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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.
Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...
Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.
Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.
Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...
More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Keep of Kalessin
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:
"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."
A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009
Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.
Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...
Narrows hass issued the following update:
"..."Yes, the album is now officially completed. It was mastered this past Friday by Matt Bayles and we are very excited for everyone to hear it. We will be posting a track from the album in a few weeks, and hope you all enjoy it.
"We are finalizing the album name and will begin on artwork soon. We had wanted to get this out before the end of the year, but this whole distance thing can get a bit complicated at times. It would have been nice to tour on something besides a 7", but what can you do, it's punk rock right? We think the record will now be released around March-ish..."
Here are the latest Narrows tour dates:
12/11: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Trap Them, These Arms Are Snakes
12/12: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre w/ Trap Them, These Arms Are Snakes
12/14: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill w/ Trap Them, These Arms Are Snakes
12/15: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Trap Them, These Arms Are Snakes
12/16: Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory w/ Trap Them, These Arms Are Snakes
12/17: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Trap Them, These Arms Are Snakes
Trap Them is readying their new album, "Seizures In Barren Praise," for a November 11 release. Vinyl will follow shortly thereafter.
Once again engineered by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, "Seizures In Barren Praise" shows Trap Them at their most vicious.
"Barren Praise" is a fictional ghost town version of every non-fiction town" says McKenney. "Lyrically, previous Trap Them releases are all stories from people who had lived in "Barren Praise" before deciding to up and leave. This is the story of those who stayed behind to tell the stories of watching everything unfold..." states McKenney.
The band is currently rounding out the final dates for an extensive east coast tour of the U.S. and Canada and has announced a record release show and European tour dates as well. The latest Trap Them tour dates are as follows: More...
Deathwish/Malfunction Records has released yet another free digital sampler. This time around not only do you get free songs from classic/new/upcoming releases, but also newly announced artists and their affiliated labels (Eyeball, Lockin' Out, A389, 1-6-Oh/Animal Style, Narshaada, and more) have donated songs to this project, making it possible for you to check out these label's releases while you get familiar with artists currently working on their anticipated Deathwish releases.
This free Fall Sampler 2008 features 21 songs from bands including: Trap Them, Blacklisted, Cold World, Narrows, 108, United Nations*, The Carrier, Carpathian, The Hope Conspiracy, Victims, Killing The Dream, Lewd Acts*, End of a Year*, Rot In Hell*, Rise And Fall, Reign Supreme, Bitter End, New Lows*, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, and Supermachiner.
* Songs appear courtesy of their respective labels, see insert for details.
Be sure check out the back cover artwork (included in the zip file) for a coupon code good for 10% off your next DW Estore purchase, valid until the end of November. Just enter this code during checkout to receive your discount.
Before joining the BLACKEST OF THE BLACK tour with DANZIG and DIMMU BORGIR on October 9 in Miami Beach, Florida, SKELETONWITCH will be playing some headlining dates. Bands providing support on select dates include TRAP THEM (Deathwish) and THE GATES OF SLUMBER (Profound Lore). The tour dates are listed below.
In addition, on October 30, SKELETONWITCH is teaming up with Dallas/Ft. Worth based Music Feeds People to raise monetary and food donations for the North Texas Food Bank. Fans in the area can hang with the band after their BLACKEST OF THE BLACK performance in exchange for donations. More details can be found here.
SKELETONWITCH continues to support the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release and features artwork from Baroness’ John Baizley and production courtesy of Corey Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR). The record is the follow-up to the band’s self-released EP, "Worship The Witch." Recently returning from a European tour alongside Hate Eternal, Cephalic Carnage, and Deaborn in May and June, having already toured Stateside this year with the likes of Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord, and more, in addition to a busy 2007 on the.
Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...
GRIEF will be embarking on a European tour with TRAP THEM in November. You can check out the latest confirmed dates online here. The band has also lined up the following upcoming U.S. shows:
October 24 - Baltimore, MD @ The Nowarehouse
October 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
October 31 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
May 22-24 - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest VII
The release date has been set for Trap Them's new album, entitled "Seizures In Barren Praise." The CD will arrive in stores on 11/11 and vinyl will follow shortly thereafter.
In the meantime, you can check out the Trap Them "Seizures In Barren Praise" audio player on their label's site.
