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Sat 28th February

Check out all the action from Soundwave 2015 in Melbourne. All photos shot by Kane Hibberd & Ben Gunzburg

News
Sat 28th February

A extra touch of Hollywood came to Brisbane tonight when Johnny Depp joined MARILYN MANSON on stage in front of a packed house at the Tivoli. Naturally, the internet exploded.

News
Fri 27th February

Here we are! Find out which bands will be at the Signing Tent!
Brisbane Day 1

The important information!
Buy tickets from the Signing Tent when you arrive. Note that some bands will sell out very quickly.
The $2 you pay goes to charity, so it's all for a great cause.
Tickets - Strictly 1 per person (per session) - in other words, you can buy 1 ticket to as many signings as you want.
Note there are no photos WITH bands. We have strictly allocated times and sell tickets based on those times. You can of course take photos of the band.

BOOKMARK THIS ARTICLE FOR UPDATES

News
Fri 27th February

Here we are! Find out which bands will be at the Signing Tent!
Sydney Day 1

The important information!
Buy tickets from the Signing Tent when you arrive. Note that some bands will sell out very quickly.
The $2 you pay goes to charity, so it's all for a great cause.
Tickets - Strictly 1 per person (per session) - in other words, you can buy 1 ticket to as many signings as you want.
Note there are no photos WITH bands. We have strictly allocated times and sell tickets based on those times. You can of course take photos of the band.

BOOKMARK THIS ARTICLE FOR UPDATES

News
Fri 27th February

Some of the biggest ROCK and METAL stars tell Channel V what they think of SOUNDWAVE!

News
Fri 27th February

Check out all the action from Soundwave 2015 in Adelaide. All photos shot by Krista Melsom & Jade Elliott

News
Fri 27th February

Just in time for Soundwave, APOCALYPTICA have unveiled the new video for 'Cold Blood' from the forthcoming album 'Shadowmaker'

Spotlight Artist
Wed 25th February

Our new Spotlight Artist is the ear bleeding TERROR UNIVERSAL. Their debut EP is ready for OUR NOW via 3Wise and their first single is available for a free download from their website. Don't forget to grab a copy of the EP before seeing them destroy the stages at SOUNDWAVE 2015!

News
Wed 25th February

SIT BACK IT’S TIME TO RELAX – THE COMFORT ZONE

Yes! You can watch the biggest names in Rock all day and still feel like you are at home, with clean toilets, a full licensed bar , yummy coffee, roaming masseuses and somewhere comfortable to sit out of the sun while you and the mobile recharge.

Introducing the brand new Comfort Zone in Sydney and Brisbane at Soundwave Festival 2015, a place to sit, wipe the sweat from your brow and catch your breath before launching into the next round. With toilets being cleaned all day you can rest assured. You’ll be cool as a cucumber and ready to rock again!

News
Sun 22nd February

It was hot, It was EPIC (pun intended) - Check out the first lot of photos from Soundwave Adelaide!

News
Sat 21st February

Check out the photos so far from Day 1 in Melbourne!

News
Sat 21st February

Here we are! Find out which bands will be at the Signing Tent!
Melbourne Day 2

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Fri 20th February

Here we are! Find out which bands will be at the Signing Tent!
Melbourne Day 1

News
Fri 20th February

Here we are! Find out which bands will be at the Signing Tent!
Adelaide Day 1

News
Fri 20th February

With Brisbane and Sydney hosting SOUNDWAVE 2015 this weekend, time is running out to get your tickets.

News
Fri 20th February

SOUNDWAVE regret to announce that The Treatment have missed their connecting flight and will not be making the Adelaide show. However, they will be ready to rock on Sunday at Melbourne.

Feature Artist
Thu 19th February

FALLING IN REVERSE have been one of the most requested band for SOUNDWAVE over the last couple of years. So it makes sense to have them as the feature artist as we enter the first weekend of SOUNDWAVE 2015!

