Record of the Week: PROTESTANT In Thy Name LP

9 09 2014

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Hoooly shit! I’ve always loved me some PROTESTANT, but this new record is something else entirely, departing from their well-honed dark hardcore attack to embrace the hateful, raw filth of black metal. Cory’s unmistakable vocals (and the occasional massive breakdown) provide a link to the band’s previous discography, and the throat-ripping fury of metalpunk is definitely there, but they’ve rebuilt their sound from the ground up with some deliciously lo-fi production. The whole thing is overflowing with jaw-dropping riffs, played with the passion and precision of a band a decade into their existence. Easily one of the top black metal/crust crossovers I’ve heard—and believe me, I’ve heard far too many in the last several years. I would have to say that this is also PROTESTANT’s best, most consistent full-length to date. Trends come and go, but In Thy Name is the real deal. An instant classic.
(Halo of Flies)

—Will Blomquist

September 9th, 2014 by MRR


Monday Photo Blog: Hank Wood and the Hammerheads in Santa Ana, CA

8 09 2014

The Black Flame Collective sent over some photos of Hank Wood and the Hammerheads for today’s Monday Photo Blog. These photos are from their show at El Centro Cultural de Mexico down in Santa Ana, CA, this past July. For more about Black Flame, check out facebook.com/blackflamecollective.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014 (photo by Black Flame)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: photoblog {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com. Include your name, a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever), and the band (or subject), date and location of each photo. Just send your best photos — edit tightly. Three to seven photos is plenty, and it’s best to send pictures of different bands. Please do not send watermarked photos. Please make your photos 72 dpi and about 600–800 pixels at the longest side. Not everything sent in will be posted, and a response is not guaranteed, but we do appreciate all of your contributions. Feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!

September 8th, 2014 by Matt Average


MRR Presents: MÜLLTÜTE, STERILE MIND, SILENT ERA and NO BUSINESS at the Knockout in SF, Wed. Sept. 10th!

7 09 2014

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The next MAXIMUMROCKNROLL PRESENTS gig is coming up this Wednesday, September 10th, and it’s gonna be one of the best yet! We’re very lucky and excited to have Berlin’s top hardcore band MÜLLTÜTE playing! You may remember them from their scorching appearance on the Sound The Alarms compilation or from their three awesome 7″s. Other local bands featured are STERILE MIND (new awesome hardcore band with a NO STATIK member), SILENT ERA (new fast and melodic punk with folks from BRILLIANT COLORS, DESKONOCIDOS, NEON PISS, and THE NEW FLESH), and NO BUSINESS (great catchy Dangerhouse-sounding punk). Come dance your asses off and support MRR!

9pm, Sept. 10th at the Knockout
3223 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
$5-10 sliding scale

September 7th, 2014 by MRR


MRR Radio #1417 • 9/7/14

7 09 2014

Greg Harvester and Ryan Modee go light on the banter and heavy on the music to bring you a buncha shit they like this week.

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Intro song:
TERCER MUNDO – Desaparación

Lebenden Toten @ Mala Sangre House, El Monte, California. 10 January 2009 (photo by Don Seki)

Lebenden Toten @ Mala Sangre House, El Monte, California. 10 January 2009 (photo by Don Seki)

Greg plays some new stuff that just wants your body…not your mind.
PRIMETIME – Tied Down
POOR FORM – Ain’t Clean
XEROX – Revision
LOS CULITOS – No Es Para Ti
USELESS EATERS – Desperate Living

Modee plays some wild, goofy shit and gets fired on air!!
NO BAILS – Goofy Foot
WILD YOUTH – Wot ‘Bout Me
GATEWAY DISTRICT – Madrid
STREET EATERS – Dead Parts
PHENOMENAUTS – When Greed Nearly Destroyed the World

Greg breaks his own rule and plays some old songs
REDMOND SHOOTING STARS – The Great Divide
50 MILLION – Sleepover
LEBENDEN TOTEN – Near Dark
TEDDY AND THE FRAT GIRLS – Clubnite
FISCAL CLIFF – Vacaville

Modee gets squishy and emotional
THE BUGS – Hail sister Bottle
NEW SWEARS – Cool Aid
SWEARIN’- Irrational
ANIMALS AND MEN – Easy riding
DANCER – Root Beer Station

Outro song:
PUFF – Routine

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 DJ’s 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!

September 7th, 2014 by Greg


MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!

5 09 2014

It’s Friday Fuckin’ Funnies — the best comix section on the whole interwebs! Each Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to funnies {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!

NOTHING MATTRESS by Brian Connolly!

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More at www.nothingmattress.com and facebook.com/nothingmattress
Nothing Mattress book #2 is out now! Get it here.

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NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com

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KRUST TOONS by Teddy Hazard!

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More funny funnies by Teddy at hazardstudiosdotnet.wordpress.com

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LIFE IS POSERS!

Life Is Posers will return next week…we hope! In the meantime, get yer kicks at lifeisposers.com

September 5th, 2014 by MRR