MAXIMUM MAD was formed in the summer of 2016 when bassist Jayson Smith (El Cerdo, Nihilist), guitarists Mark Bassett (John Rambo, Diesto, Men Of Porn) and David Mullis (Kakihara), and drummer Travis Wisner (Year Of The Coyote, TwoHands)—set out to create the perfect amalgamation of their biggest inspirations: Nirvana, Botch, Snapcase, Vision of Disorder, Helmet, Unsane, or anything on AmRep or Hydrahead Records, really. And they succeeded: Dear Enemy EP is fast, heavy, weird, driving, exhausting, and still accessible enough for anyone to enjoy—as long as they like it heavy as fuck.
released September 15, 2017
Dear Enemy EP, which was tracked live by Stephan Hawkes (Red Fang, Gaytheist, Black Elk) at Interlace Audio in Portland, Oregon
Jayson Smith: Vocals, Bass
David Mullis: Backing Vocals, Guitar
Mark Bassett: Guitar
Travis Wisner: Drums