ZEX: Ottawa Punks To Embark On Five-Week European Tour At The End Of April

Apr 21 2016

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Ottawa, Ontario’s unstoppable punk squad, ZEX, has just booked yet another massive international tour beginning in just two weeks, this time headed to Europe.

For the past year and a half, ZEX has been touring across the globe in support of their debut LP, Fight For Yourself, with several regional tours of their native Canada, a massive tour through the South Pacific, a full-on US invasion, and most recently, an extensive tour through Brazil in February. ZEX now kicks into back full-on road-ravaging mode, having plotted a widespread tour of the European continent for five months. Beginning April 30th in Berlin, Germany, the tour will run through Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, and Norway, the final show taking place at Muskelrock in Alvesta, Sweden the weekeed of June 3rd through 5th.

View ZEX’s videos for “Wanderlust” at THIS LOCATION, “Fight For Yourself” HERE, “Savage City” HERE, and the band’s tribute to fallen drummer Vassil Mester HERE.

ZEX European Tour 2016:
4/30/2016 Kopi – Berlin, DE [info]
5/01/2016 Dortheavej 61 – Kobenhavn, DK [info]
5/03/2016 Gaussplatz – Hamburg, DE [info]
5/04/2016 Stumpf – Hannover, DE [info]
5/05/2016 Bambara – Groningen, DE
5/06/2016 OCCII – Amsterdam, NL [info]
5/07/2016 Den Bristol – Ghent, BE [info]
5/08/2016 AZ – Mulheim, DE
5/10/2016 La Comedia – Paris, FR [info]
5/12/2016 Trokxon – Lyon, FR
5/13/2016 La Jungla – Barcelona, ES
5/14/2016 Sabotage – Mallorca, ES [info]
5/15/2016 La Machine A Coudre – Marseille, FR
5/19/2016 XM24 – Bologna, IT
5/20/2016 Tetris – Trieste, IT
5/21/2016 Eleven Club – Brno, CZ [info]
5/22/2016 Arena Beisl – Wien, AU [info]
5/23/2016 Boss Bar – Podebrady, CZ
5/24/2016 TBA – Praha, CZ
5/25/2016 Heartbreak – Dresden, DE [info]
5/26/2016 TBA – Jena, DE
5/27/2016 Z – Leipzig, DE
5/28/2016 Cassioppeira – Berlin, DE [info]
5/29/2016 Harem – Malmo, SE
5/31/2016 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
6/01/2016 Cyclopen – Stockholm, SE
6/02/2016 TBA – Oslo, NO
6/03-05/2016 Tryolen – Alvesta, SE @ Muskelrock [info]

Channeling traditional heavy metal leads into their classic early punk rock approach, ZEX’s Fight For Yourself drops ten insatiably infectious and fully unruly anthems, the album recorded at Meatlocker Studio with Paul Yogi Granger in Ottawa and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland. With a solid fanbase and buzz already going for them due to heavy widespread touring and a diehard worth ethic, the band independently released Fight For Yourself in Canada, which caught the attention of Magic Bullet Records, who officially re-released Fight For Yourself with proper distribution to the international masses.

Fight For Yourself is available worldwide through Magic Bullet Records on CD, LP, and digital download; physical copies can be obtained HERE, and the digital HERE.

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Now in the webstore: INTEGRITY x PUSHEAD “Humanity is the Devil” skate decks

Apr 05 2016

IMG_0327 IMG_0324 IMG_0323 IMG_0322Now in the webstore:

• Brand new decks featuring INTEGRITY‘s Humanity is the Devil artwork (by Pushead)
• Sizes: 8.1, 8.25, 8.5
• If you don’t understand sizing (or don’t skate), simply select “WALL BOARD” and we’ll take care of it for you
• These decks feature our new S1 concave
• 7-ply Canadian Maple construction
• Heat transfer graphic

* PLEASE NOTE: U.S. CUSTOMERS MUST SELECT “PRIORITY MAIL” FOR SHIPPING AT CHECKOUT. THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR MEDIA MAIL SHIPPING. ANYONE SELECTING MEDIA MAIL WILL HAVE THEIR ORDER HELD UNTIL FULL SHIPPING PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED. *

SWEET COBRA Premieres “Repo” Video At BrooklnVegan As Band Continues Tour With Bloodiest And Electric Hawk

Mar 10 2016

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Chicago’s SWEET COBRA has just issued a brand new video for “Repo,” the track hailing from their acclaimed Earth LP. The video sees its public debut through BrooklynVegan alongside coverage of the tour the band is currently embarked on in support of the LP. “Repo” was directed by Katie Kapuza, with assistance from child wrangler Chris Batte, and stars Bishop, Christopher, and Nat.

See SWEET COBRA’s new “Repo” video now at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.

Recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge at Talbot’s Earth Analog Studios, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio, and mastered by Carl Saff, SWEET COBRA‘s Earth LP also features guest contributions from both Ballou and Talbot. The nearly forty-six-minute record shows the band hungrier than ever; the trusted and infectious ferocity fans expect is here delivered through a slick, more accessible approach. The pairing of Talbot and Ballou as producers has truly yielded a stunning, classic heavy album for the ages.

The SWEET COBRA trio is currently touring in support of Earth, as part of a Chicago-based tour package alongside Bloodiest and Electric Hawk. Having already run through Detroit, Toronto, Syracuse, Montreal, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia, the tour continues onward, into Pittsburgh tonight, followed by Indianapolis tomorrow and Cleveland on Friday before the hometown throwdown closing the tour out in Chicago this Saturday, March 12th.

SWEET COBRA On Tour w/ Bloodiest, Electric Hawk remaining dates:
3/09/2016 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
3/10/2016 5th Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
3/11/2016 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH (early show)
3/12/2016 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

Earth is available through Magic Bullet on CD and both black and gold vinyl available HERE, and digitally via Bandcamp HERE as well as all major digital outlets.

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WAILIN STORMS To Deliver Their Ill-Omened Anthems To Southeastern US Cities This April

Mar 07 2016

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Durham-based WAILIN STORMS has confirmed a string of tour dates in order to broadcast the ill-omened rock/punk anthems of their debut LP, One Foot In The Flesh Grave, to residents of the Southeastern US.

Preceded by a one-off show in nearby Chapel Hill, North Carolina on March 12th, WAILIN STORMS will hook up with their Athens, Georgia-based friends in The Powder Room for a five-city trek, beginning April 20th with shows in Asheville, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, and Wilmington, North Carolina, the final show taking place April 24th in Richmond, Virginia. Additional tour dates for the Spring and Summer months are to be expected.

WAILIN STORMS Tour Dates:
3/12/2016 Cat’s Cradle – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Maple Stave, Bronzed Chorus
4/20/2016 Odditorium – Asheville, NC w/ Shallows, Powder Room
4/21/2016 The Station – Charlotte, NC w/ Power Take Off, Powder Room
4/22/2016 Nightlight – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Soon, Powder Room
4/23/2016 Reggies – Wilmington, NC w/ Youth League, Powder Room
4/24/2016 Banditos – Richmond, VA w/ Magnus Lush, Manzara

Hear WAILIN STORMS’ One Foot In The Flesh Gravethrough Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

Recorded and mixed at Warrior Sound, by Al Jacob and mastered by Carl Saff, WAILIN STORMS‘ One Foot In The Flesh Grave was released by Magic Bullet Records in November, the album delivering seven portentous tracks of brew of the band’s bluesy, doom-infused punk which calls to mind the likes of Samhain/Danzig, TSOL, Social Distortion, Murder City Devils, Laughing Hyenas, Pussy Galore, and Clockcleaner. Invisible Oranges issued of the album, “While there’s some metal and hardcore in the WAILIN STORMS sound, it mostly simmers. There’s strength in simmering: one cooks a lobster by slowly raising the heat… Just when it reaches a fever-pitch, it ends. WAILIN STORMSdon’t overstay their welcome. The way vocalist Justin Storms caws over the din reminds me of the two most recent Wovenhand records.” American Aftermath’s review called the album, “a mighty doom punk opus that will be forever stuck in the minds of all who listen to it… a catchy, doomed opus that serves as the essential first step to WAILIN STORMS eventual greatness.” Cvlt Nation posted, “One Foot In The Flesh Grave sounds like a morbid plate of hot grits covered in zombie blood. This band knows how to write songs that channel the gothic past of the south while still keeping the ghost of Robert Johnson happy. Have a dark fucking open mind – let the WAILIN STORMS blow right in, and you will not be disappointed!”

