Opeth – ‘Pale Communion’ Australian Tour – May 2015

opethSwedish progressive metal heroes Opeth are set to return to Australia in 2015 in support of their 11th album ‘Pale Communion’. Hailed as one of the most influential progressive metal bands in the world, Opeth have an ever-growing fanatically loyal fan base in Australia and are returning for a headline run after their highly successful ‘Heritage’ tour in 2013.

One factor which makes Opeth’s live shows second to none is that their concerts are always filled with surprises and you never know what their setlist is going to be! Featuring songs from their earlier death-metal material, up to their later symphonic prog-rock, an Opeth live show is like no other and is a must see for all die-hard fans.
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Live Review : Soundwave Festival 2015 – Brisbane

By Morgan Van Ewyk
Slash at Soundwave Festival 2015 - Brisbane
Battling the unrelenting humidity was one hundred percent worth the sweaty mess I had become, just to see the amazing talent on show this year at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds. However, a welcome addition for Brisbane and Sydney venues, that would’ve been dearly missed in Melbourne and Adelaide, was the ‘Comfort Zones’ which provided lucky ticket holders an experience of luxurious proportions with clean amenities, massage services, exclusive bar service and deliciously prepared barista coffee. The perfect opportunity to recharge the batteries.
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Soundgarden at Soundwave Festival 2015 - Sydney

Photo Gallery : Soundwave Festival 2015 – Sydney – Day 1

Photographer: Alicia Stephenson
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Live Review : Slash + Steel Panther – Festival Hall, Melbourne – 26th February 2015

By Geoffrey D’Unienville
Slash – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Walking up to Festival Hall on a Thursday night it was clear from the sea of black t-shirts and pleather that people were here for a rock show.

It’s kind of hard to feel like you’re at a real rock show though, when its 7pm on a warm Melbourne night and still daylight outside, however this didn’t stop support act Steel Panther instantly whipping up the crowd into a frenzy.
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Live Review : Smashing Pumpkins + Gerard Way + One OK Rock – The Big Top, Luna Park – Sydney – 25 February 2015

By Meghan Player
The Smashing Pumpkins at The Big Top - Luna Park, Sydney
It’s the most glorious time of the year; Soundwave time. Where Australia goes into a frenzy of anticipation for, not only the festival itself, but the promise of sidewaves in between.

Tonight, Japan’s stadium rock icons One OK Rock kick off a triple-threat billing at the Big Top.
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Boris (JPN) – Live Noise Alive – Australian Tour 2015

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Legendary Japanese noisemakers Boris returns to our shores for the “Live Noise Alive” Australian tour.

19 albums in 19 years. That’s the studio discography of one of the most significant and prolific bands to emerge from Japan’s noise scene. The number gets tricky once you start counting the trio’s punishing live documents or their myriad co-conspirators – the double-LP with drone lords Sunn O))), the numerous collaborations with master sound manipulator Merzbow or the one-offs with the likes of Ian Astbury, Torche and Doomriders – all of which have put Boris at the forefront of the conversation about noise and doom in the last two decades.
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Live Review : Godsmack + Papa Roach at The Tivoli, Brisbane – February 26, 2015

Review by Eve Mayzes
Godsmack at The Tivoli, Brisbane
When Godsmack took to the Tivoli stage in Brisbane last night for the very first time in their 17 year career, fans were understandably excited and anything but disappointed. An eclectic audience with ages ranging from 18 to 55, styles from jeans and a t-shirt to full metal punk wear, both men and women turned up for their first opportunity to rock out to the American alternative/metal band live.
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