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BORIS “No” LP+flexi sold out on preorder, ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” (2nd edition) LP, SARUSHIBAI / MANBIKI CHOCOLATE Split LP and MILITARY SHADOW “Violent reign” LP out now on F.O.A.D. Records!!

Posted in Boris, Human Gas, Military Shadow, Releases, Rosenfeld, Sarushibai on June 22nd, 2021 by foadmaster

FOAD’s summer starts with a Japanese Metal/Punk blast! As previously announced, our schedule for this month consists of 4 releases from the land of the Rising Sun: the most awaited one, BORIS “No” LP + flexi was sold out on preorder in less than 24 hours! Of the other three – ROSENFELDDemo 1991” (2nd edition) LP, SARUSHIBAI / MANBIKI CHOCOLATE Split LP and MILITARY SHADOWViolent reign” LP – the diehard colored vinyl versions are all gone, we still have very few copies left of the black ones (all of them on 180 gram vinyl) so we strongly suggest you to act fast if you have not yet secured them to your collection! As you can imagine, the queue of packages to ship is endless, part of them have been mailed already, the rest will be all sent within the next 2 weeks.  Please be patient and wait for your order to be processed and updated with its tracking number.  We are working hard to get everything mailed as quickly as possible.  For any enquiries, don’t hesitate to write us, but once again – be patient and everything will come to its place. Also, keep in mind that in conjunction with these records we’re also shipping the official HUMAN GAS merch: 2 different tshirt designs and a hooded sweatshirt. There aren’t many left, this is a limited series that won’t be re-printed later.

More in detail about the still available releases:

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

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

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

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)

ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” LP, PLAZMA-X “White shadow 1986-1989” LP and MNK PROJECT “Mousouzoku” LP+CD: SOLD OUT on preorder!!

Posted in MNK Project, Plazma-X, Releases, Rosenfeld on January 23rd, 2021 by foadmaster

We expected they would finish really quick but this may have been the F.O.A.D. preorders’ batch sold out in the shortest time to date, as always thanks to all of you for the incredible support and for enjoying our releases so much. Keep an eye open on your local distros / stores usually getting stuff from us, if you missed these on scareystore.com you might be lucky to find them through some of those who are waiting for wholesale copies from us.

The records have just been delivered to our warehouse from the pressing plant and we’re working hard on packing and shipping all your preorders.  ** PLEASE NOTE – VERY IMPORTANT ** : due to the multitude of postal changes and new customs rules that have been applied since January 1st 2021, it will take us longer than expected to get all these packages sent. We are trying to find all possible solutions to speed up shipments which are subject to delays, but we need time.  Most of the USA/Canada preorders that were supposed to go via registered Mbags were instead entrusted to UPS, and this is a good thing because you will receive them faster and with a much more traceable service from departure to delivery. The types of shipments that will be suffering delays are the following: Registered Mbags to those countries on which we can’t use UPS (mostly Asia, South America, Switzerland, Norway), 1st class air mail to certain countries, all mail to the UK. Please be patient, this will be sorted out as quickly as possible.  Even if they’re sold out, we’re anyway leaving you some details and photos of these 3 amazing Japanese Metal / Punk releases with the promise that we’ll be back soon with more hidden gems that deserve to be unearthed and revived on vinyl!

ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” LP  (F.O.A.D. 219)

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. Also included: a full colored booklet with loads of rare photos and flyers! Watch the trailer HERE

Diehard edition (version 1) on swirl red/black vinyl and white silkscreen print on B-side,  limited to 150 copies. SOLD OUT
Diehard edition (version 2) on swirl pink/black vinyl and white silkscreen print on B-side,  limited to 150 copies.  SOLD OUT
Solid black vinyl with red silkscreen print on B-side, limited to 200 copies.  SOLD OUT

 

PLAZMA-X “White shadow 1986-1989” LP (F.O.A.D. 221)

Founded in Hiroshima in 1984, PLAZMA-X was a Speed / Heavy Metal band with a solid Punk background, their earlier incarnation known as Toxoplasma (then Plasma X to Plazma X) was included on the legendary “Hiroshima Street Punx 1” compilation tape. Former members were also involved in cult Japanese Hardcore acts such as CHICKEN BOWELS, GUDON, OUTO, HALF YEARS, RISE FROM THE DEAD and 自我… in few words, this is the roots of HP Metal/Punk!

Official discography sourced from masters provided by PLAZMA-X theselves, compiling all their existing recordings:

Zeanon” Demotape (1986), “Night thought” Demotape (1987), ultra rare flexi disc (1988) and a bonus track!

A great blend of Punkish Heavy Metal also having as reference the Thrash Metal/VK explosion of that time. Includes a stunning 24 page full-colored booklet full of rare photos, flyers and original artworks! Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.  Watch the trailer HERE

Diehard edition on marbled pink/grey vinyl limited to 150 copies. SOLD OUT
Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies.  SOLD OUT

 

MNK PROJECT “Mousouzoku” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 191)

Founded in 1983 on the ashes of GODDESS (featured on the mythological “ADK Omnibus vol. 1” compilation) this shortly lived all-female trio embodied the unique sound of ADK-era bands combining the true core of early ’80s Japanese Punk nihilism with influences from other genres, creating a dark, nervous style all of their own. Complete discography including the impossible to find 7″ (1985, ltd. to 300 copies most of which were trashed after they disbanded, less than 100 survived and were handed to friends) plus a completely unreleased studio session from the same time ending with a melancholic, pop-infused track that is an instant classic!

