by foadmaster

Here we are with another FOAD year in the books leaving behind the madness of 30 releases in 12 months (!!) and armed to teeth to enter 2018 with an avalanche of mindblowing Thrash and vicious Metal / Punk / Grind rawness. There’s a lot of interesting news scheduled for the next months, anyway we decided to leave this month free with no releases because the Cripple Bastards’ boxset (that was scheduled for the end of December) just came out with a 2 weeks delay, so it’s more like a January feature, and also because we want to focus on a massive inventory and get all things set to re-start with renewed energy in February. So the wait is over and F.O.A.D. 100 aka CRIPPLE BASTARDSThe Outside World” 5 x LP, 2 x CD, 2 x books is out now and most of your preorders have been sent this week, the next will be all shipped within the next 4-5 days. Thanks to all you maniacs for the insane support, the diehard edition was sold out at grinding speeds and the regular one on black vinyl is hitting fast too! This is hands down the most complex, elegant and massive release that we have done so far, over 5 hours of the most terrific and ominous hate-filled Grind / Punk / Noisecore violence you can think of. CB are entering their 30th year anniversary with this monster… there was no better way to celebrate it!

More details about it:

Italy’s undisputed Grind warheads enter their 30th year anniversary with the most massive BOXSET ever released in the history of Grindcore. 5 x LPs, 2 x CDs, 2 x books! All their countless 7″s, splits, compilation tracks and a lot of never heard before recordings… 362 SONGS IN TOTAL! This is the ultimate CRIPPLE BASTARDS collection as it includes every single non album track the band has recorded since their post-demos era, plus almost 2 hours of unreleased brutality including a recently unearthed studio session 2003, rare demos, live tracks and a lot more. Be prepared for over 5 hours of ear-damaging terror ranging from the early short-song Noisecore annihilation to the insanely distorted Punk rooted Grind / Fastcore of their 90s EPs to the bulldozing Hate / Grind blast-feast of the most recent works. All this madness scrupulously transferred from the original reels / master-tapes and mastered with extreme care and passion at Toxic Basement Studios with constant supervision of Giulio The Bastard.

Each LP comes with a foldout insert collecting the original artworks, inserts and flyers of each EP included. Book #1 features tons of rare pictures documenting the history of the band from the early days up to recent times, while Book #2 has the complete lyrics of the songs included in the tracklists + extra photos. All this housed in a deluxe matt laminated casewrapped box… a head smashing brick weighing around 2,5 Kgs!!

BLACK VINYL EDITION LIMITED TO 350 COPIES

CRIPPLE BASTARDS “The outside world – Singles collection, comp. tracks and unreleased” BOXSET: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Cripple Bastards, Pre Orders, Releases on December 12th, 2017 by foadmaster

Here we are, at last: time for the end-year FOAD release… nothing else than the longly awaited F.O.A.D. 100!! Even if we are already at nr. 137 (Battle Attacker) we kept our 100th release in standby for something special and somehow very close to us. This gigantic effort has been in the making for years and it’s backed by a maniacal work both as far as it concerns the sound mastering and the colossal layout/graphics. It also marks the beginning of the thirtieth anniversary of a band that has kept the Grindcore flag alive and strong since 1988 never breaking up, never going down to any compromise, remaining violent, hostile and extreme from its inception up to now. You know what we’re talking about… Italy’s “purest personification of hate“, the CRIPPLE BASTARDS! Here’s their longly awaited singles collection boxset, a monsterwork including 5 x LPs, 2 x CDs and 2 x books! So… preorders for CRIPPLE BASTARDSThe Outside World” BOXSET are up now!

Some important notes: the release date for this is set for December 23rd 2017. Please be aware that the Italian postal service through the Xmas/New Year rush can be very slow, so don’t be surprised if delivery times will be a bit longer or if we’ll eventually decide to ship your order after the Xmas/New Year chaos.

Just be patient and we’ll give you full assistance as always.

The die-hard edition limited to 150 copies includes as bonus: CB / Yacopsae split 5″ with unreleased trax from both bands, the “Almost human” A2 poster and a CB tote bag. This is expected to sell really quickly so don’t wait too long!

More details:

Italy’s undisputed Grind warheads enter their 30th year anniversary with the most massive BOXSET ever released in the history of Grindcore. 5 x LPs, 2 x CDs, 2 x books! All their countless 7″s, splits, compilation tracks and a lot of never heard before recordings… 362 SONGS IN TOTAL! This is the ultimate CRIPPLE BASTARDS collection as it includes every single non album track the band has recorded since their post-demos era, plus almost 2 hours of unreleased brutality including a recently unearthed studio session 2003, rare demos, live tracks and a lot more. Be prepared for over 5 hours of ear-damaging violence ranging from the early short-song Noisecore annihilation to the insanely distorted Punk rooted Grind/Fastcore of their 90s EPs to the bulldozing Hate/Grind blast-feast of the most recent works. All this madness scrupulously transferred from the original reels/master-tapes and mastered with extreme care and passion at Toxic Basement Studios with constant supervision of Giulio The Bastard.

Each LP comes with a foldout insert collecting the original artworks, inserts and flyers of each EP included. Book #1 features tons of rare pictures documenting the history of the band from the early days up to recent times, while Book #2 has the complete lyrics of the songs included in the tracklists + extra photos. All this housed in a deluxe matt laminated casewrapped box… a head smashing brick weighing around 2,5 Kgs!!

Available in 2 different versions:

DIEHARD EDITION ON SPLATTER VINYL LIMITED TO 150 COPIES (each LP has a different color configuration) WITH THESE 3 BONUS ITEMS: CB / YACOPSAE Split 5″ (unreleased studio tracks from both bands), “ALMOST HUMAN” A2 POSTER, “30 YEARS OF HATE/GRIND” BLACK TOTE BAG. These 3 extras are only included in the diehard edition.

REGULAR BLACK VINYL EDITION LIMITED TO 350 COPIES