The body is barely cold and Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume is still an active crime scene, but the legendary gods of metallic hardcore Integrity have announced their latest venture: a split with Krieg! The pioneering black metal act from New Jersey will team up with Integrity for an August 3rd release via Relapse, two songs of which premiere here at Revolver today.
Integrity's premiere is for "Scorched Earth," a two minute exercise that is classic Dwid Hellion and Co. through and through, with a ripping set of solos courtesy of Dom Romeo. It's no throwaway track, and in fact might have been chosen due to its ability to stand alone on record. "Scorched Earth" is paired with a simple video treatment stylized by Dwid himself and much like the song, the video is a no frills, hardcore assault.
Krieg's contribution is a half-speed number called "Circle of Guilt." With a blackened rock swing, the verse hits with a slinky-ness, slithering with a deathrock feel until tumbling into a blast and back out again. Ripping through and through, Neill Jameson and Company's approach is the sort of thing that you wish more bands would do instead of always resorting to simple blastbeatblastbeatblastbeat bombast — after all, there is no shade without light. Stream the track below for the first time and order your copy here.
Integrity is on the road in the coming weeks, playing MDF and Northwest Terror Fest as part of a string of dates for the fellas. Catch 'em on the road at the dates below.
INTEGRITY on TOUR
May 25 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest 2018
May 26 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
May 27 Montreal, QB @ Foufounes Electriques
May 28 Portland, ME @ Genos
May 29 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East - Downstairs
Jun 01 Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest
Aug 03 Waarschoot, BE @ Roadkill Festival
Aug 04 Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR @ Sylak Festival
Aug 05 Blieskastel, DE @ P-Werk
Aug 06 Zurich, CH @ Werk 21
Aug 08 Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
Aug 09 Vienna, AT @ Wien Arena
Aug 10 Warsaw, PL @ Poglos
Aug 11 Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault
Aug 12 Vagos, PT @ Vagos Metal Fest
Aug 17 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas