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BORIS “NO” LP + flexi disc, ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” (new edition) LP, SARUSHIBAI / MANBIKI CHOCOLATE Split LP, MILITARY SHADOW “Violent reign” LP and HUMAN GAS official merch: preorders start NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!!

Posted in Boris, Human Gas, Manbiki Chocolate, Military Shadow, Sarushibai on June 10th, 2021 by foadmaster

New F.O.A.D. preorders, and for the umpteenth time a month entirely focused on Japanese Metal/Punk/Noise bands! Those of you who’ve got the “Legend of Kansai Hardcore” book that we’ve recently published have certainly noticed that there’s an entire appendix dedicated to the many Japanese releases that we’ve done through the years, and as promised this is a path that will keep going strong forever. So here’s another apocalyptic four to be added to that hellish circle, this time we’re starting from an absolute myth – BORIS, with a special edition of their latest effort, “NO” – which is undoubtedly their punkiest album to date, then at popular demand a new edition of ROSENFELD‘s “Demo 1991” LP with different colors (the previous got instantly sold out on preorder) and then digging deeper underground, a little big gem of traditional Japanese Hardcore Punk, the split between SARUSHIBAI and MANBIKI CHOCOLATE, and the new effort by Tokyo’s Metal/Punk maniacs MILITARY SHADOW! So, to sum it all up: BORISNO” LP / Picture LP + flexi disc, ROSENFELDDemo 1991” (2nd edition) LP, SARUSHIBAI / MANBIKI CHOCOLATE Split LP and MILITARY SHADOWViolent reign” LP are all available on preorder!

But wait, there’s more:  we had something else in the pipeline for some time and we thought this was the best month to combine it with… HUMAN GAS official merchandising! We’re honored to announce that F.O.A.D. Records has taken care to print 2 different t-shirt design and a limited hooded sweatshirt for this legendary Hokkaido Hardcore horde and they’re up for preorders in conjunction with the previously mentioned vinyl releases. As always we strongly recommend you to act fast, especially if you want to catch the diehard colored vinyl versions, that are expected to sell out in few days!

More in detail about each release:

BORIS “No” LP / Picture LP + flexi disc (F.O.A.D. 234)

The most Hardcore-infused BORIS album to date, their 26th full length recorded in self-isolation due to the pandemic. This is how BORIS themselves describe the mood behind this album: “A mirror that gathers and reflects people’s negative energy at a different angle, one that is positive. That is the power and potential of the dark, extreme, and brutal noise music that we have experienced up to this point“. Previously released in Japan only by Blood Sucker Records on CD and LP (both versions already sold out and getting pricey on Discogs or elsewhere), this exclusive F.O.A.D. edition is the first internationally distributed and it adds a bonus flexi disc with an unreleased version of the band’s cover of “Fundamental Error” by GUDON, featuring Guy (ORIGIN OF M, ex-GUDON) on bass!!

To sum it all up: “NO” balances a respect for Japanese hardcore tradition with uncompromising idiosyncrasy, resulting in one of the most brazen and punishing Boris albums to date. The whole album keeps a nervous pace where their familiar sludgy doom atmospheres – that they always deliver with unmatched apocalyptic heaviness – give way to roaring Hardcore bursts in a perfectly flowing crescendo.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Picture disc LP with bonus flexi disc (red) limited to 250 copies

Aside/Bside red and black splatter vinyl with bonus flexi disc (red) limited to 250 copies

ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” LP – 2nd edition – (F.O.A.D. 219)

2nd pressing with different colors on the cover, OBI strip and silkscreened art on the LP. Osaka Power thrashin’ inferno! Often wrongly credited as Demo 1993 this is the 1991 studio Demo by Osaka’s Speed/Thrash legends ROSENFELD, prior to their full length “Pigs of the empire”. What you get here is a piece of history in Japanese Metal, just to give you an idea of the cult status around this band, their frontman Hisayoshi sung on AION’s monolithic “Deathrash Bound” album!

Also important to mention is that in 35 years of existence this is their first ever vinyl release, not even a single track of theirs has been pressed on vinyl up to now. A good reason for giving it a top quality F.O.A.D. treatment… taken from the band’s mastertape and delivered on 180 gram vinyl for the best sonic impact, you know what to expect. Fast, powerful and extremely intense, ROSENFELD’s style is a splendid burst of memorable riffs, hyper-tight drumming and high pitched screams that can easily compete with some ’80s international titans of the Thrash gotha. Comes with OBI strip and a full colored booklet with loads of rare photos and flyers! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard swirl blue vinyl (180 grams) with white silkscreened print on B-side limited to 200 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) with blue silkscreened print on B-side limited to 300 copies

SARUSHIBAI / MANBIKI CHOCOLATE Split LP (F.O.A.D. 237)

A crucial Japanese Hardcore Punk clash!! Brand new studio tracks from both bands…  猿芝居 (SARUSHIBAI) from Gunma deliver a highly intense and original blend of straightforward HC meets dark ’80s Punk embedded in a rocking vein, at times reminding the intricate approach of some cult ADK Records bands – Kikeji, Glycerin and Masturbation just to mention those that instantly pop up to mind listening to this. Utsunomiya’s Hardcore veterans 万引チョコレイト (MANBIKI CHOCOLATE) strike again with 5 new incendiary thrashing Hardcore rippers… powerful, raging and totally catchy! If you’re new to this incredible band, they have been active since over 30 years starting the game with a legendary 8″ flexi disc (1990) and a couple of tapes now hardly sought after by the most diehard collectors, and later releasing a few CD’s and a discography LP collecting their recordings from 1990 to 2000.

Traditional Japanese Hardcore with all the best features of this style: furious vocals, fast ‘n’ tight drumming and memorable riffs and solos with a metallic imprint… This new studio session proves that they never let down and just get better with time!  LP with OBI strip and insert. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard flaming orange/red swirl vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200 copies

MILITARY SHADOW  “Violent reign” LP (F.O.A.D. 233)

The return of the Metal/Punk iron fist! 6 brand new tracks from one of the most promising revelations in the current day Japanese underground inferno, a merciless armageddon made of scorching riffage and solos, vitriolic vocals all grinded into a venomous encounter between ’80s Speed Metal and Japanese Hardcore. As we previously described them: “a vicious orgy of metallic Hardcore savagery exploding through incendiary riffs, epic GISM-flavored solos and rabid vocals. A must have for fans of GISM, ZOUO, THE SEXUAL, G.A.T.E.S. and PARASITE!”

One sided LP with insert and bonus postcard. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard cement grey marble vinyl (180 grams) with red silkscreen print on B-side limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) with red silkscreen print on B-side limited to 200 copies

HUMAN GAS – Official merch

Licensed by the band and officially printed by F.O.A.D. Records

Explosives” t-shirt
(2 colors, front/back print on black Fruit Of The Loom Valueweight t-shirts)

Super Violence Hardcore” t-shirt
(2 colors, front/back print on black Fruit Of The Loom Valueweight t-shirts)

Super Violence Hardcore” hooded sweatshirt
(2 colors, front/back/sleeve print on black Fruit Of The Loom Valueweight t-shirts)

SKRUIGNERS “Grazie di tutto” LP + “Finalmente vi odio davvero” LP and BLAXFEMA “Urla di dolore 1984-1986” LP out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!!

Posted in Blasfemia, Releases, Skruigners on May 22nd, 2021 by foadmaster

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Ci siamo! Le uscite di Maggio sono appena arrivate dalla fabbrica di vinili e siamo pronti a spedire. Come già anticipato, il trittico di questo mese consiste nelle due attesissime ristampe degli SKRUIGNERS, “Grazie di tutto” LP e “Finalmente vi odio davvero” LP e nella discografia completa dei BLAXFEMA, “Urla di dolore 1984-1986” LP+CD.   Le edizioni limitate a 100 copie dei due SKRUIGNERS sono andate esaurite in preordine, ne restano poche delle altre limitate a 200, rispettivamente in vinile trasparente fumé e splatter blu/bianco. Una parte dei preordini é già stata spedita, i restanti verranno inviati nell’arco della settimana entrante.  Ogni ordine viene aggiornato con numero di tracking ed eventuali note, per qualsiasi informazione o chiarimento siamo sempre a disposizione contattandoci via mail.

Ecco più dettagli su ogni uscita:

SKRUIGNERS “Grazie di tutto” LP (F.O.A.D. 222)

Per la prima volta in LP, un classico dell’Hardcore Italiano a cavallo tra gli anni Novanta e Duemila, 16 brani che hanno scritto la storia di una generazione! Formatisi nel 1996, gli SKRUIGNERS nell’arco di una carriera di 15 anni hanno saputo combinare l’adrenalina del miglior HC anni ’90 (su tutti la scuola torinese di primi Crunch, Belli-Cosi e Arturo) con un occhio di riguardo all’impronta Ottantiana di band come Declino, Impact, Crash Box e altri classici, evolvendola in uno stile personale – a tratti anche Punk Rock, e al passo con i tempi. “Grazie di tutto” é il loro secondo album, registrato nel 1999 e originariamente pubblicato da Tube Records solo in CD.  Questa ristampa su vinile a 180 grammi é stata curata nei minimi dettagli a partire dal suono ripreso dai master dell’epoca, alla veste grafica – con un libretto che include testi e foto dell’epoca.  Guarda il trailer QUI

Vinile trasparente fumé (180 grammi) limitato a 200 copie

SKRUIGNERS “Finalmente vi odio davvero” LP (F.O.A.D. 223)

Il terzo album per la prima volta in LP! 18 brani, il capolavoro che ha consacrato la loro carica Hardcore fatta di energia, sincerità, rabbia, e li ha affermati come uno dei gruppi HC nostrani più seguiti negli ultimi decenni. Evolvendo la linea dei lavori precedenti, la formula che amalgama il meglio dell’Hardcore a loro contemporaneo con la prima scuola anni ’80 (non per niente su questo disco é inclusa la cover di “Mortale Tristezza” dei Declino) – qui raggiunge un equilibrio perfetto che mantiene alte tensione e intensità dall’inizio alla fine. Ogni traccia su questo disco é il ricordo di locali e centri sociali pieni all’inverosimile con masse di punk in coro e grovigli umani sopra e sotto il palco. Questa ristampa su vinile a 180 grammi é stata curata nei minimi dettagli a partire dal suono ripreso dai master dell’epoca, alla veste grafica – con un libretto che include testi e foto dell’epoca.  Guarda il trailer QUI

Vinile marmorizzato bianco/blu (180 grammi) limitato a 200 copie

BLAXFEMA “Urla di dolore 1984-1986” LP+CD  (F.O.A.D. 229)

Un’altra imperdibile pietra miliare direttamente dagli anni di piombo dell’Hardcore Italiano… Formatisi a Pavia alla fine del 1984 sulle ceneri dei WRONG BOYS (anche loro recentemente ristampati su F.O.A.D. Records), i BLAXFEMA hanno continuato sulla stessa strada dedicandosi a un Hardcore veloce, rabbioso e altamente politicizzato, molto in linea con la loro assidua militanza a concerti e manifestazioni del Virus di Milano. Questa discografia completa include il loro Demotape “Menes” (1985), un piccolo classico tra i collezionisti e tape traders dell’epoca, più una session live/rehearsal registrata dal mixer, ad oggi completamente inedita, con un suono e una carica che li propone al massimo della forma, con qualche inedito e anche cover di Minor Threat e Black Flag!

24 BRANI di Hardcore sincero, incontaminato e con la stessa energia di classici come INFEZIONE, DECLINO e IMPACT. Stampato su vinile a 180 grammi, contiene un inserto fotografico a colori e un libretto stile fanzine con dentro una biografia scritta dal cantante Fabio, volantini, scansioni dei nastri originali, comunicati e manifesti rari (anche relativi al Virus) e molto altro ancora!  Guarda il trailer QUI

Disponibile in due versioni:

Edizione diehard in vinile bronzo (180 grammi) limitata a 100 copie

Vinile nero (180 grammi) limitato a 200 copie


Here we are, our May releases have just been delivered by the pressing plant and we are ready to ship.  As already announced, this month is all dedicated to Italian Hardcore with two LP’s by SKRUIGNERS, respectively “Grazie di tutto” (1999) and “Finalmente vi odio davvero” (2001) both appearing for the very first time on vinyl, plus the total discography of BLAXFEMA, a raging HC unit from the mid ’80s formed by members of Wrong Boys. The most limited versions of the two SKRUIGNERS records are already sold out on preorder, we’ve still got a few of those ltd. to 200 (splatter blue/white and smokey clear) so hurry up if you want to catch them before they’re gone forever.  Part of the orders have been sent already, the remaining ones will be all shipped in the incoming week.

SKRUIGNERS “Grazie di tutto” LP (F.O.A.D. 222)

An unmatched 90’s Italian Hardcore classic for the first time on vinyl!  Formed in 1996 not far from Milano, SKRUIGNERS have somehow slipped under the radar not being much recognized by the international HC community, although at the same time in Italy through their 15-year career they have always packed all kind of venues and squats with hundreds of punks stagediving and singing along each of their anthems word by word. Their style takes the renewed adrenalinic approach of the best contemporary HC of their time (above Torino’s bands like early Crunch, Belli-Cosi and Arturo) also paying attention to the ’80s school of pioneering legends like Declino, Impact, Crash Box etc.. evolving it with a personal touch – at times spiced up with a Punk Rock vibe, yet keeping it always fast, young and rageful.  “Grazie di tutto” is their second full length, recorded in 1999 and originally published on CD only by Tube Records. Here you get it for the first time on LP (180 grams), specially mastered for vinyl for the most powerful sonic impact, coming with a booklet that includes lyrics and photos of that time. Watch the trailer HERE

Smokey clear vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200

SKRUIGNERS “Finalmente vi odio davvero” LP (F.O.A.D. 223)

The band’s iconic third full length for the first time on vinyl!  18 songs of rapid, no frills Italian Hardcore – the album that consolidated their style based on energy, sincerity, rage, and estabilished them as one of the Italian HC acts with the largest fanbase in their country. Evolving the formula adopted on previous works, “Finalmente vi odio davvero” (2001) combines the best of ’90s Hardcore (think of early Crunch and Arturo) with the roots coming from furious Italian HC pioneers (as a matter of fact here you’ll also find a cover of DECLINO‘s “Mortale tristezza“).  Even if they never reached the deserved recognition abroad, each track on this record is a memory of completely sold out venues and bloody pits of punks stagediving and singin’ along.  Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, specially mastered for the most powerful sonic impact, including a booklet with lyrics and photos of that time.  Watch the trailer HERE

Marble blue/white vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200

BLAXFEMA “Urla di dolore 1984-1986” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 229)

Another incredible Italian Hardcore gem from the “furious years” not to be missed… Founded in fall 1984 on the ashes of WRONG BOYS (that have also been reissued on F.O.A.D. recently), BLAXFEMA continued along the same path delivering fast, angry and political Hardcore. This complete discography includes their classic “Menes” Demotape 1985 straight from the reels and a never-heard-before soundboard live/rehearsal that shows them at the top of their game!!  24 TRACKS of sincere, crucial Hardcore recommended if you also like INFEZIONE, DECLINO, IMPACT and early European thrashing HC in general.  Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, comes with a full colored photo insert and a fanzine styled booklet with liner notes, rare flyers, scans of the original tapes, Virus related press pages, extra artworks and a lot more!! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard bronze vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200 copies

