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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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86 – Bach Break-core

Remfry and Steve’s enforced bout of self-isolation means that the podcast is being recorded remotely for the first time in Riot Act’s almost two year history … the boys give you the skinny on the latest releases by Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Milk Teeth, Igorrr and Irist all the while grappling with 21st century communication technology. And this week’s Broken Record comes courtesy of Lou Reed’s regular ‘worst album ever’ poll mainstay Metal Machine Music from 1975 

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51 – An Awkward Lunchtime (2000Trees Special)

Remfry is joined by Ben Tipple, a freelance journalist who has worked for Kerrang!, Metro, Punktastic, GoldFlakePaint and DIY, to review one of the best festivals the UK has to offer, 2000muthafuckinTrees. Remfry and Ben review 42 bands over the course of 3+ hours including Every Time I Die, Jamie Lenman, The Armed, Holding Absence, Phoxjaw, Mongol Horde, Therapy? Milk Teeth, Raketkanon, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Haggard Cat, Puppy, Drug Church, Rolo Tomassi and probably for the first and last time You Me At Six. 

Listen: iTunes / Spotify / Soundcloud

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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.