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.



MRR Radio #1486 • 1/3/16


January 3rd, 2016 by

Thanks to HiD & Anne’s Sock Monsters the show barely passes the mustard (and ketchup).

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The Sock Monsters Visit the Show (photo HiD)

The Sock Monsters Visit the Show (photo HiD)

Intro song:
MOTORHEAD – Motorhead

Rotten Ron misses Philthy Phil
IGNORANTES – Mexico Lindo
SICK THOUGHTS – Aborted World
THE DARK – Badge and Gun
RUBBER MATE – I Am the Gun
POWER – Slimys Chains

Horrible Hal creates a sock monster soundtrack for their travels from Deutschland to the Far East
PACK – Working for one Holiday
FONDUKOTZE – Fang AA
FLQ – More of You
NEEDLE EXCHANGE – Douse Me
FRANIC STUFFS – Break Loose

Rotten Ron attempts to “hold it together”
RIK AND THE PIGS – Feed the Animal
PINEN – Emancipation
PATSY – Tu Ley Tude High
CRUDE HUMOR – Dylan’s Dead
FRAU – Mira

Horrible Hal amuses the sock monsters
HURRY UP – Kick Em Out
MOLEDEBATER – I Am a Mole
THE CHUMPS – Out Her Mind
OBAT BATUK – No Sniffer Dogs
MANIAC – Calamine

Rotten Ron cleans up his mess
DRONEZ – Preditor Dronez
BLACK PANTIES – Prophet of Hate

Outro song:
VIDEO-STALIN – Love Terrorist

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!



MRR Radio #1485 • 12/27/15


December 27th, 2015 by

Rob brings MRR Radio some non-stop Killed By Death action for our last show of 2015. Drown those Christmas blues with a heavy dose of Killed By Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll!

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Intro song:
AUTHORITIES – I Hate Cops

Dow Jones & The Industrials!

Dow Jones & The Industrials!

Killed
SEIZURE – Frontline
EPICYCLE – You’re Not Gonna Get It
DOW JONES AND THE INDUSTRIALS – Can’t Stand the Midwest
SHIRKERS – Drunk and Disorderly
LATIN DOGS – Killed In Jail
SADO-NATION – On Whom They Beat

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VOMIT PIGS – Useless Eater
CARDIAC KIDZ – Get Out
RED SQUARE – Time Change
CHEATERS – Ice Man
NORMALS – Almost Ready

Maximum
STRIPES – Observer
REACTIONS – In Society
REPULSIVE ALIEN – Say and Do
F – Citizen’s Arrest
LAST WORDS – Animal World

Rock ‘n’
REALLY RED – Modern Needs
THE KIDS – This Is Rock ‘n Roll
HEART ATTACK – God is Dead
SE – Meilla Voisi Tunaau Olla Hauskaa
THE JERKS – Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me
ZERO BOYS – Stoned to Death

Roll
FREEZE – I Hate Tourists
THE LEWD – Kill Yourself

Outro song:
THE CONTROLLERS – Neutron Bomb

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!



MRR Radio #1453 • 5/18/15


May 18th, 2015 by

THIS WEEK: Pete’s in jail in Massachusetts for misrepresenting his age to play in the D.F. Wallace Under-18 National Tennis Invitational, so Langford roams the streets until he runs into a friend of his who’s willing to come and co-host this mess with him. So welcome back Zoe.

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You'll be free to rock again soon, man.

You’ll be free to rock again soon, man.

An international outpouring of support for our captive brother.
SLEAFORD MODS – Liveable Shit

It’s like Live Aid for assholes.
COLORFUL Z-BRA – This Is Sparta!
TRASHKIT – Boredom
HOT & COLD – City Walls
WEED – Meet Me With Ease

We all weep for your freedom.
PLASTIC DOLLS – The End
SUBURBAN LAWNS – Unable
GLAXO BABIES – Stay Awake
TUXEDOMOON – 7 Years

I will shatter the barriers of time to break your chains.
VOLCANO SUNS – White Elephant
THE GORDONS – Coalminer’s Song
PUBLIC EYE – Public Eye
DEATH TO PIGS – SS Slave
NO – Reculeo

Our tears will break their dams and burst the banks of their rivers.
RUBELLA BALLET – Tangled Web
THE FRANTIC ELEVATORS – Every Day I Die

You! Will! Be! Released!!!
PERE UBU – Final Solution

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! NOTHING OF MERIT, WAIL OF SIRENS and PISSING MATCH


April 2nd, 2015 by

Formerly a section in MRR magazine, “New Blood” is now a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new bands…

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Band name:
NOTHING OF MERIT

Date & location formed:
May 2013, Houston, TX.

Reason for forming:
No one was playing political fast hardcore in our area — I mean like no one … there were some bands that called themselves punk but it was more in that fat wreck vein stuff that I don’t really consider punk.

What are your lyrics about?
Progressive solutions to problems where we can effect change, some left-wing politics … I studied economics in grad school so there is some of that. Also many personal songs about stuggle and how the world is seen through my eyes in general.

How would you describe your sound?
Old school punk rock. I am older and grew up in the days of the Big Boys and Articles of Faith and Naked Raygun, sort of skate-rock like. I guess we try not to pigeon hole the sound too much sometimes it just pours out in blasts of agression.

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What’s in the future for this band?
We have a record coming out soon called American Blast. We just got the test pressings from it and it sounds really good. We have been playing both house and club shows — we have more material recorded but can only afford to put out one record at a time so that will come later.

Links and contact info:
nothingofmerit.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
WAIL OF SIRENS

Date & location formed:
July 2014, Västerås, Sweden.

Reason for forming:
Both Gustav and Hans played in other bands. But we had talked about forming a fast, relentless d-beat crustcoreband cause we were into a lot of the same music. So we exchanged some riffs and started rehearsing in the summer of 2014.

What are your lyrics about?
Everything that is wrong with the society we live in, and the people who rule it.

How would you describe your sound?
Relentless d-beat crustcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our EP “Final demands” will be released on cassette in april. We will continue to record our songs and are planning a split-7″ with the band “King of Pigs”. We’re also looking for shows!

Links and contact info:
wailofsirens.bandcamp.com

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PissingMatch

Pissing Match (photo by Jessika Marvin)

 

Band name:
PISSING MATCH

Date & location formed:
March 2014 in Buffalo, NY, USA.

Reason for forming:
Our guitarist, Aaron, recorded a 10-song demo by himself in October of 2013 and our singer, Jay, convinced him to make it a full-time band.

What are your lyrics about?
Shit that pisses us off: whether it be the inconsiderate behavior of certain people in the community at large, or the behavior of certain people involved in the punk community. Nothing is sacred.

How would you describe your sound?
Extremely short, fast, weird, and pissed songs.

What’s in the future for this band?
An upcoming 16 song 7″ entitled Break the Seal which will be a split release between us and Feral Kid Records due out this summer. More shows. More fun.

Links and contact info:
pissingmatch.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. Use our new online submission form or 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: