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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #175 on: March 04, 2011, 02:56:06 AM »
$50-60 for a Maiden shirt Metal Steve? 

I must say Protest The Hero are very interesting as you mentioned vocals are the mike Patton aquired quirky taste but technicality is through the roof.
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #176 on: March 04, 2011, 04:53:17 AM »
Protest The Hero are also playing.
Am i the only person psyched for this?
Cant wait !

Yeh but they clash with Maiden :(

Already seen Maiden once, so I'm happy to miss part of their show to see PTH, as I will probably never get to see them again
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #177 on: March 04, 2011, 05:02:50 AM »


 There's a good chance that they might be collected straight from the plane as there's no need for them to enter arrivals since it's a domestic flight. There is also still no firm plan as to where the plane will be parked while it's here. Anything is possible at this stage. By the time I know exactly what's happening it will be too late to post on WF as I'll be on the tarmac
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Wouldnt they need to dispose of any honey, nuts or fruit at the airport first?  :P

As much respect as I have for Slayer they are still a business and they didn't provide a service. They failed a contract with their customers.

That would be true if it was a Slayer show, they are playing a Soundwave "festival" which they are a part of. You could make the same argument for Saxon, they never fronted.

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #178 on: March 04, 2011, 05:23:53 AM »
However I wish bands would go into better damage control for stuff like this. Getting Andrew Haug out is a bad start  :P

Agreed, but hey you could've had someone even worse making the announcement....


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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #179 on: March 05, 2011, 04:49:24 PM »
Slayer played Melbourne SW yesterday and the turnout for them was huge. DEFINATLY should have had them on the main stage. $50 for Maiden, Slash and a few others shirts. $40 for Rob Zombie, SW and others.
Dunno how Bruce will go today in Adelaide as he was singing / screaming his ball bag off last night. Good to see all the emo kiddies hanging around & getting to see a REAL band in action.

The Rob Zombie sideshow was magic. As John 5 was playing his solo (he can play too!) Rob was walking through the crowd with a spot light.


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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #180 on: March 05, 2011, 06:41:18 PM »
You raise an interesting point Steve. Slayer one of the worlds biggest metal bands prob #2 of the big four, a 25 year thrash legacy not on main stage, and have brought a cut down show, when One Day As A Lion a band with practically zip stock value are on the main stage is rather strange, they must have good negotiator as one reviewer said.
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #181 on: March 06, 2011, 01:20:15 AM »
Maybe Slayer are too metal for the main stage. Really, aside from Maiden, there isnt much real metal stuff on there.

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #182 on: March 06, 2011, 04:56:58 AM »
Yeah you are right they kind of have the designated 'metal stage' so to speak.
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #183 on: March 07, 2011, 03:05:32 AM »
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All the other bands came through from Adelaide today, with more in tonight. Gonna be a fun day tommorrow

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #184 on: March 07, 2011, 06:06:38 AM »
FUCKIN' SLAYER!!!  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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« Reply #185 on: March 07, 2011, 03:57:44 PM »
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #186 on: March 08, 2011, 05:05:49 PM »
Slayer at the wrong stage = bottleneck EPIC fail.

Melvins, The Sword, Kylesa, Iron Maiden and Slayer were amazing  :headbang:
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #187 on: March 08, 2011, 06:08:28 PM »
Slayer at the wrong stage = bottleneck EPIC fail.



Yeah man, fuckn unbelievable. who the fuck organises shit like that?
It seemed like they had things ass about face with stage selection too.
its got me how the bands with less a following were using the big stages, when Devildriver, Slayer etc were out back.

Maiden were awesome, Bruce's voice was as good as ever.

I thought the FOH speakers blowing around in the wind (auto pan) was another epic fail.

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #188 on: March 08, 2011, 06:38:30 PM »
Twas a great day!!!
Except for the Slayer Tragedy....I couldn't see a thing!!!!!  They'd earnt the big stage.
Saw Iron Maiden for the first time. Still not a band I can easily get into, but an amazing live show!!!!!
Never realized the awesomeness of Bruce's voice.
High on Fire were great! And Dimmu of course. Primus too!!!!
Yep, it seemed that organisation was a bit of a problem. I spend a good portion of the day ''Lining up for something or other''.
Oh well, bring next year!

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #189 on: March 08, 2011, 07:07:01 PM »
You may have thought you were 'close to the stage' but check out were I was taking pictures from...


