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AQUARIUM by Martin Sorrondeguy

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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Secreto Público

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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Flipper rules, OK?

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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Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)

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 #1546 • 2/26/17


February 26th, 2017 by

Fuckin’ DRUMPF Pisses Us All OFF!

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Fukt Up Drumpf!

Intro song:
K9-67 – Sick

Rotten Ron is “sick” as sick as Sick!
FOLLETO – Ann
AUSENCIA – Cuantas Vidas
KARBONITE – Denial
PATSY – Nazis Are So Plain
SSYNDROM – History Hysteria/Death Shadow

Horrible Hal sez FUCK CANCER!
TRIGGERS – Let’s Mutate
ROTTEN LOVE – My Baby Is a Coeliac
THEE EVIL TWIN – Back in the Alley
GENUINE PARTS – Never Slow Down
GUIDA – Tartan Pants
BOATS! – Watch You

Rotten Ron destroys another 15 minutes of your time!
KRIEGSHOG – Feather
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – Held Hostage
RED DEATH – Deterrence
LEMONADE – Forced Sterilization
TENEMENT RATS – Free to Make Jail

Hapless Hal… DOI!
ANTI-FACES – Respirar
NIGHT BIRDS – (I’m) Wired
DANGUS TARKUS – Amerika
LOVE SONGS – D
WET BRAIN – Don’t Worry About That Right Now
YOUTH AVOIDERS – Cruising Machine

Rotten Ron wastes a few more minutes
NUKE CULT – Stress Relief

Outro song:
D.O.A. – Fucked Up Donald

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!



New Blood! LACKER, NO DICE, CELL ROT, DUMSPELL, MENTALITY, HEADSPLITTERS, and DOGGERY


February 23rd, 2017 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:
LACKER

Date & location formed:
Early 2016 / Oakland, CA.

Reason for forming:
We do what we want. neither of us knew how to play and were tired of seeing technically skilled bands make music that didn’t hold a resonance with us.

What are your lyrics about?
Intimacy, sex, love, race, class, trauma, lies.

How would you describe your sound?
Maybe like no trend meets hole but minus dudes and guitars.

What’s in the future for this band?
More shows with queer femmes of color, more new material, maybe tapes.

Links and contact info:
l-a-c-k-e-r.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

NO DICE

Date & location formed:
Late July 2016, at a show in Seattle.

Reason for forming:
Reason for forming: We were at some show yelling about how much we like Madball, and we decided we should start a band. Turns out two of us were kidding about
liking Madball. We also do not sound like them.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about things that matter to our singer: what’s going on in the world, feelings, friendship, unity.

 

How would you describe your sound?
Several people have said we remind them of Outburst, without actually sounding like Outburst. Someone said we reminded them of Freedom, but they were wrong.

What’s in the future for this band?
Our demo just came out on tape. We have some shows planned, most notably a quick tour to the Bay Area with Rare Form from Philly/MA in April and Book Your Own Fest in Olympia, also in April. We have a few new songs we’ll hopefully record soonish.

Links and contact info:

nodicehc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
CELL ROT

Date & location formed:
Spring 2016.

Reason for forming:
A former band called Exhaaust fell apart after members moved away. There were some unfinished songs and the remaining members wanted to keep on crushing.

What are your lyrics about?
Death, decay, violence and global destruction.

How would you describe your sound?
Brutal and Heaaaavvvvvyyyy.

What’s in the future for this band?
Booking a west coast tour for April and hopefully recording some new songs for a release TBD.

Links and contact info:

cellrothc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DUMSPELL

Date & location formed:
October 2015 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Reason for forming:
Bradley and Olesya wanted to start a band together, so they got Cody to play guitar, PJ learned how to play bass, and Mary decided to try vocals. We were excited about starting a band with people who had never played before. Then PJ moved away so we enrolled the infamous Hampton ‘Freddie Madball’ Martin.

What are your lyrics about?
Shitty people, shitty ~feelings~

How would you describe your sound?
Angular punk?

What’s in the future for this band?
Everything Is Not OK in March, hopefully another tour soon, and a full-length record coming sooner than later.

Links and contact info:
dumspell.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
MENTALITY

Date & location formed:
February 2016, San Jose, CA.

Reason for forming:
We came from a heavier side of the hardcore scene and couldn’t help but notice the lack of unity and the unnecessary violence, and we were sick of it. We formed Mentality to help be a part of the positive and more unified side of California hardcore, and hardcore as a whole.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics revolve around themes of scene unity, world issues, and personal turmoil.

