Featured Posts
AUS ROTTEN (photo by Chris Boarts Larson)

MRR Radio #1545 • 2/19/17

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

Read More

DRUJ (photo by Jill Seright)

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

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

Read More

Stress

MRR Radio #1544 • 2/12/17

Former MRR content coordinator Lydia guest hosts this edition of MRR Remote Radio, and takes a trip through Greece’s ...

Read More

HVAC (photo by Julian Gilbert)

New Blood! HVAC, JUDY AND THE JERKS, WHIPS, CELLULOID, and PSOAS

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

Read More

Maximum Rocknroll #406 • March 2017

Maximum Rocknroll #406, the March 2017 issue, is here! Philadelphia hardcore band S-21 tell us the history behind their name, ...

Read More

MRR Radio #1543 • 2/5/17


February 5th, 2017 by

Greg surfs on a wave of hate in a sea of studs.

Play

Intro song:
LIQUIDS – I Killed Donald Trump

Come Holy Spirit

One
KREAMY ‘LECTRIC SANTA – Time Honored Tradition
ISOTOPE SOAP – Hate
LEMONADE – Gusano Borracho
LOST KIDS – Cola Freaks

Two
DANGUS TARKUS – Amerika
OVENS – Feel Like Shit / Hesh Sesh
NIP DRIVERS – Nip Driver
ADD/C – Country
LIVID – Be a Man
DARK / LIGHT – Dark Slash Light

Three
THE WAR GOES ON – Ugly Part of Town
RUDIMENTARY PENI – One and All
UKE OF PHILLIPS – House a Home
MYSTIC INANE – Manhood
PRIESTS – Nothing Feels Natural

Seventy Seven
GOOD THROB – Slick Dicks
PISS TEST – Methamphetamine 4 Cocaine Prices
ERIK NERVOUS – New Potatoes
WILD AT HEART – Blind Mirror
VEXX – Strength
BROKEN STRINGS – Look for Me

Outro song:
COME HOLY SPIRIT – Grand Island

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! BAD EXAMPLE, HAIRSPRAY QUEEN, CRUMBLING WALL, FEX URBIS, and GULAG


February 2nd, 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:
BAD EXAMPLE

Date & location formed:
February 2016, formed in Benji’s hut in Birmingham AL.

Reason for forming:
Ariel wrote a recorded a bunch of instrumental songs by himself, and would ask his roommates Rickey and Sammantha to yell vocals into his computer mic to record vocals. At the time myself (Eli) and Benji had a drum set at our house. Since then our influence is ignoring responsibilities and buddies.

What are your lyrics about?
The lyrics are mostly about fucked up people and how to deal with fucked up people.

How would you describe your sound?
Pogo hardcore for tuffys.

What’s in the future for this band?
A lot more songs, a lot more tours, and inevitable financial ruin.

Links and contact info:
2056129496.bandcamp.com
205-612-9496.

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 

Band name:
HAIRSPRAY QUEEN

Date & location formed:
Providence, RI, March 2016.

Reason for forming:
A few of us had been loosely jamming since late 2015. After a few months of that, Joey from Downtown Boys offered us our first show, and we wrote most of our set in the 4 weeks leading up to it. Our singer joined a few days before the show and we’ve been going like that since.

What are your lyrics about?
Dying and how shitty the world is.

How would you describe your sound?
Punk, deathrock, “dark punk.”

What’s in the future for this band?
Release more music and play more shows. We’re hopefully touring through the midwest and east coast this summer but we don’t know anyone to book shows farther than like, Boston.

Hairspray Queen (photo by Carlos Romero)

Links and contact info:

hairsprayqueen.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/hairsprayqueenpvd

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 


Band name:

CRUMBLING WALL

Date & location formed:
September 2016, South London.

Reason for forming:
The two of us play together in a band called SARCASM, and found ourselves in our practice room one evening without the other half of that group. Casting around for something to do, and both fresh from 190 episodes of Mike Duncan’s History of Rome podcast, the most sensible conclusion seemed to be to start another band, in which we both play unfamiliar instruments for the first time, entirely themed around Ancient Rome. By the end of the evening, we had decided to give ourselves two months to write, record and release a tape; and play a show. We (just) succeeded.

What are your lyrics about?
Roman History. The first tape is about the emperors of the Nerva-Antonine Dynasty, aka ‘the five good emperors’. There might be contemporary resonances, but we try to stick close to the source material.

How would you describe your sound?
Primitive. Blindly feeling our way towards the kind of punk we want to hear, liberated by a total lack of technical ability. CRASS, RONDOS and ILDJARN were vaguely mentioned as initial ‘influences.’

What’s in the future for this band?
More of the past. Hopefully another tape before the summer.

Links and contact info:
crumblingwall.bandcamp.com

 

Band name:
FEX URBIS

Date & location formed:
Formed late 2015, played our first show in March ’16 and released our demo in September. London, UK.

Reason for forming:
All of our old bands (NO, VERTICAL SLUMP, COP, GLOSS REJECTION) died; we’re all from different towns called ‘Tombland.’

What are your lyrics about?
Addictions & dying.

How would you describe your sound?
Throbbing memento mori anarcho punk made by dum dum boys with the dynamism of a dog on a leash.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re partway through recording the next 6 songs we wrote after our first demo, hoping to play out of London as much as possible asap.

Fex Urbis (photo by Jack Pitt)

Links and contact info:

fexurbis.bandcamp.com

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 

Band name:
GULAG

Date & location formed:
January/February 2016, San Diego,CA.

Reason for forming:
We wanted to start a second band, and our vocalist had never been in a band before.

What are your lyrics about?
WW1/2 and Cold War Conspiracies, Hating Life.

How would you describe your sound?
Angry, Raw, “Fast” 80’s Scandinavian Influenced Hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Release a few tapes,eps, lp,go on a few tours.

Gulag (photo by Oscar Aranda)

Links and contact info:
facebook.com/gulag
gulagmangel.bandcamp.com

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 

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 #1542 • 1/29/17


January 29th, 2017 by

DAME stops by and exhibits their top tier taste.

Play

Dame

Intro song:
DAME – Hush

Meghan
DDT – Psychopath
CARMODY – Messengers of Love
KREMLYN – The Girl Is Mine
SECOND CHAMBRE – Victoires Prochaines
SIN 34 – American America

Anna
TOZIBABE – Dezuje
PALE TV – Night Toys
THE TIGHTS – Cracked
NOCTURNAL PROJECTIONS – Isn’t That Strange
AMERICAN NUDISM – Future Shock

Diana
PSYCOTIC PINEAPPLE – I Wanna Get Rid of You
PINK TURNS BLUE – Walking on Both Sides
GHOST DANCE – A Deeper Blue
MESSAGE – Dernière Nuit

Outro song:
FLACCID – Concrete

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! DROOL, RAT CAGE, INVERTS, COLD LEATHER, and ABUSE OF POWER


January 26th, 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…

Artwork by Bobby Michaud

Band name:
DROOL

Date & location formed:
Spring of 2016, Atlanta GA.

Reason for forming:
Surge, Busch beer, friendship.

What are your lyrics about?
Hatred of humankind of course, forgetting stuff, personal experiences, and discrediting the stupid blue lives matter movement.

How would you describe your sound?
Noisy hardcore punk that definitely uses chorus pedal.

What’s in the future for this band?
We just finished a tour with our buds bad example from Birmingham and played at This is austin not that great. Now we are going to focus on writing more songs for a possible 7″. Then more touring this year.

DROOL (photo by Anora Walper)

Links and contact info:

droolies.bandcamp.com

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 

Band name:
RAT CAGE

Date & location formed:
Rat Cage was born in my brain around August 2016. The Demo was formed in one afternoon that month at The Lughole in Sheffield while I was skiving work.

Reason for forming:
A couple of my other bands were dormant/dying. I had ideas for riffs polluting my head that I had to get onto tape. I also had been wanting the challenge of doing a one man project for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity.