One Foot In The Flesh Grave is available now through Magic Bullet Records, on LP HERE and digitally HERE.

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Now in the webstore: DOOMRIDERS “Black Thunder” LP on blind, sealed colors!

Feb 19 2016

mbl073-mysteryNow in the webstore: DOOMRIDERS Black Thunder LP repress!

For this run we gave the pressing plant the instructions to “go nuts” and just make as many different and uniquely crazy colors and color schemes as possible for the vinyl itself. The idea was to make it so that each person receives a one-of-a-kind record. To make it even more fun, all copies were instantly sealed into the jackets at the factory so that not even us at the label have any clue what color is in each copy. This insures the complete randomness of distribution to everyone who picks up a copy.

To order the LP online, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.

SWEET COBRA: Chicago-Based Package Tour With Bloodiest And Electric Hawk Confirmed For March

Feb 10 2016

SWEET COBRA 2016 spring tour admat sitesFollowing a few months off the road after their US tour with Mutoid Man, SWEET COBRA will take part in a North American Chicago-based package tour, the triad of acts also including Bloodiest and Electric Hawk.

The Chicago-based SWEET COBRA power trio will be touring in support of their Magic Bullet Records-released Earth LP, the tour running from its kickoff in Detroit on March.3rd, with shows in Detroit, Toronto, Syracuse, Montreal, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Cleveland before its hometown throwdown closing the tour out on March 12th.

SWEET COBRA’s Earth is streaming in its entirety at THIS LOCATION, and the video for “Future Ghosts” playing HERE.

SWEET COBRA Tour w/ Bloodiest, Electric Hawk:
3/03/2016 Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
3/04/2016 Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck
3/05/2016 Syracuse, NY – Gorham Brothers Music
3/06/2016 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
3/07/2016 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus Bar
3/08/2016 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
3/09/2016 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
3/10/2016 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter
3/11/2016 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class (early show)
3/12/2016 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Earth is available through Magic Bullet on CD and both black and gold vinyl available HERE, and digitally via Bandcamp HERE as well as all major digital outlets.

Recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge at Talbot’s Earth Analog Studios, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio, and mastered by Carl Saff, SWEET COBRA‘s Earth LP also features guest contributions from both Ballou and Talbot. The nearly forty-six-minute record shows the band hungrier than ever; the trusted and infectious ferocity fans expect is here delivered through a slick, more accessible approach. The pairing of Talbot and Ballou as producers has truly yielded a stunning, classic heavy album for the ages.

Noisey boasts of the band, “they’ve mercilessly pounded on their pawnshop gear around the Midwest, working with an earnest determination based not on some faulty notion of ‘making it’, but with the goal of being the tightest, gnarliest, catchiest punk band possible.” Pitchfork offers, “One of the most underrated tools in SWEET COBRA’s arsenal is their sharpened sense of restraint: a necessary, and yet frequently overlooked, step in building a proper sludge assault… A little breathing room goes a long way, and in an atypical move for swampy albums of its ilk, Earth succeeds because it doesn’t attempt to downright bury the listener—it’s a slow, sweet smothering.” Lambgoat issued, “Foraging the forests of post-hardcore, punk, rock, and alternative metal, SWEET COBRA are as melodic as they are heavy, as crisp as they are abrasive. Think Queens of the Stone Age melted into Torche fused with High On Fire hammered in Quicksand.” Exclaim published, “Yes, it sounds a fair bit like Queens of the Stone Age, but they manage to sound just unique enough that they evoke the legends more than they crib from them. At the sweet spot where post-hardcore, stoner-doom and rock’n'roll meet, SWEET COBRAare waiting to take you back to Earth.” And The Sludgelord posted, “Earth will sit nicely in any collection and would add some melodic relief in between the usual tipple of sludge, doom, death metal and black metal. Brilliant.”

Review copies of Earth and interviews with the members of SWEET COBRA are available through dave@earsplitcompound.com.

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU & LYMBYC SYSTYM “Field Studies” LP on translucent green

Jan 23 2016

mbl110-1GREENNow in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU & LYMBYC SYSTYM Field Studies LP on translucent green vinyl.

Originally recorded and released in 2009, this split LP between two of the best bands in the land continues to win ears and hearts around the globe. We’re happy to be keeping it in print over the past seven years!

• To order the LP online worldwide, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.
• To support this release digitally via iTunes, please visit the iTunes store.
• To support this release via Bandcamp, please visit our Bandcamp page.

Now in the webstore: WAILIN STORMS “One Foot in the Flesh Grave” LP (first press)

Jan 23 2016

mbl174-1REDmbl174-1CLEAR- Debut LP from Durham, NC’s WAILIN STORMS
- LP issued on first press CLEAR and RED vinyl
- Complimentary download code in every copy
- To stream or download the LP in full, please go here

• To order the 7″ online worldwide, please visit the Magic Bullet Webstore.
• To support this release digitally via iTunes, please visit the iTunes store.
• To support this release via Bandcamp, please visit our Bandcamp page.

Originally formed in the unrelenting heat of Corpus Christi, Texas, WAILIN STORMS migrated east and ended up in Durham, North Carolina. Their sound is justly a mix of doom-punk and swampy rock, as elements of their prior and current surroundings culminate into a unique and volatile brew. Stamped with eerily dark and ominous vocal elements reminiscent of bluesy masters like Howlin’ Wolf and Samhain, and musically carved from the Southern American East Coast with emotive nods to Destruction Unit, Clockleaner, Unsane, and Pussy Galore, the band’s output is incessantly passionate and harrowing in its entirety. Think the Murder City Devils… but if they actually murdered people under possession by the god-damned devil.

After two successful EPs — 2011’s Bone Colored Moon and 2014’s Shiver — the band issues their debut LP, One Foot In The Flesh Grave, as a warning shot to all things safe, prescribed, and banal. WAILIN STORMS’ deep, dark, swampy and catchy-as-all-hell new material bears seven hymns for the ongoing funeral procession of everyday life. Crossing its path bestows the karmic powers of a black cat in reverse.

Track List:
01. Don’t Forget the Sun
02. Ribcage Fireplace
03. Mystery Girl
04. Walk
05. Lost
06. Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board
07. German Fur Tails

WAILIN STORMS: Revolver Magazine Streaming “One Foot In The Flesh Grave: Debut LP

Nov 18 2015

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The debut LP by Durham, North Carolina-based doom punk outfit, WAILIN STORMS, titled One Foot In The Flesh Grave, is now playing exclusively at Revolver Magazine as the record is prepared for its release this week via Magic Bullet Records.

Led by ominous, blues-driven vocals reminiscent of Samhain and early Danzig, brooding quartet, WAILIN STORMS merges doom punk and harrowing rock into something fans of TSOL, Social Distortion, Murder City Devils, Laughing Hyenas, Hot Water Music, Pussy Galore and Clockcleaner alike will find themselves immersed in. Recorded and mixed at Warrior Sound, by Al Jacob and mastered by Carl Saff, One Foot In The Flesh Grave is completed with artwork by Bruno Guerreiro of Decibel Magazine.

Invisible Oranges reported, “While there’s some metal and hardcore in the WAILIN STORMSsound, it mostly simmers. There’s strength in simmering: one cooks a lobster by slowly raising the heat… Just when it reaches a fever-pitch, it ends. WAILIN STORMS don’t overstay their welcome. The way vocalist Justin Storms caws over the din reminds me of the two most recent Wovenhand records.” American Aftermath’s 8/10 review called the album, “a mighty doom punk opus that will be forever stuck in the minds of all who listen to it, continuing, “This 33-minute effort features southern fried sludge colliding head on with doomed blues and hazy-eyed punk nuances. It is a sound likened to Samhain’s deathrock if it were hijacked by The Murder City Devils and more recent Wovenhand material…. a catchy, doomed opus that serves as the essential first step to WAILIN STORMS eventual greatness.” Cvlt Nation posted, “One Foot In The Flesh Grave sounds like a morbid plate of hot grits covered in zombie blood. This band knows how to write songs that channel the gothic past of the south while still keeping the ghost of Robert Johnson happy. Have a dark fucking open mind – let the WAILIN STORMS blow right in, and you will not be disappointed!”

Revolver Magazine is now exclusively streaming all of WAILIN STORMS’ One Foot In The Flesh Grave at THIS LOCATION.

Magic Bullet Records will release One Foot In The Flesh Grave on all digital platforms and both red and clear vinyl pressings on November 20th. Vinyl preorders are available HERE and digital preorders are available HERE.

Stand by for more on WAILING STORMS as the band plots new live dates and continues to write new follow-up material to their debut LP in order to record early in 2016.

WAILIN STORMS Live:
12/03/2015 Pour House – Raleigh, NC @ Local Band-Local Beer w/ Dead Girls

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WAILIN STORMS: Invisible Oranges Ignites “Ribcage Fireplace” From One Foot In The Flesh Grave Debut LP

Nov 04 2015

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WAILIN STORMS sorrowfully serenades the public with a harrowing new single from their Magic Bullet Records-bound One Foot In The Flesh Grave debut LP with an exclusive Invisible Oranges stream of “Ribcage Fireplace.”

The Invisible Oranges write-up of the new track with the premiere offers, “’Ribcage Fireplace,’ like most of the other songs on the band’s upcoming debut One Foot In The Flesh Grave is a slow burner, all mounting percussion and overdriven blues chords. Just when it reaches a fever-pitch, it ends. WAILIN STORMS don’t overstay their welcome. The way vocalist Justin Storms caws over the din reminds me of the two most recent Wovenhand records.”

Put a spark in your corpse-to-be with WAILIN STORMS’ “Ribcage Fireplace” at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.

The previously released “Don’t Forget The Sun” single is playing at Cvlt Nation HEREand the trailer for One Foot In The Flesh Grave HERE.

Magic Bullet Records will issue One Foot In The Flesh Grave on all digital platforms as well as both red and clear vinyl pressings on November 20th. Vinyl preorders are available HERE and digital preorders are available HERE.

WAILIN STORMS Live:
12/03/2015 Pour House – Raleigh, NC @ Local Band-Local Beer w/ Dead Girls

Led by ominous, blues-driven vocals reminiscent of Samhain and early Danzig, Durham, North Carolina’s brooding quartet, WAILIN STORMS merges doom punk and harrowing rock into something fans of TSOL, Social Distortion, Murder City Devils, Laughing Hyenas, Hot Water Music, Pussy Galore and Clockcleaner alike will find themselves immersed in. Recorded and mixed at Warrior Sound, by Al Jacob and mastered by Carl Saff, One Foot In The Flesh Grave is completed with artwork by Bruno Guerreiro of Decibel Magazine.

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INTEGRITY: Remastered Den Of Iniquity Collection Streaming At Revolver; Album Out This Week Through Magic Bullet Records

Nov 02 2015

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Revolver Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of Den Of Iniquity, the rare/early works collection from legendary Cleveland metallic hardcore outfit, INTEGRITY. Fully remastered and reissued, the album sees rebirth via Magic Bullet Records directly alongside the Humanity Is The Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster this Friday, October 30th.

With more than an hour and thirteen minutes of searing, iconic 1990s metallic hardcore packed into it, Den Of Iniquity is a massive, twenty-three song collection of rare tracks spanning “The Melnick Era” (1988-1998) of INTEGRITY. All material is culled from various demos, split 7”s, 7” singles, compilation appearances, and EPs. In short, this is all the hard-to-find non-album stuff of that era, fully remastered with modern vibrancy. The material represented in this historical documentation includes the Grace Of The Unholy single, Harder They Fall demo, Taste Of Every Sin CD, the split 7” releases with Hatebreed, Mayday, Pale Creation, Kids Of Witney High, Psywarfare and Lockweld, tracks from the Dark Empire Strikes Back and No Exit compilations and live bonus tracks. The physical version of the Den Of Iniquity reissue includes extensive liner notes from guitarist Aaron “A2” Melnick on the recording sessions for each track and exclusive artwork from singer Dwid Hellion.

Stream the entire hour-and-thirteen-minutes of INTEGRITY’s remastered reissue of Den Of Iniquity at Revolver RIGHT HERE.

Also hear INTEGRITY’s Humanity Is The Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster at No Clean Singing HERE.

Digital preorders for the remastered Den Of Iniquity rare tracks collection and the Humanity Is The Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster are available HERE. Both CDs go on sale this Friday, October 30th at the Magic Bullet Records webstore, where diehard ghouls should be on the lookout for special Devil’s Night treats, HERE.

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INTEGRITY: 20th Anniversary Edition Of Humanity Is The Devil Unleashed At No Clean Singing; CD Out This Week

Oct 28 2015

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Memorializing one of the most iconic releases of the groundbreaking 1990s metallic hardcore revolution, Magic Bullet Records prepares to release the Humanity Is The Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster from end-time prophets, INTEGRITY, later this week, and the entire record is now writhing its way into the airwaves early through an exclusive at No Clean Singing.

To celebrate the enduring impact of the album, the special remixed and remastered 20th anniversary version of Humanity Is The Devil has been created. Painstakingly mixed by Joel Grind, under guidance from INTEGRITY guitarist Aaron Melnick and vocalist Dwid Hellion, and mastered by Brad Boatwright — both at Audiosiege — the 2015 treatment of this epic recording do the album even more sonic justice and fidelity than was remotely possible in 1995. The result is an even wilder and somehow more visceral experience from start to finish, an album that still stands head and shoulders above anything else. The Humanity Is The Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster features an updated treatment of Pushead’s iconic album cover, a new painting from visual artist Josh Bayer, complete lyrics from Hellion, an updated narration from Hellion himself on the album’s final track, and much more.

INTEGRITY‘s Humanity Is The Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster today sees a special early premiere through No Clean Singing, the webzine offering, “Hellion’s voice is a pure red fury… Aaron Melnick’s riffs and leads range from pneumatic blunt force trauma to slow, soulful, and bluesy metal to adrenaline-surging speedfests, and the melodies that often ooze from the music are downright dark, doomed, and poisonous.” The review continues, “And this is a multi-faceted and even experimental album. No two tracks are alike. It’s as if the band were spreading their wings, seeing how far they could take themselves from where they started without completely breaking the tether. They found new territories for sure. Though the trails they blazed have been explored by many others since the original release, Humanity… remains to this day a fascinating and potent piece of art, well-deserving of this updated anniversary release.”

Hear INTEGRITY’s re-envisioned Humanity Is The Devil at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

The Humanity Is The Devil: 20th Anniversary Remix + Remaster sees CD and digital release through Magic Bullet Records this Friday, October 30th, 2015. Digital preorders are available HERE and physical orders will be made available HERE. A reissue of the band’s Den Of Iniquityrare tracks collection will also be released the same day.

INTEGRITY’s landmark Humanity Is The Devil has long been regarded as the album that completely turned both hardcore and metal on its head. Released in 1995, the recording initially sent a mammoth shockwave through the underground, as the band had crafted a proprietary sound wherein metal and hardcore had simply not been fused before. Phrases like “metallic hardcore” and “metalcore” came into prominence within the popular lexicon only after everyone heard what INTEGRITY was doing on this album in particular. Further, singer Dwid Hellion’s foray into much darker, psychological depths lyrically served to raise the bar and open the floodgates for countless others to break away from the trappings of traditional hardcore and metal fodder. To describe Humanity Is The Devil as seminal both in the band’s career and the metallic hardcore genre on the whole would only serve to yield a “yeah, no shit” out of anyone who lived through it at the time.

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