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Create to Destroy! Hardcore Victim


December 31st, 2014 by

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I know Yeap from him fronting PISSCHRIST and KROMOSOM as well as his killer label Hardcore Victim. Here is Melbourne, Australia’s Yeap for Create to Destroy

What is Hardcore Victim?
A DIY HC punk label, to put out local bands and friends’ bands from the overseas.

Where are you located? Do you think being in Australia has given you more access to Japanese bands?
Melbourne, Australia. I have many punk friends in Japan from the years of trading and band touring. The geographical positions of our countries definitely make it easier for us to visit each other.

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The In Giu Sotto tape was a ripper! Hearing that for the first time was a memorable moment and I remember playing it for tons of people. How did you wind up doing that cassette? 
I released that tape to help promote ISTERISMO’s first Australian tour. It’s a burner!! I still listen to it a lot! Maybe I should do a repress?

You should totally repress it! What was your first release?
TEARGAS debut 7”. I never really planned to do a label. But they had no one to put out the record. Loving this band and wanting to share their shit with other punks was my motivation to start a label.

What releases do you have coming up?
SCABEATER EP, ISTERISMO 2nd 12″, R.I.P FUCKER, and others soon.

Where do you get your releases pressed? What about sleeves?
I get my releases pressed at United in the USA, or sometimes Samo Media with the help of Havoc Records. The covers are done at Imprint.

I love Imprint — they do a solid job and they are on top of their shit. Is it easier to release cassettes versus vinyl?
It’s easier to release cassettes but expensive to post. But tapes you can sell cheaper and can do smaller runs…so I guess it balances out. Perfect format for new bands. I recommend!

Do you think it is more expensive in Australia to have a label? How do you fund your releases?
Yes it is, because of the ever-growing price of postage. But in order to keep the price of wholesale low, I only have a portion of my releases (that I can sell) sent back here. I had some money that I used to fund the first few releases. Now the cash I get from each release funds the next.

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How do you distribute your records?
My releases are distributed by Havoc, La Vida Es Un Mus, and Punk and Destroy, mostly. All the records are pressed and sent to Felix and he sends the designated quantities to the other parties and me. The rest get sold in the USA. Felix Havoc has been the backbone of this shady operation. I can’t thank him enough.

Do you do individual orders or just wholesale?
I only do wholesale at the moment because I’m very busy. Family life, band, daily life!

Do you distro or do you just have a label?
I just have a label. Sometimes I get a bunch of copies of trades, and I sell it to my circle of friends.

How do you feel about trades? Do you do trades internationally?
I trade when I like the stuff I’m trading with, but only in small quantities. I think trades are important, as a punk. It helps build bridges and communication in the punk scene.

Any last words?
Thanks for the interview! Don’t wait for a label to pick you up — do it yourself, punks!!

How can we best stay up to date on Hardcore Victim?
Read MRR and zines and keep digging those distro crates!



Record of the Week: DESTRUYE Y HUYE Oscura Sociedad EP


December 30th, 2014 by

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I loved this band’s demo, so I was psyched to see this EP in the review pile. Hits somewhere between FERTIL MISERIA and the NURSE! Tough and vicious — the totally sick, blown-out guitars, commandeering vocals, and rumbling, threatening rhythm section all conspire to sound like they’re gonna fall apart, but really, they know exactly what they are doing and it’s a savage punk attack destined to mutate minds everywhere. DESTRUYE Y HUYE‘s lyrics are dark and reflect an alienated existence, a GREG SAGE meets ESKORBUTO reality. The music is crude and primitive; it all reflects the existential reality of modern life. Angee’s vocals are so raging and cool, so charismatic, they totally take it over the top. I hope these women tour the West Coast ASAP! The insert has a cool, almost poster quality to it, really iconic and classic punk looking.
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MRR Radio #1433 • 12/28/14


December 28th, 2014 by

Greg invites Jason from PERMANENT RUIN and JOYRIDE to play a bunch of bangers on the radio.

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Intro song:
CONEHEADS – Way Things Am

DEAD MOON by Gary Smith

DEAD MOON (photo by Gary Smith)

Greg plays the hits and shits
LEBAKKO – Elävien Kuolleiden Yö
BIG CRUX – Jangly
SSEEPAGE – Fight Song
KOMPLICATIONS – Insanity
TOTAL CONTROL – Flesh War

Jason Is Not Dead Yet
BUSTED OUTLOOK – Intro/Spitting Wind
VACANT STATE – Where’s the Line?
AJAX – Oppress Me
WHITE WARDS – Never Forgive
BIG ZIT – Big Zit

Greg throws the new bins across the room in a violent rage
AUSMUTEANTS – Fed Through a Tube
LAS VENAS – Un Problema Menor
COPYCATS – Blood Is the Way
CRUDE STUDS – Fuck You, Mikey
TEMPLARS – New York

Two of These Songs Were on NPR
TONY MOLINA – Can’t Believe
CRABAPPLE – East Coast Cities
WUV – Inward Heel
CHASE AMBLER – Summer Bummer
DELAY – Have My Back

Outro song:
DEAD MOON – Unknown Passage

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 DJs 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!



MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies! #67


December 26th, 2014 by

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 funny funnies by Teddy at hazardstudiosdotnet.wordpress.com

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com

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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!



New Blood, Pennsylvania Style! SHITTY FRIENDS, ASHKENAZI and BAD CANOES


December 25th, 2014 by

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

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Band name:
SHITTY FRIENDS

Date & location formed:
We formed in late 2013 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Reason for forming:
For the past 4–5 years we would get together on Halloween to play as a Misfits cover bands called Shit Ripper at ABAG (a local bar here). It would always be a lot of fun getting together and playing music but every year after Halloween; we just stopped and never thought about making a band. Last Halloween we figured we would try to keep playing after the cover show. So Shit Ripper just became Shitty Friends.

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How would you describe your sound?
Standard guitar, bass, drums set up. I’m a huge Ginn fan so you can probably hear that in my guitar playing. Self-loathing vocals make any song good too right?

What’s in the future for this band?
We just released our demo tape and are almost finished recording our first 7″ that we plan to self-release, unless some label wants to do that for us because we don’t know what we are doing.

Links and contact info:
weareshittyfriends.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
ASHKENAZI

Date & location formed:
February 2014, Braddock, PA.

Reason for forming:
Two main reasons: I had a number of ideas for songs in an ’80s hardcore style and I was really obsessed with the Age of Quarrel recording production and wanted to create a recording that was true to that era. A third reason developed after the band name and lyrics came to fruition; to have a Jewish-themed band that could bring the message to anti-fascist Germans that supporting Israel isn’t congruent with their political aspirations.

What are your lyrics about?
All the songs are about different topics. “Blackened Mind” is a visual depiction of the Holocaust, “Mentality” is about other white people thinking you are receptive to racism because you are also white, and “Revenge” is about a personal situation of psychological slavery. “Trapped Inside” was inspired by my cousin who recently came out as being a transgender person. I thought it would be amusing for bro-hardcore dudes to get down with lyrics about gender issues, but since the new Cold World sounds life Life of Agony it looks like they beat me to the punch.

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How would you describe your sound?
I did a lot of research on the recording techniques of Age of Quarrel, especially drum micing techniques. While the recording doesn’t sound exactly the same, I’m really happy with the elements that came through.  If I spent 100 hours on the recording (as the Cro-Mags did) instead of 6, maybe I would have gotten closer. Now that’s it’s complete I’m glad the inspiration has resulted in something that sounds unique and has become it’s own thing rather than just a bad photocopy. In general, if I were describing the band in under 10 words I would say 80’s NYHC with a crossover feel.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just played our first three shows in Germany and after some anti-Israel banter I’m not sure if I will be welcome back. I’d like to give a public thanks to my Aryan (German) backing band — Basti, Marcel, and Sebi — for learning the songs and schlepping around the Fatherland. The future of USA Ashkenazi is yet to be determined. I know there are some prominent Jewish cores who have taken an interest in the live lineup (Dan Oestreich, Jake Gordan, Jordan Hollander, Josh Agran) and there are some Pittsburgh based Jew-cores who would be ideal but also have full schedules (Reba Meyers, Joe Goldman). It may just have to be a scab lineup of goyim, mensches only of course. The demo has just been released on the French label Offside Records and will be released as a 7″ on the German label Use Your Head. I am thinking about writing more songs and recording in 2015. The real future can be depicted by the expression that happens at the end of every Passover seder: “Next year in Philadelphia! (at TIHC).”

Links and contact info:
ashkenazi.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/braddockhitfactory

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Band name:
BAD CANOES

Date & location formed:
FALL 2014, Philadelphia

Reason for forming:
FUN, FREE SELTZER, FREE FRIES, EVERLASTING SISTERHOOD

Bad Canoes (photo by Dawn Riddle)

Bad Canoes (photo by Dawn Riddle)

What are your lyrics about?
SONGS ABOUT SWEET TREATS AND OUR FAVORITE RADIO STATION 95.7 BEN FM

How would you describe your sound?
NO WAVE

What’s in the future for this band?
LOOKING GREAT

Links and contact info:
badcanoes.bandcamp.com

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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’s in 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: