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More Bands Confirmed For Australia's Soundwave Festival 2012

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Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities.

Soundwave tickets go on sale on Thursday, 20th October at 9am local time for the following dates:

25th February 2012 - Brisbane
26th February 2012 - Sydney
2nd March 2012 - Melbourne
3rd March 2012 - Adelaide
5th March 2012 - Perth

The full lineup so far is now:
System Of A Down
Limp Bizkit
Marilyn Manson
A Day To Remember
Machine Head
Lamb Of God
Alter Bridge
Angels & Airwaves
Cobra Starship
The Used
You Me At Six
Devin Townsend Project
Unwritten Law
Coal Chamber
Dashboard Confessional
Forever The Sickest Kids
Raised Fist
Dillinger Escape Plan
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society
Saves The Day (playing Weezer’s Pinkerton)
Circa Survive
Steel Panther
Jack’s Mannequin
The Sisters Of Mercy
Enter Shikari
Four Year Strong
Black Veil Brides
Madina Lake
Times Of Grace
Street Dogs
The Cab
Relient K
Versa Emerge
Heroes For Hire
Kill Hannah
The Dangerous Summer
Framing Hanley
Royal Republic
I Am The Avalanche
River City Extension
Bad Religion
Strung Out
Wednesday 13
The Pretty Reckless
Shadows Fall
Tonight Alive
Motionless In White
Break Even
Heaven Shall Burn
Your Demise
A Rocket To The Moon
The Ready Set
The Menzingers
Dream On, Dreamer
Attack! Attack!
The Smoking Hearts
The Summer Set

Source: Fasterlouder

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1. metal2death writes:

by god i wish i had a way of getting to this show!

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2. coaster writes:

its about time us down under had decent festival lineups. After many years of being snubbed by many big bands around the world, the good aussie dollar is bringing many big names to perform. A festival with a lineup like this was unheard of til soundwave started - and it just keeps getting bigger! The main headlining spot is not as big as previous years with SOAD, compared to Iron Maiden, Faith No More, Alice in CHains but still a kickass lineup!

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This fastival should be in Austin, tx!!!! Wtf guess I'm just going to have to take a vacation to see it

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4. pstevo123 writes:

This festival is the best one we get down here each year,
But this show i am attending two, reason being there is way too many clashes with bands when it is only a one day festival

NP: Machine Head - Who We Are

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5. psythe writes:

AJ Maddah, my latest hero.

Devin Townsend? Cathedral?? Gojira, Zebrahead, Circa Survive, Biohazard, Machine Head, Meshuggah, Dillenger and Black Label Society????


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6. Xplayer writes:

Coal Chamber got back together?? When did this happen??

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