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MRR Radio #1578 • 10/8/17

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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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New Blood! PROM NITE, BIB, and MACE


January 14th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
PROM NITEprom nite

Date & location formed:
October 2015. Toronto, ON.

Reason for forming:
We either wanted to play in more active bands, or hadn’t played in bands before. Sought the opportunity to create new music with new people in the Toronto scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Mental health, self care, fuckboys being fuckboys. Sometimes playful and sometimes honest.

How would you describe your sound?
Toronto’s most punk sounding punk rock band. Real rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
Performing more shows locally. We released a five song demo cassette in November. We’ll be putting out a single and another EP in 2016. Hopefully we’ll make it outside of Ontario.

Links and contact info:

realrockers.bandcamp.com
murdercityvideo.bigcartel.com

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Band name:
BIB

Date & location formed:
July 2015 / Omaha, Nebraska

Reason for forming:
We’ve all known each other for a long time, and shared a common interest in playing punk music

What are your lyrics about?
Social isolation, toxic hostility, nihilism

How would you describe your sound?
Punk

Bib (photo by Adam DeGross)

Bib (photo by Adam DeGross)

What’s in the future for this band?
We are playing Midwest Blood Fest in New Albany, IN in February. In March we are touring to and playing Everything Is Not O.K. 2 in Oklahoma City with Lemonade (Minneapolis) After that we plan on touring the U.S. and releasing a few records starting with a 7″

Links and contact info:

bibhc.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
MACE Logo

Date & location formed:
Around summer 2015 I guess? We’re from Chicago.

Reason for forming:
Chapman (guitar) and Harold (bass) are childhood friends and have played together before. Chapman knew Chris (drums) and they started practicing together and then around summer I joined because I really wanted to do vocals in a band again.

What are your lyrics about?
Some are about having post-traumatic stress disorder, “Predator” is about confronting/kicking out people at shows who are there seemingly solely to ruin everyone else’s good time. A lot of the songs are about people talking down to me, over me, tone-policing me and so on because it’s been a theme for me even from Good Punks who think they’re better than talking down to a woman, a survivor, etc.

How would you describe your sound?
Nü tough guy hardcore.

MACE Band Photo

What’s in the future for this band?
We have a song coming out on a flexi with the 2nd issue of No Friends Zine, playing some fun shows, and hopefully writing another demo or 7” worth of material to tour with when the weather is nicer.

Links and contact info:

macehc.bandcamp.com
Send Mail to:
7228 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago IL 60645

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MRR Radio #1487 • 1/10/16


January 10th, 2016 by

Oh, Maximum listeners. I thank you. I want you to get through that MAN IS THE BASTARD song. It will be worth it.

Play
Grace can no longer take it.

Grace can no longer take it.

Intro song:
THE MORTAL MICRONOTZ – So Fine

Pete punishes Grace’s ears
REGAL – Layer World
MAN IS THE BASTARD – Long Pig
CENTURY PALM – Valley Cyan

Pete destroys discs
ZŁODZIEJE ROWERÓW – SIŁA
SHEARING PINX – Pumpknot
EXHAUSTION – Phased Out

Pete slays stacks of vinyl
FARMERS – It’s in My Diary
GIRLS – Any Other Way it Would Be Different
BELLS OF… – Down
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY – When the Barn Caves In

Outro song:
THE EMBARRASSMENT – I’m a Don Juan

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New Blood! BLACK COMMUNION, VIAL, and NIÉGALO TODO


January 7th, 2016 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
BLACK COMMUNION

Date & location formed:
Winter of 2014 was our first practice, but it took us until the summer of 2015 to really figure out what we were doing lineup wise, and to play our first show with the current lineup. We’re in Portland, Oregon.

Reason for forming:
I (Jason) played in a band called hell&reason when I first moved to Portland. Through playing shows, I got connected with Gareth (and his band Profits) and Phil (and his band Carrion Spring). Gareth and Phil are some of the most talented people I’ve ever had the opportunity to play with, and I was a big fan of both of their bands prior to our formation. The three of us had been in and out of projects over the past ~6 years we’ve known each other (Gareth and I have been in another band for the past 5 years), and have always been supportive of one another. Good timing, a little boredom, and everything “clicking” by the 2nd or 3rd practice were all contributing factors.

What are your lyrics about?
Destiny.

How would you describe your sound?
I think the best comparison that we’ve received so far was Cursed meets Isis. It’s a good comparison because we are loud, have some fast parts, have some heavy parts, but we also don’t lose track of the groove. So Cursed meets Isis, Converge meets Young Widows, Cave In meets Breather Resist. That kind of thing.

What’s in the future for this band?
More recording. We all toured and did that, and I think we’re good with being a little more settled into our region. So we will probably play in the PNW and maybe the west coast over the course of 2016. But more importantly, we will be recording more songs.

