Artists

Biography

Info/Bio:

Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in hardcore and modern metal history, apocalyptic heavy music icons INTEGRITY formed in 1988 primarily as an outlet for the philosophical and spiritual musings of vocalist Dwid Hellion. With an intense sound that melds together high-velocity hardcore punk, heavy metal, thrash and angular, noisy guitar riffs with lyrical themes that include religion, the supernatural, mental illness, individualism, the occult, and Holy Terrorism, INTEGRITY are unquestionably one of the pioneering forces that forged the worlds of hardcore and metal together. Their influence on hundreds, if not thousands of bands can still be heard to this day.

Full Bio
The group issued its debut album, Those Who Fear Tomorrow, in 1991 followed by a steady series of splits, singles and compilations. They returned with their sophomore full-length Systems Overload in 1995 followed by 1996’s Humanity Is the Devil and 1997’s Seasons in the Size of Days, the latter two being loose concept albums focusing on Dwid’s religious obsessions which ultimately helped broaden INTEGRITY’s appeal beyond the hardcore faithful into the punk and metal stratosphere. In 1997, Dwid started his own Holy Terror label to release a collection of INTEGRITY rarities entitled Taste of Every Sin. The next decade plus saw INTEGRITY continue their relentless output of acclaimed full-lengths with a variety of the scene’s most respected labels including Deathwish, A389 Recordings, and Magic Bullet. 2003’s To Die For was particularly heralded as one of the band’s most vicious and powerful albums to date.

Fast forward to 2016 when INTEGRITY sign to renowned independent label Relapse Records to usher in a new era of the band. After headlining numerous hardcore and metal festivals across the globe, the band recorded their 12th full-length album 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. The album, heavily inspired by the Satanic-Panic era of 1980’s heavy metal and it’s effect on culture as a whole, is an extremely moody, diverse and aggressive offering with influences ranging from Motorhead, Slayer and GISM to Shout at the Devil-era Motley Crue and Randy Rhoades-era Ozzy Osbourne.

Now with almost 30 years of creating dark and terrifying anthems under their belt, INTEGRITY have honored their past musical legacy while fearlessly moving forward into unchartered territory on what is undoubtedly their most elaborate and ambitious effort to date.

In 2018, INTEGRITY took the world by storm with an unearthly split recording featuring US black metal horde Krieg. With new blood injected into the live lineup, INTEGRITY continues to headline and appear at notable world festivals such as Brutal Assault, Maryland Deathfest, Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest & more.


ARTIST UPDATES
  • INTEGRITY: Digital Catalog Reissues Out Now; Begin April U.S. Tour Dates Next Week INTEGRITY: Digital Catalog Reissues Out Now; Begin April U.S. Tour Dates Next Week Photo by Lenoir INTEGRITY’s entire digital catalog has been reissued and is out now via Relapse Records. The band’s highly influential albums, including the 25th-anniversary edition of their landmark Those Who Fear Tomorrow debut full length & 20th anniversary of Humanity Is The Devil, are now available for streaming across all digital platforms. INTEGRITY mastermind Dwid Hellion comments, “I am very proud to announce that ...
  • INTEGRITY: Announce Spring 2019 West Coast Headlining Tour Dates; Confirmed For Decibel Metal & Beer Fest’s Pre-Fest INTEGRITY: Announce Spring 2019 West Coast Headlining Tour Dates; Confirmed For Decibel Metal & Beer Fest's Pre-Fest Metallic horror trailblazers INTEGRITY announce headlining Spring 2019 West Coast tour dates. The tour begins on April 18 in San Diego, CA and ends Apr 27 in Seattle, WA. Select support will be provided by Toxic Holocaust, All Out War, Incendiary & more. A full INTEGRITY itinerary is available below. Tickets are on sale Friday, January 18 at 11am PST. Additionally, INTEGRITY have ...
  • INTEGRITY: Share “Bark At The Moon” By Ozzy Osbourne Cover INTEGRITY: Share “Bark At The Moon” By Ozzy Osbourne Cover Metallic horror trailblazers INTEGRITY celebrate Halloween with a surprise cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s legendary track “Bark At The Moon”! Listen now on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. Additionally, INTEGRITY has begun announcing concerts for 2019 including a special two day festival in January at Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD. ...
  • INTEGRITY: Share Cover of “Document One” by G.I.S.M., Split LP with KRIEG is OUT NOW and Begin Summer European Tour Tonight INTEGRITY: Share Cover of "Document One" by G.I.S.M., Split LP with KRIEG is OUT NOW and Begin Summer European Tour Tonight Photo Credit: Roberto Graziano Moro Metallic horror trailblazers INTEGRITY share a cover of “Document One” by G.I.S.M. to celebrate to the release of their split LP with KRIEG. Watch the full video on Consequence of Sound/Heavy Consequence HERE. Dwid Hellion comments on the video: “G.I.S.M. has been one of my favorite bands since I was 13 years old, ...
  • Psycho Las Vegas x Relapse Records 2018 Psycho Las Vegas x Relapse Records 2018 Psycho Las Vegas 2018 kicks off Thursday, August 16th till August 20th and features Relapse current, alumni & affiliated bands RED FANG, INTEGRITY, S U R V I V E, PRIMITIVE MAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, INDIAN, COUGH, HIGH ON FIRE, BORIS, VOIVOID & GODFLESH! More info and tickets are available at http://bit.ly/PsychoRelapse18.
TOUR DATES

Share
Share