The recent vow of getting the label back to its early roots in spirit, packaging, and more “lifer”-oriented bands continues on, this time in the form of a very special release from a band that needs very little introduction: INTEGRITY. After being put in touch via mutual friends, Dwid and I exchanged several emails about some cool projects that we could work on. Given our mutual appreciation for hardcore music, skateboarding, DIY, and the efforts of artists like Pushead, ideas flowed and things fell into place very quickly.
First up is a very special CD to kick things off right. In many ways a tribute to Pushead’s days running the Bacteria Sour label, VValpürgisnacht features hand-screened cover art, a hand-screened skull logo patch, an insert featuring lyrics and an illustration from Florian Bertmer, the two tracks that comprised the 7″ on A389 Records, plus two SEPTIC DEATH covers thrown in for full homage vibes.
CD issued July 14, 2009
CD pressing info:
First press = 666 copies hand-numbered and hand-stamped for Magic Bullet mailorder and Integrity live shows, all retail copies are non-numbered and not stamped
Box set (numbered CD, t-shirt, screened box) = 100 made (sold out)
Skateboard deck (w/non-numbered CD) = 100 made