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DISCHARGE “Noise not music” BOXSET (hardcover book, 3x LPs, 1x 7″, poster) OUT NOW on FOAD Records!!

Posted in Discharge, Releases on December 31st, 2018 by foadmaster

Yes!! Just in time for the end of the year, with the usual delay from the pressing plant, we’re honored to announce that DISCHARGENoise not music” Boxset (hardcover book, 3x LPs, 1x 7″ + poster) is out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records! No words enough to describe the feeling when we opened the first box and put the records on our turntables, it’s simply a BEAST of a work. We want to thank Rich Walker with all our heart for the incredible effort and amount of time spent in putting together such an incredible thing, and the band members + friends that contributed to the book and helped to make this possible.

As we previously explained, there was a small variation in the final colors of the limited editions… We’re starting to ship your preorders from January 2nd. Please be patient because there are tons of them, we’ll work day and night to get them mailed as fast as possible and we are hopefully sorting out a deal with a courier to have all the European orders sent with an express service, so even those who opted for the “non registered Mbag” shipping will get them faster than what they expect. Both limited colored versions (electric blue and striped blue/black) are sold out on preorder, don’t sleep on the black one because it won’t last for long.

More in detail about the contents:

Over 1 year in the making, this release combines the most exhaustive BOOK ever made about DISCHARGE with a triple LP + 7″ capturing the band’s incredible live intensity and aggression through some of their best, rawest sets recorded from 1980 to 1983. Housed in a heavyweight silver hot foil stamped slipcase, the DISCHARGE : “NOISE NOT MUSIC” Boxset contains the following..:

* ”NOISE NOT MUSIC” TRIPLE LIVE ALBUM 

Tri-fold 350 gsm heavyweight sleeve with all the correct lyrics for the first three EP’s printed together for the first time ANYWHERE outside the original band made lyric sheets (not some garbled nonsense copied from the internet) the recordings have their audio remastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studios and featuring full raging sets from the following gigs:

– LP 1 : Live at the Music Machine, London 1980 (First London gig)
– LP 2 : Live at the City Club, Detroit 1982 (First USA Tour)
– LP 3 : Live at the 100 Club 1983 ( Plus bonus track of Canadian TV interview 1983 with Cal and Garry)

* ”WHERE’S OUR FREEDOM?” 8 TRACK LIVE 7” EP 

With 2 tracks each live from the following gigs:

– Preston Warehouse 1980 (Featuring the unreleased track “Where’s Our Freedom?”)
– London Lyceum 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
– Manchester Polytechnic 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
– Helsinki Lepakko 1983 (First Scandinavian Tour)

* “NOISE NOT MUSIC” HARDBACK BOOK

Over 100 band photos with many unseen and printed in high quality for the first time (Northwood Parish Hall 1980, Tunstall Town Hall 1980, Stevenage Bowes Lyon House 1981, Rome 1981, Yugoslavia 1981, Zig Zag Club 1982 etc). Plus rare gig flyers, music weekly interviews, features and press clippings of release adverts and reviews, all accompanied by a 30,000 word historically accurate band history researched and written by notorious DISCHARGE collectors Rich Walker and Leigh Rocker, documenting the years 1977 to 1983 featuring new interview material and contributions from Rainy, Tezz, Bones, Garry, Bambi, Pooch and band manager Tanya.

* A2 Promotional Poster 

DISCHARGE was more than just a noise, the band was a musical reaction to the brutal times and circumstances faced by people in the U.K. under the Thatcher regime, they were also a voice for the “X” generation without a future; but most importantly, they were FAST, RAW, LOUD, HARDCORE PUNK!  CRACK YOUR BRAIN UP!

Black vinyl limited to 600

DISCHARGE “Noise not music”- Boxset: UPDATES!!

Posted in Discharge, Pre Orders, Releases on December 29th, 2018 by foadmaster

Finally, a first stock of DISCHARGENoise not music” Boxsets has been delivered to our warehouse and we’re happy to say that it looks and sounds perfectly,  with no doubt it’s the most deluxe FOAD release so far.

Unfortunately, however, there is also a small negative note: due to a mistake at the pressing plant, what was supposed to be the “splatter” version came out as plain electric blue vinyl with no black splattering. So what we have pre-sold and announced as splatter is actually “electric blue“. The striped version was pressed correctly. We’re posting some photos here so you can clearly see how it looks like.

Both respectively limited to 180 copies (electric blue) and 200 copies (striped). Yes, there are 20 copies less than what was expected for the electric blue version, don’t worry because no order will be changed, we’re just taking some off from those reserved by local record shops because they are good with the black vinyl one.  We apologize for this mistake but it was completely out of our control. It’s still the most limited version and most important the audio and visual contents are the same as on the other editions.. thanks in advance for understanding.

Orders will start to ship from January 2nd, please be patient because there are tons of them, we’ll try to be as fast as possible.

DISCHARGE “Noise not music” BOXSET (3 x LPs, 1 x 7″ + BOOK) PREORDERS START NOW!!

