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Max Raptor sound like...the visceral claws of Great British rock n' roll frantically disembowelling American alt-rock with a partisan punk attitude. There is nothing remotely Jurassic about this Midland conceived 4 piece whose forthright narrative and devastating live set is spearheading a hungry horde of New Wave British Alt-Rock bands.

Having cut their carnivorous teeth landing support slots with The Zutons and Canadian punk-rockers Billy Talent Read more on

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Season’s Bleedings 2010-2011: Max Raptor

December 29th, 2010

We bet that most of our female readers’ mothers would love it if their daughters brought Wil Ray, vocalist with the fresh-faced young whippersnappers Max Raptor, home one weekend. He looks so clean cut! And a bit like an alien.

What is your favourite Christmas drink?
It was the Snowball until I typed it into Google, now it is probably a spiced ale in a pub with a roaring fire…

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Future Hits 052: Max Raptor

May 28th, 2010

From: The Midlands, UK
Sounds like: 3 Colours Red’s cheeky younger brother, just after he’s been made to scrub his face clean.

Thrash Hits verdict: We can’t listen to Black Metal all the time, can we? Okay, we could, but the weather’s been pretty nice this week and keeping up tr00 kvlt grim appearances is a bit of a stretch at the moment. Sometimes we want to listen to something a bit less frostbitten, but not quite so dayglo sugarsweet as all those So-Cal pop punk soundcrimes. Step forward Max Raptor, to give us some classic summer Brit-rock

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Download Festival announces 14 new bands; pub talk reveals 1 more?

April 21st, 2010

Download Festival has announced Suicidal Tendencies, Skin (the band or the woman? We don’t really know – or for that matter care), Genitorturers, Killing For Company, Godsized, Max Raptor, The Morning After, Ben Poole, Funeral Party, Imicus, The Humour, The Dead Lay Waiting, T-34 and esOterica have all been added to their line-up for Donington this summer. About half of those bands will be playing on The Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage (aka The Tiny Shitty Fourth Stage), which is hardly surprising considering most of them are A) tiny, and B) shitty.

Apparently The Plight are confirmed for the festival as well. We got that little tidbit in a pub last weekend though when we were a fair few pints in, rather than cribbing it off a press release, so who knows if that’s legit or not?