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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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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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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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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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MRR Radio #1416 • 8/31/14


August 31st, 2014 by

Rachel and Nathan dig through the collection, and Dan sandwiches their jams with demos and new releases.

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Intro songs (dedicated to Michael Brown):
AK-47 – The Badge Means You Suck
POISON IDEA – The Badge

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Dan is stoked on demos and a working tape deck
SORROWS – Change Your Mind
STERILE MIND – Hate Sick
BAD BLOOD – Catch a Bad One
MYSTERIOUS SKIN – Give Up
NARCOLEPTICS – Intro/Programmed

Rachel’s cute songs that make her happy
CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS – Easy Targets
CRUCIFIX – Steelcase Enclosure
THE ABUSED – Nuclear Threat
GERMS – No God
BROWN SUGAR – Total Fucking Garbage

Rachel and Nathan didn’t name their combined set
NIHILISTICS – Love and Kisses
SICK PLEASURE – I Don’t Play Pretty Music
FLOWER LEPERDS – Only 12 Years Old
KILSLUG – Make It Rain

Nathan’s turn
OUTBURST – The Hardway
POISON IDEA – Ballad of a Pre Op
NY WOLFPACK – Changed
STISISM – Dancing with Bacteria
SUPERTOUCH – Searching for the Light

Dan ends with a new one and a new reissue
THE JUMPERS – This Is It
BLOTTER – No Country for Old Kids

Outro song:
VOMIT PIGS – Baby’s Playing Games

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 DJ’s 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!



Maximum Rocknroll #377 • Oct 2014

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In Maximum Rocknroll #377, the October 2014 issue, we have an extended interview with chaotic hardcore band FRACASO, featuring reflections on life as a punk in Venezuela and the complications of playing in a band with members spread across the globe. Mia d’Bruzzi from early Bay Area punk band FRIGHTWIG tells us about life as a feminist in a developing punk scene and the band’s current projects. Yecatl Peña (from INSERVIBLES, TERCER MUNDO, and more) drew this month’s cover and shares a long-overdue Mexico City scene report, with a rundown on all the bands, venues, festivals, and record shops you need to know about in the new wave of Chilango punk. Poland’s GOVERNMENT FLU share reflections on their US tour, while Seoul, South Korea’s MYMANMIKE look forward to their upcoming journey through North America and tell us how three dudes from three continents ended up playing in a powerviolence band together. Prolific label Mind Cure Records gives us a window into their multi-layered history as documentors of Pittsburgh punk, and we’re introduced to the synthy sounds of Greece’s ERA OF FEAR and England’s MEN OH PAUSE. Bay Area motörpunks ELEGY clue us in on their upcoming plans, HARSH WORDS reassure us that there’s more to Athens, GA than REM, and we’ve got two photo spreads featuring shots from L.A.’s Beserktown Festival and New York’s Latino Punk Fest. And, of course, we’ve got all the columnists you love to hate, plus demo, book, movie and zine reviews, and, as always, the most extensive record reviews section in punk print.

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MRR Presents: Friday Funnies Fifty!


August 29th, 2014 by

Yes, it’s our Fiftieth Fuckin’ Friday Funnies, and this week we have a special all-contributors edition. Our flagship comix Nothing Mattress and Life is Posers take a break to make way for….YOU! That’s right, you too can be featured in the best punk comics section in the world(wide web) by sending ’em to . Do it now!

NOWHERE CITY by Vickie Smalls!

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More great comix by Vic at nowherecitycomix.tumblr.com

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KRUST TOONS by Teddy Hazard!

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More comix by Teddy at hazardstudiosdotnet.wordpress.com

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The inimitable Bobby Madness!

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You can find more by Bobby in the now-available-for-download MRR Punk Comics Issue!

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COMICS OF MASS DISTRACTION! by Chris Minetree

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See more by Chris at facebook.com/OfficialComicsOfMassDistraction.



New Blood! KATAXNIA (KATAHNIÁ)


August 28th, 2014 by

MRR magazine’s popular “New Blood” section is now becoming a regular feature here on maximumrocknroll.com! See below for info on how to submit. Now, get to discovering some killer new shit…

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Band name:
KATAXNIA (Greek characters)
KATAHNIÁ (English characters)
Greek word meaning “haze”

Date & location formed:
May 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Reason for forming:
The main motives for the formation of the band were the need to express ourselves and communicate through music, as well as the personal relationships among us. We consider ourselves part of the underground DIY music scene, with clear anti-commercial characteristics. We play gigs in autonomous spaces and squats, which support self-organizing, solidarity, resistance and opposition against authoritarian regimes. We perceive music as a means of conveying our ideas and feelings, which at the same time, promote DIY as a way of life, instead of a sterile lifestyle.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics derive from the dark days and hours of living in the city and describe concepts such as solitude, hypocrisy in everyday life, closure, isolation, as well as human relationships.

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How would you describe your sound?
The sound we produce is a blend of dark hardcore, punk and crust music.

What is the future for this band?
We just released our first self-titled LP and we hope to tour abroad in the near future.

Links and contact info:
kataxnia.bandcamp.com

“Dangerous Friends” by KATAXNIA

“Chill of Betrayal” by KATAXNIA

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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 send 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 is the future for this band?

Along with the answers, please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), a logo if you have one, and links and contact info for the band to:



Record of the Week: QLOAQA LETAL Nunca, Siempre LP


August 26th, 2014 by

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Recorded in 1983 in Valladolid, Spain, mastered 30 years later right here in California, and released shortly after by the Mallorca-based Metadona Records, this legendary punk tape has finally been properly dignified in the vinyl format. Like their contemporaries in Spain, you can tell their sound resulted from simultaneously digesting both first wave punk and proto-hardcore, recalling a bit of CICATRIZ and KANGRENA, but also the gloomy side of PARALISIS PERMANENTE. However, while exuding darkness, QLOAQA LETAL is not campy, just genuinely creepy and candidly cynical about their social reality: “Life spits on me, luck deceives me, glory avoids me, death grabs me.” While becoming a classic of the Punk Ibérico repository, they definitely developed their own sound here and it’s amazing! The bass pulsing percussively over a crudely fuzzy guitar tone, Rouky’s warm and gritty vocals, as well as the intriguing electronic sound of the manual drum kit are all elements that make this stand out in their time period. Furthermore, they often infused their live shows with elements of theatrical plays. The package includes an insert with lyrics and photo clippings from the period showing their wonderful freak aesthetic, and prompting me to shudder thinking about what it must have been like walking around conservative Valladolid in the early ’80s looking like that. Possibly attributable to LA BANDA TRAPERA DEL RIO, the word cloaca (sewer) and its associated imagery became a Spanish punk signifier, which one could interpret as a message reminding the new pseudo-democratic regime obsessed with cleaning its own image that the shit still has to go somewhere. Awesome record and a cool artifact. (Metadona Records)