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AGNOSTIC FRONT LIVE IN CLEVELAND (1988)

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.
-Matt
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REMEMBERING ASPAHLT FROM CLEVELAND

I regret not including Asphalt in Destroy Cleveland. They were a band that had one full length release on Dwid’s Dark Empire, and then faded into obscurity. This track kind of reminds me of a sludgier version of Nick Cave or The Birthday Party. Members of Asphalt included Chris Smith (Integrity, Keelhaul) Dave Araca (Integrity, False Hope) and Sam Lopiccolo (False Hope, Knifedance).

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THE OFFICIAL “DESTROY CLEVELAND” TRAILER

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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.