Links and contact info:
BlackCommunion.bandcamp.com
Twitter: @BlackCommunion
Instagram: @BlackCommunion13

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Band name:

Date & location formed:

Fall of 2013

Reason for forming:
So we could hang out with each other all the time and collaborate.

What are your lyrics about?
Standing up for what’s right, standing up for ourselves. Confronting the people / issues in our life that make us angry and need addressing. And then the lessons learned from all of it.

How would you describe your sound?
“Babies scratching on a guitar.” – K Fal

What’s in the future for this band?
“We don’t have a future!” – Italy Jon

Links and contact info:
vialpunk.bandcamp.com

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Band name:
NIÉGALO TODO

Date & location formed:

We formed in early 2014 in the isolated Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Yes, that´s in Mexico.

Reason for forming:
We formed out of frustration of not having any hardcore snotty punk bands in Chiapas, we formed one, you know, DIY and stuff.

What are your lyrics about?
General alienation, frustation with life and that great feeling of stagnation when you reach certain age and realize how horrible everyone around you is.

How would you describe your sound?
I’d love to say raw, but that’s too pretentious and general, I mean, we love Wretched and Selena, so, who knows?. Just give a listen to our stuff and decide for yourself.
What’s in the future for this band?

Well, the guitar player and lead singer moved to Florida, so we don’t know. We’d love to tour the USA and release more stuff.

Links and contact info:

niegaloxtodo.bandcamp.com

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Create to Destroy! Discos Enfermos


January 6th, 2016 by

CreateToDestroyLogoI met Inti because he reached out to me with my label Nightrider Records.  He lives in Barcelona and has a solid distro and label with many international punk releases.  He supports a lot of international punk.  He was also in ASFIXIA (Basque Country) and ALERTA! (in Barcelona). If you want to know more, feel free to email him at discosenfermos at gmail dot com and check out his website at www.discosenfermos.com (Interview by Amelia ANOK4U2) Another part of the Create to Destroy series.

Discos Enfermos is just a distro? Or a label, too?
Discos Enfermos is together a label and distro that comes on the evolution on my past label/distro.

logobueno.atentadoWhat other DIY labels are there in Spain right now?
There are many other labels, some with years on their back releasing and distributing great stuff. My nearest ones are Grita o Muere, Kremon, Trabuc, Crust as Fuck, Boston Pizza / Dead Moon… and there are some others working for years like DDT, In My Heart Empire, Metadona, Muerte a tipo, Against You, Discos Subterraneos,…and some others not existing anymore.

You live in Barcelona? Tell us about the scene there.
I live in Barcelona but originally I come from the Basque Country. Barcelona is bigger and has bigger movement, more or less because lot of people come here from everywhere. There are social centers, squats, bands…lot of things going on most of the time and also a lot of political people really working and fighting for prisoner rights, etc…

What are you past releases?
Actually I just released the reference #42 of Discos Enfermos (and craziest one at this point) that is COÀGÜL “Cobriu-me de Flors” flexi postcard (industrial noise/pop done by my good friend and great artist Marc O´Callaghan). Past releases are ATENTADO, DISKOIRÄÄ, METRALLETA, GOBIERNO MILITAR, AMENAÇA, BELGRADO, CRIMEN, PELIGRO!, PIEL Y HUESOS, DISTRABE, FINAL SLUM WAR, FRACASO, MÖRDARE, LOS CONEJOS, RAISER and VENGANZA (US), ARREST, CESIO 137, EYES OF CROW, SECT, ALERTA!, HHH (reisue of their 7″), MUERTE, SIEGA, GUERRA FRIA, RES, FZ10, URPA, VENGANZA (SPAIN), AUXILIO, PISSBATH, CADENA and POX (US).

What are you currently working on
Next releases are ZOTZ 7″ together with MassMedia Records in the USA (already at pressing plant) and next will be the SAD BOYS demo on 12″ record with some nice presentation, also working on MUJERCITOS 7″, VLTIMO IMPERIO demo and MUERTE LP (euro press) and some other things coming and waiting to confirm. I love to support the local bands that I like and that my friends play on, so probably future releases will be around this idea.

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Do you distribute all over the world? How do you find record labels and distros to trade with?
Yes, I try to trade with everyone, usually people/label that I have done before or I know for years. Everyone interested taking on wholesale my releases also are welcome and I try to send stuff cheapest as possible. About mail order always getting orders from all over the world and sending.

IMG-20150404-WA0002 (1)Have you been doing this a long time?
Yes I think, probably since I start with my old label will be probably 10+ years on this- I’m 32 now!

Any tips and tricks to distros on packaging? Postal scams? Tips and tricks to keep records in perfect condition when shipping them across the world?
Not specially, the usual ones…as everyone, sometimes I suffer the disapointment of getting emails from labels or people who order records saying that they arrive broken or damaged…I can’t control the post workers. I use special mailing boxes for records and send them out of their sleeves to make them arrive in mint condition. I’m shipping 2-3 times a week several packages and very very few time happen any problem like this so I guess that I’m not doing so bad jejejeje.

