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Soundwave Third Lineup Announcement Details

UPDATE: The third Soundwave 2014 lineup announcement has dropped — full details here.

The second lineup announcement for Soundwave Festival 2014 has been revealed, leaving a legion of happy punters, who’ll soon be moshing to the likes of Mastodon and HIM, in its wake. Now fans’ sights are sets on the third SW14 announcement and details are already coming through.

An hour before the second announcement went live, festival promoter and Australia’s most powerful industry figure AJ Maddah revealed in a tweet that organisers “will have a few internationals left over for the 3rd announcement!” after approving the art for the second reveal.

Yesterday, when asked by a fan via Twitter about what the third announcement would be composed of, Maddah informed him that it would be “Mostly locals.” This could mean fans will see the reportedly confirmed King Parrot and The Bennies on the third announcement.

When asked about the much-awaited Swedish glam metal group Crashdiet, who were expected for the first announcement and then cancelled after the loss of the group’s manager, Maddah said that “at this point they either be on 3rd announcement or not!”

Meanwhile, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison‘s new project Scar The Martyr, whom Jordison himself cryptically hinted would be heading down for Soundwave back in September, are merely “a possibility” according to Maddah.

After the unfortunate cancellation of Maddah’s Harvest Festival, many expected Mutemath and Primus to jump ship to SW14, and while Mutemath did indeed make the switch, Primus made their way over to Big Day Out.

No luck for Godsmack fans hoping to see the heavy metal four-piece at Australia’s premiere hard rock festival, with Maddah definitively telling one fan that the band definitely “wont be on SW” and that he “can’t afford to do headline tour.”

Meanwhile it’s a characteristic “nope” for Theory of a Deadman and nu-metal band Spineshank are maligned by the usual visa issues: “Spineshank can’t leave US. I think one of them may be on parole!” Typical.

Fans of Panic! At The Disco however can rejoice. Not only was the band announced as part of the massive second lineup, but Maddah told one curious Panic fanatic that the band will do a Sidewave in either “Sydney or Brisbane.”

“What are the chances of Mastodon/Baroness Sidewave in Melb?” asked one of Maddah’s Twitter acolytes, to which the promoter responded with an enthusiastic, “How good would that be? I’ll give it a go!” and also revealed that a HIM Melbourne Sidewave was “very likely.”

Maddah also stated that “about 70% of bands will do a side show. Of those most will be in Melb,” so stay tuned to Music Feeds to keep up to date with all of the news surrounding the third Soundwave Festival 2014 announcement and all of the upcoming Sidewaves.

In the meantime you can check out our list of the bands you definitely won’t see on the third lineup annnouncement.

UPDATE: The third Soundwave 2014 lineup announcement has dropped — full details here.

UPDATE: Skunk Anansie fans were waiting for the British heavy rockers to appear on one of the SW14 announcements, after AJ Maddah revealed on Twitter that he “may have promised them a spot.”

However, Maddah has now revealed that Skin and co. will not be appearing at Soundwave as a result of interfering pecuniary matters, with Maddah tweeting, “We invited them. They wanted waaaaay more money than they are worth.”

Meanwhile, fans of Melbourne progressive metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris may be in luck, with Maddah responding to questions of whether punters might see them on the Melbourne leg or the full tour with, “Yep. Amazing world class band. Would love to have them provided there is a spot left.”

UPDATE #2: Maddah has been hard at work answering non-stop fan questions, revealing, among other things, that fans can expect the Soundwave 2014 timetables in early January, saying, “I usually do the times for SW over Christmas break, so early Jan.”

“Are there any plans on bringing Deaf Havana back soon?” one curious fan of the Norfolk alternative rock act queried, with the mighty promoter responding with an enthusiastic “Yes!” while giving the prospect of Young Guns a characteristic “nope.”

Asked about System Of A Down, Maddah told one fan “I wouldn’t hold my breath,” with Darkest Hour or Smoking Hearts also ruled out. As for Sidewaves, Maddah says a Melbourne Gojira show is “Very likely!”, as is a HIM Sidewave.

UPDATE #3: More third lineup news has been coming through, courtesy of the main man’s Twitter account, with AJ Maddah recently tweeting, “Trying actively to find a spot for [Darkc3ll]. They really desrve (sic) it,” to which the band Brisbane industrial band replied with sincere thanks.

Black Sabbath? “Never,” unfortunately. Though conventional wisdom and pure physics dictates that Ozzy and the boys will never die, Maddah told one fan that the boys, who’ve been at it since the late 60s, “cannot play the intense SW schedule.”

“Fuck how good would Coldrain be? I have gone bonkers for that band. Will call them tomorrow and see if we can get them!” Maddah emphatically tweeted about the Japanese rock group, while Maddah revealed that he has a pact with Virginian act Conditions for Soundwave 2015.

The Wonder Years “were supposed to do Warped but it didn’t work out,” says Maddah, much to his dismay, saying he is “sure it will happen.” Fans might be able to look out for them at SW15, possibly along with Kings of Chaos, who Maddah “very nearly booked…for SW14.”

Forever The Sickest Kids have a “less than zero” chance of appearing at Soundwave 2014, and the same could be said for Bloodhoud Gang, with Maddah saying “not this time. But would love to have them for 2015,” permitted they’re not busy dealing with lawyers in Russia.

“Nope” to The Pretty Reckless, and “zero” chance of prog-metal icons Dream Theatre making an appearance, “not this time” for The Front Bottoms, but Maddah loves the band and “would be happy to bring them to Aus!” and likewise Swedes Sabaton.

Make Them Suffer are a possibility for the third announcement, with Maddah saying he’s “Trying to get MTS on to the bill. Not sure if it’ll be possible,” while in the same tweet dashing the hopes of Erra fans. And Manowar fans will likely have to wait till 2015.

UPDATE #4: Maddah has stated that Las Vegas post-hardcore band Falling In Reverse are “confirmed” for Soundwave, but the promoter won’t make an official announcement until “we have visas approved.” When asked about the band’s appearance on the SW14 lineup in March, the promoter answered “doubt it.”

UPDATE #5: Since the release of the second lineup, many Soundwave fans have expressed a desire to see industrial stalwarts and Nine Inch Nails affiliates Filter make the 2014 roster and it looks as though Richard Patrick and co. are in with a shot.

After Maddah made a tweet about his sister-in-law’s resemblance to Shrek (no, we’re not making that up), he received correspondence from the official Filter Twitter account, who understandably wrote, “Oh man. That was cold. hahahaha.” Maddah in-turn replied with good news for fans.

“Your douchebag agent emailed me last week. Would be exciting to get you on #SW14. Hope we can make it work,” the mogul wrote. According to the official Filter Facebook, earlier this year frontman Patrick revealed that the band had plans to return to Australia and New Zealand in 2014.Soundwave Festival 2014 Third Lineup Announcement

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