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DECAPITATION “Let the killing begin” LP and ANARCHUS “Final fall of the gods – extended” LP: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Anarchus, Decapitation, Pre Orders, Releases on January 17th, 2019 by foadmaster

Are you ready to face a new year of F.O.A.D. bombardments to your auditory system? After delivering the colossal 2Kg monolith that was the DISCHARGENoise not music” box + book (we have finally finished to send all preorders) we’re back to more obscure and extreme territories unearthing two classics of grinding brutality respectively from USA and Mexico. The first is the complete discography by DECAPITATION called “Let the killing begin“, one of those rare bands that back in the mid ’80s was already playing so fast and violent that will make you think deeply on what really means being extreme in Metal and draw a comparison to how the scene evolved in the years to follow… F.O.A.D. is specialized in bringing back to light these pioneering speed monsters that were killing ears with proto blast beats and cut-throat vocals when this shit was still a complete taboo.. so if you’ve enjoyed previous death-threats like S.LO.D., Cryptic SlaughterLife in grave“, FCDN Tormentor, Rapt, Majesty and so on, then you can’t miss DECAPITATION it was maniacs playing at speeds from another world when nobody was doing it so radically.

And to complete the massacre, we’re also re-releasing a classic of pioneering Mexican Grindcore from 1990, the debut EP “Final fall of the gods” by ANARCHUS in a special extended version adding as bonus an unreleased rough mix of that killing session, sounding even more rotten and sick. So preorders for DECAPITATIONLet the killing begin” LP and ANARCHUSFinal fall of the gods – extended” LP are up now, as always there are diehard editions on colored vinyl. Blast fast if you want to catch them!

More in detail about each release:

DECAPITATION “Let the killing begin” LP  (F.O.A.D. 146)

Before there was some so called “extreme Metal” on this Earth, there were the radical sounds of bands like POISON, GENOCIDE, DEATH, ARCHENEMY and fuckin’ DECAPITATION!!!!! These guys were around way before everybody else. MAJOR CRUSHING DEATH finally unleashed on vinyl!!!!” (Laurent Ramadier, Snakepit Mag, D.O.D.). This introduction sums up very well the contents of this incredible slab of sickness from 1985! DECAPITATION were insanely fast and brutal for the time they were around… here you get their complete discography, consisting of the cult “Killing the innocents” Demo 1985 / Rehearsal 1985 / complete live at Canoga Park, CA, 1985 ending with a CONFUSE cover!

Horror tinged US Death / Speedcore, a pioneering mix of obscure Death Metal and raw Thrashcore violence at blasting speed. If you like stuff like CRYPTIC SLAUGHTERLife in grave” demo, FCDN TORMENTORDemonic” demo, the early demos by DEATH and so on, DECAPITATION is exactly that kind of stuff! Quoting a review of that era: “The vocals are so sick and violating they can cause severe brain damage… I should know, I’m setting an appointment to see a Neurologist!“. Comes with a 12 page booklet including lyrics, ‘zine excerpts, rare artworks, an extensive interview by Laurent Ramadier and an introduction by King Fowley (DECEASED). Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard oxblood red limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 200

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ANARCHUS “Final fall of the gods (extended)” LP (F.O.A.D. 156)

Final fall of the gods” was the first vinyl output by Mexico’s finest Grindcore terrorists, ANARCHUS.  It originally came out in 1990 released by Rigid Records (that was also responsible for delivering early efforts by bands like ASSÜCK, G-ANX, AGATHOCLES etc…) and it was mixed at Morrisound Studio by the legend, Scott Burns. After nearly 3 decades it was about time to bring this classic back on vinyl in a top quality edition having all the features that you’d expect from a F.O.A.D. release. Side A includes the original session specially remastered at Toxic Basement Studio for the most outraegous sonic impact, side B has as special bonus a blood-stenching rough mix of this cult session exhumed from the band’s archives and never heard before!!

It sounds very different and emphasizes the amount of hatred and ferocity these maniacos used to unleash, in an even more aggressive and brutal way. A real classic of old school Death/Grind ferocity from the Mexican masters of unholy torment!  Comes with a stunning insert including rare photos and flyers from those years. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (black and white on light blue) limited to 100 copies

Black vinyl limited to 200

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

SODOM – St. Requiem – gatefold LP + 7 sold out on preorder, VULGARITY KIDS – No one / Bloody splatter – LP and EIEFITS – Mezame – LP out NOW!!

