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The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.
The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.
“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.
The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.
Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.
Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...
Deathwish/Malfunction along with Six Feet Under Records have produced "MMIX," their most ambitious and ridiculous free digital sampler to date. "MMIX" features 19 songs (15 unreleased) and two behind the scenes videos from some of the most anticipated hardcore/punk/metal releases of the 2009. Many of these songs/videos have never heard/seen before by anyone, anywhere before.
Here is the complete tracklisting:
1. In The Shadow Of God - The Hope Conspiracy
2. Chambered - Narrows
3. Nightcrawlers - Lewd Acts
4. Last Wave - Coliseum
5. Breaking Out - Victims
6. Slipping Away - Reign Supreme
7. Flesh and Below - Trap Them
8. Lies - Nails
9. Coyotenia - Rot in Hell
10. Divide - Mother of Mercy
11. Spirals - Carpathian
12. Forever Is Destroyed - 108
13. Culture - Ressurection
14. Walter Miller Jr. - End of a Year
15. Do You Like To Slam Dance? - Doomriders
16. Bloodwolves - Pulling Teeth
17. Learn To Love The Lie - Integrity
18. Bitter Cold - Supermachiner
19. Heavy Blood (Empty Version) - J. Bannon
You can download the Deathwish Spring 2009 Sampler free from the following links:
Check out the back cover art for a special discount in the Deathwish Estore, valid through the month of March.
New Hampshire metallers, the_Network, have announced that they will be hitting the road with Australia's Robotosauras for April and May. This will be the band's first ever trek to Australia. the_Network’s has recently released a split with UK's Throats called "Notes from the Turncoat Campaign."
the_Network's tour dates are as follows:
03/06 - Catano, PR - SOS Burger
03/07 - TBA, PR - TBA
03/08 - Rio Piedras, PR - Taller Ce
04/07 - Haverhill, MA - Anchors Up w/ Trap Them and Furnace
04/23 - Adelaide, South Australia - Adelaide Uni
04/24 - Melbourne, Victoria - Arthouse w/ The Abandonment
04/25 - Melbourne, Victoria - Pony
04/26 - Melbourne, Victoria - Catfood Press
04/28 - Sydney, New South Wales - Dirty Shirlows
04/29 - Sydney, New South Wales - Hermanns
05/01 - Brisbane, Queensland - Rosie’s live w/ A Secret Death
05/02 - Brisbane, Queensland - Ahimsa House w/ A Secret Death
Abigail Williams will apparantly no longer be a part of Napalm Death's big tour of North America. Replacing them on the bill will be Coliseum. Still on the bill are Toxic Holocaust, Kataklysm and Trap Them.
The tour dates are as follows:
April 10 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
April 11 - New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theater
April 12 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 13 - Cincinnatti, OH @ Madhatter
April 14 - Rochester, NY @ tba
April 15 - Sudbury, ON @ Serbian Center
April 17 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal And Hardcore Festival
April 18 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
April 19 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
April 20 - Virginia Beach, VA @ tba
April 21 - Spartanburg, NC @ tba
April 22 - Nashville, TN @ tba
April 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 24 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
April 25 - Jackson, MS @ Swell Skateshop
April 26 - Austin, TX @ Emos
April 27 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
April 28 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 29 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
April 30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
May 1 - Tucsonm AZ @ tba
May 2 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
May 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
May 5 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
May 6 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
May 8 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
May 9 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
May 10 - Des Moines, IA @ tba
May 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ tba
May 12 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar
May 13 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
May 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
May 15 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
May 16 - Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
May 17 - Montreal, QC @ Fourfounes
May 18 - TBA @ TBA
May 18 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
Napalm Death has announced that they will be touring North America alongside Toxic Holocaust, Kataklysm, Abigail Williams, and Trap Them. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
4/10 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4/11 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
4/12 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
4/13 Cincinnati, OH @ The Madhatter
4/14 Rochester, NY @ TBA
4/15 Sudbury, ON @ Serbian Center
4/17 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal Fest
4/18 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
4/19 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/20 Virginia Beach, VA @ TBA
4/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/22 Nashville, TN @ TBA
4/23 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
4/24 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
4/26 Austin, TX @ Emo's
4/27 Houston, TX @ Meridian
4/28 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4/29 Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theater
4/30 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
5/01 Tucson, AZ @ TBA
5/02 San Diego, CA @ Soma
5/03 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
5/04 San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
5/05 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/06 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/08 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5/09 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/10 Des Moines, IA @ TBA
5/11 Milwaukee, WI @ TBA
5/12 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/13 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/14 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
5/15 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
5/16 Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
5/17 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
5/18 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
British Grindcore legends Napalm Death has announced some more shows for their mega tour with Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Abigail Williams and Trap Them.
The tour dates are as follows:
April 11 - New York, NY @ Blender Theater
April 17 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metalcore Festival
April 24 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
May 6 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
British godfathers of Grindcore, Napalm Death have announced a huge touring package for a North American trek beginning in April. Along with the band will be Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Abigail Williams and Trap Them.
The first tour dates are as follows:
April 17 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metalcore Festival
April 24 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
May 6 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
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...