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MRR Radio #1587 • 12/10/17

This week Matt pulls some rarities out of the vault to make the scums and punks drool. Intro song: STENGTE DØRER ...

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MRR Radio #1586 • 12/3/17

On this week's MRR Radio, Rob goes ballistic for late '70s and early '80s Bloodstains punk rock from around the ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #416 • Jan 2018

Another new year, another exciting issue of Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #416, our January 2018 issue, begins with a sad note as we ...

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"Who gives a fuck?"

MRR Radio #1585 • 11/26/17

“[...] Elvis gives them a short speech about the death pangs that humanity must go through in order to reach ...

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MRR Radio #1584 • 11/19/17

Another fuct up Rotten Ron and Horrrible Halitosis Punker Power Hour. Intro song: DRUGCHARGE - Husk Rotten Ron fucks it up so you ...

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Record of the Week: SHARKPACT Ditches LP

December 8th, 2011 by

After doing reviewing records for a long time, you start to notice there are very few bands doing something completely original. Or even modestly original. Most bands create music that reflects (at times shamelessly) the music that inspires them. And that’s great, that’s fine. No problem. But every once in a great while you come across a band like SHARKPACT who create music utterly unlike anything you’ve been hearing. And that’s something extraordinary. But this album isn’t just original; it’s also really really fucking good. My attempts to describe the music are going to sound awful, so you’ll have to trust me on this one. The band is just two folks; one on the drums, the other on keyboard, both singing. And what comes out is like a mutant combination of goth and heartfelt pop punk. Wait, wait don’t stop reading, I swear this is awesome! The synthesizer has a late ’80s goth vibe while the drumming has a WARSAW-era JOY DIVISION on meth approach. But then add ONE REASON style vocal harmonies. Heartfelt, urgent, unrelenting. This album is obviously not for everyone, but I’m sold, album of the month, for sure. (Rumbletowne Records)

Alice Bag in San Francisco on the 7th of December!

December 6th, 2011 by

Monday Photo Blog: Deaf Kids

December 5th, 2011 by

This installment of the Monday Photo Blog comes to us from photographer Victor Mauro. The band is Deaf Kids from Volta Redonda-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Deaf Kids is a one-man project run by Douglas from Homer Elefante and Speed Kills. For live shows he recruits fellow bandmates from Homem Elefante, as well as Lifelifters, O Mito da Caverna, and Elasticdeath. Thrash it up!

Deaf Kids (photo by Victor Mauro)

Deaf Kids (photo by Victor Mauro)

Deaf Kids (photo by Victor Mauro)

Deaf Kids (photo by Victor Mauro)

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Maximum Rocknroll #344 • Jan 2012

It’s the beginning of the end! January 2012 is here and thus we present you a new issue of Maximum Rocknroll, number #344 to be precise! This month we have Austin, TX’s furious garage punk brutes the OBN IIIs, San Francisco’s hardcored-by-death savants the NEO CONS, we have Brazilian brutality courtesy of SOCIAL CHAOS, some Midwestern crust from WARTORN, some D-beat destruktion from Boston’s BLOODKROW BUTCHER, Australian noize mutators, the attractively named VAGINORS, the legendary WRETCHED, architects of Italian hardcore! Plus we got street punk from SLICK 46 and the TOUGHSKINS who interview each other, a report on the UK’s Means to an End fest, as well as the final SHITTY LIMITS show, and part one of a two-part tour diary from the Bay Area’s ZERO PROGRESS. On the print front we’ve got an interview with No Gods No Mattresses zine and a talk with the awe inspiring Alice Bag about her new book Violence Girl! All this madness plus the most extensive review section in punk rock print and all of those columnists you love to hate!

Go to our BACK ISSUES page to order this issue.

MRR Radio #1273 • 12/4/11

December 4th, 2011 by

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 EPISODE: New Issue Day! We take a break in the midst of packing up the zines to give you some punk hits!


Intro song:
WHITE TEARS – Tears of Hate

Kat kills
COLERA – Somos Vivos

Dan keeps it fast and brutal
KNIFE FIGHT – Fashion Parade

Amelia stresses out
DISRUPTERS – Gas the Punx

Jeremy…for the fuckin’ punx!
KAFKA PROSESS – Sa Diktatorisk
CHICKEN BOWELS – Keep Our Fire Burning

Laura does her thing
FX – Slag
THE ART ATTACKS – Punk Rock Stars

Kevin is always pissed
MOMENT OF YOUTH – Moment of Youth
CRISPUS ATTUCKS – The Fight Remains the Same

Andy gets suddenly shy
THE CLAY – The Middle East Combat Area
ANTI-SYSTEM – Service/1000 Rifles

Andrew rages
ACCOMPLICE – Over the Edge

Jason takes it faster
MY RIFLE – Fall on your Sword
DISSENSION – Path of Progression Pt.II/Reject the Filth/Anti-Sanction
HIATUS – Through Ages

Chuck wraps it up
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE – In a Few Hours of Madness

Outro song: