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116 Clipping., Pallbearer, Autechre and Fever 333

Steve and Remfry are perplexed to hear that Miley Cyrus is recording an album of Metallica covers, an album that approximately nobody has asked for. Befuddled, they quickly move to safer ground and review new albums by clipping., Pallbearer, Autechre and Fever 333

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115 – Matt Berninger, Crippled Black Phoenix, Open Mike Eagle and Hellripper

Steve and Remfry review new albums by Matt Berninger, Crippled Black Phoenix, Open Mike Eagle and Hellripper. 
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114 – Greg Puciato, Touché Amoré, Bon Jovi and Metz

The rock world is in mourning this week as news broke on 6th October that Eddie Van Halen has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Steve and Remfry pay their respects to a guitarist who undoubtedly and unmistakably changed the way that people approach the electric guitar.
Reviews come courtesy of Greg Puciato, Touché Amoré, Bon Jovi, METZ and Venom Prison

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113 – Jónsi, Enslaved, Corey Taylor and Anaal Nathrakh

We have an exclusive ArcTanGent Festival announcement for you on this week’s show as we announce the line-up for Wednesday night … yes, ATG2021 will be four days of searing, riffgasmic Remfrycore and we have 10 bands to announce for you before any other outlet gets their greasy mitts on it. 

There are also reviews of the new albums by Jónsi, Enslaved, Corey Taylor, Anaal Nathrakh, Laura Jane Grace and Moor Mother. Plus congratulations are in order for IDLES on their #1 album and to Kilimanjaro Live boss Stuart Galbraith for attempting to give the government a kick up the arse by revealing a target date for live gigs to return in the UK. 

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112 – Deftones, Idles, Public Enemy and Svalbard

It’s a big week … possibly even the biggest week of the year thus far as we review new albums by Deftones, Idles, Public Enemy, Svalbard, Anna von Hausswolff and The Ocean. 
On top of all that, Remfry and Steve discuss the terrific 2000Trees announcement, the sad circumstances that have led to the hiatus of Anathema and Steve reviews NoFX’s livestream ‘performance’ of their 1992 White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean.   

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111 – Napalm Death, Everything Everything, Bob Mould and Jamie Lenman

Big album season has well and truly begun as Steve and Remfry are up to their eyeballs in great new releases from the likes of Napalm Death, Everything Everything, Bob Mould, Fawn Limbs, Jamie Lenman and Hidden Mothers. 
We also pay our respects to reggae legend Toots Hibbert who sadly passed away last week and another legendary band descends into the pit of Broken Records as Pink Floyd’s double one side live, one side studio album Ummagumma is dissected and assessed for a placing in our league table of despair. 

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110 – Marilyn Manson, The Pineapple Thief, Uniform and Ihsahn

New releases reviewed this week come courtesy of Marilyn Manson, The Pineapple Thief, Uniform, a collaboration between Richard Spaven and Sandunes and Ihsahn whilst Broken Records takes a look at Van Halen’s over-blown, over-stuffed, over-the-hill 11th album, confusingly titled III. 

Speaking of overuse of words that are prefixed by the word ‘over’, Remfry becomes over-excited by the fact that the first chord change in 7 years occurred during the performance of John Cage’s As Slow As Possible, a piece of music being performed in a church in Germany over a period of 639 years. He needs to get out more. Steve sobers him up with the news of Milk Teeth’s demise and breaking news as we went to record that Creeper drummer Dan Bratton has left the band. 


There is also devastating news as Holy Roar records, a label we’ve historically championed on the show, has dissolved due to disturbing and distressing rape allegations that have been made against the label’s founder. Remfry and Steve would like to reiterate that any form of sexual assault is unacceptable and their deepest sympathies go out to those who have had the courage to speak out. Some important links for those who have suffered or know anyone who has suffered at the hands of sexual abuse: 

https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/using-this-tool

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

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109 – Oceans of Slumber, Bill Callahan, ’68 and Pig Destroyer

In a surprise twist of events, Steve and Remfry actually have something positive to say about Reading and Leeds Festival, who have (controversially) decided to expand their line-up of headliners from 3 to 6. And speaking of live music, Remfry went to a gig … yes, a live gathering of people, joined together to gawp at someone playing music on stage … live … woo-hoo! And who better to see than friend of the show and ole Riot Act semi-regular Jamie Lenman for his first gig in 165 days eh?

Reviews this week come courtesy of Oceans of Slumber, Bloxx, Bill Callahan, Pig Destroyer and a surprise EP release from ’68.And finally, after a few weeks of utterly despicable grotty garbage on Broken Records, we take a look behind Hollywood actor Corey Feldman’s fifth (yep … fifth!) record Angelic 2 the Core: Angelic Funkadelic / Angelic Rockadelic, a double album that really needs to be heard to be believed! Oh and Steve becomes furious at Remfry’s appraisal of The Lost Boys, a film he’s finally got around to seeing just a short 33 years after it’s initial release. 

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108 – PVRIS, Ulver, Narrow Head and CLT DRP

There’s some sad news to begin with as Steve pays tribute to Riley Gale, the vocalist for Texan thrash metallers Power Trip, who tragically passed away earlier this week at the age of 34. RIP Riley and condolences to his friends and family. 

Remfry joins in to help review new releases by PVRIS, Ulver, CLT DRP, Narrow Head and Brotherhood of the Lake and Broken Records is forced to go to some really nasty, grotty places once again, as we take a look at Bad Blood, the sixth record from Jesus David Torres aka Dahvie Vanity, the despicable probable-nonce responsible for Blood on the Dance Floor.

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107 – Bright Eyes, Blues Pills, Biffy Clyro and Nick Cave

Steve and Remfry cast their critical eye over new albums by Bright Eyes, Blues Pills, Primitive Man and I Like Trains, whilst also taking the opportunity to catch up on some live stream reviews from the past few weeks, including Biffy Clyro’s performance of A Celebration of Endings at Glasgow’s Barrowlands, Code Orange’s Mud TV Under the Skin Acoustic set and Nick Cave’s Idiot Prayer solo performance at a ‘deserted’ Alexandra Palace. And Broken Records continues to sink to hitherto unprecedented depths of despair as we cast BrokenCYDE’s 2009 debut full-length ‘I’m Not a Fan but the Kids Like It!’ into the fiery pits of Broken Record hell. Let’s hope they never crawl back out …