SEMETARY “No runaway – complete discography 1989-1992” 2xLP+CD, RIVERGE “Stand in fear of nothing – early years discography” 3xLP+CD and ZIGAI “s/t” LP: preorders start NOW!!

We had promised to start the year with a blast and here we are to reveal what it was all about, with the only flaw that we were ready to make this announcement much earlier but as it’s happening more and more often in recent times, a completely unexpected delay from the pressing plant messed up our plans a bit. Nevertheless, we are almost in the pipeline and therefore let’s get straight to the point: it’s no longer necessary to say that F.O.A.D. Records has a very strong bond with Japan and that over the years we have unearthed many underground gems from this amazing country, so once again we return to explore the boundless and mysterious meanders of an inexhaustible scene with an infinity interesting material (both past and present) yet to be discovered.

For this round of releases, we have chosen 3 bands, two of them are totally on the traditional Japancore front: we’re talking of Shizuoka’s HC psychos SEMETARY of which we’re honored to deliver a complete 32 song discography 1988-1992, then the shortly lived Kyushu Hardcore Punk revelation called ZIGAI whose period of existence takes us back to much less distant times (2016-2017), while the third is one of Osaka’s pioneering Thrash legends, RIVERGE – here with a feverishly exhaustive anthology of their early rare recordings from 1985 to 1988. To sum things up, this month’s recipe on F.O.A.D. Records consists of: SEMETARYNo runaway – Complete discography 1989-1992” 2xLP+CD, RIVERGEStand in fear of nothing – Early years discography” 3xLP+CD and ZIGAIs/t” gatefold LP!!

Preorders are open now on , please keep in mind that as we mentioned the delivery date from the pressing plant has been slightly postponed, from the latest updates received there is a good chance that we’ll start shipping from the first week of February, if further delays get involved we kindly ask you to be patient and wait for our updates, after all there are labels opening preorders 5-6 months ahead then utterly postponing them, we are always trying to speed things up as much as possible staying in the range of few weeks in order to keep a constant flow of new releases reaching all you maniacs as quickly as possible. And we strongly recommend you to act fast on preorder if you want to secure these to your collection (especially the ltd. diehard version) because as you’ve seen countless times, this kind of releases are getting sold out in the blink of an eye. So, to go deeper into each of these releases – here are the point-by-point descriptions:

SEMETARY “No runaway – Complete discography 1989-1992” 2xLP+CD (F.O.A.D. 253)

Shizuoka City Hardcore! Another rare and nearly lost gem brought back to light by your tireless F.O.A.D. archeologists. Ripping fast, anger-fueled Hardcore from a city that spawned some of the most ferocious HC warriors in Japan! Complete discography 1989-1992 including their 3 highly sought after demotapes contended at exorbitant prices by the craziest collectors. 32 songs of speed driven Thrash-core galore of the most raging type, featuring among the ranks the brother of Akiyama of Forward fame (and previously in The Rustler, Swindle Bitch, Zamza etc). For those who aren’t total insiders, maybe you’ll remember their insanely fast track on “Unknown Hardcore Drunkers Vol.2” 2×7″ (MCR Company) – all the stuff included here is of the same level of excellence and fury! Double LP in a thick gatefold jacket with OBI strip and 20 page colored booklet full of photos, flyers and scans of the original releases. Bonus CD with the same contents as the double LP, for the digital freaks! Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (white splattering on red) limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

RIVERGE “Stand in fear of nothing – Early years discography” 3xLP+CD (F.O.A.D. 245)

The most exhaustive and complete early recordings‘ collection from these Osaka Thrash veterans including all their demos, both 7”s, complete live at Tokyo’s Explosion 1988, unreleased studio rehearsal 1985 + some impossible to find rarities!! From their early Speed Metal roots to the tight and blazing fast Thrash-core assault that followed. An accurate anthology assembled under supervision of the band and with the incredible support of Rock Stakk Records that provided extremely rare sources in stunning great quality. Triple LP housed in a deluxe trifold jacket with OBI strip and bonus live CD 1986-1988. Full colored booklet with rare photos, flyers and scans of the original tapes and 7″s. A total must have recommended to both fans of Japanese Metal and 80’s Hardcore/Crossover.

Detailed contents:  “Vol. 1” Demotape (1985) / “Vol. 2” Demotape (1986) / “Till I die” 7″EP (1986) /  “Do a threat for eye” 7″EP (1987) / “To great kids” Live Demo (1988) / Studio rehearsal 1985 / “Live’rge ’88” / Early tracks re-recorded (2009-2013) / Live at Yokohama “Shell Garden” (1986) / Live at Osaka “Yanta Rockmeikan” (1988). Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard splatter blue/yellow vinyl limited to 150 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 250 copies

ZIGAI “s/t” Gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 255)

Intense old school Japanese Hardcore attack, hailing from Oita – ZIGAI is another well-kept-secret from the legendary Kyushu Punk scene that even in recent times has kept on delivering bands of incredible quality, unique in their sound. Their style combines a solid UK82 influence with the distinctive imprint of their area’s roots, let’s say more leaning towards KURO‘s school rather than the total Noisecore approach of other well-known glories. Complete studio recordings (flexi disc and demo) + 6 live tracks, two of which are completely unreleased up to now. Gatefold LP with OBI strip and a stunning 20 page photo-booklet. In memory of the band’s iconic singer Kabuto. Watch the trailer HERE

Available in the following versions:

Diehard splatter vinyl (black splattering on grey) limited to 100 copies

Solid black vinyl limited to 200 copies

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