MG15 (band)

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Crossover thrash
Hardcore punk
Years active1980–present

MG15 are a Spanish d-beat band formed in 1980, but they used the name Slips & Sperma until 1983. MG15's contacts with bands and zines from many different countries helped MG15 establish a connection worldwide. The subject matter is similar to Discharge, in that the songs' themes are primarily on war and genocide.[1] Like other bands at the time they leaned towards anarchism. In 1984, they recorded their first single, "Derecho a la vida". The single was recorded on an Italian label and distributed in foreign countries since their music was much harder than other Spanish bands at the time. The following year they were interviewed on Maximum RocknRoll which helped boost their fan base in Europe, as well as North America, South America, and Australia. The interview helped them become Spanish representatives on a worldwide punk compilation, with groups from 25 other countries. In 1988 they recorded "Holy Earth", their second single, a limited edition of 330 which included two songs sung in English.

After a long silence, in 2005, MG15 recorded a split single with reformed Discharge. Their last known shows were around 2009, at the IV Brutalmería Fest. Since then, the band has been completely quiet regarding both studio efforts and live performances.

In 2019, controversy arose when their singer, Iván Jullit, became part of the local representation of Vox,[2] an extreme right wing Spanish political party, in their hometown of Nerja.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Demos[edit | edit source]

  • "Ellos Tienen El Poder" (December 1982/January 1983)
  • "Caos Final" (September 1983)

7" singles[edit | edit source]

  • "Derecho A La Vida" (1984)
  • "Holy Earth" (1988)
  • "Caos Final" (2003, reissue of the 1983 second demo)

Split 7"s[edit | edit source]

  • MG15 / Discharge (2005)

Albums[edit | edit source]

  • Clon (1994)
  • Piromanía (2004, mini-cd)
  • MG15 (2007)

Split albums[edit | edit source]

  • The Incredibles Stories About As The Punks Came From Outer X-pain. Iberian Rock Cities, Collectors' Compilation Vol. 1 (2009)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "MG-15 - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  2. "VOX presenta su candidatura en Nerja encabezada por Miguel Armijo". (in Spanish). 2019-05-11. Retrieved 2019-07-19.

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