SKRUIGNERS “Grazie di tutto” LP + “Finalmente vi odio davvero” LP and BLAXFEMA “Urla di dolore 1984-1986” LP: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Blaxfema, Pre Orders, Releases, Skruigners on May 11th, 2021 by foadmaster

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Questo mese su F.O.A.D. Records torniamo a dedicarci all’Hardcore Italiano con le attesissime ristampe in vinile di due album degli SKRUIGNERS, “Grazie di tutto” e “Finalmente vi odio davvero“, e la raccolta antologica dei BLAXFEMA di Pavia, “Urla di dolore 1984-1986” LP+CD, che riporta alla luce il loro demo “Menes” con l’aggiunta di materiale inedito 1985-86. I preordini sono attivi da adesso sul nostro negozio online scareystore.com  A seguito informazioni più dettagliate su queste 3 uscite e i link per preordinare ogni versione. La data di uscita é stata fissata sul 22 Maggio, le spedizioni partiranno subito dopo e verranno evase il più rapidamente possibile. Non si accettano preordini esterni al sito per evitare confusione sulle quantità disponibili.

SKRUIGNERS “Grazie di tutto” LP (F.O.A.D. 222)

Per la prima volta in LP, un classico dell’Hardcore Italiano a cavallo tra gli anni Novanta e Duemila, 16 brani che hanno scritto la storia di una generazione! Formatisi nel 1996, gli SKRUIGNERS nell’arco di una carriera di 15 anni hanno saputo combinare l’adrenalina del miglior HC anni ’90 (su tutti la scuola torinese di primi Crunch, Belli-Cosi e Arturo) con un occhio di riguardo all’impronta Ottantiana di band come Declino, Impact, Crash Box e altri classici, evolvendola in uno stile personale – a tratti anche Punk Rock, e al passo con i tempi. “Grazie di tutto” é il loro secondo album, registrato nel 1999 e originariamente pubblicato da Tube Records solo in CD.  Questa ristampa su vinile a 180 grammi é stata curata nei minimi dettagli a partire dal suono ripreso dai master dell’epoca, alla veste grafica – con un libretto che include testi e foto dell’epoca.  Guarda il trailer QUI

Disponibile in due versioni:

Vinile trasparente fumé (180 grammi) limitato a 200 copie

Vinile grigio marmorizzato (180 grammi) limitato a 100 copie

SKRUIGNERS “Finalmente vi odio davvero” LP (F.O.A.D. 223)

Il terzo album per la prima volta in LP! 18 brani, il capolavoro che ha consacrato la loro carica Hardcore fatta di energia, sincerità, rabbia, e li ha affermati come uno dei gruppi HC nostrani più seguiti negli ultimi decenni. Evolvendo la linea dei lavori precedenti, la formula che amalgama il meglio dell’Hardcore a loro contemporaneo con la prima scuola anni ’80 (non per niente su questo disco é inclusa la cover di “Mortale Tristezza” dei Declino) – qui raggiunge un equilibrio perfetto che mantiene alte tensione e intensità dall’inizio alla fine. Ogni traccia su questo disco é il ricordo di locali e centri sociali pieni all’inverosimile con masse di punk in coro e grovigli umani sopra e sotto il palco. Questa ristampa su vinile a 180 grammi é stata curata nei minimi dettagli a partire dal suono ripreso dai master dell’epoca, alla veste grafica – con un libretto che include testi e foto dell’epoca.  Guarda il trailer QUI

Disponibile in due versioni:

Vinile marmorizzato bianco/blu (180 grammi) limitato a 200 copie

Vinile azzurro (180 grammi) limitato a 100 copie

BLAXFEMA “Urla di dolore 1984-1986” LP+CD  (F.O.A.D. 229)

Un’altra imperdibile pietra miliare direttamente dagli anni di piombo dell’Hardcore Italiano… Formatisi a Pavia alla fine del 1984 sulle ceneri dei WRONG BOYS (anche loro recentemente ristampati su F.O.A.D. Records), i BLAXFEMA hanno continuato sulla stessa strada dedicandosi a un Hardcore veloce, rabbioso e altamente politicizzato, molto in linea con la loro assidua militanza a concerti e manifestazioni del Virus di Milano. Questa discografia completa include il loro Demotape “Menes” (1985), un piccolo classico tra i collezionisti e tape traders dell’epoca, più una session live/rehearsal registrata dal mixer, ad oggi completamente inedita, con un suono e una carica che li propone al massimo della forma, con qualche inedito e anche cover di Minor Threat e Black Flag!

24 BRANI di Hardcore sincero, incontaminato e con la stessa energia di classici come INFEZIONE, DECLINO e IMPACT. Stampato su vinile a 180 grammi, contiene un inserto fotografico a colori e un libretto stile fanzine con dentro una biografia scritta dal cantante Fabio, volantini, scansioni dei nastri originali, comunicati e manifesti rari (anche relativi al Virus) e molto altro ancora!  Guarda il trailer QUI

Disponibile in due versioni:

Edizione diehard in vinile bronzo (180 grammi) limitata a 100 copie

Vinile nero (180 grammi) limitato a 200 copie


This month on F.O.A.D. Records is all dedicated to Italian Hardcore, with the longly awaited LP reissues of two classic albums by the SKRUIGNERS: “Grazie di tutto” and “Finalmente vi odio davvero“, both never pressed on vinyl up to now, and the complete discography of a pioneering 80’s brigade: BLAXFEMAUrla di dolore 1984-1986” LP+CD, that gives the deserved quality treatment to their cult Demotape “Menes” and adds a completely unreleased soundboard session ’85-86 with never-heard-before tracks and covers of Minor Threat and Black Flag.  More details in the descripitions below. The official release date for these 3 is set for May 22, as usual – act fast for the most limited versions!

SKRUIGNERS “Grazie di tutto” LP (F.O.A.D. 222)

An unmatched 90’s Italian Hardcore classic for the first time on vinyl!  Formed in 1996 not far from Milano, SKRUIGNERS have somehow slipped under the radar not being much recognized by the international HC community, although at the same time in Italy through their 15-year career they have always packed all kind of venues and squats with hundreds of punks stagediving and singing along each of their anthems word by word. Their style takes the renewed adrenalinic approach of the best contemporary HC of their time (above Torino’s bands like early Crunch, Belli-Cosi and Arturo) also paying attention to the ’80s school of pioneering legends like Declino, Impact, Crash Box etc.. evolving it with a personal touch – at times spiced up with a Punk Rock vibe, yet keeping it always fast, young and rageful.  “Grazie di tutto” is their second full length, recorded in 1999 and originally published on CD only by Tube Records. Here you get it for the first time on LP (180 grams), specially mastered for vinyl for the most powerful sonic impact, coming with a booklet that includes lyrics and photos of that time. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Smokey clear vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200

Marble grey vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100

SKRUIGNERS “Finalmente vi odio davvero” LP (F.O.A.D. 223)

The band’s iconic third full length for the first time on vinyl!  18 songs of rapid, no frills Italian Hardcore – the album that consolidated their style based on energy, sincerity, rage, and estabilished them as one of the Italian HC acts with the largest fanbase in their country. Evolving the formula adopted on previous works, “Finalmente vi odio davvero” (2001) combines the best of ’90s Hardcore (think of early Crunch and Arturo) with the roots coming from furious Italian HC pioneers (as a matter of fact here you’ll also find a cover of DECLINO‘s “Mortale tristezza“).  Even if they never reached the deserved recognition abroad, each track on this record is a memory of completely sold out venues and bloody pits of punks stagediving and singin’ along.  Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, specially mastered for the most powerful sonic impact, including a booklet with lyrics and photos of that time.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Marble blue/white vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200

Light blue vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100

BLAXFEMA “Urla di dolore 1984-1986” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 229)

Another incredible Italian Hardcore gem from the “furious years” not to be missed… Founded in fall 1984 on the ashes of WRONG BOYS (that have also been reissued on F.O.A.D. recently), BLAXFEMA continued along the same path delivering fast, angry and political Hardcore. This complete discography includes their classic “Menes” Demotape 1985 straight from the reels and a never-heard-before soundboard live/rehearsal that shows them at the top of their game!!  24 TRACKS of sincere, crucial Hardcore recommended if you also like INFEZIONE, DECLINO, IMPACT and early European thrashing HC in general.  Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, comes with a full colored photo insert and a fanzine styled booklet with liner notes, rare flyers, scans of the original tapes, Virus related press pages, extra artworks and a lot more!! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard bronze vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200 copies

“THE LEGEND OF KANSAI HARDCORE” Book and THE UNDESIRABLES “s/t” LP out now, SWINDLE BITCH LP and THE RUSTLER 2xLP sold out on preorder!!

Posted in Kansai HC book, Rustler, Swindle Bitch, The Undesirables on April 23rd, 2021 by foadmaster

It’s not uncommon that a string of F.O.A.D. releases gets sold out on preorder and this month, once again, a good part of what we had announced has been wiped out in few days! It’s the case of THE RUSTLER1988-1994” 2xLP, SWINDLE BITCHLonely wolf like a storm 1993-1995” LP as well as the ltd. edition of “The legend of Kansai Hardcore” Book with ZOUO / RAPES split flexi disc. As always, thanks to all of you for supporting our efforts and showing interest on these releases, it gives us the right energy to keep on working hard and bring to light more gems of this kind. This said, we’re happy to announce that “THE LEGEND OF KANSAI HARDCORE” Book (of which we still have plenty of copies of the regular version) and THE UNDESIRABLESs/t” LP are both out now on F.O.A.D. Records!!  As you can guess, the amount of orders that we have to cope with is of titanic proportions, we have already started to ship a first batch and we’re expecting to finish all the rest within a week or two. Please be patient and for any questions feel free to contact us. Beware that there aren’t many copies left even of the limited swirl vinyl version of THE UNDESIRABLESs/t” LP, act quickly if you don’t want to miss it.

