Welcome to THTH, Forte’s premier source of all things heavy, hard, fast and metal. The cancellation of Soundwave 2016 has sparked a lot of talk online about how the Soundwave business was run by AJ Maddah and how much money is still owed to bands who previously performed at the festival.
On Friday October 30 the first 2016 Soundwave line up was announced. This announcement comes pretty late in comparison to when previous year’s announcements came and the list seems pretty light on, again, in comparison to previous year’s single and two day events.
There have been a couple of stories in the metal media about how hard it is for metal musicians to make a living from their music. I’m talking intentionally touring bands at that. Making no money and being on the dole whilst you’re proficient in metal music should surprise no one, especially the metal “journos”.
Our paranoid Federal Government recently provided schools with “Radicalisation Awareness Kits” which advised of a possible (and rather tenuous) link between the “alternative music scene” and violent extremism as well as ideological violence.