News
Thu 19th February

Bedroom walls looking a little bare? Well BLUNT POSTER MAG have got you covered with their amazing SOUNDWAVE 2015 edition. Featuring 4 massive posters from TONIGHT ALIVE, RONNIE RADKE, ALL TIME LOW & AUSTIN CARLILE and heaps of posters from other bands including STEEL PANTHER, FALL OUT BOY & LAMB OF GOD to name a few. This is not an edition to be missed. Check out more HERE

News
Thu 19th February

Stay up to date with the festival with the all new SOUNDWAVE 2015 app! Available to download on Apple and Android it has several new features

News
Tue 17th February

SOUNDWAVE MAPS,TIMETABLES & SITE INFORMATION AVAILABLE
Head to your city now to get relevant information on transport, accessibility and entry

News
Tue 17th February

Scandinavian skatepunk icons MILLENCOLIN are back with their first album since 2008's 'Machine 15' - TRUE BREW.

News
Tue 17th February

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re finally in the home stretch. The action-packed two day SOUNDWAVE 2015 kicks off this weekend!

News
Sun 15th February

DRAGONFORCE have announced the worldwide release of their debut DVD, In The Line Of Fire out July 10 through 3wise Records.

News
Sun 15th February

HEAVY MAG has put together a bumper issue leading into SOUNDWAVE 2015. Featuring JUDAS PRIEST & KILLER BE KILLED on the cover, there are articles on many of the amazing acts appearing at SOUNDWAVE including FAITH NO MORE and SOUNDGARDEN!

News
Sun 15th February

Ahead of their debut in Australia, PATENT PENDING will release the 2cd set for the previously unavailable locally BRIGHTER/MARIO & THE BRICK BREAKERS: GREATEST HITS via 3Wise Records on February 20

News
Sun 15th February

HYSTERIA MAG have put together an awesome issue jam packed with stories on all your favourite Soundwave 2015 bands! Featuring TONIGHT ALIVES Jenna McDougall on the cover and articles on FALLING IN REVERSE, ESCAPE THE FATE and MAYHEM to name a few.

News
Sun 15th February

TERROR UNIVERSAL will unleash their 'Reign of Terror' EP this Friday, just in time for Soundwave!

News
Sun 15th February

Blunt Magazine has put together an awesome Soundwave 2015 edition this month! Featuring FALLING IN REVERSE as well as FAITH NO MORE, STEEL PANTHER and THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, head to your local newsagent to grab your copy now!

News
Sat 14th February

Due to other citywide commitments, Public Transport Victoria has advised that no public transport will be made available for the 2015 Soundwave Event. This includes all train, tram and bus services to and from the venue.

News
Thu 12th February

Soundwave Festival is hugely disappointed to announce that hardcore / metalcore outfit EVERGREEN TERRACE will no longer be gracing out shores when, in just over a weeks time, Soundwave 2015 will kick off on Saturday February 21st and Sunday February 22nd.

In a statement from the festival promoters, the cancellation of the bands shows is due to the recent injury sustained by Drummer, Brad Moxey.

"Evergreen Terrace’s drummer has fallen of a ladder and sustained serious injuries. They have cancelled all shows incl #SW15,”

STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

News
Thu 12th February

RIVAL SONS have withdrawn from Soundwave 2015. A statement from the band:
"Attention to our highly esteemed and very patient Australian fanbase:

News
Wed 11th February

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2015 – Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to Album of the Year, arrives on May 15 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings/ [PIAS].

News
Sun 8th February

Soundwave Bound INCUBUS have released the lyric video for a new song 'Absolution Calling' Check it out below and be reminded that the band's headline sidewaves are both on the verge of selling out

News
Wed 4th February

Thanks to iHeartRadio you can listen to Soundwave 2015 artists and interviews 24/7 until show day

News
Wed 28th January

Thanks to TeamRock+, receive 3 months FREE access to content from entire issues of Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog magazines, including the latest issue and handpicked archive content from decades of magazine publishing in your web browser, on your desktop, phone or tablet with every ticket purchased for Soundwave.

News
Fri 9th January

Soundwave 2014 was voted Best Festival

News
Wed 7th January

Soundwave 2015 Ticket Recovery Process

News
Fri 19th December

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS reveal their newest recruited touring band. Billy Corgan re-unites with mainstay Jeff Schroeder on guitars, alongside Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine on drums

News
Fri 5th December

We're delighted to announce we will be returning to our spiritual home in Melbourne, the Melbourne Showgrounds for Soundwave 2015.