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is a punchy, aggro youth crew with influences from traditional bands like Breakdown, Raw Deal, and Outburst, as well as more modern bands like The Flex, Lower Species, and Freedom.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve been taking things slow but with a few micro tours under our belts we plan on going on our first longer tour later this summer, as well as putting out another demo possibly early in the summer.

Links and contact info:
mentalityhc.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/MENTALITYXXX

 

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Band name:

HEADSPLITTERS

Date & location formed:
Brooklyn, NY 2016.

Reason for forming:
The end is nigh!

What are your lyrics about?
Realities of war, and the inherent hypocrisy of the system. A reminder of the possibility of life outside governing rule.

How would you describe your sound?
We started playing some motorpunk shit, and we played the riffs too fast… people started comparing us to Puke. So we fully embraced that Scandinavian raw punk sound. writing riffs that channel those influences started flowing naturally and we ran with it.

What’s in the future for this band?
7 inch on Brain Solvent Propaganda, Varning in September, and hitting the road as much as possible.

Links and contact info:

headsplitters.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
DOGGERY

Date & location formed:
December 2015, Kryvyy Rih/Ukraine.

Reason for forming:
To make some noise for our dogs.

What are your lyrics about?
Violence, chaos, crime, hatred of everything that surrounds us. Y’all can go fuck yourselves.

How would you describe your sound?
Gangsta hardcore punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Fortunately RIP.

Doggery (photo by Alexander Goncharov)

Links and contact info:
doggery.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 email 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?
7) Links and contact info:

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*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1545 • 2/19/17


February 19th, 2017 by

This week’s MRR Radio brings you punk from Syria, a Crass Records highlight and a strong anti-nazi message! Tune in!

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Intro song:
PROPAGANDHI – Fuck The Border

AUS ROTTEN (photo by Chris Boarts Larson)



No nazis, no way, no how!

DEAD KENNEDYS – Nazi Punks Fuck Off
KIDNAP – No SS
THE OPPRESSED – Nazi Skinhead
AUS ROTTEN – Fuck Nazi Sympathy
DOA – Nazi Training Camp
CROSSING CHAOS – Fuck Nazi
DOOM – Nazi Die
UNSEEN – Fuck the KKK
TOTAL CHAOS – Kill a Nazi
THE DICKS – Anti Klan
REAGAN YOUTH – New Aryans
GORILLA BISCUITS – Degradation
PROPAGANDHI – The Only Good Fascist Is a Dead Fascist

Crass Records!
ANTHRAX – Capitalism Is Cannibalism
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS – Neu Smell
CRASS = Big A Little A
RUDIMENTARY PENI – Sacrifice
CONFLICT – Conflict
HONEY BANE – You Can Be You
DIRT – Hiroshima
ZOUNDS – War
LACK OF KNOWLEDGE – We’re Looking For People

Outro song:
MAZHOTT – Mazhott (Syria)

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!



New Blood! DRUJ, PREENING, PROWLER, SNAKE CHURCH, DARK WEB, YUPS, and CLAN DOS MORTOS CICATRIZ


February 16th, 2017 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:
DRUJ

Date & location formed:
Fall 2016.

Reason for forming:
Our bassist Ross was wanting to do a dbeat gig, we all really liked the idea so we jumped on board and got together. We all share a lot of the same views on ideas involving music, so we moved swiftly with writing out first demo.

What are your lyrics about?
War, torture, psychosis, loss, creeps.

How would you describe your sound?
Pulling a small brown pissed off locust’s wings off.

What’s in the future for this band?
We have an east coast tour in the works with our friends in Crutch, mid April or so. We’re stoked.

DRUJ (photo by Jill Seright)

Links and contact info:

drujokc.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
PREENING

Date & location formed:
Oakland, CA. May 2016.

Reason for forming:
Sam: If I remember right, Max and I talked about playing music together three or four years ago when I worked at a record store. I think he was attracted to my homemade DNA shirt. I was attracted to the uninhibited, madcap spirit of his music-making. I still am. It took a while, but when we revisited the idea, he pitched bringing in Alejandra, who was kind enough to agree to join. The sense of spontaneity and possibility, along with the naturally egalitarian atmosphere of practices, feels energizing.

Alejandra: Someone found out I could play a bass on a Saturday and told Max, who then hit me up two days later asking if I wanted to play some time. I was flattered and jumped at the opportunity. Didn’t know Sam was involved in the project initially but was psyched when I heard.

