Category: Features

Calvin Roffey of The Smoking Hearts

Calvin Roffey of The Smoking Hearts

“Everyone’s got that album that they like to put on before going out, I know I do, you know to get yourself ready before a big night, we wanted to create that album for everyone and I think we have.” When The Smoking Hearts release their rambunctious collection of rock n roll that make up their new album Victory!, indeed […]

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Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend

Over the last 20 years, there have been very few that have amassed such a prolific, diverse and mind blowing collection of releases as Devin Townsend.  Whether it be from first singing with Steve Vai, through to Strapping Young Lad, a plethora of solo releases and most recently four Devin Townsend Project releases, every single one of them has pushed […]

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Vidar Landa of Kvelertak

Vidar Landa of Kvelertak

“We’re really looking forward to finally seeing them and coming over, we’ve had a month off so we’re definitely stoked and really full of energy.  We’re just really ready to come and play so it’s going to be really good.” From Bio: Kvelertak shamelessly draw inspiration from every corner of something that could fit into their idea of good hard-hitting […]

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Daniel Davison of Underoath

Daniel Davison of Underoath

“It’s usually a wild, crazy, energetic kind of show, I’m not sure what we’ll be able to do production wise as I assume we’ll be playing in the afternoon so it’ll be a little bit stripped down from our normal club shows but it should be just as energetic and hopefully entertaining.” From Bio: For the six men in UNDEROATH, […]

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Jesse Leach of Times Of Grace

Jesse Leach of Times Of Grace

When Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach got back together and released a new album under the banner of Times Of Grace, titled The Hymn Of A Broken Man, as Jesse explained himself, not even they themselves could have anticipated the level of interest worldwide in the band.  Not just in terms of the […]

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Alex Suarez of Cobra Starship

Alex Suarez of Cobra Starship

“We like to party a lot so we will be looking forward to that.  I think we are just going to try and embrace the diversity of the festival and see what happens.” With their recent album Night Shades and hit singles such as You Make Me Feel and Middle Finger blazing a trail on the charts worldwide, Cobra Starship […]

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Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble

Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble

“Live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d pelvis-pushin’ juke music… when the buzz tells you they’re near, get to them…and be prepared to be moved.”  Well Australia, did you hear the buzz last week?  Well you could be excused if you didn’t as the boys in Vintage Trouble made a super flying visit to Australia for a handful of shows in Sydney, so flying […]

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Rick Price

Rick Price

Official press release “Australian singer/songwriter Rick Price has walked the journey many musicians’ dreams are made of.  From the very beginning, as a nine year old and the youngest member of his family’s band, music was Rick’s passion.  Since those humble yet defining days, set amongst the backdrop of country Queensland, the selftaught artist has forged an internationally praised and […]

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Erik Danielsson of Watain

Erik Danielsson of Watain

“Come with an open heart, that’s the main thing.  A lot of people often laugh and joke when they are confronted with something that is too much for them, and that’s fine, that’s a human thing to do, but I mean try.  Come to a Watain concert and try to take it for what it is, it’s a ceremony and […]

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Kevin Skaff of A Day To Remember

Kevin Skaff of A Day To Remember

“We’ve been writing for the new album since our last album pretty much, we just kinda never stop.  We have a bunch of material that we’re going to need a whole frickin year to go back and listen to, but hopefully we’ll be done by July or August and get that album released this year” A Day To Remember have […]

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Rob Rolfe of Enter Shikari

Rob Rolfe of Enter Shikari

” The thing is when we’ve got new material out we want to play nothing but the new material, but obviously a lot of our older fans are gonna want to hear the bigger old songs that they know and love as well, so it’s always a difficult one, especially at a festival where you only get a relatively short […]

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Rob Lee of Pulled Apart By Horses

Rob Lee of Pulled Apart By Horses

“We wanted to make sure there’s still a strong raw aspect to the band.  I guess really we are a live band foremost, that’s where we thrive really, and so it’s important to keep the recording spontaneous and quick in order to get that sense into the recording process.” Pulled Apart By Horses certainly took all before them in 2011, […]

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Nia Lovelis of Cherri Bomb

Nia Lovelis of Cherri Bomb

This time last year, L.A based, teenage all girl band Cherri Bomb hadn’t even released their EP, so probably the last thing they expected to be doing in 2012 was travelling to the other side of the world and playing Australia’s biggest rock and metal festival, Soundwave! 2011 was definitely a huge year for the band, releasing their EP Stark, […]

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Stuart Richardson of the Lostprophets

Stuart Richardson of the Lostprophets

“My big thing with this album, and I know it doesn’t sound anything like this, but I wanted us to make our AC/DC record.  Which is basically, let’s strip it down and be a ROCK band.  Let’s get rid of all the pretence, let’s really focus in and make a really tight 10 track record.” Having spent the best part […]

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John Campbell of Lamb Of God

John Campbell of Lamb Of God

  “Soundwave is a great festival and the line up this year is huge and you’re going to see a lot of bands and you’re going to see Lamb Of God up there trying to take the stage every night.” Lamb Of God are as Metal as Metal can be, with over fifteen years as a band and six albums […]

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Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

If you’re going to be a doctor, you’ve gotta go to school and have a degree for that.  To be a plumber, or an electrician, you need to have a license.  But the music business it’s like, who’s your manager…”oh it’s my buddy Jeff, or my buddy Scott”.  So what did they do, go to Harvard or go to Yale…”no […]

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Anthony Green Of Circa Survive

Anthony Green Of Circa Survive

Having formed in 2004, Circa Survive have certainly grown to be a remarkably adaptable band, having played with everyone from My Chemical Romance, Coheed & Cambria, Thrice and festivals as varied as Vans Warped to Coachella.  But that’s just all part of the appeal of Circa Survive and their much hailed live performances. Hitting Soundwave Festival next month, we chatted […]

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Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust

Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust

“You know a lot of people have been saying that it’s just building on what we’ve done in the past, it’s slightly different but it’s not a total departure.  It’s just kind of a progression I guess and that’s a pretty good feedback for me, that feels pretty good to hear someone say that to me.” From Bio: TOXIC HOLOCAUST […]

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Brian Dixon of Cathedral

Brian Dixon of Cathedral

“We haven’t played in Australia for I don’t know, thirteen years or so, apart from being a huge festival which is a great chance to come and visit your wonderful country and hopefully for our old fans to come and see us one last time.  They’ll be the very last shows, so Perth March 5th we finish is the very […]

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Greg Tribbett of HELLYEAH

Greg Tribbett of HELLYEAH

“I think Australians have a little higher level of craziness…I don’t know whether it’s the alcohol you’re feeding people down, you’re definitely crazier!” With a background in bands such as Pantera, Mudvayne and Nothingface, Hellyeah have two slammin’ metal albums under their belt and a third on the way in 2012, along with a third visit to Australia on the […]

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Max Cavalera of Cavalera Conspiracy

Max Cavalera of Cavalera Conspiracy

“I think it’s all about the energy in our show and everybody does the best they can and it doesn’t matter if we’re playing for ten people or ten thousand people we still have the same energy on every night.  No matter what and it’s a good time for the band, we’re coming out of an American tour that we […]

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Andrew Kitchen of Antiskeptic

Andrew Kitchen of Antiskeptic

              Official Press Release: “It’s been over three years since rock group Antiskeptic finished up after a ten year career that spanned a massive 1,000 shows nationally and internationally with bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, Millencolin, MxPx, Jebediah, Pacifier, Missy Higgins, Motor Ace, Bodyjar, Midnight Oil and Eskimo Joe as well as playing […]

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Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan

Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan are returning to Australia, this time for Soundwave Festival in 2012.  If you have seen them perform live before, then you will know what you are in for.  If you haven’t, then make it a priority and prepare yourself for power, intensity and a trail of destruction. With their last album Option Paralysis now over 18 […]

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Alan Day of Four Year Strong

Alan Day of Four Year Strong

“We’ve always wanted the same thing.  We just want to be a band and play music because it’s fun and that’s what we like to do!” From their formative years growing up in the thick of the Massachusetts hardcore scene, through to delivering their energetic mix of pop punk mixed with hardcore, Four Year Strong have been doing their thing […]

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Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish

Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish

Having released their most ambitious and diverse album yet with Dark Passion Play back in 2007, the big question was always going to be what Nightwish were going to come up with next?  Well that question has been answered with their new release Imaginaerum which takes Nightwish to a whole new level when you are talking about bombastic, symphonic, theatrical and […]

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Brandon & Alex of Conditions

Brandon & Alex of Conditions

“You’ll hopefully hear everything played well and like it is on the record rather that thinking who the hell is this, is this some terrible Conditions cover band!  You will probably see me, Brandon, fall off the stage, throw a mic or two, punch the air a lot.  You’ll see Alex throw his guitar down, who knows…we have a very […]

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Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses / Velvet Revolver

Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses / Velvet Revolver

“People don’t understand, they think you guys are out there and you’re making millions of dollars and flying around in private jets but there wasn’t always happiness, it was a discouraging time, because you wanted it to be… but I had no control, talk about lack of control, and I think that’s where the drugs and the alcohol came in […]

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Dave Welsh of The Fray

Dave Welsh of The Fray

The Fray are a band who you’d probably know, well at least you’d know a song or two or three.  Namely ‘Over My Head (Cable Car)’ , ‘You Found Me’ and the song that was pretty much everywhere for years ‘How To Save A  Life’ with it’s longevity due to it being used on Grey’s Anatomy, but that aside, The […]

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Dimitri Coats of OFF!

Dimitri Coats of OFF!

“Well, it’s not going to last that long, so you better get there on time or you are going to miss half the set!!  I think it’s going to be really intense, we’re a really good band you know…” With the sum of all parts including such legendary bands such Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Burning Brides, Red Kross and Rocket […]

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Francesco Artusato of All Shall Perish

Francesco Artusato of All Shall Perish

Returning to Australia for their second visit, Bay Area natives and exponents of deathcore, All Shall Perish will bring with them their brutal live show that is none better evidenced than the film clip for their latest single, Royalty Into Exile (watch below!!).  This years release This Is Where It Ends and the bands fourth, sees the band having unleashed […]

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