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New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 2006 Announced

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MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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1. WhylordWhy writes:

Sounds good where else you gonna see Cattle D. Ringworm,Suffocation,Hate Eternal and The Absence all in one weekend. Too bad that is like 12 hours away from me.

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. highvoltage1313 writes:

Less than an hour away from me. I love this event. It seems to get better and better every year.

# Feb 22, 2006 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. War Ensemble writes:

wow! there is like 100 band at one great concert, the best probably this year?

...to bad it's on at the other side of the atlantic ocean...

# Feb 23, 2006 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

This is a bad a$$ concert, too bed it only stays in one place and isn't tour. :(

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5. rulin kmadd writes:

Hail Demiricous!

# Feb 23, 2006 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BodomFan writes:

makes me wish i didnt live in texas. damn, the good sh*ts always far away

# Feb 23, 2006 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Motherfukkin Demiricous!

# Feb 27, 2006 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Let me add to the list.
Motherfukkin Neuraxis!!!! Best band I stumbled across in years!

# Mar 2, 2006 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

f***ing A.

Too bad New England is about 450 miles away...This show could give the Sotu tour, X-Fest and Death Fest a run for their money and give Ozzfest a few pointers...Lots of good bands and lots of new talent to check out....

Lucky f***ing New Englanders...

# Mar 2, 2006 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. webber writes:

we be there prhc.

# Mar 8, 2006 @ 9:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. webber writes:

i goin to see Caliban,Still Remains,Bullet For My Valentine,KSE etc.

# Mar 8, 2006 @ 9:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. webber writes:

HIM,please

# Mar 8, 2006 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. xxmlgxxwizard writes:

pretty sweet i live in mass but it also sucks that the only good bands are dragonforce gamma ray and a couple others

# Mar 16, 2006 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Ugh Demiricous, Neuraxis, Necrophagist, Trouble, Suffocation etc. Hell there's tons
of good shiit going on there. Fukk power metal.

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