After becoming favourite on the 2012 Soundwave tour, England's Enter Shikari have announced their return to the country with a tour scheduled for September. Touring their third album A Flash Flood of Colour, the Enter Shikari lads have been gathering immense acclaim for their powerful and innovative live shows; to see this band perform live is a truly unique experience for any rock fan.
The dark and relatively intimate Billboards filled up pretty early in the night for these three bands, and the excitement from the crowd was high from the very beginning...
As you will read on, you'll find out that I can't categorise St. Alban's four-piece Enter Shikari at all. For a band who've been smashing stages worldwide since their first release Take To The Skies, they're still constantly adding and playing around with different musical elements which set them apart from their other post-hardcore counterparts.
With just two months before Soundwave 2012 kicks off, the killer sidewaves have been announced and they don't disappoint. Marilyn Manson, Mastadon, Lamb Of God, Machine Head, Lostprophets and Enter Shikari.
MARILYN MANSON with COAL CHAMBER, WEDNESDAY 13 and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY
BRISBANE, EATON HILL HOTEL – Licensed A/A
www.oztix.com.au 136 100
WEDNESDAY 29 FEBRUARY
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.