SEVENDUST


STANDING NEXT TO KERRY KING WATCHING DEVILDRIVER


SETTING UP THE DIMMU BORGIR DRUM KIT


SETTING UP DAVE LOMBARDOS DRUM KIT

Most people walk away with their ticket stub, I walked away with $550 and heaps of memorabilia... including 6 full sets of Dunlop guitar strings and a set of Dave Lombardos drum sticks!
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #190 on: March 08, 2011, 07:53:33 PM »
Lucky bastard!

Yeah awesome fucking day, had a fucking blast, The Sword was even better than last year when I saw them, great live band. Devildriver was great as usual, didnt recognise the bass player, what happened to Jon? Stone Sour were a bit of a disappointment, Slash was awesome but left early to get a good spot for Slayer, who fucking killed! Never headbanged so hard in my life, awesome crowd as well for that one. Saw some guy did a flip off the pit area and straight onto the floor over the rail head first. Fuck he was hurting after that! Rob Zombie was fucking unbelievable, crowd went nuts for them as well. Maiden kicked ass, was way far back though as by the time Zombie finished Maiden had started and the crowd was filled up. But good show from what I could see. Awesome day!
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #191 on: March 08, 2011, 08:13:14 PM »
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Most people walk away with their ticket stub

Ha not in Perth. They scan it and still take it off ya  :(.
Got my Melbourne & Sydney ones though  :)

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #192 on: March 08, 2011, 08:27:34 PM »
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Ha not in Perth. They scan it and still take it off ya  :(.
Got my Melbourne & Sydney ones though  :)

Yeah that was disappointing. What's the point of making nice shiny tickets, if you don't get to keep them as souvenirs?

Still, Maiden were brilliant!

Anyone else see the dimwit who climbed up the speaker rigging a little way back from the main stage?

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #193 on: March 08, 2011, 09:14:13 PM »
Top day/night despite missing Slayer. I could hear it no worries but saw nothing. Fucking chockers. Saw Dimmu though which was great. I'm sure Soundwave was no easy feat to organise but it was hardly user friendly.

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #194 on: March 09, 2011, 12:39:18 AM »
Had an absolute blast!!! Monster Magnet were great. Enjoyed Stone Sour but thought the sound was crap. Gotta love the wind swept sounds  :laugh: I thought Slash kicked ass!! Even better was the dude selling cheap drinks at the bar during Slash's set. 3 beers for $10. Thank you kindly sir!! Slayer were amazing, Lombardo is a champ!!! Thought Gary did brilliant job too. I agree with the others though, Slayer should have been main stage. I ended up getting stuck behind a bloody tree and only being able to see half the stage. Still, had awesome time. Wanted to see Rob Zombie but decided to go straight to Maiden and get good spot. What can I say, Maiden are in top form as usual. Absolutely brilliant!!! Having seen them a few times now, I still enjoy them just as much every time. I was super impressed with the setlist!! Smile wont be wiped from my face for along time yet  :headbang:

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #195 on: March 09, 2011, 03:29:42 AM »
I had a brilliant day. Here is a summary...

Devildriver - the first "proper" band I saw. They played great, the sound was great but its just not my style. Also when the singer basically did the complete opposite of what Tom Araya does by saying "if someone is in your way, just push them down" was pretty fucked. Dickhead.

All That Remains - certainly not my style, but tight and the singer was going off. He also went badly "off" when trying to sing clean.

Murderdolls - not what I expected at all. I was actually pleasantly surprised. It isnt metal per se, but it certainly wasnt bad, and their stage presence and getups definitely do their job. They look the part and they played well.

Primus - fucking gay. Aside from the last song, it was pathetic and they are defintely too old for this stuff. Everyone that was anywhere near me was complaining as well..... where was I standing? Right in the centre at the very front of stage 1, waiting an hour for.....

SLASH!! - the most surreal moment of my entire music life. I still cant get over it. Standing, dancing, moshing(ish), singing and screaming to the guy I have idolized for 19 years, and the whole time being close enough to see the sweat beads on his brow, and how badly faded his tattoos are. What a dream come true. Myles Kennedy totally ripped too. That guy is a true performer and suits Slash perfectly. In my eyes he was just as entertaining as Slash. He's like a mix of Axl and Sebastian Bach, but cooler. Looking through the wings I could see Sevendust and Devildriver watching and at one point they looked out at the crowd and were in awe. I didnt realize how big it actually was (since I was at the front) but from what I can gather, it was massive. Nightrain, Brownstone, Paradise City, Sweet Child - all expected songs, but total classics (all Appetite songs mind you) and also Mean Bone (from Snakepit) was cool as were the other random mix of Slash/VR songs. A great set, and something I will definitely never forget for as long as I live. Anyway, after barely being able to walk, I managed to scoot back over to stage 4, hoping to catch some pit action for....