Sourced from the master reels, produced by Juntaro Yamanouchi (The GEROGERIGEGEGE).  Foldout insert with lyrics and band photos/flyers. Bonus CD with the same contents of the LP, to satisfy the digital maniacs! Recommended to fans of The STALIN, NURSE, 奇形児, REAL, MASTURBATION.  Watch the trailer HERE

Diehard edition on transparent blue vinyl limited to 150 copies.  SOLD OUT
Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies.   SOLD OUT

ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” LP, PLAZMA-X “White shadow 1986-1989” LP and MNK PROJECT “Mousouzoku” LP+CD: preorders start now!!

Posted in MNK Project, Plazma-X, Pre Orders, Releases, Rosenfeld on January 11th, 2021 by foadmaster

We closed 2020 with 30 x F.O.A.D. releases in the books and we’re already back here to start the new year with the engines at full power! At this point it goes without saying that when F.O.A.D. has a month entirely centered on Japan, the party is guaranteed… and what we’re about to announce is exactly that case, BUT if for years we have bombed you with traditional Japancore or even Grind / Noisecore from the Land of the Rising Sun, this time we’re exploring different musical sectors, yet keeping things at explosive levels of intensity. Therefore our recipe for this ride of F.O.A.D. vinyl threats consists of two Heavy/Speed Metal bands – one of them being no other than Osaka’s Power / Thrash giants ROSENFELD (for the very first time on vinyl), then PLAZMA-X, a pioneering Hiroshima based Heavy/Speed unit formed by members of well known local HC legends – to switch to something completely different: our 3rd offering is a dark, at times new-waveish ADK styled all-female Punk trio, MNK PROJECT, a very obscure combo of ex-Goddess members whose name has been kept secret for over 3 decades and came to light just in recent times thanks to the incredible support and enthusiasm of our friend Juntaro Yamanouchi of Gerogerigegege fame.

Make sure to check it out, a full LP of extremely rare studio recordings from 1985 that could have fit perfectly in that unique world of gloomy and mysterious sounds that was the ADK Records discography. So to sum it all up: ROSENFELDDemo 1991” LP, PLAZMA-XWhite shadow 1986-1989” LP and MNK PROJECTMousouzoku” LP+CD are our three releases for January 2021 and they’re all up for preorders via scareystore.com !! As always we strongly advise 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: 

ROSENFELD “Demo 1991” LP  (F.O.A.D. 219)

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. Also included: a full colored booklet with loads of rare photos and flyers! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 3 different versions:

Diehard edition (version 1) on swirl red/black vinyl and white silkscreen print on B-side,  limited to 150 copies

Diehard edition (version 2) on swirl pink/black vinyl and white silkscreen print on B-side,  limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl with red silkscreen print on B-side, limited to 200 copies.

 

PLAZMA-X “White shadow 1986-1989” LP (F.O.A.D. 221)

Founded in Hiroshima in 1984, PLAZMA-X was a Speed / Heavy Metal band with a solid Punk background, their earlier incarnation known as Toxoplasma (then Plasma X to Plazma X) was included on the legendary “Hiroshima Street Punx 1” compilation tape. Former members were also involved in cult Japanese Hardcore acts such as CHICKEN BOWELS, GUDON, OUTO, HALF YEARS, RISE FROM THE DEAD and 自我… in few words, this is the roots of HP Metal/Punk!

Official discography sourced from masters provided by PLAZMA-X theselves, compiling all their existing recordings:

Zeanon” Demotape (1986), “Night thought” Demotape (1987), ultra rare flexi disc (1988) and a bonus track!

A great blend of Punkish Heavy Metal also having as reference the Thrash Metal/VK explosion of that time. Includes a stunning 24 page full-colored booklet full of rare photos, flyers and original artworks! Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on marbled pink/grey vinyl limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

 

MNK PROJECT “Mousouzoku” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 191)

Founded in 1983 on the ashes of GODDESS (featured on the mythological “ADK Omnibus vol. 1” compilation) this shortly lived all-female trio embodied the unique sound of ADK-era bands combining the true core of early ’80s Japanese Punk nihilism with influences from other genres, creating a dark, nervous style all of their own. Complete discography including the impossible to find 7″ (1985, ltd. to 300 copies most of which were trashed after they disbanded, less than 100 survived and were handed to friends) plus a completely unreleased studio session from the same time ending with a melancholic, pop-infused track that is an instant classic!

Sourced from the master reels, produced by Juntaro Yamanouchi (The GEROGERIGEGEGE).  Foldout insert with lyrics and band photos/flyers. Bonus CD with the same contents of the LP, to satisfy the digital maniacs! Recommended to fans of The STALIN, NURSE, 奇形児, REAL, MASTURBATION.  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in 2 different versions:

Diehard edition on transparent blue vinyl limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies