CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Life in grave + rarities” LP and BULLDOZER “The exorcism: Demo 1984” LP out now on FOAD Records!

Our hottest releases of the summer are finally available and ready to ship! Both of them have been displayed in first preview at FOAD‘s stall @ the Hellfest Open Air Festival in Clisson, France – so those who came to visit us there already got their limited die-hard copy. Now we are starting to ship all pre-orders, we will definitely catch all mailorder issues before leaving for the Obscene Extreme Festival next week, so no worries. NOTE: so far the previously announced summer schedule of our releases has been perfectly respected, anyway the last few things planned will be subjected to some changes: RUPTURE “Corrupture” gatefold LP + flexi disc will hopefully see its release party at OEF 2013, but it’s still very uncertain. TUMOR 4CD boxset and YACOPSAE “Discoregraphy” 2CD will come out later due to factory delays. Good news is that we’re doing our best to release NECRODEATH / SCHIZO “Mondocane” digipack CD in time for the Armageddon In The Park Festival in Campobasso, Italy on Sat. 3rd August 2013.  Ok, so back to our brand new CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER and BULLDOZER gems, here’s a detailed description on each of them:

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Life in grave + rarities 1985/1988″ gatefold LP with 36 page zine/booklet

California’s thrashing Speed-core pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER team up with FOAD Records for an incredible vinyl treasure finally giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” Demotape 1985 and to an accurate selection of ultra-rare/unreleased recordings ranging from their 3 piece line-up era (1985) to the “Convicted”/”Money talks” days. This release has been in the works for months until we found the top sounding masters in existence and restored them for the best possible audiophile result when pressed on vinyl. Side A includes the band’s Demotape “Life in grave” adding 2 rehearsal tracks from the same period, one is a speeded up HELLHAMMER cover and one is a super-raw version of VENOM‘s “Welcome to hell”. Side B is all focused on the “Convicted”/”Money talks” 4 piece line-up and includes various live recordings and a good sounding rehearsal 1986. All songs here are performed even faster than how they were played on their classic albums. This is how introduced “Life in grave”: “1985 was a good year for music – bands like SLAUGHTER, NYC MAYHEM, VOOR, WEHRMACHT, HIRAX, DEATH, REPULSION and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER amazed me and they still blow me away today! Especially this one here with its youthful urgency, its unpolished power and enthusiasm. And stilistically, this was very refreshing. Could you say whether this is more metal or more HC? Does it matter to you?” Being this one of the most important FOAD releases to date, we also dedicated the right passion to the packaging: a stunning reverse board gatefold sleeve and most of all a 36 PAGE zine/booklet stuffed with rare photos, interviews, zine excerpts and gig flyers. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or PowerViolence, you are MAD if you miss this!!

Die-hard edition in “half n half” coloured vinyl (half black with yellow splattering / half red striped with black)

Regular black vinyl

BULLDOZER “The exorcism Demo 1984 + Fallen angel” gatefold LP

The ultra-fucking-rare BULLDOZER Demotape 1984 with kult “Fallen angel” 7″ added as bonus. One of the most incredible findings in FOAD‘s hunting career: only 3 copies of this demo exist, one was sent to Roadrunner, one to King Diamond and one was recently exhumed in AC Wild’s basement and delivered to us for a top quality treatment. This is the recording that got Bulldozer signed to Roadrunner in 1984 and it sounds killer.. different and rawer versions of classics ended on their debut slasher “The day of wrath”. Dark, demonical Black/Speed Metal from the most savage guts of Italy’s early 80s Metal inferno, for anyone that worships the early releases from Venom, Bathory and Possessed, plus the “Fallen angel” session adds that Motörhead touch making this an instant masterpiece of rawness and sheer power. Check out how AC Wild introduced the unreleased Demo recordings: “This tape was sent to Roadrunner and Roadrunner signed us in 1984. It was also submitted to King Diamond to ask if he was interested in being the producer of our album but he refused saying that this stuff sounded “too Punk”!! Comes in a stunning gatefold cover filled with rare/unreleased photos, alternate artworks and liner-notes.

Die-hard edition limited to 100 copies on splatter vinyl (iridescent blood-red mixed with gold + dark speckles) including an embroidered patch with the band’s logo

Regular black vinyl

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