Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons INTEGRITY return with their highly anticipated twelfth studio album, titled "Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume". A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, "Howling..." is a manifestation of pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction. Now with almost thirty years of creating dark and terrifying anthems under their belt, INTEGRITY has honored its past musical legacy while fearlessly moving forward into unchartered territory on what is undoubtedly its most elaborate and ambitious effort to date.
"Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume" was recorded and mixed at Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore with mastering handled by Brad Boatright (OBITUARY, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, FULL OF HELL). The album will see its release on CD/2xLP/Deluxe 3xLP/CS/digital via Relapse Records on July 14. A music video for the song "I Am The Spell", directed by frontman Dwid Hellion, can be viewed below.
Physical pre-orders and exclusive bundles are currently available via Relapse.com while digital pre-orders are available via Bandcamp. The deluxe 3xLP contains three additional bonus tracks, a 12-page LP-sized booklet featuring expanded artwork and a double-sided slipmat. The digital version will include four additional bonus tracks.
Additionally, INTEGRITY recently announced a European tour this June followed by a Japanese tour in October.
"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)
Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard