Integrity, one of hardcore’s longest enduring bands, are back with a new studio album, extinguishing a four year drought since Suicide Black Snake was released. Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume will be the 12th full length effort from the group, who divulged all the details about the forthcoming disc and shared a music video for the new track, “I Am the Spell” as seen above.
The music video is dominated by hazy, black and white clips with swirling effects throwing some extra dirt on the footage, mirroring Integrity’s acrid black riffing attack. “I Am the Spell” begins on a destructive note as chords ring out at a sloth pace with dive bomb leads and a quick melody, pouring smoke into the atmosphere. From there, Integrity pick up the tempo, bringing us to full circle pit mode as the band’s lone constant member, vocalist Dwid Hellion bellows on with his Lemmy-esque snarl.
Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume tackles the concept of chronicling the final days of Armageddon and “I Am the Spell” sonically aligns with the end of time. The album was recorded and mixed at Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore, Md. as Brad Boatright (Obituary, Toxic Holocaust, Full of Hell) oversaw the mastering.
Pre-orders can be placed at the label’s webstore and through Bandcamp and the full album will arrive on July 14 through Relapse Records. Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume will be available on CD, 2xLP, Deluxe 3xLP, cassette, digital formats as well as bundle options.
Integrity, Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume Artwork
Integrity, Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume Track Listing
01. “Fallen to Destroy”
02. “Blood Sermon”
03. “Hymn For the Children of the Black Flame”
04. “I Am the Spell”
05. “Die With Your Boots On”
06. “Serpent of the Crossroads”
07. “Unholy Salvation of Sabbatai Zevi”
08. “7 Reece Mews”
09. “Burning Beneath the Devils Cross”
10. “String Up My Teeth”
11. “Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume”
12. “Viselle De Drac” (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
13. “Entartete Kunst” (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
14. “Deathly Fighter” (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
15. “The Perfect Silence” (Digital Bonus Track)
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