Posted in Eiefits, Releases, Sodom, Vulgarity Kids on September 24th, 2018 by foadmaster

As previously announced, our string of releases for September is an all out attack of Japanese Hardcore/Punk, with 3 vinyl outputs by SODOM, VULGARITY KIDS and EIEFITS. Of these 3, SODOMSt. Requiem” gatefold LP + 7″ was definitely the most anticipated and long awaited by many. And it went beyond our expectations because it’s SOLD OUT ON PREORDER. Yes, there is no copy left at all! We’re starting to pack and ship all your preorders now, please be patient because there are tons and it’ll take us at least 2 weeks to go through all this mess and send everything. If you didn’t catch a copy of “St. Requiem” via ScareyStore, keep an eye on our many distributors worldwide as they’ll be receiving their copies in the next 3-4 weeks. Of the other two releases, the diehard run of EIEFITS was sold out in few hours as well (black vinyl still available) and we have less than 20 left of the VULGARITY KIDS ltd splatter version, so don’t miss the chance!! An important note about EIEFITS: as it already happened last month with FANTOM, the Italian pressing plant completely ignored our color requests and pressed the ltd. edition on marbled yellow vinyl instead of light blue. So there is no “baby blue” version, all of you who preordered the diehard edition will get it on yellow wax!

More in detail about each release:

SODOM ソドム “St. Requiem” gatefold LP + 7″ (F.O.A.D. 150)

A treasure of Japanese Hardcore/Punk finally seeing the light on vinyl in a deluxe version authorized by the band and all mastered and assembled in a process of years under supervision of the singer Zazie. This collection includes the cult “St. Requiem” tape-album (1984) + a bonus 7″EP with the “ADK Omnibus” tracks (1983) cut at 45rpm for the best sounding sonic impact. 25 songs in total.  “St. Requiem” stands with no doubt as one of the best Japanese Hardcore tapes released in the ’80s, it combines rapid fast Hardcore bursts with some dark, claustrophobic atmospheres that were characterizing the sound of several bands released by the legendary ADK Records label. And talking of the pioneering status of this great band (that moved to a different musical direction in the years to follow), the singer Zazie was part of a very early stage of GAUZE‘s line-up in the passage from Typhus to Gauze in fall 1981.  Housed in a silver laminated gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of rare flyers, photos and original artworks. Click HERE for the trailer!

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VULGARITY KIDS “No one / Bloody splatter” LP (F.O.A.D. 152)

Furious Japanese Hardcore founded in Utsunomiya City in 1985! Brand new LP including their “No one” studio session 2017 and the lost&found “Bloody splatter” demo 1989!! As mentioned on the previous VULGARITY KIDS LP also released by F.O.A.D. Records, it was believed that the “Bloody Splatter” demo was completely lost and there were no chances to find it, not even through the circles of the most diehard Japanese tape collectors.

After their 30th year reunion gig at Bar El Puente in Yokohama, a friend of the band got in touch and told us that she had found a copy of it. So what you have here is an incredible rarity, a lost and found recording of raging fast Japanese Hardcore/Thrash recorded 3 decades ago + brand new songs that will equally rip your brains off. 12 songs. Lyrics sheet included. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available versions:

Diehard coke bottle green vinyl with bloody red splattering ltd to 100 copies

Black vinyl ltd to 200 copies

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EIEFITS “Mezame” LP (F.O.A.D. 155)

Energetic and loud female fronted Punk from Tokyo at times speeding up to Hardcore territories that recall classic 80’s bands like The COMES and GAS. As a matter of fact this band includes a spectacular parade of ex members from cult acts such as THE HECK, COLORED RICEMEN, FORWARD, KGS, LIP CREAM, THE COMES, EXTINCT GOVERNMENT, plus the current drummer of THE SLOWMOTIONS. Prepare for a sharp Punk attack of piercing female vocals over sturdy riff laden momentum built by pounding drums, thunderous bass and tough guitar riffs.  Their third full length album including 15 songs that simply rip!! Lyrics sheet included. Click HERE for the trailer!

Black vinyl ltd to 200 copies

SODOM “St. Requiem” gatefold LP + 7″, VULGARITY KIDS “No one / Bloody splatter” LP and EIEFITS “Mezame” LP are up for preorders!!

Posted in Eiefits, Pre Orders, Releases, Sodom, Vulgarity Kids on September 11th, 2018 by foadmaster

You know what? A triple Japanese Hardcore / Punk attack on FOAD Records is ready to destroy! Many of you already knew that this month we would have announced these 3 death threats since we let leaked some images and trailers on our FB and Instagram profiles… and one in particular has been often discussed through the years, a lot of maniacs were demanding a proper vinyl reissue, somebody was aware that we were searching for photos and rare material… then even a bootleg was done. But now it’s time to officially announce it, SODOM ソドムSt. Requiem” gatefold LP + 7″ is ready to be released on FOAD Records and preorders are up now! As ultra enthusiasts and collectors of Japanese HC and Metal, we can honestly say that this record is in the top 10 of our favourite recordings of the whole ’80s Japanese HC panorama, so it’s hard to describe how much we are honored to bring to light such a fantastic masterpiece making it finally available at reasonable prices (the OG tape is ranging from 300 to 500 $ on auctions and discogs).

In conjunction with this we are also glad to introduce a new VULGARITY KIDS LP including some brand new studio tracks and the infamous “ghost session” called “Bloody splatter” (1989) that we previously thought was completely lost. And we were totally floored when we first played it, it consists of 7 tracks in less than 8 minutes of rabid fast Hardcore insanity that will make your day if you like classic Japanese thrashers like Systematic Death, Raise Cain, Outo and similar!

And there’s more… the 3rd release of this endless blocade of rising sun’s Hardcore bombardment is the new album of the Tokyo-based all star band EIEFITS, released in collaboration with Mangrove Records that just put out the CD version. EIEFITSMezame” is an adrenalinic explosion of powerful female fronted Punk/HC, showcasing a relatively new band delivering great music with the same power and energy of countless Japanese legends that have amazed us through the past 3 decades!

So, to cut it short:  SODOM ソドムSt. Requiem” gatefold LP + 7″, VULGARITY KIDSNo one / Bloody splatter” LP and EIEFITSMezame” LP are up for preorders, needless to say that the diehard splatter/colored editions will be sold out in few days, so don’t sleep on them!

More in detail about each release:

SODOM ソドム “St. Requiem” gatefold LP + 7″ (F.O.A.D. 150)

A treasure of Japanese Hardcore/Punk finally seeing the light on vinyl in a deluxe version authorized by the band and all mastered and assembled in a process of years under supervision of the singer Zazie. This collection includes the cult “St. Requiem” tape-album (1984) + a bonus 7″EP with the “ADK Omnibus” tracks (1983) cut at 45rpm for the best sounding sonic impact. 25 songs in total.  “St. Requiem” stands with no doubt as one of the best Japanese Hardcore tapes released in the ’80s, it combines rapid fast Hardcore bursts with some dark, claustrophobic atmospheres that were characterizing the sound of several bands released by the legendary ADK Records label. And talking of the pioneering status of this great band (that moved to a different musical direction in the years to follow), the singer Zazie was part of a very early stage of GAUZE‘s line-up in the passage from Typhus to Gauze in fall 1981.  Housed in a silver laminated gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of rare flyers, photos and original artworks. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 3 different versions:

Diehard half-half colored vinyl (half silver and half clear) ltd to 150 copies

Diehard splatter vinyl (silver strypes on crystal clear) ltd to 150 copies

Black vinyl ltd to 200 copies

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VULGARITY KIDS “No one / Bloody splatter” LP (F.O.A.D. 152)

Furious Japanese Hardcore founded in Utsunomiya City in 1985! Brand new LP including their “No one” studio session 2017 and the lost&found “Bloody splatter” demo 1989!! As mentioned on the previous VULGARITY KIDS LP also released by F.O.A.D. Records, it was believed that the “Bloody Splatter” demo was completely lost and there were no chances to find it, not even through the circles of the most diehard Japanese tape collectors. After their 30th year reunion gig at Bar El Puente in Yokohama, a friend of the band got in touch and told us that she had found a copy of it. So what you have here is an incredible rarity, a lost and found recording of raging fast Japanese Hardcore/Thrash recorded 3 decades ago + brand new songs that will equally rip your brains off. 12 songs. Lyrics sheet included. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available versions:

Diehard coke bottle green vinyl with bloody red splattering ltd to 100 copies

Black vinyl ltd to 200 copies

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EIEFITS “Mezame” LP (F.O.A.D. 155)

Energetic and loud female fronted Punk from Tokyo at times speeding up to Hardcore territories that recall classic 80’s bands like The COMES and GAS. As a matter of fact this band includes a spectacular parade of ex members from cult acts such as THE HECK, COLORED RICEMEN, FORWARD, KGS, LIP CREAM, THE COMES, EXTINCT GOVERNMENT, plus the current drummer of THE SLOWMOTIONS. Prepare for a sharp Punk attack of piercing female vocals over sturdy riff laden momentum built by pounding drums, thunderous bass and tough guitar riffs.  Their third full length album including 15 songs that simply rip!! Lyrics sheet included. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available versions:

Diehard opaque baby blue ltd to 100 copies

Black vinyl ltd to 200 copies