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Unearth Announces "The Oncoming Storm" Tour

Unearth has announced "The Oncoming Storm" tenth anniversary tour with Texas In July, Cruel Hand, and Armed for Apocalypse.

The band is celebrating ten years since the release of "The Oncoming Storm" and will be performing the album in its entirety each night. "That record created a lot of opportunities for us," says frontman Trevor Phipps, "we've decided to honor our fans by playing it in it's entirety for the first time ever."

"The Oncoming Storm" was released in 2004 via Metal Blade Records. Phipps continues, "In addition to playing all the songs from 'Storm,' we will also be playing different songs nightly from our other albums as well as one off our new album which is due out later this summer."

The band has been hard at work on a yet-to-be titled all new full length, which will be released this year via eOne Music. Get the tour dates here or in the tour poster below. More...

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Darkest Hour Added To NEM&HF Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal and Hardcore festival are proud to announce the addition of longtime U.S. metalcore dynamos Darkest Hour to the lineup for this year's festivities.

This Saturday, March 22nd will also mark the finals for this year's ongoing Break Thru Music Presents: Battle for Metal Fest competition, the action going down at two locations simultaneously. At the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut at 6pm, sets from finalists Physics of Demise, Vengeful Wake, Hollow, To Die a Legend and Dream of Scipio, We Are Nothing, Lightsbane, Rise And Resist, Imperium Mortis, Acius, Behold The Beginning and Victim Of Innocence.

Back at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts where the fest takes place, the battle will include performances from Chaos Machine, Hitlist, Onward, Begat The Nephilim, Rumors of Betrayal, Seeds Of Negligence, Along Came the Flood, Assault On The Living, Carnivora, Written In Stone, Death Rattle. The winners will of course take part in the assault on the Palladium at this year's event.

From Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th over 75 bands will once again infiltrate Worcester's iconic Palladium Theatre for the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

1349, All Out War, All That Remains, Barrier, Battlecross, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Bleeding Through, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifex, Colin Of Arabia, Cop Problem, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Darkest Hour, Discourse, Emmure, Enabler, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Gift Giver, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquistion, Julius Seizure, Kadavar, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Obey The Brave, Oceano, Ramallah, Reflections, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers of Nihil, Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Scars of Tomorrow, Silence The Messenger, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, Texas In July, The Acacia Strain, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, The Mongoloids, Those Who Fear, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins, Years Since The Storm

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Metal Alliance Tour Invading NEM&H Festival

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault.

The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows (not the final running order): More...

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1349 And More Added To NEM&HF 2014 Lineup

The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.

Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:

1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.

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Cruel Hand To Release New 7"

Closed Casket Activities confirms the pending release of a furious new 7" from Portland, Maine-based hardcore henchmen, Cruel Hand.

Cruel Hand shot an official video for one of the brutal tracks from the EP, titled "3s," featuring both high-def performance footage of the band cut-up with film from an unsettling nocturnal carrion-collecting trip in the vast Maine wilderness. Check out the video below, courtesy of Metal Injection.

The "Born Into Debt, We All Owe A Death" 7" is available for preorder at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Influenced by the likes of the Melvins, Entombed, Smashing Pumpkins and Biohazard, Cruel Hand is about Cruel Hand and there are no boundaries. The band's style puts them in a league of their own. Following an LP on 6131 Records and two subsequent LPs on Bridge 9, the upcoming Born Into Debt, We All Owe A Death 7" bears two high octane anthems and a cover to hold fans over until their next full-length is released." More...

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Dragonforce To Kick Off U.S. Tour At NEMHF

Dragonforce announced that the band will kick off the U.S. Tour with an appearance at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass on April 21, 2012. The festival runs from April 20-22, 2012. Dragonforce will be one of the headlining acts on Saturday with All That Remains and Overkill.

The new Dragonforce record "The Power Within" is scheduled for release on April 15, 2012 through the band's own label Electric Generation Recordings.

The full lineup for the Saturday portion of the festival is as follows:

All That Remains
Dragonforce
Overkill
iwrestledabearonce
Protest the Hero
Periphery
Bane
Belphegor
Structures
Malefice
Elitist
Suidakra More...

