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DEBUT EPISODE OF RUST BELT HAMMER PODCAST WITH MEMBERS OF INTEGRITY, ONE LIFE CREW, PITBOSS, AND IN COLD BLOOD!

This has been a long time coming! I am super proud of this first podcast which features an all-star cast of Aaron Melnick, John Tole, Blaze Tishko, Trevor Trentine, and the musings of host Matt Greenfield. Please help spread this around and enjoy!

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CIDER ARE BRITISH FROM CLEVELAND

Cider may dawn the faux British accents but make no mistake about it, they are very Cleveland. The first time I saw Cider was in Youngstown, Ohio, at Play Fast or Die Fest. Their set was way longer than the allotted slot, nobody was into it, and then they got into a confrontation with members of Crowd Deterrent. I still have no clue exactly what went on between those two groups but it all seemed pretty funny and obnoxious.

Cider has been playing on and off since the 90s and shares members with other bands such as Darvocets, Integrity, Midnight, and more. They are Cleveland (British) Royalty. I haven’t really posted much about Cider, but here’s to them. The music is violent and angry, fitting into the Clevo HC lineage perfectly. Some may call them a “joke band” but they are way more pissed off than a lot of “serious” bands.

BOWEL WAS HALF INTEGRITY AND HALF ONE LIFE CREW. HERE IS SOME LIVE FOOTAGE WITH A GREAT TONY ERBA INTRO.

Bowel is a band that was semi-active in the 90s. I don’t know a whole lot about them but it’s some pretty heavy death metal played by a fantastic lineup. Let’s take a look. We have Mean Steve (Confront, One Life Crew), Aaron “a2” Melnick (Integrity), Lenny Melnick (Integrity), and Tony “Chubby Fresh” Pines (Integrity, One Life Crew). This footage is from Konyafest as this was a band loved by Jim Konya. Enjoy the songs and tell a friend.

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HELL ON EARTH BY IN COLD BLOOD IS AN UNSUNG CLEVELAND CLASSIC

Where Integrity sounds sinister, In Cold Blood sounds bleak. This album reminds me of driving through the rain and sludge of Northeast Ohio on a really shitty day, feeling bummed out and hating life. I love it! We got the singer of Mushroomhead on vocals here but this is no nu-metal album. Hell On Earth is a certified hardcore sleeper hit with severe metallic overtones. Heavy, sluggish (in a good way), and harder than the rusty nails in a decaying Rust Belt infrastructure. Do yourself a favor and revisit this album. The solos from A2 (Integrity, Inmates) sound just like you would expect. The riffs from Blaze Tishko (One Life Crew) carry this sucker to the next level. It’s really a great piece of Cleveland Hardcore history.

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DEAD SHALL RISE (EX-INTEGRITY) HAS A DEBUT EP OUT. STREAM IT HERE.

I previously premiered some tracks by Dead Shall Rise but here is the cherry on top of your fuckin’ sundae. I hear some awesome influences in here; stoner metal, Neurosis, and At The Gates! Incase you forgot, the lineup is Aaron and Lenny Melnick, Rob Orr, and Blaze Tishko.

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TWO TRACKS FROM “DEAD SHALL RISE”, NEW BAND FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE CLASSIC INTEGRITY LINEUP

Here are some tracks from a new band with an all-star lineup consisting of Aaron Melnick (Integrity,Cider,In Cold Blood,etc), Lenny Melnick (Integrity,Inmates,In Cold Blood,etc), Blaze Tishko (One Life Crew, Integrity, In Cold Blood,etc), and Rob Orr (Integrity). I won’t even say anything about these tracks except for the fact that they FUCKING RULE. Press “play” and you will hear for yourself. Destroy Cleveland! Continue reading TWO TRACKS FROM “DEAD SHALL RISE”, NEW BAND FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE CLASSIC INTEGRITY LINEUP

THE OFFICIAL “DESTROY CLEVELAND” TRAILER

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CHECK OUT THIS INMATES SET FROM NOW THATS CLASS (8/22)

You can’t change people’s minds about certain things; religion, politics, and what “is and isn’t punk” are subjects that come to mind. I’ll tell you what though, save your political correctness, spikey jacket with perfectly placed patches, and self righeous attitudes…Inmates are one of the punkest bands I have ever heard. There are no gimmicks needed in Ohio. Just bring your sense of humor and self-destructive attitude or fuck off. If you’ve never been to Now That’s Class, just take a listen to what you are missing. Continue reading CHECK OUT THIS INMATES SET FROM NOW THATS CLASS (8/22)