More in detail:

THE LEGEND OF KANSAI HARDCORE – Book (F.O.A.D. 230)

Kansai” is a region in Japan that lies in the southern-central territory of Japan’s main island Honshū and includes the prefectures of Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo and Shiga. The metropolitan area of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto is the second-most populated in Japan after the Greater Tokyo Area. This book, previously published only in Japanese and now finally translated into English, is incredible journey through the depths of the Kansai Hardcore hell run by none other than Ishiya of DEATH SIDE and FORWARD fame. Teaming up with him in the interviews is Shintani from RAPES, whose career stretches from the early days of the Punk/Metal scene to the present. Packed with interviews, tons of interesting anecdotes and spiced up with rare pictures, this is the definitive work about that legendary scene, a true-to-the-bone, authentic Hardcore report… Bands included: ZOUO, S.O.B., OUTO, RAPES, WARHEAD, NIGHTMARE, MOBS, Charmy & Pon (LAUGHIN’ NOSE, NASHI) and more! Expanded version with an extra chapter all dedicated to the many Japanese Hardcore / Punk / Metal releases on F.O.A.D. Records with artwork and info. All written in English! 172 pages, full color. Watch the trailer HERE

Regular soft cover edition

THE UNDESIRABLES “s/t” LP (F.O.A.D. 231)

Varukers and Discharge main-men go head to head!!“. Pounding, metallic Dis-charged Hardcore delivered by two timeless giants that wrote the history of British Punk: TEZZ (Discharge, Broken Bones, Battalion Of Saints and more) & RAT (Varukers, Discharge, The Vile and more)!! And of course you get the best elements from the 40+ years experience of these two iconic characters: taking the Punk Rock blue print ingrained in their souls and adding a touch of the thrashing vibe that has always distinguished Tezz’s song-writing and the perfect Metal / Punk crossovering of Broken Bones, the 4 brand new studio anthems included here are ready to hit your teeth like a pickaxe! One sided LP (180 grams) with silk screened art on B-side. Includes insert. Watch the trailer HERE

Diehard edition on swirl green blended with grey vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl version (180 grams) limited to 200 copies

THE LEGEND OF KANSAI HARDCORE – Book, THE RUSTLER “1988-1994” 2xLP, SWINDLE BITCH “Lonely wolf like a storm – 1993-1995” LP, THE UNDESIRABLES “s/t” LP… preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Kansai HC book, Pre Orders, Releases, Rustler, Swindle Bitch, The Undesirables on April 12th, 2021 by foadmaster

This is a very special month for F.O.A.D. Records, because the main release that we are going to present is a book, a kind of item that isn’t that frequent in the line of releases of a record label… Years ago we published “Dritti contro un muro” – the definitive book on the history of Italian Hardcore/Punk in the ’80s, now we’re back on a similar experiment… What we are going to introduce now is a book documenting the history of Hardcore in a specific area of Japan, the Kansai region. The development of this project required enormous efforts and above all in many cases it meant finding ourselves slammed doors in our face by many people we asked for help in translating. But at the end, due to a really lucky situation, our paths crossed with an old friend who has lived in Tokyo for a long time, married to a Japanese girl, and from him the input and the opportunity to complete this project was reborn! Finally we are happy to announce that the English version of “THE LEGEND OF KANSAI HARDCORE” is ready!! Written by Ishiya of DEATH SIDE and FORWARD in collaboration with Shintani of RAPES, this book is a unique report about the scene that gave birth to legendary bands such as ZOUO, S.O.B., OUTO, RAPES, WARHEAD, NIGHTMARE, MOBS and many more. The book is packed with interviews, rare photos (in stunning quality, full coloured) and at the end you’ll find an extra section all dedicated to the many Japanese Hardcore / Punk / Metal releases on F.O.A.D. Records. And to make it even more outstanding, we have prepared a limited hard-bound cover version with an incredible bonus: a ZOUO / RAPES split flexi disc with unreleased recordings of both bands… ZOUO’s rare track “731” is not appearing on the recent “Agony remains” discography on Relapse!

In conjunction with this, it made sense to release more themed material, so we picked two Japanese bands that we had in our pipeline for some time, both are classic ’80s-’90s Shizuoka Hardcore ragers and both feature a Japanese legend in HC drumming: Akiyama. We’re talking about The RUSTLER and SWINDLE BITCH, of which we’re glad to present total discographies for the first time on vinyl. And to complete another deadly race of F.O.A.D. releases that will hardly be forgotten, we’re moving to the UK to introduce The UNDESIRABLES, a new Hardcore beast seeing the joint venture of two iconic characters that wrote the history of British Punk: TEZZ (Discharge, Broken Bones, Battalion Of Saints and more) & RAT (Varukers, Discharge, The Vile and more)!! So to sum it all up: “THE LEGEND OF KANSAI HARDCORE” – Book (diehard edition with ZOUO / RAPES flexi disc!!), THE RUSTLER1988-1994” gatefold 2xLP, SWINDLE BITCHLonely wolf like a storm – Complete Swindle Bitch 1993-1995” LP and THE UNDESIRABLES “s/t” LP on F.O.A.D. Records are all available on preorder. It goes without saying that the limited versions of these releases will not last long, as we’ve already got hundreds of requests, so we strongly advise you to act fast if you want to secure them to your collection!  Planned release date: April 22, 2021!

