Adelaide Council Waives Soundwave Debt

Adelaide City Council has agreed to wipe over $75,000 debt incurred by the now-defunct Soundwave Festival before it collapsed, essentially leaving ratepayers to foot the bill. The festival was last held in Bonython Park in February 2015, a year before the whole tour fell apart. Soundwave Festival Pty Ltd – owned by AJ Maddah – neglected to pay the relevant event fees. Liquidators appointed to recover the … Continue reading Adelaide Council Waives Soundwave Debt

Soundwave Replacement Fest Put Off Til 2017

Legion Music Festival, the fan-funded festival brainchild of Devil You Know drummer John Sankey – created in response to Soundwave’s catastrophic demise – has been postponed until 2017. Those that have already contributed to the Pozible crowd-funding campaign received a no-longer-secretive update today, which has been leaked to the media despite no official word due until tomorrow. The update reads: “Updates 3 – CONFIDENTIAL – Legion … Continue reading Soundwave Replacement Fest Put Off Til 2017

Soundwave Fallout Continues

While the fallout from yesterday’s not-so-shock announcement continues, with promoter AJ Maddah and ticketing company Eventopia still exchanging blows today, one band from this year’s festival has started a crowd funding campaign to recoup their losses. UK band Monuments – one of many listed as an outstanding debt totalling $16 million AUD – has created a crowd funding page with the following announcement: “Friends/Fans – True … Continue reading Soundwave Fallout Continues

Another One Bites The Dust: Soundwave Festival Canned

After much speculation and shit-slinging this week, it’s official – Soundwave Festival is cancelled. Promoted AJ Maddah has been fending off the rumours all week after 2016 drawcards Bring Me The Horizon said they weren’t officially locked in for the festival, despite being on the announced lineup. Since then, L7 officially announced they wouldn’t be appearing, NOFX‘s Eric Melvin said, “Soundwave cancelling sw16 isn’t going … Continue reading Another One Bites The Dust: Soundwave Festival Canned

Bullet For Venom

Welsh metal outfit Bullet For My Valentine’s fifth studio album has launched, along with confirmation the band will be performing at Soundwave 2016. We’re still a while away from the full Soundwave lineup announcement, but the band officially announced their slot with the release of Venom last week. A live video for the track Army of Noise has also been released, which you can check … Continue reading Bullet For Venom

Hammer of the Witches Falls

Girl was lucky enough to catch up with Cradle of Filth‘s Canadian keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft on the eve of the band’s newest album release, Hammer of the Witches. Here’s what she had to say: Hi Lindsay! How have you been? I’ve been great thanks! It’s late here in Canada right now, I’ve just been hanging out waiting for the guys so we can get together for … Continue reading Hammer of the Witches Falls

#SW16 Dates Announced

This year’s festival has only just finished, but already rumours are flying thick and fast about next year’s Soundwave Festival. What we can confirm, however, is the dates. Soundwave announced today it will return to the one-day format again in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in January next year. The event will be held in Brisbane on Saturday 23 January, Sydney on Sunday 24th and Melbourne … Continue reading #SW16 Dates Announced

Soundwoes For Two Major Cities

At a time when many festivals seem to be struggling, the hugely popular Soundwave festival has had two huge blows this week. First, Public Transport Victoria announced there would be no public transport available to or from the venue this year, including trains, trams and buses, “due to other citywide commitments.” This has led to panicked punters trying to sell their tickets online, although festival … Continue reading Soundwoes For Two Major Cities

GWAR Frontman Dead?

We are currently trying to confirm or deny reports circulating online today that GWAR frontman Dave Brockie has died. Style Weekly has reported that “several sources” have informed them of Brockie’s death, saying the singer of the satirical thrash metal band, who made headlines on the Soundwave tour last month by decapitating an effigy of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, was found by roommates at his … Continue reading GWAR Frontman Dead?