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Initiated in the year 1999, New England’s Metal & Hardcore Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary consecutively at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. While the first line-up of artists have been announced; "many more bands" are still to be confirmed! Tickets may be purchased directly on the official website linked here.
There are (3) tiers of tickets to consider:
1. Friday, April 20th ($45-50);
2. Saturday, April 21st ($45-50); or
3. Friday & Saturday Bundle ($85-95).
New England’s Metal & Hardcore Fest | 2018 “First Announced” Lineup
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Nile, Soulfly, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, Winds Of Plague, Enterprise Earth, Rivers Of Nihil, Shadow Of Intent, Archspire, Spite, Great American Ghost, Sanction, Bodysnatcher, I Am, Downswing, Buried Above Ground, Distinguisher.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Kamelot, Life Of Agony, Delain, Doyle, Candiria, Powerglove, Battle Beast, War of Ages, Dead By Wednesday, Noxii Arena.
New England’s Metal & Hardcore Fest Headliners | Latest Music Review
Yet to personally attend the New England festival despite its legacy for the past 20 years; Additionally, I have yet to participate at a live performance of headliners (04.20) Morbid Angel or (04.21) Kamelot either; inspiration for a new music* review!
Morbid Angel | “For No Master” | Video Released: January 29th, 2018
What a heavy loaded song, "For No Master" from Morbid Angel's album 'Kingdoms Disdained' (12.01.17); sick demonic album artwork! This band's genre is defined on public forums as death metal which according to online encyclopedia, "employs heavily distorted and low-tuned guitars, palm muting, tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, aggressive powerful drumming, abrupt tempo & time signature changes, lyrical themes involving mysticism, torture, politics, and slasher-film stylized occultism." Felt the need to quote this entire section about death metal because these style attributes resonate with Morbid Angel's recent album. Catch them live @ New England’s Metal & Hardcore Fest : Friday, April 20th.
Kamelot | "Ravenlight" | Video Released: March 03, 2018
Kamelot’s new album drops April 6th, 2018 via Napalm Records, this single "Ravenlight" is packed with visual anticipation; The graphic animation is stunning! This band's genre is power metal which is described as "a faster, lighter, uplifting; exploring fantasy, choruses, theatrics, powerful sound." This specification is definitely true in my opinion of "Ravenlight;" it reminds me of a movie soundtrack, where a superhero meets a villain and there's an element of power motivation. They’ll be headlining @ New England’s Metal & Hardcore Fest : Saturday, April 21st.
In Celebration of 20th Anniversary
Past performance alumni from New England’s Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester MA, include (but are not limited to) acts such as:
2017 | 19th Anniverary | Testament, Sepultura, Sabaton, Katatonia.
2013 | 15th Anniversary | Turnstile, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies.
2008 | 10th Anniversary | Megadeth, Behemoth, Ministry, Stick to Your Guns.
2003 | 5th Anniversary | Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon.
1999 | 1st Anniverary | Gwar, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Overkill.
If you could re-live a past line-up from the selection above;
VIP Tickets | Please follow this official link here or click the photo below!