The Sons of Metal Podcast is creating a podcast to share our love of Heavy Metal Music
3
patrons
$7
per month
The Sons of Metal Podcast is a heavy metal album review audio podcast hosted by C. Hagen Radick and Doug Austin.

Unlike most heavy metal-themed podcasts, we don't interview bands or just play random songs. Our focus is very much on presenting albums to you, the listener, with our thoughts on it and whether we think it's worth your time to listen to or purchase it.

This page was created for people who want to support the show.  Neither of us are fans of putting content behind a "paywall", but we would like to do a lot of things with the show that require funds we simply don't have available.  What kind of things, you ask?  Here are just a few ideas:

  • More Content – Since Day One, we have been primarily a once-a-month show, but recently, we have added "The B-Side", a shorter show with a similar format, that takes the monthly album reviews up from four to six per month.  We would also like to add some discussion/opinion shows that widen the listeners' awareness and/or interactions on other topics.
  • Better Equipment — Right now, CHR and Doug share a single condenser microphone which does the job well enough, but ideally, we'd like to get a mixer and two dynamic microphones to help with the audio balance.
  • Better Hosting — Currently, the MP3 files are hosted on the same server as the website.  If we could move to a load-balanced host such as Blubrry, Spreaker, or Amazon S3, that would speed up downloads as well as the website rendering.
  • Video Content — Although the two of us have "faces for radio", platforms such as YouTube create additional opportunities for increasing our listener base and provide alternate modes of  entertainment and informational content.
  • Other Ideas? — We've always been responsive to feedback from our listeners, so if there is something you'd like us to try, we'd love to have your feedback.

In all honesty, the two of us love doing the show, and it will likely continue as it is for the foreseeable future.  However, if you could spare a dollar or more each month, the collective donations go a long way to ensure all the bills associated with running a podcast of this type get paid and help out when one of us hits a personal snag that impacts our financial well-being.  After all, we're just two guys with families and mortgages, just like the rest of you, who happen to share a love of heavy music and want to proclaim it to the world.
Tiers
General Admission
$1 or more per month

A show isn't a success without a screaming crowd of fans, and thank you for being one of them!

  - At this level, you get episodes three days earlier than everyone else.  

Backstage Pass
$5 or more per month
Do you love us or what? Not only do you attend every show, but you also want formal acknowledgement for doing so.

 

- At this level, you get episodes three days earlier than everyone else. 

- We'll keep a list of everyone at this level, and use a rotating list to thank five of you each episode.

Tour Sponsor
$15 or more per month only 5 left
Tickets are for suckers. You're invested in this show, and are hell-bent on seeing it succeed.  Bypass the rotating thank-you pool, and get thanked each and every episode for being the driving factor of making the show happen.

 

- At this level, you get episodes three days earlier than everyone else. 

- To heck with a rotating list. We'll make sure your name is mentioned on each and every published episode.

- We'll publish polls on the Patreon page to let you determine which new albums we discuss each month, whether it be on the Main episode or the B-Side.

Manager
$50 or more per month only 1 left
Look, if you want to back the show at this level, you may as well call the shots.  Get every other perk, plus CHR will personally phone/Skype you at least monthly to get your thoughts on the show's content and see what you want from us.  Let's put it this way — if you back at this level, we'll go out of our way to keep you happy.

- You get all the above benefits, plus you will be referred to as our manager/boss/whatever EVERY SINGLE EPISODE.  Additionally, CHR will take time out of his month to phone (if in the USA) or Skype you to get your thoughts on the show's direction.

Goals
$7 of $25 per month
Rawk! The show is paying for itself, and doesn't take any money out of CHR's pocket to run it in its current incarnation. CHR will add an additional solo episode every month as a thank-you for your generosity.
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The Sons of Metal Podcast is a heavy metal album review audio podcast hosted by C. Hagen Radick and Doug Austin.

Unlike most heavy metal-themed podcasts, we don't interview bands or just play random songs. Our focus is very much on presenting albums to you, the listener, with our thoughts on it and whether we think it's worth your time to listen to or purchase it.

This page was created for people who want to support the show.  Neither of us are fans of putting content behind a "paywall", but we would like to do a lot of things with the show that require funds we simply don't have available.  What kind of things, you ask?  Here are just a few ideas:

  • More Content – Since Day One, we have been primarily a once-a-month show, but recently, we have added "The B-Side", a shorter show with a similar format, that takes the monthly album reviews up from four to six per month.  We would also like to add some discussion/opinion shows that widen the listeners' awareness and/or interactions on other topics.
  • Better Equipment — Right now, CHR and Doug share a single condenser microphone which does the job well enough, but ideally, we'd like to get a mixer and two dynamic microphones to help with the audio balance.
  • Better Hosting — Currently, the MP3 files are hosted on the same server as the website.  If we could move to a load-balanced host such as Blubrry, Spreaker, or Amazon S3, that would speed up downloads as well as the website rendering.
  • Video Content — Although the two of us have "faces for radio", platforms such as YouTube create additional opportunities for increasing our listener base and provide alternate modes of  entertainment and informational content.
  • Other Ideas? — We've always been responsive to feedback from our listeners, so if there is something you'd like us to try, we'd love to have your feedback.

In all honesty, the two of us love doing the show, and it will likely continue as it is for the foreseeable future.  However, if you could spare a dollar or more each month, the collective donations go a long way to ensure all the bills associated with running a podcast of this type get paid and help out when one of us hits a personal snag that impacts our financial well-being.  After all, we're just two guys with families and mortgages, just like the rest of you, who happen to share a love of heavy music and want to proclaim it to the world.

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Tiers
General Admission
$1 or more per month

A show isn't a success without a screaming crowd of fans, and thank you for being one of them!

  - At this level, you get episodes three days earlier than everyone else.  

Backstage Pass
$5 or more per month
Do you love us or what? Not only do you attend every show, but you also want formal acknowledgement for doing so.

 

- At this level, you get episodes three days earlier than everyone else. 

- We'll keep a list of everyone at this level, and use a rotating list to thank five of you each episode.

Tour Sponsor
$15 or more per month only 5 left
Tickets are for suckers. You're invested in this show, and are hell-bent on seeing it succeed.  Bypass the rotating thank-you pool, and get thanked each and every episode for being the driving factor of making the show happen.

 

- At this level, you get episodes three days earlier than everyone else. 

- To heck with a rotating list. We'll make sure your name is mentioned on each and every published episode.

- We'll publish polls on the Patreon page to let you determine which new albums we discuss each month, whether it be on the Main episode or the B-Side.

Manager
$50 or more per month only 1 left
Look, if you want to back the show at this level, you may as well call the shots.  Get every other perk, plus CHR will personally phone/Skype you at least monthly to get your thoughts on the show's content and see what you want from us.  Let's put it this way — if you back at this level, we'll go out of our way to keep you happy.

- You get all the above benefits, plus you will be referred to as our manager/boss/whatever EVERY SINGLE EPISODE.  Additionally, CHR will take time out of his month to phone (if in the USA) or Skype you to get your thoughts on the show's direction.