This is really cool! FOAD Records is about to release an all-English book documenting the Kansai hardcore scene featuring Ishiya of Death Side and Forward notoriety.
Read the write-up below:
“An incredible journey through the depths of the Kansai Hardcore hell run by no one else but Ishiya of DEATH SIDE and FORWARD fame. Teaming up with him in the interviews is Shintani from RAPES, whose career stretches from the early days of the Punk/Metal scene to the present. Packed with interviews and tons of interesting anecdotes, spiced up with rare pictures.. ..this is the definitive work about this legendary scene, a true-to-the-bone, authentic Hardcore report, documenting the most terrific, badass and cool guys in Kansai, Japan!!
Bands included: ZOUO, SxOxB, OUTO, MOBS, NIGHTMARE, RAPES, WARHEAD, Charmy & Pon from LAUGHIN’ NOSE, NASHI Expanded version with an extra chapter all dedicated to the many Japanese Hardcore/Punk/Metal releases on F.O.A.D. Records with artworks and info. All written in English! Limited deluxe hard-cover version with bonus ZOUO / RAPES Split flexi disc including unreleased tracks from both bands!!”
Out in April 2021 on F.O.A.D. Records