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, 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.
The second and third album 'ONTARIO' and 'TRICKS OF THE TRADE' got released on record-labels in Europe, US, Canada and Japan. It paved the path to the international punk rock scene and set the bar to higher expectations.
2017: the fourth album 'HARVEST' got F.O.D. to be more personal, serious and aggressive sounding. Their single ‘Crew You’ became a hit on Spotify and in the live-scene.
The same year "Hope For A Moment" by F.O.D.& Friends was launched , a single for charity (featuring Roos Van Acker, Fleddy Melculy, Off The Cross, Flatcat, ...), a part of the Belgian MUSIC FOR LIFE action.
The last and widely anticipated fourth full album “SLEEPVILLE” was released on 20 March 2020 at the start of a global pandemic! This story telling (double) album ignored the boundaries of punk rock and took his listener on a journey accompanied by an actual book. Due to covid it couldn’t get the release-party and tours it deserved and the album got a bit ‘forgotten’.
In 2021 F.O.D. reached radio-airplay in Belgium with their version of ‘Perfect Match’, a song of another Belgian band Triggerfinger.
F.O.D.’s ‘Soundtrack Of My Life’ appears in ‘Geldwolven’, a Belgian TV-series on VTM/Streamz. And there's some good news for techno: DJ Wout releases a dance-version for ‘Welcome To The Show’.
Ten years after their debut, F.O.D. has toured around the world, with highlights such as a touring Canada, Japan, Europe and supporting SUM41, Lagwagon, Satanic Surfers, No Fun At All and Frenzal Rhomb . F.O.D.'s steady rise brought them playing main stages at major Punk rock festivals in Europe such as Groezrock(2x), Punk Rock Holiday, Jera On Air, KNRD-Fest, Brakrock,...
The band delivers catchy, melodic punkrock-songs with loads of harmonies, straight from the heart! Music can be heard in discography below.
In September 2022 F.O.D. announces to go in hibernation but it rumors they’re silently working on new material that takes us back to the pure essence of punk rock.
Hans Roofthooft: Singer-guitarist
Stijn De Waele: Singer-backings
Pierre Janssens: Bass guitar
Lode De Feyter: Drums
F.O.D. shared the stage with
National names: Gwyllions, Janez Detd, Flatcat, CPX, Cornflames, The Kids, Belgian Asociality, the Octopussys, Gino’s Eyeball, The Rocket, Face The Fax, Arizona, Generation84, Homer, Diablo Blvd, Set Things Right, This Kid, Off The Cross, Young Hearts, Altitude, The Priceduifkes, For I Am … and many other great bands!
International names: SUM41, No Fun At All, Lagwagon, Satanic Surfers, Masked Intruder, Gameface, Implants, SNFU, Local Resident Failure, Useless ID, Ten Foot Pole, The Murderburgers, Antillectual, Adrenalized, Restorations, The Menzingers, Not Available, Cobra Skulls, MxPx, A Wilhelm Scream, Off with Their Heads, 7 Seconds, Not On Tour, Strike Anywhere, Mute, Skin of Tears, Face To Face, 88 Fingers Louie, Mike TV, The Real Danger, …
EP 'Dance To This': Thanks But No Thanks Records - 12/2011
CD 'Ontario': Thanks But No Thanks Records - 03/2013
CD 'Ontario' Japanese-version: Bells On Records - 07/2013
EP 7” 'Something More': Funtime Records – 02/2014
LP 12” 'Ontario': TBNT + Funtime + Effervescence – 09/2014
CD 'Tricks Of The Trade': Funtime + Effervescence Records – 09/2014
LP 12” 'Tricks Of The Trade': Funtime + Effervescence – 09/2014
LP 12” 'Tricks Of The Trade' US-version: Bird Attack – 09/2014
CD 'Tricks Of The Trade' Japanese-version: Bells On Records – 09/2014
CD 'Harvest': Funtime + Effervescence Rec + Bird Attack – 02/2017
CD 'Harvest' Japanese-version: Bells On Records – 02/2017
LP 12” 'Harvest': Funtime + Effervescence + Bird Attack – 02/2017
CD 'Sleepville': Bearded Punk, Thousand Islands, Wiretap – 03/2020
LP 12” 'Sleepville': Bearded Punk, Thousand Islands, Wiretap – 03/2020
CD 'Sleepville II': Bearded Punk, Thousand Islands – 10/2020
LP 12” 'Sleepville II': Bearded Punk, Thousand Islands – 10/2020
Video'Carry On': February 2013
Video'Ontario': May 2013
Video'Something More': February 2014
Video'Dear Grace': July 2014
Video'Soundtrack Of My Life': September 2014
Video'Crew You': November 2016
Video'Last': January 2017
Video'Thirtysomething And Counting': January 2020
Video'Feeling Gay': February 2020
Video'Annie': March 2020
Video'Perfect Match': September 2020
Video'Letter To Laura': October 2020
Few impressions by others
"Check out our Belgium buddies F.O.D.! Remember when Bad Religion and Nofx had a baby, and that baby listened to a little Bracket in the womb? Well, here's the baby!" (Quote Bracket)
“De vlotte, opgewekte punkrock klinkt als een mix van The Bouncing Souls, oude Green Day en de beste punkrockband die Nederland ooit voorbracht: Undeclinable Ambuscade.” (Up Magazine)
“Every single song on the record is great and extra catchy, simply impossible not to sing along to.” (Melodic Punk Style)
“Belgian scene is suffering a status-quo. F.O.D. seems to be the missing link: they have the potential of becoming big(ger) and their new album confirms that F.O.D. hasn’t reached his full potential yet and that they are still moving forward.” (Out Of Step)
“If NOFX is a tomato, Green Day an onion, Blink 182 the lettuce, Bad Religion a cucumber, Frenzal Rhomb salad dressing, then F.O.D. is a very good f &% * g salad.” (Punk & Rock – Ecuador)
“F.O.D. is pushing melodic pop punk rock to a new level… this is an instant winner that will grab your attention from the very start and not let loose ever after.” (Disagreement)
“F.O.D. bewijst dat het tijd werd dat mensen met wat meer ervaring zich eens moesten buigen over het genre pretpunk.” “…met een fenomenale, uiterst radiovriendelijke song die niet zou misstaan in de Afrekening. Een dijk van een plaat die probleemloos ons eindejaarslijstje haalt.” (Kwadratuur)
“Deze tracks zijn stuk voor stuk puntig, energiek en verduiveld catchy.” (Musiczine)
"Stuk voor stuk grandioze composities! " (Rockblog)
"Als je fan bent van bands als Green Day, The Descendents, Lagwagon en Bad Religion, haal dan zéker ‘Ontario’ in huis. Je zal er geen spijt van krijgen."(Cutting Edge)
" Breathtaking harmonies, great rhythms, tight musicianship and an all out 'punkrock flair' make 'tricks of the trade' one of the best poppunk albums for a long time.” (Skatepunkers)