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AQUARIUM by Martin Sorrondeguy

MRR Radio #1579 • 10/15/17

Strace and Strayla vote MITCH CARDWELL for President of Punk.  Intro song: AQUARIUM - Human Current Sounds from the New Bins MR. WRONG - ...

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Secreto Público

MRR Radio #1578 • 10/8/17

Matt is joined by Ben and Claudia for just another hour of the best new punk and hardcore worldwide! Intro ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #414 • Nov 2017

Are y'all ready for Maximum Rocknroll #414? Our November 2017 issue will teach you a thing or two all about ...

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Flipper rules, OK?

MRR Radio #1577 • 10/1/17

Phillip Greenlief spent an afternoon in the stacks. This is what he came up with. BAD RELIGION - You Are the ...

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Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)

New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

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

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Monday Photo Blog: Tanner Douglass


November 21st, 2011 by

This week’s  Monday Photo Blog comes to us from Tanner Douglass. Three photos, three  different bands up close, from three shows this past summer in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Get some!

PUNCH at Square One in Braddock, PA. August 15, 2011. (Photo by Tanner Douglass)

ALPINIST at The Brew House in Pittsburgh, PA. August 8, 2011. (Photo by Tanner Douglass)

HEARTLESS at 222 Ormsby in Pittsburgh, PA. August 24, 2011. (Photo by Tanner Douglass)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: (note new email address!). Include your name, the band (or subject) in the photo, where and when it was shot, and a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever). 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 — and feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!



MRR Radio #1271 • 11/20/11


November 20th, 2011 by
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MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned!

THIS WEEK: Dan fights off the gloom, and Amelia pays tribute to a true punk.

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Nick Poot R.I.P.

Intro song:
STATE VIOLENCE – Sexual Napalm/Noose

Dan – New stuff
SYSTEMATIC DEATH – Sakitchodakedemo
BASTARD – Cause of Civilization
RAW NERVE – Late Again
IMPOSTERS – Down by the Bay
NEGATIVE LIFESTYLE – Their Fingers Are Crossed

Amelia – R.I.P. Nick Poot
ABSURD SYSTEM – Death Farm
BRAIN KILLER – The Breaking Wheel
BRAIN KILLER – All Eyes on Me
BLITZ – Never Surrender

Dan – Six sides of…
POISON IDEA – Lifestyles
POISON IDEA – Cold Comfort
POISON IDEA – This Thing Called Progress
POISON IDEA – Hard and Cheap
POISON IDEA – Hot Time
POISON IDEA – Painkiller

Amelia – Radical Punx Never Die
ABSURD SYSTEM – F.F.S.S.
CRASS – Big A Little A
THE CASUALTIES – The Oi! Song (to all punks & skins)
BLITZ – Warriors

Dan – last minute new set
RAPID LOSS – Self Inflicted
RULETA RUSA – Delinquencia
TERRIBLE FEELINGS – Tied Up

Outro song:
KORO – Acid Casualty



Record of the Week: RATTUS/HOLOKAUST split EP


November 18th, 2011 by

Slapped in a ultra-crustified cover of skulls, bullets and band photos, this final release from the original line up of Finnish legends RATTUS commemorated their final live appearance in September at Los Angeles’s California Discord Fest, with three new songs that highlight that the band—always experimenting over the course of decades— has never really stopped evolving. Parts surface the melody riffed, guitar-driven hardcore of their classic 1980s records, but fumble a little in their complexity and a modern recording that doesn’t ever seem to pull a cohesive direction to the attack. The bass plunks, the drums hammer, and the vocals have a really uneven delivery. Add in all the different influences—from modern metal to classic ’77 style moves—and it’s just slightly off and sort of just rambles and stews. But you know what? RATTUS were fan-fucking-tastic in LA, and are still one of the world’s greatest punk bands. Ever. So I’ll keep spinning this—like any of their diehard fans—to try to glean their inspiration. Lyrics are Finnish with no translation. On the flip, Riverside, CA’s HOLOKAUST delivers three solid, meaty standard issue DISCHARGE blasts. These tracks distinguish themselves in the basic, wadded up crunch that the guitars get in their semi-lo-fi recording—a recording akin to the happy accidents of ’90s crust records, as opposed to a current intentionally lo-fi noise fest. The drums sturdily roll around this thick, dumpy chunk of simple riffs, as the vocals blast standard issue punk declarations over the din “Brainwashed into Submission!” “Waves of Fire! Mushroom cloud! Incinerated!” making for a familiarly satisfying, two fingers in the air, dose of good punk rock fun. (Rotten To The Core Records)



MaxiMoroccanRoll!


November 16th, 2011 by

In one of the under-reported fronts of the Arab Spring, Morocco has been struggling for democratic reforms for most of this year. Our crack correspondent, world traveler and discoverer of obscure punk hot spots, Luk Haas has sent us this video from veteran Moroccan punx HOBA HOBA SPIRIT, celebrating their revolution-in-progress known as the February 20th Movement. #occupyeverywhere!



Monday Photo Blog: Siege!!


November 14th, 2011 by

Had to start my first  Monday Photo Blog with a classic band. I can still remember the first time hearing Siege on the Cleanse The Bacteria comp. Could not believe a band so brutal could come from America. They stood out from all the other bands on that record, and the line-up was some top notch stuff.  So, when the offer came to run some photos of the band I jumped at it. A huge thanks to Kurt Habelt for providing the images.

Photos courtesy of Siege

Photos courtesy of Siege

Photos courtesy of Siege

Photos courtesy of Siege

Photos courtesy of Siege

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: (note new email address!). Include your name, the band (or subject) in the photo, where and when it was shot, and a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever). 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 — and feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!