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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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45 – Heroin For Christmas

This week on Riot Act, Remfry watched some live music in the form of Alexisonfire at Ally Pally and The St. Pierre Snake Invasion at The Black Heart and Steve watched some “live” music at the Bring Me The Horizon day of All Points East festival who brought with them a veritable bunch of other bands who, for the most part, don’t seem to understand the basic concept of live music.

New albums come courtesy of Jane’s Addiction / Porno For Pyros legend Perry Farrell, Pelican, Motanka and Pleaides and in possibly the oddest trade-off so far, Steve listens to BRITN3Y by BRITNEY and Remfry endures Morbid Angel’s Illud Divinum Insanus.

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26 – The Stone Roses at Notting Hill Carnival

This week’s episode of Riot Act comes with a twist! Usually, it’s Steve who is the grumpy one, but this week Remfry is going in on EVERYONE, presumably due to his less than flattering inclusion on the Batman Soundtrack Wikipedia page. He GROANS about Architects’ glorious Wembley triumph! He MOANS about Shaun Ryder and his Black Grape chums sounding too 90s on ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight, Yeah!’ after he was given them on Trade Off! He SLAMS Flint thugs King 810… He likes A.A. Williams and Puppy though. Steve is happy enough to talk about everything, including Remfry’s Trade Off pick ‘We Walk Unbalanced’ by Chronicles Of Adam West. Back to usual next week no doubt.

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15 – Someone’s Cried On My Willy (feat. Will Haven & Palm Reader)

Steve’s in a sing-song mood this week, giving his very personal renditions of songs by Will Haven, Die Antwoord and Dream Theater. Remfry, for the most part, sits bemused. Elsewhere there are reviews of the new albums from Architects, The Prodigy and Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers as well as live reviews of Slayer’s final London show, Cancer Bats, Anti-Flag, Palm Reader and Will Haven. Speaking of which, Steve sat down with guitarists Jeff Irwin (Will Haven) and Andy Gillan (Palm Reader) for a six-string love in. Trade off this week comes courtesy of Die Antwoord and Hindsights.

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10 – Paint it Black Peaks (feat. Will Gardner & Joe Gosney from Black Peaks)

This week Steve and Remfry are joined by Will and Joe, half of the mighty quartet that make up one of the world’s greatest current bands, Black Peaks. The four of them discuss news of the double departure from Machine Head, the new Architects song, Muse’s announcement that they’re playing Royal Albert Hall and ickle punk pensioner Jonny Rotten’s tiff with also-old-but-not-quite-as-old punks Green Day.

Steve, Remfry, Will and Joe also dish out a variety of opinions on new albums from Behemoth, Coheed and Cambria, High On Fire and A Storm of Light, plus we direct some listeners questions to the boys in Black Peaks.

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04 – Calculating Infinity: The ArcTanGent 2018 Review

This week, Stephen and Remfry are putting two + two together as they get all mathematically minded whilst reviewing ArcTanGent 2018… well, Remfry does. Unfortunately, Steve didn’t put his workings in the margins and consequently turned up late and left early. What a plonker!

Elsewhere Remfry goes ballistic after seeing The Fever 333’s debut demonstration in London mere hours before the show was recorded and Steve goes stark raving bonkers over the new album from Mantar, as well as giving us a history lesson in art so offensive, even the Nazis disapproved of it!

The boys also review new albums from Jesus Piece and Leeched and verdicts are given on the latest Album Swap; Entombed’s Same Difference and Oceansize’s Effloresce. Plus comment is given on the new single from Sheffield metalcore abandoners Bring Me The Horizon.