Tag Archives: Cleveland Hardcore

DARVOCETS ANNOUNCED FOR HORRIBLE FEST 2016

Is it a reunion? Do Cleveland bands ever realty die? All I know is that I’m extremely excited to do the crop circle.

May 26 – May 29 2016 at Now That’s Class + tba

THE URINALS
PREDATOR (Atl)
GIORGIO MURDERER (Nola)
WATERY LOVE (Philly)
UROCHROMES (Western Mass)
THE DARVOCETS (Clevo)
UNHOLY TWO (Cbus)
SPRAY PAINT (Atx)
FUGITIVE FAMILY (Hou//Nola)
SLAVEHOUSE (Cbus)
EMPTY BEINGS (Pgh)
QUITTER (Baltimore)
FRIED EGG (RVA)
+more tba

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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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MAY 21-24 “NOT” HORRIBLE FEST WILL BE THE RETURN OF RUINERS

Ruiners are one of the most self destructive and sloppy yet astoundingly powerful bands to come out of Cleveland Hardcore. They feature Chris Erba of H-100s infamy on vocals and come to fuck everything up in sight. Go to http://www.nowthatsclass.net/ for more details on the fest and don’t miss these blood thirsty goons.

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RARE VIDEO OF PLAGUE (CLEVELAND HARDCORE) SURFACES

Plague are probably forgotten to most but during the 80s they were one of Cleveland’s most important hardcore bands. In addition to playing all over Northeast Ohio, they also brought their brand of hardcore to Europe. This is some rare footage that has recently surfaced on YouTube. Take a look into the time capsule. You won’t be disappointed.
-Matt G

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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)

RUST BELT HAMMER COLUMN FROM MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL

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

THE BEST OF INTEGRITY

Love ’em or hate ’em, Dwid and company are Cleveland hardcore legends. The demo tracks and some of their earliest work sounds like Cro Mags in a brawl with GISM. The later stuff is more polished but equally punishing and they have never really quit with the assault. Here is some of my favorite Integrity music.
-Matt G


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WHAT WAS CLEVELAND HARDCORE LIKE IN 1987?

While I was still peeing in my Scooby Doo underwear, Cleveland bands were playing hardcore shows at face melting speeds. Confront is a group that should be of legendary status. You may be familiar with a band that rose out of their ashes named One Life Crew. Confront were different though. They played fast hardcore before it achieved a wildly popular cult status . Anyhow, I don’t want to babble on. Let this video speak for it’s self. Confront, Hyper As Hell, False Hope, Ugly But Proud at The Rage in Cleveland, OH on 12/20/87.