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185 – Kojey Radical, Drug Church, Ho99o9 and the new video from Rammstein

This week is chock-a-block with news, from Sergio Vega announcing that he’s left Deftones (some time ago as it transpires) to The Prodigy announcing their first tour since the tragic death of the twisted firestarter himself Keith Flint. Then there’s the intriguing idea behind Arcade Fire distributing the sheet music for their new songs across a bunch of collectible postcards, as well as the potentially worrisome news that Bandcamp have been bought out by Epic Games, the videogame and software developer behind the likes of Fortnite, the Unreal engine and Rocket League (although, let’s not start bemoaning the death of bandcamp JUST yet eh?). Oh and on top of all that, Rammstein sent the internet into a spin by premiering the video for new single Zeit.

As well as all that, Steve and Remfry find the time to fit in reviews of the new records from Kojey Radical, Drug Church and Ho99o9, plus they talk about their little adventure down to Kingston-upon-Thames to watch the utterly brilliant Biffy Clyro smash a (broadly) acoustic set.

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129 – Steven Wilson, Tribulation, Martin Gore and Accept

It’s a crossover episode as Remfry and Steve team up with fellow journalist / podcaster Tom Dare from the Hell Bent For Metal podcast. Alongside Tom, we review new releases including The Future Bites by Steven Wilson, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound by Tribulation, The Third Chimpanzee EP by Martin Gore, Too Mean To Die by Accept and Gas Lit by Divide and Dissolve. 


And as it’s a crossover episode, we throw in one of Hell Bent For Metal’s features in the form of Camp Classic, where we pick a work from metal’s history which the gay community might see differently to the straight folk in the room. And this week’s pick is the video to Sonne by Rammstein. 

There’s also brief discussion around The Flaming Lips’ super cool Oklahoma ‘bubble’ show and the cancellation of Glastonbury and what that rather inevitably means for UK festivals of a similar size in 2021.

LINKS Drumtalk’s Sean Reinert (Cynic) Tribute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKJdCM-ngGE

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50 – Fire from the Urethra

Joining Remfry on the show this week is The St. Pierre Snake Invasion musician Damien Sayell. As the frontman and songwriter behind one of our favourite releases of the year, TSPSI’s Caprice Enchanté, we couldn’t be happier to have Damien temporarily filling in for Steve whilst he takes a short break. 

New albums reviewed include Wear Your Wounds’ Rust on the Gates of Heaven, Torche’s Admission and Glitterer’s Looking Through the Shades and Remfry reviewed live shows from Frontierer and Rammstein’s explosive spunky Milton Keynes extravaganza. And of course we take the opportunity to talk to Damien about the making of Caprice Enchanté.

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43 – No Mash to Heat Up Your Beans

It’s a bumper week this week what with obtuse Scottish arena rock botherers Biffy Clyro shocking us all by releasing a new album in the form of a soundtrack to feature film Balance, Not Symmetry. Steve and Remfry cast their critical eye upon it, as well as new albums by Rammstein, Morrissey, Destrage and Petrol Girls

There’s also sad new to impart from the Slipknot camp and Steve has an unsolicited theory as to the identity of their new member, plus trade-off goes from the sublime to the utterly turgid with The Hold Steady’s Boys and Girls in America and Collapsed Lung’s Cooler both being discussed.