Anthrax

Well before door opening time at Melbourne’s Hi Fi Bar, a large host of tattoo-mottled metalheads gathered outside the Swanston St venue in anticipation of what legendary thrash veterans Anthrax had prepared for them. Soundwave Festival was responsible for the band’s last visit to Australia in 2010, and since then...

Anthrax

AJ Maddah has done a lot for metal and punk fans of late with the incredible festival that is Soundwave but that is seems that’s not all he’s done. On top of putting together the amazing lineup he has also organised for most of the bands to play smaller, intimate...

Gone But Not Forgotten, Musicians You Won’t See At Soundwave 2013

Soundwave, Australia’s biggest metal and hardcore music festival, has a bit of a history of bands pulling out out of the event. But the number of cancellations, replacements, and Spinal Tap-esque drummer mishaps that have plagued this year’s edition has become somewhat comical. It’s no slight on the festival, it remains one...

Another Day, Another Drummer Pulls Out Of Soundwave 2013

“Drummers are seriously ruining my week.” That’s what Soundwave boss AJ Maddah tweeted yesterday in response to the news that death metal band Six Feet Under would be pulling out of the festival due to their drummer being involved in a ‘Dirtbike Mishap’. Looks like he’s up for a re-tweet…...

Anthrax

When your band is referred to as one of ‘the Big Four’ of metal, you know you have done something right along the way. Anthrax have released dozens of albums over the years and aspired to be one of the biggest and best thrash metal bands of all time, and...

Anthrax’s Scott Ian & Fozzy’s Chris Jericho To Host Q&A Sidewave

Two of rock’s absolute royalty are teaming up for one unforgettable evening. Scott Ian of Anthrax and Chris Jericho of Fozzy will be sharing stories from 30 years of metal, wrestling, and drinking. In a no holds barred Q and A session absolutely nothing will be off limits. Scott Ian enthuses;...

Anthrax Announce Soundwave 2013 Sidewaves

TV has soap operas, literature has Shakespeare, and metal – well, metal has Anthrax. Anthrax. are that fire-breathing, thrash-spitting, multi-headed beast of a band that – 30 years since the day Scott Ian and then-bassist Danny Lilker searched a biology textbook for the disease that would become their moniker – smiles...

Guitarist Quits Anthrax Ahead Of Soundwave 2013

One of metal’s Big Four, Anthrax, are already headed down under as part of the massive Soundwave Festival 2013 lineup, alongside fellow Big Four members, headliners Metallica and thrash metal icons Slayer, but fans looking forward to an appearance from Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano will have to start hedging their...

Soundwave Festival 2013 Lineup Announced, Metallica Headline

The Soundwave Festival 2013 lineup may have already had more leaks than a sinking ship, many of them from the festival’s own boss and serial tweeter AJ Maddah; but that hasn’t stunted anticipation for Australia’s leading hard and heavy rock festival. We already knew that Californian punks THE OFFSPRING and...

Think Aussie Festivals Are Bad? Check This Disaster Out

Festivals can be a lot of fun, but behind the scenes they are far from a walk in the park, so when amateurs attempt to pull off something of the magnitude of even a small music festival, disaster often follows. But even some of Australia’s worst run festivals such as...