News
Thu 4th December

As things ramp up as we get closer and closer to the festival, we are currently looking for anyone that might be interested in joining the Soundwave Street Team.

News
Mon 17th November

Soundwave Festival 2015 is happy to announce travel packages are now available. Book your flights and hotel accommodation together to receive 5% off. Packages are available for all shows from all over Australia.
Head to the home page to book!

The Doctor
Sun 22nd February

How good were DRAGONFORCE over the weekend at Soundwave? Head to The Doctor's blog page now

The Doctor
Thu 19th February

Roddy Bottum of FAITH NO MORE with The Doctor - it's a must see!

The Doctor
Sun 15th February

The Doctor again nails another amazing interview. This time with Ben from INCUBUS. Listen/read as Ben talks about his previous trip playing Soundwave, their upcoming Soundwave visit and how they feel about playing mega hit 'Drive'

The Doctor
Wed 11th February

Head to The Doctor's blog page now to read and listen to our in-depth chat with Kim Thayil of SOUNDGARDEN

The Doctor
Wed 4th February

Head to The Doctor's blog page now to read and listen to our in-depth chat with HE IS LEGEND

The Doctor
Mon 26th January

Head to The Doctor's blog page now to read and listen to our in-depth chat with Cedric from ANTEMASQUE

The Doctor
Tue 20th January

Head to The Doctor's blog page now to read and listen to our in-depth chat with Mathias from MILLENCOLIN

The Doctor
Sun 11th January

STEEL PANTHER Guitarist Satchel talks to the Doctor. Read and listen in!

The Doctor
Sun 4th January

JUDAS PRIEST Founding bass player Mr Ian Hill and Guitarist Richie Faulkner talk to the Doctor. Read and listen in!

Soundwave Touring
Tue 24th February

From infamous sold out shows at London’s Wembley Arena and around the globe, YOU ME AT SIX are hitting Australia with their incredibly energetic live show. If it’s anything like previous Australian tours, these shows will sell quickly, so don’t miss out!

“YOU ME AT SIX’s set was phenomenal, to sum up in one word.” - Reverb Magazine

They’ll be taking very special guests LUCA BRASI along the ride for a handful of metro shows (excluding Perth).

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 5 MARCH, 9AM LOCAL TIME

TUESDAY 28 APRIL CAPITOL THEATRE – 18+ (Luca Brasi not appearing)
www.oztix.com.au

Sidewaves
Thu 19th February

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have landed and with them, the great news that their Australian set will feature the band’s most star studded incarnation yet featuring Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine on drums and The Killers’ Mark Stoermer on bass guitar.

Sidewaves
Mon 16th February

When ANIMALS AS LEADERS burst onto the scene in 2009, few would have predicted the band’s meteoric rise to the pinnacle of the progressive rock/metal world. ANIMALS AS LEADERS is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy music and the group’s genre-defying compositions have earned extensive praise as true innovators. This hard hitting, face melting band is not to be missed!

“These are the kind of players that make you realise how mediocre a player you are …… It’s like realizing how small you are in the universe, simultaneously belittling and beautiful” - www.laweekly.com

Sidewaves
Wed 11th February

FORGET SLEEP PEOPLE!

In what promises to be a MASSIVE week, Soundwave announce a series of shows kicking off on MONDAY FEBRUARY 23 and continuing right through to FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27 with a kick arse band playing in Melbourne EVERY SINGLE NIGHT OF THE WEEK!

CHERRY BAR MELBOURNE
Monday 23 February – The Treatment
Wednesday 25 February – Butcher Babies

DING DONG LOUNGE MELBOURNE
Monday 23 February - Fucked Up
Tuesday 24 February – Animals As Leaders
Wednesday 25 February - The Swellers
Thursday 26 February - This Wild Life
Friday 27 February - The Aquabats!

Sidewaves
Wed 4th February

The schizophrenic, sarcasm-dripping, sound effect-laden MINISTRY will take to the stage in Melbourne and Sydney only for two very special Sidewaves.

