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Download 2019 1st Line Up Announcement

2018 saw the Australian debut of the world’s premier rock and metal festival Download! 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Flemington christening Melbourne into the Download family alongside Donington UK, (the spiritual home of rock), Paris France, Madrid Spain. In 2019, Download returns to Melbourne and will head north to serve up a mammoth line up of sonic brutality and great times to Sydneysiders for the very first time!

So, which heavyweight heroes will be powering the mosh pits in 2019… you better be sitting down…

Kicking off with a lash of bittersweetness… Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer will be joining Download for the Australian legs of their final ever world tours, we know you all will rise and give them the send-off they both deserve….
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Interview | Tommy Victor – PRONG

Interview by Ben Hosking

prong

US metal favourites PRONG will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this coming November (2014). We chat with founding member, singer/guitarist Tommy Victor

Hi Tommy it’s Ben here calling on behalf of LifeMusicMedia.com
How are you?

Hi Ben, I’m fine thank you

Prong has been going, on and off, for almost 30 years. Yet this is your first time to Australia. How come?

Why, I guess it’s just demand over the years and the band has been really active and more recently in the last three years we’ve had more momentum to play more places.
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Live Review: Slayer, Anthrax & Kingdom of Sorrow @ Big Top – Luna Park, Sydney – 25 February 2013

Review and photos by Ben Hosking
Ahh, the annual Soundwave cavalcade. A time for sunburn, aching legs, aching livers and severe tinnitus. For those with average bank accounts, Soundwave is usually a choice between the main festival and the many and varied accompanying ‘Sidewave’ shows.

For some, the choice to purchase tickets to a Sidewave is more about being able to see their favourite bands in a more intimate environment with a few thousand other die-hards instead of tens of thousands. We’re left in no doubt tonight that many of the punters filling Luna Park’s Bog Top in Sydney fall squarely into the third category: those who feel compelled to spend up and see their favourite band/s in both arenas. Tonight’s Sidewave, starring Slayer, Anthrax and Kingdom of Sorrow is truly an exceptional line up of talent for one intimate venue and it comes as no surprise to find a long line of black-clad dudes stretching out past the big open mouth of the amusement park.
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Photos! Slayer, Anthrax & Kingdom of Sorrow @ Big Top – Luna Park, Sydney – 25 February 2013

Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Bands: Slayer, Anthrax, Kingdom of Sorrow
Venue: Big Top – Luna Park, Sydney
Date: 25 February 2013
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Photos! Soundwave Festival 2013 – Brisbane

Photographer: Stuart Blythe

Anthrax at Soundwave Festival 2013 – Brisbane, Australia
Photo copyright Stuart Blythe

Photos available HERE

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Soundwave 2011 – Brisbane [Live Review]

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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The Haunted: Australian Tour May 2011 [Tour News & Tickets]

Presented By Red Ant Touring

“The single greatest exponents of balls-out metal in the world” – Kerrang!
“They belong in the throne room of metal” – Metal Hammer

No Compromise. The one track title says all that you need to know about The Haunted, so get yourself ready for the Swedish Grammy winners as the bring ­their enviable live reputation to Australia.

Ever since their 1998 self­titled debut album, The Haunted have been gathering more and more awards, outshining all others in their field. Being crowned with such titles as “one of metal’s 25 Most Important Bands” and winning awards such as “Album of the Year” and “Best Hard Rock Album”, The Haunted have definitely proved their worth consistently and show no signs of slowing down.
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Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Biffy Clyro and Slipknot for Sonisphere Festival 2011 [Festival News]


[Photo Credit: Stuart Blythe]
  Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are set to headline next year’s .

The bands – dubbed the Big Four – will top the bill on the opening day of the event, which runs from July 8-10 at Knebworth.

It will mark the first time all four bands have brought their show to the UK.

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Scott Mellis – Interview – 10 August 2010

After months of touring overseas, Scott Mellis (SM) is back in Australia to play a few shows including The Toff in Town, Melbourne on August 24 2010. We (LMM) caught up with Scott and discovered a talented songwriter thats had an amazing few months!

LMM: Scott, you’ve had an amazing last 12 months. Number 1 overall on Triple J Unearthed chart, gigged in the UK and USA and playing with some amazing artists. What have been the highlights and lowlights?

SM: It has all been a big surprise really. I went to the US with no intentions or plans to play music. It was actually quite the opposite. I was frustrated with how my music career was developing and had some issues in my personal life I needed to detach from.

But I lucked out! Basically from when I landed in LA, a series of fortunate accidents started. I got offered opportunities like supporting Jason Mraz and Tom Morello in Los Angeles and to play at SXSW in Texas as well as working with some insanely talented people that I now consider to be my good friends.
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SOUNDWAVE RETURNS, BIGGER, BETTER & GOING WHERE NO FESTIVAL HAS GONE BEFORE.

There used to be a saying at Soundwave that no one band is bigger than the festival …

That saying will be tested in 2011 as we proudly announce a rare chance to see rock legends IRON MAIDEN as the headline artist for next years festival. Maiden are one of the few artists that inspire loyalty and worship by a constantly growing army that spans several generations of not only fans, but other rock musicians ranging from todays biggest metal bands to pop icons.

