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ATROCITY “Infected + early demos” 2xLP gatefold, TYFOON “Criminal death – discography 1987-1992” LP and X-CRETA “We will thrash you!! Demos & Live 1984-1986” LP+CD preorders start now!!

Posted in Atrocity, Pre Orders, Releases, Tyfoon, X-Creta on November 10th, 2020 by foadmaster

The F.O.A.D. thrash-tank is ready to claim new victims! We left you with our September blast of 5x releases, decided to leave an empty month to take a breathe and ship all preorders, now we’re back with a completely different beast… two lost and found European Speed/Thrash-core gems, both from a country that had not yet entered our archives… Belgium, and the 30th year anniversary reissue of a Death/Grind milestone, repackaged in a special extended version with a lot of extra stuff.

We’re talking of ATROCITYInfected + early demos” 2xLP gatefold, the ultimate edition of this US grinding Death masterpiece enriched by an additional LP with the band’s first two demos (“Toxic death” and “Ravaged by disease“) and.. on the above-mentioned Belgian front, an exhaustive anthology of early X-CRETA recordings called “We will thrash you! Demos & Live 1984-1986” LP+CD, showing the band’s evolution from their pure Hardcore roots to the vicious Speed/Thrash/Crossover that brought them to the classic full length “Patronizing the heterodox” and then TYFOON… if we were to rank our favorite Belgian demos of the ’80s, “The end” is undoubtedly in the top five with its nonstop fast, raw and desecrating assault. A friend helped us to get in touch with the band and the result is: “Criminal death – discography 1987-1992” LP collecting their two and only demotapes, merciless Death/Thrash delivered with mind-blowing intensity and aggression.  So, to sum things up:  ATROCITYInfected + early demos” gatefold 2xLP, TYFOONCriminal death – discography 1987-1992” LP and X-CRETAWe will thrash you!! Demos & Live 1984-1986” LP+CD are available on preorder. The official release date is November 23rd, 2020.  All these releases are pressed on 180 gram vinyl and as always there are some limited colored vinyl versions, the “rotting bowels” green/orange splatter for ATROCITY looks totally wicked! We strongly recommend you to act fast if you want to catch these colored diehard versions as they always get sold out quickly.

More in detail about each release:

ATROCITY “Infected + early demos” Gatefold 2xLP + insert (F.O.A.D. 205)

Smashing in your fucking skull, like a ripe fruit – Brain begins to haemorrage, it’s breaking at the root“!! The grinding masterpiece “Infected” by Connecticut’s sonic butchers ATROCITY turns 30 and gets a special quality centered re-release on F.O.A.D. Records, enriched by an extra LP featuring two early Demotapes (1986-1987)! These blood-thirsty maniacs were responsible for some of nastiest Death/Grind, perfectly combining the unmatched intensity of the ’80s US Death Metal tradition with terrifying old school Grindcore fury. The first comparison that comes to mind when “Infected” starts to rip your turntable to shreds is obviously REPULSION! This double LP includes an extended version of “Infected” adding a bonus alternate version of the song “Infected” that was only included on their “Hatred birth” EP and their two demos “Toxic death” (1987) and “Ravaged by disease” (1987). 32 SONGS of gut-mangling Death/Grind brutality! Housed in a gatefold jacket displaying rare photos and original artworks, also including an insert with zine excerpts and an interesting interview focused on the band’s early years. Watch the trailer HERE

Contents:
Infected” LP + extra alternate track from “Hatred birth” EP
Toxic death” Demo (1986)
Ravaged by disease” Demo 1987

Available in two different versions:

Diehard “rotting bowels” green/orange vinyl (180 GRAMS) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 GRAMS) limited to 300 copies

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TYFOON “Criminal death” LP + booklet (F.O.A.D. 211)

Violent Death/Thrashing onslaught from the darkest alleys of the ’80s Belgian Underground…  TYFOON‘s two and only Demotapes “The end” (1987) and “The edge of violence” (1992) for the first time on vinyl, remastered from the band’s sources.   Caustic and aggressive death-tinged Thrash Metal that recalls the mid ’80s Teutonic school of titans like Kreator and Sodom!! If we were to rank our favorite Belgian demos of that era, “The end” is undoubtedly in the top five with its nonstop fast, raw and desecrating delivery. And to complete the F.O.A.D. quality-treatment this LP comes with a massive full colored booklet filled with rare photos, flyers, memorabilia and biographical notes. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard swirl red vinyl (180 GRAMS) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 GRAMS) limited to 200 copies


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X-CRETA “We will thrash you!! Demos & Live 1984-1986” LP+CD+insert (F.O.A.D. 207)

