Official press release:
Chicago-based Organized Crime Records has confirmed the impending re-release of one of the hardcore scene’s most infamous, everlasting albums, with the 20th Anniversary vinyl version of Integrity’s iniquitous Humanity Is The Devil, currently being pressed to hit for Record Store Day next month.
Subsequent to the release of Systems Overload earlier that year, Integrity would enter famed Mars Studio on Hallows Eve 1995; the result would be the true culmination of what the band had been working towards both music and thematically. Humanity Is The Devil was aural assault like no other at the time. From the guttural album opener, “Vocal Test” through the slow churning of “Jagged Visions Of My True Destiny”, Humanity Is The Devil would completely defy genre standards and scene norms, and after two decades, the resulting waves are still as apparent as when it was released in 1996.
Organized Crime Records is proud to present this groundbreaking record in its ultimate 20th Anniversary Edition. Comprised of limited color vinyl housed in a stunning five-color gatefold jacket featuring the iconic art by the legendary Pushead and layout by vocalist Dwid Hellion, this edition includes an updated version of the rare Humanity Is The Devil pamphlet, 16.5″ x 22″ poster, expanded artwork by Josh Bayer, and liner notes by guitarist Aaron Melnick. This version also includes the first appearance of the narrative story of Humanity Is The Devil by Frank Araca on vinyl, and will be pressed in a run of 1,000 copies.
While not an official Record Store Day title, the 20th Anniversary Edition Humanity Is The Devil LP will be available in stores for RSD on April 16th, 2016. Once again, the world can experience an album that defined a movement. Stores and distros can order copies now through Revelation Distribution.
Integrity is also planning new live actions for 2016, having today been confirmed to take part in this year’s edition of the mighty Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec this June, where they’ll share the stage with the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Agnostic Front, Misfits, Dead Kennedys, D.R.I., Cannibal Corpse, Corrosion Of Conformity, Voivod, and countless others. Stand by for further live updates to be announced.
6/23-6/26/2016 – Montebello, QC | Amnesia Rockfest
Humanity Is The Devil track listing:
1. “Vocal Test”
3. “Psychological Warfare”
4. “Trapped Under Silence”
5. “Abraxas Annihilation”
6. “Jagged Visions Of My True Destiny”
7. “Drowning In Envy”
8. “Humanity Is The Devil”