THE LEGEND OF KANSAI HARDCORE – Book (F.O.A.D. 230)

“Kansai” is a region in Japan that lies in the southern-central territory of Japan’s main island Honshū and includes the prefectures of Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo and Shiga. The metropolitan area of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto is the second-most populated in Japan after the Greater Tokyo Area. This book, previously published only in Japanese and now finally translated into English, is incredible journey through the depths of the Kansai Hardcore hell run by none other than Ishiya of DEATH SIDE and FORWARD fame. Teaming up with him in the interviews is Shintani from RAPES, whose career stretches from the early days of the Punk/Metal scene to the present. Packed with interviews, tons of interesting anecdotes and spiced up with rare pictures, this is the definitive work about that legendary scene, a true-to-the-bone, authentic Hardcore report… Bands included: ZOUO, S.O.B., OUTO, RAPES, WARHEAD, NIGHTMARE, MOBS, Charmy & Pon (LAUGHIN’ NOSE, NASHI) and more! Expanded version with an extra chapter all dedicated to the many Japanese Hardcore/Punk/Metal releases on F.O.A.D. Records with artwork and info. All written in English! 172 pages, full color.  Watch the trailer HERE

Diehard edition with hard bound cover and ZOUO / RAPES split flexi disc (red) limited to 250 copies

Regular soft cover edition

The RUSTLER “1988-1994” gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 225)

Another Japanese Hardcore gem on F.O.A.D. Records! Ultrafast, raging, powerful – three words to describe the overall feeling that we get approaching to any of the legendary names spawned by the Shizuoka HC scene. And with no doubt, The RUSTLER were one of the best representatives from there. Here you get their complete discography 1988-1994 consisting of their debut flexi disc, split 7″s with So What and Swindle Bitch, songs from “Shizuoka City Hardcore” and “Who’s chained up to the dogs of outrage!!” compilations and additional rare tracks never released on vinyl until now. 34 songs of uncompromised anger and speed, featuring Akiyama on drums (also in SWINDLE BITCH, ZAMZA, FORWARD and many more). This anthology shows the band’s progression from the early proto-blasting thrash assault of their s/t 10 song flexi disc, not far from the style of Deadless Muss (in their second phase) and early S.O.B., to a more traditional Japanese Hardcore approach. Double LP with gatefold jacket, OBI strip and 20 page booklet including a wide selection of rare photos, gig flyers and scans of the original releases. Watch the trailer HERE

Diehard splatter blue and white vinyl limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 350 copies

SWINDLE BITCH “Lonely wolf like a storm – Complete swindle bitch 1993-1995” LP  (F.O.A.D. 226)

Shizuoka City thrashin’ Hardcore explosion!!  Complete discography of this fast and raging brigade combining the 80’s/early ’90s tradition of the many legendary acts from their area with a solid thrash backbone and a touch of Burning Spirits Hardcore, enhanced by scorching guitar hooks and the throaty vocals of their frontman aptly named “Gorilla man”!  Featuring Akiyama on drums (also in The RUSTLER, ZAMZA, FORWARD and many more).  24 tracks including their demos, the split 7″ with The Rustler, compilation tracks, live and more.  Sourced from ultra-rare tapes and remastered for the best sounding impact on vinyl! LP with OBI strip and 16 page booklet with a lot of band photos, flyers, original artwork scans etc..  Watch the trailer HERE

Diehard smokey orange transparent vinyl (180 grams) limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) limited to 350 copies

THE UNDESIRABLES “s/t” LP (F.O.A.D. 231)

Varukers and Discharge main-men go head to head!!“. Pounding, metallic Dis-charged Hardcore delivered by two timeless giants that wrote the history of British Punk: TEZZ (Discharge, Broken Bones, Battalion Of Saints and more) & RAT (Varukers, Discharge, The Vile and more)!! And of course you get the best elements from the 40+ years experience of these two iconic characters: taking the Punk Rock blue print ingrained in their souls and adding a touch of the thrashing vibe that has always distinguished Tezz’s song-writing and the perfect Metal/Punk crossovering of Broken Bones, the 4 brand new studio anthems included here are ready to hit your teeth like a pickaxe! One sided LP (180 grams) with silk screened art on B-side. Includes insert. Watch the trailer HERE

Diehard edition on swirl green blended with grey vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl version (180 grams) limited to 200 copies

BRIGADA DO ÓDIO “S/T discography” LP, NUCTEMERON “Posers mutilation 1989-1991” LP / CD, INDUSTRIAL SUICIDE “1989-2019” LP and SICK SINUS SYNDROME “Rotten to the core” LP : out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!

