In the Hard Rock Football League, bands represent their respective cities in a playoff-like competition. This first round matchup pits Slipknot's Iowa Maggots against Five Finger Death Punch's Las Vegas Knuckleheads.

Inspired by Motley Crue's Vince Neil recently being awarded a Las Vegas Arena Football League team and Kiss having their own Los Angeles AFL team, we've teamed up with Ultimate Classic Rock to create the Hard Rock Football league featuring 16 teams.

Slipknot's Iowa Maggots enter this battle after with a new-look team, but rest assured all hope is not gone. They're ready to step up to the challenge, hoping to snuff out the dreams of Five Finger Death Punch's Las Vegas Knuckleheads in the process. The Maggots are waiting to bleed for victory and are ready for the opening kickoff as the band emerges from the studio for their new album '.5: The Gray Chapter,' due in October.

Five Finger Death Punch's Las Vegas Knuckleheads are ready to do some bleeding of their own. They're battle born and coming down the tunnel ready to show off their pride at wearing the Knucklehead colors. It's not hard to see that these guys can never get enough. But will they be coming back for more? That's up to you. Catch the band rocking 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell' on tour this fall.

So there you have it -- it's Slipknot's Iowa Maggots stepping onto the gridiron against Five Finger Death Punch's Las Vegas Knuckleheads. Vote for your favorite team in the poll provided below. You can vote up to once per hour through Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 8AM ET, with the winner moving onto the next round. In the end, Loudwire's champion will square off against Ultimate Classic Rock's victor in the final bowl game.

Loudwire's Hard Rock Football League Bracket

Ultimate Classic Rock's Hard Rock Football League Bracket