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The first round of bands have been announced for Break The Ice 2013 taking place in April in Melbourne. Bane will be returning to our shores accompanied by Cold World and Rotting Out on their maiden voyage to Australia.


Flogging Molly will be teaming up with The Lawrence Arms and Lucero for two Soundwave sideshows in Brisbane and Melbourne in February.


Adelaide's Crisis Alert will be touring the country for the first time since the bands beginning in 2012. Featuring members of Stolen youth, Jungle Fever, Sex Wizard, Starvation and many more, the band released their debut 10 song 7" through Resist Records in 2012.

smltragedy_400x360Tragedy from Portland, Oregon formed in 2000 and were born from the ashes of influential modern hardcore bands His Hero is Gone and Deathreat. As a band they have toured extensively around the world and are finally making it to our part of the world on the back of their recently released new album DARKER DAYS AHEAD.

smlEDThis could possibly be a ‘one off’ opportunity to witness a performance of one of the finest UK82 punk/crossover bands on Australian soil. Far from the punk rock three chord cliché, the English Dogs were able to deliver powerful anthems which possessed talented metal style riffing, booming/snarling vocals and impressive arrangements.



LA punk rock super group OFF! have had busy year off the back of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Summer 2013 will see them bring their explosive old-school rock show to the national Big Day Out, and it’s been announced they’ll also headline sideshows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.



Two sideshows have been announced for both Sydney and Melbourne, for a NYHC triple bill extravaganza featuring SICK OF IT ALL, MADBALL and VISION OF DISORDER. All three bands will be out here for Soundwave in February.

smlPaperArm_Horiz_WebPaper Arms have announced a run of shows through February to launch their brand new album 'The Smoke Will Clear'. Joined along the way by the likes of Arrows, Fear Like Us, Life & Limb, Harbourer and Ride The Tiger, the tour hits Hobart, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Paper Arms hometown Adelaide.'

smlEarthCNumerous trends have come and gone since minds were first opened to the unbridled aggression and intensity of straight edge hardcore pioneers EARTH CRISIS. While many other bands’ fires have diminished or burned out all together, the flame that fuels EARTH CRISIS still incinerates everything in its path.


Heavy music’s most established and innovative band, Converge will return to Australia in February 2013. Considered one of the most intense, important, and influential metal/hardcore bands of all time, the band’s latest album “All We Love We Leave Behind “ is the most integral album to date in a catalogue that’s celebrated to an almost religious degree by countless fans of punk, metal and hardcore.


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