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In addition to the sixteenth installment of their massive annual gala in Massachusetts this April, the promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival today declare plans of taking over this year's SXSW at the other end of the country with a massive public showcase.
Now locked for Friday, March 14th, the seven-hour New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Takes Over Austin, TX will run from 11am until 6pm at the G Pen Annex at 6th Street and Red River, will be fully open to the public, and will be a free, all-ages event.
The lineup includes a wide range of contemporary hardcore and metal acts including headliners Veil Of Maya and Comeback Kid, in addition to Within The Ruins, Backtrack, Counterparts, Expire, Xibalba, Reflections, Alpha & Omega, Downpresser, To The Wind and Years Since The Storm.
"We are very proud of this lineup," stated MassConcerts head promoter, Scott Lee. "It is defiantly a taste of what NEMHF is all about." More...
The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.
A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies Expire, Alpha & Omega, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues, and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival.
Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We're also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!” More...
Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:
"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 the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and 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 on the Metal Alliance 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."
The lineup includes: More...
The lineup for this year's installment of The Power Of The Riff West -- confirmed to take place at Los Angeles' Echo/Echoplex on August 11th -- expands yet again, adding six additional bands to the already pulverizing roster. Sunn 0))), Nausea (CA), Despise You, Hoax, Bio-Crisis and Xaphan have all been confirmed to join the party, making for a lineup of twenty-two crushing sets for the day.
The finalized lineup for the all-day The Power Of The Riff West now stands as: SUNN 0))), Off!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrusth, Xibalba, Despise You, Eagle Twin, Nausea, Power Trip, Ancestors, Alpha & Omega, Bio-Crisis, Hoax, Gaza, DNF, Retox, The Love Below, Avon Ladies, Cops, Hordes, and Xaphan. The following press release was issued about the event:
"Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering's third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining."
Tickets for The Power Of The Riff West are on sale now at this location. Tickets for the recently announced maiden voyage of The Power Of The Riff East, a two-day event to be held in Brooklyn, New York on September 1st and 2nd, can be purchased right here.
Agnostic Front has been added to the lineup of The Power of the Riff East festival. The NYC HC legends will play a set of material focused exclusively on songs from their classic "United Blood/Victim In Pain" releases.
Other recent additions include Coffinworm and Double Negative. The newly named artists joined a roster that includes Pentagram, Poison Idea, Negative Approach, Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Sunn 0))), Winter, Repulsion, Salvation, and Dead in the Dirt in this first installment of the festival.
Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's Warsaw Club.
Following the recent announcement of the third annual West Coast installment of The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 11th, today the first ever East Coast chapter of the festivities have been confirmed!
TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, the devastating two-day The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's massive Warsaw club, boasting an incredible roster of riffcrushing artists from across the country.
At press time the lineup for day one of TPOTR East includes PENTAGRAM, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, ALPHA & OMEGA and POWER TRIP, while day two will show SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, SALVATION and DEAD IN THE DIRT hitting the stage, with additional support and headlining acts still to be announced in the days ahead.
A limited number of two-day passes for The Power Of The Riff East are available for purchase right now at this location. Single day tickets for both days will go on sale this Monday, July 2nd at 12pm EST. Saturday tickets will be available at this location and Sunday tickets over here. tuned for more announcements in the days ahead as the lineup for this behemoth event expands.
Sound & Fury fest is less than one month away - taking place July 20th, 21st, and 22nd at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. This year's lineup will feature headliners and hardcore powerhouses Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, Earth Crisis, H2O, Terror, and Touche Amore, along with 50 other acts spanning three days.
The festival was started in 2006 and has boasted bands like Fucked Up, Ceremony, Trash Talk, Have Heart and more as a part of their lineup in past years, making it a premiere hardcore/punk festival in California. Additionally, 2012 marks the third year of Sound & Fury at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, located at 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, CA. Individual day passes are on sale now exclusively through festival presenter No Sleep Records and can be purchased at this location.
The full day lineups are as follows:
This week the return of the annual day-long invasion of Los Angeles has been confirmed via the 2012 installment of the massive The Power Of The Riff Festival. The following press release was issued:
"Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering's third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining.
"Set to take place at the Echo/Echoplex, the initial lineup for The Power Of The Riff 2012 at press time includes Of!, Dr. Know, Repulsion, Noothgrush, Xibalba, Eagle Twin, Power Trip, Ancestors, Alpha & Omega, Gaza, DNF, Retox, The Love Below, Avon Ladies, Cops, and Hordes, with even MORE acts to be announced in the coming weeks."
Tickets for the event go on sale this weekend at this location. Stay tuned for the LA lineup to be expanded upon, in addition to other regional The Power Of The Riff actions to be announced in the weeks ahead.
Sound & Fury Festival is back in it's 7th and biggest year yet, taking place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA from July 20th through 22nd. The festival is excited to announce additional performers for the 2012 lineup, including Earth Crisis, Harms Way, Ivy League, Sabertooth Zombie, Seahaven, Xibalba, and others.
Some previously announced performers are Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, H2O, Terror, Touche Amore and many more. Check out the full list of bands playing below and stay tuned for one more exciting lineup announcement coming before the festival.
