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Florida titans join with Metalcore and Goblin Metal bands
The 2014 Kerrang! Tour will be headlined by Limp Bizkit, with guest appearances by Crossfaith and Nekrogoblikon.
The 11-date trek around the UK and Ireland begins on February 8 at Cardiff University and finishes on February 21 at London O2 Academy Brixton. In between are shows in Liverpool, Dublin, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Norwich and Southampton.
Limp Bizkit on stage in Paris in 2009 (Pic: cgo2/ Wikipedia)
Nu Metal veterans Limp Bizkit - Fred Durst (vocals), Wes Borland (guitars), Sam Rivers (bass), and John Otto (drums) - headlined the second stage at this year's Download Festival and will use the Kerrang! Tour to launch their new album.
Fred Durst says: "It's an honour to headline the Kerrang! Tour. It's a really inspirational and motivational thing for Limp Bizkit. We're going through a pretty amazing phase in our journey and it couldn't have come at a better time. The Kerrang! Tour will be the official launch of Stampede Of The Disco Elephants. I can't tell you how magical that feels. It's gonna get chaotic and wild!"
Japanese Metalcore: Crossfaith
Joining Limp Bizkit are Japanese Metalcore five-piece Crossfaith, who performed at this year's Reading and Leeds Festival. They are due to release their new album, Apocalyze, on September 9.
Singer Kenta Koie tells fans: "Thank you so much for having us back to your beautiful country. This is our favourite country to tour and we are so excited to be coming back. Limp Bizkit is a huge influence on our music and we are incredibly honoured to be asked to tour with them."
Goblin Metal: Nekrogoblikon
The third band on the bill are California's Nekrogoblikon whose new album is called power. Their music is dubbed Goblin Metal and since bursting out with 2012 single, No One Survives, their monstrous skull-crushing sound has soared in popularity. They played on the Pepsi Max stage at the Download Festival this summer.
Kerrang! Editor James McMahon says: "I'm really excited about the 2014 Kerrang! Tour. I'm especially pleased we've got the ticket down to £20 because it's really important for us to provide value for money to the rock fans who are the lifeblood of what we do. Limp Bizkit are basically the Kerrang! office house band - it's what we play at work to get us through deadlines.''
Kerrang! 2014 UK and Ireland tour dates:
Feb 8: Cardiff University Great Hall; Feb 9: Liverpool O2 Academy; Feb 11: Dublin Olympia;
Feb 12: Bristol O2 Academy;
Feb 13: Birmingham O2 Academy;
Feb 15: Newcastle O2 Academy;
Feb 16: Glasgow O2 Academy;
Feb 17: Manchester Academy;
Feb 19: Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, University of East Anglia;
Feb 20: Southampton Guildhall;
Feb 21: London O2 Academy Brixton.