The godfather of industrial metal, Al Jourgensen, known for his biting, provoking, sneering and sardonic music genius pulls no punches and with a career spanning in excess of 30 years still manages to sound completely fresh and inspired. The bands 1998 release of The Land of Rape & Honey is still considered one of the most seminal albums that launched the industrial revolution!

Sidewaves
Tue 3rd February

Enduring line-up shifts and a constant uphill battle to be heard, OF MICE & MEN are a band who embody the meaning of ‘unbreakable spirit’ and have emerged stronger than ever. Nowhere is this more evident than on their new album ‘Restoring Force’, which stands as a pivotal piece of work in what will be the band’s musical legacy.

“Restoring Force raises the bar for heavy bands in alternative music and marks the beginning of a new chapter for Of Mice & Men…it’s without a doubt the best album of their career.” - Under The Gun

OF MICE & MEN has become a veritable phenomenon worldwide and are gaining power like never before….. poised to conquer.

Sidewaves
Tue 3rd February

Rarely can a musical artist claim to be a true innovator, a creator of their own genre, a revolutionary amongst a sea of sameness... FEAR FACTORY is one of those rare cases.

The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY , wrote the book on industrial metal that has influenced the likes of Rammstein and Ministry. This is a band that knows how to bring every sonic weapon in its arsenal to the fore and are truly one of the ground-breaking metal bands of our time.

Sidewaves
Fri 30th January

Consistently striking a chord with their fans there’s no denying FALL OUT BOY’s status as one of the most recognised and loved rock acts of recent years. The new album American Beauty/American Psycho was released this month and stormed in at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts with Rolling Stone dubbing it “the group's biggest, broadest, most unabashed pop smorgasbord yet.”

The Illinois natives also know how to produce a powerhouse show and have the crowd in the palm of their hand – no matter how big the venue is. The bands show at Islington Assembly Hall in London earlier this month had Gigwise raving: “There’s no denying, even in an intimate venue, FOB can deliver a powerful tune.”

Sidewaves
Fri 30th January

Pop punk perfection… that’s ALL TIME LOW in a nutshell!

Not many bands can continually lay claim to constantly selling out shows whenever they tour Australia, but ALL TIME LOW can proudly wear that badge and these two newly announced Sidewaves with FIREWORKS in Melbourne and Sydney will be no exception!

Sidewaves
Thu 29th January

GODSMACK + PAPA ROACH with special guests NONPOINT announce co-headlining sidewaves!

Not many alternative acts can claim to have a day officially named after them in their honour – GODSMACK can. In honour of their 20 million album sales and two decades of killer tunes, to mark the release of their new record 1000hp , the Mayor of Boston declared August 6 ‘Godsmack Day’.

Sidewaves
Thu 29th January

FALLING IN REVERSE + ESCAPE THE FATE with special guests THE COLOR MORALE announce Bury The Hatchet co-headline sideshows!

Australia, be prepared as it’s a rare occurrence when two heavyweights of any genre agree to tour together. FALLING IN REVERSE and ESCAPE THE FATE join forces to bring two kick arse Sidewaves to Melbourne and Sydney ONLY with their BURY THE HATCHET tour. Joining them will be special guests THE COLOR MORALE.

BURY THE HATCHET tour sold out in North America in 2014 and here’s what the critics had to say:

Sidewaves
Wed 28th January

NEW FOUND GLORY continue their dominance in a genre they pioneered almost 20 years ago, providing a breath of fresh air and boasting a catalogue that contains some of the most memorable pop punk songs in history. NEW FOUND GLORY has never sounded more incredible, and as their legion of Australian fans can attest to, they have taken the genre by the throat and defined it with their sound. Paying homage to the bands that inspired them to pick up their instruments, NEW FOUND GLORY’s 8th studio album ‘Resurrection’ showcases a band at the top of their game and “is a powerhouse of a record, the brave onward steps of New Found Glory proving that hope--like pop-punk--is not dead.” – Kerrang!

Sidewaves
Tue 27th January

In what promises to be a mammoth night, esteemed punk rock juggernauts MILLENCOLIN, THE VANDALS and THE INTERRUPTERS will take to the stage for two Sidewaves only in Melbourne and Brisbane!

