To celebrate Halloween this year, Integrity and Bleach Everything have teamed up for a split 12" to pay tribute to a couple of bands that helped influence them. In the case of Bleach Everything, they've recorded a handful of Rocket from the Crypt covers with guest appearances from members of such bands as Power Trip, All-American Rejects, and This Will Destroy You.
Integrity have used the split release to show love and respect to a group that has meant a great deal to vocalist Dwid Hellion: Septic Death. Formed in 1981, the Idaho band was fronted by influential artist, Brian "Pushead" Shroeder, who actually handled the artwork for Integrity's seminal 1996 release, Humanity Is the Devil.
For the new release, Integrity re-recorded five Septic Death tracks they originally tracked back in the '90s, including "Thaw/Cold World," a song that originally appeared on the Boise group's 1986 release, Now That I Have the Attention What Do I Do With It? For these new versions, Septic Death's very own Michael Matlock (bass), Jon "Onj" Taylor (guitar), and Paul Birnbaum (drums) appeared on the recordings, alongside Dwid and guitarists Dom Romeo and Francis O'Kane.
With a mix by Tim De Gieter, and mastering by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sumerlands) No Echo is honored to present the track's premiere below:
These recordings are my way of sharing the passion that Septic Death brought to me," Dwid told No Echo via email. "I hope that you will feel the dark recesses of Septic Death begin to haunt your imagination as they did mine.”
SDK x RFTCC (Septic Death Karaoke x Rocket from the Crypt Covers) will see release on 12” vinyl and all digital platforms this Halloween, with Dark Operative handling the vinyl and the Bleach Everything digital, and Relapse Records handling Integrity’s digital. Pre-orders are ready at this link.