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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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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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Monday Photo Blog: Dave Dvorchak


July 22nd, 2013 by

For this Monday Photo Blog Dave Dvorchak from Providence, RI, has sent us some pix of Terveet Kädet playing the legendary AS220 art/show space in May of this year. Terveet Kädet is in our most recent issue, so get a copy if you haven’t already, and if you are in Providence, go check out AS220.

Terveet Kädet at AS220 in Providence, RI, on May 21, 2013 (photo by Dave Dvorchak)

Terveet Kädet at AS220 in Providence, RI, on May 21, 2013 (photo by Dave Dvorchak)

Terveet Kädet at AS220 in Providence, RI, on May 21, 2013 (photo by Dave Dvorchak)

Terveet Kädet at AS220 in Providence, RI, on May 21, 2013 (photo by Dave Dvorchak)

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 #1358 • 7/21/13


July 21st, 2013 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!

THIS WEEK: Rotten Ron and Halitosis corrupt young impressionable minds and Ari…

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with a sample review and pics, and maybe you too can be a bona fide MRR web shitworker! Now take it away, Will…</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Double Negative, Devour, with surprise guests Corrosion of Conformity at Dregs Grotto, Raleigh, NC, 12/11/2010</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">So I’ve been initiated into the MRR website gang at the very right time as of now. I’ll tell you why…</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>A secret show!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Well, not really a secret show, but a secret band playing a public show. The show was billed as Double Negative and friends. I would draw this out and make it nice and mysterious but I’m pretty sure the reason you’re reading this is because their name is in the title of the post. <strong>Corrosion of Conformity</strong> was indeed slated to play a low-key house show with <strong>Double Negative</strong> and <strong>Devour</strong>. <em>Holy shit.</em> When I saw COC play two months ago at King’s it was packed, cost me $12, and everyone stood around while the band played on stage. Tonight had none of these expensive, drab, and impersonal elements.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">I showed up at what I thought was going to be a little late, half on purpose and half because my record label work is neverending (like the story… nah nah nah, nah nah nah, nah nah nah). I got there right on time for <strong>DOUBLE NEGATIVE</strong> to be    set up, and in little time they were pounding out fast blasts left and right. There was one song I didn’t recognize at all, which was a slower jam that I liked a lot — not sure it was one off their new record even. I thought Kevin was pouring Four Loko on himself at one point but then realized it was just water form a SIGG bottle. Overall solid set. Double Negative doesn’t have off nights.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Next was <strong>CORROSION OF CONFORMITY</strong>, playing second just in case cops came to the house. The band is now back to their <em>Animosity</em>-era three-piece lineup, which consists of Woody, Mike, and Reed. Their set is a little hazy in my brain. I was somehow simultaneously taking pictures, recording HD video with my fancy new cellphone, and recording audio. Unfortunately the audio didn’t record for unknown reasons. Things I did pick out: perpetual raging out (sans the slower jams), killer hair whips by Reed while drumming (which in turn whipped me when I moved from the front row to the back of the room), and dudes from Double Negative with huge smiles on their faces. Yes, they played “Technocracy.” After their set, since I was right behind their drummer I chatted with him for a second. I assume people who have been in bands forever… aren’t exactly jerks but are kind of weird when you compliment them. I patted him on the back and said they sounded great and that I had seen them previously. I was greeted with some fancy handshake work and kind words back. Later on I said a similar positive remark to their guitarist as his arms were full of equipment and he promptly stopped and was super excited and stoked. Another two notes here: (1) they played a free/donations suggested house show, and (2) they didn’t set up merch. So all this compounded on me thinking these guys are just… well, there isn’t a better word for this, but they are sweethearts. Sure, they didn’t have to drive too much, as they live in the conjoining areas, but none of the hype or 28 years of being a band has left these guys greedy or full of themselves.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Upon telling my friend Hank that I was probably going to write this up, he told me that any good show review includes quotes from the night. So this quote of the night is per Hank Williams (yes, that’s my friend’s real name!) quoting someone else at the show who said, “This show is like a colostomy bag of mayhem.”</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>DEVOUR</strong> went on last. The place emptied a bit, not in a bad way but in the perfect-amount-of-people type of way. I think they were having mic problems because at some point I realized I couldn’t hear any vocals. Seems to be a curse at Raleigh house shows. Another side note: the soundboard they were using said “Wiley PTA” on the side. Up till then it was sounding awesome… I hope we didn’t kill some poor school’s sound system. Devour held their own after following a crushing set from COC. Scathing, disjointed, dystopian psycho-blather. Notes of interest: Daniel did some cool delay-pedal guitar loops between songs, and Dave was wearing a really cute argyle half-turtle sweater.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">I’ll leave you abruptly with this… This year has been a great year for music for me. As far as local house shows, this might take the cake for 2010. It is a good toss up between this and the Coke Bust show. It is 3 a.m. and I have 277 photos to edit through… goodnight!</p> <p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="495" height="303" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/ApGpJIs9HK8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0xe1600f&amp;color2=0xfebd01" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="495" height="303" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/ApGpJIs9HK8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0xe1600f&amp;color2=0xfebd01" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class=" wp-image-5389" title="Lebenden_Toten_by_Rafael_Yaekashi" alt="" src="http://radio.maximumrocknroll.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Lebenden_Toten_by_Rafael_Yaekashi-305x400.jpg" width="236" height="311" />

