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140 – The Armed, Greta Van Fleet, While She Sleeps and Cannibal Corpse

Steve and Remfry discuss the passing of DMX as well as the dubious reunion of Emperor with ex-member Mortiis (fine) and Faust (…. ah!) Probably not your finest move Ihsahn, we’ll be honest. 


Albums reviewed this week are Ultra Pop by The Armed, The Battle At Garden’s Gate by Greta Van Fleet, Sleeps Society by While She Sleeps and Violence Unimagined by Cannibal Corpse.

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139 – The Offspring, Holding Absence, Devil Sold His Soul and Årabrot

There are important updates on Broken Records, Classic Albums and Remfry’s squeaky chair this week as well as news on will.i.am‘s latest foray into the world of tech and Ronnie Wood has been granted the freedom of the city of London … lucky him!

Reviews this week include Let the Bad Times Roll by The Offspring, The Greatest Mistake of my Life by Holding Absence, Loss by Devil Sold His Soul and Norweigan Gothic by Årabrot. 

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138 – Godspeed You! Black Emperor, DVNE, Hiraki and Bruit ≤

Remfry’s had his first vaccination much to Steve’s chagrin. Irrefutable proof that the NHS believe Remfry is a better person than Steve (guess who’s writing this episode description). 


In other far less exciting news, Daron Malakian has stated that ‘guns are essential’ in response to a frankly bizarre (and pretty crap to be honest) cover of BYOB by GunDrummer, a musician / irresponsible gun fetishising lunatic who replicates beats and drum patterns using firearms. In his defense, it’s a better use of guns than shooting people, so you carry on Mr. GunDrummer. 


And a group of songwriters who collectively have writing credits for some of the biggest artists in pop music (Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, One Direction, Michael Bublé, Lorde, Shawn Mendes and Selena Gomez amongst others) have formed an advocacy group called The Pact to raise awareness and prevent pop stars from taking writing credits on songs that they didn’t write. Naughty naughty pop stars … 


Albums reviewed this week are G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Etemen Ænka by Dvne, Stumbling Through The Walls by Hiraki and The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again by Bruit ≤

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137 – Death From Above 1979, Tomahawk, Xiu Xiu and Black Spiders

Steve and Remfry start proceedings this week by going into a very strange tangent inspired by the Sky Arts documentary Allen V Farrow (sorry about that). In the news, Vinyl sales look set to eclipse CD sales in the UK since 1987 and Roger ‘Man of the People’ Daltrey is releasing his own branded Champagne. 
New releases reviewed this week include Is 4 Lovers by Death From Above 1979, Tonic Immobility by Tomahawk, OH NO by Xiu Xiu, the self-titled album by Black Spiders and Serj Tankian’s Elasticity EP

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136 – Lana Del Rey, Genghis Tron, ’68 and Wheel

Well … The Grammys happened … 

Reviews this week include Chemtrails Over the Country Club by Lana Del Rey, Dream Weapon by Genghis Tron, Give One, Take One by ’68 and Resident Human by Wheel. 

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135 – Rob Zombie, Pupil Slicer, Maximo Park and Eyehategod

A sombre start to the show this week as, after a brief battle with bile duct cancer, Entombed A.D. vocalist LG Petrov has passed away at the age of 49. Remfry and Steve pay tribute to a man who has influenced countless bands across the extreme world. RIP LG. 

In other news, Kreator are going to be headlining Bloodstock Festival this year (if it goes ahead) replacing Mercyful Fate, Architects secured a No.1 album on the UK Official Album Charts and, bizarrely, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has claimed that there are no bands anymore … 

Reviews this week include The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy by Rob Zombie, Mirrors by Pupil Slicer, Nature Always Wins by Maximo Park and A History of Nomadic Behaviour by Eyehategod.

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134 – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Arab Strap, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and Tigers Jaw

Well, they only went and bleeding did it! Mogwai at No.1 in the Official UK Album Charts. Remfry’s very excited and it looks like Architects will score well on this week’s Official Album Charts as well. Hooray for guitar music!

In other good news, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won a Golden Globe for their soundtrack to Pixar’s Soul.Sadly and somewhat predictably, Download Festival has been cancelled in 2021, and Van Morrison has announced a new studio album (his 42nd!), a double album with some dubious eye-rolling, old man titles. 

Steve and Remfry review new releases including Carnage by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, As Days Get Dark by Arab Strap, L.W by King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard and I Won’t Care How You Remember Me by Tigers Jaw.

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133 – Architects, Julien Baker, NoFX and Glitterer

Remfry’s so excited about the prospect of Mogwai getting a number 1 album this week that he’s changed his t-shirt! Who saw that coming!? Steve’s happy for Mogwai but even happier to discover that Remfry has more than one t-shirt. 

The rest of the news covers the full range of the good, the bad and the ugly as The Former Boss of the United States of America and The Boss start a podcast together (good), Daft Punk announce they’ve split up after 28 years (bad) and Reading & Leeds strongly indicate that they will be back this summer, leading a whole slew of UK festivals to announce they will also be returning in 2021 (ugly). Oh and in altogether terrifying news, some fart-hat has decided to make a biopic about Robbie Williams … starring Robbie Williams.

Reviews this week are For Those Who Wish to Exist by Architects, Little Oblivions by Julien Baker, Single Album by NoFX, and Life Is Not a Lesson by Glitterer.

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132 – Mogwai, Slowthai, Nothing, Nowhere. and The Hold Steady

Steve and Remfry review four new releases this week including As the Love Continues by Mogwai, TYRON by Slowthai, Trauma Factory by Nothing, Nowhere. and Open Door Policy by The Hold Steady. 
#westandwithmorbid

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Riot Act 131 – Hayley Williams, God is an Astronaut, Lüt and Black Country, New Road

Remfry and Steve look at six new releases, including FLOWERS for VASES / descansos by Hayley Williams, Ghost Tapes #10 by God is an Astronaut, The Things They Believe by Loathe, For the First Time Ever by Black Country, New Road, The Thule Grimoires by The Ruins of Beverast and Mesmark by Lüt. 


They also take a look at the nominees for this year’s Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Steve is infuriated that Tina Turner isn’t already in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. But not as infuriated as he is with Weetabix, and their suggestion of putting baked beans on the whole-grain wheat breakfast cereal.