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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.
Deathwish/Malfunction Records has posted a free Winter 2007/2008 sampler online for download. Featuring cover art by Dennis McNett, this collection features songs from some of the most recent Deathwish/Malfunction releases. Bands featured include: Trash Talk, Trap Them, Shipwreck a.d., Pulling Teeth, Blacklisted, 108, The Great Deceiver, The Hope Conspiracy, Ceremony, Reign Supreme, Internal Affairs, Meltdown, Bitter End, and Life Long Tragedy. The collection is available FREE and only in Digital format.
Trap Them and Architect are currently in the process of booking a fall tour. To help with a show, establish contact here. The routing is as follows:
10/19 Upstate NY
10/20 Western MA
10/21 Eastern MA
10/23 Providence, RI
10/24 Manchester, NH
10/25 Burlington, VT
10/26 Plattsburgh, NY
10/27 Albany, NY @ SUNY Albany
10/28 Syracuse, NY
10/29 Detroit, MI
10/30 Chicago, IL
10/31 Omaha/Des Moines
11/1 Denver, CO
dates w/ Gaza
11/2 Salt Lake City, UT
11/3 Boise, ID
11/4 Seattle, WA
11/5 Portland, OR
11/6 North CA
11/7 Bay Area CA
11/8 Central CA
11/9 Los Angeles, CA
11/10 Phoenix, AZ
11/15 Oklahoma City, OK
11/16 St Louis, MO
11/17 Indianapolis, IN
11/18 Cleveland, OH
Trap Them has finally found a new drummer and bassist, positions they've been trying to permanently fill since February. Joining the group on drums is Mike Sharp, who apparently "enjoys Waffle House, instant messaging and a Batman sippy cup." Meanwhile, Scuba Steve will take over bass duties and he "enjoys coffee, nihilism and his dog."
Modern Life Is War will hit the road next month for a three-week tour with Trap Them and Trash Talk. Here are the tour dates:
9/22 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
9/23 Austin, TX @ Emo's
9/24 Gainseville, TX @ State Theatre
9/25 Tulsa, OK @ Pinkeye
9/26 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
9/27 Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar
9/28 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
9/29 Boise, ID @ The Venue
9/30 Spokane, WA @ The Blvd
10/1 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/2 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
10/3 Eugene, OR @ Indigo District
10/4 Reno, NV @ Openground Skatepark
10/5 Berkeley, CA @ Gilman
10/6 Ventura, CA @ The Alpine
10/7 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/8 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
10/9 Flagstaff, AZ @ Studio 111
10/11 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
10/12 Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
10/13 Evansville, IN @ Club 1123
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project
TRAP THEM, the brutal metal/hardcore band formed by Ryan McKenney (ex-BACKSTABBERS INC.) and Brian Izzi (ex-DECEMBER WOLVES), has signed with Deathwish Records. The group will enter Godcity Studios this summer to record "Seance Prime" for a late 2007 release.
In early 2007, TRAP THEM released two records on Rhode Island's Trash Art! label, both engineered by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at Godcity Studios. First was their crushing "Self Titled" debut 7" EP. Bringing to mind influences ENTOMBED, NASUM, and even BLACK FLAG, the release was a devastating three song wake up call to the aggressive music community. Just two months later, TRAP THEM released "Sleepwell Deconstructor", their debut full-length on Trash Art! The CD's viciousness is awe-inducing, proving that they already deserve to stand among the elite of the extreme metal and hardcore genre.