California hardcore kings Of Mice & Men will do two special Sidewaves in Melbourne and Sydney next month to coincide with their visit for Soundwave 2013.
The band are promising to play plenty of thunderous material from their self-titled debut and their most recent album The Flood, which was released in mid-2011 and received a deluxe re-issue last year.
Rock Sound described The Flood as an album “which sees them bursting out of the gate in a flurry of raging guitars, tinnitus-inducing double kicks and unrestrained abandon, only to segue into triumphantly soaring melodic glory at the drop of a hat… a truly memorable, hip-shaking face-breaker of epic proportions.”
Joining the band as special guests for the shows are Salt Lake City deathcore stars Chelsea Grin, whose most recent record My Damnation has been described as “fucking wild, chaotic, and frantic” by Amp Magazine. Maintaining the international flavour, and rounding out the bill, is hotly-hyped UK metalheads While She Sleeps, who received rave reviews for their debut album This Is the Six last year.
Tickets for this blistering Sidewave go on sale Thursday, 17 January at 9am.
Of Mice & Men, Chelsea Grin and While She Sleeps Sidewaves – February 2013:
Tuesday, 26th February
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Wednesday, 27th February
The Factory, Sydney