ROSENFELD “Pigs of the empire” Gatefold 2xLP, WARHEAD “Kono omoi o doko e…” LP, SABAZZ “The intolerable absence of evil” LP, VOIDD “Final black fate – complete recordings 1990/1992” 2xLP+CD and HATE BEYOND “Strangled existence” LP out NOW on F.O.A.D. Records!

Another hyper-busy F.O.A.D. month in the books! As widely announced, it was all about Japanese THRASH in its various facets – from the whirwlind hardcore fury of WARHEAD to the speed metal infused excellence of the mighty ROSENFELD, to the raw death oriented assault of VOIDD.  To cut short and get to the point:  ROSENFELD “Pigs of the empire” Gatefold 2xLP, WARHEAD “この想いを何処へ…” LP, SABAZZ “The intolerable absence of evil” LP, VOIDD “Final black fate – complete recordings 1990/1992” 2xLP+CD and HATE BEYOND “Strangled existence” LP are all out now on F.O.A.D. Records!

Most preorders have already been shipped, the last batch is going to be sent this week. Also keep an eye out on our usual distributors from around the world (most spacialized Japanese records shops, Puke’n’Vomit in the USA, Insane Noise Distro in Brasil, High Roller in Germany and so on..) as they have copies on the way.  The diehard versions of ROSENFELD and VOIDD are already sold out and we’re down to the last 10 copies of WARHEAD on splatter vinyl – so if you haven’t ordered them yet, don’t sleep! The next F.O.A.D. month will deal with a completely different beast – expect once again 5 releases, one being something very special and unusual by our standard… stay tuned, you’ll be surprised!

More in detail about this month’s outputs:

ROSENFELD “Pigs of the empire” Gatefold 2xLP  (F.O.A.D. 287)

OSAKA THRASH METAL LEGENDS SINCE 1986! The longly awaited reissue of their iconic debut full-legth “Pigs of the empire” (1991) a cult classic of Japanese metal, to date only released on a rare CD version unavailable for nearly 30 years.. now for the first time on vinyl in its best sounding version ever, carefully remastered and pressed as a double LP to maximize sound and enhance the power of the original recording.. An ageless pillar of pure speed thrashing force with a metal/punk backbone.. fast, powerful and extremely intense, ROSENFELD’s style is a splendid burst of memorable riffs, hyper-tight drumming and high pitched screams from their frontman Hisayoshi that also sung on AION’s monolithic “Deathrash Bound” album!  Housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket with hot foil green logo and 22”x11” foldout insert including rare photos, lyrics and band history (in Japanese). Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Solid black vinyl limited to 700 copies

WARHEAD “Kono omoi o doko e…” LP (F.O.A.D. 298)

30th anniversary edition of this absolutely mandatory Japanese Hardcore classic originally released in 1993 on CD by Blood Sucker Records and only reissued once as part of a compilation of different sessions, now for the first time on vinyl as a standalone release, specially mastered for vinyl and cut at 45rpm for the loudest sonic impact. This legend from Kyoto has been active for more than 4 decades delivering the most raging, inner-flame burning hardcore punk with the strongest screaming energy and attitude. LP with OBI strip + A2 poster including never seen before photos of that era and the original artwork by Sugi in full size! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Solid black vinyl limited to 350 copies

Diehard mixed red/black vinyl limited to 150 copies

SABAZZ “The intolerable absence of evil” LP (F.O.A.D. 294)

Furious raw thrash with an outstanding line-up featuring Hiko (GAUZE) on drums and Tomio (JUNTESS, CROW) on guitar!  Their debut full length (2000) originally released on CD only by Handa&Company now for the first time on vinyl, completely remastered. Formed in the early ’90s by Tomio (JUNTESS, CROW), Hiko (GAUZE) and Akiyama (POISON ARTS), SABAZZ is a blistering Thrash unit delivering fast and aggressive tunes with scorching riffs, rabid vocals and a solid drumming assault, think of a mix of Slayer, Ratos De Porao and of course a touch of Japanese HC! Before their two albums they also took part to cult compilations such as “Thrash Sanctuary” (MCR), “Sword of thrash 6 – Morrow”, “Sword of death to thrash III” and more… LP with OBI strip and 11″x22″ foldout insert with photos and lyrics. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

Diehard splatter vinyl (white on sea blue) limited to 150 copies

VOIDD “Final black fate – complete recordings 1990/1992” 2xLP+CD (F.O.A.D. 296)

Death thrashin’ bloodshed in its most ruthless form! Originally spawned in Nagoya in 1989, VOIDD started their path delivering an aggressive clash of old school death metal and brutal thrashcore. The band later changed to a different musical direction, the material collected here shows their raw and aggressive roots. This ultra-exhaustive anthology compiles all their recordings from the early times, 1990 to 1992:
– first 3 demos (with unreleased bonus tracks) / – a completely unreleased session from 1991 / – bonus CD with rare rehearsal/demo 1989
This Double LP+CD is the definitive and final VOIDD early days’ discography, all sourced from the band’s 1st generation tapes and specially mastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studio, made to contrast the previous poor quality incomplete LP on Zzooouhh Records taken from a CD. Just like all the other FOAD releases, it also includes an extensive booklet (20 pages) with original artworks, scans of the tapes and many photos from that era. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

HATE BEYOND “Strangled existence” LP (F.O.A.D. 286)

TOTAL THRASH BOMBING! Formed in 2001 in Osaka, Japan, HATE BEYOND is a blazing ultra technical thrash unit with an international line-up (Japan/USA/France) consisiting of: WARZY (of the veteran thrash-core legends INZEST) – guitar, JORGE CACEIDO (EXHORDER) – bass, MAX DUCAT (DEADLY WHISPERS) – drums and MORENO GROSSO (NO RETURN) – vocals… “Strangled existence” is their 6th studio album and their first effort pressed on vinyl LP! Bone crushing, viciously intense Thrash Metal with katana claws riffing mastery, lethal fast drumming and caustic vocals… LP with Japanese OBI strip and 11”x22” foldout insert with lyrics and band photos. Watch the trailer HERE

Limited to 300 copies, all on marbled red vinyl

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