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Killer to play English dates that have been on the Download Festival

The American thrash metal band, Slayer, will play their last UK show in next year's download edition.

The band, which is widely regarded as one of the most influential genres, is currently on an 80-date farewell world tour in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Together with Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax, Slayer is part of the "big four" thrash metal. Formed in 1981, a group style that quickly and aggressively produced them as a legion of fans.

The four-piece is one of 23 actions added to the line-up of the three-day festival, which takes place every year at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

Download the 2015 Festival - Third Day - Donington ParkKiss appeared in the 2015 edition of the Festival Download (Katja Ogrin / PA)

Rocker dream The Smashing Pumpkins and Eagle Of Death Metal is one of the names added to billing.

Dream Theater, Lamb Of God and Maori-metal trio Alien Weaponry have also been announced as part of a new wave of line-up additions.

They acted with Def Leppard headliners, who will play their number one album, Hysteria, in full.

Slipknot, praised by festival organizers as "one of the best live bands on the planet", was also previously announced as a play event.

Download Festival will take place from June 14-16 in 2019 at Donington Park.

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