The faucet in Soundwave’s sink is still dripping at a leisurely pace, but last night’s announcement was anything but calm. Sporting an all-star line-up of Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and Mark Menghi, Metal Allegiance are pretty much The Avengers of heavy metal supergroups. Smashing out their first ever Australian sets at the festival, the super-sized sextet will be showcasing their self-titled debut album, alongside a carousel of covers from their own respective bands.
The 11th band to be announced for Soundwave’s heavier-than-usual 2016 line-up, Metal Allegiance join the ranks alongside fellow supergroup Devil You Know, hardcore punk legends Hatebreed, metalcore-turned-alt-rock superstars Bring Me The Horizon, Swedish shredders Refused, underground mainstays Failure, Welsh metallers Bullet For My Valentine, Eurovision winners Lordi, emo rockers Moose Blood, and homegrown blokes Northlane and Dead Letter Circus.
Head to soundwavefestival.com for more info.
Soundwave Festival 2016 Dates
Sat Jan 23rd – TBA, Brisbane
Sun Jan 24th – TBA, Sydney
Tue Jan 26th – TBA, Melbourne