A killing collection of rare X-CRETA recordings (demos, rehearsals and live) prior to their smashing debut full length “Patronizing the Heterodox“. Formed in 1983, these Belgian Thrashcore gunners were responsible for some of the fiercest, stripped down, and energetic type of Crossover/Thrash, not far removed from the early releases by Voivod, but faster. At the top of their riff driven assault, some of the sickest vitriolic vocals around at the time, think of the sickest clash between Kreator‘s Mille Petrozza and Sid Migx of CCM. This F.O.A.D. anthology traces the early steps of the band starting from the primordial, pure Hardcore approach on their demo 1984 “13 recepten voor en hersenbloeding” and song from “Alle 55 kort” – both sounding quite close to their legendary country fellows Zyklome-A – and moving to the solid Speed/Thrashcore assault that followed with their demo 1985, “We will thrash you!!“. All the stuff included has been sourced from extremely rare tapes provided by our inner circle of friends-collectors and scrupulously remastered to keep the original rawness and intensity.  Bonus CD with live rehearsals, insert with photos, flyers and original tapes’ art. Watch the trailer HERE

Contents:
“13 recepten voor en hersenbloeding” Demo 1984
Song from “Alle 55 kort” compilation Tape 1984
“We will Thrash you!!” Demo 1985
Live and rehearsals 1985-1986

Available in two different versions:

Diehard swirl magenta vinyl (180 GRAMS) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 GRAMS) limited to 200 copies

HUMAN GAS “Super Violence Hardcore 1984-1989″ Boxset, HUMAN GAS / STALI NISM split 7”, v.a. “ESTAMOS EN LA SIMA – 1989” 2xLP, WRONG BOYS “Il suono é distruzione 1982-1984” LP, DISARMO TOTALE “1982/1983” LP… preorders START NOW!!!

Posted in Disarmo Totale, Human Gas, Pre Orders, Releases, Stali Nism, Wrong Boys on September 9th, 2020 by foadmaster

So, this month’s release schedule on F.O.A.D. is over all the imaginable limits of mental insanity. 5 releases, an annihilating cyclone of ’80s Hardcore of the fiercest kind, respectively from Japan, Colombia and Italy. Each of these records has a story of passion, researches and even an incredible travel to the other side of the world, as in the case of HUMAN GAS. Everything that is coming out this month represents for us dreams come true, and for this reason we have focused all our enthusiasm and energy into it… as diehard maniacs of these recordings, it was essential to bring them back to light in the highest form, brutality and attention for details. So it’s time to unleash the madness: HUMAN GASSuper Violence Hardcore 1984-1989” Boxset (Double LP + CD + DVD + book + extra casewrapped box), total discography of this mythological Hokkaidō Hardcore unit, the official reissue of HUMAN GAS / STALI NISM split 7″, probably the rarest Japanese HC 7″ of all the times, v.a. “ESTAMOS EN LA SIMA (1989)” 2xLP, one of the greatest Colombian Hardcore/Punk/Noise compilations for the very first time on vinyl, with 7 raging bands such as ATAQUE DE SONIDO, CRIMEN IMPUNE, DISKORDIA, BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE, HERPES, DEXKONCIERTO, HP/HC… and then moving to our well tested territory aka the furious Italian Hardcore from the wid bunch days: WRONG BOYSIl suono é distruzione 1982-1984” LP and DISARMO TOTALE1982/1983” LP, two incredible lost and found gems of the rawest and most genuine Italo-core nihilism. Scroll down for extensive reviews to each one of these releases!

Some important things to add: our temptative release date for all these is September 25, please be patient, unexpected after-Covid delays from the pressing plant still may occour. As usual there are ltd. diehard editions for each title, as you’ll notice we increased the quantity of the Human Gas boxset from our usual standards, but anyway you need to act fast.

** NOTE – US CUSTOMERS ONLY **  : the exclusive distribution in the USA for all the versions of the HUMAN GAS boxset is exclusively handled by Radiation/Puke’n’Vomit, please order directly from them for domestic postage rates.

More in detail about each release:

HUMAN GAS / STALI NISM Split 7″  (F.O.A.D. 209)

Official reissue of  the rarest Japanese Hardcore/Punk 7″ of the ’80s, a true holy grail in every collector’s dreams. The existence of this record has been doubted for years and for some time it has even been removed from Discogs because nobody had evidence of its existence, until a connection with the band members was found. Originally released by the band in 1985, less than 100 copies were pressed and only handed to local friends in the Honbetsu/Obihiro area. What you get here is a pristine replica of the original with the audio sourced from the 1/4″ master reels, same artwork-sleeve, same inserts included. A real treasure from two of the most osbscure and violent Hokkaido Punk units. Human Gas attack with their angry and distorted Hardcore, with early versions of their classic rippers “Poison” and “Question“, Stali Nism, as the name suggests – were mostly influenced by The Stalin and deliver an equally energetic and fast Punk, filled with sincere intensity. Limited to 500 copies, all on black vinyl.  Watch the trailer HERE

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HUMAN GAS “Super Violence Hardcore 1984-1989” Boxset (F.O.A.D. 210)

Double LP + CD + DVD + book + extra casewrapped box. A work of love and dedication, the result of an incredible journey from the F.O.A.D. headquarters to a remote country-town in the middle of the Hokkaidō island, northern Japan, to meet the band members and put together the most exhaustive collection of all their available recordings, spanning from 1985 to 1987.  Here you get the ultra-complete discography of HUMAN GAS, including a lot of unreleased material… Musically, this is some of the rawest and most violent Hardcore ever spawned from the darkest lairs of the ’80s Japanese underground. Tracks from the split 7″ with Stali Nism (1985), “Noice and Hardcore” 1st Demo (1986), “Explosives” 2nd Demo (1986), tracks from “Street Punk in Obihiro” Omnibus tape (1986), “Lack luster” 3rd Demo + extra studio songs (1987), unreleased studio jam session with members of Human Gas + Stali Nism + Middle Class (1987).

