Soundwave 2013 third lineup details

The third round of the Soundwave 2013 lineup announcement will feature “1 or two sizeable bands” adding to the massive bill that already boasts Metallica, Slayer, Paramore, Garbage and Blink-182. These final additions will be revealed some time in September or early October.

Prior to revealing the second lineup last week, festival boss AJ Maddah had said there wouldn’t be a third release but he has been forced to schedule another announcement as two of the metal bands had to be pulled off the announcement “til further notice… Til they sort some things out…” and because “The Vandals haven’t confirmed yet”. (With Paramore and A Perfect Circle already on the bill the addition of The Vandals would make it a very busy tour for drummer-for-hire Josh Freese.

While it appears that there will be more metal on the third lineup don’t get your hopes up for any glam rock or ska, although Maddah has noted that there are “a buttload of ska tours coming up” including a visit from Reel Big Fish before the end of the year.

Although the presence of Metallica and Anthrax on the lineup has led to speculation that Slayer and Megadeth could join the lineup to complete the Big Four Maddah has declared that “this is not a big 4 gig.”

So it’s likely that the third lineup announcements could see The Vandals and at least two more metal acts added plus a few more local acts to join Confession and The Amity Affliction on the lineup. Maddah has already announced that Sydney metal crew Northlane will play on “a couple of the dates”.