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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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Maximum Rocknroll #364 • Sept 2013


Issue #364 of MRR is out and ready for you to get your grubby hands on! This month, in the September 2013 issue you will find: ASILE talking about their introduction to punk, their new album and all things French-Canadian; Indonesia’s oldest Celtic punk band FORGOTTEN GENERATION chatting with us about Indonesian punk and their hopes of uniting punk soccer hooligans in their country; LAST CHAOS describing punk tour-relations between Australia and Southeast Asia, and inviting us all to party with them; and we talk with Sweden-based NE! Records about its latest releases and the early days of punk in the ex-Yugoslavian region. Philly dark hardcore bands POPULATION ZERO and NIGHTFALL make it easy for MRR by interviewing each other and discussing their local scene, and hardcore band RAD talks about their influences, day jobs and what makes Sacramento so…rad! SNOB VALUE from Germany discusses the European political climate and how it affects their music; Oakland’s dark punks THE NEW FLESH have an extensive chat about philosophy, their new record and the relationship between the internet and DIY music; and Seattle’s TRASHIES deliver what may be the weirdest interview we’ve ever printed, and discuss worms, snakes and primary gunk. we’re introduced to the bizarre punk universe of the WHATEVER BRAINS from Raleigh, NC, and last but not least, a Texas Filth scene report sheds light on everything lewd, queer and punk from the Lone Star State! Plus, as always, a photo spread, guest columns, New Blood, Shitworker of the Month, all the zine, demo, movie and book reviews you could cram into your brain, and the most extensive punk record-review section in print today!

Go to our BACK ISSUES page to order this issue.

Monday Photo Blog: Angela Owens is back on the map!

July 29th, 2013 by

Angela Owens returns to the Monday Photo Blog with six eye-poppers of some of today’s hitmakers like Boston Strangler, Mind Eraser, Ramming Speed, Coke Bust, and others as they played in Cambridge, MA, these past few months. For more of Angela’s work check out her site, angelaxowens.com

No Tolerance at the Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA, on March 17, 2012 (photo by Angela Owens)

Curmudgeon at the Elks Lodge in Cambridge, MA, on July 7, 2013 (photo by Angela Owens)

Coke Bust at the Elks Lodge in Cambridge, MA, on July 12, 2013 (photo by Angela Owens)

Boston Strangler at the Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA, on July 20, 2013 (photo by Angela Owens)

Ramming Speed at the Elks Lodge in Cambridge, MA, on March 31, 2013 (photo by Angela Owens)

Mind Eraser at the Elks Lodge in Cambridge, MA, on March 31, 2013 (photo by Angela Owens)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: . 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!

MRR Radio #1359 • 7/28/13

July 28th, 2013 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!

THIS WEEK: Frog and Ari join Rob for an hour of serious punk and roll! Grab the stereo, crank the volume and annoy your neighbors!


EEL (photo from sttcheisinmyhead.blogspot.com)

Intro song:
LACK OF KNOWLEDGE – We’re Looking for People

Rob Raids the New Bin
FRAMTID – Ashes to Ashes
IRON LUNG – Pain Directive
IRON LUNG – Heirs to the Prize
AMDI PETERSEN’S ARMÉ – De Hjerndodesnat

Frog – I Used to Love Houston
THE JUDYS – Guyana Punch
DRESDEN 45 – Coesistence
SUGAR SHACK – All Night Stand
CAT JELLY – Veggie

Ari – Hey Ari… Have a Fucking Bath
K.U.K.L. – Dismembered
EEL – Violent Anarky
ANASASI – Bone Collector
SLEEPING DOGS – (I Got My Tan in) El Salvador
THE WANKYS – Hey Crusty…Have a Fucking Bath
SECT – Police Repression

Frog – RE:NO!
PELVIS WRESTLERS – Ritual Sacrifice
VAI VICTUS – Consumed
THE SHOOKUPS – Deadly Strut

Outro song:
WARLOCK PINCHERS – Jesus on the Urinal Cake

MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!

July 26th, 2013 by

Hell yes! It’s the fourth installment of our web comics section here on MRR.com. Every Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!

NOTHING MATTRESS by Brian Connolly!

More at www.nothingmattress.com and facebook.com/nothingmattress


Richie Bucher presents…

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by Melanie Matranga!

Melanie has more comics at cakeandcomix.wordpress.com and rox-my-sox.tumblr.com and is featured in the awesome punk comic anthology As You Were #1 available from Silver Sprocket!



Loads more at lifeisposers.com

Record of the Week: AMDI PETERSENS ARMÉ LP

July 24th, 2013 by

Maximumrocknroll.com’s Record of the Week is back! Here’s one that’s on everyone’s top ten this month, reviewed by shitworker extraordinaire Dan Goetz. This review along with a zillion more can found in this month’s MRR!


AMDI PETERSENS ARMÉ put out the first and third best EPs of the early 2000s hardcore wave, which I think is up there with early ’80s hardcore as one of the best waves. Now that everyone who went gaga over them at the time is too grown up and listens to ICEAGE or whoever, I still blast both 7”s all the time and the APA symbol adorns my ankle in stick-and-poke form. Nostalgia is bittersweet, because I look at the photos and flyers in the booklet that came with this LP and realize that it’s been years since there have been bands/shows of this caliber on a regular basis. But I’m glad that the ephemera has been preserved, and despite the fact that their second EP is still available (both from Havoc and in dollar bins), this band is more than discography worthy. For anyone unfamiliar, AMDI PETERSENS ARMÉ played early-’80s-style hardcore that got many comparisons to early MINOR THREAT, though they were always a bit more complex than that, and certainly transcended the harDCore comparisons by the time of their second EP.

The first EP (on side A of this LP) is stripped down hardcore that has the perfect solid state guitar tone, precise, closed hi-hat drumbeat, and simple but catchy riffs, with a feeling that’s fierce, fun, cathartic, and youthful all at the same time, and to this day makes me want nothing more than to live in a punk house, give myself a stupid haircut, and skate all day for the rest of my life. But the second EP, Blod Ser Mere Virkeligt Ud På Film (on side B of this LP), is the real masterpiece, and is fit for stage-diving, listening closely and taking in its intricacies, contemplating the shittyness of life, or some combination thereof. If we must stick with comparisons, I’d say the playing and feeling evoke the darker FAITH songs (specifically the second half of the VOID split), some combination of S.O.A. and MINOR THREAT (mostly in the vocals), CIRCLE JERKS, and maybe the BAGS, for starters. But it has a sound that’s all its own, and while the first EP has a more fun sound, Blod has a bleakness that is well articulated by the various twists and turns the songs take, adding to their power and aggression, and yet many of the riffs are downright toe-tappers. “Hardcore Del II” is one of the most perfect punk instrumentals ever, and has enough swing and swagger that it could play over the opening scene of a teen insurrection film.

I can’t say a lot more that would do these songs justice, so if you haven’t heard them, get on it. This discography complies both EPs plus comp tracks, their demo, and some unreleased songs (that they were smart to leave off their records, as they’re more-or-less duds). For those of us who already know both records by heart, this discography includes a great booklet, chock full of photos and flyers in chronological order (including what looks like the majority of the flyers from their US tour in 2002), as well as an intro from DX and a back cover piece from Dave Hyde, who drove them on their US tour and recollects various tour stories. Needless to say, this band is a modern classic. People with taste haven’t forgotten, and people who know what’s up will be seeking out these songs for years to come.
(Hjernespind Records)