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38 – Better Than a Swamp Full of S**t

Remfry somehow managed to secure himself another trip to The Netherlands in as many months, so that he could report back to you about festivities at Roadburn 2019. Space cake may or may not have been consumed. Remfry goes into details about the bands he saw including Cave In, Daughters, Mono and the Jo Quail Quintet, A.A. Williams and more.

Back in the room with Steve, the boys review new albums from The Chemical Brothers, Sunn O))) and Memory of Elephants and trade-off this week comes courtesy of Graham Coxon’s Happiness is Magazines and Down I Go’s You’re Lucky God, That I Can Not Reach You.

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33 – The Metalcore Femidom (feat. Ithaca’s Djamila Azzouz and Svalbard’s Serena Cherry)

Steve and Remfry are joined this week by two of the most controversial and contentious figures in the history of metal music… well, according to the comments on Metal Hammer’s Facebook Page at least. Ithaca’s Djamila Azzouz and Svalbard’s Serena Cherry have the AUDACITY(!) to front two of the UK’s best heavy bands, DESPITE being women! The two gents attempt to get to the bottom of how two people that don’t even have one penis between them(!) could have the audacity to front extreme metal bands. Unbelievable!

The quartet also discuss the rather worrying trend of people investing more money in music memorabilia than music itself, which leads to a frankly baffling conversation about band-themed contraceptives (Winston, if you’re interested in those Parkway Drive coils, give us a call and we’ll go 50/50 yeah?). Album reviews this week come courtesy of Venom Prison, Louise Lemón and Angel Du$t.

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18 – Burned on the Retina of my Mind? (feat. Mike Vennart)

With just 31 days left of 2018, Steve and Remfry delve into albums released over the past 11 months that they missed first time around. In the first part of this two part round-up, the boys look at albums by The Armed, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Louise Lemón, Ovlov, Kississippi, Ólafur Arnalds and Twenty One Pilots.

Elsewhere, Remfry sat down with current Vennart/ex-Oceansize main man Mike Vennart to discuss his top five Iron Maiden songs. Remfry stuck around to review the show as well as shows from Pijn, Mogwai, Earthtone9 and Pitchshifter, whilst Steve went to see Therapy?. Plus, this week’s trade-off is The Smashing Pumpkins’ 2011 Oceania for Sugar’s Copper Blue.