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AJ Maddah On Crashdiet’s Omission From Soundwave 2014 Lineup

Written by Greg Moskovitch on August 28, 2013

UPDATE: Second Soundwave 2014 lineup is in – full details here!

Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has taken to Twitter to clear up the situation surrounding Swedish glam metal band Crashdiet‘s absence from the lineup for Soundwave 2014. Maddah had disclosed, once again via Twitter, that the band were on his lineup shortlist.

A curious fan tweeted the outspoken promoter, asking “Are there any issues with Crashdiet, noticed they weren’t on the first lineup announcement after confirmation.” Maddah responded two hours later explaining the issue: “Their manager died quite suddenly and we didn’t get confirmation in time for 1st announcement.” Up till now the band’s omission from the lineup had been a mystery to many fans as their status was considered, for all intents and purposes, confirmed.

The band have released a statement via their official Facebook page, in which they confirmed the passing of manager Michael Sundén and explained his impact on the band, saying “Michael took this band to new heights that wouldn’t be possible without him. He will be missed! Our hearts go out to his wife and kids.”

There is no word yet on whether the band will be on the second lineup announcement for Soundwave 2014, but the band have confirmed that they are “currently out on the road” despite cancelling dates in Japan.

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Mastodon

HIM

Pennywise

Jimmy Eat World

Glassjaw

Panic At The Disco

Eagles Of Death metal

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Less Than Jake

Mayday Parade

Sevendust

Crosses

Suicide Silence

The Porkers

Gojira

Black Veil Brides

Zebrahead

Desaparecidos

Satyricon

Dream On Dreamer

Mutemath

Thy Art Is Murder

Stiff Little Fingers

Graveyard

Dir En Grey

Deez Nuts

In Hearts Wake

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Defiler

I Call Fives

Hacktivist

Devil You Know

Soil

The Boss Hoss

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

Nostalghia

Upon A Burning Body

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Avenged Sevenfold

Stone Temple Pilots

Alice In Chains

Rob Zombie

Megadeth

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Korn

Alter Bridge

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Down

DevilDriver

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Rocket From The Crypt

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Alkaline Trio

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August Burns Red

Testament

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Motionless In White

Gwar

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Mushroomhead

Finch

Pulled Apart By Horses

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10 Years

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Your Demise

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Real Friends

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