New England Metal and Hardcore Festival ***SUNDAY ONLY*** Feat. Motionless In White
For Today, The Color Morale, Vanna, Death Before Dishonor, Cruel Hand, Lionheart, Nasty, The Plot in You, I Declare War, These Streets, My Ticket Home, Rude Awakening, Lorna Shore, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, World of Pain, Shark Ethic, Ghost X Ship, Living Laser, Brick By Brick, Gift Giver, Oath, Unity, Sworn In
261 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608
Doors 1:00 PM
This event is all ages
New England Metal and Hardcore Festival ***SUNDAY ONLY***
NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FIRST WAVE OF BANDS FOR 2015
Worcester, MA. - Worcester, Massachusetts-based concert promotions company, MassConcerts, is pleased to announce the first segment of bands playing the seventeenth annual NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, 18th, & 19th 2015.
Festival co-founder and talent buyer at MassConcerts, Scott Lee, had the following to say, “We are very excited to have Testament, Exodus, as well as the final New England appearance of Nuclear Assault. These bands are legendary thrash metal titans who never disappoint. 2015 is shaping up to be a great lineup and I couldn’t be more proud and excited. We are stoked to have our friends Between The Buried and Me perform, as well as my own personal and fan favorites Overcast and Nails. This year we are trying to hit every genre of metal and hardcore to focus on creating as much variety as possible for the fans.”
Friday April 17th –
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
Saturday April 18th –
NUCLEAR ASSAULT (Final New England Appearance)
WISDOM IN CHAINS
Sunday April 19th –
THE COLOR MORALE
MY TICKET HOME
TICKETS AVAILBLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
NEMHF - 3DAY PASS - APRIL 17TH - 19TH
NEMHF - Friday, Apr. 17
NEMHF - Saturday, April 18
NEMHF - Sunday, April 19
VIP TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10th AT 4PM EST AT WWW.SOUNDRINK.COM
As one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the US, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL has helped jumpstart the careers of many acts including Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage,The Black Dahlia Murder and Behemoth. Since 1999, this multiple-day festival has been attracting dozens of bands and thousands of fans to the historic Worcester Palladium each year bringing metal and hardcore acts deservedly to the forefront of each genre.
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Motionless In White
Determination, a taste for hard work, a love for being on the road, countless self booked tours and undeniable talent have all earned the band a solid following which continues to grow steadily. Emphasizing in every interview how much they appreciate their fans, MIW want to get their point across that saying their thank yous is something not to be taken lightly. “To be honest, we’ve wanted this,” says singer Chris Cerulli during an interview with Weekender. “We’re not a band that just practices once a week and says ‘I hope something happens.’ We work every day to make this happen, so having it happen isn’t even overwhelming in the slightest.” Fearless Records
New England post-hardcore group Vanna have spent the last several years on a personal journey, and it's the experience of living on the road that has helped them to discover who they truly are. After years of relentless touring and musical growth, the band has found balance with A New Hope, both literally and figuratively.
Since the bands formation in 2004 Vanna – Chris Preece (vocals), Nick Lambert (guitar/vocals), Evan Pharmakis (guitar/vocals), Shawn Marquis (bass) and newcomer Chris Campbell (drums) – have built a strong following based on their killer live shows, which helped garner attention from Epitaph Records. The band signed with the label in 2005 and released their debut EP, The Search Party Never Came, the following year. With the EP's release came extensive touring until it was time to release their full length album, Curses, in 2007. Signaling growth sonically from the EP, Curses highlighted the band's metalcore side establishing them as one of the most interesting up-and-coming bands in the post-hardcore scene.
After almost two years of touring in support of Curses, the band returned to their roots and entered the studio with producer Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Story of the Year) to record A New Hope. With widening musical vision and hard-won experience under their belts, Vanna tackled the writing and recording of A New Hope with an added perspective and understanding.
"The writing and recording process naturally becomes more dialed and decisive with each record," explains Preece. "This record was approached with more of a group mentality. We talked a lot about what we liked and disliked about our last two releases, and each one of us were able to express ourselves in every step of the process."