Plus there’s an extra CD with a soundboard live take from 1986 that sounds killer, assorted live recordings 1986-1987 and an instrumental version of their cult Demo “Explosives“. And to complete the massacre, you’ll also find a DVD with two complete live sets (their only gig in Sapporo, “Bessie Hall“, 1987 and one in Obihiro’s “Rocking Hall“, 1987) showing these raging maniacs in action. 79 TRACKS!! All this mastered from 1st generation sources provided by the band, transferred and restored with total care and attention to detail at Toxic Basement Studio. Trifold jacket housed in a casewrapped outer boxset, 24 page full colored booklet with loads of rare photos, flyers, memorabilia and some brief liner notes put together talking with the band members. Named after a Kuro song, Human Gas were the most destructive and iconic Northern Japan’s answer to the noisy and violent Noise/Punk scene that was growing in the opposite side of the country with bands like Gai, Confuse and Kuro themselves!

Add the fact that their songs were more structured, solid and as the title of this anthology suggests: violent. The Hokkaidō area is definitely one of the most fascinating and mysterious when it comes to early pioneers of the Japanese Hardcore panorama… L.S.D., 畜生, Slang, Tranquillizer, Deef, , F.U.P., Gaizin, Napalm, Noise-Decay and many more were all based there. Human Gas still stands as one of the most respected names for their genuine anger and the highly original and influential musical approach. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 3 different versions:

Diehard red vinyl with black splattering ltd. to 250 copies

Diehard half red / half crystal clear vinyl with white splattering ltd. to 250 copies

Solid black vinyl ltd to 500 copies

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v.a. “ESTAMOS EN LA SIMA (1989)” 2xLP Gatefold  (F.O.A.D. 194)

Quoting the liner notes included in this record: “This recording was made in 1989, in the basement of Alejandro Restrepo’s house (Ex-Tenebrarum), in a neighborhood called “Niquía de Bello” in the suburbs of Medellin, Colombia. […] We hope that this new edition helps to reflect the history of blood and noise we lived back then.” That’s exactly the point: a history of blood and noise portrayed by some of the most angerful and violent realities from the South American underground of the ’80s. What we have here is one of the greatest Colombian Hardcore compilations, right there with “La ciudad podrida” and “Rodrigo D. no futuro“, for the very first time on vinyl getting the deserved F.O.A.D. treatment. ATAQUE DE SONIDO, CRIMEN IMPUNE, DISKORDIA, BASTARDOS SIN NOMBRE, HERPES, DEXKONCIERTO, HP/HC…  7 bands ranging from Noisecore/Punk to classic LatinoAmerican Hardcore and even Grindcore in the case of HERPES, all of them characterized by an incredible amount of rawness and uncompromised fury.

Compiled under direct supervision of the people that put this project together back then, audio restored and mastered from the best sounding sources in existence, from a selection of 5 different first generation tapes that were used to dub copies of the original version. Unreleased bonus tracks on the HP/HC side. Gatefold sleeve, a stunning 20 page full colored booklet with a wide selection of photos and flyers of each band, liner notes. 180 gram vinyl! If you’re into South American Punk/Hardcore at the crudest form, this is a mandatory add on to your collection! All copies pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl blue to purple vinyl, ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl, ltd. to 350 copies

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WRONG BOYS “Il suono é distruzione 1982-1984” LP (F.O.A.D. 201)

Raw and pissed off Italian Hardcore/Punk from the furious years! WRONG BOYS started in late 1981 in the small boring city of Broni, nearby Pavia, 1 hr drive from Milano. Because of the provinciality of their area, they didn’t get the deserved recognition, apart from a handful of tracks included in the legendary “Raptus” comp. LP’s on Meccano Records and a few more appearences here and there. Members of this band later moved on to form the Hardcore powerhouse called BLAXFEMA. This LP collects all the WRONG BOYS‘ recordings in existence, starting with their fantastic Demo 1982 recorded at Brown Studio, the same place where RAW POWER did their classic demo 1983!  Then there’s the songs from “Raptus – Negazione e superamento” v.a. LP, “Autogestione!” comp. tape plus 8 unreleased ones (rehearsal 1982 and live) that sound bloody raw and introduce their early steps as a pure Punk band before leaning towards typical Italian HC territories. 4 page full colored insert with rare photos, flyers and original art.

