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Cancelled Soundwave Festival owes millions to 2015 performing bands

Posted by on December 18, 2015

It hasn’t been a week since Soundwave Festival started limping on their tracks and hinted about not doing another edition next in 2017, which ended up turning true and even cancelled their 2016 edition due to lack of ticket sales. We have seen that story before with Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival here in the US except […]

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Steve Carell, Jim Carrey get metal treatment from Monuments

Posted by on February 5, 2015

If the Internet and social media have taught us one thing, it’s that people can come up with just about any idea in the name of making humorous viral video. Musicians, or otherwise, are no exception. British progressive metal/djent band Monuments toured North America with Devin Townsend Project and Animals As Leaders last fall, and will begin their 2015 touring […]

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Australia’s Big Day Out Festival canceled for 2015

Posted by on June 26, 2014

Australia’s largest music festival, Big Day Out, has gotten some new owners – who have cancelled the event for 2015. C3 Presents, who book and promote Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, are now the sole owner of the event. Co-owner AJ Maddah, who runs Soundwave and bought into Big Day Out last year, sold his share […]

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The Amity Affliction talk about ‘Let the Ocean Take me,’ American and Australian stereotypes

Posted by on April 29, 2014

Australian metalcore standard-bearers The Amity Affliction have come a long way in a little bit of time. Their last album, 2012’s Chasing Ghosts, debuted at #1 in Australia, and was their debut album on Roadrunner Records here in the States. Currently on tour with Blessthefall, and with their new album, Let the Ocean Take Me, coming out […]

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This Phil Anselmo/GWAR backstage bonding moment is touching

Posted by on March 25, 2014

Yesterday, Phil Anselmo posted a video taken backstage last month at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney, Australia. In the minute-long clip, Anselmo, GWAR’s Dave Brockie and Brent Purgason, Satyricon’s Satyr and Frost and Volbeat’s Michael Poulson headbang to Slayer’s “Angel of Death” in Down’s dressing room. There’s nothing that special about it initially, in fact, […]

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Vision Of Disorder’s Tim Williams Performs With Duff McKagan’s Loaded

Posted by on March 6, 2013

Festivals outside of the country have all the fun. Case in point, this year’s Soundwave Festival that took place in Perth, Australia this past Sunday. There, Vision of Disorder’s Tim Williams joined Duff McKagan’s Loaded to sing “You’re Crazy” from Appetite For Destruction. He’s definitely got the Axl shriek down, and if it’s not the most […]

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What Does Slayer Look Like Playing With Only Two Original Members? Let’s Watch

Posted by on February 25, 2013

By now we’re all caught up on the drama that imploded last week surrounding Slayer and Dave Lombardo. And on Saturday (February 23), Slayer performed at Soundwave’s stop in Brisbane, Australia with Jon Dette on drums and Exodus’ Gary Holt continuing to fill in for Jeff Hanneman (who is still sidelined courtesy of a nasty […]

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