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CRUMBSUCKERS “Turn back time: the early years 1983-1985” double LP+CD and double CD out now!!

Posted in Crumbsuckers, Releases on July 13th, 2015 by foadmaster

The wait is over! CRUMBSUCKERSTurn back time: the early years 1983-1985” 2xLP+CD and double CD  are finally out. We’re a bit late in announcing this (release date was set for July 9th) because we have been away for 1 week at the Obscene Extreme Festival busy with our records/merch tent. A part of preorders have been shipped already and the rest will be sent before the end of the week. There are only 15 copies left of the ultra-ltd diehard version on black n’ blue splatter vinyl so better blast at the speed of light on the shopping cart if you want to catch one!

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

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

CRUMBSUCKERS “Turn back time: the early years 1983-1985” Double LP + CD out now on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Crumbsuckers, Releases on February 17th, 2014 by foadmaster

The bomb has been finally dropped, CRUMBSUCKERSTurn back time: the early years 1983-1985” 2LP+CD ships now, all preorders have been mailed already! Forget the die-hard splattered vinyl version, it was sold out in less than 1 day, that together with few other FOAD releases (remember Nerorgasmo?) makes it a real record time in our releases’ history. And the black vinyl version is going really fast too, so don’t miss the chance, as it looks equally killer with that side D stylishly silkscreened…

And listening to the final result as it came out on LP all what we can add is that this is one of our favourite FOAD releases to date in our label’s lengthy discography.. 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!

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. 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!

CRUMBSUCKERS “Turn back time: the early years 1983-1985” 2xLP gatefold + CD (Live at CBGB) up for pre-orders!!

Posted in Crumbsuckers, Pre Orders, Releases on January 31st, 2014 by foadmaster

WHAT?!? CRUMBSUCKERS on FOAD Records??!??  Yes, our legacy with the most intense and ass-kicking Thrashcore of the ’80s never stops, it’s in our veins!! So after WEHRMACHT, AFTERMATH, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, LETHAL AGGRESSION, D.R.I. and tons more, it was about time to get back to NYC (remember the S.O.D./CRAB SOCIETY NORTH boxset?) and dig into the archives of another classic band that pionereed the genre. The roots of one of the most respected and influential New York Hardcore founders.. the CRUMBSUCKERS!!

If you’re looking for the most exhaustive, high quality retrospective of their pre-“Life of dreams” recordings, you’ll find a true jewel in this massive anthology. 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. Three sided double LP (one side silk-screened) 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.

This is Dave Brady’s introductive note about this record:

“Back then (1983-1985) there was only a handful of TV channels, an actor in the White House, 64k of RAM at home and the feeling that “The World Was Yours”. At least that’s how I remember it. This collection tries to chronicle the early years of the band, from the point where we graduated high school and started playing beyond the confines of the Crumbsucker Cave. Those early days were fun filled, and I think it shows in some of these songs, many of which might not be known beyond the hometown fans of the band. There are a few early versions of songs, most notably “Jail Bait/Hub Run” and first time performances of “Life Of Dreams” and “Face Of Death” from just before I left. The earlier tapes, when the band was just a four piece (myself, Gary Meskil, Dave Wynn and Kevin Carroll on drums) have been floating around the internet for some time, unpolished and suffering from generational loss. So when the folks at FOAD approached me and provided some examples of the craftsmanship and pride that they have put into similar releases, I figured the time is right. Since that 2006 reunion show I’ve developed a renewed sense of appreciation and pride for my time in the band. I’ve never had a chance to thank the boys in the various incarnations of the band or the Baldwin crew that supported us in those early years. To all of you still with us, and to those that have passed – This is for you!”
Pre-orders start now, we’ll start to ship on February 14th 2014

 

Die-hard edition of 100 copies only in splatter oxblood red vinyl with black speckles
Solid black vinyl