The final installment of the Soundwave Festival rolled into Claremont showgrounds delivering the biggest lineup of the summer. Featured on the bill were System Of A Down, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Alter Bridge, Machine Head, Bad Religion and more. We also said goodbye to local punk rockers Break Even and the legendary rock band Thursday who were performing their final ever shows. Stuart Sevastos was on the ground to capture the action of the day.
I think there’s a little part in all of us that has a soft spot for bands like Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Kiss and others. You know, those so-called ‘Cock-rock’ bands from the eighties with catchy tunes, gratuitous guitar solos and the best facial expression that have ever been. I’ve yet to see any band play songs like Jump, Livin’ on a Prayer, or I was made for lovin’ you and not get some sort of a sing-a-long happening.
The juggernaut that is Soundwave is here yet again, returning to Sydney's Showgrounds for the second year running. With a year to get themselves ready (you may recall the festival's move from Blacktown to Olympic Park was a rather last minute affair in 2011), the festival provided punters with an inspired new layout, jam packed lineup and a day that seemed to go off without hitch.
Welcome back for another week. As we get slightly further into 2012, the album releases from week to week just keep growing and this week’s edition is the biggest yet!
ALTER BRIDGE are fast becoming a rock juggernaut and are on the way to firmly placing themselves in the rock 'n' roll pantheon forever.
With 2 brilliant albums already under their belt ALTER BRIDGE has crafted one of the best rock records of recent time with AB III. In fact, it's a sprawling masterpiece that illuminates just how brilliant this band truly is, and it's going to make believers of the world.
Featuring a few of the cancelled Soundwave Revolution refugees and a slew of metal and rock bands (as well as one well-past-their-prime rap-rock band), the lineup for Soundwave 2012 has dropped and boy, it's a big one.