The annual Soundwave festival tour never fails to bring some excellent ‘Sidewave’ action along with it. 2013 saw numerous fantastic Sidewave lineups, including the Slayer show we shot and reviewed HERE. We were asked to go along and shoot the Bullet for My Valentine show at Sydney’s HiFi a couple of days after the Slayer show and were not disappointed. Read our review below and CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails above to check out the gallery (items originally published on heavymag.com.au):
Plain and simple: if we’d paid to see Bullet for My Valentine‘s gig tonight and happened to be under 18, we’d be pissed. The two age brackets were split into two lines, with the kids funnelled up into the mezzanine level of the venue, well away from the action (and the bars, granted) below. You can tell by the looks on the faces upstairs that this decision is not a popular one.
US five-piece Miss May I open the evening’s activities with a frenetic set that sees front man Levi Benton enthusiastically cover more kilometres of stage in one short set than some musicians cover in their careers. The band has no problem getting the early crowd moshing with their brand of metalcore, covering tracks from Monument and 2012′s At Heart, despite largely playing in the HiFi’s murky darkness. (more…)