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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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61 – Hip Hopera

The Download announcement has got Steve and Remfry into a right tizzy, especially considering that Steve recently attended the Mercury Music Prize, an historically mocked (on this podcast at least) awards ceremony that’s giving far more exciting bands and artists a platform than Download seem to be managing at the moment. Steve and Remfry discuss (well …. Steve mainly rants, Remfry mainly listens). 

Ironically, it comes at a time when there is plenty of extremely exciting rock and metal bands making music, as is demonstrated in this week’s album reviews with new releases by Car Bomb, .gif from God and Nervus. The boys also cast their beady critical eye over new albums by 65DaysofStatic and Oddarrang and trade-off comes courtesy of mewithoutYou and Plan B. 

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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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37 – Take That Doves

In an uncharacteristic move for an old cynical punk, Stephen Hill went to see Marks-and-Spencer-core fatigue merchants Doves and Mancunian poptastic royalty Take That and was able to make a surprising comparison between the two. Remfry went to the more usual Riot Act fare of IDLES and Memory of Elephants. 

The boys also review new releases from Idlewild, Inter Arma and Blood Command and this week’s trade-off is DevilDriver’s Outlaws ‘Til the End, Vol 1 and Damien Rice’s 9. 

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14 – Not in Kermit’s Mouth

Steve’s absolutely furious this week because he’s got a cold and is surely just a cough away from certain death. Remfry feels fine (thanks for asking) although he is slightly perturbed by the colour of Steve’s toilet seat. Despite these debilitating circumstances, neither are discouraged from talking about some of the most exciting new music in the alternative sphere, which this week takes the form of reviews of albums by Sick of it All, Toska and Sylvaine.

Remfry headed across to Oxford to see Idles continue to take the country by storm, whilst Steve ventured to London’s Roundhouse to see Pixies play Surfer Rosa and Come On Pilgrim in full and they both had fairly different views of Turnstile’s show at House of Vans. Elsewhere new songs from Slipknot and While She Sleeps are discussed and in place of trade-off this week, Steve and Remfry pick their Top Five albums from Epitaph, the legendary American independent record label setup by Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz in 1980.

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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!

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05 – Chaos Can’t be Perfected (feat. Frontierer)

It’s a big week for reviews this week as Steve and Remfry discuss the latest releases from some sizeable bands: Alice In Chains, Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie, Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood, and Idles. There’s also discussion on this year’s Heavy Music Awards, which band have made the most successful change in their sound, and on who is the REAL star of this show!

Most importantly Remfry sits down to chat with Frontierer about their incredible new album Unloved and how they are doing their best to shape heavy music into exciting new forms.