If you’re like us a maniac for the first wave of Italian Hardcore/Punk, this is that kind of sloppy and sincere HC tinged Punk that in some parts recalls bands like Blue Vomit, Rappresaglia, Uart Punk just to mention a few. Limited to 300 copies on 180 gram vinyl!
Watch the trailer

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard ultra-marbled vinyl in random colors mixing blue, violet, red, green, yellow ltd to 100

Solid black vinyl ltd to 200

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DISARMO TOTALE “1982/1983” LP (F.O.A.D. 199)

Just when you thought that there was nothing left to unearth from the bloody pit of the 80’s Italian Hardcore… another lost & found gem brought to light by F.O.A.D. Records! DISARMO TOTALE were a shortly lived trio from the area of Ferrara. In the past they were only known in the most inner circles of diehard collectors for their rare demotape that circulated in extremely scarce quantity, probably less than 50. Members of this band later joined IMPACT on the classic “Solo odio” line-up, easily among the 10 best Italian HC records from those years. In recent times they dug from the archives a full live-in-the-studio session made back then that has all their songs performed with unbelievable intensity and good sound quality. Rabid, political Hardcore, 21 tracks combining speed and that very specific vibe that distinguished the Italian bands of that era… roughly, think of a mix of Wretched, Impact, 5° Braccio and some UK Punk influences (Crass, Rudimentary Peni are the first coming to mind when listening).

The audio masters were assembled directly by the band as well as the complete packaging/art, coming with a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and original excerpts/photos of those years. If released back then, this record would be equally worshipped as bands like Eu’s Arse, Underage and Impact themselves, this came as a total surprise to us and it’s guaranteed that if you’re an old school Hardcore maniac you’re going to love it! Limited edition of 300 copies on 180 gram vinyl.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard marbled grey vinyl ltd to 100

Solid black vinyl ltd to 200

AGGRESSION “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD, NOVEMBER GRIEF “Evil-ution” LP and NOVEMBER GRIEF “To live… in this world of chaos” LP: preorders start NOW!

Posted in Aggression, November Grief, Pre Orders, Releases on July 14th, 2020 by foadmaster

Summer begins to hit hard and the heat in our warehouses is turning suffocating, which means that we have to recreate the atmosphere with some equally incendiary releases, to share the hellish dimension we’re sinking in. For the first time in F.O.A.D.‘s long lasting career, we’re exploring Canada to unearth some treasures of their highly acclaimed Metal underworld of the ’80s/’90s and give them the proper F.O.A.D. treatment.

Setting our time machine in the mid ’80s Speed/Thrash meanders that gave birth to legends like Voivod, Razor, Sacrifice and many more, we have decided to put together all the early recordings of AGGRESSION – an immortal, indestructible entity still active today after 37 years (!) and delight you with “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” LP+CD a collection of everything you need to to own from their demo era enriched by a 36 page full-colored booklet with an infinite variety of photos, flyers, zine excerpts and more. Then jumping forward to the ’90s, we picked some seriously insane Death Metal, NOVEMBER GRIEF, one of the first ever all-female Extreme metal bands together with Derketa and Mythic, and deliver their complete discography on two single LP’s, one containing their “Evil-ution” debut Demo (1994) and one with their second crushing assault “To live… in this world of chaos” + 1 comp. track (both from 1997).

So, preorders for AGGRESSIONFrom the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD, NOVEMBER GRIEFEvil-ution” LP and NOVEMBER GRIEFTo live… in this world of chaos” LP are up now via www.scareystore.com  …As always, there are some great looking diehard editions (that funeral purple for November Grief is marvelous), act fast if you want to catch them in time, they won’t last for long!

More in detail about each release:

AGGRESSION “From the frozen vaults 1984-1986” gatefold LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 176)

Canadian Speed/Thrash at its finest! Long time in the works, this retrospective of early AGGRESSION recordings (1984-1986) collects all their demos and promo-tapes released before their debut album “The full treatment“, and adds a bonus CD with a complete, good sounding live set recorded in Quebec, 2/2/1986. Quoting the liner notes by Denis ‘Sasquatch’ included in this anthology: “Five metalheads playing their hearts out without any musical boundaries or restrictions. We were able to do whatever we wanted. And not only musically, we had no rules with an absolute disrespect for laws and society which got us in trouble quite a few times.

Right there in those magical years when bands like Voivod, Razor, Sacrifice, Piledriver were starting to pave the way and Canada was hosting a titanic Metal event such as the World War III Festival, AGGRESSION were spawning their early Thrashing outrages proving to be equally intense and powerful as the previously mentioned pioneers. And to keep up the F.O.A.D. tradition of maniacal attention for detail, this release comes with a gatefold jacket and a massive 36 page fanzine styled booklet with a huge selection of AGGRESSION photos (some exclusive, never seen before ones), flyers, early interviews and memorabilia of all sorts. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard fluo red vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

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NOVEMBER GRIEF “Evil-ution” LP (F.O.A.D. 203)

Released in conjunction with the vinyl reissue of their other demo, “To live.. in this world of chaos“, “Evil-ution” (1994) was the debut recording of this all-female Death Metal horde from Montreal, Canada, founded in 1993. 7 songs + outro of the most putrid, sickening Death Metal you can picture in your mind. They quote influences like Grave, Bolt Thrower, Immolation, Autopsy, Demigod, Incantation, but on this demo they also tend to lean towards grinding territories or slow down to the most anguished bowel-stenching Doom obscurity.

