Since the release of their debut EP ‘Dance To This!’ in 2011, F.O.D. has become a household name in the Belgian punk rock scene. The band built a steady live reputation with their catchy melodies and vocal harmonies, much in the vein of what their legendary predecessors such as Green Day, Descendents, Lagwagon and Bad Religion have delivered us over the past few decades. Their first video, the instant poppunk anthem ‘Carry on’ became a classic among the scene.
2013 was a year to remember: F.O.D. released their first full album ‘Ontario’, which was showered with praise and great reviews all over Europe. 16 songs about life, kids, music, society, all wrapped in F.O.D.’s signature sound that reminds the old timers among us of our favorite nineties’ bands and the younger kids that dancing isn’t just for girls.
Following the release of ‘Ontario’, F.O.D. hit most of the Belgian stages, scored a record deal for ‘Ontario’ in Japan and was even invited to tour Ontario and Quebec in Canada! Their steady rise to punk rock fame did not slow down in 2014, as the band signed with Belgium’s renowned punk rock label Funtime Records and released a 7 inch single in February. In the summer, ‘Ontario’ was re-released as a 12″ limited vinyl.
The next big date was September 23rd 2014, when F.O.D. presented their sophomore album ‘Tricks of The Trade’ on 4 records-labels, all over the world (Belgium, Germany, France, USA, Canada and Japan). The release got celebrated at their own festival FOD-fest
2015 started with a bang: the fabulous and cosy PUNKROCK HOLIDAY-festival in Slovenia, the absolutely amazing GROEZROCK festival, Brackrock in hometown Duffel and a tour in southern-Europe (Spain) got confirmed.
The next step in this story was the release of album number three in 2017(on the same 4 records labels), ‘Harvest’, a darker album, written in the slipstream of a divorce. The melodies are still there, more soaring than ever, but the overall mood is a bit less happy, the music a bit more aggressive. Again the band released the album at their own festival. 2017 seems unstoppable: in a short period of time F.O.D. got confirmed to play mainstage at GROEZROCK, KNRD-fest, Jera On Air and supporting SUM 41 at the Ancienne Belgique in March!
The band also announces to do a Japan-Tour in April what happens to become a highlight in their carreer! With loads of other nice shows/fests happening, it was a very promising year!
2018 was a continuation of the chosen path: after playing some shows in the UK there were amazing supports for big heroes such as Satanic Surfers, Lagwagon, Authority Zero, Frenzal Rhomb, No Fun At All, …
While singer Hans Roofthooft will release a solo album early 2019 (no punk rock), the band plans to start writing new material.