Lebenden Toten (photo by Rafael Yaekashi)

Intro song:
ROCK AND ROLL BITCHES – Someone Could Lose an Eye

Rotten Ron – Some New Kinda Kick
NEW TRICKS – Black on Black on Black
BELLICOSE MINDS – Bloody Hands
RAT HEART – Creature
SIDE EFFECTS – Machine
REPLICA – Dealer

Hal – KNU2ME
SEX CRIME – Hurry Up!
YOUTHBITCH – Lazer Eyes
STALINS OF SOUND – Panik (METAL URBAIN)
THE TEE PEES – Bitchin’ Titties
ANGORA DEBS – Your Shitty Diary

Ari Loves Poppers and Smashing the State
KAOS – Tko Ste Vi
PART 1 – Ghost
RUBELLA BALLET – Lovelife
BRAINBOMBS – Fuck Murder
LEBENDEN TOTEN – Eat the Life
VEX – Running to Hide

Rotten Ron – Life and Chords Mean Nuthin’ To Me
REDD KROSS – Notes and Chords Mean Nothing to Me
SPIKES – Life Is Hell

Outro song:
AWESOME – Tulsa



MRR Presents: Friday Fuck’n Funnies!


July 19th, 2013 by

Hell yes! It’s the third 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!

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

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Richie Bucher presents…

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Totally check out lifeisposers.com

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“This Fucking Guy”
Illustrated by Kieran Castano, conceptualized by Allie Conti

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Check out more illustrations by Castano at Kierandoodles.tumblr.com



Create to Destroy! Halo of Flies Records


July 17th, 2013 by

I first met Cory when booking a show at ABC No Rio for FALL OF EFRAFA and PROTESTANT. The show sold out and both bands were the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet. I’ve watched Cory and his label, Halo of Flies, take off since then. He releases a lot of epic international crust. If this is up your alley then Halo of Lies is your label. Read on!
—Amelia

Cory of Halo of Flies Records

Cory of Halo of Flies Records

What was your first punk show?
I saw THE VANDALS at the Odd Rock Cafe (Milwaukee, WI) in 1988.

What was the first record you bought?
DEF LEPPARD’s Pyromania.

Where are you from? Where are you now?
I grew up in Waukesha, WI. I’m in Milwaukee, WI now. I’ve moved all of 30 minutes (with a few brief exceptions) from where I spent most of my youth.

Do you think your label is “Midwest centric”?
No, not at all really. It sort of began that way as bands here were all starting up at the same time as the label and I was stoked to be a part of it. Aside from PROTESTANT, NORTHLESS, and recent releases from CLOUD RAT and MULTIPLE TRUTHS, I’m somewhat all over the map.

How did you start doing a label?
A conversation on tour in 2006 kind of got me excited to start one. My band, PROTESTANT, had an LP and a split 7″ come out a bit earlier and we were all discussing what to do next. It was suggested that I just go ahead and put it out. We all chipped in and got another two releases out and it started from there in early 2007. I had been trading and wholesaling our records already, so I was making contacts, gaining real time knowledge, etc. It made sense I suppose.

When did you first become interested?
Interested in putting out records? Probably 1990 or so. I did a zine back then and started selling records at shows a bit. I would call Dan at Profane or Kent at Ebullition and we’d hash out a deal. I never got around to really doing much after that, as I never really had a decent band or decent money. Those early conversations and opportunities were important ones though.

What were your first releases?
PROTESTANT s/t 7″. We all chipped in on it and I slowly bought the others out. The second one, though released simultaneously, was a collection of all previous PROTESTANT stuff on CD, which our bass player fronted the cash for. I paid him back, repressed the 7″, and went on from there.

How many releases have you done?
I’ve released or helped release over 65 records, CDs and tapes since February of 2007.

Do you primarily do vinyl, CD, or cassette?
Vinyl primarily. Tapes on occasion. I’ve done a few CDs in the past, but they are such a dead format these days and I never liked them. Even when I was young (when they started to appear) I thought they were kind of garbage.

What benefits are there to doing certain types of releases?
I’ll take that as a question about format. Cassettes are fast and rather cheap to make. Perfect for last minute things or records that aren’t ready for vinyl I guess. I think these days demos should be on cassette like they were before CDRs, and vinyl is the next step up. Same applies to the 7″ I suppose. It’s less risk financially, generally faster to produce than an LP and a good way for a young band to get an affordable record out there. I think 7″s are a great way to do splits, take advantage of cool packaging ideas, and so on. I prefer LPs over all of them though, as I would rather hear more versus less and I definitely prefer them visually. They cost way more money to produce, but I think all parties get more out of them in the end.

Who do you distribute to? Do you have a strong international network?
I send my releases to Ebullition, RevHq, Robotic Empire and a few others from time to time. I also trade all over the place constantly. I once tried to list all the countries I’ve sent records to, and it kind of amazed me. I wish all the small labels of the world had more guaranteed places to send to or trade with, but alas not everything sells well everywhere (or at all) and there’s places I wish I had more contacts, etc. Regardless, I am very pleased with all the friends, trade partners and weirdos I have dealt with all over the met.

Any upcoming releases?
As of early July, I have the following upcoming: CLOUD RAT Moksha LP (repress), RORCAL Vilagvege LP , JUNGBLUTH Part Ache LP and NORTHLESS World Keeps Sinking Double LP. All are co releases of some sort and that’s doubly awesome. After that, a split 7″ from SUFFERING MIND/SIX BREW BANTHA is likely next and then some more before the year is out.

Any last words?
Thanks to MRR for the interview, and for being one of the big reasons I got into all of this 25 years ago.

How can we best stay up to date on your releases?
The website is best, I suppose: www.halooffliesrecords.com



Monday Photo Blog: Darryl Reid back to blow your fuggin’ minds!


July 15th, 2013 by

The ever active and prolific Darryl Reid is back to scorch our peepers with some more visual stokery for the Monday Photo Blog. Intensity and style all in one. The burning question is, when is this kid gonna get a photo book?

Proxy (Montreal) in Ottawa,Canada, at the Ottawa Sucks Fest Vol 15. (photo by Darryl Reid)

Thee Nodes in Ottawa. (photo by Darryl Reid)

Doom (UK) in Ottawa, Canada. (photo by Darryl Reid)

UBT (formerly Uncle Bad Touch, from Montreal) at The Funboy Clubhouse in Ottawa. (photo by Darryl Reid)

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!