MRR #359 • April 2013

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Holy shitballs! Another issue of MRR is here and we’re very excited about it! In the shortest month of the year we still managed to pack an issue full of the best punk, hardcore and garage from around the world for all you punkers! Maximum Rocknroll #359, the April Fool’s issue, features Philly’s illustrious hard-hitting outfit the SICKOIDS, Toronto hardcore ragers HASSLER, Scotland’s lady noise attack DIVORCE and the Bay Area’s craziest split punk rock interview with the MEAT SLUTS versus the PAPER BAGS! Also in this issue you will find Warsaw’s old-school hardcore punx the LINE, Modena, Italy’s gore-crusties CANCER SPREADING, Marseille garage punks LA FLINGUE, the third and final installment of Notes on the Peruvian Underground (part one appears in MRR #353 and part two in MRR #356), a scene report from Greenville, South Carolina, and LA’s female-fronted punk rock gang WHITE MURDER. All this, plus a special edition of our “New Blood” section, Shitworker of the Month (can you guess who it is?) and some surprises we can’t wait for you to spot… Oh, and of course columns, news and the most extensive reviews section in punk rock print! Cover by French comic artist Seri Z.


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