MAXIMUM ROCK'N'ROLL #311 Mar '09
Print media is dead? Long live print media! In response to the allegations that print media is on its deathbed, we decided to put together an issue of the magazine focusing on fanzine culture and its significance in the punk community. In this month’s issue we have an interview with Erick Lyle of the long-running San Francisco zine Scam, as well as, one with John Holmstrom of the legendary Punk magazine, one of the first punk zines from NYC. The artist Rich Jacobs compiled a history of skate zines, and we have an interview with Janelle Hessig of Tales of Blarg, the classic East Bay punk zine. There’s a feature about the politics and symbolism of punk flyer art, and an interview with Ryan Wells and Scott Soriano of the outsider garage zine, Z-Gun. Stuart Schrader of the Shit-Fi website discusses fanzine culture in the face of blogging, and for another perspective we have an interview with Rich of the music blog and online community Terminal Boredom. PLUS we asked numerous zine makers to make a page of MRR as if it was their own zine. All of that alongside the usual columns and the most extensive review section in punk!
L.I.F.E. - Warning 7"
finest japanese crust!!!
DEATHRAID - s/t LP
Deathraid is a band that comes from Seattle, WA that is formed from members of Disrupt, Consume, State of Fear, Shitlist and they play fast crust hardcore punk. This is their first LP. So if you are fan of nice American crust you will like this release. Picking up where CONSUME left off, DEATHRAID delivers there own formula of crust rock 'n' roll that will leave your head spinning!
BLOWBACK - Living vibration LP
The finest Nigata hardcore punk, BLOW BACK 's new work after an interval of two years from previous one! 11 tracks total of Japanese R&R hardcore punk with skills, tension, and individuality.
FINAL WARNING - s/t 7"
Essential re-issue from eighties hardcore punk Northwest legends! Members of Final Warning would go on to have marginal success in various other Pacific Northwest bands, including Napalm Beach, Poison Idea, Obituaries and others
ATOMGEVITTER - Hiroshemo 7"
fast brutal thrash / grind from Scotland
NABAT - Archivio Vol. 2 CD
classic Oi-core band from Bologna. This scond volume contains their LP + unreleased tracks. 23 songs