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157 – Quicksand, Wolves in the Throne Room, Nas and The Joy Formidable

There’s a slightly disagreeable air to this week’s show as Steve and Remfry assess the ‘new’ single from Guns N’ Roses, the first song the band have officially released since 2008’s ill-fated Chinese Democracy. An unexpected, punk-inflicted left-turn from the band or a crass, silly Axl rant set to a plodding, uninspired riff? Whilst we’re on GN’R hot takes, Steve never wants to hear Sweet Child O’ Mine EVER again, but lots of other people clearly do, as it reached over 1 billion streams on Spotify this week, making it part of a very exclusive club of songs that have earned the artist over 1 penny … don’t go spending it all at once chaps!

Albums reviewed this week include Distant Populations by Quicksand, Primordial Arcana by Wolves in the Throne Room, King’s Disease II by Nas and Into the Blue by The Joy Formidable.

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29 – Shagging A Clanger

We’ve come over all Heavy Metal on this week’s show, with Steve and Remfry reviewing new albums from Rotting Christ (Black Metal), Crystal Lake (Metalcore) and Dangerface (Not Metal). The boys also recount their experience watching ‘the most metal show of all time’ in the form of At The Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room and the mighty mighty Behemoth tones, whilst elsewhere Remfry casts his beady eye over live shows from Cancer Bats and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

Trade-off this week comes courtesy of Beneath The Massacre with their debut full-length Mechanics of Dysfunction and Albany NY punks Drug Church with their third full-length album Cheer. But that’s not all … this week we introduced our first range of Riot Act merchandise (AKA Riot Gear) … T-shirts, Hoodies, Longsleeves Snapback caps, Beanies, Badges, Mugs … even a bloody drawstring bag for Pete’s sake!