NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year's show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring MEGADETH, IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, JOB FOR A COWBOY and HIGH ON FIRE on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by DIMMU BORGIR, SHADOWS FALL and BEHEMOTH. MINISTRY, MESHUGGAH and NEVERMORE will close out the festival on Sunday night.

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival lineup so far:

MEGADETH
IN FLAMES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
JOB FOR A COWBOY
HIGH ON FIRE
DIMMU BORGIR
SHADOWS FALL
BEHEMOTH
MINISTRY
MESHUGGAH
NEVERMORE
A LIFE ONCE LOST
THE ACACIA STRAIN
AFTER THE BURIAL
ANIMOSITY
AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK
BELAY MY LAST
BORN OF OSIRIS
BRAIN DRILL
CLASSIC STRUGGLE
COCKPUNCH!
COLD WORLD
DEAD TO FALL
DEMIRICOUS
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
DISFEAR
ELUVEITIE
ELYSIA
EMBRACE THE END
EMMURE
THE END
ENSIFERUM
FIRST BLOOD
FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
THE GHOST INSIDE
GOD FORBID
HATE ETERNAL
HEMLOCK
HIGH ON FIRE
IMPENDING DOOM
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KID DEPOSIT TRIUMPH
LIGEIA
MENSREA
MONSTROSITY
MUNICIPAL WASTE
ON BROKEN WINGS
OVERKILL
RECON
RED I FLIGHT
RHINOCEROS
SHAI HALUD
SHIPWRECK A.D.
SINCE THE BLOOD
SKELETONWITCH
SLEEPING GIANT
SOILENT GREEN
SONS OF AZRAEL
STICK TO YOUR GUNS
STRAY FROM THE PATH
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD
TONY DANZA TAP DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
TRAP THEM
TURISAS
TYR
UNEXPECT
UNHOLY
VANNA
VEIL OF MAYA
VITAL REMAINS
WAKING THE CADAVER
WINDS OF PLAGUE
WITHERED
XTYRANTX

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at Tickets.com.

For more information, visit www.metalandhardcorefestival.com.

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