For the first time on vinyl, remastered from the best source around and sounding better than ever, “Evil-ution” is a hidden gem of rotting Canadian necro-underground that needs to be exhumed and raised on the altar of Death. Layout by Annick Giroux (Temple of Mystery). Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard translucent swirl vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

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NOVEMBER GRIEF “To live… in this world of chaos” LP  (F.O.A.D. 204)

The band’s second demo and hands down their most brutal and aggressive offering, released in conjunction with their debut “Evil-lution” (1994). One of the earliest all-female Death Metal bands together with Derketa and Mythic. “To live… in this world of chaos” (1997) originally came out on tape, now sold at insane prices and very hard to find, and was later only reissued on CD ltd. to 200 copies. This vinyl version is remastered from the best sounding source in existence and adds 1 studio track taken from the “Awakening – Females In Extreme Music” compilation CD (1997). 9 songs + intro, if “Evil-ution” had all the bases a band needs to deliver the fiercest and most rotting Death Metal the way it has to be, “To live…” nails NG’s style into a deafening storm of darkness and merciless ferocity.  Abyssal atmospheres that range from downtuned doomish horror reminescent of Incantation moving to faster, blasting outbreaks that leave deadly wounds.

Although the band never went further, they remain an important band in the history of Quebec Death Metal, and as already mentioned, one of the first ever all-female Extreme metal bands. This classic Demo had to be brought back to life getting the proper F.O.A.D. treatment, just like “Evil-ution” this is another hidden gem of Canadian necro-underground that needs to be exhumed and raised on the altar of Death. Layout by Annick Giroux (Temple of Mystery).  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard funeral violet vinyl limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks” 2xLP gatefold, INZEST “Violence not words” LP, CHINPIRA “Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP and MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Chinpira, Inzest, Messiah Death, Military Shadow, Pre Orders, Releases on June 9th, 2020 by foadmaster

…and then another F.O.A.D. month with 4 x brain-melting Japanese Hardcore/Metal releases! Does this need an introduction? Those of you who have been following us in the last 5-6 years have certainly noticed that it’s almost a tradition for F.O.A.D. – once in a while – to dedicate a whole string of monthly outputs to one of the underground areas that has inspired and amazed us most through the years: JAPAN. It would take long to list them all, anyway so far we’ve consecrated to the noble vinyl format bands like NAPALM, SYSTEMATIC DEATH, TOXIC NOISE, SODOM, The GEROGERIGEGEGE, MUSTANG, GESS, HEDO, ROCKY & THE SWEDEN, Q.O.P., MAD CONFLUX, JUNTESS, SLIP HEAD BUTT, EIEFITS, VULGARITY KIDS, JANKY, 惡AI意 and more!

So once again we’re back to drive you through the darkest meanders of a land that continues to prove to be an inexhaustible source of hidden treasures to be discovered and enjoyed… stealing a sentence from a GISM tshirt design: “To hardcore collectors seeking the unusual“! The criminal 4 chosen for this month are the pioneering Tokyo Death Metal horde MESSIAH DEATH finally getting their full discography out on a deluxe double LP set, Osaka’s high speed Thrash/Hardcore maniacs INZEST with an official reissue of their legendary EP with bonus demo tracks, Sapporo City Hardcore veterans  鎮非羅 (Chinpira) seeing their 3 killer demos finally pressed on vinyl and then… if you thought that F.O.A.D. is all centered on reissueing antiquities buried in the past, you’re wrong – as we always keep an eye open on new interesting revelations from the current scene, and this is the case of the Metal/Punk brigade MILITARY SHADOW of which we’re honored to deliver you the deserved vinyl version of their fantastic new full length “Blood for freedom“.

So to cut short, here we are: MESSIAH DEATHInvocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold, INZESTViolence not words” LP, 鎮非羅 (Chinpira)Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP and MILITARY SHADOWBlood for freedom” LP are all up for preorders and you’ve heard this from us dozens of times:  you need to be seriously fast if you want to catch the limited colored vinyl versions, they are expected to get sold out very quick!

More in detail about each release:

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold

Complete discography of these grim and aggressive Japanese Death Metal lunatics! Formed in Tokyo in 1987 on the ashes of Criminal Christ, MESSIAH DEATH stand among the earliest acts to raise the unholy flag of Death Metal in their country along with a handful of bands such as Crucifixion, Beleth, Vexation… considering that Necrophile and Transgressor started a bit later. Their style was originally inspired by classics like Possessed, Death, Slayer but gradually escalated to a much rawer and aggressive Death-thrashing onslaught with echoes of bands like Massacre (US), Morbid Angel, Nihilist combined to influences from the South American school of Mutilator, early Sepultura, Vulcano and so on. This double LP includes the band’s most complete discography to date, with even more tracks than the now hard to find CD collection released in 2013.
Contents:

– “Gore of the crucifix” Demo (1987)

– “Immortal kingdom” Demo (1988)

– “Invocated unholy souls” Demo (1989)

– “Live at Explosion Rock House, Tokyo” (1988)

– BONUS out takes and unreleased versions.