What are your lyrics about?
Sam: One song began as a paean to my PO Box, an old brass one with masonic-looking engravings in Berkeley, and morphed into something unrecognizable. Another one is about the collapse of digital news organizations in the wake of an event such as a solar flare, which would cripple the internet. Some of them have been collaborative, written jointly in as little as fifteen minutes.

Max: Body horror, classism, the privilege of self censorship, Giorgio Di Chirico, the temporal nature of art, mercy/grace in the natural world.

Alejandra: Distorted(?) perceptions of the world around you, communication, misinformation, the perfect double taper.

How would you describe your sound?
Alejandra: Give it a listen and make up your own mind.

Sam: For shorthand, I tend to tell people it sounds “pretty busted,” which might seem negative but to me captures the skronk and abrasion, negative space and hardscrabble grooves.

Max: Herky jerky, caddywhompus, asymmetrical punk.

What’s in the future for this band?
Alejandra: In the near future -getting our demo out and going on tour. In general -creative and personal growth. To share and facilitate experiences with strangers and friends through our music, and hopefully have fun while doing it.

Sam: We’re recording a demo on a handheld tape recorder, which a small label is interested in pressing in a tiny edition. And then we’ll tour up to Olympia, Washington to record more of a proper title. Also, abstaining as a band from Facebook, Bandcamp, and the like (though we do intend to hand-code our own website instead).

Max: Record, tour, write. Use Punk to expand our vision. Make friends and be allies. Challenge ourselves to mine the grist of inspiration without slumping to puerile regurgitation. Provide free access to our music and band info without relying on proxies.

Preening (photo by Kevin Brown)

Links and contact info:
preeningoakland.com (still under construction).

 

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Band name:
PROWLER

Date & location formed:
2017 in the east bay CA.

Reason for forming:
To party and make new friends and annoy my bandmates on tour with my collection of U2 CDs.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are about how I feel about the world and things and people around me.

How would you describe your sound?
Very rude very sexy and very loud.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are officially releasing the demo on March 1st on Bandcamp and we will have physical copies of it on tape as well by then and we have a small run in April headed to Fresno, L.A and San Diego.

Links and contact info:

prowlerband.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:

SNAKE CHURCH

Date & location formed:
June 2015, Birmingham, AL.

Reason for forming:
I had Big Zit and Tenement booked at my house and I just really wanted to play with those bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Loving drugs, hating God and government.

How would you describe your sound?
Eli blatantly tries to rip off CCR, Liam’s favorite band is My Chemical Romance, Eliot got into butt rock as a joke but accidentally started liking it and BJ exclusively listens to Devo so…

What’s in the future for this band?
Lots of shows here in Birmingham,
we’ve got several new songs to record, there’s talk of a music video, were planning a little tour with Liam’s other band, Backyard Camping, and a trip down to Rotten Fest in Tallahassee with Eli’s other band, Bad Example. Other than that, we’re just gonna keep on chooglin’.

Links and contact info:
snakechurchal.bandcamp.com
Find one of us on Facebook or just text or call 205-612-9496

 

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Band name:
DARK WEB

Date & location formed:
We formed in Philly in the summer of 2016 after me (Sims Hardin) and RJ Gilligan started recording some demos at his house. We didn’t have a drummer at the time, so I played drums first on the recordings, then we would lay down the rest of the music which was something we had to learn how to do successfully, but it worked out.

Reason for forming:
We just formed because we were bored and wanted to do something new. Rj and I liked the way each other played. I wanted to take some hooky Ramones sounding bullshit and have Rj play some crazy solos and riffs over it. It was a bedroom project that turned out well and we formed a band. That was pretty much it.

What are your lyrics about?
Dark Web’s lyrical content narrates tragic characters and violent wasteland cityscapes affected by pollution, alien invasion, government conspiracy, defective artificial intelligence, and severe mental health issues.

How would you describe your sound?
Our music has been described as stompy sewer-punk characterized by driving drums, heavy squealing guitars, and guttural nihilistic vocals.

What’s in the future for this band?
We would like to do another EP early this year, and maybe put a full LP out by the end of the year. I’m aiming to do some shorter tours in the Late summer and Fall.

Links and contact info:
darkweb2.bandcamp.com
suicidebongtapes.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
YUPS

Date & location formed:
July 4th, 2016. San Francisco.

Reason for forming:
Too much gross hardcore music in the scene.

