Since doing our unintentional experiment of blindly trying out new bands (well, at least new to us) worked so well last week, we decided to give it another go this week.  As you may have noticed from the sidebar, our results were a bit more varied.  Why?  Well, get listening and you will find out soon enough.


As We Draw – Mirages (Throatruiner)
Exalt – Pale Light (New Damage)
Orange Goblin – Back from the Abyss (Candlelight)
Rigor Mortis – Slaves to the Grave (independent)

Black Map – “Chinaski” from …And We Explode out October 28th thru Minus Head
Sylosis – “Mercy” from Dormant Heart out January 12, 2015 thru Nuclear Blast

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So, the reason this show is up later than usual (sorry about that) is that half of The Sideshow was moving this weekend and the other half was helping him do so.  We mention this in the show, which, in retrospect, does you absolutely no good since you hear it after the fact.  Look, we never said we were smart, ok? Anyway, hopefully five songs, four album reviews, and three First Impressions make up for the tardiness a bit.


Audrey HornePure Heavy (Napalm)
Iron ReaganTyranny of Will (Relapse)
Puig DestroyerPuig Destroyer (No Sleep)
XerathIII (Candlelight)

First Impressions:
At The Gates – “At War With Reality” from At War With Reality out 10/28 thru Century Media
Machine Head – “Now We Die” from Bloodstone & Diamonds out 11/10 thru Nuclear Blast
Bloodbath – “Unite in Pain” from Grand Morbid Funeral out 11/17 thru Peaceville

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What has a bunch of new songs, reviews of sweet new albums and is under an hour long?  This very episode, that’s what!  Yep, somehow your (not-really-that)dynamic duo of hosts managed to reign things in this week and brought everything a Sideshow episode regularly has in a nice, easier to digest package.  That’ll allow you more time to go listen to the albums we discuss and leave your thoughts and comments about them!


Reviews: Corrupt Moral Altar – Mechanical Tides (Season of Mist); Demonic Resurrection – The Demon King (Candlelight); Overkill – White Devil Armory (Nuclear Blast); Within the Ruins – Phenomena (eOne)

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Happy Easter! Or Happy 420, if that is your thing. Whether you are listening to this while getting high on sugar or some other substance (or both), we have four new albums this week that you should find (overall) more enjoyable than last week’s selections.  We did! For good measure, we have a live review of a tour that you probably should have gone too.  If you missed it, you are SOL now, but I am sure you’ll be able to see the bands again soon.


Reviews: Ancient Ascendant – Echoes and Cinder (Candlelight); The DripA Presentation of Gruesome Poetics (Relapse); Shores of NullQuiescence (Candlelight); SkinfatherNone Will Mourn (Streetcleaner)

Live Review: “The Decibel Magazine Tour 2014” feat. Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem @ Best Buy Theater, New York, NY on April 11, 2014

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Happy New Year, freaks! As we have done the last couple of New Years, we are starting by taking one step forward and two steps back.  Since January is a slow month for releases, we are taking a look at Shit We Missed in 2013, culling albums from Decibel’s Top 40, a couple of listener lists, and some of our own random picks. While reviewing these albums, we also try to answer the question, “What is Doom Metal?” much like how in the past we have discussed “What is Black Metal?” and “What is Death Metal?”. Feel free to weigh in on what you think defines Doom in the comments, and if you have some exemplary bands we should check out, please share!


Reviews: Craven Idol – Towards Eschaton (Dark Descent); Everything In Slow Motion – Phoenix (Facedown); Shade Empire – Omega Arcane (Candlelight); SubRosa – More Constant Than the Gods (Profound Lore)

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