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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, 12th studio album entitled 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 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.

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released July 14, 2017

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Track Name: Fallen To Destroy
FROM THE HEAVENS,
WE HAVE FALLEN . . .
TO DESTROY
Track Name: Blood Sermon
The great reckoning is upon us
Phantoms of miracle and disease
Infest the flesh of Gods only living spell
Night screams herself into your dreams
We shall never remain pure
Awaken and ingest
The strength to strangle our past
Legions of murderous hordes
Hunt in waves of powerless ruin
Invoke the cataclysm and testify
Nameless apparition
Lies we held so precious
Invoke the cataclysm and testify
Cowering husk of flesh,
Your prison decays around you
Promises forgotten
Behind landscapes of time
We shall lead astray
And rake in the thorns of broken Processions
Track Name: Hymn For The Children of the Black Flame
Our great darkness
Shall rise again . .
Unleashing devilry
Shackled beneath
Corroded tombs forever undying
For we are the children of the black flame
Track Name: I Am The Spell
I am the Spell
Sacrifice is serenity
The overwhelming whisper of annihilation
The cold lechery of spidered dreams
As winter's sun eclipses the shattered moon
Abandoning angels, devour us
Conjuring illusion
Cauldron of lies
Born from the shadows
Of flickering fires
Blood on the edge of eternity
Smoldering beneath ritual pyres
Track Name: Die With Your Boots On
Parasitic feast, subdued in sound
Sharpened teeth, abandoned ourselves
Where will it end?
Die with your boots on
Absorbing images,
Gnaw upon the flesh
Strangled laughter with no regrets
Where will it end?
Die With Your Boots On
Track Name: Serpent of the Crossroads
Forever in shadow, serpent slithers on
All the signs within your eyes
Where were you Tomorrow?
Flooding through another Hell
The night she held us cold
Crossroads whispers Tomorrow
Held my knife to the throat of God
The sound of chains rattling forward
Where we left ourselves behind
Those lost years, we were promised
Slipped away in the ghost of time
When the serpent offered salvation
in a world that has held us blind
With hellhounds I ride
Stripes have caged my back
Death has known me well
Imprisoned by this mortal flesh
This broken desperation, burning on inside my cross. . .
I can never be free
Turn your eyes away, blind the darkness, let it all fade
Track Name: Unholy Salvation of Sabbatai Zevi
THE CLOCK STRIKES ITS FINAL HOUR
AWAKEN IN DARKNESS
OUR LIGHT IS WITHIN SIGHT
BEYOND THE VEIL, SERPENT SHALL RISE
Redemption -through inversion, blasphemous indulgence
He deceives the entire world, deforming religion
Replacing the sacred with the profane
Purification through transgression, holy within unholy
Redemption -through inversion, blasphemous indulgence
He is viewed as a mirrored reflection of man,
So are His intentions, reflected in reverse
Flesh prisons confine those creatures
greater than what we could ever know
Unleash your true beauty with sin, release the fiend within
Burn this world to the ground
We are the Gospel. We are the End.
Sheep shall remain on Earth... Cowering in flesh
Only we shall be released , through our most glorious death
Shedding the skin of the serpent we rise
Eternal like the Night
Infect the Scriptures
Inverted Convictions
Track Name: 7 Reece Mews
And for the last great seance,
We have gathered together to bring forth the End
This is the End that shall destroy everything
This is the night that shall forever reign
This is the darkness that shall be your cage
This is the chaos which shall never fade
And they go on being mysterious
Centuries lost in the canons of time
They have appeared among us
Haunting us, taunting us
Cauldrons of infinite light
Our dreams, they have drained us, chained us
Left us as hollowed shell
Tonight we shall bleed them as they have bled us before
In a sea of blistering consciousness
We shall arise, once again, for the End
And testify
Rising from Oblivion
Only to vanish once again
But, you never let me down did you?
Not even when you found
That the nightmares were here to steal your dreams away
And replace your eyes with other things
Like them, like me.
So hold me in your arms
We’ll never be apart
This darkness that I breathe
Has ruined everything
Lord, tell me to believe
That this life is just a dream
As we burn down everything
Track Name: Burning Beneath the Devils Cross
Beyond this headless cloak of blood
The forest impales
Driven by moon and star
Nightmares betrayal
The conjuring flesh
Claws through the night
Preying like wolves
In the wake of hunger
Burning beneath the Devils Cross
The Demon awakes
Burning beneath the Devils Cross
The Demon betrays
Track Name: String Up My Teeth
We are the illusion
Syphon the night
Right out of your mind
Illuminated darkness
Salvation tangling its way back into focus
And we fight
Through the night
Where dreams turn on you
Cursed by suicidal laughter
Weaving a lace of fear
Into your heart
Religious silence
Descending sisters
Transform the unknown
Shivering sacrifice
Your hands brittle like the taste of swollen glass
Falling through the spiraling shadows
Into the glorious abyss
Only in our name
Shall we hold the hissing destruction
Track Name: Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
The last vestiges of spiritual collusion
Our covenant of Lycanthropic indulgence
Tearing off the flesh down to its feral base
Eviscerating everything in her name
HOWLING, FOR THE NIGHTMARE SHALL CONSUME
Testify, speak in tongues, fill this room
There is a hand beneath the stairs
Flooding into the flickering light that rolls itself throughout our minds
Bellowing archetype, I can't find myself wrong
This is how I smell the rot-
The pungent stench of dreams
Their thirst does resemble your blood
Parasite night screams in her lair
Like the raw flesh of seductive eyes
The elegant serenity of the twice drowned sacrifice
Await in silence
She keeps her secret in the swamps of Rome
And this is where the Devil comes through
Between me and you-
We never had much of a chance
As hard as we tried to resist
We were always destined for this
We were always coming home
We are the hate that they created
It never leaves us . . .
Track Name: Viselle De Drac (Bonus Track)
this crawling darkness
holds us somber in her nature
the calming damnation
of unrepentant screams
macabre sorcery
ingested its own matchless cadence of debauched phantoms
eternally fallen and renewed
such contrived continuation of blasphemous nightmarish glare
this dark heaven shall only bare its teeth towards the simple pleasures of human deception.
capturing our imagination with ridicule steeped in departure
while impaling our broken consciousness
upon the wounds of the tarnished altar of forlorn permission.
we have freed ourselves
where else can we hear caresses without words,
uttered upon the obscure practice of the revealing howl?
our only devotion to the sacrament of nothing
the blessed revival has become undone
cloaked in sin and the blindest servitude
another form yet unknown
condemns our morbid curiosity for Angels
and their symptoms
you are now picturing
everything that has ever brought you pain
ingest this horror and know that we are one
we are one . . .
never awaken
this song unsung
waiting beneath colliding skies
that fall upon us
as nightmares twist reality into who we have become
oh, degenerate kunst
how we see the demons in ourselves
this last great seance is coming to its end
wicked has become the night
a promise she has never kept
I invoke your deepest beliefs
and hear the wings erupt from within
mastery of illusion
be true to your begotten
dreams of the Dragon