Machine Head are to support Metallica at Wembley Stadium next month.

The band replace Bullet For My Valentine who withdrew due to health reasons.

To say MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel is looking forward to it would be an understatement: "Holy Crap!!!" he enthuses. "A monstrous cherry just got plopped on top of our already huge European festival run pie, in the shape of the Metallica show at Wembley Stadium. Are you effin' kidding me?!? We couldn't have asked for a better ending to this amazing ride through Europe than to play with our Bay Area brothers at this legendary venue. WOO HOO!!"

The other acts playing on July 8 are HIM and Mastodon.