What would happen if Discharge was from Ohio instead of England. The results would sound something like Nukkehammer. These guys have an awesome approach to a genre that has been many times. It’s very Ohio. The production is raw and very midwest punk. This is one for the whole family (to die to)! Enjoy and spread. Rust Belt Hammer is back, mofos.
Sometimes I get anxiety over really silly things. I’ll have thoughts like “What if the new generation of punk rockers forget about bands like 9 Shocks Terror, Don Austin, and Killed In Action?” These were Ohio bands from a certain time in DIY hardcore that I reminisce fondly upon. Dare I even say that they were important? They released split 7 inches and (sometimes) LP’s on labels that are no longer “cool” and “trendy” like Havoc Records and Six Weeks. They didn’t wear dangly earrings, copy 80s hardcore dancing to a tee, and all the other dumb shit that a grouch like me gets annoyed by from that darned pesky new generation. Continue reading KILLED IN ACTION WERE A STAPLE OF EARLY 2000S FAST HC FROM COLUMBUS OHIO→
Chromosome Damage is a band at the forefront of dirty Midwestern hardcore. They reside in the nether regions of Columbus, Ohio. To me they have more in common with Cleveland bands like Upstab and 9 Shocks Terror than their Columbus counterparts though. They are new, fresh, and oh so damaged. I am releasing a tape from Chromosome Damage soon on Rust Belt Hammer but too hold you over until then, here is a brain damaging live set from these knuckleheads.
Whether it’s Cleveland, Columbus, or beyond. Ohio has brought the world some really unique artists when it comes to punk and proto-punk. Some of the artists have been well documented while other’s still have an aura of mystique, with little information available. It’s the holiday season and I feel like sharing some good music. Check out these tunes to relieve your boredom and rock out all day long. Continue reading SOME GREAT AND DIVERSE PUNK ROCK FROM OHIO (1975-1980)→