Sidewaves 2015

  • Ministry, Godflesh – Sydney, Metro Theatre 27/02/15
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    Ministry, Godflesh – Sydney, Metro Theatre 27/02/15

    Ministry at the Metro – now that’s a gig Australian fans were not going to turn down. They almost toured a decade ago but cancelled weeks out from their shows, breaking fans hearts everywhere, so this sold-out show was a real treat. Especially for those of us who had given up on ever seeing them

  • Lamb Of God, Killer Be Killed – Sydney, Metro Theatre 26/02/15
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    Lamb Of God, Killer Be Killed – Sydney, Metro Theatre 26/02/15

    In a week chock-full of Soundwave sideshow goodness, the double whammy of Lamb Of God and Killer Be Killed was another gig promising a strong dose of heavy metal. With four consecutive nights of multiple Sydney Sidewaves, who doesn’t love this time of year? Shiny new supergroup Killer Be Killed comprise a jaw dropping line-up

  • Slash, Steel Panther – Melbourne, Festival Hall 26/02/15
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    Slash, Steel Panther – Melbourne, Festival Hall 26/02/15

    Rock icon Slash teamed up with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and fellow Sunset Strip survivors Steel PantherThursday night to deliver a fun-filled night of classic rock excellence and excess at Festival Hall. Taking the stage at the decidedly un-metal time of 7 PM, Steel Panther wasted no time capturing the crowd’s attention, signalling their

  • Review: Soundgarden – Sydney, Big Top Luna Park 26/02/15
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    Review: Soundgarden – Sydney, Big Top Luna Park 26/02/15

    When Soundgarden released Superunknown in 1994 it catapulted them to unbelievable stardom. Despite being the first grunge band to sign to a major label in the late 80s, it was only now that they started receiving mainstream success. Black Hole Sun and Spoonman were on commercial rotation, earning them a couple of Grammys. Girls everywhere

  • Smashing Pumpkins, Gerard Way – Melbourne, Festival Hall 23/02/15
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    Smashing Pumpkins, Gerard Way – Melbourne, Festival Hall 23/02/15

    Gerard Way was given the reins as the sole support at last night’s Smashing Pumpkins Soundwave Festival Sidewave, after Japanese pop-rockers One OK Rock were bumped from the bill. That meant a headline-length set, and it was an opportunity he grabbed onto with gusto. It was passionate, energetic and captivating performance in front of a

  • Smashing Pumpkins Announce Sidewave Supports And Venue Change
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    Smashing Pumpkins Announce Sidewave Supports And Venue Change

    Smashing Pumpkins have officially landed in Australia, and have now confirmed that Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance will support the band at their Soundwave 2015 sidewaves in Melbourne and Sydney, as will Japanese rockers and fellow Soundwave act One Ok Rock. Smashing Pumpkins’ Sydney sidewave has also seen a venue change. The Pumpkins’ Sydney

  • Animals As Leaders & Ne Obliviscaris Announce Joint Sidewave
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    Animals As Leaders & Ne Obliviscaris Announce Joint Sidewave

    American progressive metal band Animals As Leaders and Australian metal heroes Ne Obliviscaris have announced a joint Soundwave 2015 sidewave show in Sydney. Animals As Leaders have seen a meteoric rise to prominence since 2009, and will be backed by their latest album The Joy Of Motion when they’re in town for Soundwave in less

  • WIN: The Ultimate Steel Panther Sidewave Experience
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    WIN: The Ultimate Steel Panther Sidewave Experience

    Los Angeles tongue-in-cheek glam metal act Steel Panther are soon to grace our shores as a part of Soundwave 2015 and will play two joint Sidewaves with Guns N Roses riff-maker turned frontman Slash in Melbourne and Sydney this February. To celebrate our excitement for the Steel Panther invasion, we’ve got an exciting giveaway exclusively

  • Melbourne Hit With Exclusive Sidewaves “Extravaganza”
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    Melbourne Hit With Exclusive Sidewaves “Extravaganza”

    Melbourne has just won the Sidewave lottery. In what promises to be a week bigger than AJ Maddah’s Twitter addiction, the good people at Soundwave have announced an orgy of shows kicking off on Monday, February 23rd and running right through til Friday, February 27th, with kickarse bands playing every single night of the week.

  • WIN: The Ultimate Smashing Pumpkins Sidewave Experience
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    WIN: The Ultimate Smashing Pumpkins Sidewave Experience

    Smashing Pumpkins are finally heading back to Australia! On top of their headline sets at Soundwave 2015, Billy Corgan and co will headline their own shows at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Monday, 23rd February and at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Wednesday, 25th February. To celebrate the Pumpkins tour, and their new album Monuments To An

  • Ministry, Godflesh Sidewaves Announced
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    Ministry, Godflesh Sidewaves Announced

    Chicago industrial metal outfit Ministry and England’s Godflesh are the latest to join the Sidewave party today announcing two headlining sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney. The industrial rockers will play Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Tuesday 24th February followed by a headlining show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Friday 27th February. It’s been 20 years since

  • Fear Factory, Exodus And Terror Universal Team Up For Sidewaves
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    Fear Factory, Exodus And Terror Universal Team Up For Sidewaves

    The unholy trinity of Fear Factory, Exodus and Terror Universal will join forces for two monster Soundwave 2015 sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this month. The Sidewaves will hit Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Monday, February 23rd, and Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Wednesday, February 25th, in the week adjoining both cities’ instalments of the festival. The

  • All Time Low Sidewaves Announced
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    All Time Low Sidewaves Announced

    US pop punk rockers All Time Low have announced two Sidewaves in addition to their Soundwave 2015 sets, and will be playing alongside fellow pop punk act Fireworks for Sydney and Melbourne audiences this February, including one all ages show. The pop punk outfits will play The Hi-Fi in Melbourne on Wednesday 25th February and

  • Godsmack, Papa Roach, Nonpoint Sidewaves Announced
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    Godsmack, Papa Roach, Nonpoint Sidewaves Announced

    Alt metal acts Godsmack and Papa Roach have announced two extra sideshows while they’re in town for Soundwave 2015, and will be playing Sidewaves for Melbourne and Brisbane audiences this February alongside special guests Nonpoint. Godsmack, Papa Roach and Nonpoint will first play The Forum in Melbourne on Tuesday 24th February followed by a show

  • Falling In Reverse & Escape The Fate Announce ‘Bury The Hatchet’ Sidewaves
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    Falling In Reverse & Escape The Fate Announce ‘Bury The Hatchet’ Sidewaves

    Las Vegas outfits Falling In Reverse and Escape The Fate will be joining forces to bring two Bury The Hatchet Sidewaves to Melbourne and Sydney this February, along with with special guests The Color Morale. The hardcore outfits will bring their Bury The Hatchet show to Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Wednesday 25th February, followed by

  • New Found Glory, Bayside, The Wonder Years Sidewaves Announced
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    New Found Glory, Bayside, The Wonder Years Sidewaves Announced

    New Found Glory, Bayside and The Wonder Years will play joint sideshows in addition to their Soundwave Festival sets, announcing today two sidewaves, one each for Melbourne and Sydney this February. The trio of bands will play Melbourne’s Hi-Fi on Tuesday, 24th February followed by a show later in the week at Sydney’s Factory Theatre

  • Millencolin, The Vandals, The Interrupters Sidewaves Announced
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    Millencolin, The Vandals, The Interrupters Sidewaves Announced

    Punk legends Millencolin, The Vandals and The Interrupters will join forces and take to the stage for two Sidewaves in addition to their Soundwave 2015 sets, playing shows in Melbourne and Brisbane this February. The bands on the stacked punk bill will play Melbourne’s Hi Fi on Monday, 23rd February and will follow that up

  • Marilyn Manson, Apocalyptica, Deathstars Sidewaves Announced
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    Marilyn Manson, Apocalyptica, Deathstars Sidewaves Announced

    Marilyn Manson will play two extra shows in addition to his Soundwave 2015 sets, announcing today Sidewaves for Sydney and Brisbane this February alongside Finish cello-playing titans Apocalyptica and Swedish industrial rocker Deathstars. Manson, Apocalyptica and Deathstars will play Sydney’s Enmore Theatres on Wednesday 25th February and will take the stage at The Tivoli in

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