US heavy metal legends Lamb of God have been announced as the support act for Slipknot's upcoming visit to New Zealand.

This will be Lamb of God's first time on Kiwi soil since the release of their seventh studio album VII: Sturm und Drang, and since they rocked Westfest last March.

Slipknot and Lamb of God will play Auckland's Vector Arena on October 26.

Tickets go on sale today, May 23 at 11am. See Ticketmaster for details.