ALL THAT REMAINS, LAMB OF GOD To Headline NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be ALL THAT REMAINS, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants LAMB OF GOD as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID and MUNICIPAL WASTE. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

Friday, April 17:

Story continues after advertisement

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
AGGRESSIVE DOGS
ALL THAT REMAINS
AUGUST BURNS RED
CATTLE DECAPITATION
DECREPIT BIRTH
INTRONAUT
KATAKLYSM
KYLESA
LAZARUS A.D.
LEFT TO VANISH
NAPALM DEATH
PSYCROPTIC
PSYOPUS
ROSE FUNERAL
SUFFOCATION
THE ACACIA STRAIN
THE HAUNTED
TOXIC HOLOCAUST
TRAP THEM
VEIL OF MAYA
WHITECHAPEL
WITHERED
WOE OF TYRANTS
XAFBX
XWARX

Doors open at 12 noon.

Saturday, April 18:

ACARO
ALL SHALL PERISH
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE
BOOK OF BLACK EARTH
CENTURY
COLD WORLD
CRUEL HAND
DEAD SWANS
DEFEATER
EMMURE
ENERGY
HAVE HEART
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE
LAMB OF GOD
LANDMINE MARATHON
SHAI HULUD
SHIPWRECK
TERROR
THE CARRIER
THIS IS HELL
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
UNHOLY
WINDS OF PLAGUE
WITHERED

Doors open at 12 noon.

More bands will be announced soon.

The Thursday night pre-party will be a unique event combining film and music. The party will kick off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley" (which is called "Chemical Wedding" internationally), co-written by none other than IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips ad they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, ANVIL, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal," influenced a musical generation that includes METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX, despite ever hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders. Atticus is the official sponsor of the pre-party.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets will be available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now online and will go on sale through the other outlets this Saturday.

For more information, visit www.metalandhardcorefestival.com.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).