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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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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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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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36 – Death to False Fun

Steve gets distracted this week talking about Easter Eggs, despite it being a full week before Easter … maybe the sheer complexity and mind-boggling nature of this week’s albums has gone to his head. And that’s hardly surprising, considering the boys review albums by Periphery, PUP, Raketkanon, Waste of Space Orchestra and Town Portal.

Remfry also went to see Black Futures at The Lexington in London and Trade-off comes courtesy of Royal Republic’s Weekend Man and Scott Walker’s The Drift.

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29 – Shagging A Clanger

We’ve come over all Heavy Metal on this week’s show, with Steve and Remfry reviewing new albums from Rotting Christ (Black Metal), Crystal Lake (Metalcore) and Dangerface (Not Metal). The boys also recount their experience watching ‘the most metal show of all time’ in the form of At The Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room and the mighty mighty Behemoth tones, whilst elsewhere Remfry casts his beady eye over live shows from Cancer Bats and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

Trade-off this week comes courtesy of Beneath The Massacre with their debut full-length Mechanics of Dysfunction and Albany NY punks Drug Church with their third full-length album Cheer. But that’s not all … this week we introduced our first range of Riot Act merchandise (AKA Riot Gear) … T-shirts, Hoodies, Longsleeves Snapback caps, Beanies, Badges, Mugs … even a bloody drawstring bag for Pete’s sake!

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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.

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01 – Romantic Caravans and the 12 Unsung Heroes of 2018

After kicking Riot Act off in style with a podcast filled with some of the biggest names in music in episode 00, this week we cast our net into the furthest reaches of the musical landscape to bring you a dozen of 2018’s most exciting yet unheralded acts. There’s everything from gritty, earnest Americana to mind bogglingly savage tech-metal, and everything in between.

We also chat about our escapades over the last month. We both went to see Pearl Jam, Remfry went to see Palm Reader and Stephen went to a caravan for a few days with his wife. There’s probably a bit too much chat on that if we’re honest…