Audio restored from the original band’s sources and specially mastered for vinyl. Gatefold sleeve and MASSIVE full colored booklet including a wide selection of photos, memorabilia, original art, historical notes and lyrics!! Intense, flesh-ripping old school Death Metal at the rawest form! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard beer yellow vinyl with blood-red splattering ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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– INZEST “Violence not words” LP

Osaka Thrash-core inferno!! Official reissue of their cult flexi disc “Another religion another violence” (1987) + rare “Motive of genocide” Demotape (1988). These shortly lived skullcrushers were responsible for some of the fastest and most furious Japanese Hardcore blended with mad thrashing riffs and vitriolic screams. If you’re possessed by the abuse of speed and aggression of bands like S.O.B., Outo, Gudon, Brain Death, Googolplex, Systematic Death etc… you can’t go wrong with this, just put this record up and you’ll be smashed by a bloodshed of manic fast ferocity!

One sided LP with silk-screened art on the back, OBI strip and insert with never seen before photos + scans from the EP and demotape. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl pale-blue vinyl ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

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– 鎮非羅 (Chinpira)  “Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP

Sapporo City Hardcore!  Complete discography (1996-1998) collecting their 3 demotapes.. 18 songs! An adrenalinic aggression of traditional Japanese Hardcore fury delivered by local heroes of the SCxHC scene that also played in bands like F.U.P., SHOT GUN, WARSAW, BARRICADE, SLANG and more! If the 80’s are considered by many as the best decade for Punk and Hardcore, it’s a fact that Japan had an equally vital and intense movement in the 90s too, with an endless list of iconic bands and releases. And this is exactly what you’ll notice on this Chinpira discography, there are no weak parts from start to finish, it’s all there… caustic shouts alternated with gang vocals, blazing solos enhancing a solid guitar work at times leaning towards metallic territories and a pummelling rhitmyc section.

If you’re into bands like Nightmare, Death Side, Warhead, Crude and early Slang you’ll find a hidden gem here! And to go hand in hand with the greatness of the audio contents, this LP is enriched by a stunning packaging consisting of 3 booklets!! One is the replica of a very limited mini-zine they used to send together with the 1st demo, the other two contain a crazy amount of photos, original art and interesting details. Special 5mm jacket with OBI strip. Another total must have if you enjoyed the previous Japanese Hardcore works released on F.O.A.D.!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl coke-bottle green vinyl ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

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– MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP

Total Metal/Punk armageddon from this current-day Japanese terrorsquad! Their 2nd full length album for the first time on vinyl. Get ready for a vicious orgy of metallic Hardcore savagery exploding through incendiary riffs, epic GISM-flavored solos and rabid vocals. A must have for fans of GISM, DEAD ARMYS, THE SEXUAL and PARASITE!

Their debut CD “Metal Punk Ironfist” was undoubtedly a good surprise, but when we first played “Blood for freedom” we had no exitation in asking them if we could put it out on vinyl, it absolutely shreds! Comes with OBI strip and insert including lyrics and band photos. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard transparent red vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

The GEROGERIGEGEGE “Piss shower girlfriend” picture LP, SAW THROAT “Indestroy (extended)” 2xLP, SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Our conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD preorders start NOW!!!

Posted in 7 Minutes of Nausea, Gerogerigegege, Pre Orders, Releases, Saw Throat on March 6th, 2020 by foadmaster

As many of you have noticed over time, here at F.O.A.D. Records we like to alternate various underground genres, making monthly thematic release lines… there have been months entirely dedicated to Italian Hardcore, others to Japanese, others dedicated to Death/Thrash to the most classic Metal, Punk and so on. An inevitable constant that is part of our most radical and extremist component is our love for Noisecore, and already more than once we have focused entire series of releases on this, as one of our favorite niches.  So for this March 2020 we return to what is well tested ground for us, and each of the bands we are going to talk about already has a story of friendship and continuity with F.O.A.D. specifically, Japan’s noise king Juntaro is a friend who in addition to having already had records out on F.O.A.D. in the past,  has always helped us in putting together projects with other Japanese bands, same goes for Rich Walker, we are at the 4th Sore Throat release and thanks to his help we have been able to bring to light the fantastic boxset/book “Noise not music” by Discharge and then Matthias Weigand (7MON, TNT & Rec, Ecocentric Records) with whom there is a story of collaboration and friendship that has lasted for almost 30 years…

In short, this month’s release schedule it is a bit like working in the family for us, and we are happy to announce the following: The GEROGERIGEGEGEPiss shower girlfriend” picture LP (a totally unreleased album with lost & found recordings from 3 decades ago!), SAW THROATIndestroy” 2xLP gatefold (extended version with 1 extra LP filled with an unreleased rough tape version of this milestone of doomy UK apocalypticore) and SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEAOur conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD (2nd chapter in our series dedicated to early 7MON, this time based on “Your father was a poser…” and the split with AxCx plus plenty of bonus material from the same era). They’re all up for preorders and we’ll never stop in recommending you to act fast if you want to catch the ltd. diehard versions, as always they are expected to finish very quickly.