I hear you- I feel like I live at the post office. Are you in a band?
Not currently, got some projects for starting a new band but actually not playing. I used to play in ASFIXIA (in Basque Country) and ALERTA! (in Barcelona). Both are bands which release something, also I had play in other bands in Basque and Barcelona but never releasing or even playing live.

Have you traveled Europe recently?
Not recently, last time was last year on tour with CRIMEN from Mexico.

What’s the state of Spain right now? Politically? The economy?
I could say that everything is fucked up and that is not true in the same way; there are going on some political changes but more or less are the same old fuckers with new faces, same old history, same shit with different smell. Inside this change I see that they start some years ago selling the “crisis” word to the reality of everyone, but that supposed “crisis” existed year and years ago. Everything is a lie, sometimes everything looks so fucking ridiculous that you will think that is a kind of reality show. Anyway, I don’t give a fuck about Spain because I’m not Spanish jajajajajaja- just a joke!

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GOBIERNO MILITAR

Is Barcelona (and Spain in general) a political punk scene?
I think it is, there are a lot of people doing things and fighting for so…I could say, with its good and bad things, that it is.

Have you been to any good shows recently?
Yes, a good thing of a big city like Barcelona is that most of the touring bands come here to play. Local bands are great and lot of times people go to see local band more than the touring band, we don’t give a fuck about a band just because is coming from the US jajajajaja. Last LA MISMA show was great and the last show I was with the local bands PIÑEN, ROTE ZORA and LAMAX was simply AMAIZING. And really looking this Saturday to see DIE, PISS, ANASAZI and MEDICATION.

I bet that was a good show! Why do you think bands from Barcelona are so powerful?
Are as powerful as in other places, I don`t think Barcelona had the great secret. People in the last year is paying lot of attention in Barcelona and looks like all the bands here are the fucking best and the reference and is not like this. Of course are great/greatest bands here, and some other that are just bullshit or products that lot of people make them like the best bands. I had seeing lot of bands really great and nobody giving a fuck about them and some others created just for release, tour and be a great band. Until bands like GOBIERNO MILITAR or LOS CONEJOS exist I will be happy of being part of this.

What do you have to say to punks thinking about starting their own record label?
Nothing to say, everyone is already doing and making it as if their label is the most “selected” and “limited” so…anyone can do whatever they want…just don`t come tome and tell how to do things…

What about punks wanting to distro?
For me both things have a total relation, I can understand starting a label without a distro, but I always worked releasing and trading and when it comes to releasing and not trading I start seeing things in a different way. There are some great distros not working as labels so…everything is possible, just if you want to do it, go ahead!

Any last words?
Thanks Amelia for giving me the option of answering this questions, I don`t like the interviews because is just my opinion and should not be reference of anything…so don’t take so serious my answers. Also I want to contact the singer of MYSTIC INANE, that guy have a tattoo of the logo of my label jasuajsuajsuajsujausjaus…he should be the one having all my records once I die.

Hey punks, look for the following upcoming releases from Discos eNfermos:

DENF #44 SAD BOYS “demo” 12″
DENF #45 MUJERCITOS 7″
DENF #46 ZOTZ “amargura” LP
DENF #?¿ VLTIMO IMPERIO “demo” CASSETTE
DENF #?¿ VENGANZA 7″ (NEW, 2nd 7″)
DENF #?¿ ABSOLUTE ORDER 7″
DENF #?¿ NUEVA FUERZA 7″
DENF #?¿ MUERTE LP (EUROPRESS)
DENF #?¿ RIP “83-84 Elgoibar, Vitoria, Lasarte, Barna” LP



Monday Photo Blog: Morgan Davis


January 4th, 2016 by

To coincide with the Top Ten of 2015 issue of MRR this week’s Monday Photo Blog features photos by Morgan Davis, a top ten of international punk shows, all shot using a disposable camera!

Apriori at Manic Relapse - Oakland, CA

Apriori at Manic Relapse – Oakland, CA

Moth at K-Town - Copenhagen, DK

Moth at K-Town – Copenhagen, DK

Pura Mania - Vancouver, BC

Pura Mania – Vancouver, BC

Vexx (OLY) at Berserktown - Sanata Ana, CA

Vexx (OLY) at Berserktown – Santa Ana, CA

Generacion Suicida

Generacion Suicida (LA) at Varning – Montreal, QC

Orden Mundial at K-Town - Copenhagen, DK

Orden Mundial at K-Town – Copenhagen, DK

Narcoleptics - Vancouver, BC

Narcoleptics – Vancouver, BC

Rule of Thirds - Vancouver, BC

Rule of Thirds – Vancouver, BC

Trance at Static Shock - London, UK

Trance at Static Shock – London, UK

Spectres - Portland, OR

Spectres – Portland, OR

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!