‘Tis the season for sideshows to be announced, and today we’ve three huge sidewaves for the annual Soundwave Festival in 2012.

Opening up the pack are Grammy-nominated hardcore band Mastodon, who have just released their fifth studio LP ‘The Hunter’. Mastodon will be performing 2 headline sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney as part of their Soundwave appearances. Supporting Mastodon are other Soundwave alumni French behemoths Gojira, and Norway’s Kvelertak.

Also announced are sideshows for Enter Shikari who will also be performing 2 headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Australian fans are in for a treat as they will be amongst the first in the world to hear new tracks from the bands forthcoming album ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’. Supporting Enter Shikari are Letlive and Your Demise who have built a reputation as one of the most brutal live hardcore bands in the world.

Rounding out the list of announcements are heavy metal gods Machine Head who have been redefining the genre for the better part of 15 years since their breakthrough classic ‘Burn My Eyes’ blazed a path for all to follow. In 2007 they created a masterpiece of modern metal, ‘The Blackening’ which critics and fans alike agreed that this was one of the purest, finest, most powerful expressions of modern heavy metal released

Machine Head will be playing two headline sidewaves in Melbourne & Sydney with a brutal lineup including Chimaira, Shadows Fall, and Times Of Grace which sees original Killswitch Engage front man Jesse leech team of up with current guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz.

Mastodon Sideshows 2012
Tickets on sale Thursday 15th December 9am AEST

MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY MELBOURNE, BILLBOARD- 18+
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THURSDAY 1ST MARCH SYDNEY, THE HI FI- LICENSED ALL AGES
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Enter Shikari Sideshows 2012
Tickets on sale Thursday 15th December 9am AEST

TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY MELBOURNE, BILLBOARD- 18+
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WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY SYDNEY, THE METRO – LIC A/A
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Machine Head Sideshows 2012
Tickets on sale Friday 16th December 9am AEST

TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY MELBOURNE, THE PALACE- 18+
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WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY SYDNEY UNSW ROUNDHOUSE- LIC/AA
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