Since this movie will never again see the light of day or be sold anywhere, we have decided to upload a few of the crucial scenes. Here is a re-edit of the movie footage featuring the controversial One Life Crew. Please share!
I remember this awkward moment like yesterday. I had a band with Zed Schmeck called Eat Shit and Die that was supposed to open the show but our drummer (Pigman) quit that morning.This was weeks after a car wreck in the snow left us unable to open for Annihilation Time and Upstab. Some luck! Anyways, this was Play Fast or Die Fest II in Hubbard, Ohio. Hubbard is a small place located by Youngstown, Ohio, and the Pennsylvania border that had a skatepark where mostly local bands played. I don’t think Cider was originally on the bill for Play Fast or Die II, but they played anyways and went way over their time limit. Some of the local Crowd Deterrent type guys weren’t too happy and I’m not exactly sure what happened outside but Cider were told to leave town and baseball bats may have been involved. Steve “Da Assaulta” is visibly frustrated around the 10:30 mark and it looks like he pleas with the band to stop playing. Instead we find Aaron Melnick of Integrity/Inmates now behind the drum set and a short Brainwashed Youth set ensues to the amusement of their Cleveland friends and no one else. As you can see in this video, they play to a mostly puzzled and indifferent audience that had no clue who Cider was. I think most of the kids were there because it was a show in Youngstown. For the record, other bands that played were Caustic Christ, Career Suicide, My Revenge, and a bunch I can’t recall that got lost in the shuffle of time. T
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This amazing show has never been seen online before. It happened on November 4th, 1988 at Peabody’s in Cleveland, Ohio. The footage starts off with the Agnostic Front set and then moves on to False Hope. They are a little known band from Cleveland whose members would go on to form the backbone of such integral bands as Integrity and Keelhaul. The camera work here is obviously amateur and the audio falls out of synch briefly but if you’re looking for an amazing glimpse into the Clevo HC scene of 1988, this is a peak into that tiny window of time. You’ll get stage divers galore and all of your favorite AF songs in this video.
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This is the best and original lineup of the band that featured the maniacal Chris Erba on vocals. Watch this deranged lunatic play with one of the fiercest, short lived bands in Cleveland punk/hc history. They came, they saw, and they self-destructed. This footage has never been seen before. Crack one open and check this set out.
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It’s Friday, as we head into the non work week simulation filled with NFL head hunting, Patriotism and Corporate Sponsored Kneel Downs for Freedom.
I am going to be putting out a weekly blog here on Rustbelthammer because I need something to do because there are only so many times you can eat shrooms and golf.
So look for that blog 10AM Monday 9/12/16 here at RustBeltHammer.com
This Sunday! ! ! !
Matty “Destroy Clevo” Greenfield and I are heading down to San Antonio
The Great San Antonio Bash : Featuring Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling
Scheduled to appear:
~Former WWE and TNA Superstar and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle
~Former WWE Superstar and Team Angle member Shelton Benjamin
~TNA Superstar and former TNA World Champion EC3
~Former WWE Superstar Billy Gunn
~Former WWE star and World Wide Star Colt Cabana
~Former WWE, TNA and ECW Superstar Tommy Dreamer
~Former ECW manager and World renown official Bill “Fonzie” Alfonzo
~Former WCW Superstar Buff Bagwell
~Former WWE and Current Lucha Underground Star Johnny Mundo aka John Morrison
~Current Lucha Underground Star M Dogg 20 Matt Cross aka Son of Havoc
Anyways, its going to be sick and I will be back here next week to break down the chaos and the Pandemonium.
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!
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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I always found it really interesting how Integrity were influenced by bands like Septic Death and GISM (notice the GISM/Sakevi vocal influence on the above song) . Integrity were the kings of mystery in the 90s and even though they were signed to Victory Records, they certainly did not have a generic “Victory” sound to fall back on. Everything about Integrity was original and intense. That was part of the intrigue and mystique. In retrospect, I find a lot of 90s hardcore to be laughable at best. This is not the case with Integrity. Check out these rare karaoke style Septic Death covers and celebrate the history of Cleveland hardcore.
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