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Maximum Rocknroll #389 • Oct 2015

Incoming: Maximum Rocknroll #389, the October 2015 issue! On the cover we've got SICK THOUGHTS, ...

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New Blood! DETONATE, CASCARRABIAS, and ZOTZ

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info ...

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Top Tens from MRR #388 • September 2015

By popular demand, we present our reviewers' Top Tens from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are ...

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Record of the Week: Basement Benders

Record of the Week: Basement Benders

BASEMENT BENDERS – “Native Tongues” EP Sometimes when you hear that a handful of your favorite ...

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Monday Photo Blog: Sergey Seregin

Sergey Seregin submitted some pictures from this summer's Raw Fest in Moscow for this week's ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #389 • Oct 2015

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Incoming: Maximum Rocknroll #389, the October 2015 issue! On the cover we’ve got SICK THOUGHTS, teen punk and the man behind the most prolific one-man-band du jour. Robert Collins of CONQUEST FOR DEATH takes us on the band’s recent tour of Mongolia, South Korea, China, and Japan (lots of his patented fukks included!) and we’ve got a double dose of Portland, Oregon, with interviews with the STOPS and VIVID SEKT. We go deep and dark into the damaged minds of San Francisco’s SWIFTUMZ, find out about Detroit stalwarts TYVEK, get clued into a bit of the Irish hardcore scene with RATS BLOOD, and speak with Danish dark punks MOTH and Croatian synth punks MODERN DELUSION, plus a conversation with Oakland-based feminist, anarchist, badass-ist duo RAGANA. Plus, your essential guide to new punk records, demos, books, and zines, and all of your favorite columnists.

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New Blood! DETONATE, CASCARRABIAS, and ZOTZ


September 1st, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
DETONATE

Date & location formed:
Summer of 2014.

Reason for forming:
I love to make noise.

What are your lyrics about?
The United States of America. Brainwashing. War. Anarchy.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw Punk Noise. Anarchy.

What’s in the future for this band?
More recordings. Looking for a label!

Links and contact info:
http://detonatetx.bandcamp.com/

 

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Band name:
CASCARRABIAS

Date & location formed:
Fall 2014, Lyon, France.

Reason for forming:
Playing punk rock with friends and having fun.

Cascarrabias (photo by Flore Giraud)

What are your lyrics about?
Everyday life in our crazy city, cops, corporate radio, and even love.

How would you describe your sound?
Classic 80’s punk rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
More songs, playing more shows.

Links and contact info:
http://cascarrabias.bandcamp.com/

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Band name:

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Date & location formed:
JANUARY 2014 IN MEXICO CITY.

Reason for forming:
NOT A SINGLE COOL GOTH PUNK OR DEATHROCK BAND IN THE CITY.

What are your lyrics about?
DEATH, SEX, LOVE, RELIGION, DOMINATION.

How would you describe your sound?
DARK GOTHIC PUNK.

What’s in the future for this band?
7″ ON MASS MEDIA RECORDS AND DISCOS ENFERMOS, TAPE ON RUNSTATE TAPES FROM CANADA, PLAYING NOT DEAD YET FEST 2015, DOING MORE SONGS, PLAYING MORE SHOWS, FUN FUN FUN.

Links and contact info:
zotzpostpunk.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/zotzpostpunk

 

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Zotz (photo by Reed Dunlea).

 

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

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*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



Top Tens from MRR #388 • September 2015


September 1st, 2015 by

By popular demand, we present our reviewers’ Top Tens from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the September 2015 issue, MRR #388
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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose
CCTV – Quiet EP
VIOLENCE CREEPS – EP, flexi, live
NO FORM – 12”
NOTS – Virgin Mary/Shelf Life 7”
ANDY HUMAN AND THE REPTOIDS – LP
TROPICAL TRASH – UFO Rot LP
DREGS – cassette
SCREATURE – Four Columns LP
WHAT TYRANTS – Hanging Out in Havana/Far Out 45
GSP / SBSM / DOWNTOWN BOYS – live

