And just like that, there are now 16 acts remaining in Loudwire's quest to find the best live band in hard rock and metal. Round 2 of the tournament in now underway as we give you, the Loudwire readers, a chance to have your say in who is the best live act.

Looking at the remaining competitors, you've got some of metal's most enduring bands (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica), rock legends (AC/DC, Alice Cooper, KISS, Motley Crue), some of the biggest touring acts of the past 20 years (Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Tool, Rammstein, X Japan) and a few of the 21st century's biggest acts (Slipknot, Avenged SevenfoldSystem of a Down).

Who will take home the title of rock and metal's best live band? The vote is in your hands. This second round of voting runs through Tuesday, July 21 at 10AM ET and you're able to vote once per hour in each matchup, so make sure you come back often to ensure your favorite act advances. Now get started by clicking the red button below and checking out the first matchup of Round 2.