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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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New Band Spotlight: Stab


April 26th, 2011 by

Starting to play gigs around December last year, STAB is a new band coming out of the current London straight edge crowd, playing fast, raw,  blown out, politically aware hardcore, taking a heavy influence from UK hardcore heavyweights such as Ripcord and Heresy.  I was lucky enough to be visiting the UK when they played their second gig in a cramped practice room and unleashed a hectic and blinding set that blew me away.

They’ve just put out a killer 7-song demo tape that covers topics from the current rise of the right wing in Britain and beyond, and the use of drugs for social control and cultural imperialism. It hasn’t left my tape deck since getting my hands on it.  You can get a copy at the band’s blog which also has one of the demo songs for download, along with a practice room recording.  Apparently, a 7″ is in the works that I can’t wait to get hold of, as well as a Spanish tour — so if you live in Spain make sure to check it out!


(photo by Daniel Knott)



New Band Spotlight: Thick Skin


July 27th, 2010 by

THICKxSKIN is a new band out of Brisbane, Australia.  They had their first gig a few months ago, playing straight up youth crew influenced hardcore in the vein of Floorpunch, Stop And Think and a variety of mid-’90s Boston bands.  I’ve been lucky enough to catch them a decent number of times and have not been disappointed. With this kinda stuff you know what to expect: hard guitars, and songs that are straight and to the point.

You can find several of their songs online at www.myspace.com/thickskinhc. They also have a 9-song demo tape/CD-R that’s well worth picking up and a 7″ in the works surprisingly quickly.



Blog of the Week: Double Cross


July 15th, 2010 by

A friend of mine described this blog as looking like “sXe porn.” [Are you allowed to quote your own editor? —ed.] If, like me, you own probably a few too many Crucial Response records and a varsity jacket, this won’t put you off, but if that isn’t the case for you don’t let this stop you from checking out Double Cross.  As you might be able to guess from the first page, this started as something geared towards the ’88 youth crew end of punk, with in-depth coverage of this era by people who are still passionate about all things crucial and probably still have fades.  But since starting out it has expanding to cover a wide selection of hardcore bands with just as much passion and detail.

BOLD and a buch of stoked, sweaty dudes (a.k.a. "sXe porn")

The content varies from in-depth interviews with a vast array of bands (as you may guess, mainly of the Revelation/Wishing Well variety, but not just limited to that, as well as plenty of other old hardcore bands) which spread across several entries, recounting stories relating to old venues such as the Anthrax Club, reflections by various people on their favourite records, photographer features (including one of old Boston crew photos taken by Gail Rush), a tale of being the “minder” for HR of the BAD BRAINS for a weekend and a ton of other topics — a lot of which are relating to CHAIN OF STRENGTH, YOUTH OF TODAY, STRAIGHT AHEAD and DANZIG, all of which are good things in my book.

You can tell by reading that all the people involved are still excited and care about the music the cover and makes it great to read and an easy way to lose several hours at a time.