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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: BARCELONA Extremo Nihilismo 12″

March 31st, 2015 by

Several things set BARCELONABARCELONA_ExtremoNihilismoLP apart from any prospective peers. First and foremost, the powerful vocals from the singer of FIRMEZA 10, with some of the most biting, bilious and determined lyrics in recent memory. Meanwhile the drums circle around conventional hardcore, never quite settling into anything comfortable, coming across more often as a struggle than a direct assault. “Bomba,” for instance, plays for about fifteen seconds of a short and vicious song before sliding into a solid minute of despair. It might only be sixty seconds long, but in this context it acts as a lengthy statement: hypnotic, plodding rhythms undergird a wailing guitar expounding confused exasperation. This whole record feels like the cover artwork. Anxiety looms over each song (no subtlety or surprise as the album opens with “Ansiedad”), but so does anger—as esoteric as it is savage. Extremo Nihilismo is the defiant sum of its parts and its history: there is no mistaking this record as anything but the culmination of the best and most intriguing aspects of recent Spanish punk and hardcore. All in barely eleven minutes.
(La Vida Es Un Mus)

—review by Shit Zoo, from MRR #384

Maximum Rocknroll #384 • May 2015


It’s Maximum Rocknroll #384, the May 2015 issue! Despite what we told you in our April issue, fools, we’re not abandoning the interview form… Cover stars G.L.O.S.S. took no prisoners on their recent West Coast tour and MRR sat down with them before their San Jose show for their first print interview—absolutely not to be missed! We also have conversations with Bay Area live powerhouse VIOLENCE CREEPS, Spain’s TRANCE, and Wu Wei, the frontman of one of China’s oldest punk bands, SMZB. Ian Svenonius interviewed FAT CREEPS in advance of their upcoming European tour, and Osa Atoe of Shotgun Seamstress talked to Monica Estrella Negra about Chicago’s Black and Brown Punk Shows. Sean Gray and Neve Bianco discussed Sean’s amazing new project, Is This Venue Accessible?, a crowdsourced website gathering information about accessibility of venues and DIY punk spaces worldwide, and more broadly, the experience of being disabled punks. Plus an interview with the director of the San Diego punk doc It’s Gonna Blow, a conversation with Finland’s VIVISEKTIO about their decades-long involvement in hardcore—based 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, they might be one of the northernmost bands ever interviewed in Maximum!—and, of course, all the columns and reviews you’ve come to expect.

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Monday Photo Blog: Cristian Roma from Argentina!

March 30th, 2015 by

Cristian Roma returns to the Monday Photo Blog with some photos of recent happenings for you to enjoy from your desk, or, if you’re out living the “punk life,” the puke-filled gutters of your town. After all that, check out Cristian’s tumblr page.

Good Good Things at Vadenuevo Moron in Buenos Aires, March 16, 2015 (photo by Cristian Roma)

Traumas De Lainfancia at La Cultura del Barrio in Buenos Aires, March 15, 2015 (photo by Cristian Roma)

Parodia de lo Absurdo at Moreno Bar in Moreno , March 20, 2015 (photo by Cristian Roma)

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 #1446 • 3/29/15

March 29th, 2015 by



Intro song:
NOTS – Black Mold


NOTS (photo by Leah Hunt)

Layla’s random set of tricks and starts
THE INTENDED – The Alchemist
SUNDAY PAINTERS – Let’s Be Moderne
CAL AND THE CALORIES – Bastard in a Yellow Suit

Grace Trawls the New Bins
QUAALUDES – I’m For Them
SHITFUCKS – Alla Pa Bussen

Layla’s Set of Sick Loss Leaders
SUSAN – Frenchie
ELECTRIC EELS – Spin Age Blasters

Rage with Grace into the Gentle Night Man
REALLY RED – Teaching You the Fear
PRAG – Gas
BARCELONA– Seguidores Del Orden

Outro song:
ELECTRIC EELS – Crummy Fags / Jaguar Ride

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 Comics & Art Issue Artist Q&A with Juarma López

March 29th, 2015 by

This month’s MRR magazine is the Comics & Art Issue! Throughout March we are highlighting some of the participating artists right here on MRR.com. Today we hear from Juarma López from Deifontes, Spain.


What are your main publishing projects?
I have published many fanzines and comics, as ¡Viva Rumanía!, Lo Pitbull, Libertad para lo mío, Amor y Policía, Carita de gitano con SIDA, Todos los poemas hablan de ti, Los rockeros van al Infierno… I’ve never worked with any bands.

What are some of your artistic influences?
Roger y Tamayo, and the Spanish magazine TMEO.

Musical influences?
I always listen to music when I draw: Cicatriz, Eskorbuto, Carne, Gobierno Militar, Suicidas, Trance, La URSS, Juanita y los Feos, Novedades Carminha, Jack of Heart, La Secte du Futur, JC Satán, Yussuf Jerusalem, Catholic Spray…

How would you describe your style of drawing?
Free, humble and cheerful.

What other punk projects are you involved with?
I’m drawing Historia inventada del Punk, a book scripted by Jorge B. Ortiz. We hope to publish sometime in 2015/16.

What’s in the future for you as a cartoonist/artist?
Draw until I die.

For links and more info about this artist and all of the artists in our Comics & Art Issue, check out the artist bios page.