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THE SOFT MOON (USA) Australian Tour – October 2016

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It is with great pleasure to announce the debut Australian tour of The Soft Moon this October. Converting sounds into the live realm will be a full live band to accompany instrumentalist, singer, producer and founder of The Soft Moon, Luis Vasquez.
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Interview with Christian ‘Twiggy’ Carter of Balloons Kill Babies

Interview by Stuart Blythe
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Progressive instrumental rockers Balloons Kill Babies are hitting the stage with Anathema in Brisbane this month (October 29, 2015). We caught up with Christian ‘Twiggy’ Carter, guitarist for Balloons Kill Babies, for a chat.

You’re about to play a one-off acoustic show with Anathema in Brisbane?
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Filter “The Trouble with Angels” – CD Review

Review: Ben Hosking

  At least in this country, Filter has never attained the level of success that they deserve. Besides a couple of chart-bothering flirtations with tracks like ‘Hey Man, Nice Shot’ and ‘Take a Picture’ way back in the mid-to-late 1990s, Richard Patrick and company have travelled unfairly under the radar. Hopefully the Cleveland, Ohio group’s luck will change with the release of their fifth studio album, The Trouble with Angels.

For those not familiar with Richard Patrick’s talent, take note: he began his professional career with industrial genius Trent Reznor as a touring guitarist

with Nine inch Nails between 1989 and 1993. After this he started Filter in 1995; Patrick’s bread and butter ever since – although certainly not his only musical preoccupation.
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How to Destroy Angels [EP] – CD Review

Review: Ben Hosking

  It didn’t take Trent Reznor long to begin making music again after shutting the doors on Nine Inch Nails last year. In fact, news was already surfacing about his new project around the time of his marriage to Mariqueen Maandig in October of 2009. The newlyweds didn’t just join in holy matrimony – they joined in musical harmony as well, forming How to Destroy Angels (HTDA), together with programmer/producer Atticus Ross (Korn/NIN/Coheed and Cambria).

Trent is no stranger to forward-thinking when it comes to the release and promotion of his music. 2005’s ‘With Teeth’ was streamed on NIN’s

MySpace page before its release and 2007’s ‘Year Zero’ saw Reznor creating elaborate ‘alternate reality’ games that fell in line with the concept of the album and leaked several tracks into the world prior to the album’s release. ‘Ghosts I-IV’ and NIN’s final album ‘The Slip’ were both offered as free downloads on the band’s website as well as part of deluxe physical limited-edition packages with phenomenal success.
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Interview: Ben Weinman – The Dillinger Escape Plan

By: Ben Hosking
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In a scene where many bands tend to follow the latest musical trend and the industry doesn’t know which way is up, The Dillinger Escape Plan stand clearly out from the crowd.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLANFormed in the late 1990s, the group has gone from strength to strength thanks to an unwavering self-reliance and unique ability to churn out some of the most twisted, ugly riffs available. Founder member and guitarist of the New Jersey band Ben Weinman (BW) talks to LifeMusicMedia’s Ben Hosking (LMM) about band dynamics, society’s relationship with technology, illegal downloading and their new album ‘Option Paralysis’.

LMM: How’s the tour going?
BW: Pretty good. Everybody’s a little sick, but we’re holding it together.

LMM: Too much partying or more a case of ‘one guy gets sick, we all get sick’?
BW: I think it’s the latter, man. We’re all on a bus together, so when one person starts hacking up a lung, it just spreads like wildfire.
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Interview with Jeff Martin (The Tea Party/The Armada)

By: Ben Hosking
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Jeff Martin (JM) spent 15 years fronting iconic Canadian rock group The Tea Party before leaving the country to escape the band’s ‘acrimonious’ split. While holed up in Ireland he embarked upon a successful solo career and met percussionist Wayne Sheehy – a chance meeting that later spawned The Armada, with multi-instrumentalist Jay Cortez.

Now an Australian resident, Jeff embarks upon a fresh tour of Australia in May, where he plans to road test some of his new material that will be recorded later this year. Ben Hosking from Lifemusicmedia.com (LMM) caught up with the enigmatic musical gypsy to chat about his upcoming live Armada CD/DVD set, the tour, potential Tea Party reunions and his friendship with Jimmy Page.
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Live Review: Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Goatwhore, Amenta @ The Metro Theatre – Friday 16 April 2010

Review: Ben Hosking
behemothThere can be no disputing that Behemoth’s latest tour has been one of the most anticipated events on the 2010 Australian metal calendar. Tonight’s full house should be evidence enough.

Outside, fans form a haphazard monochrome line up the adjacent alleyway as they wait patiently to get in. Some take swigs from take away beers, some inhale their last cigarette before entering the smoke-free zone and most talk excitedly amongst themselves about what they’re about to witness.
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Thirty Seconds To Mars : Album ‘THIS IS WAR’ Released 20 November 2009

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS New Studio Album ‘THIS IS WAR’ set to hit November 20 on EMI’s Virgin Records

Following up on their incredibly successful sophomore release, A Beautiful Lie, multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars are hard at work on their highly anticipated upcoming record, “THIS IS WAR” (EMI’s Virgin Records) set to hit on November 20. The album was produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), Steve Lillywhite (The Rolling Stones, U2) and Thirty Seconds To Mars. First single Kings and Queens at radio early next month.
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Soundwave 2009 Set Times for Brisbane – 21 Feb 2009

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Set times for the Brisbane Soundwave 2009.
Brisbane – RNA Showgrounds
21 February 2009
• STAGE ONE •
8.20-10.00 NINE INCH NAILS
6.05-7.05 BILLY TALENT
4.40-5.20 DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
3.25-4.00 ANBERLIN‘>ANBERLIN
2.15-2.50 Forever The Sickest Kids
1.05-1.40 goldfinger
12.00-12.30 Madina Lake • STAGE TWO •
7.10-8.10 ALICE IN CHAINS
5.20-6.05 the Bloodhound Gang
4.00-4.40 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
2.50-3.25 Underoath‘>Underoath
1.40-2.15 The Subways
12.30-1.05 Less Than Jake
11.30-12.00 **TBA**
Keep reading for the stage 3 – 6 Set Times in Brisbane
• STAGE THREE •
9.20-10.00 face to face
8.20-9.00 alkaline trio
7.20-8.00 New Found Glory
6.20-7.00 Chiodos
5.20-6.00 Funeral For A Friend
4.20-5.00 HelloGoodbye
3.20-4.00 Rival Schools
2.20-3.00 Sliverstein
1.20-2.00 Finch
12.20-1.00 Saves The Day • STAGE four •
9.10-10.00 Lamb Of God
8.10-8.50 In Flames
7.10-7.50 DevilDriver
6.15-6.50 Lacuna Coil
5.20-5.55 36 Crazy Fists
4.25-5.00 Every Time I Die
3.30-4.05 Poison The Well
2.40-3.10 Evergreen Terrace
1.50-2.20 Unearth
1.00-1.30 All That Remains
12.10-12.40 **TBA**
• STAGE five •
9.20-10.00 Bedouin Soundclash
8.20-9.00 I Am The Avalanche
7.20-8.00 Say Anything
6.20-7.00 Houston Calls
5.20-6.00 Valencia
4.20-5.00 InnerPartySystem
3.20-4.00 Moneen
2.20-3.00 Attack In Black
1.20-2.00 Jack’s Mannequin
12.30-1.10 Ace Enders
11.50-12.20 The Riverboat Gamblers • STAGE six •
9.20-10.00 Bayside
8.20-9.00 Emery
7.20-8.00 From First To Last
6.20-7.00 The Band‘>Horse The Band
5.20-6.00 The Audition
4.20-5.00 Minus The Bear
3.20-4.00 Straylight Run
2.20-3.00 Jaguar Love
1.20-2.00 Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster
1.20-1.00 Alesana

Soundwave 2009 Festival second round announced

As promised, Soundwave returns in ’09, and to paraphrase Southpark, it is bigger, longer and uncut!
Topped by one of this generation’s most talented and uncompromising bands in NINE INCH NAILS, the festival also sees a long overdue return of grunge titans ALICE IN CHAINS and juvenile delinquents The BLOODHOUND GANG.

Never one to rest on there laurels, they’ve announced the second round of artists for Soundwave 09!
So without further ado… joining the already massive cast will be the powerful live force that is the Dillinger Escape Plan, Florida Metalcore titans Underoath, the sky-high hooks of Forever The Sickest Kids, pop rock balladeers Jack’s Mannequin and the unrelenting rhythms of All That Remains.
As always, there is also plenty to offer the fans of punk, metal and the heavier end of the alternative spectrum, as well as signing tents giving artists the opportunity to meet fans, market stalls and the odd bit of crappy installation art for you to laugh at.
Artist Line Up:
NINE INCH NAILS,ALICE IN CHAINS, BLOODHOUND GANG,LAMB OF GOD, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ALKALINE TRIO, BILLY TALENT, THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, FACE TO FACE, IN FLAMES, RIVAL SCHOOLS, ANBERLIN, UNDEROATH, THE SUBWAYS, EVERY TIME I DIE, DEVILDRIVER, FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, LESS THAN JAKE, POISON THE WELL, MADINA LAKE, NEW FOUND GLORY, FROM FIRST TO LAST, BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH, JACK’S MANNEQUIN, HELLOGOODBYE, FINCH, GOLDFINGER, SAY ANYTHING, CHIODOS, SILVERSTEIN, SAVES THE DAY, LACUNA COIL, 36 CRAZYFISTS, STRAYLIGHT RUN, EVERGREEN TERRACE, MINUS THE BEAR, MONEEN, ACE ENDERS (THE EARLY NOVEMBER), I AM THE AVALANCHE, JAGUAR LOVE, UNEARTH, BAYSIDE, EMERY, HOUSTON CALLS, THE AUDITION, ATTACK IN BLACK, INNERPARTYSYSTEM, ALL THAT REMAINS, VALENCIA, IN THIS MOMENT, ALESANA, THE RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS, HORSE THE BAND, MAYLENE & THE SONS OF DISASTER

TICKETS Details
General Public tickets are on sale now through Soundwave festival, ticketek.com.au & 132 849.
VENUES AND DATES
Saturday 21 February – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Sunday 22 February – TBC, Sydney
Friday 27 February – Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne
Saturday 28 February – Bonython Park, Adelaide
Monday 2 March – Steel Blue Oval, Bassendean, Perth
* Venues, lineup and date may be subject to change
Licensed All Ages Event Photo ID Required
SOUNDWAVE – IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE
Visit www.soundwavefestival.com for updates.