The first recorded band from Carnivore/Type O Negative frontman, Peter Steele. With only 500 copies (confirmed) made of this record, needless to say it's a very rare record and is considered the Holy Grail in relation to anything Type O Negative.
The band was comprised of Peter Steele on bass and vocals, John Campos on guitars, Lou Beato on drums, and Josh Silver on keyboards. After playing mainly in Brooklyn for years, in 1982, they all went their seperate ways. Peter and Lou formed Carnivore with Keith Alexander*, and Josh and John formed a band called Original Sin.
Seven years later, Peter and Josh reunited with Kenny Hickey on guitar, and Sal Abruscato on drums (who later quit and join Life Of Agony). That birthed Subzero, who changed their name to Repulsion, and finally ended with Type O Negative.
Thankfully, Big Petey dropped Josh Silver and the pop-synth rhythms for Carnivore after this recording. I'd love to hear "Rock Hard" redone without the keyboards because there's some good, heavy riffs underneath all the synth, but the keyboards just overpower the song. It's said that there's a recording of another song, "Under The Wheels", possibly floating around that is far superior to both these songs. The chances of that ever surfacing, I'm sure, are slim to none.
01. Rock Hard02. Batteries Not Included
* Keith Alexander was killed on July 11th, this summer, in a bike accident. Aside from playing with Carnivore, he later went on to play in Primal Scream and then played with Twisted Sister for a few years after that. He had a blog that he maintained up until July 10th, the day before he was killed, that is still online. Tragic.