Posted in Discharge, Pre Orders, Releases on December 10th, 2018 by foadmaster

It’s been 2 months since the last FOAD release, quite unusual considering that in the last 4-5 years we have kept on putting out at least 2 records monthly without never stopping. No we’re not sleeping neither we decided to slow down… it’s just that we were preparing a monstrous nuclear stockpile to end the year in the greatest way!!

Brief introduction: in 1980 four teenagers from Stoke exploded onto the worldwide punk scene with all the subtlety of a ten megaton nuclear warhead; so powerful and devastating was their initial impact that the entire world sat up, took notice, and thousands of bands across the globe were prompted to harden their style and speed up in a vain attempt to match the singularly most ferocious band on planet earth. That band ladies and gentlemen, was DISCHARGE! Over the next three years their uncompromising musical onslaught grew tighter, lyrically bleaker and even more unrelenting as they unleashed release after release highlighting the monstrous nuclear threat the world faced along with the true realities of war and insidious state control! Unstoppable in the race towards musical Armageddon, the bands enduring legacy has never accurately been captured until now; FOAD Records has spent a long time in creating the ultimate DISCHARGE release: the gigantic “NOISE NOT MUSIC” boxset consisting of a massive hard-cover book, a triple LP set housed in a trifold sleeve, a 8-track 7″ and a poster! With a visual presentation that follows the true aesthetic of the early singles by using only original logos, fonts, colours and the graphic style of the band’s first 3 EP’s and packaging that finally does them justice rather than another cheap bootleg or cash in by a label looking to make money.

PREORDERS START NOW, as usual we recommend you to act fast if you want to grab the limited colored vinyl versions, they’ll be gone in few days. **IMPORTANT** : The release date for this boxset is set for DECEMBER 27, 2018 Please be aware that the postal service through the Xmas/New Year rush can be very slow and disorganized, 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 (after January 6th). Just be patient and we’ll give you full assistance as always.

Now more in detail about the contents of this titan:

Over 1 year in the making, this release combines the most exhaustive BOOK ever made about DISCHARGE with a triple LP + 7″ capturing the band’s incredible live intensity and aggression through some of their best, rawest sets recorded from 1980 to 1983. Housed in a heavyweight silver hot foil stamped slipcase, the DISCHARGE : “NOISE NOT MUSIC” Boxset contains the following..:

* ”NOISE NOT MUSIC” TRIPLE LIVE ALBUM 

Tri-fold 350 gsm heavyweight sleeve with all the correct lyrics for the first three EP’s printed together for the first time ANYWHERE outside the original band made lyric sheets (not some garbled nonsense copied from the internet) the recordings have their audio remastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studios and featuring full raging sets from the following gigs:

– LP 1 : Live at the Music Machine, London 1980 (First London gig)
– LP 2 : Live at the City Club, Detroit 1982 (First USA Tour)
– LP 3 : Live at the 100 Club 1983 ( Plus bonus track of Canadian TV interview 1983 with Cal and Garry)

* ”WHERE’S OUR FREEDOM?” 8 TRACK LIVE 7” EP 

With 2 tracks each live from the following gigs:
Preston Warehouse 1980 (Featuring the unreleased track “Where’s Our Freedom?”)
London Lyceum 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
Manchester Polytechnic 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
Helsinki Lepakko 1983 (First Scandinavian Tour)

* “NOISE NOT MUSIC” HARDBACK BOOK

Over 100 band photos with many unseen and printed in high quality for the first time (Northwood Parish Hall 1980, Tunstall Town Hall 1980, Stevenage Bowes Lyon House 1981, Rome 1981, Yugoslavia 1981, Zig Zag Club 1982 etc). Plus rare gig flyers, music weekly interviews, features and press clippings of release adverts and reviews, all accompanied by a 30,000 word historically accurate band history researched and written by notorious DISCHARGE collectors Rich Walker and Leigh Rocker, documenting the years 1977 to 1983 featuring new interview material and contributions from Rainy, Tezz, Bones, Garry, Bambi, Pooch and band manager Tanya. 

* A2 Promotional Poster 

DISCHARGE was more than just a noise, the band was a musical reaction to the brutal times and circumstances faced by people in the U.K. under the Thatcher regime, they were also a voice for the “X” generation without a future; but most importantly, they were FAST, RAW, LOUD, HARDCORE PUNK!  CRACK YOUR BRAIN UP!

Available in 3 different versions:

Die-hard splatter vinyl (black on electric blue) limited to 200

Die-hard striped vinyl (black vs light blue) limited to 200

Black vinyl limited to 600

DISCHARGE “Live at the City Garden, New Jersey, 1983” gatefold LP out NOW!

Posted in Discharge, Releases on April 22nd, 2015 by foadmaster

A lot of bands have been described as “legendary” but very few of them really deserve that status. DISCHARGE is hands down among that bunch and the legacy they spawned is the best proof about it that can be shown. Discharge took punk music and pushed it to a new level, creating a sound that influenced a countless amount of musicians, from punk to metal and all through their most extreme branches. These pioneers delivered infamously rabid and furious live shows and we’re way more than proud to release one of them in a remastered edition that gives justice to the energy Discharge were able to create on stage. “Live at the City Garden New Jersey” is one of the most historically important releases on F.O.A.D. Records and we’re stoked to announce that it’s finally out and ready to ship!