What are your lyrics about?
Just livin’ the life of an average joe from the 70s.

How would you describe your sound?
Rock, and roll.

What’s in the future for this band?
The 80’s & 90’s.

YUPS (by Jess Wu)

Links and contact info:

discontinuousinnovationinc.bandcamp.com/album/sugar-baby-butterfly

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Band name:
CLAN DOS MORTOS CICATRIZ

Date & location formed:
Curitiba/Paraná, Brazil.

Reason for forming:
I was around 15 y.o. when I decided to record some noise stuff using the moniker of Clan dos Mortos Cicatriz, for no specific reason. I decided to leave Cãos, got bored of my other bands, and still had some bass riffs composed, so I invited Okuyama-san to help me record and eventually join the band.

What are your lyrics about?
About no longer being human and/or failing while being human. Mostly of it is inspired by the eroguro-nonsense literary movement and authors like Osamu Dazai and Junichiro Tanizaki.

How would you describe your sound?
Maybe blackened post-punk? Not sure.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re already recording new stuff, it’s gonna be called “TOGAWA EP” and it will be a punk hommage to the japanese new wave singer Jun Togawa and her band, Yapoos.

Links and contact info:
clandosmortoscicatriz.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 email 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?
7) Links and contact info:

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

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.



MRR Radio #1544 • 2/12/17


February 12th, 2017 by

Former MRR content coordinator Lydia guest hosts this edition of MRR Remote Radio, and takes a trip through Greece’s rich and politically-charged punk past, from 1983 to 2000. Surely 60 minutes is not enough to explore the many great bands Greece has produced over the years, but for those eager enough to discover more, you can find links and a wealth of information (in Greek!) at anexartisi.gr or email with any questions or for more details about this Greek punk.

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Intro song:
ADIEXODO (Dead End) – Soundtrack for Street Fighting / ΑΔΙΕΞΟΔΟ – Σάουντρακ για Οδομαχίες

Stress

I AM YOUR NIGHTMARE
METRO DECAY – Remnants / Κειμήλια
EX-HUMANS – Pointless Survival / Ανώφελη Επιβίωση
STRESS – Anxiety / ΣΤΡΕΣΣ – Άγχος

CHAOS, NO HOPE
GENIA TOU CHAOUS (Chaos Generation) – No Hope / ΓΕΝΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΧΑΟΥΣ – Καμιά Ελπίδα
ΑΝΤΙ… – Human Vegetables / ‘Ανθρωποι Φυτά
ORA MIDEN (Zero Hour) – Death to Poets / ΟΡΑ ΜΗΔΕΝ – Θάνατο Στους Ποιητές
GULAG – Big Talk / ΓΚΟΥΛΑΓΚ – Μόνο Λόγια

MISERY, ROUTINE, THE SAME OLD STORY
NAFTIA (Nausea) – Golden Youth / ΝΑΥΤΙΑ – Χρυσή Νεολαία
KINONIKA APOVLITA? (Social Waste?) – Death Youth / ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΑ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΑ; – Νεκρή Νεολαία
ANTIDRASI (Reaction) – State of Danger / ΑΝΤΙΔΡΑΣΗ – Κατάσταση Κινδύνου
PANIKOS (Panic) – Lias / ΠΑΝΙΚΟΣ – Ψεύτες

NEGATIVE END
CHAOTIKO TELOS (Chaotic End) – We Live in the Dark / ΧΑΟΤΙΚΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ – Ζούμε Στο Σκοτάδι
ARNITIKI STASI (Negative Stance) – Pandora’s Box / ΑΡΝΗΤΙΚΗ ΣΤΑΣΗ – Κουτί της Πανδώρας
HIBERNATION – Glass Metropolis / ΧΕΙΜΕΡΙΑ ΝΑΡΚΗ – Γυάλινη Μητρόπολη

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR PUNISHMENT
CHAOTIKI DIASTASI (Chaotic Dimension) – Politically Dependent / ΧΑΟΤΙΚΗ ΔΙΑΣΤΑΣΗ – Κομματικά Εξαρτημένοι
OREXI GIA TIPOTA (In The Mood for Nothing)- Girl Rapes Boy / ΟΡΕΞΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΠΟΤΑ – Κορίτσι Βιάζει Αγόρι
FREE YOURSELF – Addiction / Εθισμός (GULAG cover)

Outro song:
PANX ROMANA – Alarm / Συναγερμός

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!