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New Year, Same Show

Per usual, we are kicking off the new year by reviewing some albums we missed last year. However we are also kicking off a new feature we will be doing all year, which we just decided to name “Bands Across America.” Every week (until the year-end episodes), we are going to feature a band from each of the 50 states.  This week has a band from the first state to enter the union – Delaware.

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Reviews:
Powertrip – Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
Trivium The Sin and the Sentence (Roadrunner)
Integrity Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume (Relapse)

Bands Across America
Delaware: Blackhand

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The Coyote Caught Up

Based on our own assumptions that have just about no basis whatsoever, it appears that when a bigger label signs a small, up-and-coming act, another existing act has to sellout so they can make that money back for the smaller band.  Yeah, I know that is (probably) complete BS, but it is one way to justify our lead review this week.  But stick around for the other reviews (and music) because it definitely gets better from there.

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Reviews:
Trivium Silence in the Snow (Roadrunner)
Wild Throne Harvest of Darkness (Roadrunner)
Black Breath Slaves Beyond Death (Southern Lord)
The Arcane Order Cult of None (Massacre)

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At Long Lasting Impression

This week marks the return of First Impressions! I know you’re excited…stop trying to hide it. While we may have dropped an album review to fit in the previews, we compensate by playing SEVEN songs this episode!  So, it all balances out in the end.

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Reviews:
Amorphis Under the Red Cloud (Nuclear Blast)
Ramming Speed No Epitaphs (Prosthetic)
Axis Show Us Your Greed (Good Fight)

First Impressions:
Skyharbor – “Out of Time”, new single out now
Parkway Drive – “Crushed” from Ire out 9/25 from Epitaph
40 Below Summer – “Mangina” from Transmission Infrared out independently on 10/6
Trivium – “Until the World Goes Cold” from Silence in the Snow out 10/2 from Roadrunner
Horrendous – “Sum of All Failures” from Anareta out 10/27 from Dark Descent
Baroness – “Chlorine & Wine” from Purple out 12/18 from Relapse

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Refreshed and reenergized, Nick and Brian return for another week Metal goodness. This time around, there are five new releases to analyze; some came out last week, some drop this week, but they all range from solid to fantastic…in our humble opinions, that is.  We also have yet a mother live review from Brian’s recent throwdown in NYC.  There’s a whole lot to get to, so you should probably stop reading this and start listening to the show.  Seriously…stop reading.  We’re done here.

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Reviews: Cleanteeth – Pushing Rope (Dullest); Death Angel – The Dream Calls for Blood (Nuclear Blast); Protest the Hero – Volition (Razor & Tie); Thira – Vein I: Varying States of Decay (independent); Trivium – Vengeance Falls (Roadrunner)

Live Reviews: Lamb of GodKillswitch EngageTestamentHuntress @ Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on  October 25, 2013

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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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