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Two more acts added toSoundwave 2013 lineup

Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has revealed that the festival’s lineup which already includes 73 bands including Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink 182, A Perfect Circle, Paramore, Garbage, Slayer is set to grow with the addition of two acts next week.

The most likely candidates for these two new places on the lineup are sludge metal crew Baroness, and Creed and Alter Bridge lead guitarist Mark Tremonti.

The day before the second lineup announcement for Soundwave 2013, Maddah had also announced that he’d been forced to “pull 2 of the metal [acts] off the announcement til further notice” and confirmed that one of those acts was Baroness, who had been involved in a serious accident the day before. The band’s tour bus crashed in heavy rain and fell nine metres from a viaduct near Bath, England. Frontman John Baizley suffered a broken left arm and broken left leg. Drummer Allen Blickle and bassist Matt Maggioni both suffered fractured vertebrae.

The addition of Tremonti to the Soundwave lineup is far clearer with Maddah declaring on Twitter: “IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN!”. Tremonti has been awarded the title of “Guitarist of the Year” three times by Guitar World and in last year Total Guitar magazine named him the fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist of all time. His debut solo album, All I Was, was released in July this year.

In other Soundwave lineup news, Jamey Jasta of Kindom of Sorrow has teased fans by announcing that he “might bring in a VERY special guest to play guitar or bass” on the Soundwave tour. KoS touring bassist Aaron “Bubble” Patrick (Devildriver) and guitarist Steve Gibb (Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees son, Black Label Society, Crowbar) are unable to join KoS on the Soundwave tour.

We go behind the Soundwave line-up announcement to present a definitive guide to everything you need (and don’t really need) to know about next year’s Soundwave.

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crob said on the 17th Oct, 2012

thank god... the lineup was looking a little sparse


loudQUIETloud said on the 17th Oct, 2012

Baroness/The Sword/Red Fang sidewave please.


hellboy1975 said on the 17th Oct, 2012

not so sure about baroness to be honest. sounds like john is a long way from being ready to play again, but i'd be pretty happy if they did.


shazie said on the 17th Oct, 2012

Would be happy with Mark Trmonti, would also be happy with Creed(never thought I'd say that) to free up clashes.


grattan said on the 17th Oct, 2012

For what it's worth Maddah has ruled out Placebo, Veara, The Story So Far or For Today being added as one of these 2 new bands.

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Patrick Holmes said on the 17th Oct, 2012

Would not have been too happy if Placebo were to have been added this late in the game. They could have easily got me there, so happy to hear.

Also, Creed... really? ...
I mean..... really?


RocknrollHendo said on the 17th Oct, 2012

I know it's been said a 100 times but Deftones? has AJ ruled them out?

I dream of a Maynard with Deftones Passenger. Was so gutted we didn't get it at the BDO last year.


hellboy1975 said on the 20th Oct, 2012

read the article again - creed aren't playing....


AdelheidePhotography said on the 20th Oct, 2012

I'm flying to Sydney for SW this year, so Baroness and Deftones would make me VERY happy.


grattan said on the 26th Oct, 2012

Shock news! Soundwave announcement delayed.

Soundwave Festival - not sure when we're announcing. Watch this space