Integrity photographed by Robby Redcheeks
Integrity have been surrounded by myth, controversy, and legend for much of their almost 20 year existence. Along with fellow Cleveland monsters Ringworm, they are responsible for laying the foundation for metallic hardcore as we know it. Not only dictating, but literally defining the wave of musical darkness that continuously influences those at the forefront of the aggressive music scene. You can hear their direct influence in bands like Rise And Fall, Converge, Hatebreed, and more.

Integrity triumphantly returned to the spotlight in 2003 with their "To Die For" CD on Deathwish. "To Die For" recording was a true reclamation of the throne for the band. Produced and engineered by Ben Schigel (Ringworm, Mushroomhead), the collection of eight blood boiling songs served as a musical progression, all the while embracing the approach of their influential past. The enhanced portion of the release features video work from Ryan Zunkley (Converge "No Heroes" video director) and Dwid Hellion.

After the release of "To Die For", Integrity toured Europe and the U.S. in support of the album. Soon after, the band went back into hibernation. Don't ever count a great band out, as these kings of the genre are immortal as they come. The beast which is Integrity will always be stirring beneath us.



Dwid Hellion (Psywarfare/Integrity)