More in detail:

The GEROGERIGEGEGE  “Piss shower girlfriend” picture LP  (F.O.A.D. 193)

A totally unreleased album with lost & found recordings by the undisputed Japanese ultra-noise master!! Quoting Juntaro himself to let you understand how this whole project started: “And, I’d just found excellent unreleased tape of Gero at home. I can’t remember this recording and date. Date, maybe, the end of ’80 or early ’90. I think you and Gero’ fans really like this recording. Side A for 15min. Side B for 15min. I named this record is… PISS SHOWER GIRLFRIEND!” In front of a message like this we at F.O.A.D. Records certainly could not back down, so here it is.. “Piss Shower Girlfriend” – the first picture disc ever released in Gero’s boundless discography.  Japan’s sickest senzuri noise perversion.

It’s all here, brief song introductions, his typical “1,2,3,4” and then an avalanche of ear-pinching horrorific noise ferocity of the most sheer and annihiliating type topped by lacerating screams…  you are warned! 13 songs in total. Picture disc in strong PVC bag, limited to 400 copies, 200 with fluorescent pink & blue sticker and 200 with fluorescent violet & green sticker. Watch the trailer HERE

Fluorescent pink & blue sticker ltd. to 200

Fluorescent blue & green sticker ltd. to 200

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SAW THROAT “Indestroy (extended)” 2xLP gatefold + 24 page color book (F.O.A.D. 180)

The ultimate edition of this masterpiece of apocalyptic heaviness! Originally released in 1989 as the band’s third album (considering the fact that Saw Throat is nothing else but a further stage in the legendary Sore Throat saga), and with a marked musical shift towards the more sinister sound of bands like The Swans, Saint Vitus, Amebix and Gore, “Indestroy” was envisaged as a one song concept LP with a lyrical emphasis placed on enviromental issues (3 decades BEFORE the current publicity seeking populism of mainstream popstars and media celebrities pretending to give a fuck about the planet). Improvised and recorded over a period of three weeks, the resulting album become not only the crown jewel in the band’s history, but the final nail in the coffin of them being an ongoing concern as the three core members concentrated on their own bands and all moved on.

However, the reception and cult status has grown over the years. And so, after digging through many old cassettes, the original rough mix instrumental version of the album was located featuring a different running order, and a heavier/more guitar orientated and less polished sound. As a historical artifact, this was the version vocalist Rich listened to while writing all the lyrics the night before he was due to record them. There are also some sound effects and small parts that never made it to the final version. Either way, as one of the last truely great recordings of the 80’s, this as now unheard version of the “Indestroy” album is for the first time made available to the public domain housed in a thick reverse board gatefold jacket with fully restored original artwork, extensive liner notes and a stunning 24 page full colored lyric and artwork booklet. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Black vinyl limited to 350

Radioactive sign red/black vinyl limited to 150

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SEVEN MINUTES OF NAUSEA “Our conscience will not acclimatise” LP+CD  (F.O.A.D. 182)

Second chapter in F.O.A.D.‘s annihilating mission to re-issue all the early 7MON material enriched by an incredible amount of rare and unreleased recordings. This LP includes two classic Ep’s from the legendary years when TNT&Records from Germany was putting out on 7″ some of the most classic Noisecore ever landed on this planet… “Your father was a poser… and what’s about you??” (1990) and the split with AxCx (1989) called “We’ll just have to acclimatize ourselves to the post nuclear area“: complete rough tape sessions with a lot of never heard before outtakes added, freshly ripped from Mick’s masters. 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″.. (continues)“.

To give you an idea of how longer these sessions are, the split 7″ with AxCx was 6′:35″ on the original TNT&Rec EP, this extended version clocks at 17′:18″ with more than ten minutes of extra noise! The bonus CD includes both the original EP versions transferred straight from the reels with a somehow sharper sound and the extended rough tape edits from Mick’s archives. The total of tracks included on this collection is countless, just think about the fact that the TNT editions had respectively 552 (“Your father was a poser..“) and 241 songs (Split with AxCx), nobody dared to count the complete sessions included here but we’re probably exceeding 2000!! These two legendary sessions 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, square A2 poster with the stunning “Your father was a poser…” art in its original colors and 20 page lyrics booklet!! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Black vinyl limited to 300

Color in color (black into seablue vinyl) limited to 100

GESS “Suffer damage + Live” LP+CD, HEDO “1985: Memory of bloody hands” LP, RATOS DE PORAO “Carniceria tropical” LP, WARDOGS “It’s time to fight!” LP… preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Gess, Hedo, Pre Orders, Ratos De Porao, Releases, Wardogs on February 7th, 2020 by foadmaster

We made it again, 4 releases in 1 month… level of insanity: pandemic! What we’re serving you on the plate with this “4 of the apocalypse” is a recipe all based on well tested atrocities if you’re familiar to the F.O.A.D.‘s line of sonic extremities: 2 noisy as fuck Japanese Hardcore slashers of the ’80s, an upgraded reissue of a RATOS DE PORAO classic (keeping the F.O.A.D.-RxDxPx legacy alive and strong) and a blood-thirsty Italian Hardcore gem from 1983 for a band that with no fear deserves the tag of of “CCM’s little brothers“, but way faster and rougher.

