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Pushing Forward and Stepping Back

As we do with most shows, we try to find new music that excites and/or is just generally exciting.  Maybe it will be exciting because it hits our musical sweet spots, or maybe it is something new or is just helping push a style forward.  Well, this week we hit those spots a little bit. (They can’t all be winners.)  But as great as all that forward momentum can be, it is also nice to, well, regress from time to time.  So, we did that too, getting the high school versions of ourselves pretty damn excited.

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Reviews:
Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast)
Fulgora – Stratagem (Housecore)
While She SleepsBrainwashed (Sony UK)
Irreversible Mechanism Infinite Fields (Blood Music)

Live Review:
Coal Chamber, Filter, Combichrist, Saint Ridley at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT on April 1, 2015 and at Starland Ballrom in Sayreville, NJ on April 3, 2015

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While most of you may not notice the change, the inevitable has happened…the one and only Rock(jock) has officially retired from The Sideshow.  While he most likely rear his ugly head every once and a while, he will be intentionally missing from future episodes.  So, that means you guys are stuck with Nick and Brian steering the ship, trying to keep course.  Correcting course from the end of last week’s show, we now have our Internet connections in working order, and we pick up where we left off.  We also bring you three additional album reviews…and music for all of them!  AND we have two more live reviews.  AAAND…no, wait..that’s it.

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Reviews: Conducting from the Grave – Conducting from the Grave (independent); End of Green – The Painstream (Napalm); Gloryhammer – Tales from the Kingdom of Fife (Napalm); Soulfly – Savages (Nuclear Blast)

Live Reviews: Trivium & DevilDriver w/ After the Burial @ Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT on 9/29/13;  Dope and Soil @ Webster Underground, Hartford, CT on 10/1/13

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