Slayer and Megadeth tour Australia in October 2009

Talk about a mind-blowing double-header. Slayer and Megadeth – two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – will perform together for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand when they co-headline six shows in October.

Both Slayer and Megadeth have recently emerged from the recording studio with brand new albums – Slayer’s World Painted Blood, due out later this year, and Megadeth’s Endgame set for a September 11th release.

The bands will be well-warmed up for the Australian/New Zealand dates, as they co-headlined the “Canadian Carnage” trek in June, marking the first time they’ve shared a stage in more than 15 years. According to various Canadian press outlets: “It was a night of thrash impossible to trash…” “Tales about war, death, destruction, Satan, aliens and serial killers have never been so much fun…” “The two heavy metal heavyweights …went head-to-head on a level playing field. Both bands brought their A game. And the results were anything but pretty – unless you include pretty freakin’ loud and pretty freakin’ awesome.”

In related news, Lamb Of God, Devil Driver and Shadows Fall are touring in December.

Find Slayer on Slayer

Tickets on sale Monday 10th August 2009

Monday 5th October Logan Campbell Centre Auckland 0800 TICKETEK (842538)

Wednesday 7th October Riverstage Brisbane 136 100, Rocking Horse 07 3229 5360

Thursday 8th October Hordern Pavilion Sydney 132 849, Utopia Records 02 9571 6662

Friday 9th October Festival Hall Melbourne 136 100, Festival Hall Box Office 288 Rosslyn St West Melbourne

Sunday 11th October Thebarton Theatre Adelaide 08 8225 8888

Tuesday 13th October Challenge Stadium Perth 136 100

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