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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)

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks” 2xLP and MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP are out now, INZEST “Violence not words” and CHINPIRA “Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” sold out on preorder!!

Posted in Chinpira, Inzest, Messiah Death, Military Shadow on June 29th, 2020 by foadmaster

It’s not our style to get to the out-now date of new releases having not yet shipped the preorders, unfortunately in this case we even had to postpone the date of 1 week, due to a series of delays and negligence from the pressing plant… Finally, we have received the last parts missing today (June 29) so from now we’ll start to send everything as quickly as possible. We apologize for this unexpected situation but things went totally out of our control and thank you all for the many preorders and for waiting a bit more than usual. As you can read from the title, 2 out of 4 releases (Inzest and Chinpira) got sold out on preorder, so from today MESSIAH DEATHInvocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold and MILITARY SHADOWBlood for freedom” LP are officially available and ready to ship. We still have a handful of limited colored vinyl copies of each, so if you haven’t yet secured them to your collection this is the last chance to do it! What to add? Stay tuned and keep an eye on our sites because we decided to tighten the times a bit to catch up with our release schedule, so from next week we’ll start to reveal new F.O.A.D. sonic crimes coming up next!

More in detail about Messiah Death and Military Shadow:

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold

Complete discography of these grim and aggressive Japanese Death Metal lunatics! Formed in Tokyo in 1987 on the ashes of Criminal Christ, MESSIAH DEATH stand among the earliest acts to raise the unholy flag of Death Metal in their country along with a handful of bands such as Crucifixion, Beleth, Vexation… considering that Necrophile and Transgressor started a bit later. Their style was originally inspired by classics like Possessed, Death, Slayer but gradually escalated to a much rawer and aggressive Death-thrashing onslaught with echoes of bands like Massacre (US), Morbid Angel, Nihilist combined to influences from the South American school of Mutilator, early Sepultura, Vulcano and so on. This double LP includes the band’s most complete discography to date, with even more tracks than the now hard to find CD collection released in 2013.
Contents:

– “Gore of the crucifix” Demo (1987)

– “Immortal kingdom” Demo (1988)

– “Invocated unholy souls” Demo (1989)

– “Live at Explosion Rock House, Tokyo” (1988)

– BONUS out takes and unreleased versions.

Audio restored from the original band’s sources and specially mastered for vinyl. Gatefold sleeve and MASSIVE full colored booklet including a wide selection of photos, memorabilia, original art, historical notes and lyrics!! Intense, flesh-ripping old school Death Metal at the rawest form! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard beer yellow vinyl with blood-red splattering ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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– MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP

Total Metal/Punk armageddon from this current-day Japanese terrorsquad! Their 2nd full length album for the first time on vinyl. Get ready for 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, DEAD ARMYS, THE SEXUAL and PARASITE!

Their debut CD “Metal Punk Ironfist” was undoubtedly a good surprise, but when we first played “Blood for freedom” we had no exitation in asking them if we could put it out on vinyl, it absolutely shreds! Comes with OBI strip and insert including lyrics and band photos. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard transparent red vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks” 2xLP gatefold, INZEST “Violence not words” LP, CHINPIRA “Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP and MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP: preorders start NOW!!

Posted in Chinpira, Inzest, Messiah Death, Military Shadow, Pre Orders, Releases on June 9th, 2020 by foadmaster

…and then another F.O.A.D. month with 4 x brain-melting Japanese Hardcore/Metal releases! Does this need an introduction? Those of you who have been following us in the last 5-6 years have certainly noticed that it’s almost a tradition for F.O.A.D. – once in a while – to dedicate a whole string of monthly outputs to one of the underground areas that has inspired and amazed us most through the years: JAPAN. It would take long to list them all, anyway so far we’ve consecrated to the noble vinyl format bands like NAPALM, SYSTEMATIC DEATH, TOXIC NOISE, SODOM, The GEROGERIGEGEGE, MUSTANG, GESS, HEDO, ROCKY & THE SWEDEN, Q.O.P., MAD CONFLUX, JUNTESS, SLIP HEAD BUTT, EIEFITS, VULGARITY KIDS, JANKY, 惡AI意 and more!

So once again we’re back to drive you through the darkest meanders of a land that continues to prove to be an inexhaustible source of hidden treasures to be discovered and enjoyed… stealing a sentence from a GISM tshirt design: “To hardcore collectors seeking the unusual“! The criminal 4 chosen for this month are the pioneering Tokyo Death Metal horde MESSIAH DEATH finally getting their full discography out on a deluxe double LP set, Osaka’s high speed Thrash/Hardcore maniacs INZEST with an official reissue of their legendary EP with bonus demo tracks, Sapporo City Hardcore veterans  鎮非羅 (Chinpira) seeing their 3 killer demos finally pressed on vinyl and then… if you thought that F.O.A.D. is all centered on reissueing antiquities buried in the past, you’re wrong – as we always keep an eye open on new interesting revelations from the current scene, and this is the case of the Metal/Punk brigade MILITARY SHADOW of which we’re honored to deliver you the deserved vinyl version of their fantastic new full length “Blood for freedom“.

So to cut short, here we are: MESSIAH DEATHInvocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold, INZESTViolence not words” LP, 鎮非羅 (Chinpira)Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP and MILITARY SHADOWBlood for freedom” LP are all up for preorders and you’ve heard this from us dozens of times:  you need to be seriously fast if you want to catch the limited colored vinyl versions, they are expected to get sold out very quick!

More in detail about each release:

MESSIAH DEATH “Invocated unholy tracks: the most complete collection of Messiah Death” 2xLP gatefold

Complete discography of these grim and aggressive Japanese Death Metal lunatics! Formed in Tokyo in 1987 on the ashes of Criminal Christ, MESSIAH DEATH stand among the earliest acts to raise the unholy flag of Death Metal in their country along with a handful of bands such as Crucifixion, Beleth, Vexation… considering that Necrophile and Transgressor started a bit later. Their style was originally inspired by classics like Possessed, Death, Slayer but gradually escalated to a much rawer and aggressive Death-thrashing onslaught with echoes of bands like Massacre (US), Morbid Angel, Nihilist combined to influences from the South American school of Mutilator, early Sepultura, Vulcano and so on. This double LP includes the band’s most complete discography to date, with even more tracks than the now hard to find CD collection released in 2013.
Contents:

– “Gore of the crucifix” Demo (1987)

– “Immortal kingdom” Demo (1988)

– “Invocated unholy souls” Demo (1989)

– “Live at Explosion Rock House, Tokyo” (1988)

– BONUS out takes and unreleased versions.

Audio restored from the original band’s sources and specially mastered for vinyl. Gatefold sleeve and MASSIVE full colored booklet including a wide selection of photos, memorabilia, original art, historical notes and lyrics!! Intense, flesh-ripping old school Death Metal at the rawest form! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard beer yellow vinyl with blood-red splattering ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 350 copies

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– INZEST “Violence not words” LP

Osaka Thrash-core inferno!! Official reissue of their cult flexi disc “Another religion another violence” (1987) + rare “Motive of genocide” Demotape (1988). These shortly lived skullcrushers were responsible for some of the fastest and most furious Japanese Hardcore blended with mad thrashing riffs and vitriolic screams. If you’re possessed by the abuse of speed and aggression of bands like S.O.B., Outo, Gudon, Brain Death, Googolplex, Systematic Death etc… you can’t go wrong with this, just put this record up and you’ll be smashed by a bloodshed of manic fast ferocity!

One sided LP with silk-screened art on the back, OBI strip and insert with never seen before photos + scans from the EP and demotape. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl pale-blue vinyl ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

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– 鎮非羅 (Chinpira)  “Rebel Noise Hardcore Punk” LP

Sapporo City Hardcore!  Complete discography (1996-1998) collecting their 3 demotapes.. 18 songs! An adrenalinic aggression of traditional Japanese Hardcore fury delivered by local heroes of the SCxHC scene that also played in bands like F.U.P., SHOT GUN, WARSAW, BARRICADE, SLANG and more! If the 80’s are considered by many as the best decade for Punk and Hardcore, it’s a fact that Japan had an equally vital and intense movement in the 90s too, with an endless list of iconic bands and releases. And this is exactly what you’ll notice on this Chinpira discography, there are no weak parts from start to finish, it’s all there… caustic shouts alternated with gang vocals, blazing solos enhancing a solid guitar work at times leaning towards metallic territories and a pummelling rhitmyc section.

If you’re into bands like Nightmare, Death Side, Warhead, Crude and early Slang you’ll find a hidden gem here! And to go hand in hand with the greatness of the audio contents, this LP is enriched by a stunning packaging consisting of 3 booklets!! One is the replica of a very limited mini-zine they used to send together with the 1st demo, the other two contain a crazy amount of photos, original art and interesting details. Special 5mm jacket with OBI strip. Another total must have if you enjoyed the previous Japanese Hardcore works released on F.O.A.D.!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard swirl coke-bottle green vinyl ltd. to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

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– MILITARY SHADOW “Blood for freedom” LP

Total Metal/Punk armageddon from this current-day Japanese terrorsquad! Their 2nd full length album for the first time on vinyl. Get ready for 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, DEAD ARMYS, THE SEXUAL and PARASITE!

Their debut CD “Metal Punk Ironfist” was undoubtedly a good surprise, but when we first played “Blood for freedom” we had no exitation in asking them if we could put it out on vinyl, it absolutely shreds! Comes with OBI strip and insert including lyrics and band photos. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard transparent red vinyl ltd. to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies