Category: Features

Marcus Siepen of Blind Guardian

Marcus Siepen of Blind Guardian

“There will be some surprises and I think in the end it will be a very good mix for everybody.  The good thing I can tell you is the set list will be different every night.!” Returning in 2010 with their latest epic album At The Edge Of Time, Blind Guardian have once again stamped themselves as the leading power […]

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Ryan Richards of Funeral For A Friend

Ryan Richards of Funeral For A Friend

“It’s the tightest we’ve ever been and that in itself is quite special, so anyone that’s seen us before that comes out to one our shows will see us at our best and the best we’ve ever been.” Almost ten years in the business, countless tours, five albums with their newest being the amazing Welcome Home Armageddon released earlier this […]

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Fred Mascherino of Terrible Things

Fred Mascherino of Terrible Things

“The last time I was there, it was probably the most positive, fun tour that Taking Back Sunday ever had for me.  The idea of coming back is something I am really looking forward to.” The bands Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria will be known to most people, however how many of you have heard of Terrible Things, […]

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Hyro Da Hero

Hyro Da Hero

“It took a girl breaking up with me to really take the rock n roll, because I wanted to scream at her, so I took a rap and mixed it with rock and screamed on it and gave it to her.  That’s what started my whole rock adventure…” Hyro Da Hero is a rapper from Houston, Texas (now based in […]

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Colin MacDonald of The Trews

Colin MacDonald of The Trews

“We’re an eclectic rock band, there’s something for everybody, it’s a melodic, hooky, heavy, meaty, beaty, big and bouncy…” The Trews have been around for the best part of 10 years and kicking ass and taking names in their home country of Canada.  The crime against humanity is that they should be doing it all over the world, and it […]

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Human Furnace of Ringworm

Human Furnace of Ringworm

“It’s kind of strange to be honest as we’re used to just flying under the radar so often and just continuing doing what we do and it seems that it’s just coming around full circle and people are starting to get it.” Ringworm, hailing from the Cleveland hardcore scene and with a name the band would never thought would stick […]

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Bernie Shaw of Uriah Heep

Bernie Shaw of Uriah Heep

“Mick and Phil and Trevor as writers, have still got lots of creativity left in them.  It’s like trying to tell Picasso, sorry mate you have to stop painting because you are too old.  It’s in their blood, writers write, musicians play music…” Uriah Heep’s unique, progressive, classic rock sound has made them a mainstay of the rock circuit for […]

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Suze DeMarchi of Baby Animals

Suze DeMarchi of Baby Animals

“It’s Rock, some of it is, some of it’s not rock, that’s always the case. We’ve always had a bit of both you know…” 20 years ago The Baby Animals burst onto the Australian music scene and took it by storm. With hit after hit from their debut self titled album, selling 8 x platinum, numerous awards and what turned […]

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Work Of Art

Work Of Art

We feel that this record could appeal to people who thought Artwork was a little to “soft”, but still we think that those who liked Artwork maybe will like In Progress too! My personal belief is that this kind of music really could appeal to a lot more people, given airplay on radio and TV. Work Of Art – well the Swedish bands second album In […]

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Matt Carroll of Make Do And Mend

Matt Carroll of Make Do And Mend

“Definitely it’s an exciting time for me, as since I was a kid I loved music and wanted to be in a band, so it’s cool now to be able to say, “I play in a band, that’s what I do, nothing else”.  For Boston based Make Do And Mend, August 26th marks the official release date of their debut […]

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Chris Edwards of Kasabian

Chris Edwards of Kasabian

“We love it (Australia) and it is a place we feel like we are just turning the corner.  We have introduced ourselves and given a little handshake, now we are ready to have a few beers and get the party started you know…..” Kasabian.  Is the band that formed in 1999 in Leicester, England, now the biggest rock band in […]

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Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet

Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet

“I didn’t think it was going to go past 6 months!  Back then I was just doing it as a labour of love, I loved it.  I never expected anyone to understand the mutant ramblings of a person that just loves psychedelic and hard rock music……” For the second time in 2011, Monster Magnet will be hitting Australian shores.  This […]

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Christian McAhalney of Anberlin

Christian McAhalney of Anberlin

“We always have the best time, the shows are amazing, the people are amazing so it’s just an important market for us.  For anywhere else in the world, Australia is like our home away from home…….” It’s just one of those special relationships, Anberlin and Australia that is.  Whilst Anberlin guitarist Christian McAlhaney tries to explain it in our interview […]

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Michael Paynter

Michael Paynter

“I think people are really concerned about knowing who you are as an artist and seeing and hearing a continuity between what I am saying in my songs and representing myself as a person….” Michael Paynter, Melbourne singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and the man I have seen silence a room on many occasions with the mere sound of his voice […]

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Travis Clark of We The Kings

Travis Clark of We The Kings

“One of the songs on the record called Say You Like Me, I actually wrote about a girl in Queensland who literally won me over.  Like every girl there is so incredible, their accents are amazing, they’re so beautiful and so much fun to hang out with…..” Delivering a much needed dose of sunny summer vibes during what has been […]