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
NERVOSAS – live
DOWNTOWN BOYS – live
ZERO – The Mirror/Love Ends 7”
CCTV – Quiet EP
VERTIGO – Bajo La Sombra EP
SQUATS – Noise Overdose EP
VULTURES – At Home EP
SEXFACE – Village Life EP
THE REPOSSESSED – Born. Work. Die. EP
BLACK BUG – Frozen Energy/Push You 7”

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
THINK AND DIE THINKING – fest
PLEISTOCENE – Pulp EP
CLOUD RAT – Qliploth LP
PUTREFACTION – Become Death EP
ACHTUNGS – Welcome to Hell LP
RATS BLOOD – Low Life LP
SQUATS – Chaos in Nijmegen EP
SCREATURE – Four Columns LP
NERVOSAS – live
SLOUCH – live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
CAR CRASH – Execution EP
CCTV – Quiet EP
AGGRO – EP and 7”
NOTS – Virgin Mary/Shelf Life 7”
WHAT TYRANTS – Hanging Out in Havana/Far Out 45
VIOLENCE CREEPS – EP and flexi
ACHTUNGS – Welcome to Hell LP
ANDY HUMAN AND THE REPTOIDS – LP
GOLDEN PELICANS – Oldest Ride, Longest Line LP
WINTER COFFIN – Forest of Blitzkrieg 45

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
CCTV – Quiet EP
NOTS – Virgin Mary/Shelf Life 7”
CONEHEADS – LP
VIOLENCE CREEPS – I’m Broke/Gridlock flexi 7″
BROKEN TALENT – Rules No One LP
NO FORM – 12”
ANDY HUMAN AND THE REPTOIDS – LP
ACHTUNGS – LP / TROPICAL TRASH – LP
YDI – LP
THEE TSUNAMIS – Saturday Night Sweetheart LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
CCTV – Quiet EP / CONEHEADS – LP
VAASKA –Todos Contra Todos LP
HIRS – live
HARD STRIPES – Unconditional EP and live
VIOLENCE CREEPS –7” and flexi
D.A.M.E. – live
DOWNTOWN BOYS – live / CURMUDGEON – live
SHITTY FRIENDS – Crime Line EP / NOTS – 45
WARSICK – Human Filth flexi
THE REPOSSESSED – Born. Work. Die. EP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
CCTV – Quiet EP
CONEHEADS – LP
VIOLENCE CREEPS – EP and flexi
DREGS – cassette
UROCHROMES – cassette
PURPLE 7 – Gulf Of The Afterglow LP
BASEMENT BENDERS – Native Tongues EP
PSYCHIC BAOS – EP
BROKEN TALENT – Rules No One LP
BUTANNA – cassette

Kenny Kaos
SEX CRIME – live / THE OGRES – live
RAVI SHAVI – Indecisions LP
THEE TSUNAMIS – Saturday Night Sweetheart LP
HEMINGERS – Q: What’s a Heminger? EP
HI-FI’s – 7”
BIKINI GORGE – Fuzztration LP
DAN WEBB AND THE SPIDERS – Perfect Problem LP
COBRA SKULLS – Live at the BBC EP
ALRIGHT – Mixed Singles EP
LOUDER – Tear Me Up/So Alone 7”

Ray Lujan
BAD COP/BAD COP – Not Sorry LP
THEE CEE CEES – Solution Songs CD
DOCTOR BISON – Dewhursts CD
THE FUCK OFF AND DIES – Dear Liver CD
INDONESIAN JUNK – Crimes EP
BRUCE MOODY – Fresh Out! EP
SPRAYNARD – Cut & Paste LP
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS – live
THE ATARIS – live
DOWNTOWN BOYS – live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
SQUATS – Noise Overdose EP
VULTURES–At HomeEP / NOTS – Virgin Mary/Shelf Life 7”
CCTV – Quiet EP
BLANK PAGES – No Reception/Golden Chains 7”
VAASKA–Todos Contra Todos LP / BLITZKRIEG–ApelEP
VERTIGO – Bajo La Sombra EP
BIRTHDAY GIRL – Peel EP
ANDY HUMAN & THE REPTOIDS – LP
QUTTINIRPAAQ – Dead September LP
SCREATURE–Four Columns LP

