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Posted 6 Mar 2014 @ 12:41pm
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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...

Posted 24 Feb 2014 @ 9:39am
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“I am indescribably excited!” enthuses Jake Pelzi, lead vocalist for Castro Valley, California based, self proclaimed ‘lifecore’ band Defiler, of his band’s upcoming, first ever trip to Australia, and appearance at the Soundwave Festival. “We’ve wanted to come to Australia ever since we started the band,” he continues, “and now that it’s finally happening I just want to jump up and do back...

Posted 18 Feb 2014 @ 6:29pm
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Horns up motherfuckers! Soundwave is just around the corner and the 2014 playing times have now been revealed, featuring a tasty three hour slot for headliners Green Day.

 

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Posted 17 Feb 2014 @ 10:18am
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Whitechapel have cancelled their upcoming Australian tour.

 

A statement from the band reads: “Whitechapel unfortunately have to withdraw from upcoming visits to New Zealand and Australia due to the death of an immediate family member. The band apologies to promoters and the fans for any inconvenience caused and asks for understanding at this time.” 

Posted 11 Feb 2014 @ 2:21pm
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Byron Bay is perhaps chiefly thought of as a hub for laidback hippies and sunbrowned surfers, but in recent years it’s also become a breeding ground for some of the country’s most formidable metalcore music. Following the world-conquering lead of hometown heroes Parkway Drive, Byron five-piece In Hearts Wake have set their sights high with latest single Skydancer.

 

“The lyrics...

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