INDIGESTI “Osservati dall’inganno” gatefold LP, INDIGESTI “Live in Lübeck, 02.09.1987″ gatefold LP + 7” + BOOK, RAW POWER “Screams from the gutter” gatefold LP and KRUNCH “Vi kåm från timrå, vi!” LP Out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!!

We couldn’t have started the year in a better way! As anticipated, this January is all focused on an incredible selection of 80s hardcore classics, specifically 3 Italian releases and one from the motherland of råpunk, Sweden.  As usual we want to thank all you maniacs for the great feedback and interest shown and the support you gave us by pre-ordering these new F.O.A.D. rippers so massively. And as usual we are right on time with the release date: INDIGESTI “Osservati dall’inganno” gatefold LP, INDIGESTI “Live in Lübeck, 02.09.1987″ gatefold LP + 7” + BOOK, RAW POWER “Screams from the gutter” gatefold LP and KRUNCH “Vi kåm från timrå, vi!” LP are out now on F.O.A.D. Records! All preorders have been shipped and you should receive automatic updates with tracking shortly. Copies to our distributors are also on their way, you know who the usual suspects are who deal with our sonic outrages…  Beware, there are a few copies left of the ltd. splatter editions (Raw Power will be the first to go), so if you haven’t snagged them yet, don’t sleep on them too much!

And mind you, if we’ve been more focused on European hardcore over the past few months, on the next one we finally return to our beloved Japan with 4x incredible surprises (all from the 80s-90s). And… in conjunction with what we’ll be announcing soon, there will also be a two-day festival on February 17-18 at El Puente in Yokohama dedicated to F.O.A.D. Records, starring 11 bands – a good portion of which have either come out on F.O.A.D. or have a strong connection to us in some way!  It is a huge honor for us to have a party like this, and some “bastard” from our team will obviously be there.  Stay tuned for upcoming trailers and announcements!
Meanwhile, back to the January releases – here’s a detailed description of each:

INDIGESTI “Osservati dall’inganno” gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 310)

Deluxe reissue of this mandatory hardcore masterpiece, finally back on vinyl after almost 20 years! Undoubtedly one of the top 5 greatest albums in the history of 80’s Italian HC, right there with titans like Raw Power, Negazione, Wretched, CCM and Impact. Highly original song structures where energy, speed and melody embrace each other in an outstanding visionary vibe. Quoting MRR: “Non-stop intensity comes from this longtime Italian outfit. The powerful music is complex and at times awkward due to the band’s capacity in integrating leads and riffs that create some great, hard-hitting melodies. BAD BRAINS-type vocals add to this tight, original, impassioned release. This puppy shreds”.  Transferred from the original 1/4″ master reels and specially remastered for vinyl, sounding better than ever with louder vocals and enhanced features lacking in the previous versions. Housed in a luxurious gatefold sleeve with scratch resistant matte lamination, including 11″x11″ booklet with photos, lyrics in italian/english and paintings of the time drawn by singer Rudy Medea, very much in keeping with the hermeticism of his lyrics, and A2 poster reminescent of TVOR’s promotional poster from the 80s. A top notch classic that can’t be missing in your collection if you love Italian hardcore in its best shape. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard mixed white and blue vinyl limited to 200 copies

Diehard splatter blue/clear blue/green vinyl limited to 200 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 600 copies

INDIGESTI “Live in Lübeck, 02.09.1987″ gatefold LP + 7” + BOOK! (F.O.A.D. 311)

INDIGESTI captured live in 1987 at the peak of their hardcore intensity! Their best soundboard recording and the greatest live album in the history of Italian HC. Originally released on CD nearly 30 years ago by Vacation House Recordings, now finally appearing for the first time on vinyl remastered from the band’s 1st generation tape, housed in a luxurious gatefold sleeve.  Also includes a bonus 7″ with: “Slide behind your eyes” rare studio version (1987) and “Doppio confronto” live in Long Beach, CA (1986). But perhaps the most important feature that sets this release apart is having enclosed a massive 11″x11″ 64-page full-color BOOK titled “live through the 80s” – a stunning collection of tour photos, stagediving madness, flyers and memorabilia from the legendary furious years! The best visual document on INDIGESTI ever made to date, carefully assembled down to the smallest detail under the direct supervision of all the original band members, in a wonderful edition that justifies the slightly higher price than our average. Essential Italian hardcore delivered with unmatched energy and originality! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard yellow/grey vinyl with black splattering limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 350 copies

RAW POWER “Screams from the gutter” gatefold LP  (F.O.A.D. 051)

F.O.A.D. Records keeps up the unbreakable legacy with Italy’s absolute Hardcore heroes Raw Power giving to their most classic album “Screams from the gutter” a proper deluxe edition, a total quality-care version that makes justice to this timeless Hardcore milestone! Many of you will agree that this is the finest Italian HC offering ever made and easily one of the 10 world’s best Hardcore records of the 80’s.. over 40.000 copies sold and still sounding fresh and up-to-date even when compared to modern HC standards. FOAD’s treatment for this all time colossus consists of a thick glossy gatefold sleeve featuring lyrics and rare/unreleased photos and flyers, a square A2 replica of their cult gig-poster with Cro-Mags and Motörhead + a scrupolous mastering that respects in detail the original reel’s sound leaving full breathe and dynamics to its original impact and (raw) power! 17 gems of intense, no-frills HC with a bombastic drummer, fantastic guitar riffs and angry vocals. It’s a difficult comparison with their other early output – “You Are The Victim” and the excellent material released by BCT – but after all “Screams From The Gutter” marks Raw Power’s peak due to its superior production. The band’s simple yet instantly memorable riffs bring to mind Black Flag, Circle Jerks, but also earlier groups like the Who, AC/DC, and of course, the Stooges. Throw in some cool harmonics, rockin’ solos, a cowbell, and a guitar player with hell-shriek vocals and you have this flawless Hardcore classic!! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard neon-yellow vinyl with green and purple splattering, limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

KRUNCH “Vi kåm från timrå, vi!” LP  (F.O.A.D. 319)

Official reissue of the band’s cult demotape 1984 originally titled “När varje steg är ett snedsteg” (literally translated “When every step is a misstep”)… for the first time on vinyl! 18 songs of intense, energy-driven Swedish hardcore, still sounding fresh and highly entertaining to this day. Formed in 1982 in the small Sundsvall area suburb called Timra, KRUNCH were taking the best elements of early ’80s Scandinavian raw punk and refining them into a powerful and instantly catchy blend all their own, combined with a sense of humor very much related to their area. If you’re wondering how we came up with the idea of reissuing this killer demo, it’s the result of a chat with Rich Walker (Sore Throat, Solstice) about what are the best demotapes from the 80s that are undiscovered classics and have not yet received a due vinyl edition… Completely remastered from the band’s archival tapes. Comes with a replica of the original cassette j-card as insert. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard red vinyl (slightly marbled) limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

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