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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.

FANZINE 1.00€*

 

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.

FANZINE 1.00€*

 

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.

FANZINE 1.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. Here’s the December 2016 issue - 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!

FANZINE 1.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. Philadelphia's S-21 tell us the history behind their name, BETON give us their take on a Brazil tour, ZERODENT get us dancing in Perth, PELUQUERÍA CANINA play melodic punk in Madrid, SECOND COMBAT keep sxe-hardcore alive in Malaysia, Brazil’s VIDA RUIM spread their love for Hüsker Dü, and Austin’s BODY PRESSURE want to "make bigots scared again". We have an update on our Archive Project progress and then we delve into some lesser known Finnish KBD gems from the new compilation "kuoleman tappaneet", talk with punk writer and zinester, Jessie Lynn McMains, we’ve also got photos from Chicago’s Infestational and This is Austin Not that Great. All this plus the book, zine, and films reviews you love.

FANZINE 1.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. Interview with Alice Bag. She’s here, discussing her career in early LA punk from the BAGS to CASTRATION SQUAD, her books Violence Girl and Pipe Bomb for the Soul. Want to hear about some of the earliest punk gigs in the Philippines? Rhany telling us all about the Brave New World gigs in Manila. There’s more: Texas punks ELIX-R, NO U TURN from Myanmar, FATIGUE representing for the San Francisco firm, Mexico City hardcore courtesy of SACRIFICIO, icy punk insights from Finland’s COLD INSTITUTION, and Copenhagen’s warm music impresarios BIG MESS dishing on their love for ABBA and the REPLACEMENTS. On top of that photo spreads from First Timers 2017 at DIY Space for London, Nothing Nice To Say Fest 2017, and Springfield, IL’s Dumb Fest. Plus, your monthly dose of must-read columns and hundreds of reviews.

FANZINE 1.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. Features an interview with the organizer of the Bay Area’s Evaluate What You Tolerate compilation and zine with Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project. We also hear from Portland, Oregon’s No! To Rape Culture collective about marginalized people collectively organizing against rape and other forms of oppression. Ex-VELVET UNDERGROUND member Willie Alexander spills all about his 50-plus-year-long “so-called career”. We also have part 2 of our lengthy article about the history of Alabama punk, covering Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, and more. Also included is an article in tribute to the radical life of Fred Smith of BEEFEATER. There is a massive feature on Sheffield, England, including a scene report, a mini-interivew with the Kids of the Lughole label, a full-length interview with COMMUNITY, and a photo spread from the Noise Annoys festival. For those hungry more more photos, there’s some fresh shots from Toronto’s Not Dead Yet fest as well. Russia’s STRESSHOLD give exclusive tidbits about touring and feminism in their home country, while Irish punks GRIT describe the politics and gentrification in Ireland. We also get updates about mental health from misanthropic Norwegian punks NEGATIV. Plus you’ll find enough columns and reviews to gossip over for the rest of the month. So what are you waiting for?

FANZINE 1.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. This month we feature Italy’s SHITTY LIFE. We also feature HAIRCUT from Virginia, where they speak about what it means to be sober and a punk. Also featured are Olympia’s GEN POP, and MURO from Colombia, who speak about their Rat Trap Collective and punk and politics in their country. AIWT from Russia tell about how they don’t really care about what their fans think, while LARS FINBERG talks about why he’s only just now released his 1st solo album after years of work in A-FRAMES, THE INTELLIGENCE, THEE OH SEES, and more. WHIP from Winnipeg talk about their signing to Neck Chop Records. We’ve also got an interview with Stefan Christensen of C/Site Recordings, who splurges all about the history of his label and how the REPTILE RANCH reissue came about. For those dying for more punk coverage there’s a Manic Relapse Vol. 6 photo spread and all of the letters, columns, and reviews that you love to complain about on Instagram.

FANZINE 1.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. This month our cover features HETEROFOBIA. VITAL IDLES from Glasgow talk about their sound and creating d.i.y. art in the modern age. We also hear from PERRA VIDA, a killer feminist hardcore band from Lima, Peru, and PORVENIR OSCURO from NYC via Colombia, whose raging sound incorporates classic elements of Finnish hardcore and Spanish punk. Experimental post-punk trio COME HOLY SPIRIT discuss life in their home city Pittsburgh, while the UK veterans in SIGNAL CRIMES give us the lowdown on their latest project. MRR says goodbye to club owner Tom Guido. We talk with LA's Denée Segall about her newest band the CIA, and with MOLAR, a band from all over the place geographically and musically. Indonesia's KATASTROV share their thoughts on exploitation, fundamentalism, and Motörhead! Of course there's our usual big-ass record reviews section as well as demo and book reviews.

FANZINE 3.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. "xxx fanzine (1983-1988) hardcore & punk in the '80s " isn't merely a collection of articles, reviews and photographs from one of hardcore America's best-known fanzines. It's a chronicle of punk's evolution in the '80s: a story of music and ideologies in motion. This 288-page book documents a time when hardcore and punk were not mutually exclusive and bands and cities had a chance to develop their own diverse and strident sounds. Now, in addition to reproducing (and restoring) countless interviews and pages from the 'zine itself, "xxx fanzine" re-interviews countless bands and musical prime-movers including Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris and members of AGNOSTIC FRONT, BAD BRAINS and CRO-MAGS to give the book a rare "then-and-now" perspective. This is merely a look back at hardcore's salad days, but a unique look at how punk's music and message shook the mainstream itself.

