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New Blood! ALLERGY, DESPERFECTO, and MODERN LOVE

MRR magazine's "New Blood" section is now a regular feature here on MRR.com! See below ...

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Video of the Week! Distorted: Reflections on Early Sydney Punk

This month's Maximum Rocknroll magazine features an interview with Des Devlin, the filmmaker behind the documentary Distorted: ...

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Record of the Week: CADAVER EM TRANSE LP

Based in São Paulo and featuring members of RAKTA and SPEED KILLS, this is a ...

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Guest Column: Sean Hocking on Genjing Records

Genjing Records: Connecting China's Underground with the World, One 7" at a Time Let's head off ...

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Absurdo at Txoritokieta, August 2014 (photo by Fidel Gutierrez)

Monday Photo Blog: Fidel Gutierrez

Here's some pretty cool photos for the Monday Photo Blog sent over the Atlantic by Fidel Gutierrez. These ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #368 • Jan 2014

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We ring in the new year with our third Maximum Rocknroll Queer Issue! First up is ANTI-CORPOS who talk to us about organizing Girls Rock Camp in Brazil! CLOSET BURNER demystifies being queer in the Midwest, DURES ET GAYS share wild tales of squat shows in Europe, and EJACULOID gets fresh with us. Also in this issue, GLORY HOLE shares their experience of being queer in Australia, PEEPLE WATCHIN’ talks about tour and playing Smash It Dead Fest, and Porcelain from FRUIT PUNCH sits down with us to discuss her emergence and coming out in the East Coast punk scene. Plus heaps more conversations with queer punx from SHOPPING, PRIESTS, GROKE, SCREAMING QUEENS, and STRONG BOYS, a report from London Queer Zine Fest, a bunch of guest columnists, and the largest and most extensive punk reviews section in print today!

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Maximum Rocknroll #360 • May 2013

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Yeah, yeah, spring is here. “Brush your teeth and break some bones.” Things are most definitely sprung here at the MRR compound, with new projects set in motion, a thirst for summer, and a new, slick looking issue for all you punkers!

In the May issue of Maximum Rocknroll MRR #360 — we proudly present: a trip back in time with Greek punk mutineers STRESS (see video below!); Bordeaux post-punk outfit KALTE LUST and the importance of expression; AUTONOMY from Carbondale, IL, and the power and uses of aesthetics in anarcho-punk music; and a look into the mind of our cover artist, Alex Heir of Death Traitors. We also get a tour of the creative DIY space Blood Orange Infoshop in Riverside, CA, we discuss punk and politics in São Paulo with D-beat crusties NUCLËAR FRÖST, we get the latest on Montreal hardcore ragers PROXY, and chat with “looks like hell, sounds like shit, queer as fuck” powerviolence collective +HIRS+ from West Philadelphia. Wait, there’s more! Inside you’ll also find interviews with punk rock veterans THE KIDS from Belgium, and Will Killingsworth of Dead Air Studios, an idyllically situated recording studio in Western Massachusetts. There’s a special feature on the Elks Lodge Massacre, in a retelling of that chilling St. Patrick’s Day in L.A. in 1979, our new band feature “New Blood”, Shitworker of the Month: Matt Badenhop, all the columnists you love to read on the shitter and, of course, the most extensive reviews in punk print! Grab your copy it put that shit up on your wall!

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Maximum Rocknroll #357 • Feb 2013

Kapow! There’s no stopping us, I tell you! Another exciting month here at the Maximum Rocknroll compound… A new issue is hot off the press and MRR #357, the February 2013 issue, is brimming with the best from hardcore and punk worldwide. In this issue, legends of Japanese hardcore FORWARD discuss Burning Spirits, touring, recording and everything in between; LUNATIC FRINGE look back and discuss their gritty, gruff days as early British punk pioneers in Bristol during the 1980s; while Bay Area locals KICKER ponder their journey and talk about what it means to them to be punk in 2013. Swedish D-beat ladies CONTORTURE tell us about their inspirations and why people shouldn’t be surprised anymore by all-girl hardcore bands; we get the inside scoop on Denmark’s prominent Detonate Records and check in with some of the bands on their roster, including EXITHIPPIES and the WANKYS; plus, we catch Berlin-based hardcore outfit NOTHING just before they head east on a Chinese tour. Pennsylvanian straightedge hardcore band HOUNDS OF HATE talk about their home-recording processes and share future plans; Ohio’s BEATNIK TERMITES discuss their long-running pop-punk calling and how the ride has been so far, and a Detroit scene report fills us in on all the Motor City punk rock action… the excitement never ends! Plus, Shitworker of the Month: Kat Smith, all your favorite columnists, news and the most extensive review section in punk print.

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Maximum Rocknroll #355 • Dec 2012

It’s the end of the world and we feel fine!

The new (and potentially last???) issue of your favorite punk rock magazine has hit the streets! The December issue, MRR #355, comes busting at the seams with the best punk from around the world — 100% by the punks for the punks!

This month we talk to our Doomsday cover artist Avi Spivak and we have a split interview with Portland-based punks, the RED DONS and the ESTRANGED. We catch up with Sweden’s crust megaliths AGRIMONIA, and Russia’s hardcore punx ANTIMELODIX tell us their story and and explain love of Finland. NAPOLNARIZ talk about what it’s like growing up punk in Puerto Rico and LA ARMADA examine their experience of coming to the US from the Dominican Republic. Peru’s anarchia punks DHK tell us about their scene in Lima, while BREATHING LIGHT from Chicago discuss race, culture and what it’s like to be a punk of color within the punk scene and beyond. The VICTIMS take us on a trip in the second part of their European tour diary, and our scene report from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada sheds some light onto this active part of the Great White North. This, plus all the columnists you love to hate (and hate to love!) and the most extensive record reviews in punk!

SORRY, THIS ISSUE OF MRR IS SOLD OUT.



Maximum Rocknroll #354 • Nov 2012

Oh yes, another issue of MRR is out and ready to take the world by storm! Check out the November issueMRR #354 — for the latest and greatest in punk and hardcore! Bay Area hardcore ragers REPLICA tell us their story so far and discuss what it’s like today for women in hardcore, Swedish hardcore punks the VICTIMS share part of their extensive European Tour Diary with us, Kevin from Girth Records discusses punks in academia and his label based out of Geneva, NY, and MÁXIMO VOLUMEN look back at punk a few decades ago, in light of their 1992 demo reissue. And there’s more….

We also have Massachusetts bands ANCIENT FILTH, who play back-to-basics hardcore discussing their recent tour and EP, and grind menaces BEARTRAP on how their multifaceted project works. We also have Canadian punks with an edgy twist OHMWAR, Bay Area post-punk enthusiasts SYNTHETIC ID; Finnish garage lady-rockers the SPLITS, and Brazil’s old-school USHC skaters O INIMIGO. Plus, of course, the most extensive reviews in punk and all the columnists you love to hate!

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