Slayer - was very disappointing when I got there and realized that the "pit" pretty much went back to stage 4A. What a ridiculous set up. Decided that since I had seen them twice in the past (yes, thats seen; not just heard from a wind-blown distance) we would go and have a chill in the drinking area and catch the end of whatever band was playing.

30 Seconds to Mars - surprisingly enough I quite enjoyed what they did, even though we just treated it as nice background music while we chilled out. Covering War Pigs was way cool and made it all worth it. I still felt like a naughty kid wagging school walking away from Slayer, but I really couldnt give a fuck by that point in time.

I think I saw the first song of QOTSA before making my way back to stage 4 to watch Rob Zombie. I had a mate fly from Brisbane so he could watch Zombie with me, and my wife was hell keen, though she ended up not coming. I kind of felt obliged to watch him, and my wife has hammered him on the stereo enough for me to know at least his main songs. I wasnt overly excited. Then they started playing. MAN! They are one hell cool band. John 5 can totally shred despite looking like an emo version of Kieffer Sutherland on The Lost Boys. Joey Jordison is obviously a wicked drummer, and didnt disappoint, and Rob is the ultimate show man. Played all the classics. Thunderkiss was cool, and Supercharger Heaven was a surprise. More Human was a given, but was the song I was most looking forward to. House of 1000 Corpses went off, and naturally Dragula and Living Dead Girl were awesome and expected. I was actually more excited about the song he didnt play. That stupid fucking Sick Bubblegum (from Hellbilly Deluxe 2), which I hate and apparently he plays every single show (apparently except Perth). He played 4 White Zombie songs, which was not expected. I was very much impressed and to me was 2nd best gig of the entire show....

Maiden - really what more needs to be said? Its Maiden, and it was as awesome as ever. Im glad I had seen them when they came last time (Burswood) because it was a different and much more personal atmosphere, but it was great to see them on a huge stage with a monsterish crowd. Glad they brought Eddie too.

From what I heard they were tipping to get 40,000 people through the door, which is about 8000 more than Big Gay Out, so glad the metal crowd showed up in force and kicked the BDO in the nuts. No drink ticket system was also a plus, and the whole thing was quite well organized aside from Slayer being on stage 4 and not 1 or 2. Only regret is missing Dimmu Borgir, but I forfeited that to see Slash up close and personal, so its not really a regret I guess. It was a sacrifice that had to be made. All in all a very awesome and memorable day! Cant wait for next year.
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #196 on: March 09, 2011, 04:02:46 AM »
Devildriver - the first "proper" band I saw. They played great, the sound was great but its just not my style. Also when the singer basically did the complete opposite of what Tom Araya does by saying "if someone is in your way, just push them down" was pretty fucked. Dickhead.

I thought the same thing considering that you are told that kind of thing could get you removed. Another band is yelling out 'get drunk and smash shit motherfuckers'.  ::)

Good to see the metal crew out in force too.

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #197 on: March 09, 2011, 04:40:47 AM »
Great day got a bit burnt, Maiden was amazing (naturally), Slash was wicked, Primus  :headbang: missed The Sword :( only got to see a couple of songs from Lacrymae but they still sounded awesome and i had a few people asking me who they were and a few people wearing shirts after :) walked up to slayer couldnt see shit figured id seen them twice so left, no Zombie :( would of been awesome but i wanted front row for Maiden

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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #198 on: March 09, 2011, 05:07:31 AM »
Awesome day all round, except for Slayer being on that shitty stage.

My only gripe is with the lack of bar staff and all bars running out of beer by 3pm, had extreme gutrot from premixes today, not so good.
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Re: SOUNDWAVE 2011 - feat IRON MAIDEN & SLAYER
« Reply #199 on: March 09, 2011, 05:37:26 AM »
Stage setup was fucked.

At least at Blue Steel oval, if you rocked up late you could at least still see the stage. It was a bit annoying having fucking buildings impede my view of the stage.

Slash was alright, Slayer destroyed, Maiden was better live than on record.

Blue Steel Oval next year thanks.