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HARDCORE/PUNK. December issue, features an interview with Brazil’s RAKTA; a conversation with Philly’s unsung ’80s hardcore legends AUTISTIC BEHAVIOR. World-renowned pastry chef Brooks Headley - drummer of BORN AGAINST, (YOUNG) PIONEERS, WRANGLER BRUTES, C.R.A.S.H., UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDON talks about his new cookbook and cooking on the road in the ’90s. Newcomers PROTESTER and MISLED YOUTH take a break from their summer tour to visit the MRR compound and reflect on the value of all-ages shows. Israel’s MARMARA STREISAND talk politics and punk; anarcho-punk legends POISON GIRLS discuss the recent reissues of their classic LPs, and the Bay-Area’s DICK & JANE talk about their decades-long partnership. Long-running Brooklyn d.i.y space Death By Audio gives a swan-song interview before closing; power-violence grinders NUNHEX offer a peek at life as a punk in Florida. All of this, a pullout photo spread from Mateus Mondini, and as always, columns, zine, book and demo reviews, and the most extensive punk record review section in print.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. The January 2015 issue, includes Mallorca’s raging punks ORDEN MUNDIAL and we’ve got London’s frantic and inspiring FRAU, Memphis' post-punk racket makers NOTS, and New Jersey’s prolific Don Giovanni Records. Also in this issue, Cyprus’ EN PSYCHRO tell us about the island’s scene and political tension, trans-national hardcore trio the INSTIGATION share their Japanese tour diary, and Des Devlin discusses his insightful documentary film "distorted: reflections on early sydney punk". As well an interview with Toby Jeg of Red Scare Industries in light of the label’s 10 year anniversary, and catch up with Poland’s TZN XENNA and Italian hardcore legends RAW POWER. You’ll also find photo spreads from the London’s Static Shock Weekend and A Varning from Montreal fest, plus book, movie, zine and demo reviews, all the columnist you love to hate, and of course, the most extensive record reviews section in punk print.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. The March 2015 issue, features the annual year-end top tens. Martin Sorrondeguy sat down with legendary SST producer Spot to talk about his recent photo book, new MRR Coordinator Grace interviewed NYHC rippers IN SCHOOL, and former MRR Coordinator Golnar Nikpour had a conversation with PIG DNA. Plus a scene report from Grenoble, France: punk mecca tucked into the Alps. Also all the columnists you love to hate, including a new monthly column from Colin Atrophy of "slice harvester" zine and a contribution from hacker/whistleblower Jeremy Hammond writing from federal prison; and as always the most extensive punk record review section in print.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. This is the comics and art special issue. Featuring a cover by everyone’s favorite Mexican miscreant, Abraham Diaz. Featuring art by Jim Shomo, Sara Abruña, Reuben Storey, Teodoro Hernandez, Tara Bursey, Payton Lower, Diane Maltesta, Andrew Scully, Ben Fordree, Juarma Lopez, J.M. Bertoyas, Shiva Addanki, Eugene Terry, Grimoire, Emma Kohlmann, Jack Hayden, Hector Sudor, Chico Félix, Ivan Brun, Robin Wiberg, Anna Vo, Alexander Heir, Craoman, Christopher Nhdiystrec, Anna Haifisch, Luca Tetraite, Maren Karlson, Suzy X, Matt Crabe, Jeffrey Mahannah, Freak City, Heather Benjamin, Dustin McChesney, Julien Dupont, Laura Pallmall, Ruben Dahlstrand, Nathan Ward, Mar Estrema, Sapiens, Mengzhu Fu, Karissa Sakumoto, Pyotr Mulinov, Jyriki Nissinen, Luiz Berger, Luiz Gustavo Vargas, Yecatl Peña, Zoe Burke, Annie Mok, Marissa Paternoster, Emma Maatman and Rudy Loewe.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Providence's DOWNTOWN BOYS discussed their new record and how their politics intersect with their brand of sax-punk; anarcho legends PART 1 discuss the reissues of their long out-of-print catalogue and return to performing; Germany's HYSTERESE clue us into the band dynamics in advance of their US tour. Plus, COLUMN OF HEAVEN's bassist Andrew Nolan provides a window into the changing landscape of Toronto, the team behind BAD DADDIES interviews SLEAFORD MODS, Russia's MINEFIELD talk making music in the shadow of a famous arms factory, and the deep friendship that SHARKPACT is built on is made abundantly clear. You also get a reflection on the Loud! Fast! Philly! oral history project‹dozens of interviews with Philly punks of all ages and stripes, and growing‹and some of the amazing portraits Karen Kirchhoff took to accompany it. Farrah Skeiky took our cover photo, as well as documented Damaged City Fest for a photo spread, while Ochi Reyes sent a photographic dispatch from London's Bentfest. And, of course, all the columns you've come to expect and the largest record reviews section in punk print.