DISCHARGE “Noise not music” BOXSET (hardcover book, 3x LPs, 1x 7″, poster) OUT NOW on FOAD Records!!

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..:


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)


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)


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

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