The Press Release:
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 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.
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 two stages at NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV — 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 of the Metalliance Tour.
View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th.
NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV:
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. Stay tuned for a torrent of continuous updates and coverage opportunities for NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV are made available via Earsplit PR, an official sponsor of this year’s event.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It might surprise you that despite being at this music journalist stuff for almost eight years that I have NOT yet managed to attend the NEMF but its not something that I can easily do. Far too many logistical issues here at home for me to monitor and remember I am usually only one person getting all of the creation of the content done as well as being the websites administrator. Maybe one of you scientific readers has a line on a clone machine or distance shifting device that allows me to zip back and forth easily. Sorry, I know that sounds weird but I just read a pile of comic books and that is where my head is at the moment. I do like a few of the bands on this years lineup and wonder what you readers think about the news on their anniversary. Will you be one of the screaming fans at this years festival? Have you gone before? Chime in down below in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you and that is what the WordPress allows for so let’s keep it flowing.