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Posted on February 12, 2008

The mightiest metal tour in years is set to hit the UK this November. ‘THE BLACK CRUSADE’ brings together four of the leading lights in metal for a string of UK arena shows. Headed up by MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM, the tour will march through the UK with DRAGONFORCE, ARCH ENEMY and a third special guest act (tba) in tow.

MACHINE HEAD royally levelled Donington’s Download Festival this weekend and reminded the crowd why they’re one of the best live metal bands in the world today. Talking about the tour, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn was in boisterous form, enthusing “We’re so goddamned jacked-up to do this! It’s going to be completely fucking sick! We cannot wait to plunder all of the vodka in all your towns and see our beer-breathed brethren pillaging along side us. We’re stoked to be sharing stages and brown-eyes with our boys in Trivium once again and are looking forward to hanging out with all the other bands.”

Meanwhile, TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy is equally excited: “It’s going to be a really amazing show for the fans. Rarely is there a tour where every single band is such a dominating force in the music world. MACHINE HEAD have always been revolutionary in bringing monumental albums every damn time they put one out; DRAGONFORCE are sweeping (literally and guitar-atively) the entire world with their lightning fast precision and incredibly memorable tracks; and ARCH ENEMY are queen and kings of a metal capable of being so brutal and heavy, yet so melodic and catchy. It's great to look at this line-up purely as a music fan and know that us Triviums are gonna have a fantastic time ourselves, being able to watch some of our favourite bands who also happen to be some of our best friends in the metal world.”

Dates line up as follows:

Tue 20 Nov Glasgow SECC 0870 040 4000
Wed 21 Nov Manchester MEN Arena 0870 190 8000
Fri 23 Nov Birmingham NEC 0870 909 4133
Sat 24 Nov London Brixton Academy 0870 771 2000
Sun 25 Nov London Brixton Academy 0870 771 2000
Mon 26 Nov Cardiff CIA Arena 029 2022 4488

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