What makes Iron Maiden unique amongst their peers is that the band has never lost their creative touch and their ability to deliver album after album of greatness. Just when you would think there cannot be another hitherto undiscovered original yet amazing guitar riff; Maiden turn up with another album full of new classics to add to metal and rocks greatest back
catalogue.

Only a fool would bet against the bands upcoming album, The Final Frontier, being anything less than a masterpiece. Only a fool would bet against Iron Maiden, period.

Maiden will be bringing with them the full stage production that featured in their hugely successful recent tour of North America, where they played to almost 400,000 fans over the 25 shows. And of course that includes Eddies
latest incarnation..!!

Joining our gargantuan headliners is a cast of rock, punk and metal luminaries, headed by the regal guitar rock of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, metal gods SLAYER, indie pioneers PRIMUS, the incomparable SLASH and fifty or so other international artists who form the who is who of cutting edge music for the coming decade.

And that is just the 1st announcement…

IRON MAIDEN ARENA SHOWS
Iron Maidens appearances at Soundwave are part of their Final Frontier World Tour and the band will also play two extra arena shows in Melbourne (Feb 23) and Sydney (Feb 24) prior to the start of Soundwave. For more details please
see below-

We promised our Australian fans in 2008 that it would not take too long to return and we are delighted to have not only kept our promise but also to be headlining Australias greatest Metal Festival, Soundwave, along with a couple of arena shows beforehand to rev up the batteries!! To say that we are greatly looking forward to this is a major understatement, with so many great bands in the Soundwave line up this promises to be one hell of an event!! – Bruce Dickinson
WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

MELBOURNE, HISENSE ARENA

www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY
SYDNEY, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Special presales will be available to Maiden fan club members from Tuesday
10 August Midday to Wednesday 11 August 5pm go to www.ironmaiden.com
for more details.
General Public on sale: Thursday 12 August, 9am.

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL VENUES AND DATES

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011
SATURDAY 26 BRISBANE, RNA SHOWGROUNDS
SUNDAY 27 SYDNEY, EASTERN CREEK RACEWAY
FRIDAY 4 MELBOURNE, SHOWGROUNDS
SATURDAY 5 ADELAIDE, BONYTHON PARK
MONDAY 7 PERTH, STEEL BLUE OVAL

To be eligible for the Soundwave Festival members pre sale you must be
registered as a member on the Festival website www.soundwavefestival.com


Soundwave members pre sale:
Tuesday 17 August 9am, Brisbane
Wednesday 18 August 9am, Sydney
Thursday 19 August 9am, Melbourne
Friday 20 August 9am, Adelaide and Perth

General Public on sale: Thursday 26 August, 9am
through Soundwave Festival & www.ticketek.com.au Related:
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ARIA Chart News, w/c 9 November 2009

Ke$ha takes out top spot on ARIA Singles and Digital Track Chart as Foo Fighters blast to No.1 on ARIA Album Chart…

US pop starlet Ke$ha blitzes the ARIA Singles Chart this week with her smash hit “Tik Tok”, knocking The Black Eyed Peas from the top of the chart to land her first individual ARIA No.1 single. She hit No.1 on the singles chart earlier this year as a featured artist on Flo Rida‘s “Right Round”, which spent a huge seven weeks at the top back in February, March and April. The Foo Fighters claim their fourth Australian No.1 album on the ARIA Album Chart with the debut of their highly anticipated “Greatest Hits”. The first Foo Fighters album to debut at peak position was “One By One” in October 2002, followed by “In Your Honour” which lasted five weeks at the summit in 2005, and most recently “Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace” which held the top spot for a week in October 2007.
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Interview with Michael Amott of Arch Enemy – Root of All Evil Tour, November 2009

Arch EnemyMichael Amott (MA) of Arch Enemy talks with our Hannah Collins (HC) – Root of All Evil Tour, November 2009.

HC: So let’s get right into it shall we?
The Root of All Evil, I had a listen to the pre-release, and it’s a great compilation album. Why did you guys decide to take songs from the first three albums, Black Earth, Stigmata and Burning Bridges to re-vamp rather than creating new material for the latest release?

MA: Um well, putting it in perspective, the original idea came from the fans really, because the first three records that we made, the ones you just mentioned, were done with another singer. We had another bass player on two of them, so we didn’t have a stable line up on those first three albums, and it was a very different styled singer. But then Angela Joined for the fourth Album and with Sharlee on base and Daniel on drums, it was just a solid thing with me and by brother on Guitars and we started talking heavily about the fourth album, and that line up’s now how people know us. Over the years we talked and released our albums, and you know, well, this is the definitive line up of Arch Enemy, that we have right now, and the very early Albums have kind of dated into obscurity basically.
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Slayer and Megadeth Tour Australia October 2009 – Double Dragon as support for National Tour

Adelaide’s Double Dragon have scored the national support spot for the upcoming Slayer/Megadeth Australian tour. Shows are now sold out for Sydney at the Hordern Pavilion and Adelaide Thebarton Theatre. Others are selling fast so get in now to catch this classic double header!

Megadeth   Talk about a mind-blowing double-header. Slayer and Megadeth – two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – will perform together for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand when they co-headline six shows in October.
SLAYER - 2009

Both Slayer and Megadeth have recently emerged from the recording studio with brand new albums – Slayer‘s World Painted Blood, due out later this year, and Megadeth‘s Endgame set for a September 11th release.

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