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Complete Lineup Confirmed For New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2006

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The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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12 Comments on "Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006"

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1. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Shiit! Hate Eternal, Demiricous, Neuraxis, Alarum and Cephalic Carnage?!
Dude if you live in that area and you dont attend this show something is def. wrong with you.

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2. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Lets not forget Crytopsy as well!

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3. inhatredofme writes:

that's a sh** load of great bands, too bad i don't live near there

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4. BodomFan writes:

f*ck yeah, that festival sounds bad ass. Too bad i live in Texas. the only festivals we get down here are the Ozzfest (which sucks a$$ this year) and SOTU (which i will go to)

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5. Metal Slug writes:

Very good line-up. Wish they came to the south. This is one concert I would not miss. Most sh** here is country or rap....or Warped tour which officially sux anus now!

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6. sevenchurches writes:

id pee in her (chick from lacuna coil) mouth

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7. BLOODBATH writes:

THE ACACIA STRAIN .....EXCELLENT

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8. pissonyou writes:

(for post # 6) haters wanna hate, lovers wanna love, i dont even want, none of the above, i want to piss on you, yes i do, i'll piss on you, i'll pee on you. cause the only thing that makes my life complete, is when i turn yo face to a toilet seat. i gonna poop on you too, and i'm gonna pee in yo food.

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9. metalmayhem writes:

proving once again that although worcester (my beautiful hometown) may be one of the biggest s h i t holes in the USA, but once every year the skies open up, the clouds part and for a few brief days the new england metal and hardcore fest breaths life into this god forsaken place......

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10. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Suffocation and Immolation is on the bill as well? Damn I need to play powerball more often.

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11. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

I wish i could go to this! This is sooooo bad ass!!! Damn IL doesn't ever have anything special. :(

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12. mist writes:

I wish we could have a festival like that here on the west coast. All we get is the Ozz fag fest.

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