F.O.A.D. was started in 1986 by Marco Garripoli as a skate-Hardcore-Thrash fanzine on Xeroxed paper. 7 issues were published (1986/1990), all of them limited to a few hundred copies. Here’s a list of each issue’s contents and some of the bands interviewed:
|- F.O.A.D. n.1 with:
CREEPIN’ DEATH (Ita), VULCANO (Brasil), GOW (Ita), MERCENARY (U.S.A.),WASP, BLOOD (Germany),VENOM (biography), ANTHRAX (biography) report of the SLAYER + EXTREMA show in Milan etc…
|- F.O.A.D. n.2 with:
ATTITUDE (U.S.A.), NEGAZIONE, DEATHRAGE (Ita), JESTER BEAST (Ita),
MESSIAH (Switzerland), FINAL CONFLICT (U.S.A.), DEATHROW (Germany), BULLDOZER (Ita) etc.
|- F.O.A.D. n.3 with:
WEHRMACHT (U.S.A.), D.I.Y. (Ita), CORONER (Switzerland), MEXICALLI (Ita), ACCUSED (U.S.A.),
EROSION (Germany), Slash (Ita), LUDICHRIST (U.S.A.), HEADCRASHER (Ita) etc.
|- F.O.A.D. n.4 with:
AGATHOCLES (Belgium), BRAINDAMAGE (Ita), DEMOLITION HAMMER (U.S.A.), NO WAY (Ita), NO RULES (Ita), WICKED MINDS (Ita), SOCIAL MAYHEM (Ita), LETHAL AGGRESSION (U.S.A.),THRASHING RAGE (Ita) etc.
|- F.O.A.D. n.5 with:
NECRODEATH (Ita), YOUTH OF TODAY (U.S.A.), KINA (Ita), SILENT MINORITY(U.S.A.), SCHIZO (Ita),
YOUNG BLOOD (Ita), O.K.A.(Ita), CONFUSIONE MENTALE etc.
|- F.O.A.D. n.6 with:
HEIBEL (Belgium), SAMAEL (Switzerland), MASSACRA (France), MILITANT MOTHERS (Germany), AGRESSOR (France), MERCILESS (France), MELTDOWN (Ita), G.R.O.W.L.(Ita), SUCKSPEED (Germany), URGE (Germany), PENETRATOR (France), BIONIC (Germany),WART-HOG (Ita) etc.
|- F.O.A.D n.7 with:
KRULL (France), CORONER, DELIRIO (Ita), IFIX TCEN TCEN (Ita), ATTRITO(Ita), DEMOLITION HAMMER, VADER (Poland), MEGATHERIO (Ita), ENSLAVED (Ita), HOMICIDE (Ita), OUTRAGE (Ita),LUNACY (Switzerland), IPNOSI(Ita), AGRESSOR, MONDOCANE (Ita) ecc.
After publishing F.O.A.D. ‘zine, Marco started to write on the “Hard fax” column of Italy’s Metal Hammer, entirely dedicated to the Italian Underground scene (Hardcore and Metal) and also collaborated with reviews, interviews and reports on the Italian mags BLAST! and DYNAMO during the ’90s.
In the years to follow F.O.A.D. gradually turned into a DIY label mainy releasing unreleased recordings on tape, the most remarkable of them being an INDIGESTI rehearsal Demo later re-issued on the band’s official “Sguardo realtà” early days CD, BLUE VOMIT – Live 1982 cassette, BAD BRAINS “Roir session + live” later re-issued by Victory Records, and live tapes by MEGA CITY FOUR and NO MEANS NO. After a long hiatus the label came back to activity in 2006 with some co-productions of local HC bands on CD and above all with the discography CD of the Italian Punk/HC legends BLUE VOMIT, coming with a 20 page booklet. This was followed by the STINKY RATS discography CD (’80s Torino HC) co-released with E.U.’91 SerbianLeague.
In fall 2009 F.O.A.D. Records started a series of vinyl releases mostly dedicated to re-issues of the bands that we used to enjoy back in the real Thrash/Hardcore days and that were interviewed in the old F.O.A.D. ‘zines. NECRODEATH, GHOSTRIDER, JESTER BEAST, SCHIZO, RATOS DE PORAO and the list will keep growing!! The basic aim of today’s F.O.A.D. is to provide top quality re-issues of treasures lost in the past complete with all possible informations, photos, flyers, zine interviews and unreleased material. The label is not only focused on ’80s re-issues but also open to new bands showing attitude and originality in a musical scene contaminated by lack of creativity and uniformed to bullshit mainstream standards, forgetting what this was all about when it started… so feel free to get in touch and send your promos/demos!