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Structures Updates Tour Schedule

The debut full-length from Canada's Structures, "Divided By," is available now and you can catch the band out on the road across North America starting January 23rd with Stray From The Path and Cruel Hand. The upcoming Structures live shows are as follows:

Jan 23 Firehouse 13 Providence, RI
Jan 24 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA
Jan 25 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 26 Keswick's Louisville, KY
Jan 27 The Muse Nashville, TN
Jan 28 The Winter Jamboree Dallas, TX
Jan 29 Downtown Music Hall Little Rock, AR
Jan 30 Down Below Tallahassee, FL
Jan 31 Club Propaganda Lake Worth, FL
Feb 01 Transitions Tampa, FL
Feb 03 7 Venue Douglasville, GA
Feb 04 Jimbos Charleston, SC
Feb 05 Southland Ballroom Raleigh, NC
Feb 07 Kingdom Richmond, VA
Feb 08 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Feb 09 Champion Ship Lemoyne, PA
Feb 10 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb 11 Palladium Worcester, MA
Mar 10 Newby's Memphis, TN
Mar 11 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
Mar 12 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Mar 13 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 14 Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Mar 15 Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO
Mar 16 The Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
Mar 17 Scene-ary Wichita, KS
Mar 21 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Mar 22 Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA
Mar 23 Club Retro Fresno, CA
Mar 24 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Mar 25 Hard Rock Cafe - Vegas Strip Las Vegas, NV
Mar 26 TOP DECK Farmington, NM Tickets
Mar 28 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Mar 29 El Rey Theatre Mcallen, TX
Mar 30 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
Apr 14 Jamboree Music Fest @ The Omni Toledo, OH
Apr 20 YFC Rochester, NY
Apr 21 The Palladium Worcester, MA

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Cruel Hand Announces New Tour Dates

Cruel Hand has announced the full run of dates for its upcoming tour of the U.S. Support on the trek is set to come from A Loss For Words, The Greenery and Maker. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

09/08 Bucksport, ME – The Kave
09/09 Portland, ME – Deering Grange
09/10 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
09/11 Toldeo, OH – Frankies
09/12 Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
09/13 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/14 Wichita, KS – Eagles Lodge
09/15 Omaha, NE – The Commons
09/17 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
09/18 Boise, ID – Grange Hall
09/19 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/21 Sacramento, CA – Branch St.
09/22 Salinas, CA – Rock Boxing Gym
09/23 Camarillo, CA – Rock City Studios
09/24 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/26 Midland, TX – Pine Box
09/27 Sherman, TX – The VFW
09/28 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
09/30 Summerville, SC – The Legion
10/01 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
10/02 Bosewell, PA – Bosewell Outreach
10/03 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Redwood Arts
10/04 Amityville, NY – Broadway Bar
10/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/06 Manchester, NH – Rockos
10/07 Providence, RI – Club Hell

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
ATTACK ATTACK!
VANNA
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
LIONS LIONS
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
ATTILA
A PLEA FOR PURGING
DR. ACULA
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
LEGACY
COUNTERPARTS
LEGION More...

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Cruel Hand Added To Madball Tour

American hardcore act Cruel Hand has been added to Madball's forthcoming United States tour. The tour will now include performances from Madball, Canadian hardcore-punk act comeback Kid and Cruel Hand with local support being featured on select dates.

01/11 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
01/12 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Hall
01/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
01/14 Dallas, TX – Trees
01/15 Austin, TX – Emo’s
01/16 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
01/18 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
01/19 Las Vegas, NC – Area 702
01/20 San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
01/12 Lancaster, CA – Cedar Centre
01/22 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

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Sick Of It All Comments On Tour Changes

New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has issued the following announcement about changes to the band's upcoming tour dates:

"FYI, there's been some changes to the Persistence tour line-up for Europe in December. Unfortunately, Sepultura backed out of doing it, but we do have an awesome band filling in for them: D.R.I. - the original thrash band who taught everyone (including us) how it's done.

"The tour also now has Casey Jones and Cruel Hand added to the bill, who are both making waves in the hardcore scene and no doubt will set it off. It's a massive line up - just remember to save some of your strength for the headliner, OK? ;-)

"The venue for the December 11 show has been changed to RWE Halle in Mulheim ad Ruhr, Germany. Don't forget to come out for the New York United tour in October featuring Sick of it All and Madball. It's gonna steamroll Europe!"

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Cro-Mags And Madball To Headline Black N Blue Bowl

The Black N Blue Bowl event will be returning to New York this year for another edition. This year will see headlining performances from the legendary Cro-Mags as well as long running hardcore veterans Madball. Also on the bill will be H20, Skarhead, Wisdom In Chains, Yuppicide, Trapped Under Ice, Sand, Incendiary, H8 Inc. and Cruel Hand with more bands to be confirmed soon. The show will take place on May 15th at Webster Hall and will kick off at 2PM. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day.

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