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JAPANESE HARDCORE ATTACK ON FOAD: ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN “City baby attacked by buds” LP, CANARIA new LP, 惡AI意 “Backing to the battle – demo 1997” LP and “CROON A LULLABY” 3 way LP…. PREORDERS START NOW!!

Posted in Eyescream, Releases, Rocky And The Sweden, 惡AI意, 経血 (Keiketsu) on November 8th, 2019 by foadmaster

Over the years and through nearly 200 F.O.A.D. releases, there have been countries and specific areas on which we have repeatedly aimed our sights, either for a matter of taste or for certain coincidences and personal ties. It’s the case of Italy (obviously), California, ex Yugoslavia, Sweden, some parts of South America and the list goes on. But the country with whose scene we have built the most solid and lasting legacy over time it’s one and only: JAPAN! This thanks to the many friends that we have there, to the various trips we have made from South to North and of course the fact that we love their enormous musical panorama in many of its facets and mysteries. And this month is completely dedicated to this unique creative symbiosis that is solidifying over time… get ready: 4x JAPANESE HARDCORE releases is our recipe for November.

This is what we have: the brand new full length by the all-star legend ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN, called “City Baby Attacked By Buds“… in their ranks Captain Koba from Systematic Death and local heroes that have played in bands like Idora, Headless, Scumbag, Vivisick. This is their new studio album after nearly 20 years!

Then if you like traditional Japanese Hardcore close to the Burning Spirits type with those riffs and solos that make you feel like you could punch through a concrete wall, you should definitely check Okayama City’s Hardcore jewel CANARIA… when we first heard their demo we have been totally floored by its irrepressible power, so we asked them to do this LP that contains both new recordings and their incredible debut effort.

Moving much further south, we have also picked a classic band from the ominous Kyushu area… the furious Hardcore powerhouse 惡AI意 with their rare demo 1997 restored, remastered and for the first time on vinyl enriched by a stunning 24 page booklet.

And to complete this sword bloodshed we’re also adding a 3 way split called “Croon a lullaby” with 10 ferocious tracks delivered by the most raging female fronted bands of the current days:   経血 (Keiketsu), Eyescream and No No No.

So, to sum things up: ROCKY AND THE SWEDENCity baby attacked by buds” LP, CANARIA “死灰復燃 ” LP, 惡AI意Backing to the battle – demo 1997” LP and “CROON A LULLABY” –  経血 (Keiketsu) / Eyescream / No No No –  3 way LP are all up for preorders and you have to be seriously fast if you want to catch the limited colored vinyl versions, they are expected to get sold out instantly!  The official release date is set for November 21, 2019.

More in detail about each release:

ROCKY AND THE SWEDEN “City baby attacked by buds” LP  (F.O.A.D. 177)

Beware, the Hardcore grass hoppers are back! The longly awaited return of this weed-fueled all star Japanese legend, nearly 20 years after their last full length… 12 new tracks of highly energetic Hardcore driven by the ballistic drumming assault of Masaaki “Koba” Sweden from SYSTEMATIC DEATH!! You know what to expect: a complete riff-machine, uncontrollable speed and a dynamitic vocal delivery.  With no doubt one of the best Japanese HC records of the last decade! LP with OBI strip and foldout insert. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard hemp-green/orange-bud splatter vinyl (ltd to 150 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 250 copies)

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CANARIA “死灰復燃 ” LP  (F.O.A.D. 178)

An all-out assault of Burning Spirits Hardcore from Okayama City, Japan!! One of the most promising revelations of the last years, powerful Japanese HC with all the classic features of the genre…an incredible guitar work with blazing solos and memorable riffs, tight drumming and anger filled vocals! Members of this incredible band have also played in Padlock and in Excreteass. This LP includes brand new studio recordings and their demo 2004. If you’re into traditional Japanese HC and solid, original HC of all kinds made with heart and energy, CANARIA will definitely make your day! LP with OBI strip and insert. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl magenta vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

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惡AI意 “Backing to the battle – Demo 1997” LP  (F.O.A.D. 181)

Pure mindblowing fury! The rare debut demotape 1997 from Kitakyūshū’s most intense Hardcore unit for the first time on vinyl… A deadly clash of speed, distortion and caustic screams blended into a complete Japanese Hardcore slaughter! After recording this incredible demo the band went on putting out amazing works such as “The sound of hearts“, “Ain’t no slaves” and more, and they’re still active now keeping the flame burning with rage and strength. One sided LP with silkscreen art on the back. 24 page booklet filled with rare photos, flyers, original tape scans and lyrics. Artwork by Sugi! Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard blue vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)

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“CROON A LULLABY” –  経血 (Keiketsu) / Eyescream / No No No –  3 way LP (F.O.A.D. 184)

3 of the most insane and powerful female-fronted Japanese Punk/HC bands of today team up for a devastating split release!
経血 (Keiketsu) alternate cathartic mid tempos with a strong ’80s Punk backbone, EYESCREAM deliver short explosive old school HC and they feature an ex member of the legendary Disarray, NO NO NO are the craziest of the team and they shred nerves with their full speed and absolutely pissed off Hardcore tornado! 10 exclusive songs, if you miss the spirit and unmatchable class of bands like The Comes, Nurse, Gas and the style of ADK Records, you’ll find it all in this record! One sided LP with OBI + insert. Silk screened art on the back. Click HERE for the trailer!

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard red vinyl (ltd to 100 copies)

Black vinyl (ltd to 200 copies)