Finally, the latest Trap Them tour dates are as follows: More...
Deathwish/Malfunction Records has released a free collection of new and unreleased songs from some of their most anticipated releases of the year. Bands include: Killing The Dream, Blacklisted, Cold World, Reign Supreme, Narrows, Trap Them, Bitter End, The Carrier, Life Long Tragedy, Meltdown, Shipwreck a.d., and Pulling Teeth. The download also includes a coupon code good for 10% off your next Deathwish Estore purchase on the back cover artwork, valid through the month of June. Just enter this code during checkout to receive your discount.
Trap Them will be utilizing the services of drummer Mike Justian (Unearth, The Red Chord) in the near future, as they've recently parted ways with their last drummer. Justian will perform with the band during their upcoming shows with Disfear. More importantly, he will appear on the group's next Deathwish Inc. release, "Seizures in Barren Praise." The effort will be recorded in June at Godcity studios in Massachusetts.
The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.
The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.
"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."
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. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.
Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.
The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.
Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.
Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.
The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.
The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:
Friday, April 18th
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??
Saturday, April 19th More...
Black Market Activities has announced the signing on Vermont natives, Romans.
After years of toiling with different bands and styles, Justin Gonyea (guitar) teamed up with Ben Lee (guitar) and Kevin Savage (drums) in the winter of 2006. The band sought the services of Sean Martin (bass) and Tom Kelly (vocals) rounded out the bands current line-up.
Romans, still new on the scene, is already making an impact with their self-released debut “All Those Wrists.” While the chaotic speed of Converge, heavy ambiance of Isis, space-rock of Failure and Cave In, and the balls-out rock of Queens of The Stone Age can be heard on “All Those Wrists”; Romans choose to play without limitations. You can check out tracks from “All those Wrists” at the band's MySpace page.
Romans will be playing a series of shows with Trap Them:
03/10 Pittsburgh, PA Siren Records w/ Passion
03/14 Boston, MA Wadzilla Mansion w/ Black Ships and Furnace
03/15 Burlington, VT w/ Black Ships
Tom Kelly – vocals and synth
Justin Gonyea – guitars
Kevin Savage – drums
Sean Martin – bass
“All Those Wrists” will be re-released by Black Market Activities in Spring 2008.
Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!
Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…
“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”
Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.
Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)
Friday, April 18th:
THE RED CHORD
+ more TBA
Saturday, April 19th:
+ more TBA
Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
AT ALL COST
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA
EXTREME NOISE TERROR and TRAP THEM will team up for the following upcoming tour dates:
April 10 - Victorville, CA @ Karma w/ Phobia, Strong Intention
April 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ One Place w/ Phobia, Strong Intention
April 12 - Tijuana, MEX @ Bar Aloha w/ Phobia, Strong Intention
April 13 - Fresno, CA @ Info Shop w/ Phobia, Attitude Adjustment, Strong Intention
April 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Silk Bar w/ Strong Intention
April 15 - Medford, CA @ T.B.A. w/ Strong Intention
April 16 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 w/ Sanctum, Strong Intention
April 17 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon w/ Sanctum, Hellshock, Strong Intention
April 18 - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street w/ Stormcrow, Strong Intention
April 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club w/ Strong Intention
April 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ LA Murder Fest
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.
Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, 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, Job for a Cowboy, 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 Flood, 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, and 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.
Ruiner and Killing The Dream have lined up a short run of June tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:
6/14 Providence, RI @ Club Hell w/ Trap Them
6/15 Perth Amboy, NJ @ Copa De Oro w/ Trap Them
6/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Trap Them
6/17 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head w/ Trap Them
6/18 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records w/ Trap Them
6/19 Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Trap Them
6/20 Montreal, QUE @ Black Dot
6/21 Haverhill, MA @ Welfare Records
This year's Los Angeles Murderfest will take place on April 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature two stages and although headliners have yet to be announced, the following acts are slated to perform:
The Red Chord
Today Is The Day
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Extreme Noise Terror
England’s EXTREME NOISE TERROR and metallers TRAP THEM are planning a tour of the west coast this April, which comes in support of the two bands’ recently announced split 7?, which will only be available on the aforementioned tour. Dates are forthcoming.