Lamb of God to join Slipknot in Auckland

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The heavyweights of metal are coming to New Zealand, for what's set to be a head banging extravaganza.

Lamb of God have announced they'll be supporting Slipknot in their New Zealand tour later this year.

They last played here in 2015 -- in 2013, lead singer Randy Blythe was acquitted on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic over the death of a 19 year old fan who was pushed offstage.

Their seventh studio album, VII: Sturm Und Drangn was released last July and earned Lamb of God their fifth Grammy nomination since 2007. The heavy-metal-titans have spent much of the past 12 months on the road, meaning they’ll be well rehearsed by the time they hit New Zealand.

Slipknot have also earned its stripes as heayweights of the music world, and last played to Kiwi maggots (fans) in 2008. Their 2014 album .5: The Gray Chapter debuted number one on the Billboard charts, and has produced a number of hits including 'The Devil In I', and 'The Negative One'.

The masked monsters of metal have racked up numerous accolades since erupting onto the scene in 1999, including 11 platinum record certifications, and a Grammy for Best Metal Performance.

Slipknot and Lamb of God will take the stage at Auckland’s Vector Arena on October 26th, with tickets going on sale today.

As someone who has seen both of these legendary hell-raisers live, I can wholeheartedly say it won’t be for the fainthearted.

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