Interviews

What’s up freaks?  Nick here.  We’re going to be doing a full concert wrap up coming up on Episode 53, but I wanted to just take a minute to recap the epic weekend that your tireless hosts had this past weekend.

Friday night Brian came up to MA and we headed out to the Epic Kings and Idols tour (Stolen Babies, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, and Devin Townsend) at the Worcester Palladium.  We’ll do a band-by-band breakdown later, but suffice it to say, it was excellent.  Most importantly, we had the opportunity to talk to Stolen Babies and setup an interview that we will be recording just before their new album Naught sees its official hard-copy release.  The album is available digitally now.  Go get it!

Saturday we met up with everyone’s favorite punching bag Kyle and a few friends from our college radio days and had a sweet paintball battle.  See Boondock Saints photo. 

Lastly, we wrapped up the weekend with a Skeletonwitch, Havok, and Early Graves tour that came through my neck of the woods and stopped in at The Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke, MA.  Another great show, and a thrashtastic way to wind down the weekend.  We took advantage of the small venue and lack of backstage area to introduce ourselves to the bands and work on setting up a couple interviews.  Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for those and a few other changes that we have in the works for year two!

We’ve got some other changes coming along to improve the show as we enter our second year, but we’re always open to your input and suggestions.  Feel free to leave ideas on our Twitter, Facebook, or right here in the comments!

A few weeks ago, The SIDESHOW started soliciting music from YOU!—our faithful Freaks. You’ll find a link at the top right corner of the site, entitled Contact Us. Click there and you can do two things. First, you can submit your music for review. Keep in mind, we won’t be able to even listen to everything submitted but the ones we do get a chance to check out and that catch our ear, we’ll feature in a segment from time to time, either here on the website or on the show itself. Hell, we may even do an interview! Second—and this is where you have the best chance for exposure—we want music submissions we can use on the show to spice things up a bit, whether it be to intro one of our segments and give us a little background music. By submitting your music, you give us the right to use it in any way we see fit but rest assured, all music that appears on the show or here on the website will be fully credited. We want this to be a mutually beneficial relationship and see it as a way to not only interact with our fans, but also to provide an outlet to talented acts that may otherwise never get the exposure they deserve.

As some incentive and proof that this actually works, to FINALLY fulfill a promise I made wayyyyy back in our post In Which We Started Our First Feud, and to pump you up for our interview with new Metal Blade act HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE—I present to you an offering from The SIDESHOW vault.

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