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Black Pills (photo by Ricky Castanedo)

New Blood! ANTIFACES, ABUSIVO, HARM DONE, and BLACK PILLS

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

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Sorry Not Sorry

MRR Radio #1502 • 4/24/16

Dan is back from punk vacation, and plays what he picked up. Rest In Power, ...

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Techie Blood (photo by Mikey 47)

New Blood! TECHIE BLOOD, MORROW, HOMOSUPERIOR, LUBRICANT, and BIG BITE

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

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Great Punk Hits

MRR Radio #1501 • 4/17/16

Amelia has local punk Chris on her radio show to discuss Oakland’s fast approaching annual ...

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New Blood! ATROPELLO, DRUGCHARGE, SATAN ZAGUERO, and ÖNKIIRTAS

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MRR Radio #1500 • 4/10/16


April 10th, 2016 by

Layla catapults straight into the hearts and minds of the diseased directly from the MRR radio hotseat

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Intro song:
NOVAK – Real Cool Guy

Patsy (photo by Richard Ramos)

Patsy (photo by Richard Ramos)

EAT IT AND BE LIKE ME
PATSY – Eat It
UROCHROMES – I don’t Wanna Be Like Me
UV-TV – Only Matters When
CCTV – Shittalkers Demise
THE WORLD – It Takes Two

Recent Reissues
THE SCREAMING ABDABS – Burning Up Over Me
STYRENES – I Saw You
BEDBOYS – Costretti a Subire
INSURRECTION – LTC 203
CRAP DETECTORS – Accumulation of Profuse Debris

Watching You Crawl
TELEDETENTE 666 – Monsieur Marcaille Is Watching You
GARY WRONG GROUP – Stuck Inside
TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT – Maintenance of an Application
EX-CULT – New Crawl

Girls Like Us
LE CHEMIN DE LA HONTE – Les Joies Du Metier
RAKTA EM TRANSE – Anonimato
BADABOUM – Sono 10

Outro song:
PIG DNA – Controlled by a Plant

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



New Blood! JÆNG, THICK SKULL, and AKIRA


April 7th, 2016 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…

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JÆNG

Date & location formed:
Olympia, WA//August 2015.

Reason for forming:
Jake and Josh wanted to play raw mangled d-beat and there was a severe shortage of that in Olympia.

What are your lyrics about?
Being militant about yr beliefs as a Middle Eastern punk. Bringing light to horrendous war crimes committed against Middle Easterners every day.

How would you describe your sound?
Raw mangled disbeat.

What’s in the future for this band?
New 7″ that is more mangeled//militant and chaotic than the demo. Hopefully an east coast tour later this year.

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Links and contact info:
facebook.com/totalnegativityrecords
jaeng.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
THICK SKULL

Date & location formed:
Victoria BC, January 2015.

Reason for forming:
Stave off existential boredom.

What are your lyrics about?
heard somewhere that art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. That is what I aspire to in my lyrical content.

How would you describe your sound?
We started as a crust band. While we still draw a lot of influence from metal our songs are arranged in a way that borrows more from hardcore than from punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released two songs off our new album, Soft Spine, and the rest are coming out in April.

Thick Skull (photo by Kennedy Taylor Healey)

Thick Skull (photo by Kennedy Taylor Healey)

Links and contact info:

thickskull.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
2015, Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
Out of A mutual love for hardcore, and punk.

What are your lyrics about?
The hopelessness of man.

How would you describe your sound?
Fast, weird, and angry.

What’s in the future for this band?
An LP, and a full U.S Tour?

Akira (photo by Erik Ursin)

Akira (photo by Erik Ursin)

Links and contact info:

akirapdx.bandcamp.com
riotousoutburst.bandcamp.com

 

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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:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

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



MRR Radio #1499 • 4/3/16


April 3rd, 2016 by

Brendan, Eli, and Grace (your Maximum Rocknroll coordinators in order from tallest to shortest) play sick garbage for you from their personal stashes and the ever-growing MRR collection

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Intro song:
THE #1S – Sharon Shouldn’t

Brendan, Grace, Eli. Photo by Ben Fordree.

Brendan, Grace, Eli. Photo by Ben Fordree.

Brendan’s Dank Mix #1
STRUTTER – Outro/Strut
BRIMSTONE HOWL – Heat of the Beat
THE NORMAL – Warm Leatherette
THE INTELLIGENCE – Fido Your Leash is Too Long
BLACK PANTIES – Future
ANGRY ANGLES – You Fell In

It Eli
DESGRACIADOS – Caos
FRENZY – Dead Brain Cells
COMBAT KNIFE – Joker
TELEDENTE 666 – Soleil Nordest
MOSS LIME – Dreamboat
TOUGH CUSTOMER – ???