BOOK 30.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. "xxx fanzine (1983-1988) hardcore & punk in the '80s " isn't merely a collection of articles, reviews and photographs from one of hardcore America's best-known fanzines. It's a chronicle of punk's evolution in the '80s: a story of music and ideologies in motion. This 288-page book documents a time when hardcore and punk were not mutually exclusive and bands and cities had a chance to develop their own diverse and strident sounds. This creative ethos and aural zeitgeist is literally spelt out on the 19-song compilation that's included with "xxx fanzine...", a limited-edition LP. A wide variety of current music luminaries including STRIFE, H2O, FU MANCHU, FUCK YOU PAY ME, TRIAL, DONE DYING, WALTER SCHREIFELS, SHAI HULUD, NOMADS etc. contributed their interpretations to some of the most influential songs to come from "xxx fanzine..." oiginal era. This is the yellow vinyl version, limited to 300 copies.

BOOK+LP 47.00€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. Interviews with Australia’s uncertain rock’n’roll saviors ROYAL HEADACHE, Bay-Area sociopolitical comedian, former host of Totally Biased and current host of The United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell, Chicago’s own post-punk/goth darlings STARING PROBLEM, Spain’s infectious, melodic, broody punks JUANITA Y LOS FEOS, Germany’s gruff-n-melodic HELL AND BACK, founding member of the CURE and member through the Disintegration album, LOL TOLHURST, Milwaukee emotional punks, and local scene workhorses Marcy, Macedonia’s favorite post-punk/dance anarchists BERNAY’S PROPAGANDA, Bay-Area based sex worker legal aid resource RED LIGHT LEGAL, and St. Louis’ angular and driven punks TRAUMA HARNESS. We also have a report on the "northern isolation" fest in Minnesota from earlier in the year, and a great tour journal from Chicago, BOILERMAN - not to mention a sea of columns, photographs, and the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of reviews of all the music, zines, and books we’ve received in the past few months. This 2nd issue with a 7” split flexi. All 4 bands have direct connections to Chicago. The record features music by the ethereal post-punks SIAMESE TWINS, brain damaged synth punks PLASTIC, the raging hardcore of basement dwellers MACE, and the beer-soaked garage hardcore of UFUX.

FAN+FLEXI 8.50€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. Issue #3 has interviews with Oakland art-damaged, weirdo punks VIOLENCE CREEP, bleak Icelandic post-punks BÖRN, Los Angeles stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane, ringleader behind Halo of Flies Records and PROTESTANT, Corey Von Bohlen, Vermont’s queer-centric record label Stickshift Records, international d.i.y. documentarian John Yingling of the World Underground series, Buffalo, NY’s one-woman lo-fi punk powerhouse JAMIE & THE DEBT. Plus tons of columns, hundreds of music reviews, and articles about stuff like how to go skateboarding in North Korea, 120 pages of some of the most interesting and most entertaining punk/hardcore/whatever coverage you're gonna find these days. Issue #3 will come with exclusive tracks from Oakland’s VIOLENCE CREEPS, the straight-ahead screech and riffs of Brooklyn’s SHOCKWAVES, Chicago’s weirdo-punk noiseniks TV SLIME, and the best goddamn teenaged punk band the city of Bellwood has to offer, BLEEDING GUMS.

FAN+FLEXI 8.50€*

 

HARDCORE/PUNK. #4 includes interviews with TENEMENT, one half of the hilarious feminist/queer comedy duo THE PUTERBAUGH, Carbondale's BAD TASTE, Greek post-punks COMEDY OF DEATH, Minneapolis basement rockers LEMONADE, plus dozens of columns, tons of photos, and hundreds of reviews that people will inevitably love/hate. The 7" flexi record for issue #4 also has new, and exclusive by TENEMENT, SADIE SWITCHBADE's heartfelt solo project, DYKE DRAMA, Chicago's DIY punk supergroup ENDLESS COLUMN, and Buffalo's one-woman feminist dancepunk powerhouse, JAMIE & THE DEBT.

FAN+FLEXI 8.50€*

 

PUNK/MELODYCORE. In 2008, NOFX starred in the TV show "backstage passport", a series that documented the insane hijinks of the band as they weaved an unsteady path through exotic locales where most sane bands fear to tread. The reality romp originally aired on Fuse and later went on to be released on DVD which served up tons of "too hot for TV" bonus footage. After the resounding success of the series, NOFX has been met with endless requests for a soundtrack including all the rare and exclusive songs (5 previously unreleased) from the show. Packed with 15 tracks from both seasons, the "backstage passport soundtrack" is a one-stop shop for all the rare, remixed and unreleased material that fans could only previously enjoy as snippets during the show. Vinyl includes a digital download card.

LP 16.50€*

 

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