KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ album was a watershed moment in metal in 2002 as it heralded the birth of ‘Metalcore’. An army of imitators was born and have all tried in vain to emulate this essential classic. In a Special Soundwave Presentation, we are thrilled to announce that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be performing ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ in its entirety at SOUNDWAVE 2016.
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METAL ALLEGIANCE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN AUSTRALIA AT SOUNDWAVE 2016!!
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DEAD LETTER CIRCUS is the second act to officially confirm their appearance at Soundwave 2016 alongside Welsh metal titans BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE.
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SOUNDWAVE are mighty proud to announce the 1st ever visit to Australia by Finland’s Metal warriors, LORDI!!!
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NORTHLANE, FIFTH ARTIST CONFIRMED TO APPEAR AT SOUNDWAVE 2016 & RELEASES NEW ALBUM NODE, OUT NOW.
All change is growth. And NORTHLANE’s monumental new album Node stands proudly as proof.
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Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine today release their brand new album VENOM, available in stores everywhere via Sony Music Australia/RCA. The band released this week a live performance video for the track, “Army of Noise.”
Continue reading Welcome to Soundwave 2016….BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE!
Hammersonic Festival always selects and brings to you the best metal bands with some of biggest names as the headliner. This is the spirit of Hammersonic.
Continue reading Hammersonic Festival – Jakarta International Metal Festival | Sunday April 27th 2014
Soundwave 2011; A culmination of metal bands from around the globe unite and embark on a tour to end all others as the sun sets on Australia’s summer festival season. One year on, Soundwave organisers have again outdone themselves arranging all aspects of such a high scaled event to ensure all are satisfied with the days experience.
Situated once more at Brisbane’s RNA showgrounds the venue area this year is enlarged as additional stages have been added. There are 8 in total this season allowing for a very broad ranging choice in bands available to be viewed at any given time of day.
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– Bring Me the Horizon
|In an industry where times are tough and naysayers are plentiful, Shock Records has recently seen stalwart acts, defiant of trends and gimmicks rise to the forefront. Just three months ago Byron Bay band Parkway Drive stormed the ARIA charts to arrive at a number two debut. To many it was an unexpected ambush but at Shock we have no reservations about the power of the punk/hardcore releases that we have become so well known for.|
Review: Hannah Collins
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Summer’s on the way, the festival season is almost upon us. Beginning September 11 2010, the first of many Soundwave Touring showcases hits Brisbane’s Riverstage on a perfectly tempered spring eve. The temporary fences are up, the box office open, lights are on and 1000’s of patrons begin the seemingly endless walk up the gardens path toward the peak of gardens hill. A most anticipated entry. In conjunction with announcements of Side Waves; the world’s most sought after bands to be frequenting our shores over the next few months, Soundwave Touring paint a new metal face on 9/11.
What will tonight bring? Could these hardcore brethren breathe the fire of the riff across so many receptive faces? An audience of youth seeps out of the shadows, girthing the ever familiar grassy knolls of Riverstage and creeping toward the stage front where the grass gives way to stone.
Glancing left and right there’s nothing abnormal about the sea of black that rises and falls beneath us. The odd white shirt is ever-present and distracting like a pseudo rose in a field of poppies. Poppies that if you plucked from the soil, stripped of their seeds and ground to a pulp; would taste like a smoky blended tea called Bring Me Cancer Bullets.
|” Sydonia, they’re a really amazing band, and the lead singer’s got a very unique voice. They’re really heavy but incorporate so many different vibes that it’s a little bit hard to categorize them musically. I think, too, that’s something music’s sort of lost”.
Jim Root – Slipknot/Stone Sour
It’s not uncommon for a band to claim that their sound is a hard one to pinpoint, but how many groups have members of Slipknot and Lamb Of God publicly singing your praises?
Photographer: Stuart Blythe
Did you know?
Bullet For My Valentine were originally named “Jeff Killed John” when they formed in 1998.
BRACE YOURSELF CANCER BATS FANS, YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT WITH MORE AUSTRALIAN SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
|They’ve birthed a grimy hardcore giant and hailed a more metal-centric destroyer, but in 2010, CANCER BATS dropped their heaviest and deadliest offering to date with’ Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones’. Not only will they be bringing their rhythmic ferocity on stage alongside heavy weights Bullet for My Valentine and Bring Me the Horizon in September, but Cancer Bats are treating their fans with additional shows added to the Australian leg of the tour.|
|The Fever is spreading. Bullet for My Valentine is infectious!
“Bullet For My Valentine pummelled a sold-out main hall with riffs and harmonic angst so unbridled that the gathered nearly came unglued at times.” Mike Daniel – Dallas News
It is hardly a secret. Bullet For My Valentine are this generations greatest exponents of metal. Not simply because of one, two or even three amazing albums destined to be classics in the genre; but also because of the manifest evolution – with each album pointing the way to peaks that remain beyond the powers of ordinary bands.