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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
After a few weeks of quite unusual shows, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming, with Steve and Remfry reviewing new releases by Volbeat, Russian Circles, Lingua Ignota, Thy Art Is Murder and Down I Go. Steve also recounts his experience seeing Uniform and Bad Breeding on the hottest day of the year and Remfry talks about his experience at Sigur Rós’s free ambient Hyde Park ‘Liminal’ show, plus there’s further news and speculation on the long awaited Tool album.
It’s our birthday and we will cry if we want to. Joining Steve and Remfry for this specialist of all special occasions are 7 guests who have all been tasked with picking their ultimate party anthem… cause it’s a party see?
Guests whose choices are being rigorously scrutinised include Sammy Urwin (Employed to Serve), Claire Simson (Mountain Caller), Brady ‘C*nt’ Deeprose (Conjurer), Joe Nally (URNE), Djamila Azzouz (Ithaca), Matt Reynolds (Haggard Cat) and Justine Jones (Employed to Serve / Holy Roar legend).
Shout out to Agents of Cake (@agentsofcake) for making us incredible Riot Act themed salted caramel birthday cupcakes!
Remfry is joined by Ben Tipple, a freelance journalist who has worked for Kerrang!, Metro, Punktastic, GoldFlakePaint and DIY, to review one of the best festivals the UK has to offer, 2000muthafuckinTrees. Remfry and Ben review 42 bands over the course of 3+ hours including Every Time I Die, Jamie Lenman, The Armed, Holding Absence, Phoxjaw, Mongol Horde, Therapy? Milk Teeth, Raketkanon, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Haggard Cat, Puppy, Drug Church, Rolo Tomassi and probably for the first and last time You Me At Six.