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152 – DC Dark Nights, Brockhampton, Sons of Kemet, Spirit of the Beehive, Panopticon and Squid

This week, Steve and Remfry discuss the ‘doomsday vault’ that is being created on the archipelago of Svalbard (just off the coast of Norway) to preserve the world’s best music and whether the lockdown restrictions lifting in the UK on 19th July will (hopefully) mean that some UK-based festivals (we’re looking at your Bloodstock and Reading and Leeds) will be able to go ahead (again hopefully). Happy days … (hopefully!) We also question the decision of a New Zealand based mother naming their children Metallica, Slayer and Pantera … naturally, Remfry brings you the pedophile angle on the story. 


There’s not an awful lot going on in terms of new releases this week, but there is a bunch of stuff that we’ve missed over the past couple of months that definitely deserves some recognition, so we review new(ish) releases including the OST to DC Dark Nights: Death Metal, Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine by Brockhampton, Black to the Future by Sons of Kemet, Entertainment, Death by Spirit of the Beehive,… And Again Into The Light by Panopticon and Bright Green Field by Squid.

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84 – The Controversy Incident!?

Riot Act’s gone all controversial … or more controversial than usual at least, with the contentious likes of Varg Vikernas, Ian Watkins and Charles Manson all being discussed in some fashion on the show this week … lovely stuff!

Away from dubious characters, Remfry and Steve review new releases by Haggard Cat, Hilary Woods, Human Impact, Video Nasties and Lauren Auder plus we bid adieu (for the time being) to Trade-off but we go out with two cover albums from big hitters in the shape of The Spaghetti Incident!? by Guns N’ Roses and Undisputed Attitude by Slayer

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69 – Michael McIntyre’s Lateralus Roadshow

We’re constantly striving to push the boundaries on Riot Act, by bringing you the latest and greatest music from the world of alternative music. So this week, we’re proud to present … errr Coldplay … sorry about that. 

But worry not, there are also reviews of the new ‘film’ by Slayer, plus reviews of albums by DJ Shadow, Sleep Token and Bellevue Days. There’s also talk about the unwarranted Mötley Crüe reunion, band announcements for Download and 2000Trees festivals and a special mention for an absolutely spectacular wedding party. 

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15 – Someone’s Cried On My Willy (feat. Will Haven & Palm Reader)

Steve’s in a sing-song mood this week, giving his very personal renditions of songs by Will Haven, Die Antwoord and Dream Theater. Remfry, for the most part, sits bemused. Elsewhere there are reviews of the new albums from Architects, The Prodigy and Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers as well as live reviews of Slayer’s final London show, Cancer Bats, Anti-Flag, Palm Reader and Will Haven. Speaking of which, Steve sat down with guitarists Jeff Irwin (Will Haven) and Andy Gillan (Palm Reader) for a six-string love in. Trade off this week comes courtesy of Die Antwoord and Hindsights.