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62 – Super Chelly Chelly Songs

There are a plethora of live shows to cover this week on Riot Act, as Steve went to the rather morbid Static-X, Soil and Wednesday 13 in London whilst Remfry went to see Emma Ruth Rundle, Jo Quail in Bristol and Lingua Ignota in London. He also hot-footed it off to Cologne to report back from the 15th edition of Euroblast Festival where he saw a strong contender for worst gig in 20 years of seeing shows. 

Albums reviewed include The Menzingers, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Renounced and Body Hound and trade off comes courtesy of Death By Stereo and Sunny Day Real Estate.

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61 – Hip Hopera

The Download announcement has got Steve and Remfry into a right tizzy, especially considering that Steve recently attended the Mercury Music Prize, an historically mocked (on this podcast at least) awards ceremony that’s giving far more exciting bands and artists a platform than Download seem to be managing at the moment. Steve and Remfry discuss (well …. Steve mainly rants, Remfry mainly listens). 

Ironically, it comes at a time when there is plenty of extremely exciting rock and metal bands making music, as is demonstrated in this week’s album reviews with new releases by Car Bomb, .gif from God and Nervus. The boys also cast their beady critical eye over new albums by 65DaysofStatic and Oddarrang and trade-off comes courtesy of mewithoutYou and Plan B. 

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60 – Why Are You Laughing at Rim Clicks?

Steve and Remfry review new releases by Opeth, Blink-182, Tides From Nebula and Soeur as well as the new song by Black Peaks. Plus, there’s yet more talk about ‘the most anticipated tour of next year’ The Hella Mega Tour and their rather extravagant VIP packages and Remfry went to see American Indie rock legends Pile.

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59 – Bring back Streetmate

Steve and Remfry review new albums by Pixies, Cult of Luna, Chelsea Wolfe and Mike Patton and Jean Claude-Vannier. Trade off this week comes courtesy of MDC and Imperial Triumphant. 

They also discuss Tool taking the No#1 spot from Taylor Swift, Green Day’s newly announced uber tour as well as ‘the most exciting new guitar band in Britain’ (The Guardian, June 2019) black midi.  

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S14 – ArcTanGent Live Panel (feat. Frontierer, Svalbard, Car Bomb, Employed To Serve and Toska)

At this year’s ArcTanGent festival, Remfry sat down with a veritable feast of fantastic musicians to discuss the music industry and how to navigate it, including Pedram Valiani (Frontierer), Serena Cherry (Svalbard), Greg Kubacki (Car Bomb), Justine Jones (Employed To Serve) and Rabea Massaad (Toska). This is the entire chat, (mostly) unedited for you to enjoy.

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58 – Number 8, unlucky for Saxon

We’re recording early this week cause Steve’s off to New York for a holiday; it’s left the boys feeling a little discombobulated. 

Still, they knuckle down and review new releases by Korn, Hawk Eyes, Microwave and The Road, whilst trade-off is between two electronic giants in the form of Utah Saints and Three Trapped Tigers. 

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57 – As The Snowballs Fall in Hell: The Return of Tool

420,681,600 seconds. 7,011,360 minutes. 116,856 hours. 4869 days. Or as most people put it, 13 years. Finally, after a lot of waiting (and a lot of pointless maths) Tool’s new album, Fear Inoculum, is here and we’re about to review the s**t out of it! Strap in for over an hour of analysis on one of the most anticipated records of the decade. 

There are other albums out this week too including new releases by Hugar, Entombed A.D. and Black Futures. Plus, there’s a discussion over the controversial Die Antwoord video that has surfaced from backstage of a festival in 2012, whihc has resulted in the South African hip-hop duo being dropped from a number of festivals, including Life is Beautiful, Louder Than Life and Riot Fest. 

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56 – Anything Gaze (The ArcTanGent Review Special)

We’ve (Remfry) has been banging on about it all bloody year and finally ArcTanGent 2019 is upon us! And we’ve brought along a couple of guests in the form of Brady ‘C**t’ Deeprose and Dan Nightingale, who are (selfishly) in two bands; C**jurer and Curse These Metal Hands. 38 bands are reviewed including Nordic Giants, Møl, Raketkanon, Pijn, Coheed and Cambria, Car Bomb, Carpenter Brut, The Beft, Sleep Token, LLNN, Palm Reader, Three Trapped Tigers, Bossk, We Never Learned To Live, And So I Watch You From Afar, Caspian, Cult of Luna, Brutus, Black Peaks feat. Jamie Lenman, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, Frontierer and Meshuggah

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55 – Stacey’s Mom and Shakespeare’s Sister

Summer rolls on and the big albums keep a-coming as Steve and Remfry review new releases from Bon Iver, Frank Turner, Sleater-Kinney, Killswitch Engage and Feeder. They also discuss the possibility of Slipknot having their first no.1 album for 18 years and Steve reports back from his favourite festival in the world Bloodstock, including live reviews of Parkway Drive, Soulfly, TesseracT, Anthrax, Cancer Bats, Soilwork, Lotus Eater, Boss Keloid, Thy Art is Murder, The Wildhearts and Sabaton.

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54 – Queen With Screaming

It’s a huge week for music this week as Steve and Remfry discuss the sixth album from metal behemoths Slipknot. There is also chat on new releases from The Hold Steady, Cultdreams and Pijn & Conjurer. As if that wasn’t enough there is also a mammoth trade off, where the lads discuss Maybeshewill’s excellent debut album Not For Want Of Trying and then try and unpack the relative merits of one of the most influential records of the Millennium; 808’s And Heartbreak by hip-hop visionary/big headed loony (delete as applicable) Kayne West.

There is also chat about the official cancellation of Woodstock 50, and the Jamey Jasta vs Chvrches Twitter spat. Which leads to Steve #Cancelling the NME… AGAIN!

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