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SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL



For further information about this event, please visit the official Soundwave website!

And the 11th band to be announced for Soundwave 2016 is...

Making their first ever trip to Australia for Soundwave 2016 will be the "super group" who prefer to be labelled an "experience", Metal Allegiance. The group are the 11th to be announced as part of Soundwave's drip feed reveal, and features Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, Alex Sklonick of Testament, Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs, Phil Demmell of Machine Head and Mark Menghi.

Moose Blood are the 9th band confirmed for Soundwave 2015

Following standout performances at Reading and Leeds in the UK, Moose Blood have found themselves enjoying plenty of buzz with their mix of emo rock and pop-punk across their steady stream of EPs. And now they've got a new full length record in the form of I’ll Keep You In Mind From Time To Time which will be bringing them to Australia for the first time, as part of the Soundwave 2016 lineup!

Bring Me The Horizon is the seventh act confirmed for Soundwave 2016

As the dripping continues, Soundwave have secured Bring Me the Horizon to rock the festival next year, an announcement which coincides with their new album That's The Spirit being released today.

And the sixth artist confirmed for Soundwave 2016 is... Lordi!

The Soundwave Festival lineup is fast coming together, and now after Northlane were revealed earlier this week, today the festival continues their drip feed of the festival lineup with the addition of Finland's Metal warriors LORDI, in what is their first ever visit to Australian soil.

Refused is the fourth band confirmed for Soundwave 2016

As Soundwave continue to release their full line-up in a very steady, one-by-one fashion, legendary punk rockers Refused become the fourth band to join a list that already includes the likes of Bullet for my Valentine and Dead Letter Circus.

Failure to join Dead Letter Circus and Bullet For My Valentine at Soundwave 2016!

Soundwave Festival continues to drip feed us with the announcements for the 2016 event. Today the third band to feature at the festival has been announced - LA's Failure, the much loved group who recently from a 17-year hiatus to play a one off show that led them to record the recently released and critically acclaimed LP The Heart is A Monster.

Dead Letter Circus are the second act confirmed for Soundwave Festival 2016

In what seems something of a break from tradition, Brisbane four-piece Dead Letter Circus have been revealed today as the second band to play the iconic Soundwave Festival in 2016. Dead Letter Circus will join Bullet For My Valentine at the three date event, who were announced last week and the reveal comes hot off the heels of the release of their third LP Aesthesis (out now).

Bullet for My Valentine confirmed for Soundwave 2016!

Bullet for My Valentine have today been the first international act confirmed for Soundwave 2016! Coinciding with the release of their new album Venom today, Soundwave are stoked to break the news of the band's return to Australia. Of course, in 2016, Soundwave will only be touring to sites in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - the first year fans in South and Western Australia will be being left off the bill. Further announcements regarding next year's line up are still to come, but in the meantime, Bullet fans can anticipate some great times with the metal legends in January!

Under 18? Here are our five favourite festivals that cater to teens around Australia!


Photo Credit: John Goodridge, Falls Music & Arts Festival 2014

Who says over 18s should have all the music festival fun? Certainly not us. Which is why we’ve put together our top 5 underage festivals around Australia for you to add to your list of must-experience music events. From the Big Top at Luna Park, Sydney and the award-winning Bluesfest in Byron Bay to The Falls at Marion Bay in Tasmania – we’ve got everything (and everywhere) covered.

the AU at Soundwave: Twin Atlantic (Scotland) chat to us over an intense game of beer pong

Sam McTrusty and Ross McNae of Scottish four piece Twin Atlantic were recently down here touring with Soundwave and popped by the AU beer pong tournament backstage in Sydney to engage in a little competitive game. The classic drinking game lasted around 7 minutes until one finally beat the other, but not before they could fit in as much friendly trash talk as they could.

the AU interview at Soundwave: Chad and Jordan of New Found Glory (USA) on the violent video for "One More Round" and discovering new talent.

Here in part two of our two-part interview with Chad and Jordan of New Found Glory from Soundwave, the band talks about their upcoming violent video for song, "One More Round" and their imminent American Sleep When I Die tour. We chat about the creative process of video creation and the lyrics behind their aforementioned new single. We finish up as the band describes their passion for discovering new talent and why New Found Glory feels the need to pay it forward.

the AU interview at Soundwave: Terror Universal talk about their debut EP and future tour plans

Whether you love them or hate them, Terror Universal is a very memorable band! Decked out in various horror masks, the four-piece recently took the stage at Soundwave Festival but not before stopping for a quick chat. In this interview, Terror Universal talk about their new release and why they believe their music has caught on so fast: "We feel our songs are really easy to get into live, we have some catchy choruses and some just groovy stuff as well as some really brutal stuff. So I mean, people just seem to grab onto it immediately."

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.”

Festival Review: Soundwave Festival Sydney (Day 2) - Sydney Olympic Park (01.03.15)

Day 2 of Soundwave brought in more Sydney goers compared to Saturday’s festivities. With the lineup being catered to mainly pop punk fans as well as the metalheads too, it was riveting to see what the second day had in store. I liked the idea of spending my weekend at Soundwave; it was like taking a holiday by seeing your favourite bands live.

the AU interview at Soundwave: Fall Out Boy (Illinois) talks about their New Album, Slipknot and a Refusal to Sell Out!

In the second part of our interview with Fall Out Boy at Sydney’s Soundwave festival (you can check out the first part here), we speak to the band about the movie references in their new album’s title, American Beauty/American Psycho and they reveal a deeper hidden meaning beyond the cinematic allusion.