Words and Pics: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
With a line waiting out front that stretched around the corner and up the street, there was no question tonight’s show with US metal bands Whitechapel and Devildriver was going to be a brutal one. While it’s unfortunate that most of those people would miss the opening act due to the HiFi’s super slow entry process (to the extent that the tour manager would have to delay Whitechapel’s start time until everyone was allowed in well past 9pm), Whitechapel and Devildriver no doubt made every single punter in the full room forget about any annoying delays.
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DEVILDRIVER have been slaying their way across the USA in a string of sold out shows with the irrepressible WHITECHAPEL in tow. These two titans have joined forces and will be bringing their pure metal forces to Australia in September.
While many bands in the modern era are already withering away, DEVILDRIVER have proven to mutate, grow stronger, deadlier and more immortal. DEVILDRIVER conjure genuine chaos and make it beautifully brutal in their crushing live performances. Who can forget their now legendary appearance at Download 2007, which arguably generated the biggest circle pit in history? Or any other live show they’ve played for that matter?
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||After fifteen years, six studio albums, ten million album sales, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzy swell of global success, few will argue that PLACEBO are among the world’s great rock bands. For the first time in three years the guys will be bringing their swag of hits to the Soundwave stages in 2010.
ANTHRAX redefined metal in the ’80s, stressing anger, speed, and emotional intensity over big hair and power ballads. After a stunning performance at the Sonisphere festival a huge campaign was waged by the fans to get John Bush back on vocals. We can proudly announce that John will indeed be fronting Anthrax for their Soundwave performances and this will surely have the bands faithful frothing at the mouth!
Motion City Soundtrack, Shinedown, Set Your Goals, Enter Shikari and Closure In Moscow will also be joining the already massive bill.
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One of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the pyramids have baffled archaeologists as to how those huge chunks of rock were assembled together some 2500 years ago.
||Following its most successful year, we are hoping that in years from now, folks will look at the 2010 Soundwave line‐up and wonder how so much ROCK from around the world was assembled together in 5 cities across Australia.
For 2010 Soundwave have enticed one of rock’s all time legendary artists, FAITH NO MORE; and one of today’s most talented and intriguing bands, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE to top the bill. Joining them will be indie legends and festival kings JANES ADDICTION, the kings of dark punk AFI and one of the hottest bands in the world, PARAMORE.
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