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Complete New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2008 Lineup Confirmed

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The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.

The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.

"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."

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. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.

The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

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

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1. inhatredofme writes:

sounds f***ing brutal, too bad i can't go

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 7:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. cppchriscpp writes:

Anyone know when/if kataklysm was actually added to the bill? I see them on this list, but not on the official site, or the palladium's webpage, or pretty much anywhere else. It was an awesome show as is but if they added kataklysm that makes it even more awesome...l

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. youdidwhattowhoforhowmuch? writes:

This show is going to be soooooooo f***ing nasty. Glad that TTEOTD is on saturday now cuz they dropped off the throwdown tour before they got to us and i did not plan on going to the sunday show.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 8:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. cppchriscpp writes:

Somewhat bad news on that... it's looking like TTEOTD lost their vocalist and possibly their drummer yet again recently, so my guess is they might not play. Nothing official on that, it's just a guess. I'd love to see them again, while their recorded music is so-so, they're awesome live.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. youdidwhattowhoforhowmuch? writes:

Son of a b****

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 9:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FocusShift writes:

They've since replaced their vocalist and drummer. But that is a pretty awesome line up, wish I could make it out there but Powerfest is what I'm spending my money on.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. In the Casket writes:

Kataklysm are on that Summer Slaughter Tour this year, and that is going to be insane with Vader, Aborted, Despised Icon and a few other sick bands. I wouls include Cryptopsy on the list for that since they are doing the tour, I am just unsure of what I will think of them with the new singer and keyboardist.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. cppchriscpp writes:

Oh hell yes, I can't wait for that one, Vader alone is worth going, them with Kataklysm aborted and the others there... I'll ditch just about anything to see that!

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DeathInEye writes:

Wow this lineup is right up my alley! I wish I could go, but oh well, that's life. Amazing festival. Ozzfest should take lesson from this if they choose to become a destination event.

# Mar 31, 2008 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. rk writes:

its not good with cryptopsy there new shiit sounds like beneath the massacre with clean vocals and keyboards. But damn that fest looks good as hell.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. MELISSA writes:

I CAN'T TO SEE TDTA & DESPISED ICON!! IT'S GONNA BE SO SICK!!!!!! THIS IS LIKE THE CRAZIEST LINEUP! I WISH ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS WAS GOING THOUGH.. =(

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. METALUVINCHIK writes:

WINDS OF PLAGUE.

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Zero Tolerance writes:

I can't wait to go....IF I CAN go.......

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Fuck A Name writes:

FUKC YOU EUROPE! (no offense to any europeans here) WHY CAN'T WE GET THAT IN THE STATES!? SON OF A b****!

at least i get to see Judas Priest and iron Maiden this year...oh well, can't complain TOO much lol.

Now Palying: Ion Dissonance- "Kneel"

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Txmetalhead writes:

What does Hemlock sound like? I will check them out. I see their ads in my metal magazines. Yeah this festival always seems to bring awesome bands.

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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