MAXIMUM ROCK N' ROLL #309 Feb '09 zine
This month’s cover was created by Hèctor of Spanish punk band Otan and the issue features interviews with Mexican punks Los Monjo, the classic sounding avant-garage of the Ooga Boogas, and the D-beat sounds of Extortion and Deathcage, all of whom hail from Australia. Utrechts first all girl punk band, The Nixe also get a look in and we have extensive pieces on long-running Chicago trashed-out-in-the-garage punks Cococoma, and the frenzied Arizona hardcore of Think Fast. Early ’80s teenage Fresno punks, and MRR Radio faves, the Maniax are interviewed, along with a Lance Hahn special on the cult Anarcho sounds of Null and Void. We also got local character Mr California, longrunning indie-punk hero Stuart Boyracer, Portland by way of Montana crustpunks Squalora, and the mysterious Swedish punks Lögnhalsmottagningen along with the usual mix of columns, news and the most extensive review section in punk!
MEANWHILE - Reality or nothing LP
First lp release since 1999, Meanwhile never wavered from the trademark heavy hardcore that Sweden, and themselves as part of the old-guard, are known for. 14 songs (as usual) of loud, proud, uncompromising hardcore. This is the band at their rawest and most aggressive.
MEANWHILE - Remaining right: silence LP
Meanwhile's first release, this CD-only album from 1994, put to vinyl. Mean, in-your-face heavy hardcore recorded at Sunlight by Tomas Skogsberg and Dismember's Fred Estby.
MEANWHILE - The road to hell LP
Classic swedish d-beat. Period. No frills, just angry bare-bones hardcore that takes the Discharge formula and runs with it. If you own one record in the genre, this Meanwhile release should be it. Members were/are also in: Totalitar, Disfear, No Security, Imperial Leather, Burning Kitchen, Kvoteringen, Aaritila, Krigshot, Dischange, Varukers, etc
WARCRY - Not so distant future LP
On their third full-length, Warcry doesn't deviate from their formula of bulldozer-heavy, Discharge-influenced, D-beat hardcore, featuring members of his Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Hellshock, Severed Head Of State, and Talk Is Poison.