So Coal Chamber Might Be Playing Soundwave 2016 Now

UPDATE 17/12/15 5.50pm: Soundwave 2016 has been officially cancelled.

In news that might shock the monkey, Coal Chamber could be playing Soundwave 2016.

As you’re reading this, Dez Fafara and festival boss AJ Maddah are chatting on IM, likely working out the logistics of getting the band on board next year’s lineup, which has still yet to be announced in full.

Here’s what just went down on Twitter:

Coal Chamber, who released their long-awaited fourth studio album Rivals earlier this year, last played Soundwave in 2012, and Dez clearly had himself a good time.

Not only did he come back with his other band Devildriver for another helping in 2014, he now seems pretty keen to make it happen again with Coal Chamber next year.

Meanwhile, there have been 11 acts confirmed so far on the bill for Soundwave 2016: Hatebreed, metal supergroups Devil You Know and Metal Allegiance, British rock juggernauts Bring Me The Horizon, Sydney metal legends Northlane, Swedish hardcore act Refused, Los Angeles alt-rockers Failure, Brisbane riffsters Dead Letter Circus, Welsh metal outfit Bullet For My Valentine 2006 Eurovision winners, Lordi and English rockers Moose Blood.

While the official Soundwave 2016 lineup was scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow, Thursday 15th October, Maddah has taken to Twitter to hint at a further delay, which could possibly but might not be related to his ongoing efforts to lock in Baby Metal and another monster metal act for the bill. Then again, he could just be playing with us.

For a rundown of everything we know about next year’s festival as of now, check out our Soundwave 2016: What We Know So Far page.

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