The SIDESHOW is a constantly evolving hydra. Every time you take something away–whether it be hosts or radio towers–we find new and heavier ways to fulfill our mission statement–bringing you the best (and worst) music to make your ears bleed. It’s been that way for almost a decade. It’s who we are and it’s what we do. Today, we slay another head so three news ones can spring forth from the depths and assault all your metal needs better than ever before.

First, allow me to state the obvious–we’re not a metal news site. A ton of those already exist on the Interweb and do it far better than we ever could. We don’t talk about news that much on the show either because, well, there’s not much time for it in the fleeting moments between arguments. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to say about all the interesting stuff going.

Another obvious fact–a lot of people use Facebook. I don’t know why, but they do and our lack of presence there means we deprive a large chunk of the world of our infinite wisdom.

That’s why, after weeks of talking, we’ve finally relaunched our Facebook page to bludgeon both these birds with one nuclear bomb of metal.

Facebook will be a one stop shop for of all The SIDESHOW Podcast’s online shenanigans. It will feature all the posts from our central location at www.thesideshowpodcast.com, all of our Tweets–which you’ll start seeing at more regular and frequent intervals–and most importantly, all the news fit to post from our favorite metal news outlets across the post-Apocalyptic wasteland that is the Internet. That will come courtesy of our new G+ account, which you can follow over at http://www.Gplus.to/thesideshowpodcast. Or, better yet, just keep up with EVERYTHING we do on Facebook. That’s what it’s there for.

More importantly, these are three new and improved ways for YOU to make your voice heard. We may drive this crazy train, but you’re the ones steering it and we want to hear from you. Post on Facebook, share us on G+, Tweet back on Twitter, or leave a comment on TheSIDESHOWPodcast.com. No matter where you scream, we will hear it.

2012 may not be our 10th Anniversary just yet as I erroneously Tweeted a while back, but we intend on keeping our promise to make it the Year of The SIDESHOW. Join us in the mosh pit.

Hey guys!

Though our regular show posting day will be on Sundays from here on out, I wanted to make sure everything is communicating properly between the site and the iTunes store, so I’m putting the show up NOW instead.  That’s right – TWO DAYS EARLY!

Also, give it up for Kyle for the great show updating at the Frak The Gods Tour last night.  If you’re not already doing so, by sure to follow us on Twitter (@SIDESHOWpodcast) and “Like” us on Facebook (/theSIDESHOWpodcast).

Enjoy the show!


A moment two-and-a-half years in the making is almost here…


Come back here before your Monday morning commute to download the very first SIDESHOW Podcast! And what a podcast it is. We enlisted the heavy hitters for our first show, reviewing all the big September 27th releases including the follow-up to one of the best albums of the last decade–Machine Head’s Unto the Locust. We’ve also got reviews of Mastodon’s The Hunter and Opeth’s Heritage, in which Brian and I bicker and Nick says something. Plus, our very first podcastified Freak of the Week!

Make sure to come on back after downloading the show to check out a recap of our reviews and links to everything we talked about. And don’t forget to comment! This is just as much YOUR podcast as it is ours and we want to hear from you. Post your comments to the recap right here at www.thesideshowpodcast.com. You can also comment on the show by Tweeting us at @SIDESHOWPodcast with #FirstPodcast or leave a post on our Facebook page (don’t forget to be super lame and “Like” us while you’re there). We want your suggestions on EVERYTHING–future reviews, Freaks of the Week, fashion tips…whatever you got, we can handle it.

Onto other business…

HUGE horns up to all of our followers on Twitter. The account’s been active barely two days and we’re already drowning in a sea of Freaks. Thank you! And like we mentioned already, to all the bands contacting us, keep it coming! We’re planning a bunch of different ways to get you guys involved. Stay tuned for more details.

Finally, we will hold our very first LIVE Tweeting session TONIGHT from the Frak the Gods Tour featuring Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures at Gramercy Theatre. Before we even post our first episode, we’re going to bring you instant reviews of tonight’s concert. Head on over and follow us on Twitter for the next best thing to see the show in person.

— Kyle the ROCK(jock)