If you've never heard of "Max Creeps" until this week, you're probably not alone. They sent out a press release that calls them a "highly-influential Seattle band who formed following a chance encounter at David Bowie’s 1973 Hammersmith Odeon show and went on to revolutionize music, inspiring a legion of bands including the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Wire, and Devo, while simultaneously creating what we now call 'punk rock' and abstaining from cementing their songs to vinyl or any format du jour." That's obviously not true, but when they announced their "breakup" earlier this week, a bunch of extremely famous and legendary punk, rock, and metal musicians played along, including Henry Rollins, Billie Joe Armstrong, Laura Jane Grace, Marky Ramone, Motorhead's Phil Campbell, Fear's Lee Ving, D.O.A.'s Joey Shithead, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, The Fastbacks' Kurt Bloch, and Guns N' Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan, all of whom posted tributes to social media mourning the band's demise.

Max Creeps, whose members go by "Max Blastic" and "PC Bullshit," have now answered these fake prayers and "reunited," and they've announced a new album, Nein, due May 13 via Velocity Records. “I feel we’ve made the record we meant to have made back in the day. If the topics seem familiar, well, WE WROTE THEM FIRST,” says Blastic. “I don’t actually REMEMBER what the songs are about but I KNOW we were the first and the best. We were and are ALWAYS the first and best.”

Along with the announcement comes lead single "Burn it Down," a fiery and fun song that calls bullshit on litany of targets including the government, presidents, Brexit, Johnny Rotten, L.A., ignorance, 5G and more. "You turned your back on us / Now we’re gonna turn on you!" You can hear it and watch the video below. Do you recognize either of the voices? Could it be any of the people in that list of artists who paid tribute? We may never know.

Pre-orders for the album are up now, and you can get it on limited-to-300 clear vinyl in our store.


Burn It Down
Summer Of Fun
Your Days Are Numbered
Citywide Shit
Party Anthem
Buy Something Every Day
Get a Life
The Internet Killed Me
Hung, Drawn, and Quartered (1424)


Here are some of those "tributes"...


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