Snow, Bourbon, and Metal

We continue digging into 2017 with some heavy sh*t this week, and it does not disappoint.  I mean, rating results varied, but overall, it was a solid week…better than last week, if we do say so ourselves. Also, I promise this title makes sense once you listen to the show.


Hour of Penance Cast the First Stone (Prosthetic)
Deserted FearDead Shores Rising (Century Media)
The Great Old Ones – EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy (Season of Mist)

First Impressions:
Darkest Hour – “Those Who Survived” from Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora out March 10th from Profound Lore

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Happy Mother’s Day! While we can’t say this episode is a tribute to mothers in any way, not all of us Metal-heads are hellspawn, so we would like to take this opportunity to wish our mothers and yours a wonderful day, and to thank them for all they have done and continue to do for us.

Now that we have that out of the way, we have four pretty sweet new albums for you this week, and music to go with all of them. Also, since we gave you a doozy of an episode last week, we kept this one a little more compact…but no less awesome (if we do say o ourselves).


Reviews: Anti-Mortem – New Southern (Nuclear Blast); Archspire – The Lucid Collective (Season of Mist); Hour of Penance – Regicide (Prosthetic); Whitechapel – Our Endless War (Metal Blade)

Extreme Mosh Makeover: SIDESHOW Edition

Much like the NFL, the electoral college, and Hostess, concerts are a time-honored tradition on the verge of ruin. The camaraderie that initially drew us into the scene and the unspoken set of rules governing behavior has completely eroded. We here at The SIDESHOW Podcast felt forced to act, not just for ourselves but for the benefit of future generations. Thus, we definitively inscribed and enacted a list of commandments to ensure proper Concert Etiquette. We present them now for your approval:

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This episode signifies six months of the SideShow’s existence as a podcast.  For those of you who have been with us since the beginning, you know that we started with reviews of some of the biggest albums of 2011.  Well, as it just so happens, this week we review one of the most anticipated albums 2012, amongst a few others form the final release week of Metal Month.  We also take a  look back at some previous reviews to see if our minds have changed, and Brian gives you rundown of his experience at the Metal Alliance Tour.

3 Inches of Blood – Long Live Heavy Metal

Hour of Penance – Sedition

Meshuggah – Koloss


Thanks to all of our listeners and followers for all your support these past six months.  Stick around for the next six (and beyond) as we continue to bring you the best (and worst) in music to make your ears bleed…and some more interviews, giveaways, and whatever other surprises we can drum up!