New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has announced its first tour dates for 2011, which includes a midwest run with main support from Outbreak. Alpha & Omega will also be on all dates, in addition to Bitter End, who will be appearing on the Texas dates. The dates are as follows:
1-12 @ Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
1-13 @ Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
1-14 @ Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
1-15 @ Headliners - Toledo, OH
1-16 @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL
1-17 @ Firebird - St. Louis, MO
1-19 @ Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
1-21 @ Knickerbocker's - Lincoln, NE
1-22 @ The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
1-23 @ The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
1-26 @ The Loft - Dallas, TX
1-27 @ House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
1-28 @ White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
1-29 @ Red Seven - Austin, TX
1-30 @ Walter's On Washington - Houston, TX
DONNYBROOK has announced the following tour dates with Alpha & Omega
3/21 Claremore, OK @ The Tree
3/22 Conway, AR @ Soundstage
3/23 Atlanta, GA @ 585 Wells
3/24 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
3/25 Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
3/26 Richmond, VA @ United Blood Fest
3/27 Richmond, VA @ United Blood Fest
3/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
3/29 Morton,IL @ Legion Hall
3/30 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
3/31 Omaha, NE @ The Hole
4/1 Denver, CO @ TBA
4/2 Las Vegas, NV @ Eastside Joes
Steel Nation recently posted the title track to their upcoming full length CD/LP "Forever Wounded," which will be released on October 13th. The 35 minute effort was recorded at Big Blue Meenie Studios (Madball, SOD, AF, Merauder, etc) in Jersey City, NJ and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. "Forever Wounded" also has a couple guest vocal spots courtesy of Alex from Cold World and Karl from Strength for a Reason.
Steel Nation has 31 shows in the U.S. and Canada supporting Death Before Dishonor lined up for this October. The trek will feature stretches of dates with Reign Supreme, Alpha & Omega, and Forfeit in tow. Here are the latest Steel Nation tour dates: More...
The initial Sound and Fury Festival 2009 lineup, location, and ticketing info has been announced.
When and where:
Dates: July 31, August 1, and August 2, 2009
Venue: El Rodeo Community Center
Address: 451 W. Hueneme Rd., Oxnard, CA 93033
The initial bands announced for the 2009 Sound and Fury Festival include the following: More...
Trash Talk and Alpha & Omega will tour the U.S. together this fall. Here are the latest tour dates:
10/12 San Diego, CA @ Soma w/ Every Time I Die
10/13 Fresno, CA @ The Exit w/ Every Time I Die
10/14 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk w/ Every Time I Die
10/15 Denver, CO @ Rock And Roll Grill
10/16 Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome
10/17 Columbia, MO @ TBA
10/18 Peoria, IL @ The Meeting House w/ Weekend Nachos, Harms Way
10/19 Bloomington, IN @ Matts House
10/20 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
10/22 Latham, NY @ The Landing Zone
10/23 Boston, MA @ TBA w/ New Lows
10/24 Dix Hills, NY @ The Doghouse w/ New Lows
10/25 Edison, NJ @ Stelton Baptist Church w/ New Lows, War Hungry
10/26 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Artspace w/ Bracewar, War Hungry, Brick
10/27 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Bracewar, War Hungry
10/28 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway w/ Bracewar, Ruiner, FC5
10/29 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery w/ Bracewar
10/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Shop w/ Bracewar, Ruiner, FC5
10/31 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
11/1 Miami, FL @ The Dogpound
11/2 Tampa, FL @ Transistions
11/3 Mobile, AL @ American Legion Post 33
11/4 Tupelo, MS @ Lifes Blood Skateshop
11/5 Memphis, TN @ TBA
11/6 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
11/7 Dallas, TX @ TBA w/ Power Trip
11/8 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (no A&O)
11/9 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (no A&O)
11/10 Phoenix, AZ @ The Phix
11/11 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Rotting Out, Down Again
11/12 Riverside, CA @ The Paroahs Den w/ Violation, Rotting Out
11/13 Santa Barbara, CA @ Casa De Raza w/ Violation, Rotting Out
11/14 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman w/ Never Healed, Violation
Some bands have dropped off this year's This Is Hardcore Fest and the organizers have posted a message to explain why.
"108- These guys are great. Right now they have things to take care and are taking the remainder of the spring/summer off to handle business. Expect them back at full speed this fall/winter."
"SHATTERED REALM – Another band we were really looking forward to, but due to lineup changes will not be playing the fest. They will however be playing Pressure Fest in Germany with Original Singer Chris (of Suffer The Living)."
"STEEL NATION- With a split 7" in the studio their singer flakes out and leaves them stranded. Pauly Edge of Meltdown came to the rescue but ultimately they are without a singer right now. Hopefully they will have someone by August and will be playing the PRESHOW!!"
Some of the bands that are currently confirmed for the festival's lineup include:
ALPHA & OMEGA
PAINT IT BLACK
POVERTY BAY SAINTS
Although location information was not readily available, the festival is presumably taking place later this summer in Philadelphia, PA, as in past years. More details will be posted as they are made available.
Los Angeles hardcore band Alpha & Omega has officially signed with 6131 Records. According to the label, the group plays "metal infused hardcore with influences ranging from the Cro Mags, Leeway, Biohazard, Crowbar, and more." Their debut 7" will hit streets in early-2008. In the meantime you can listen to material from their demo here.