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the AU interview at Soundwave: Of Mice and Men (California) talk new songs and upcoming headline tours

American metalcore outfit Of Mice & Men have recently been in Australia debuting their latest album Restoring Force at Soundwave Festival and sideshows all around the country. the AU review’s Larry Heath caught up with the five-piece in Brisbane and spoke about the reception they’ve had so far: “I’m getting to play these new songs literally all over the world… It’s such a rewarding experience to be able to come up here and play [the new album] at night and see the crowd singing the new songs louder than our old ones.”

Photo Gallery: Soundwave Festival [Day 2 Part 2] - Sydney Olympic Park (01.03.15)

The final part of our photo coverage of Soundwave Festival Day 2. Artists include Escape The Fate, Judas Priest, Slash, Of Mice And Men, Butcher Babies, Slipknot (pictured above), The Smashing Pumpkins and Fall Out Boy. Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: Soundwave Festival (Day 1) - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (28.02.15)

Soundwave, the undeniable king of summer festivals, has stepped it up a notch this year with the expansion of two days and a vertible slay of headliners including Slipknot, Faith No More, Slash, The Smashing Pumpkins, and the finest undercard for quite a few years.

Live Review: Of Mice and Men + Atreyu + The Devil Wears Prada - The Factory Theatre, Sydney (25.02.15)

There were nostalgic memories of my teenage years as I stepped into the Factory Theatre on Wednesday night for one of the many Sidewaves happening in Sydney. The venue filled up quickly and once the lights dimmed, I knew that the madness would commence in a matter of minutes. Making an extravagant entrance, The Devil Wears Prada stood on stage with so much pride. Sensing from the infectious energy that reflected upon their stance as a band, there was no way any of them could sit still. Unclean vocalist, Mike, leapt on stage so fiercely and so passionately that it was honestly second nature to him. Atmospheric for the most part, it was confronting to see a band lose their shit across stage. But there was no way in hell anybody was getting in their way.

the AU interview: Valentino Artegea of Of Mice and Men (USA) gives scope on "Broken Generation" and journey with band.

With Soundwave Festival fast approaching this weekend, Of Mice & Men are ready to set foot on Australian soil and tear the stage with their electrifying metalcore tunes. With the recent release of their music video for “Broken Generation”, as well as their latest full length album Restoring Force, the band's drummer Valentino Artegea talked to us about technology and how it has revolutionised communication, his relationship with the band and appreciation to how much they have grown in their music and as individuals.

Album News Weekly: 11th February 2015

In This Issue: Soundwave is approaching so get ready for some heavier releases heading your way with the likes of Of Mice & Men. And before the rest of you bury your heads, there's still plenty of indie, acoustic and electric sounds to discover, with even a little something for the old school and surfers check it out!

Of Mice & Men team up with Atreyu and The Devil Wears Prada for Soundwave sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne!

This is gonna be a big'n. A triple headliner comprising of Of Mice & Men, Atreyu and The Devil Wears Prada will be hitting venues in Sydney and Melbourne soon, with all three bands out in Australia for Soundwave. All three bands have been dominating on live stages around the world, and we can't wait to see the energy they bring to club venues when they're not slaying at Soundwave around the country!

Faith No More, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson and Slipknot lead 2015 Soundwave announcement.

Soundwave promised to be huge in 2015 and with this morning's delivery, it certainly delivered! Now set to be held over two days in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, a massive line up of international and Australian artists have been announced, with one set two play the first day and another to play the second. Leading the line up is the likes of Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot and Slash for both days, while Marilyn Manson makes his return, along with the likes of Lamb of God, All Time Low and Of Mice & Men.

Bring Me The Horizon touring with Of Mice and Men and Crossfaith in October.

With their new album Sempiternal delivering more than A-grade results for Bring Me The Horizon, a success that quietened any naysayers and doubters, the band has now announced that they'll be bringing their punishing music to Australia for a headline tour! It'll be a Soundwave reunion of sorts, with Of Mice and Men and Crossfaith set to support BMTH on all Australian dates - this is a monster bill of bands not to be missed! Tickets are on sale now.

Photo Gallery: Soundwave - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (23.02.13)

The Soundwave Festival kicked off at Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds for another huge year with headliners Metallica. Heath Carney was there to catch all the action.