Official reissue of this legendary live LP from the band’s golden days, originally released on Clay Records in 1989. A slab of pure rawness that captures these UK Punk icons in an intense, ultra-powerful performance during their legendary 2nd US tour (Northern USA and Canada) in fall 1983. As the original pressing says: “These recordings were taped on the sound desk on the night of the concert and although they may lack the technology of full studio recordings they nevertheless capture the live excitement of a Discharge gig and have been fully approved for release by the group“. In point of fact, this is raw, furious and totally out of control and together with “The nightmare continues” (the other Discharge’s official live album on Clay) it portrays in full effect these D-Beat generators at the top of their game. All their classic anthems are included: “Hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing“, “Never again“, “Protest and survive“, “The blood runs red“, “Decontrol” and so on.. And as for all F.O.A.D.‘s releases this has been mastered from the best sounding source in existence at Toxic Basement Studio, keeping the original sonic impact in its most genuine and uncontaminated form, just adding more balance to the instruments and that punch-in-the-face live feel that no band has ever topped.

Served in a thick glossy UV gatefold jacket: the outside is a detailed reproduction of the original sleeve, the inside and insert – all designed and assembled by Rich Militia of SORE THROAT – include a stunning collection of rare photos from that tour (and other shows of the same period), flyers and detailed liner notes. Quoting the ending paragraph: “Live At The City Garden New Jersey is one of the better recordings and performances of the band at this point, and no one can deny the power of tracks like “Anger burning” or “Born to die in the gutter”. They are beyond reproach in my opinion. This is the perfect epitaph to the band’s 1983-1984 period. Lovingly remastered for vinyl by those lunatics at F.O.A.D. Records, and with some finished packaging upgrades, this is not state control, this is Rock’n’Roll!!“. And wait, there’s more.. we have also added an accurate reproduction of the original poster of that tour!!

The die-hard edition has been completely sold-out at the speed of light on preorder, but the solid black one and the very last copies on clear vinyl are still available!

Limited edition on clear vinyl (150 copies)

Black vinyl edition (250 copies)

DISCHARGE “Live at the City Garden, New Jersey, 1983” gatefold LP pre-orders START NOW!!

Posted in Discharge, Pre Orders, Releases on April 8th, 2015 by foadmaster

Our release for April needs no extensive introductions.. it’s all said: we are ultra-stoked to announce a DISCHARGE LP on F.O.A.D. Records!!! When this label started and each of the current members got involved into it, our goal was to put out those bands/recordings that have meant something special for us through the years and shaped the backbone of our passion for all what’s fast, extreme, noisy… be it Hardcore, Metal or simply underground. But we would have never even dreamed to deal with those who started it all, the roots of so many different genres, a band that traced the beginning of a new era and a new way to play, think and (re)act.

Now, here it is: pre-orders for DISCHARGELive at the City Garden New Jersey” gatefold LP + poster are up NOW!! We’ll start to ship on April 21st 2015.

Official reissue of this legendary live LP from the band’s golden days, originally released on Clay Records in 1989. A slab of pure rawness that captures these UK Punk icons in an intense, ultra-powerful performance during their legendary 2nd US tour (Northern USA and Canada) in fall 1983. As the original pressing says: “These recordings were taped on the sound desk on the night of the concert and although they may lack the technology of full studio recordings they nevertheless capture the live excitement of a Discharge gig and have been fully approved for release by the group“. In point of fact, this is raw, furious and totally out of control and together with “The nightmare continues” (the other Discharge’s official live album on Clay) it portrays in full effect these D-Beat generators at the top of their game. All their classic anthems are included: “Hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing“, “Never again“, “Protest and survive“, “The blood runs red“, “Decontrol” and so on.. And as for all F.O.A.D.‘s releases this has been mastered from the best sounding source in existence at Toxic Basement Studio, keeping the original sonic impact in its most genuine and uncontaminated form, just adding more balance to the instruments and that punch-in-the-face live feel that no band has ever topped.

Served in a thick glossy UV gatefold jacket: the outside is a detailed reproduction of the original sleeve, the inside and insert – all designed and assembled by Rich Militia of SORE THROAT – include a stunning collection of rare photos from that tour (and other shows of the same period), flyers and detailed liner notes. Quoting the ending paragraph: “Live At The City Garden New Jersey is one of the better recordings and performances of the band at this point, and no one can deny the power of tracks like “Anger burning” or “Born to die in the gutter”. They are beyond reproach in my opinion. This is the perfect epitaph to the band’s 1983-1984 period. Lovingly remastered for vinyl by those lunatics at F.O.A.D. Records, and with some finished packaging upgrades, this is not state control, this is Rock’n’Roll!!“. And wait, there’s more.. we have also added an accurate reproduction of the original poster of that tour!!

Available in 3 different versions:

Die-hard edition on half/half white and black vinyl, splattered on the white side, limited to 100 copies!

Limited edition on clear vinyl, limited to 150 copies!

Black vinyl edition, limited to 250!