MassConcerts proudly presents the first details for New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2013, today confirming the dates and preliminary list of bands for this year's occurrence of the long-running annual event.
For the 2013 installment, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on April 19, April 20 and April 21.
Commented the festival's founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: "I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year."
With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV — and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks — the confirmed headliners for the event will include HATEBREED, OPETH and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, as well as legendary thrash titans ANTHRAX performing their "Among The Living" album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.
Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16.
New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV billing is shaping up as follows:
AFTER THE BURIAL
ALPHA & OMEGA
ARK OF THE COVENANT
BORN OF OSIRIS
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
I DECLARE WAR
MOTHER OF MERCY
THOSE WHO FEAR
WITHIN THE RUINS
Since 1999, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors, at Worcester, Massachusetts' massive venue The Palladium.