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. FLESH WORLD dished on their new record and clued us into the secrets to surviving in a rapidly changing San Francisco. PISS TEST reflects on their hometown of Portland. You've got 2 blasts from the past: Philadelphia's YDI talk about their recently reissued records and THE WRECKS give you a window into Reno's early punk scene and the role of women within it. The producer and director of "here to be heard: the story of the slits" clue you into the progress of the documentary. You've also got conversations with PDX rockers BITCH SCHOOL, Russian post-punkers SIERPIEN, Australia's Homeless Records, and a massive London, U.K. scene report. Plus, a photo spread documenting many of the MRR Presents shows that happened all around the world on May 16th, new regular columns, and all the reviews fit to print.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. Philadelphia’s SHEER MAG discuss livin’ in the city and their new record, CADAVER EM TRANSE (featuring a member of RAKTA) talk about life in São Paolo, and JUANITA Y LOS FEOS give us a taste of life in Madrid. The mind behind BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS and GIORGIO MURDERER provides a window into his madness through a two-part interview with Eric Oblivian and Layla Gibbon. The NO-TALENTS prepare for their upcoming reunion tour, Stockholm’s DATA CONTROL still love HÜSKER DÜ, and Bob Suren and the VICTIM PARTY reflect on growing older in punk. And Aklasan Records talks Filipino hardcore distribution and promotion in the United States. And, as always, all the columnists you love to hate and the most extensive record, book, zine, demo and film review sections in punk print!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. The September issue, features interviews with New Orleans freak-punks MYSTIC INANE, vitriolic Texas snot-punk cult VIDEO, and Memphis’s Goner groove masters EX-CULT. Also conversations with PURE DISGUST, Terry Hammer (Toxic Reasons’ manager and a first wave San Francisco punker), Canada’s HIRED GOONS and Greece’s GUTTER. Plus, an in-depth tour diary from PERMANENT RUIN‘s recent European run and a back-n-forth with 1859 Records. Plus all the reviews and columns that you love!

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HARDCORE/PUNK. On the cover you'll get SICK THOUGHTS, teen punk and the man behind the most prolific one-man-band du jour. Robert Collins of CONQUEST FOR DEATH takes you on the band's recent tour of Mongolia, South Korea, China, and Japan and you've got a double dose of Portland, Oregon, with interviews with the STOPS and VIVID SEKT. MRR go deep and dark into the damaged minds of San Francisco's SWIFTUMZ, get clued into a bit of the Irish hardcore scene with RATS BLOOD, and speak with Danish dark punks MOTH and Croatian synth punks MODERN DELUSION, plus a conversation with Oakland-based feminist, anarchist, badass-ist duo RAGANA. Plus, your essential guide to new punk records, demos, books, and zines, and all of your favorite columnists.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. On the cover: AS MERCENÁRIAS, post-punk legends from Brazil whose revelatory 1983 demo was just reissued on Nada Nada Discos. This issue also includes 2 conversations spanning the punk festival circuit: "not dead yet" organizer Greg Benedetto sheds light on the motivations behind punk promotion, the ethical challenges of a growing fest, and a perfect day in Toronto; further south, organizers and performers alike pitch in on a brief oral history of Chattanooga’s "do ya hear we" fest. Even more interviews in these pages, direct from the source: famously prolific MPC-augmented Ohio punks OBNOX; revolutionary Oakland noise voyagers SBSM; the dark and entrancing STRANGLED out of Edmonton; severe and austere Chicago post-punkers POPULATION; the raw noisy hardcore pandrogynous agenda of Portland’s EMASCULATOR; and last but not least, 1st-ever interview with PARASITES in their nearly 30-year history spanning New Jersey and the Bay-Area. All of this, the columns you love to loathe, and the most extensive reviews section in the wide world of punk print.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. On the cover: St. Louis’s the DUMPERS. You may know them as the backing band to the slippery and enigmatic LUMPY, but here the slime-punk reputation that precedes them takes a backseat to the real story. From their primordial origins to the Dumpers Rights movement, the only place to get the straight dump is in this exclusive interview. We’ve also got an interview with Steve Drewett of the NEWTOWN NEUROTICS. Reporting from the Rust Belt, hardcore-punk warriors CONCEALED BLADE give us the lowdown on the splendid isolation of the Pittsburgh scene. Out of the Midwest, Minneapolis’s KITTEN FOREVER dish on their new record of drum and bass anchored punk. There’s more: UROCHROMES, 2016’s hottest item out of New England, offer a peek into their maniac vision of US hardcore; Vienna’s calamitous post-punk group LIME CRUSH dish on their formation and their future. Reaching into the past, the VISITORS talk about the early post-punk scene in Edinburgh and beyond starting in the late ’70s; FRENOPATICSS discuss the recent reissue of their demo recordings, a small masterpiece of furtive hardcore wailing from teenage punks in early ’80s Barcelona. Plus: TINY KNIVES on their new record and carving their own space between punk, hardcore and metal in Portland. And straight out of Porto, Portugal come DOKUGA, hardcore from the oft-overlooked end of the Iberian peninsula. Topping it off is a scene report from Hattiesburg, MS, a town of less than 50000 that’s quickly becoming one of the most exciting hot-spots of punk in the US. This issue also includes photo spreads from Sin Orden’s last show and Damaged City fest in Washington, DC. Of course we also got all your favorite columnists and hundreds of reviews of the latest records, tapes, books, and films to hit the streets.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. This issue features a revelatory peek under the mask with St. Louis rocker BLACK PANTIES, a photo essay on ABC No Rio as it faces the demolition of its current location and the construction of a new building, and an interview with Psycho Squatt and Maloka Records covering 30 years of French punk history. We also have the standout dark-punk of Australia's MASSES, the Pacific Northwest-based Skate Witches collective discussing projects, Richmond hardcore ensemble FRIED EGG, Berlin punk/emo group FRIEND CRUSH, oi-influenced French punk from SYNDROME 81, the melodic punk of Chicago's BOILERMAN, Virginia's RHDP, and Finnish punk photographer Jussi Janis. That ain't it: MRR #399 also includes photo spreads from Total Attack Fest #6 and a special Moscow Madness edition of the MRR Presents gig series, an Australian tour diary from Singapore's LUBRICANT and a scene report from North Texas.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. It’s hard to believe we’ve been at it for this long, so this time we’re turning back to reflect on the people that make it happen every month: our shitworkers. Every band featured in this issue features at least one volunteer or contributor. We've got London’s EFIALTIS, Oklahoma City’s AMERICAN HATE and Chicago’s the BUG scrambling the signals of Midwestern hardcore, the melodic punk of the Bay-Area’s own SYNDICATE and SILENT ERA, and NORMS out of Budapest offering their perspective on punk. On top of that, we have interviews with Evolution of a Race Riot zinester and scholar Mimi Thi Nguyen as well as former MRR coordinator Arwen Curry discussing her upcoming documentary. If that weren’t enough, we’ve also got a photo spreads and commentary from Copenhagen’s K-Town Hardcore Fest, hundreds of reviews, all of your favorite columnists. That’s right, this issue debuts a fresh new look for MRR. It only took us 400 issues to get page numbers, who knows what the future may hold?

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HARDCORE/PUNK. This special edition is the "art issue" - how much can you take? We’ve got an interview with Olivia Gibb (our very first MRR artist-in-residence to design this issue’s cover), and conversations between Tokyo photographer Chiro Yoshikawa and Los Angeles artist/designer Sonya Sombreuil as well as between Toronto’s Lia Lepre and Sebbe Melbourne. Plus: interviews with Los Angeles-based artist Jess Scott, New Orleanian comics artist Ben Passmore, and Indiana’s Alex Micallef; a convo between Osa Atoe and video artist Perry Holstein. Other artists represented in this issue include Sarah Sequoia, Ashley Hohman, Apolo Cacho, Sam Wallman, Shitboy Face, Trevor 32, Mónica Di Francesco, Luke Kislak, Aaron Demuth, Cecilia Calidera, Joseph Heuermann, Keith Caves, Josh Feigert, and Rael Brian Rau. On top of all that, we’ve got a photo spread from a gig at the Casa Club Ramones museum on the outskirts of Mexico City, the latest dirt from our columnists, and more reviews than you can handle.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. This issue features an interview with the official archivists of Dischord Records: Ian MacKaye and Nichole Procopenko. On top of that: interviews with HALLELUJAH! from Italy, Melted Ice Cream Records from New Zealand, French oi! RIXE, melodic Mexico City duo CREMALLERAS, Portland post-punkers LITHICS, and LAS VENAS from Madrid. Plus: features on renowned drummer Charles Hayward of THIS HEAT, Japanese-style hardcore by way of Greece DIRTY WOMBS, and Philadelphia d-beat band DRONEZ. We've also got a photo shots from Olympia Hardcore Fest. All that plus all your favorite columnists and the biggest reviews section in punk, don’t miss it!

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