CRIONIC “The land which once were” LP+CD, INCINERATOR “Mass genocide / Live into the crematorium” LP, SCHIZO “Main frame collapse” LP and BULLDOZER “The exorcism” LP pre-orders start NOW!!

This month on F.O.A.D. Records is a completely different beast than previous ones in recent memory, which had been focused almost entirely on 80s hardcore punk. As you all know, our label (formerly a fanzine) was born at a time when there was a fantastic blending of punk and metal.  Over the years we have always continued to keep this spirit alive by alternating months entirely HC to others more dedicated to metal in all its forms. And here we are finally at a new all-metal round on F.O.A.D. Records. Specifically, all totally THRASH!!

3x classic Italian bands and 1 from Denmark. On the Italian side we have reissued two LPs that were previously (several years ago) already released by F.O.A.D.: the legendary SCHIZO “Main frame collapse”, this time in a version completely faithful to the 1989 original on Crime Rec. (and thus arriving to its 35th anniversary) and BULLDOZER “The exorcism” LP, in a new special edition with OBI strip in Japanese designed on the same line as the old Far East Metal Syndicate pressing of “The day of wrath” LP.  On the total novelty side instead we have the vinyl collection of the mind-blowing demotapes by Sicily’s INCINERATOR, and last but not least a real gem for all lovers of those 80s demos that have a beauty and importance equal to a real album: the Danish CRIONIC, often mentioned by Fenriz / Darkthrone as one of the most impactful demos in 80s Scandinavian metal.   So to summarize: CRIONIC “The land which once were” LP+CD, INCINERATOR “Mass genocide / Live into the crematorium” LP, SCHIZO “Main frame collapse” LP and BULLDOZER “The exorcism” LP are all available for pre-order via!  As usual two recommendations: 1) hurry up if you want to get the limited editions on colored/splatter vinyl, 2) during the pre-order phase don’t pester us with unnecessary requests such as order changes, address changes, additions, afterthoughts of all sorts – because by doing so we go into stress and all this slows down our work which makes sure that all pre-orders are processed in time with the release date, which in this case is March 18. As is now customary we have made available a ltd. bundle for those who want to purchase the diehard editions of all 4 titles in bulk, you can find it at this link and it will expire on the out now date, so act fast!

And now for more detailed reviews of each release:

CRIONIC “The land which once were” LP+CD (F.O.A.D. 336)

Official reissue of one the greatest and best sounding demos in the history of ’80s Danish speed thrashin’ metal! The perfect blend between early METALLICA and EXODUS with the mittel-European school of DESTRUCTION and KREATOR driven by memorable riffs, a solid rhythmic base, all channeled into their own unmistakable style. Quoting Fenriz (Darthrone): “…over the (funeral) moon about the fact that FOAD Records is releasing one of my favourite demos on vinyl! Truly a lost gem… This recording kind of created their own land within a very crowded metal world at the time, an exciting epic introvert world of its own.”  LP with complete demo 1986, bonus CD with the demo +  bonus rehearsals 1986-1987 including unreleased songs. 16 page booklet with photos, lyrics, liner notes, an introduction by Fenriz and scans of the original cassette artwork. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

Diehard seablue vinyl limited to 100 copies

INCINERATOR “Mass genocide / Live into the crematorium” LP (F.O.A.D. 325)

Official reissue of the 2 cult demotapes of this insanely fast thrash horde hailing from Sicily!
– “Mass genocide” (1987)
– “Live into the crematorium” (1986)
One of the many underrated gems of the Italian death-core scene of the 80s, not far from the maniacally fast style of their fellow countrymen Schizo but recommended even to fans of the golden years of Cogumelo Rec.!
An incendiary holocaust of blasting speeds and vitriolic riffs for a radical and aggressive thrash assault that also harkens back to the faster hardcore of that era. For the first time on vinyl (forget the unofficial, bad-sounding lathe cut 10″s that came out a few months ago) remastered from the best sound sources in existence and finally giving these incredible recordings the proper quality-treatment. Includes an insert with photos, flyers and scans of the original demos. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

Diehard swirl orange vinyl limited to 100 copies

SCHIZO “Main frame collapse” LP  (F.O.A.D. 010)

Ultra fucking FAST sicilian thrash-core mayhem!! New F.O.A.D. reissue faithfully reproducing the original pressing on Crime Records. One of the earliest bands in Italy to introduce the blast-beat formula on Thrash/Death songs. This is one of the most representative extreme metal records out of Italy’s 80s scene. Insanely THRASHING and VIOLENT!! If you also count in the early stuff by their brothers-in-mayhem NECRODEATH (as a matter of fact, half of the songs on this album had NECRODEATH’s former screamer Ingo on vocals), SCHIZO were among the first pioneers of hyper-speed driven thrash emerging from Italy, that in more simple words equals “the first blast beats to ever land on the Italian Metal territories”. Housed in a reverse board jacket with the addition of an insert with lyrics and rare photos of the time. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

Diehard splatter white on red vinyl limited to 150 copies

BULLDOZER “The exorcism” LP (F.O.A.D. 050)

New edition with Japanese OBI strip mocking up the style of the Japanese pressing of “The day of wrath” on Far East Metal Syndicate. The extremely rare BULLDOZER demotape 1984 with the kult “Fallen angel” 7″ added as a bonus. One of the most incredible finds in FOAD’s hunting career: only 3 copies of this demo exist, one sent to Roadrunner, one to King Diamond, and one exhumed in 2013 in AC Wild’s basement and delivered to us for the highest quality treatment. This is the recording that got Bulldozer signed with Roadrunner in 1984 and it sounds killer – different and rawer versions of the classics that ended up on their slasher debut “The Day of Wrath.” Dark and demonic black/speed metal from the wildest guts of Italy’s 80s metal inferno, for all those who worship the early releases of Venom, Bathory and Possessed; plus, the “Fallen angel” session adds that Motörhead touch that makes this record an instant masterpiece of rawness. See how AC Wild introduced these unreleased demo recordings: “This tape was sent to Roadrunner and Roadrunner put us under contract in 1984. It was also sent to King Diamond to ask if he would be interested in being the producer of our album, but he declined saying this stuff sounded ‘too Punk’!!!”  Comes with an insert with liner notes, rare photos and scans of the “Fallen angel” 7″, including the previously unreleased alternate sleeve version. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Fog-white vinyl limited to 250 copies

Diehard marbled flaming effect vinyl limited to 150 copies

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