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110 – Marilyn Manson, The Pineapple Thief, Uniform and Ihsahn

New releases reviewed this week come courtesy of Marilyn Manson, The Pineapple Thief, Uniform, a collaboration between Richard Spaven and Sandunes and Ihsahn whilst Broken Records takes a look at Van Halen’s over-blown, over-stuffed, over-the-hill 11th album, confusingly titled III. 

Speaking of overuse of words that are prefixed by the word ‘over’, Remfry becomes over-excited by the fact that the first chord change in 7 years occurred during the performance of John Cage’s As Slow As Possible, a piece of music being performed in a church in Germany over a period of 639 years. He needs to get out more. Steve sobers him up with the news of Milk Teeth’s demise and breaking news as we went to record that Creeper drummer Dan Bratton has left the band. 


There is also devastating news as Holy Roar records, a label we’ve historically championed on the show, has dissolved due to disturbing and distressing rape allegations that have been made against the label’s founder. Remfry and Steve would like to reiterate that any form of sexual assault is unacceptable and their deepest sympathies go out to those who have had the courage to speak out. Some important links for those who have suffered or know anyone who has suffered at the hands of sexual abuse: 

https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/using-this-tool

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

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Riot Act

104 – International Melting Black Jazz Society

It’s a very varied show this week as Remfry and Steve review new releases by Creeper, Imperial Triumphant, Taylor Swift, Alain Johannes, Fall of Messiah and a split between NoFX and Frank Turner. There’s sad news as we pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green and hip-shaking Mick Jagger swaggers his way into Broken Records with his sophomore solo album Primitive Cool

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Classic Albums

CA02 Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar

In the second episode of our Classic Album series we let Steve make his first entry. His initial pick is Marilyn Manson’s commercial breakthrough from 1996, Antichrist Superstar. He and Remfry are joined by Metal Hammer magazine editor and Manson superfan Merlin Alderslade to talk through the album itself, from its build up and inception, the fraught recording process and the records, oddly prophetic, concept and narrative. Before digging into the critical and commercial reception the album received, and the resulting controversy that it stirred up, from middle America to court rooms to Ozzfest stages, which contributed to making Marilyn Manson into one of the biggest stars of the 90s.

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