The hooded menace is back. Cleveland’s satanic royalty do not disappoint on this new release that combines the power and fury of NWOBHM with Venom, Motorhead, and Cleveland sweat. Fuck yes! Purchase “No Mercy for Mayhem” on CD or LP at http://www.hellsheadbangers.com/
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Lieutenant Dance are a fine band out of Columbus, Ohio. On “High Fructose Porn Syrup” they take a leap to fall in nicely with the lineage of such greats as Devo while also reminding me of a sort of post-punk King Crimson with krautrock influences. This stuff is brilliantly constructed chaos. The video for Satanic Pancakes is quite well done too. I am eager to see what direction Lieutenant Dance will take next. Show a friend! Continue reading LIEUTENANT DANCE ARE TAKING OVER WHERE DEVO LEFT OFF→
I dare you to name a more miserable place in American than Gary, Indiana. You will surely come up blank. The place is an abysmal hole that no human should ever have to endure. The population has plummeted by 55 percent since 1960. The steel mills closed as unemployment skyrocketed simltaneously. It’s a familiar story to all of us brave people with origins in such cities. It’s no secret that the Rust Belt breeds freaky ass people that come equipped with character and controversy. Continue reading MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE RUST BELT!!!!→
BY MATT GREENFIELD
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Greetings and salutations to all of you rabid and raucous Maximum Rocknroll readers out there across the world. My name is Matt and I am from a very special region of the United States known as the “Rust Belt”. You may be familiar with some of our cities, along with their rich cultural and musical histories. I am talking about such cities as Buffalo, New York, Detroit, Michigan, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Akron, Chicago, Illinois, and also my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Continue reading RUST BELT HAMMER COLUMN FROM MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL→