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121 – Palm Reader, Billie Joe Armstrong, Hatebreed and Clutch

Steve’s in a festive mood because it’s Thanksgiving and nothing gets him feeling more jolly than celebrating the concentrated slaughter of millions of people… ahhh bliss! But there’s genuinely something to celebrate as the long awaited 4th album from Palm Reader is out. Remfry and Steve review that alongside new albums by Billie Joe Armstrong, Hatebreed and Clutch. And we also correct our errors from last week when stating that there are no bands left to reform … you’ve come back to us in your droves and we cycle through the bands you’d like to see reform who haven’t done so yet. 

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47 – The Opposite of Hyperbole (Download 2019 Review)

Remfry is away this week, sampling the delights of Amsterdam (more of that next week), but fear not, our good friend Matt Stocks is here to step into his shoes to talk through all the highlights of this years Download festival. Steve and Matt chat about the great (Clutch, Power Trip), the pathetic (Godsmack) and the Tool (Tool). Plus all the other high and lowlights. There’s also a trade off, featuring Kilkenny alt-rock underdogs Kerbdog’s On The Turn and the groundbreaking, proto-riot grrl punk rock of X Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents, and details of YOUR invite to Riot Act’s upcoming 1st birthday party.

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46 – Steve vs. God

It’s an absolutely monumental week this week, partly cause there’s a lot of brilliant new music out but mainly because Remfry’s gallivanting off to that bloody Europe next week and alas, he won’t be present to wax lyrical about it all for you. But we have another treat for you all in store next week…more details on the show.

But nevermind that because on this episode are reviews of new albums by Baroness, Dinosaur Pile Up, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Bokassa, Heart of a Coward and Jambinai. Cor blimey guv, that’s a hell of a lot of great music to get through (and some not so great music depending on whose opinion you value more). There’s also an extensive review of Portals Festival and a discussion around the Frank Turner / The Armed controversy.

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23 – Paper, Scissors, BROS

It’s the first Riot Act of 2019 and as is usually the case for this time of year, there ain’t all that much going on, so Remfry takes the opportunity to crowbar in a record that he’s become utterly obsessed with over Christmas. Speaking of the festive period, Stephen spent most of it watching and re-watching BROS: After the Screaming Stops, the music documentary that’s garnered a massive audience overnight after its televisual premier on BBC Four. Who knew it would turn out to be the funniest film about music since This is Spinal Tap? Elsewhere, Remfry casts his mind back to the end of 2018 to review Clutch’s debut show at Brixton Academy and Trade Off makes its long awaited return with Steve hearing Rough Hands’ Moral Terror for the first time and Remfry listening to Tim Armstrong’s A Poet’s Life.

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06 – Groovy Grindcore Baby! Oh Yeah! (feat. Andrew O’Neill)

Oh, behave! It’s another episode of Riot Act baby! …ahem. This week Steve and Remfry spend a bit of quality time together discussing the new album from Clutch, Attan and the ‘groovy’ new album from Pig Destroyer. Yes, really. We also dip our toe into the as yet untouched worlds of hip-hop and electronic music to see what part of it fits under the alternative umbrella.

Heavy metal comedian Andrew O’Neill joins us to talk about the most hilarious moments in metal. There is also a load of Austin Powers impressions for literally no reason… Sorry about that!