Friday, 31 August 2012

Systems Overload 2012 #127/320

So yeah, I was going to henceforth blog about the un-blogged in the order that they are leaning against the wall. But then this arrived a couple days ago which was so exciting that it's jumped the line because it made me want to stop what I was doing and take pictures of vinyl like I've got nowt better to do. So, we have the Organized Crime Records re-issue of Integrity's 1995 masterwork Systems Overload. Carrying on in the style that OCR are re-issuing Integ's early work, this has more attention to detail that I can deal with. First things first, custom record mailer.

Just to whet your appetite.

I went for the version with the extra cover art, on a clear/grey smoke pressing. These are limited to 320, with numbered sleeves.

Similar to the extra sleeve for TWFT.

That's the back, fans.

Anyway, pull that back and the regular cover is underneath, with vastly expanded artwork from the original.

Track listing is revealed on the back when shown the light.

It's curtains for Dwid.

Again, the credits inside the gatefold are revealed when exposed.

The vinyl itself looks incredible.

Inside one of the sleeves, a lyric sheet and on the flip of that, great anecdotes from A. Melnick.

And if that wasn't enough, a print of J. Melnick's Armenian Persecution painting

And there is more. Inside the mailer, there was also a large brown envelope, sealed with a little clasp. On the envelope was written 'Pre-Order Package Series #3 Limited Edition Of 100'

And in there, a ton of flyers from back in the 90's. Awesome.

I mean. Wow. The amount of effort that Clint at OCR, Dwid, various Melnicks and anyone else involved has put in is simply staggering.

Doesn't hurt that the songs will still kick your teeth in too.



  1. All i can say is wow. I may just have to buy one of these myself now

  2. Great reissue. I picked up this same version at This is Hardcore. I'm kinda bummed I missed out on the mailorder version with the fliers thrown in though.

    Mine is actually #'d as #327 our of 320. It was explained to me there there were actually an extra 16 made (which would actually bring the total to 336 made) but the covers had been printed and #'d already (the 320 part) so mine it looks alittle screwy at first glance but I think that's what makes it so cool.

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