This Black Friday, November 29th, Magic Bullet Records will unleash the official CD version of the A2/Orr+ Mix of INTEGRITY‘s iconic Systems Overload LP.
One of the most vicious and iconic albums in hardcore’s storied bloodline, Systems Overload was initially released by Victory Records in 1995, elevating INTEGRITY to a whole new level of international notoriety. Yet due to confused mixing sessions, the final product bore a more modern metallic hardcore sound than the band intended. In 2012, former INTEGRITY guitarist Aaron Melnick and current guitarist Robert Orr collaboratively took on a mission to bring forth the true vision of Systems Overload LP forth. Unearthing the initial masters from the extensive recording sessions, the guitarists from two different eras of the band pulled elements of alternate takes of the songs to a new level, incorporating new contributions from both Melnick and Orr with lost solos and divebombs. The new mix showcases a much more organic and haphazardly raw side of this timeless album, the dark, visionary brutality of the initial recording is retained, the release also including liner notes on the process of putting the album together.
Alongside exclusive interrogations of Aaron Melnick and INTEGRITY frontman Dwid Hellion, Invisible Oranges is hosting a stream of the entire Systems Overload A2/Orr+ Mix; check it all out RIGHT HERE.
On the weekend of January 17th and 18th, INTEGRITY‘s iconic lineup from the early-mid ’90s, including the Systems Overload album, reunites for the first time in twenty years for an exclusive one-time performance at the A389 X Bash in Baltimore, Maryland. This legendary event will take place alongside exclusive sets by Bloodlet, All Out War, Infest and Haymaker, as well as Empire Of Rats, Noisem, Full Of Hell and many others.