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New Blood! P.E.A.R.L., HÄRDA UT, SCRAP BRAIN, PEDESTRIAN, and NERVE QUAKES

“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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Maximum Rocknroll #404 • Jan 2017

Maximum Rocknroll #404, the January 2017 issue is here! In light of the impending Trump presidency, we have a very useful guide ...

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MRR Radio #1534 • 12/4/16

For the very first in a new series of MRR Radio shows hosted outside of San Francisco, Alex & Mette ...

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Ingrown (photo by Angela Owens)

New Blood! VOG, JUICE BOX, INGROWN, GLEAMED, and OBEDIENCE

“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 #1533 • 11/27/16

On this week's radio show, Greg brings you songs of failure, resistance, the end of the world, immortality, perversion and ...

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New Blood! THE CAVEMEN, THE NANCYS, BIG MAN, COMMANDO, SUBSTANCE, and MISSION CREEP


November 24th, 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:
THE CAVEMEN (NØT those kiwi-chest-hair twirlers §, not Ug and …, NOT Nick Cave, NOT Cave Beat, NOT Primitive Man, NOT Ancient Filth, DEATH 2 ALL FALSE CAVEMEN). We are not ‘MEN’ – we represent ancient mankind in all it’s filthy forms.

Date & location formed:
October 2015, Θn the corner of N. Beacon and Life st. Allston, ssachusetts.

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The Cavemen (photo by Ethan Long)

Reason for forming:
To take Rock and Roll back to square one. Bands be trying SO DAMN HARD to sound like Cro-Mags but ‘not racist’ and D.R.I. but ‘serious’. And frankly, ever since Supercharger kicked the bucket music hasn’t been dumb or bad enough.

What are your lyrics about?
The Primeval & Ancient STRUGGLE of EXISTENCE

How would you describe your sound?
REAL, REAL BAD. 2-3 chords per song – I dare you to count. 

What’s in the future for this band?
D. Baggy left for warmer pastures, as did Yrrap. Couch keeps the dream alive with a crew of 7 now known as “Thee Cavemyn*” . But, D. Baggy is busy assmbling the Philthadelphia chapter of The Cavemen to wage war against the Boston chapter.

*Def NOT affiliated with any TERF bullshyt’

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Links and contact info:
paleoboys.bandcamp.gov

Youtube Playlist of our videos + promos:

 

 

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Band name:
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Date & location formed:
January 2016 Boston, Massachusetts.

Reason for forming:
Grasping at sanity and listening to lots of blues and rock and roll.

What are your lyrics about?
The devil mostly.

How would you describe your sound?
Rock and roll.

What’s in the future for this band?
Hopefully better equipment and some gigs.

Links and contact info:
nancys.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
BIG MAN

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in New Haven CT.

Reason for forming:
To write music to send to deep fucking space.

What are your lyrics about?
People, things and ideas that we’ll never support; stagnation and discontent; deep fucking space.

How would you describe your sound?
Dirty hardcore punk that dismantles the big man.

What’s in the future for this band?
Since we recorded our first EP called Habitual Contempt, we added a fifth member. We’re writing new songs right now for upcoming releases and playing as many shows as we can.

Big Man (photo by Zack Milliron)

Big Man (photo by Zack Milliron)

Links and contact info:

bigmantheband.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
COMMANDO commando-tape-cover

Date & location formed:
November, 2015, Rochester, NY.

Reason for forming:
Russ and Brandon (who play in a metallic hardcore band OBSESSOR) wanted to start a late 70s style punk band for over a year, and Alex (ex-Skate Korpse) had moved back into Rochester after living in New Orleans for a few years. It’s a perfect line up and the rest is history.

What are your lyrics about?
Struggle, triumph, snow.

How would you describe your sound?
Dark, energetic punk with some melody. Mainly influenced by 70s punk, and 80s hardcore to an extent.

What’s in the future for this band?
Releasing records, playing in and around Rochester.

Commando (photo by Mike Patenaude)

Commando (photo by Mike Patenaude)

Links and contact info:

morepowertapes.bandcamp.com/album/come-out-fighting
commandorochester.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
SUBSTANCE substance-band-logo

Date & location formed:
November 2015 in Houston TX.

Reason for forming:
We all go to high school together and dig punk and stupid artsy shit so we got together and tried to emulate our favorite bands.

What are your lyrics about?
Anger, angst, dissatisfaction, hating conformity, hating yourself, identity issues.

How would you describe your sound?
Early US hardcore like The Germs, Jerry’s Kids and SSD. Hardcore punk for hardcore punks.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’re releasing a 7″ early 2017 and going on a midwestern tour in the summer. If anyone wants to help out with either of those things, hit us up.