What are your lyrics about?
My songs are about all the fucked up shit that’s going on right now. And there’s a hell of a lot of it.

How would you describe your sound?
There’s no denying my obsession with Totalitär and Swedish hardcore comes through strong in this band. But singing with a British accent gives it a UK82 edge aswell I guess. Disarm meets Partisans has been mentioned.

What’s in the future for this band?
Caged Like Rats 7″ due for release on La Vida Es Un Mus in February.
Also, the possibility of a full band live show at Noise Annoys Festival this July in Sheffield is on the cards.

Links and contact info:

lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com
ratcage.bandcamp.com

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 

Band name:

INVERTS

Date & location formed:
Dec 2015, Oakland,CA.

Reason for forming:
We liked each other and wanted to be in a band. Ricky and Elsa found each other on Craigslist, Nora got recruited at Scream Queens.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are about trauma, transmisogyny, being pissed off about how fucked up the world is, and the X-Men.

How would you describe your sound?
Dissonant noise from space faggots.

What’s in the future for this band?
A lot of new songs, another album this year, elsa playing guitar, and tours! We are going to the pacific northwest (Corvallis, Seattle, Olympia, Portland) this March w Late Bloom, from San Francisco, stay tuned for dates.

Inverts (photo by Kevin Brown)

Links and contact info:
Inverts is Elsa, Ricky, Nora. You can hear our demo from 2016 at bandcamp.inverts.com, we also have a facebook page lol sorry, also our email is

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 

Band name:
COLD LEATHER

Date & location formed:
Summer 2016, Berlin.

Reason for forming:
The obvious shortage of leather-themed band names.

What are your lyrics about?
The shitty life… and the good life.

How would you describe your sound?
As if late 1970s L.A. was actually located in the early 80s UK, and everyone was also really into decent classic rock.

What’s in the future for this band?
For now a 7“ on Sabotage Records. Playing as much as we can.

Cold Leather (photo by Manu)

Links and contact info:

coldleather.bandcamp.com

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 

Band name:
ABUSE OF POWER

Date & location formed:
Winter 2015 / Atlanta GA.

Reason for forming:
We already hang out everyday, so why not start a band together?

What are your lyrics about?
Personal life experiences and struggles / showing compassion for others / being comfortable with yourself.

How would you describe your sound?
90’s Atlanta hardcore sound / early new age records vibe.

What’s in the future for this band?
7″ coming soon on BBB records / full US tour in the works.

Links and contact info:

abuseofpower.bandcamp.com

 

barbed-wire-500x12

 

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 #1541 • 1/22/17


January 22nd, 2017 by

Amelia hosts Anarchy: MUTANT ITCH (Fresno) and VIDEO FILTH (Boston) bring you a Short Sharp Shock radio hour filled with some disordered tunes and chaotic speech.

Play

Intro song:
VIDEO FILTH – Violent Struggle

No Exit
BATTALION OF SAINTS – Buddies and Pals
FEAR OF GOD – World Under My Finger Nail
DIRT SHIT – Exit
NEGAZIONE – Tutto Dentro

Blood Wash the Dead City of Fresno
AL KAPPOTT – Les Bras Muscles
BLUTTAT – I’m Feeling Down
SO WHAT – Why Kid Violence Rage
CAPITAL SCUM – Clutch the Flag

Hey Goth Fuck Off
UNITED MUTATION – Final Solution
CHAOTIC DISCHORD – Never Trust a Friend
PEGGIO PUNX – Scemo
ENOLA GAY – Slere Bomber/Mere Magt

Loud and Clear
BORN WITHOUT A FACE – Stubborn Beast Flesh
NO CHOICE – Nuclear Disaster
THE ABUSED – War Games
EPPU NORMAALI – Poliisi Pamputtaa Taas

I Love CHAOS UK
E.N.T. – I’m a Bloody Fool
CHAOS UK – Control
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN – Master Race
KAMBRONES – Exit
CHAOS UK – Global Domination
SDS – Doomsday (DISCHARGE)

Outro songs:
MUTANT ITCH – Spider
MUTANT ITCH – Butcher Nights

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!