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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2013 Lineup Revealed

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Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:

"For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.

"Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: 'I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.'

"With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks -- the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.

"View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th."

The lineup includes:

Suicidal Tendencies
After The Burial
Alpha & Omega
Antagonist AD
Ark Of The Covenant
Black Breath
Born Of Osiris
The Contortionist
Dead By Wednesday
Death Before Dishonor
Fit For An Autopsy
Holy Grail
I Declare War
The Mongoloids
Mother Of Mercy
Municipal Waste
No Mercy
Power Trip
Rude Awakening
Saving Grace
Shadows Fall
Suburban Scum
Those Who Fear
Trap Them
Twitching Tongues
Within The Ruins

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1. lou selby writes:

With the exceptions of 2-3 bands, a whole lot of nothing this year.

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2. CROMCarl writes:

I think this is one of the best lineups ever for this particular festival.

# Jan 9, 2013 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Etel writes:

Day 1 of Metal Fest: Metal Alliance tour
Day 2 of Metal Fest: Opeth/Katatonia
Day 3 of Metal Fest: Paganfest

Not entirely sure how I feel about Paganfest being crammed into this...

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4. STH5563 writes:

Overall this is an awesome lineup. I hope in the upcoming weeks and months they announce more "core" bands. I might actually make this drive this year.

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5. Borntomosh writes:

AWESOME lineup.

Anthrax, Hatebreed, Opeth, and Suicidal Tendencies cover almost the entire fanbase spectrum who will be present.

Some amazing bands like Exodus, Ensiferum, Municipal Waste, Tyr, and Katatonia, some of the better "core" bands like After The Burial and Within The Ruins, and even some solid hardcore with Twitching Tongues and Xibalba.

Very well done. Looking forward to this.

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6. R10 writes:

Looks like a pretty solid line-up this year, especially the Anthrax/Exodus night. Among the Living in its entirety might get me out of the house.

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