Soundwave 2013

Freddy & Mitts from Madball: "Can you bring it live?... That's what it's about'...

Messin' with the New York boys...

I’ve got Freddy Cricien (vocals) and Mitts (guitars) from Madball sitting across the table from me; they’re swigging beer and larking about after

Killswitch Engage Guitarist Joel Stroetzel on Reunions, Bonding, and Stalker Fans

Would you like a little bit of folk with that?

Killswitch Engage guitarist Joel Stroetzel is relaxed and ready to blow the collective minds of the Brisbane Soundwave crowd.

Mad For The Hardcore - Lou Koller, vocalist with Sick Of It All

CBGBs. Bad Brains. Been there, done that...

Lou Koller, the vocalist with Sick Of It All, is gearing up for the Brisbane Soundwave set – but he isn’t all twitchy and hyped – he’s cool, calm,

Danko Jones on Youth, Beauty & French Desserts...

The Mango Kid versus The Papaya Player...

‘Who is this young lad coming over to my table?’ I pondered, as I waited for Danko Jones to arrive. ‘Fuck me! It's Danko!’ was my next thought.

The Sword's Bryan Richie on electro, R.Kelly and hot sauce...

A dingo took my bass player...

Bryan Richie provides the throbbing bass lines to The Sword’s compositions.

Periphery's Jake Bowen & Mark Holcomb; Keeping Secrets...

Teasing us with US Summer surprises...

Periphery guitarists Jake Bowen and Mark Holcomb are currently in two minds; they’re pleased to have got the crowd going at their Brisbane

Kingdom Of Sorrow's Kirk Windstein on beer, music and housework

Happy wife. Happy life...

Kirk Windstein, one half of Kingdom of Sorrow’s guitar attack, is swigging Coopers Pale Ale after a blistering set at the Brisbane Soundwave.

Marc & Frederic from Dragonforce: "We were not prepared for the heat!"

Bleached trousers and the perils of the rock and roll lifestyle...

When I caught up with Dragonforce’s Marc Hudson (vocals) and Frederic Leciercq (bass/backing vocals), they were hot, sweaty and whiffing of booze,