Soundwave 2014 'Best Moment' predictions
Tickets have now gone on sale and Soundwave will be here before you know it. After this year’s festival, 2014 has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, the first announcement of next year’s lineup has not disappointed. With expectations high, we decided to make a few predictions for Soundwave 2014...
Back in Black
For the country’s premier hard rock and metal festival, expect ninety per cent of the crowd to be dressed in black. Those who haven’t dressed appropriately can hang their heads in shame for messing up big time after putting all their black t-shirts in the wash at the same time.
Korn will have Soundwave bouncing
With their infectious grooves and thumping beats, Korn will have the crowd jumping like no other band on the bill. Still rocking after more than 20 years, the nu metal pioneers will get the crowd moshing like its 1999!
An unknown band will blow you away
You may have never heard of them or they may be a band you’d never thought about seeing live but someone will put on a show you won’t forget. It might even inspire you to go out and get their record or buy their t-shirt!
A ‘shocking’ performance by Gwar
Call it horror, call it comedy, but definitely call it heavy. Be prepared for some laughs and some jaw dropping moments from the obscene Gwar. The live performance from the shock metal pioneers is one that’s not to be missed.
The Devil horns will get a work out
More than any other festival in the country, Soundwave is a chance to throw up the horns. The heavier the band the more fists will pump and long-haired heads will thrash around. Horns up!
Megadeth are better than Metallica
The speed metal purist who is the authority on all things metal will confirm for his naive mate that Megadeth are better than Metallica. He thought Metallica, “who sold out in the ‘80s,” were ok last year but is coming this time around just for Megadeth. “No one thrashes like Megadeth!”
Stone Temple Pilots will rock with Chester Bennington
Whilst we would all love to see STP rocking out with Scott Weiland up front again, it’s highly unlikely to happen anytime soon. Bennington should be a good replacement though. He was awesome with Linkin Park this year and should provide more of the same for STP in 2014!
You won’t see every band you want to
The lineup might not be as big as 2013, but there are still too many good bands on the bill to see them all. With multiple stages clashes, you might have to make a choice between that killer new band and an old favourite.
Rob Zombie will be super cool
The ‘Dragula’ singer will prowl the stage like a heavy metal Mick Jagger and deliver a performance that is energetic, theatrical and memorable. Should we expect anything less from the man that brought us ‘House of 1000 Corpses’?
Green Day will bring down the house
Reportedly playing a 2.5 hour set that includes a performance of their hit album ‘Dookie’ in full, Green Day will prove to be a worthy headliner. More than four years since their last tour of Australia, Billy Joe and the boys are set to show why they are the biggest punk band in the world.
— David Thomas