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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. It’s time for #391, the December issue of punk’s longest continuously running fanzine. In these pages you will find what may be the most in-depth correspondence with URANIUM CLUB BAND you’ll find anywhere. We’ve also got interviews with Finnish hardcore lifers SA-INT, Alabama antagonists GARY WRONG, the minds behind the radical and labyrinthine Texas hardcore of SIN MOTIVO, the jagged noiseniks of Oakland’s MANSION, and outsider San Francisco hardcore punks TSA. For our 1st ever interview with any Cuban band in these pages we sat down with ADICTOX and ARRABIO during their Canadian tour, and capping it all off is an incredible interview with Zoë Dodd, Toronto harm reduction worker, activist, and punk. Also included: a scene report from Andalusia as well as photo spreads from "NOT DEAD YET 2015" and "ALL PUNKS GO FOR IT", a raw punk rager in the heart of California’s central valley. All your favorite columnists are here too, along with punk’s most comprehensive and unsparing reviews section.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. We’re starting off the new year with style: Philadelphia’s BLANK SPELL riff on their irreplicable and twisted brand of hardcore and contemplate punk worldwide, and Mitch Cardwell lands an interview with ANDY HUMAN, who dishes on survival skills in the Bay-Area reptoid reality. On top of that, Julaya from G.L.O.S.S. wrote an epic of a tour diary spanning the Olympia hardcore band’s six week cross-continental voyage this Fall. We also got an interview with Detroit label Salinas Records; a complete history of Toronto’s short-lived yet impactful DIY venue S.H.I.B.G.B.’s; East Anglian hardcore totems VOLUNTEERS; TEX FOX, a hardcore punk provocateur out of Beirut, Lebanon; and a profile of ROOM 101, New Orleans’ busiest one-man band. Photo spreads from London’s Static Shock Weekend and the Collective Delusion/Mass Hysteria exhibition in Austin, another round of contributions from your favorite and most hated columnists alike, and an exceptionally loaded reviews section (in which many of this year’s best records are covered). Pick this one up, it’s a must read.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. The time has come to drop our 2015 "year end top tens". We’ve given music journalists and rock critics a polite but firm kick in the head: these top-tens were composed by real live actual punks. Writers include your favorite MRR reviewers and contributors as well as some special guests: members of the punk community. No 2 lists are alike; over 232 records are discussed here. Expect to find your new favorite records in these pages. We also have an interview with BUSTED OUTLOOK, one of the most exciting hardcore bands in California. Australia’s SCAB EATER talk about their new record. SEI TO SHI discus splitting members between New York and Kyushu, Japan and the return from their brief hiatus. Texas crust outfit COMMUNION OF THIEVES talk about their origins. On top of all that, we managed to pack in a photo spread from Cacophonie Nights, a weekend of noise punk gaiety in Portland; all of the columnists you know and love; and of course, punk’s hugest reviews section.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. This issue features a massive interview with Korea’s punks SCUMRAID. Former coordinator Golnar got a chance to sit down with Hannah Lew of San Francisco’s COLD BEAT to discuss their new record and her label work. Scotland’s CLOCKED OUT talk about their influences in Clevo hardcore and the glaswegian hardcore. The LANDLORDS discuss their history and their long-lost 2nd LP. CONSTANT INSULT offer a Minnesota punk ethnography. Helsinki hardcore band DARFÜR talk about Finnish d.i.y. projects. A trip down the psych-punk wormhole with Buffalo’s UTAH JAZZ. A scene report from the United Arab Emirates and a photo spread from January’s This Is Austin, Not That Great fest. Of course this all comes with a massive reviews section and all your favorite columnists in this issue.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. It’s another loaded issue of d.i.y. punk’s greatest monthly mag. We’ve got interviews with Chicago’s NEGATIVE SCANNER. Philly’s SOUL GLO and Temecula’s the COLTRANES dish on their respective brands of weirdo hardcore-punk, and Brazil’s the PESSIMISTS explain their musical approach and their origins in a São Paulo headshop. This issue also features a huge special on 3 of this year’s most promising punk fests, giving us an opportunity to sit down with some of the most organized, energized, creative and resourceful punks out there. Christian of "oakland’s manic relapse" explains how he pulled their insane lineup of domestic and international bands and talks about carving out an inviting space while managing the fest’s hard-partying reputation. "everything is not ok" organizer Roz Adams paints a portrait of the punk artist as a young man and shows where the Oklahoma City fest falls in a continually inspirational landscape of artists and musicians. Lastly Chris Moore and Nick Tape, the folks behind "damaged city", map out DC’s legacy as both an American metropolis with a long history in hardcore-punk and as a place where creating punk and expanding the scope of a fest takes constant work and commitment. On the global media front, we were able to speak with the filmmakers of the upcoming three-part documentary series "bogota punk". Last but not least: an uncompromising interview with Berlin/Munich’s HeartFirst Records conducted. This also comes with hundreds of reviews, a photo spread by Martin Sorrondeguy, all your favorite columnists and the long-awaited return of the classifieds section. It’s no joke.

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HARDCORE/PUNK. #396 is a special edition. We’ve got over a dozen features on zines from all over planet Earth, each of them revealing a living print culture that is truly killer, absolutely vital and undeniably punk. Emmy Ramone talks about their zines Cretins of Distortion and the Mental Whiff; Alex Ratcharge conducts an interview with NUTS! fanzine; Golnar Nikpour interviews the world’s number one fan of noisy and psychotic hardcore, Tom Mayhugh of General Speech. FLUKE fanzine celebrates its 25th anniversary. From the Bay-Area we have AS YOU WERE, a comic zine anthology based out of San Francisco; NOT SHIT, a skate fanzine dedicated to the punk/d.i.y. approach, and the Enthusiast, a brilliant and ASCII art-laden email newsletter. The folks behind NO SHAME, a distro that highlights work by people of color, write about 8 of their favorite zines. Across the water there’s ANOTHER SUBCULTURE, an annual audio mag released on tape in the UK. Down in Barcelona, MIERDA editor Dani Frutos goes head to head with interviewer Paco Mus on everything from Barcelona punk’s tenuous relationship with Europe and the world to anarchism and Catalonian independence. There’s also an interview highlighting the Finnish Fanzine Archive, a project digitizing over 300 Finnish fanzines dating from 1977 to 1982. Rounding it out is a feature collecting almost half a dozen current video zines, your favorite columnists, all the reviews you can possibly bear to read. Don’t miss it.

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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. Get ready for #398 and the 2nd edition of our Ex-Yugo retrospective special. This one features Croatian bands including KAOS, PARAF, KUD IDIJOTI and BESPOSLI?ARI from the small yet bustling scene of Pula, plus some classic Slovenian groups such as BULDOŽER, LUBLANSKI PSI, and Ljubljana’s NIET. We also got a chance to get in some interviews by Bay-Area TØRSÖ and Toronto's MOLLOT. The UK's DOMESTICS talk about their unrelenting dedication to punk, and RED RED KROVVY also sit down for their 1st MRR interview. Also featured: an article on Mabel Valdiviezo, whose upcoming documentary "prodigal daughter" tells her story as a punk woman in the d.i.y. subterráneo scene in Lima in the '80s, coming to the US as an undocumented immigrant in the ‘90s. This issue also includes an Iowa City scene report, a photo spread from Nothing Nice To Say fest, hundreds of reviews (records, demos, books, films; you name it), another fix of your favorite columnists; in short, another high stakes, buy-or-die edition of MRR.

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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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