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Links and contact info:

substancetx.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/demandafuture

 

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mission-creep-band-logoBand name:
MISSION CREEP

Date & location formed:
Washington, DC in winter of 2015.

Reason for forming:
The exorcising/ exercising of demons personal and otherwise.

What are your lyrics about?
The soul crushing feeling of indecisiveness about what to do with your life and the extent of actual agency you have over your existence in a capitalist world. Alienation/ aliens. Ghouls and ghoulish behavior. Unflattering drug habits.

How would you describe your sound?
Spooky/ scary. Like if Christian Death, The Chameleons and Killed by Deathrock Volume 1 all worked at the same Spirit Halloween store.

What’s in the future for this band?
We go to the moon, play the moon, eat the moon. That and stage blood if budget permits.

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Links and contact info:
missioncreepdc.bandcamp.com
Also reachable by Ouija and astral projection.

 

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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 #1532 • 11/20/16


November 20th, 2016 by

Kimiya, Amanda, Nicole, and Dan boot up this week’s show. Fuck the system, fight back.

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Intro song:
LIFES HALT – Histeria

Haram

Haram

Amanda & Kimyia: Windows 95
BODY PRESSURE – Body Pressure
HARAM – Blood
FINAL – Ciudad
ALIEN KULTURE – Asian Youth
SIYAHKAL – Pari Bolandeh

Nicole: Windows 98
HUMAN BODIES – Resolution
ARNAUT PAVLE – Unorthodox Funeral Procession
KRIMEWATCH – Peach Generation
SADIST – In the Shadow of the Swastika
MELLAKKA – Traditio

Amanda & Kimyia: Discharge?
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS – Tube Disasters
R.I.P. – Antimilitar
DISCHARGE – Never Again
PARTISANS – Police Story
THE KIDS – Do You Love the Nazis?

Dan
IN SCHOOL – Bloodlust
ALLERGIC TO BULLSHIT – Palms, Cards, Water
PURE DISGUST – White Silence

Outro song:
LOS CRUDOS – Del Pasado al Presente

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 Radio #1531 • 11/13/16


November 13th, 2016 by

Your selectrix Erika Elizabeth brings you an episode of MRR Radio recorded from her satellite outpost in Portland, featuring some of the many post-punk obscurities & DIY weirdos covered in her Futures & Pasts column for MRR!

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Intro song:
TARZAN 5 – Boys Game

Erika Elizabeth, your Selectrix

Read Erika’s column ‘Futures & Pasts’ in each month’s issue of Maximum Rocknroll

Destroy/Create
GET SMART! – Just For the Moment
TOUGH CUSTOMER – Clean & Clear
OUT ON BLUE SIX – Party Mood
SUBURBAN WIVES CLUB – Guru Eye
OCCULT CHEMISTRY – Fire

Shut Up/Relax
MARAUDEUR – Institutions
CATASTROPHE BIZARRE – Furniture
PLAYTHINGS – Sit Down (Stand Up)
CONDITIONER – (We’re Living in a) Fashion Void
VISITORS – Electric Heat

Make A Break With You
MODEL CITIZENS – Animal Instincts
PHANTOM FORTH – I Don’t Know You
SEND NO FLOWERS – Playing for Time
THE SHIFTERS – Creggan Shops
THE PHOTOGRAPHS – Second Best

Lost/Found
CHANDRA – Get It Out of Your System
POLIO CLUB – Poison the Well

Outro Song:
THE VITAS – Roses

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! METER FEEDER, LÍO, OHYDA, COMMUNITY, TORPUR, and CUTTING THROUGH


November 10th, 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:
METER FEEDER

Date & location formed:
March, 2016 in Western Massachusetts.

Reason for forming:
Since hardcore should be over & done with already, we wanted to start an entirely new genre.

What are your lyrics about?
A day in the life of your average Meter Feeder; feeling remorse about having eaten at Applebee’s when you should have gone to Chile’s for unlimited enchiladas (for only $9.99), how it should be against the law to be obligated to go to some garbage party your co-workers are having, and reading about rural Massachusetts warriors who make their own license plates out of cardboard in MassLive & trying to get a job there. Our new material is about how L.A. is an uninhabitable city of robots, and stalking Anthony Kiedis.

How would you describe your sound?
Roll, NEVER rock.

Meeter Feeder (photo by Laura Motley)

Meeter Feeder (photo by Laura Motley)

What’s in the future for this band?
A new cassingle on Gut Freak, playing Be Bad Weekend in Richmond in January, followed by a short East Coast tour.

Links and contact info:

meterfeeder.bandcamp.com
gutfreak.storenvy.com

 

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Band name:
LÍO

Date & location formed:
November 2015. Santiago de Chile.

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Lío (photo by Viviana Perez Figueroa)

Reason for forming:
To show how bored we are about our routine life.