What are we talking about? GESSSuffer damage + live” LP+CD: a milestone of Kyushu Noise/Punk ugliness, HEDO1985: Memory of bloody hands” LP: Japan’s earliest blastbeat driven Hardcore/Thrash introducing the furious drumming tornado that is IronFist TatsushimaRATOS DE PORAOCarniceria tropical” LP: one of the most brutal releases from Brazil’s stainless Thrashcore forefathers spiced up with a bonus track and restyled packaging and WARDOGSIt’s time to fight!” LP, an underestimated short-fast-violent assault of pure early ’80s Italian Hardcore in the most savage and rabid form. As we said: 4 of the apocalypse! They’re all up for preorders, official release date… February 18th. As we always recommend: don’t sleep on the ltd. colored vinyl versions, they’ll go at the speed of light!

More in detail:

GESS “Suffer damage + Live” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 190)

Back to the ’80s… Kyūshū fuzz-core terror!! Originally formed in 1983 in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, these Noise/Punk maniacs quickly moved to Hakata to join the ultra violent scene of pioneering legends like GAI, CONFUSE, NO-CUT, SIEG HEIL and many more, performing at the cult “Control gigs” hosted by the Violent Party Crew.

Brutal chaotic distortion on a wall of lo-fi filth Punk! The classic “Suffer damage” Demo 1984 for the first time on vinyl mastered from an original tape and sounding better than ever, side B “Live at Matchbox, Hakata 1984 ” from the same noisy era. Extra CD with 2 x complete “Violent Party” live sets recorded in Nishijin Jaja in 1985 showing their progression from total Noisecore to that ’77 style Punk that later drove them to form LYDIA CATS!!

Includes A3 sized insert with liner notes and rare photos/flyers. A total must have if you like the earsplitting approach of bands like CONFUSE, GAI, SIEG HEIL, The SWANKYS in their earlier stage, NO-CUT, CURSE and the countless imitators of that sound that came with the following generations. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Die-hard edition on translucent glass-effect vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Die-hard edition on smokey clear vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Regular black vinyl ltd. to 300 copies

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HEDO “1985: Memory of bloody hands” LP  (F.O.A.D. 189)

1985: ultrafast noisy Hardcore unearthing the blasting roots of the speed legend IRONFIST TATSUSHIMA later in CROW, DIE YOU BASTARD!, SCAMP, FIGHTBACK and many other bands that made history in Japanese HC and extreme underground… Their complete session from the super-rare split tape with The Spots, 23 songs of nonstop fast, catastrophic Ultracore-Thrash… the very first Japanese blast-beats ever recorded in Japan!

Mastered from the original tape, comes with an insert providing a detailed biographic note in Japanese and English written by Ironfist himself… Here’s a short excerpt to give you an idea: “..our aim was to do some noisy and fast Hardcore, and what we mostly had in mind back then was CONFUSE, because they were seen as the fastest band in Japan. But every time we practiced the level of speed of the songs was getting faster and faster, quickly surpassing CONFUSE“. Get ready to be blasted! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard edition on swirl transparent red vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Regular black vinyl ltd. to 200 copies

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RATOS DE PORAO “Carniceria tropical” LP (F.O.A.D. 195)

One of the greatest albums by these iconic Brazilian Thrash/Punk champions back on vinyl after more than 20 years from its original pressing… Brutal, aggressive Hardcore/Crossover from South America’s finest, kicking asses since 1981! Produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Brutal Truth, Melvins, Fantomas etc) in 1997 now specially remastered for vinyl to ensure the best dynamic impact and enriched with 1 exclusive bonus track that was previously appearing only on the CD version.

Restyled sleeve + insert with lyrics and never seen before photos of that time. If you got the previous RxDxPx releases on F.O.A.D. (“Periferia”, “Descanse em paz”, “Feijoada acidente”, “No money no English”) you know you can’t go wrong with this!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard edition on tropical splatter fluo orange vs green vinyl ltd. to 150 copies

Regular black vinyl ltd. to 350 copies

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WARDOGS “It’s time to fight!” LP + booklet + poster (F.O.A.D. 187)

1983: Granducato Hardcore at the wildest stage!! One of the most extreme units from the area that spawned bands like C.C.M., PUTRID FEVER, AUF’SCHLAG, STATO DI POLIZIA, TRAUMATIC and many more. Complete discography including their only Demotape and Live in Pisa 1983, 13 songs of bloody violent Italian Ultra-core rage!

Fanzine styled booklet (12 pages) with an interview taken from TVOR Chaoszine + never seen before photos, flyers and more…  A2 poster with their sick “impaled cop” artwork. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard edition on marbled pistachio green vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Regular black vinyl ltd. to 200 copies