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.
Soundwave hits Adelaide on a perfect sunny day. With seven stages it was a feast of music. John Goodridge was there for the AU Review.
The best thing about this week is the all the sideshows following on from Soundwave. And as of late, the sideshows seem to be a better affair than some band's festival sets. Tonight had that air of being special. The Metro was near full even before they had time to set up the gear for the opening band and it would be the last chance for Sydneysiders to see Thursday play.
Pictured: The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Thursday may well be the heart on the sleeve of an entire generation, and in 2012 they celebrate both ten years since the release of their now seminal record "Full Collapse", and the end of their groundbreaking career. The heartbeat himself, Geoff Rickly, took the time to speak with us ahead of their last-ever shows as a band, on our very own shores.
Get ready for an amazing line-up of tours as Sidewaves announces acts including Devin Townsend, Angels & Airwaves, Raised Fist (Pictured), Unwritten Law and more!
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.