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Below is our complete Integrity news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
It looks as if Integrity will finally release their "The Blackest Curse" album this year. Deathwish Inc. will put out the album on CD and LP as DWI74.
Several tracks have been recorded thus far, with roughly thirteen songs written. According to frontman Dwid, "The album is a concept album based on a book I have written and it follows that story-line premise."
The release will reportedly be accompanied by a DVD film, a still frame from which can be viewed here.
Converge frontman Jake Bannon, Integrity's Dwid, and artist Stephen Kasner have joined forces to form a new group called Irons. Described as "a collective effort to create apocalyptic, non-linear music from a primal fine art based mindset," Irons is currently writing and recording material for a Deathwish Inc. release, which will hit streets next year. Additional information can be found here.
Hatebreed have announced the addition of guitarist Frank "3 Gun" Novinec to their line-up. Novinec, a Cleveland native, has previously played with Terror, Ringworm, and Integrity. According to frontman Jamey Jasta, "We've decided to become a five piece again. Mainly because of the new album having a lot of parts that involve second guitar but also because me and Beattie started this band as a 5 piece and feel like it's an integral part of our sound and vision." Meanwhile, Hatebreed's Sean Martin had the following to say:
"Frank '3 Gun' Novinec has been an influential guitar player in the hardcore scene since the release of 'The Promise,' by Ringworm in 1993. His guitar playing/writing with Ringworm, as well as everything he did with Integrity helped to define the Cleveland sound. That sound had a direct impact on me as a guitar player, and as a fan, it got me through a lot of hard times and helped to define my playing today. I was lucky enough to meet 3 Gun while we were on tour with Motorhead, and playing a show in Cleveland. Since then, He's become one of my best friends, and it will be an honor to be sharing the stage with him."
After their recent United States tour, Cleveland's INTEGRITY have decided to go on hiatus again. Having recently returned with their amazing "To Die For," released by Deathwish Inc., the members of INTEGRITY have decided to go their separate ways, sighting internal conflict within the band as the reasoning behind the hiatus.
Here's an update from vocalist Michael Williams regarding the latest happenings of THE AGONY SCENE:
"THE AGONY SCENE will be taking a break for the rest of 2003 and regrets that they will not be able to participate in the MUSHROOMHEAD and INTEGRITY tours. With the announcement of guitarist Chris Emmons leaving the group, the band will be announcing a new replacement in the near future and will be on the road in early 2004. This has been a great year for THE AGONY SCENE and we appreciate everyone's intrest and support. We respect Chris' decision to move on and wish him the best. THE AGONY SCENE will be back - we're writing some great new material and look forward to hitting the road again."