Australia’s much loved favourite Swedes MILLENCOLIN, will be returning to our shores bringing their immense catalogue of classic albums and playing all the fan favourites!

Sidewaves
Fri 23rd January

Very rarely does an artist come along that defies the boundaries of convention and remains relevant in a storied career spanning over two decades selling in excess of 50 million albums. Blazing a trail of controversy and originality, MARILYN MANSON remains a complete spectacle delivering one of the most creative and entertaining live shows in the world today and something that should without question be on everyone’s “List of things to see and do before you die” – Sounds Magazine

Sidewaves
Fri 23rd January

There are metal bands and then there is LAMB OF GOD.

Hitting with the force of an invading apocalyptic army, LAMB OF GOD will be storming the stages on Soundwave this summer. The Virginian natives are back to inject Australia with a crippling dose of pure metal and will be performing two Sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne. It’s the live arena where they truly become a force of nature though…
"Not since Rage Against The Machine had fans moshing in the balconies, had Festival Hall seen such energy from an audience. And with the uniform bouncing off the floor section reaching all the way to the sound desk, it was impossible not to get involved." - Music Feeds.

Sidewaves
Fri 16th January

A rock god that needs no introduction, but we’ll well and truly give him one anyway.

SLASH has been churning out some of the most iconic guitar riffs and solos in modern rock for more than three decades. A member of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame for his role in the classic line-up of Guns N’ Roses and the spine-tingling opening riff he penned for the band’s trademark hit Sweet Child O’ Mine topped the list of ‘The 100 Greatest Riffs’ as voted by readers of UK’s Total Guitar magazine.

Sidewaves
Fri 16th January

Iconic rock gods, INCUBUS are unparalleled in their ability to shift moods and textures at the drop of a dime, proving that they have become a rare thing: a modern rock band that actually grows and improves with each album. Through their double decade-long rise to the top, INCUBUS have notched up over 13 million album sales and have amassed an arsenal of sing-a-long hits including Drive, Nice To Know You, Wish You Were Here, Are You In?, Pardon Me, Megalomaniac, A Certain Shade Of Green… come on, you know you’re guilty of belting out any one of these tunes on a drunken Karaoke night!.

Sidewaves
Fri 16th January

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. The release of the critically acclaimed Siamese Dream in 1993 saw the band break into the mainstream but it was the release in 1995 of the hugely ambitious double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness that launched THE SMASHING PUMPKINS into the stratosphere! Debuting at #1 on the Billboard album charts, it went on to make them one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 90’s. Having recently released the first of 2 new albums (Monuments to an Elegy), fans can anticipate the release of the second album (Day For Night) also in 2015.

Sidewaves
Mon 12th January

There are few heavy metal bands that can match the sheer brilliance, aggression and stature that JUDAS PRIEST have in a career spanning nearly 40 years. With over 46 million album sales, a Grammy award and seventeen studio albums at their disposal - including last year’s brilliant ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ - there’s no doubt Birmingham’s most famous godfathers of metal remain at the peak of their powers after more than four decades.

Having spent the majority or 2014 on the REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR, the band tore through the USA garnering astounding live reviews.

Sidewaves
Tue 9th December

SOUNDGARDEN is internationally recognised as one of the world's most influential rock bands. With an exemplary career and GRAMMY®-winning catalogue, SOUNDGARDEN started a musical transformation that inspired a generation and helped redefine alternative and hard rock. With Cornell’s absurd vocal range, from the rich and piercing to the guttural and buttery SOUNDGARDEN deliver live performances that can still leave fans absolutely floored by the sheer energy and complexity of their show.

SOUNDGARDEN will be performing two sidewaves only as part of their performances on Soundwave 2015.

TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER 12TH @ 9:00AM AEDT

Soundwave Touring
Fri 5th December

Heavy music is typically a battlefield upon which the uninitiated dare not tread, but MASTODON unifies the tribes unlike anyone else.

Album after album, MASTODON set the pace for modern heavy metal. They took pole position fresh out of Atlanta some 14 years ago, and with album number six, ‘Once More Round the Sun’, show no signs of giving it up. " MASTODON are obviously from another planet. Let's just be happy they're occupying ours for a while.” - Blabbermouth

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