What are your lyrics about?
Frustration and anger against a world that fills us with absurd obligations.

How would you describe your sound?
Furious adolescent fastcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
We want to record an EP for the 2017 and a couple of surprises with some friends bands.

Links and contact info:

liopv.bandcamp.com

 

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ohyda-logoBand name:
OHYDA

Date & location formed:
Don’t remember the exact date, probably beginning of 2015. We played our first show on 1st may 2015. 3/4 of band members live in Lublin, Poland, while our vocalist lives in Łódź, Poland.

Reason for forming:
3/4 Ohyda members played in the last Alert! Alert! line-up. After A!A! broke up after 4 years of existence, we felt we still wanted to play together. Kamil whom I’ve been in bands before joined us as the drummer.

What are your lyrics about?
Olo, our vocalist writes all the lyrics. All of them hold an orwellian, pessimistic if not misanthropic vision of the future and mankind.

How would you describe your sound?
Hmmm… we;re aiming for being dark, raw and psychedelic at the same time. I guess we’re inspired by both older polish bands like early Siekiera, Tragiedia or Atak, 90’s bands like P.E.S.D., lots of contemporary bands and I must admit we probably wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Destino Final, haha!

What’s in the future for this band?
We played 20 gigs so far, including a small tour with Life Fucker, done one gig abroad (Dublin, Ireland) and released a tape. We have a 12″ out soon on LVEUM. Hopefully after the record is out we’ll play some more shows and tour outside of Poland.

Ohyda (photo by Olga)

Ohyda (photo by Olga)

Links and contact info:

ohyda.bandcamp.com
lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
COMMUNITY

Date & location formed:
Round about 19:00, 16th November 2015. Sheffield, UK.

Reason for forming:
Ben wanted to try singing in a band, paddy likes drums. We each liked the bands the others had been in, and liked each other.

What are your lyrics about?
Hating work, wrecking the planet and feeling helpless to do otherwise, hating magic and people who do magic tricks; they’re generally pretty sarky with an occasional hopeful bit… basically qualified negativity.

How would you describe your sound?
Some mid paced jammers, some fast stuff, mostly kind of mushy.

What’s in the future for this band?
We’ve recorded for a 7” and got a bunch of new tunes for a tape for Blenk, and we want to get out of the UK for a bit in the new year as well. No definite timeframes on any of this stuff. More Habesha (Best food in Sheff).

Community (photo by Davey Gooch)

Community (photo by Davey Gooch)

Links and contact info:
thepunkcommunity.bandcamp.com

 

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Band name:
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TORPUR

Date & location formed:
December 2015 in Kraków, Poland.

Reason for forming:
Drunken conversation and a slimy cellar.

What are your lyrics about?
Male-induced disgust. Dungeon skate gang. Punk opinions. Using skateboards to hurt people. Nationalistic delusions. A goblin that is hungry and fucked up. Free time as a means of wasting potential. Free time as a means of resistance.

How would you describe your sound?
Goblin punk. Dungeon rock. Crooked grind.

What’s in the future for this band?
Learning how to play our instruments. Also a split tape and more shows.

Torpur (photo by Zuzanna Dzwonkowska)

Torpur (photo by Zuzanna Dzwonkowska)

Links and contact info:

torpur.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/torpurpunx

 

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Band name:
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CUTTING THROUGH

Date & location formed:
May 2016 Portland, Oregon.

Reason for forming:
Singer Mike and guitarist Kyle looking to do a band for a long time with a specific nyhc sound and aesthetic.

What are your lyrics about?
Our lyrics are a mix of issues such as the epidemic of sexual abuse in punk, positive thinking and health, and the straight edge.

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is fast and hard hitting late 80’s New York hardcore, similar to many revelation records bands.

What’s in the future for this band?
We are recording in winter, hoping to have an ep out by summer and we would like to play the east coast in 2017.

Cutting Through (photo by Dan Gonyea)

Cutting Through (photo by Dan Gonyea)

Links and contact info:

cuttingthrough.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.



Maximum Rocknroll #403 • Dec 2016

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Here’s the December 2016 issue of Maximum Rocknroll, #403 — the all-China issue! We’ve got a Chinese punk history primer, scene reports from Bejing, Wuhan, and Guangdong, an annotated discography of Chinese punk, and reprints of MRR features on Chinese punk straight from our archive. We have interviews with experimental indie band SUBS, noise punkers DIDERS, and heavy metal influenced street punks DEMERIT. We’ve also got photo spreads from Toronto’s Not Dead Yet Fest, along with the Slovakian crust band BETON’s photo tour diary of Brazil. Plus, a guest column by Arina Moiseyenko as well as all of our regular columns and reviews. Don’t miss out!

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