We’ve (Remfry) has been banging on about it all bloody year and finally ArcTanGent 2019 is upon us! And we’ve brought along a couple of guests in the form of Brady ‘C**t’ Deeprose and Dan Nightingale, who are (selfishly) in two bands; C**jurer and Curse These Metal Hands. 38 bands are reviewed including Nordic Giants, Møl, Raketkanon, Pijn, Coheed and Cambria, Car Bomb, Carpenter Brut, The Beft, Sleep Token, LLNN, Palm Reader, Three Trapped Tigers, Bossk, We Never Learned To Live, And So I Watch You From Afar, Caspian, Cult of Luna, Brutus, Black Peaks feat. Jamie Lenman, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, Frontierer and Meshuggah
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!
It’s a bumper live review episode of Riot Act this week as Stephen and Remfry have spent the last week seeing… well, pretty much band ever! From Pianos Become The Teeth to Danzig, from Larry And His Flask to Iron Maiden, and all culminating in a full review of Bloodstock Open Air, the UK’s premier metal festival.
We also review the new album from Foxing, take a retrospective look at Ian Brown’s Music Of The Spheres and Sigur Rós’ Kveikur, and we try to recite the alphabet backwards… although no one really knows why.