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Posted 20 Aug 2014 @ 8:12am

Soundwave have unveiled one of their biggest lineups yet.

 

Following the drip-feed of some of the lower-tier acts that festival promoter AJ Maddah wished to shine a spotlight on, today they've laid out their cards and released a huge lineup which spans...

Posted 4 Aug 2014 @ 8:20pm

Amidst apparent lineup leaks and rumours, Soundwave have begun to officially confirm the first bands that will grace the 2015 bill.

 

Soundwave will be announcing one band that will be appearing at their 2015 incarnation each evening this week. Stay tuned to Beat for more details on the lineup as they emerge.
 
Band #1 - Monday August 4: Ahead of the release of their...

Posted 30 Jun 2014 @ 9:15am

Soundwave is doubling up in 2015.

 

The news came via AJ Maddah's Twitter account, where he confirmed that the 2015 incarnation will take place over two days in each city. Maddah said that the expansion will give the festival organisers the opportunity "to minimise clashes; give bands longer sets, better staging, production & infrastructure".
 
It follows a...

Posted 3 Jun 2014 @ 12:32pm

Trying to get your break in the hardcore and metal scene? Leaps and Bounds Music Festival have teamed up with Music Victoria to present a not-to-be-missed workshop with some of Victoria's biggest players in the scene.

 

The Myth Behind The Riff will be moderated by Short.Fast.Loud radio host Stu Harvey, who launched the punk/metal/hardcore program in 2004 and will bring together...

Posted 6 Mar 2014 @ 12:41pm

Despite the tumultuous lead-up to Soundwave 2014 – tour cancellations from Desaparecidos, Megadeth and Stone Temple Pilots, and timetable clashes – the atmosphere at Flemington Racecourse was sparked with excitement when this reviewer arrived with her best friend in tow; crowds had pooled around stages in anticipation for the first act, while others had simply started their day by lounging on...

Posted 25 Feb 2014 @ 3:59pm

Richie Sambora has announced a last-minute Soundwave sideshow, with all profits going to charity.

 

For the first time in over ten years Australian fans will have the opportunity to see one of the most acclaimed musicians and singer-songwriters of our time performing material from his solo records with a few surprises thrown in. 

 

All profits from the show will go...

Posted 25 Feb 2014 @ 9:52am

“It's a really fun day out, I love it,” says Sid Glover. Glover plays guitar in one of the masses of bands touring with the Soundwave Festival this year – English metal outfit Heaven's Basement – and he's trying to describe just how it feels to be part of a big festival. “It can be a bit hectic. Nobody knows what the fuck is going on, but once you're on stage...you love it. I love it.”

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Posted 24 Feb 2014 @ 7:57pm

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have announced a sideshow to accompany their appearance at this year’s Soundwave Festival. 

 

Playing on battered old pawn shop instruments, the group record their tales onto broken eight track tape machines, the result being a strange and dark journey, the perfect soundtrack to old horror films.

Posted 24 Feb 2014 @ 9:05pm

There’s a scene in High Fidelity where record store clerk Dick is telling love interest Annaugh about his belief that Green Day are directly influenced by Belfast punks Stiff Little Fingers. He throws on the band’s seminal debut album Inflammable Material and a patron from across the store unwittingly asks, “Is this the new Green Day?”

 

Dick and Annaugh share a smirk and it’s a...

Posted 24 Feb 2014 @ 4:46pm

For over 27 years, former Pantera and current Down vocalist Phil Anselmo bruised himself for metal. Broke bones for metal. For four fraught minutes, even died for metal. In 2014, Phil and his many scars are celebrating anniversaries left, right and centre. "I guess it makes me feel old," he starts.

 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Pantera's Far Beyond Driven, the first...

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