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Lineup Announced For 2009 New England Metal And Hardcore Festival

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The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon.

Saturday's lineup will also feature: Have Heart, Shipwreck, Winds of Plague, Emmure, All Shall Perish, Austrian Death Machine, Terror, iwrestledabearonce, Unholy, Shai Hulud, Cold World, Trapped Under Ice, This is Hell, Cruel Hand, The Carrier, Energy, Defeater, Dead Swans, Century, Book of Black Earth, Acaro, Animals as Leaders, Withered, Landmine Marathon and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon.

The Thursday night pre-party will be a unique event combining film and music. The party will kick off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips ad they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, "influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders. Atticus is the official sponsor of the pre-party.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets will be available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now online and will go on sale through the other outlets this Saturday.

Monster Energy is official energy drink of the festival. All In Merch and 518 Prints are the official merchandise company of the festival. Other sponsors include Mazur Public Relations, The Syndicate, Heavy Hitter, Rock And Shock, and Roadrunner Records.

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1. robw writes:

i just wish it wasnt the same weekend as grateful deads show at dcu next door. most hotels are already full and parking is gonna be such a pain......

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ArmageddonReady writes:

It's the most wonderful time of the year

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. pissed off log fan writes:

i f***ing hate that they merged the lamb of god show with metal fest i was so pumped about lamb of god finalaly back on tour and now they throw sooooooooooo many sh**ty bands in the mix now i have 2 wait untill may to see em at the house of blues in boston and theyll prolly find away to f*** that show up 2 i hate metal fest they did this last year 2 with the megadeth show

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. robw writes:

just be happy u get to see them twice dude...... im gonna try to them a 3rd time down south too

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. xFiruath writes:

Hah, when I saw "p***ed of LOG fan" I couldn't help but think of that song about LOG from Ren and Stimpy. You just made my whole day man.

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ArmageddonReady writes:

What rolls down stairs
Alone or in pairs;
Rolls over your neighbor's dog?
What's great for a snack
And fits on your back?
It's looooooooooooooog it's looooooog
It's big, it's heavy, it's wood!
It's looooooooooooooog it's looooooog
It's better than bad, it's good!

Frommmmm Blammo!

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7. cppchriscpp writes:

I think they mean Kataklysm...

Also, woot! Though they need some better bands >;_>;

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8. bbristowe writes:

ooooooooomg I jizzed.

# Jan 22, 2009 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianSD writes:

Friday's line-up looks pretty solid. Lazarus A.D. is a pretty good newer band.

Everyone wants a log!

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10. XWigglesX writes:

Would go for:
Lamb of God
Municipal Waste
Napalm Death
Cattle Decapitation
The Haunted
Psycroptic
xAFBx
Have Heart
Shipwreck A.D
Terror

Would be a sick as show!

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11. BlackmoreOfBowling writes:

Fail festival is fail. Going from Megadeth to All That Remains? Seriously?

# Jan 23, 2009 @ 9:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. megadeth sucks writes:

metalhardcore fest shouldnt have any oldie bullsh** music like megafag atr is much better

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. XWigglesX writes:

I don't think its a bad festival at all.

# Jan 30, 2009 @ 12:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. tales from the pit writes:

if u like metal and hardcore youd be there either way quit ur b****in and get in the pit

# Feb 10, 2009 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ZT* writes:

LOG, Municipal Waste, Suffocation, Kataklysm, The Haunted, Napalm Death-the only reason i'm going. ATR are ok, nothing special...

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