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ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” LP, PLAZMA-X “White shadow 1986-1989” LP and MNK PROJECT “Mousouzoku” LP+CD: preorders start now!!

Posted in MNK Project, Plazma-X, Pre Orders, Releases, Rosenfeld on January 11th, 2021 by foadmaster

We closed 2020 with 30 x F.O.A.D. releases in the books and we’re already back here to start the new year with the engines at full power! At this point it goes without saying that when F.O.A.D. has a month entirely centered on Japan, the party is guaranteed… and what we’re about to announce is exactly that case, BUT if for years we have bombed you with traditional Japancore or even Grind / Noisecore from the Land of the Rising Sun, this time we’re exploring different musical sectors, yet keeping things at explosive levels of intensity. Therefore our recipe for this ride of F.O.A.D. vinyl threats consists of two Heavy/Speed Metal bands – one of them being no other than Osaka’s Power / Thrash giants ROSENFELD (for the very first time on vinyl), then PLAZMA-X, a pioneering Hiroshima based Heavy/Speed unit formed by members of well known local HC legends – to switch to something completely different: our 3rd offering is a dark, at times new-waveish ADK styled all-female Punk trio, MNK PROJECT, a very obscure combo of ex-Goddess members whose name has been kept secret for over 3 decades and came to light just in recent times thanks to the incredible support and enthusiasm of our friend Juntaro Yamanouchi of Gerogerigegege fame.

Make sure to check it out, a full LP of extremely rare studio recordings from 1985 that could have fit perfectly in that unique world of gloomy and mysterious sounds that was the ADK Records discography. So to sum it all up: ROSENFELDDemo 1991” LP, PLAZMA-XWhite shadow 1986-1989” LP and MNK PROJECTMousouzoku” LP+CD are our three releases for January 2021 and they’re all up for preorders via scareystore.com !! As always we strongly advise you to act fast, especially if you want to catch the diehard colored vinyl versions, that are expected to sell out in few days.

More in detail: 

ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” LP  (F.O.A.D. 219)

Osaka Power thrashin’ inferno! Often wrongly credited as Demo 1993 this is the 1991 studio Demo by Osaka’s Speed/Thrash legends ROSENFELD, prior to their full length “Pigs of the empire”. What you get here is a piece of history in Japanese Metal, just to give you an idea of the cult status around this band, their frontman Hisayoshi sung on AION’s monolithic “Deathrash Bound” album! Also important to mention is that in 35 years of existence this is their first ever vinyl release, not even a single track of theirs has been pressed on vinyl up to now. A good reason for giving it a top quality F.O.A.D. treatment… taken from the band’s mastertape and delivered on 180 gram vinyl for the best sonic impact, you know what to expect.

Fast, powerful and extremely intense, ROSENFELD‘s style is a splendid burst of memorable riffs, hyper-tight drumming and high pitched screams that can easily compete with some ’80s international titans of the Thrash gotha. Also included: a full colored booklet with loads of rare photos and flyers! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 3 different versions:

Diehard edition (version 1) on swirl red/black vinyl and white silkscreen print on B-side,  limited to 150 copies

Diehard edition (version 2) on swirl pink/black vinyl and white silkscreen print on B-side,  limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl with red silkscreen print on B-side, limited to 200 copies.

 

PLAZMA-X “White shadow 1986-1989” LP (F.O.A.D. 221)

Founded in Hiroshima in 1984, PLAZMA-X was a Speed / Heavy Metal band with a solid Punk background, their earlier incarnation known as Toxoplasma (then Plasma X to Plazma X) was included on the legendary “Hiroshima Street Punx 1” compilation tape. Former members were also involved in cult Japanese Hardcore acts such as CHICKEN BOWELS, GUDON, OUTO, HALF YEARS, RISE FROM THE DEAD and 自我… in few words, this is the roots of HP Metal/Punk!

Official discography sourced from masters provided by PLAZMA-X theselves, compiling all their existing recordings:

Zeanon” Demotape (1986), “Night thought” Demotape (1987), ultra rare flexi disc (1988) and a bonus track!

A great blend of Punkish Heavy Metal also having as reference the Thrash Metal/VK explosion of that time. Includes a stunning 24 page full-colored booklet full of rare photos, flyers and original artworks! Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on marbled pink/grey vinyl limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

 

MNK PROJECT “Mousouzoku” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 191)

Founded in 1983 on the ashes of GODDESS (featured on the mythological “ADK Omnibus vol. 1” compilation) this shortly lived all-female trio embodied the unique sound of ADK-era bands combining the true core of early ’80s Japanese Punk nihilism with influences from other genres, creating a dark, nervous style all of their own. Complete discography including the impossible to find 7″ (1985, ltd. to 300 copies most of which were trashed after they disbanded, less than 100 survived and were handed to friends) plus a completely unreleased studio session from the same time ending with a melancholic, pop-infused track that is an instant classic!

Sourced from the master reels, produced by Juntaro Yamanouchi (The GEROGERIGEGEGE).  Foldout insert with lyrics and band photos/flyers. Bonus CD with the same contents of the LP, to satisfy the digital maniacs! Recommended to fans of The STALIN, NURSE, 奇形児, REAL, MASTURBATION.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on transparent blue vinyl limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies