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HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983/1984” LP + booklet and JESTER BEAST “The lost tapes of poetical freakscream” gatefold LP + CD + booklet: PREORDERS START NOW!!

Posted in Hirax, Jester Beast, Pre Orders, Releases on April 9th, 2018 by foadmaster

Let there be THRASH! After 3 months of pounding your eardrums with the most extreme, anti-musical bands on the planet, it’s time for us to return to a territory in which we are equally specialized and that has always been considered one of FOAD‘s trademarks: Old School Thrash Metal! And we’re doing it with two bands that have made history since 1983, the first on a worldwide scale – yes, we’re dealing with the L.A. Metal legend HIRAX and the other more in the Italian underground scene – even if, as we’ll explain later, they would have certainly deserved more: we’re talking of JESTER BEAST!! So our recipe for April consists of HIRAXBorn in the streets 1983/1984” LP (complete collection of their demo, unreleased tracks and pre-Hirax “LA KAOS” Demo ’83) and JESTER BEAST “The lost tapes of poetical freakscream” gatefold LP + CD, an unreleased mix of the band’s devastating full length album with a lot of extra features unearthed from the archives of their legendary 6-string maniac CC Muz! As usual act fast if you want to catch the stunning colored vinyl versions as they are expected to be pulverized in a few days!!

More in detail about each release:

HIRAX “Born in the streets 1983/1984” LP + booklet (F.O.A.D. 143)

The roots of LA Metal! This is the ultimate collection of early HIRAX recordings on LP including their cult Demo 1984 in the best quality ever, unreleased tracks from the same era and the rare LA KAOS Demo 1983 for the first time on vinyl! Instead of the savage thashin’ assault met on albums such as “Raging violence“, these early HIRAX recordings are a pure incarnation of denim smelling and fast Heavy Metal, at times showing a NWOBHM influence. Every song is a riff-fest from beginning to end topped with fierce guitar solos and the absolutely amazing vocals of Katon.  The 4 track Demo 1984 has been ripped and remastered from the best source around, then you’ll find 3 unreleased songs 1983-84 (“To be free”, “The saviour”, “War hero”) and the very hard to find LA KAOS (pre-Hirax) demotape ripped straight from Katon’s personal copy! And to complete the FOAD quality treatment, you’ll also find a booklet including liner notes, lyrics, rare photos, ‘zine excerpts and flyers!

Katon W. De Pena about this release:  “You hold in your hand something very special. This record / album is HIRAX’s first time in the recording studio. This release also includes music from a pre-HIRAX era. We hope to give the listeners high quality with never before seen photos, lyrics, flyers, reviews, memorabilia, etc. We have to go back in time… the year was 1983… getting ready to turn over to 1984… (I was 20 years old) …” (continued on the LP booklet!)

Available in 2 different versions:

Die-hard half-half colored vinyl (black vs mint green) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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JESTER BEAST “The lost tapes of poetical freakscream” gatefold LP + CD + booklet (F.O.A.D. 138)

One of the most overlooked Italian Thrash gems of all times finally coming back to light in a completely refreshed edition, mastered from a recently found tape with an early stage (unreleased) mix powered by an extra guitar track recorded back then by the riff genius known as CC Muz. JESTER BEAST started in Torino, Northern Italy in 1983 as a Power/Speed Metal act and progressively changed paths improving their style into crazily fast Thrashcore combining the lesson of Italy’s furious 80s HC with their Thrash made of speeded Voivod-esque riffs and some Slayer influenced breakneck rhytmic solutions. Their 1988 demotape was so fucking great that captured the attention of Nuclear Blast Records, that included 3 tracks from it on the classic “Pleasures in life” 3xLP compilation.

This ultimate release includes the complete “lost tape” of Poetical Freakscream (that originally came out in 1991 with a much weaker sound) and a bonus CD with the album + their cult demo 1988 (hands down among the top 5 best Italian Thrash Demos ever) + a never-heard-before soundboard live from 1988 including several unreleased songs. As with all FOAD releases, you’ll find a manic care in sound mastering and a wonderful packaging consisting of a gatefold jacket, CD in cardboard sleeve and a 12 page booklet full or rare photos, excerpts from magazines and flyers.

From the LP liner notes: “A different version/mix of Poetical Freakscream was originally released in 1991 by GLC Records. Following the common taste of the time, it was decided to mix the album leaning towards a more “grungy” edge hiding a guitar track and some other relevant features. This left a shadow of unsatisfaction between the band members in the years to follow. Luckily, a pre-mixed version with all the guitar tracks in full evidence survived in the archives of the riff monster CC Muz.” The process of restoring and remastering it was quite complicated because some parts were damaged, suffering of bad storing conditions. What you’re going to listen here is the end result of an accurate work made with dedication and love, approved by the band and finally giving justice to what we repute one of the most under rated Metal records in the Italian underground history. If “Destroy After Use” proudly stands among the top 5 best Thrash Italian Demos ever, now you can finally enjoy “Poetical Freakscream” with that same dose of impact, aggression and riffing perfection!

Available in 2 different versions:

Die-hard edition in swirl green vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Thrash culture as bora” LP+CD and NOISE / BIXERA Split 7″ OUT NOW!!

Posted in 7 Minutes of Nausea, Bixera, Noise, Pre Orders, Releases on March 26th, 2018 by foadmaster

Are you ready to face the catastrophic effects of this month’s nuclear noise detonation prepared for you by FOAD Records? After 31 years since we started the label and 10 years of releasing records, CDs and tapes on constant basis, we can easily admit that today’s announcement is without doubt the most extreme and anti-musical monstrosity that we have ever put out on vinyl… not just Noisecore, but Noisecore of the most extreme type. So you are warned, you need steel armored ear drums to face this sonic extermination! MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Thrash culture as bora” LP+CD and NOISE / BIXERA Split 7″ are both OUT NOW!! All your preorders will be sent this week.

More in detail about each release:

SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Thrash culture as bora” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 141)

First chapter in FOAD‘s annihilating mission to re-issue all the early 7MON material enriched with an incredible amount of rare and unreleased recordings. This LP includes the band’s first 2 EPs “Our culture is boring” and “Thrashbora” – the complete sessions with a lot of never heard before outtakes, freshly ripped from Mick’s master tapes. Straight from the LP liner-notes: “The story behind this LP begun when Matthias Weigand delivered us a huge box of 7MON reels to transfer in the studio, to check exactly what was included in each one of them. We found out that most of them were the masters of the early Eps released by TNT &Records and then Ecocentric Records. When we started to discuss about a possible series of 7MON releases on LP to re-build the band’s discography from the early times, Mick came out with the fact that he had recently unearthed the complete sessions of each EP, that were much longer than how they were originally released on 7″. So we opted to start with a LP including these extended “Our culture is boring” and “Thrashbora” sessions ripped from Mick’s tapes. Anyway, since the sound on the reels from which the Eps were produced is somehow more “in the face” and sharper on the high frequencies we decided to add a bonus CD showing you both versions: the complete (longer) session ripped from Mick’s cassettes and the EP edit transferred from the reels.

Started in 1985 in Australia by Scut and Mick Hollows and mutated through different incarnations revolving around Mick’s figure, 7MON still smashes eardrums nowadays. Their first EP “Our culture is boring” was released in 1988 and immediately tore down all the walls of music conception. 351 songs, melted into a blurr-fest of drums, bass and shouts. An endless stream of blasts, grunts, feedbacks and to the point political lyrics, pushing forward the boundaries of the then newborn loud cousin of Grindcore, Noisecore. In 1989 Mick and Scut delivered their second effort (recorded in fall 1988), this time on flexi disc. “Thrashbora” follows the steps of its predecessor, sounding even noisier and fiercer. These two legendary EP’s shaped a whole genre and countless bands spawned from the “musical” extremism concepted by two Australian guys in the 80’s. If there’s a heaven of Noise, Seven Minutes Of Nausea is surely deserving a place at the top of it. LP with a special PVC sticker on the front cover, bonus CD and 20 page lyrics booklet!

Limited to 300 copies all on color-in-color vinyl (black into coke bottle green)

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NOISE / BIXERA Split 7″ (F.O.A.D. 142)

Complete Noise/Grind terrorism from Brazil. Long time aural butchers NOISE deliver 16 ultra brutal stabs in the face, originally written in 1996 and re-recorded in 2015 sounding even sicker and harsher. You perfectly know what to expect from them: an inhuman dose of monster growls, screams, cacophonic distortion and lightning fast drums. Recommended if you like FEAR OF GOD, TUMOR, V.N.A., SORE THROAT and other eardrum molesters of that kind. BIXERA complete the onslaught with a morbid and gory dose of old school Grindcore that will catapult you back to 1988-1991. It reminds of early REGURGITATE, STENCH OF CORPSE, GORE BEYOND NECROPSY, IMPETIGO and other putrid aberrations combining primitive deathly Grindcore with Gore and Splatter imagery and pitchshifted puking vocals.

Available in 2 different versions:

Yellow cover version limited to 200

Light blue cover version limited to 100

SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Thrash culture as bora” LP+CD and NOISE / BIXERA Split 7″: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Bixera, Noise, Pre Orders, Releases, Seven Minutes Of Nausea on March 12th, 2018 by foadmaster

Last month after introducing the pulverizing sonic earthquake raised by FEAR OF GOD and RAPT we left with a deadly promise that was: “If you enjoyed this batch of ear-damaging noise-not-music devastation stay tuned because next month things will remain at the same level of insanity and nihilism“. So here we are with 2 more ultra-noisy outputs of the bloodiest type. After delivering complete retrospectives by Noisecore heavyweights like Sore Throat, Fear Of God, Tumor, VNA etc. it was more and more evident that a key-name in the genre was still missing in our list… yes we’re talking of Australia’s anti-music pioneers SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA. After years of planning and organizing this madness, it’s finally time for us to launch the first installment of a plan that will see FOAD Records gradually re-issuing all their early day recordings adding a lot of unreleased and lost & found abominations.

This first LP is called “Thrash culture as bora” and includes their first 2 Eps with a lot of extra songs from each session. More 7MON releases will follow after this, and for those who will collect them all we are preparing a special surprise to hold them all together… wait and see. In conjunction with this seminal Noise milestone we decided to add another slab of total extremity that was in FOAD‘s pipeline for a long time: the NOISE / BIXERA Split 7″, a brutal dose of Brazilian Noise/Grind ferocity as it’s no secret that we are total maniacs of the most aberrant old school blasting cacophony spawned in the bloodiest hounds of South America. So we’re honored to announce that
SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEAThrash culture as bora” LP+CD and NOISE / BIXERA Split 7″ are both up for preorders. The official release date is scheduled for March 24th 2018.

More in detail:

SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Thrash culture as bora” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 141)

First chapter in FOAD‘s annihilating mission to re-issue all the early 7MON material enriched with an incredible amount of rare and unreleased recordings. This LP includes the band’s first 2 EPs “Our culture is boring” and “Thrashbora” – the complete sessions with a lot of never heard before outtakes, freshly ripped from Mick’s master tapes. Straight from the LP liner-notes: “The story behind this LP begun when Matthias Weigand delivered us a huge box of 7MON reels to transfer in the studio, to check exactly what was included in each one of them. We found out that most of them were the masters of the early Eps released by TNT &Records and then Ecocentric Records. When we started to discuss about a possible series of 7MON releases on LP to re-build the band’s discography from the early times, Mick came out with the fact that he had recently unearthed the complete sessions of each EP, that were much longer than how they were originally released on 7″. So we opted to start with a LP including these extended “Our culture is boring” and “Thrashbora” sessions ripped from Mick’s tapes. Anyway, since the sound on the reels from which the Eps were produced is somehow more “in the face” and sharper on the high frequencies we decided to add a bonus CD showing you both versions: the complete (longer) session ripped from Mick’s cassettes and the EP edit transferred from the reels.

Started in 1985 in Australia by Scut and Mick Hollows and mutated through different incarnations revolving around Mick’s figure, 7MON still smashes eardrums nowadays. Their first EP “Our culture is boring” was released in 1988 and immediately tore down all the walls of music conception. 351 songs, melted into a blurr-fest of drums, bass and shouts. An endless stream of blasts, grunts, feedbacks and to the point political lyrics, pushing forward the boundaries of the then newborn loud cousin of Grindcore, Noisecore. In 1989 Mick and Scut delivered their second effort (recorded in fall 1988), this time on flexi disc. “Thrashbora” follows the steps of its predecessor, sounding even noisier and fiercer. These two legendary EP’s shaped a whole genre and countless bands spawned from the “musical” extremism concepted by two Australian guys in the 80’s. If there’s a heaven of Noise, Seven Minutes Of Nausea is surely deserving a place at the top of it. LP with a special PVC sticker on the front cover, bonus CD and 20 page lyrics booklet!

Limited to 300 copies all on color-in-color vinyl (black into coke bottle green)

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NOISE / BIXERA Split 7″ (F.O.A.D. 142)

Complete Noise/Grind terrorism from Brazil. Long time aural butchers NOISE deliver 16 ultra brutal stabs in the face, originally written in 1996 and re-recorded in 2015 sounding even sicker and harsher. You perfectly know what to expect from them: an inhuman dose of monster growls, screams, cacophonic distortion and lightning fast drums. Recommended if you like FEAR OF GOD, TUMOR, V.N.A., SORE THROAT and other eardrum molesters of that kind. BIXERA complete the onslaught with a morbid and gory dose of old school Grindcore that will catapult you back to 1988-1991. It reminds of early REGURGITATE, STENCH OF CORPSE, GORE BEYOND NECROPSY, IMPETIGO and other putrid aberrations combining primitive deathly Grindcore with Gore and Splatter imagery and pitchshifted puking vocals.

Available in 2 different versions:

Yellow cover version limited to 200

Light blue cover version limited to 100

RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD and FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” (12″ version) out NOW on FOAD RECORDS

Posted in Fear Of God, Rapt, Releases on February 19th, 2018 by foadmaster

As previously anticipated our deathly recipe for February is a double deflagration of the most insane and anti-musical Noisecore / Thrash spawned in the 80s. We’re talking of France’s fastest unit in pioneering pre-grindcore times: RAPT, and the Swiss milestone of brutalizing extremity known as FEAR OF GOD. Both releases are out now and ready to ship, all your preorders have been sent already, so expect to receive them soon. We still have a few copies of RAPT’s diehard edition on splatter blue/white vinyl (ltd. to 150), so act fast if you still want to catch it. If you enjoyed this batch of ear-damaging “noise not music” devastation stay tuned because next month things will remain on the same levels of insanity and nihilism.

More in detail about each release:

RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD  (F.O.A.D. 139)

Noise with distortion – it’s the Thrash core. Musical destruction, now another war… it’s an expression. Here’s the Thrash War!” these are the lyrics of the title track, to give you a picture of the sonic hecatomb that these French maniacs were unleashing. Out of tune guitars, manic fast drumming and rabid vocals… logos of LÄRM, KAAOS, HEADCLEANERS, EU’S ARSE on their jackets. Add that their only 7″ got originally released on “Caos Produzioni” by the singer of WRETCHED… you can easily guess how they were sounding. RAPT were certainly not the earliest Hardcore band in the 80’s French scene but certainly one of the fastest and noisiest. This total discography set authorized by the band’s bass player and screamer Olivier collects their Split 7″ with Final Blast, all their demos (also including the 3rd one recorded in NYC with a different line-up) and a very detailed selection of rare recordings, most of which have never been released to date.

Each session has been transferred from the mastertapes provided by the band and accurately mastered for vinyl, you have never heard RAPT sounding so powerful and clear as on this ultimate release. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of photos, flyers, zine excerpts and original artworks. The extra 7″ has the NYC demo 1987 while the bonus CD has all what you’ll find on the LP and 7″ + some bonus live and rehearsals.

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter blue vs bone-white vinyl, limited to 150 copies

Regular black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” – 12″ version –  (F.O.A.D. 140)

Exactly 30 years ago this milestone of sheer brutality was originally released on 7″ by Temple Of Love Records. Call it Noisecore, Grind, whatthefuckcore… this 21 track destroyer still stands as one of the best records ever conceived in the history of extreme music. To celebrate this anniversary FOAD Records is reissuing it for the first time on 12″ cut at 45rpm for the best possible sonic annihilation, housed in a 80’s styled maxi single sleeve with lyrics insert and bonus sticker.

This 21-track EP is essential in whatever form you stumble across it. The short-lived (1986-1988), much hyped and oft-bootlegged Swiss outfit, as enigmatic and distant as the cold, dissonant bursts imprisoned on this EP, blended early Napalm Death, Swans and something indescribable of their own to create an achingly raw and wordless primal scream” (Terrorizer Mag, UK – “Essential Grindcore albums – Europe”)

Limited edition of 400 copies, all on transparent vinyl

RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD and FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” (12″ version) preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Fear Of God, Pre Orders, Rapt, Releases on February 5th, 2018 by foadmaster

After a short break to rearrange things in our warehouse, ship the many orders for the CB boxset and do an inventory, we’re back with our usual double assault of headblowing sonic butchery. And this month things are getting really sick, as we’re ready to launch 2 pioneering Noisecore blasts from the 80s, respectively hailing from France and Switzerland. The first surprise is nothing else but the “Thrash war” total discography LP+7″+CD by RAPT, that after being almost 3 years in the making is finally ready to incinerate your turntable.

The other is the 30th anniversary edition of one of our all time favourite records, the legendary s/t 21 track EP 1988 by the Swiss noisecore terrorists FEAR OF GOD, for the first time on 12″ in a top sounding ear damaging edition. So RAPTThrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD and FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” (12″ version) are up for preorders. We’ll start to ship on February 17th 2018.

More in detail about each release:

RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD  (F.O.A.D. 139)

Noise with distortion – it’s the Thrash core. Musical destruction, now another war… it’s an expression. Here’s the Thrash War!” these are the lyrics of the title track, to give you a picture of the sonic hecatomb that these French maniacs were spawning. Out of tune guitars, manic fast drumming and rabid vocals… logos of LÄRM, KAAOS, HEADCLEANERS, EU’S ARSE on their jackets. Add that their only 7″ got originally released on “Caos Produzioni” by the singer of WRETCHED… you can easily guess how they were sounding. RAPT were certainly not the earliest Hardcore band in the 80s’ French scene but certainly one of the fastest and noisiest. This total discography set authorized by the band’s bass player and screamer Olivier collects their Split 7″ with Final Blast, all their demos (also including the 3rd one recorded in NYC with a different line-up) and a very detailed selection of rare recordings, most of which have never been released to date.

Each session has been transferred from the mastertapes provided by the band and accurately mastered for vinyl, you have never heard RAPT sounding so powerful and clear as on this ultimate release. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of photos, flyers, zine excerpts and original artworks. The extra 7″ has the NYC demo 1987 while the bonus CD has all what you’ll find on the LP and 7″ + some bonus live and rehearsals.

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter blue vs bone-white vinyl, limited to 150 copies

Regular black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” – 12″ version –  (F.O.A.D. 140)

Exactly 30 years ago this milestone of sheer brutality was originally released on 7″ by Temple Of Love Records. Call it Noisecore, Grind, whatthefuckcore… this 21 track destroyer still stands as one of the best records ever conceived in the history of extreme music. To celebrate this anniversary FOAD Records is reissuing it for the first time on 12″ cut at 45rpm for the best possible sonic annihilation, housed in a 80’s styled maxi single sleeve with lyrics insert and bonus sticker.

This 21-track EP is essential in whatever form you stumble across it. The short-lived (1986-1988), much hyped and oft-bootlegged Swiss outfit, as enigmatic and distant as the cold, dissonant bursts imprisoned on this EP, blended early Napalm Death, Swans and something indescribable of their own to create an achingly raw and wordless primal scream” (Terrorizer Mag, UK – “Essential Grindcore albums – Europe”)

Limited edition of 400 copies, all on transparent vinyl

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