To celebrate their tenth anniversary, the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will lock horns this year with one of the biggest summer metal festivals, Gigantour. The event will take place from April 25 to 27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. Friday night’s show will feature Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy and High on Fire, courtesy of Dave Mustaine’s traveling metal carnival. And for the rest of the weekend, the Metal and Hardcore Fest will pull out its own big guns. Saturday’s lineup will include Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall and Behemoth. Sunday will feature Ministry, Meshuggah and Nevermore. Tickets go on sale February 15 at 10 a.m. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.
Other highlights of the Festival include: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Overkill, A Life Once Lost, God Forbid, Disfear, Hate Eternal, Municipal Waste, Shai Halud, Soilent Green, Skeletonwitch, The Acacia Strain and Vital Remains.
The remaining bands, in alphabetical order: After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Briandrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, Hemlock, Impending Doom, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, On Broken Wings, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Blood, Sleeping Giant, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganze, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.
The logo for this year’s Metal and Hardcore Fest was designed by Killswitch Engage bassist Mike D’Antonio.
And yes, we here at the METAL report gave you this information a few months ago, it is just now being made official.