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 preorders start now!!!

Having ended 2023 on a high note, with the label’s highest-ever achievement of 51 releases in the books, we are ready to enter the new one with a first batch up to the standard we promised to maintain. As on last month, we are once again focused on 80s hardcore classics – in this case, real milestones! Long story short: 3 bands from Italy and 1 from Sweden.  Two countries that when it comes to hardcore have really made history influencing generations and generations.  The best way to start are two vinyl reissues of INDIGESTI (already announced some time ago), that along with the previous collection “Sguardo realtà 1982-1983” 2xLP complete their incendiary 80s discography. This time we bring you an ultra deluxe reissue of their masterpiece “Osservati dall’inganno” presented as a gatefold LP with booklet and A2 poster and a stunning version of “Live in Lübeck 02.09.1987” gatefold LP enriched with a bonus 7″ and combined with a 64-page photo book collecting all the pictures of the band on tour in the 80s, stagediving massacres during that era, flyers and much more.  Still sticking to milestones, here we have the third F.O.A.D. reissue of RAW POWER‘s “Screams from the gutter”, for the simple reason that a mandatory classic of this level, must be always available in the F.O.A.D. catalog, given the constant demand.  And to close this poker of aces we move on to Sweden, with the vinyl reissue of an outstanding demo dating back to 1984, we are talking about KRUNCH’s “När varje steg är ett snedsteg”, which for this reissue the band has renamed “Vi kåm från timrå, vi!”..: a real explosion of intensity and energy in their unique style.

So to summarize: 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 all available for pre-order via  Be careful because as per our new habit we have also made available two different bundle combinations at discounted prices: the first one includes the three diehard splatter editions of these 3 Italian Hardcore classics, and the second one has all 3 x INDIGESTI releases in black vinyl (also including the previous “Sguardo realtà” 2xLP).  A good chance to grab the whole 80s discography of this incredible band at the best possible price.  The release date for all this has been planned for January 22. As always, we ask you to be patient and give us time to process your preorders and ship them out, don’t press us with extra requests, item changes or other things that can mess us up, it’s just a way to slow us down and put us in a bind on extremely busy days. And last recommendation: if you want to get the limited copies of each release act fast, as usual they are the first to go.

More in detail:

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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