Defenders Of the Faith II Is Coming!
Our one-stop guide to tomorrows Defenders of the Faith II kick-off! Get your tickets here!
Alright, alright, alright. We know it’s our own tour but look at that f’n line-up! Surely we’re allowed to blow our own trumpets on this one, aren’t we?
Here’s our one-stop guide on why you need to shake yo’ ass down to a venue near you to see Lamb Of God, Dimmu Borgir, Unearth and Five Finger Death Punch at this year’s Defenders Of The Faith II!
Lamb Of God
Lamb Of God’s ‘Wrath’ is a truly superb record that should turn the band from being a huge cult metal act into one of the biggest metal bands alive (see our track-by-track review). You know the way Pantera crashed the mainstream with ‘Far Beyond Driven’? Get ready for that to happen all over again.
Not renowned for touring our shores often, they owned Donington last time they visited us for Download in 2007 and seeing them indoors will be carnage and we can’t wait.
The best metal stage show outside of Rammstein and Kiss. Dramatic, intense and heavy as an elephants ball-sack, Dimmu are always an event when they roll into town. Silenoz has already told us why we should be excited, let’s not argue with him.
This is also, in all likelihood, the last chance you will get to catch Dimmu for a while as the ‘In Sorte Diaboli’ touring cycle draws to a close. Miss them and you could spend a long time waiting for them to return.
As exciting a live band as you will find. If you’ve never seen Unearth live, it’s something akin to seeing Anthrax in the last portion of the 80′s and accolades don’t come much higher than that.
The perfect metal/hardcore crossover live show with bags of fun thrown in just for the fuck of it. Don’t underestimate Unearth, these guys have a real shot at stealing the show.
Five Finger Death Punch
All hail the n00bs! Our Deputy Editor Caren Gibson saw them on Friday and insists this could be the next big thing. It’s their first UK shows and everyone wants to be the first to see a hot new act. make sure you’re amongst the first to catch Rockstar Mayhem tour stars Five Finger Death Punch!
So there you go. The bottom line: miss Defenders Of The Faith II at your peril. If there’s a hotter metal package tour this year, we’ll eat our hat.