No long introductions this time, what needs to be said is that after a very complicated period this month we’re back being perfectly on time with our schedule and there are 5 new releases to be announced, so we’ll rather leave room to the detailed description of each of them.

What we’re going to introduce is a full blown Japanese hardcore attack with 4 incredible bands ranging from the late 80s to the present day plus a thrashing punk gem from Serbia on cassette, that brings our “F.O.A.D. on tape” brand back to action after a long hiatus. So check this out: ASBESTOSThe final solution….” LP, JUNTESSBlack days: 1988-1992” gatefold 2xLP+2xCD, SHOT GUN1994-2003: stick to old-fashioned style” gatefold 2xLP+CD, ERIEZA ROYAL & THE SUMMARY LYNCHThe unconquered – extended edition” LP and BRAINSTORMMilošević is dead” Tape are all available for preorders via !!

All of these will be premiered at the Record Planet mega record & CD fair (world’s biggest record fair) taking place in his new home at the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch, Holland on April 9-10… if you’re planning to come there make sure to visit our stall (number 128) and if you want to reserve our new releases or any item from don’t hesitate to write us here: and send us the list of what you’d like to pick up at the fair. Back to our new releases: we’ll start to pack and ship them as soon as we’ll be back from the above mentioned event, the official out now date has been set for April 20th. As usual we strongly recommend you to act fast if you want to catch the ltd. diehard versions on splatter vinyl as they’ll certainly go very quickly!

More in detail about each release:

ASBESTOS “The final solution….” LP (F.O.A.D. 264)

Official reissue of the classic, ultra rare debut full length (1989) by this long time running metallic Hardcore cult from Japan! A faithful reproduction made exactly as the 1st pressing that was originally released in few hundred copies and quickly became a rarity sought after by collectors and sold at insane prices. Includes lyric sheet, foldout double sided poster, sticker and to respect the F.O.A.D. tradition we also added an OBI strip! Quoting Doom, Discharge, Chaos U.K., Disorder, Crucifix and Conflict as their influences on this album, ASBESTOS were actually one of the first Japanese HC bands to introduce Crustcore elements in their sound incorporating them with powerful Metal/Punk riffs creating a dark, catastrophic mood all of their own. Audio taken from the best sounding sources in existence and cleverly remastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studio. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard splatter gray on coke bottle green vinyl limited to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 250 copies

JUNTESS “Black days: 1988-1992” gatefold 2xLP+2xCD (F.O.A.D. 265)

Black days 1988-1992: complete singles, demo and live collection“. Combining the best elements of classic Japanese Hardcore with a scorching Metal-infused guitar work as well as a solid rocking vibe, JUNTESS stands as one of the most underrated bands of the late ’80s to early ’90s wave of Tokyo HC. This ultra exhaustive anthology finally makes justice to the quality and originality of their music, collecting all their existing recordings: singles, compilation tracks, the rare “not for sale” demo 1989 and a very complete selection of live material, except the album “Under the red moon” that was already reissued on F.O.A.D. in 2017. A maniacal collection that reconstructs their history from the very first days to the final show: 1988 to 1992. Double LP + 2x extra bonus CDs, for a total of 86 SONGS! Comes in a thick gatefold jacket with OBI strip and 12 page full colored booklet with rare photos, flyers, biographical notes and scans of their complete discography. Detailed contents: “Knells for the past” 7″, “You were free” 7″, Split 7″ with Doctor and the Crippens, “Not for sale” studio/live tape, songs from “The bottom rise up to the top” v.a. flexi 8″, songs from “Kakumei – best run fast” v.a. LP, songs from “Kiss my ass” v.a. tape, songs from “Office L.M.” v.a. tape, songs from “Who’s chained up to the dogs of outrage!!” v.a. LP.  Bonus CD1: Demo and early gigs 1988-1989 / Bonus CD2: live 1991-1992 including the final show (mostly soundboard recordings). Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard splatter yellow on purple vinyl limited to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 250 copies

SHOT GUN “1994-2003: stick to old-fashioned style” gatefold 2xLP+CD (F.O.A.D. 259)

The true spirit of Sapporo City Hardcore in the ‘90s… fast, intense and raging to the bone! Their most complete discography to date (83 songs!!) compiling all their existing recordings including demos, split releases, compilation tracks, 7”s, unreleased tracks and live plus a fantastic pre-SHOT GUN studio session from their rare early band WARSAW. Furious female fronted screaming aggression delivered by veterans of the SC-HC scene (members of F.U.P., CHINPIRA, BARRICADE, SLANG and more!). This is pure no frills Hardcore the way it has to be, hard to make a comparison but on the infinite universe of Japanese bands some parts remind of Systematic Death and The Comes, and if you want to take it on an international level, Los Crudos come to mind… Double LP housed in a high glossy gatefold jacket with OBI strip + bonus CD, sticker and 16 page full coloured booklet with rare photos and scans of their entire discography. As the band says: “Stick to old-fashioned style“!!  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Diehard splatter black on magenta vinyl limited to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 250 copies

ERIEZA ROYAL & THE SUMMARY LYNCH “The unconquered – extended edition” LP (F.O.A.D. 261)

All female aggro Punk attack from Tokyo produced by Atsuo (BORIS)! Straightforward all girl crude Punk starring the eclectic force of Erieza Royal, previously in 穴奴隷 (Ana Do Rei), Ecodamned and many other bands! This LP comprises their rabid Hardcore Punk oriented “The unconquered” EP with an unreleased bonus track plus the 2018 tour EP leaning more towards poppy Punk Rock territories in a Japanese way. Both recordings have never been released on vinyl to date. Quoting Atsuo (BORIS) himself: “Many years have passed since I met ERIEZA ROYAL & The Summary Lynch. I have helped them with recording, mixing, designing, etc. Erieza is also known as a feminist. This is how a woman and a man were able to create a wonderful work together. I think we could present new possibilities for the future. I hope that their overflowing love and power will reach the world“. Recommended to fans of Kyah, The Nurse, Nickey And The Warriors, MNK Project…  Watch the trailer HERE

Available in two different versions:

Marble grey vinyl limited to 150 copies

Black vinyl limited to 150 copies

BRAINSTORM “Milošević is dead” Tape (F.O.A.D. on tape #22)

Official reissue on tape of the extremely scarce LP released in 1995 (only 100 pressed)! Political Hardcore from Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, strongly influenced by 80’s UK Punk and Earache/Manic Ears styled Britcore… BRAINSTORM was totally devoted to that formula, delivering a manic raw barrage of grinding HC with a massive dose of riff-oriented Thrashcore catchiness. For fans of DOOM, UNSEEN TERROR, DEVIATED INSTINCT, HERESY, ELECTRO HIPPIES and other pioneers of that scene. Just as on the original album, side A includes studio/live tracks from 1995 and Side B features the legendary “Only The Dead See The End Of War” – Studio / Live demo 1989. Their lyrics were strongly anti-war and anti-government and have been written through those critical years when the ex-YU territories were plagued by what has been one of the most horrible conflicts in Europe after WW2, sadly still very real and harsh when applied to what’s happening again today. Pro-printed silk screened tapes with full colored jcard, strictly limited to 100 copies!  Watch the trailer HERE

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