Grace Ambrose Whoopin’ Ass
SPIKE IN VAIN – Disorder
QLOAQA LETAL – Desperacion
ILITCH – Peripherikredcomando
FATAL MICROBES – Violence Grows
WITCHING WAVES – Twister
CHROMA – Incuestionables
WATERY LOVE – I’m a Skull

Outro song:
GOOD THROB – Crab Walk

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



Maximum Rocknroll #396 • May 2016

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SPECIAL ISSUE ALERT: Maximum Rocknroll #396 is here, the May 2016 issue, the zines special edition! We’ve got over a dozen features on zines from all over planet Earth, each of them revealing a living print culture that is truly killer, absolutely vital and undeniably punk. Emmy Ramone talks about their zines Cretins of Distortion and the Mental Whiff, digging at the roots of human expression through punk in the Midwest and beyond; Alex Ratcharge conducts an interview with NUTS! fanzine: learn all about the long journey from Olympia to New York City and all the ink stains in between; Golnar Nikpour interviews the world’s number one fan of noisy and psychotic hardcore, Tom Mayhugh of General Speech. Getting personal: Fluke fanzine celebrates its 25th anniversary and Burn Collector’s Al Burian talks about his music and his move from New York to Berlin. From the Bay Area we have As You Were, a comic zine anthology based out of San Francisco from label/publisher Silver Sprocket; Not Shit, a skate fanzine dedicated to the punk/DIY approach, and the Enthusiast, a brilliant and ASCII art-laden email newsletter. The folks behind No Shame, a distro that highlights work by people of color, write about eight of their favorite zines. Across the water there’s Another Subculture, an annual audio mag released on cassette in the UK: editor Ben Perkins expounds on the nature of capturing the moment and keeping the thrill of zinemaking alive in audio. Down in Barcelona, Mierda editor Dani Frutos goes head to head with interviewer Paco Mus on everything from Barcelona punk’s tenuous relationship with Europe and the world to anarchism and Catalonian independence. There’s also an interview highlighting the Finnish Fanzine Archive, a project digitizing over 300 Finnish fanzines dating from 1977 to 1982. Rounding it out is a feature collecting almost half a dozen current video zines, your favorite columnists, all the reviews you can possibly bear to read, and a photo spread from Everything Is Not OK Vol. 2. Don’t miss it.

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New Blood! POLIS-ÄCKEL, DARK ERA, and MIRRORED LIPS


March 31st, 2016 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…

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Artwork by Francesco Goat

Band name:
POLIS-ÄCKEL

Date & location formed:
We started rehearsing infrequently in late 2014. We live in the Marche region, in Italy.

Reason for forming:
Our aim was to create our own d-beat band, just a few distorted chords without much musical finesse. Loud and noisy to the max, with angry as fuck lyrics and vocals. We were moved by the noisier releases of bands such as Disclose, Electric Funeral, Maquina Muerta, Frigora and so on… We chose a swedish band name for a d-beat
‘tribute,’ it means “disgust for police.”

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics address violent reactions to police repression and the fascist state of the system. Utilizing anarchist ideology as a foundation on which to build upon ruins of these rotting world.

How would you describe your sound?
We would like to make our sound the more noisy and as aggressive as possible. No musical skill, just anger and distortion.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have planned a 7″ release with Imminent Destrucion records from UK for next summer. Then, play around a bit and let’s see what will happen next.

Polis-Äckel (photo by Valentina Giacuzzo)

Polis-Äckel (photo by Valentina Giacuzzo)

Links and contact info:


polis-ackel.bandcamp.com
imminentdestruction.bigcartel.com

 

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Artwork by Melanie Barron

Artwork by Melanie Barron

Band name:
DARK ERA

Date & location formed:
Before summer solstice 2014. St. Johns Newfoundland.

Reason for forming:
We’ve all known each other and been in bands together for so long. wanted to play music we wanted to play. Started out with a few riffs we had kicking around for a while then went from there.

What are your lyrics about?
Cosmic, spiritual, and emotional warfare. Astral catalepsy. Astral projection. inter-dimensional entities and ancestral demons. Reincarnation.
Space. Time. Life. Change. Instinct.
Basic survival. Dark age trials and tribulations.

How would you describe your sound?
Trotting through desolate barrens in the blinding fog. blackened d-beatish punk.

Dark Era (photo by Ritche Perez)

Dark Era (photo by Ritche Perez)

What’s in the future for this band?
Getting ready to release ” Nightscapes” EP. Recording new full length within the next few months. Also in the process of writing an album of mantras in combination with sigils.

Links and contact info:

darkera709.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
MIRRORED LIPS

Date & location formed:
April 2015, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Reason for forming:
We were recording the piano and vocals for our free-jazz project and recorded a punk album in some spare half hour of the booked time. Got our kicks. Were hooked right away.

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What are your lyrics about?
We sing of death to pigs, the premature aging of baristas, Television the band, our ninety-year-old friend, and of the tough life that small insects have to plug through in a big city.

How would you describe your sound?
One girl took a car and crashed the drums, the other plugged in her guitar and fell off a cliff into the sea, the third one came afterwards and deeply sighed.

What’s in the future for this band?
Plug through in this huge thing of a World.

Links and contact info:

mirroredlipsss.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

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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:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

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