JANKY “Dead society 1983-1987” LP and CYANAMID “This is hell – A NJ Hardcore anthology” LP+CD… preorders start NOW!!

After a scorching May release schedule that saw F.O.A.D. diving into the ’80s Italian Hardcore/Punk inferno with the colossal “Dritti contro un muro” book and the unforgettable Death Side + Mustang performances at Venezia Hardcore Fest in conjunction with the launch of Mustang‘s brand new ripper “Mind wandering“, we’re ready to enter the summer with an even more deadly blow.  Once again we cast on a territory that for us is increasingly friendly and habitual: Japan and its boundless Hardcore scene! In the past years we have proved several times our love for this country’s underground made of incredibly intense and aggressive bands… we released Systematic Death, Sodom, Mad Conflux, Battle Attacker, Juntess, Vulgarity Kids, Napalm, Mustang, Toxic Noise and more. A piece that was missing in our excursions through the Kanagawa prefecture was the legendary JANKY, one of the earliest Hardcore units from that area, if you consider that some of their members were also involved in the original line-up of Systematic Death.

So here we are with their complete discography LP including all their existing recordings. The other treat on the plate for this month is something even more radical and annihilating. Another house specialty over the last few years has been to dig up those pioneering bands that have planted the roots of what later evolved into extreme music genres such as Grindcore, Noisecore, PowerViolence, going far beyond the wiki-shit clichés that always highlight the 4-5 usual names that you’ve all heard. Our hunt for those who were blasting at the speed of light in unsuspected times brought to light bands such as The Corporate Whores, S.L.O.D., Decapitation, Rapt, FCDN Tormentor and many more.. But a fundamental name was missing to the list: CYANAMID from New Jersey.

Of all those mentioned, they were probably the faster. So we made it, a super-exhaustive discography including all their studio works + a huge selection of demo and live material. It took months and months of stubborn researches going through the archives of the sickest collectors and tape traders of the past, but this is the best sounding and most complete Cyanamid collection you can dream of! So, JANKYDead society 1983-1987” LP and CYANAMIDThis is hell – A NJ Hardcore anthology” LP+CD are up for preorders…  As usual there are some spectacular diehard editions on splatter vinyl, you know they won’t last for long, so blast fast!

More in detail about each release: 

JANKY “Dead society 1983-1987” LP (F.O.A.D. 163)

With a long tradition of Japanese Hardcore/Punk releases behind, F.O.A.D. Records strikes back once again focusing on the Kanagawa area (Systematic Death, Mad Conflux, Battle Attacker, Toxic Noise etc) delivering another classic band from the early days… JANKY! This LP collects the complete discography (1983-1987) of this raging Yokohama City Hardcore unit that embodied the true spirit of the Japanese Metal/Punk street-warriors of the ’80s.. 16 songs including their “Low life” flexi disc (1984), split flexi with Mad Conflux (1987) and the rare “Dirty party” compilation tape. LP with OBI strip and a stunning fanzine styled booklet with rare photos, original art and gig flyers all provided by the band! JANKY were playing intense, straight-forward Hardcore with touches of ’80s Metal/Punk in a Japanese way, they shared members with the early line-up of SYSTEMATIC DEATH.. so you get the picture!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard edition on half white/half red vinyl with black splattering, limited to 150

Black vinyl limited to 250 copies


CYANAMID “This is hell – A NJ Hardcore anthology” LP+CD  (F.O.A.D. 170)

1984.. the band that played faster than anyone else in the world, with proto-grindcore blast beats running way faster than SIEGE, REPULSION or early D.R.I...  They only left a devastating 7″ called “Stop the world” and few tracks on the “NJ got it?” Compilation LP and were mentioned among the early Agathocles influences or by few maniacs in the tape-trading circles searching for the craziest and most radical sonic atrocities. We’re talking of the legendary C Y A N A M I D !!! Quoting Erich Keller (Fear Of God / Off The Disk):  “CYANAMID were probably one of the most influential bands of the 80s – but nobody knows it. When I still was heavily into that “can’t get enuff of noise” mood, CYANAMID blew me away and definitely wanted me to start my own thing. The kids sometimes forget that there were basically two paths leading to that “Grindcore” thing – one from the metal side and this was the other one. Everything about their “Stop the world” 7″ is the way it should be – the sound smokes, the songs are either outbursts of chaos and energy or then they come crawlin’ in a FLIPPERish way. ”  This review nails it perfectly, because alternated to the short, manic fast tracks you get some downtuned, slower (yes.. Flipper-ish!) and completely unpredictable tunes increasing the sense of violence and insanity that this amazing band was able to create.

Many PowerViolence acts of the early ’90s did this not ever knowing that one decade earlier there was someone adopting the same formula in such a brutal way. This F.O.A.D. anthology finally makes justice to these pioneering heroes, it collects their complete discography 1983-2014 mastered from reels and the best sounding sources in existence.. 51 songs! It has it all:  “Stop the world” 7″, “New Jersey’s got it?” comp. trax, extra Transaudio studios out takes 1984, “I love NJ” tape and bonus live CD 1983-2014!! Full colored booklet with rare photos, flyers, original artworks, zine excerpts, liner notes and mysteries solved about their “I love NJ” demotape.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Die-hard edition on electric blue vinyl with blood red splattering, limited to 100

Black vinyl limited to 300 copies

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