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Tower City

Tower City

“Thanks for making us feel special at this moment in time. This is why we are doing this. We hope we don’t disappoint!  And, we truly appreciate you more than you know…..” Tower City, the American trio who formed in 1988 and best known for their album ‘A Little Bit Of Fire’ which has a cult following amongst AOR loving […]

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Haydn Ing of Calling All Cars

Haydn Ing of Calling All Cars

“This time we knew what to expect and were way more prepared, things like experimenting with tones and sounds and we just had way more fun with it….” For Melbourne’s Calling All Cars, the second half of 2011 is destined to be an action packed number of months.  New album Dancing With A Dead Man was just released last Friday […]

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Telle of The Word Alive

Telle of The Word Alive

“We bring a lot of energy and a lot of that is my job to try and pump up the crowd and get them involved!  So long as Australia is down to moving around, I think we are going to get along just great!…” Like many bands on the Soundwave Revolution lineup, The Word Alive find themselves in the enviable […]

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Matt Thiessen of Relient K

Matt Thiessen of Relient K

“I feel like Australians that dig our music are pretty awesome people haha!  We love coming over and playing and we’re surprised people dig us so far from home, but the demand is there for us to keep coming back and we hope that doesn’t change…” Relient K may need introducing to some here in Australia, but for those who […]

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Rusty of Electric Mary

Rusty of Electric Mary

“BETTER THAN THE RECORD. MANIC. VERY LOUD AND EXTREMELY BRASH….” The Aussie classic rock behemoth that is Electric Mary have just released their latest studio offering titled Long Time Coming. For those of you that have not seen Electric Mary do what they do best and that’s play live…the DVD that also comes part of the Long Time Coming release […]

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Chandler Mogel of Outloud

Chandler Mogel of Outloud

“If you’re into ROCK, then you’ll find something to like with our latest album.  From arena rock, to riff-laden metal, to modern-ish rock, to power ballads, to AOR / melodic rock, it’s all there, all encompassed by the style and sound that is OUTLOUD….” Forming in 2008, Outloud blasted onto the melodic rock scene with their debut album We’ll Rock You […]

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Par Sundstrom of Sabaton

Par Sundstrom of Sabaton

“We had the chance to play on the actual battlefield in Poland where we sung the song 40:1, exactly 70 years on the hour of the battle. That was really magical, there was about 10,000 people that came to see the performance…” Swedish epic power metal superstars Sabaton are soon set to release the first ever live album, World War […]

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Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup

Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup

“It’s funny, songs and albums are like your children, you have certain ones that are your favourites on certain days and you have to make sure to buy them the same sized Christmas presents, you know.  This album (Fishin’ For Woos) though for me is one of the ones I am most proud of…” Bowling For Soup (or BFS for […]

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Jepha Howard of The Used

Jepha Howard of The Used

“I can’t wait to hear once everyone is done with their parts completely and the whole thing is mixed, because mixing makes or breaks things for me, so I am really hopeful.  But as of now, it’s the best thing we’ve ever done by far, without a doubt..” It’s been a few years now since The Used released arguably their […]

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David Blaise of This Providence

David Blaise of This Providence

“It’s the best situation for us to come over and meet the fans and new people who have never heard of our band.  Soundwave have so far been amazing at taking care of us, I’ve never been part of a Festival that has been so organised.  So we are extremely thankful and couldn’t ask for more really…” For pop rock […]

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Rikki of Sister

Rikki of Sister

For all you Swedish sleaze rock loving people out there, then Sister are a band you need to get onto pronto, that is, if they haven’t already found you!  With their debut album Hated  dropping a few weeks ago, Sister are armed and ready to join the likes of Crashdiet and Hardcore Superstar leading the charge of the Swedish sleaze […]

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Jeff Martin – Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Celebration

Jeff Martin – Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Celebration

Now into it’s 9th year, this year the annual Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin Celebration will arguably  see it’s biggest performance, with an impressive lineup of performers and shows in nearly every capital city.  Under the direction of the shows mastermind Joseph Calderazzo, those attending can expect to hear well over 2 hours of Led Zeppelin classics performed in ways never […]

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Dirk Sauer of Edguy

Dirk Sauer of Edguy

“I remember one girl that was singing on the album didn’t want to sing it as they were bad words, so she denied to sing the bad stuff haha!” Age Of The Joker, the new album from German metal masters Edguy due out on August 26th is sure to be one of the most talked about metal releases in 2011, as […]

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Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & The Damned Things

Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & The Damned Things

“I love The Damned Things because I get to sing a lot more which I love doing, but then playing shows with Every Time I Die is unparalleled, the energy there, you can’t ask for a better interaction with crowds than we get when we play club shows….” Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley is certainly going to be […]

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Alex Band

Alex Band

“There’s that fear of people not caring anymore since I was stuck in that label mess for years and the fear of failing. But neither were really fears I let come true to life. After all I went through to get to this point, failing isn’t an option and I’m working my ass off to show the world who I […]

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