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NEW TOP TEN! Rotten Ron Ready
SEXFACE – Village Life EP
ACHTUNGS – Welcome to Hell LP
BROKEN TALENT – Rules No One LP
KORROSIVE – The Kaaos B Sides flexi
CCTV – Quiet EP
ORNERYS – Wanna Get Dead/Keep On Dancin’ 7”
PUTREFACTION – Scavenger EP
GOLDEN PELICANS – Oldest Ride, Longest Line LP
THEE TSUNAMIS – Saturday Night Sweetheart LP
STUPID LIFE / FUNDAMENTAL – live on LSD

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
VIOLENCE CREEPS – On My Turf EP
CCTV – Quiet EP
CONEHEADS – LP
BASEMENT BENDERS – Native Tongues EP
NOTS – Virgin Mary/Shelf Life 7″
BLITZKRIEG – Apel EP
ANDY HUMAN & THE REPTOIDS – LP
YOUR PEST BAND – Time To Go LP
BROKEN TALENT – Rules No One LP
PURPLE 7 – Gulf Of The Afterglow LP

Lena

Lena

Lena
BROKEN TALENT – Rules No One LP
92 – Cenzura/Cukrarnar
SCREATURE – Four Columns LP
ACHTUNGS – Welcome to Hell LP
VÉRTIGO – Bajo La Sombra EP
VULTURES – At Home EP
NOTS – Virgin Mary/Shelf Life 7″
PIÑÉN – live
ARREST– live
CANINE – live

Eli Wald

Eli Wald

Eli Wald
CCTV – Quiet EP
VIOLENCE CREEPS – EP and flexi
NOTS – Virgin Mary/Shelf Life 7″
ANDY HUMAN & THE REPTOIDS – LP
NO FORM – 12”
SCREATURE – Four Columns LP
AGGRO – EP and 45
CONEHEADS – LP
HARD STRIPES – Unconditional EP
SBSM / DOWNTOWN BOYS – live



Record of the Week: Basement Benders


September 1st, 2015 by

BASEMENT BENDERS – “Native Tongues” EP
Sometimes when you hear that a handful of your favorite music-makers are joining hands and starting a new band it turns into exactly what you wanted to hear and it’s fucking fantastic. Sometimes, as we all know, it’s embarrassing and unspeakably bad. This record is great! Sorry for the scare. This has members of SEXY, HIDDEN SPOTS, THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB, TULSA, FUTURE VIRGINS and (as you probably guessed) about a thousand other amazing bands from Chattanooga and Asheville. For the abundant haters of region rock around here, I think this is a good spot to try to get your head out of your ass. For the lovers of the genre, well, you probably ordered this EP long ago. I heard about this band and I checked out the demo on that little internet thing that everyone is doing. To be honest, I just didn’t get the hype. I thought maybe I was biased and maybe butt-hurt and bitter, but these re-workings are really fucking great. Angry, pretty, rough, tight, and well thought-out. The first song might be my favorite song I’ve ever heard Ashley play, and I already thought he was embarrassingly good. Get it! (DZ)
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Monday Photo Blog: Sergey Seregin


August 31st, 2015 by

Sergey Seregin submitted some pictures from this summer’s Raw Fest in Moscow for this week’s installment of thee olde  Monday Photo Blog. Check out more of his work at his website here.

Deadfall at Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow, Russia. July 2015

Deadfall at Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow, Russia. July 2015

Stage diver on Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow,Russia. 11 July 2015

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Stage diver on Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow, Russia.11July 2015

Guts Out

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Stage diver on Raw Fest in Sunlight Studio. Moscow, Russia. 11 July 2015

Guts Out

Guts Out

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