Saturday, 30 July 2016

Humanity... Remixed

Feels like a while since I've posted an Integrity record on here, and of course it's a test press.

This is a test press of a record which hasn't actually been released yet. A couple of months ago, for record store day, Organized Crime Records reissued the 1995 classic 'Humanity Is The Devil'. They did the same a couple of years earlier for 'Systems Overload', and then a little later they put out an updated, remixed version. Well, the same is going to happen for 'Humanity Is The Devil'. Magic Bullet Records already released it on CD, with the vinyl version to follow at some stage in the near future. This is the test press, with a cover hand made by Dwid himself.

As the year rolls on, I'm still struggling to move on from the major disaster of my lost parcel. One of the items in there was a test press of the recently released Integrity / Power Trip split 12". I bought the record directly from the label, and then paid a little bit extra to have Dwid make a cover for it. Well, the record was coming to me from the States and got lost, but the cover made it over from Belgium just fine. So after I'm left with a handmade cover for a record I don't own.

It's a pretty cool looking cover and all, but it seems a cruel twist for me to get sent two bits of a record and to end up with the more useless bit. Still, one day I may be able to pick up the record, and there will be a nice cover waiting for it.

5 comments:

Willem RWHAF said...

Great cover art from Dwid himself, I like the one with the reached out hand the most! Don't loose the faith mcs!

Cam said...

This looks great unlike the red vinyl Organized Crime Records version of Humanity Is The Devil poor quality vinyl to say the least.

Mike said...

I'd say a handmade cover is the much cooler bit!

Anonymous said...

Stefan Sonic says: You can always sell the hand drawn cover if you feel this way

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand why they felt the need to remix Humanity Is The Devil?
I listened to the remix of HITD when it was 1st streamed and it sounded terrible. Hollow, with its awesome dual vocals reduced to Dwid shouting over Human Furnace's buried in the mix vocals.
I like what OCR have done with the Integrity reissues but this one feels unnecessary.