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RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD and FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” (12″ version) out NOW on FOAD RECORDS

As previously anticipated our deathly recipe for February is a double deflagration of the most insane and anti-musical Noisecore / Thrash spawned in the 80s. We’re talking of France’s fastest unit in pioneering pre-grindcore times: RAPT, and the Swiss milestone of brutalizing extremity known as FEAR OF GOD. Both releases are out now and ready to ship, all your preorders have been sent already, so expect to receive them soon. We still have a few copies of RAPT’s diehard edition on splatter blue/white vinyl (ltd. to 150), so act fast if you still want to catch it. If you enjoyed this batch of ear-damaging “noise not music” devastation stay tuned because next month things will remain on the same levels of insanity and nihilism.

More in detail about each release:

RAPT “Thrash war – discography 1984-1987” LP+7″+CD  (F.O.A.D. 139)

Noise with distortion – it’s the Thrash core. Musical destruction, now another war… it’s an expression. Here’s the Thrash War!” these are the lyrics of the title track, to give you a picture of the sonic hecatomb that these French maniacs were unleashing. Out of tune guitars, manic fast drumming and rabid vocals… logos of LÄRM, KAAOS, HEADCLEANERS, EU’S ARSE on their jackets. Add that their only 7″ got originally released on “Caos Produzioni” by the singer of WRETCHED… you can easily guess how they were sounding. RAPT were certainly not the earliest Hardcore band in the 80’s French scene but certainly one of the fastest and noisiest. This total discography set authorized by the band’s bass player and screamer Olivier collects their Split 7″ with Final Blast, all their demos (also including the 3rd one recorded in NYC with a different line-up) and a very detailed selection of rare recordings, most of which have never been released to date.

Each session has been transferred from the mastertapes provided by the band and accurately mastered for vinyl, you have never heard RAPT sounding so powerful and clear as on this ultimate release. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of photos, flyers, zine excerpts and original artworks. The extra 7″ has the NYC demo 1987 while the bonus CD has all what you’ll find on the LP and 7″ + some bonus live and rehearsals.

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on splatter blue vs bone-white vinyl, limited to 150 copies

Regular black vinyl limited to 400 copies

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FEAR OF GOD “s/t EP” – 12″ version –  (F.O.A.D. 140)

Exactly 30 years ago this milestone of sheer brutality was originally released on 7″ by Temple Of Love Records. Call it Noisecore, Grind, whatthefuckcore… this 21 track destroyer still stands as one of the best records ever conceived in the history of extreme music. To celebrate this anniversary FOAD Records is reissuing it for the first time on 12″ cut at 45rpm for the best possible sonic annihilation, housed in a 80’s styled maxi single sleeve with lyrics insert and bonus sticker.

This 21-track EP is essential in whatever form you stumble across it. The short-lived (1986-1988), much hyped and oft-bootlegged Swiss outfit, as enigmatic and distant as the cold, dissonant bursts imprisoned on this EP, blended early Napalm Death, Swans and something indescribable of their own to create an achingly raw and wordless primal scream” (Terrorizer Mag, UK – “Essential Grindcore albums – Europe”)

Limited edition of 400 copies, all on transparent vinyl

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