Posted in Brigada Do Odio, Industrial Suicide, Nuctemeron, Releases, Sick Sinus Syndrome on March 22nd, 2021 by foadmaster

Spring at F.O.A.D. Records kicks off with 4 x highly anticipated grindcrushers that are ready to erase your remaning neurons!!  As previously announced, this month we have two Brazilian Noise/Grind rippers (BRIGADA DO ÓDIO and NUCTEMERON), a pioneering Crust/Grind unit from Greece (INDUSTRIAL SUICIDE) and a brand new revelation of the Czech Pathological Grind scene (SICK SINUS SYNDROME)..   So, to cut it short: BRIGADA DO ÓDIOS/T discography” LP, NUCTEMERONPosers mutilation 1989-1991” LP / CD, INDUSTRIAL SUICIDE1989-2019” LP and SICK SINUS SYNDROMERotten to the core” LP are all out now on F.O.A.D. Records. Most of your preorders have been already shipped, the last to go are those that were including the CD version of NUCTEMERON, that has been delivered from the pressing plant just today. We’ll try to be as fast as possible to send the remaining ones. The blue/grey swirl vinyl diehard edition of Industrial Suicide is already sold out and there’s only a handful left of the colored vinyl versions of the other 3 (Brigada Do Odio down to the less than 20) so act now if you don’t want to miss them. Stay tuned because we’ve got 4 more groundbreaking surprises coming out in April, and we’ll start to reveal them very soon!

As for now, here’s some extra details about this month’s releases:

BRIGADA DO ÓDIO “S/T discography” LP (F.O.A.D. 224)

NOISECORE FROM 1984!!!!!!! The longly awaited full discography by these pioneering Noisecore Punks from Brazil, among the earliest and most annihilating sonic terrorists of the ’80s! These maniacs were responsible for a crazily fast Chaos-Thrash long before the British explosion of Grindcore or the arrival of bands like AxCx, Sore Throat and the likes, and they were equally extreme and out of control… the blasting tornado on their split with OLHO SECO from 1985 was way ahead of their time in terms of outrageous speed and ear-splitting distortion. This exhaustive discography LP includes the following: Split LP with OLHO SECO (both versions. 1985), INFRATORES (pre-BRIGADA DO ÓDIO! 1984), s/t EP (2002) and “Diáspora” EP (2006, for the first time on vinyl!). 50 TRACKS!!

Comes with a booklet with rare photos, original artworks and biographical notes written by the band. Co-released with Insane Noise Distro from Brazil. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard edition on swirl army green/grey vinyl (180 grams) limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) limited to 250 copies.

 

 

NUCTEMERON “Posers mutilation 1989-1991” LP/CD  (F.O.A.D. 216)

After years in the making it’s time to unleash “The Complete And Official Nuctemeron’s Discography 1989-1991“!! Grinding, deranged Death/Noise terror from the sickest Brazilian necro-underground… of the same ferocious breed that spawned sonic aberrations such as Necrobutcher, Hell Noise, Exterminio Brutal, Dissector, Trucidator, Necrofago and loads more. Brutal, primitive blackened Noise/Grind performed with cannibalistic roughness. This anthology compiles the following:

– “Industrial Pollution” Demo (1990)

– 3 different rehearsal tapes (1989-1991)

– “Last Massacre” live in Santa Maria (1991)

51 tracks of cacophonous aural butchery!! Comes with 16 page booklet full of rare photos, original demos’ scans and more.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in three different versions:

Diehard edition on industrially polluted green vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200 copies.

CD (jewel case) with 16 page booklet

 

 

INDUSTRIAL SUICIDE “1989-2019” LP (F.O.A.D. 217)

The first ever vinyl discography of these Greek filthy Crustcore veterans! Founded by members of Sound Pollution and Sadistic Noise, INDUSTRIAL SUICIDE were clearly inspired by the late ’80s Manic Ears/Peaceville generation that took the school of Discharge, Amebix and Antisect to a new stage of stenching heaviness, at times pushing the pedal to Grind-Punk speed, keeping a line of continuity with the extremity of their predecessors, the legendary Sound Pollution. This collection includes their Demo 1989, Rehearsal 1989, unreleased tracks 1990 and bonus sessions recorded from 2017 to 2019 (including a song with Bri/Doom on guitar and an Antisect cover).

Old styled Crust/HC detonation for fans of Doom, Sore Throat, Deviated Instinct, Mortal Terror. LP including a fanzine styled booklet with photos, flyers, original demos’ scans and liner notes!  Watch the trailer HERE

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200 copies.

 

 

SICK SINUS SYNDROME “Rotten to the core” LP (F.O.A.D. 236)

Flesh-ripping, old school Pathological Grindcore starring three heavyweights of the Czech Gore/Grind scene: Bilos (Malignant Tumour), Jürgen (Ahumado Granujo, Ingrowing) and Hary (Pathologist).  These forensic maniacs deliver what they’re highly specialized in: 24 songs in 27 minutes taking the best of early Carcass, Xysma, Regurgitate, Dead Infection to a new level of sickness and intensity! A festering throwback to the golden late ’80s to early ’90s era when the milestones of this genre where setting new shocking standards in extreme music.

All this channelled through a very well conceived analog production that embodies the real soul of the original PathoGrind, chaining you to the walls of an anatomy room!  LP with printed inner sleeve and two sided A2 poster.  Get ready to drown in a swarming of putrid bacterias!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard edition on putrified swirl vinyl (180 grams) limited to 100 copies, ranging from rotting pus green to decomposed flesh brown/orange

Solid black vinyl (180 grams) limited to 200 copies