CAVALERA CONSPIRACY is among 20 new bands who have been confirmed for the 20th-anniversary edition of of the Big Day Out festival, set to take place in January/February 2012 in New Zealand and Australia.

The 20 new bands join previously announced headlining acts SOUNDGARDEN, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, KASABIAN, BATTLES, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, GIRL TALK, ROYKSOPP and FOSTER THE PEOPLE on the bill.

The dates are as follows:

Jan. 20 – Auckland, NZ
Jan. 22 – Gold Coast, AUS
Jan. 26 – Sydney, AUS
Jan. 29 – Melbourne, AUS
Feb. 03 – Adelaide, AUS
Feb. 05 – Perth, AUS

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“Blunt Force Trauma”, the sophomore album from CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 122 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s debut CD, “Inflikted”, opened with 9,000 units to enter the chart at No. 72.

“Blunt Force Trauma” was once again tracked with ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, who co-produced the LP with Max. Logan also mixed the follow-up to the band’s debut album, “Inflikted”, which has sold less than 50,000 copies in the United States since its March 2008 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.