"Steve Evetts was honestly just a great fit for us," adds Pharmakis. "For me personally it was great because I feel my relationship with the producer is important. If we mesh well it shows in the recording. The more comfortable you are the better you perform, the better you can concentrate and the better ideas you come up with as a team, as far as harmonies and melody ideas. And Steve was a great mentor. Chris Preece and I really meshed our lyric and vocal ideas together in a different way on this album and it worked out great. We definitely got to show a more melodic side on the record. I'd like to think this new record is like the perfect mix between our last two releases but with the sound we always wanted...and the skill it took time to earn."
The result of their collaborative efforts are twelve smartly written tracks that highlight the band's musical evolution, balancing the perfect fusion of emotive rock and perilous hardcore.
"Into Hell's Mouth We March," the first song released from A New Hope, rips the album open with the group's finest mix of melody and hardcore yet. While fans will appreciate Vanna's signature mix of weighty breakdowns and uplifting choruses, they'll also hear a progression in song-writing, gang vocals and more melodic singing from guitarist/vocalist Evan Pharmakis which makes for a much more accessible sound. Anthemic tracks like the first single "Safe To Say" and "We Are Nameless" bring the goosebumps, pushing with trashing guitars and pulling with captivating melody until you are chanting alongside the dueling vocalists.
"I feel like A New Hope is a fresh start," says Pharmakis. "This is exactly where we want to be, and I couldn't be happier with the direction of our music. This is Vanna, we are finally Vanna."
As Vanna looks forward with A New Hope, they continue down their unpredictable path of self discovery, continually growing and evolving with new purpose and A New Hope.
Death Before Dishonor
Death Before Dishonor has spent close to half a decade proving that a once unnoticed group from south of Boston could become a force in the hardcore, punk and metal worlds. Those who chose to doubt Death Before Dishonor have had no choice but to notice and acknowledge their diehard work ethic, relentless touring and unwavering belief in their band. Playing an average of 250 shows per year since 2005, and 2008 looking to be their busiest and best year, it's inescapable-Death Before Dishonor is staking their claim in an elite group of bands in the history of hardcore.
Death Before Dishonor's humble beginnings started to rise with the release of Friends Family Forever, a seven song EP and their first release on Bridge Nine Records. Soon after, they supported it with non-stop international touring with Agnostic Front, Champion, Full Blown Chaos, and Terror. Making believers one show at a time, DBD logged almost a year and a half straight on the road before Bridge Nine was forced to release an expanded edition of Friends Family Forever as a full-length just so the band could have something new to sell.
In 2007, the release of Count Me In established Death Before Dishonor on a whole new level. Their penchant for diverse songwriting in a genre often pegged for repitition, Count Me In was praised-often by press who admittedly didn't expect it, with Punknews saying "it's impossible to not get caught up in their level of intensity." If that wasn't enough, by debuting on Billboard's Heatseekers, Independent Albums & Top New Artists charts and staying there for four weeks, DBD proved that the kids are listening. Their video for "Break Through It All" was in rotation on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball for over three months, and yet, people were still passing by Death Before Dishonor. DBD headlined tours nationwide and ended 2007 on the coveted Persistence Tour in Europe-headlined by Hatebreed, Agnostic Front & Ignite, and they haven't stopped.
2008 has shown DBD supporting Count Me In all over the world including Australia, Europe, Great Britain, Mexico and Canada as well as the United States. This year proves to be the busiest for DBD and they show no sign of stopping anytime soon.
Heavy music is alive and well. Cruel Hand moves on forward unscarred and unaffected by the trends.
The Plot in You
What started as a side-project of former Before Their Eyes (Rise Records) guitarist/vocalist, Landon Tewers, quickly became his main focus.
After parting ways with BTE, a solid line-up for the band was formed and work on their debut EP was underway. "Wife Beater" (InVogue Records) was both heavy as well as haunting, where lyrically Tewers gives you a look inside the lives of people he has come into contact with over the years.
After signing to Rise Records in 2010, the band has been steadily writing for the first full length, which will be released in early 2011.
I Declare War
My Ticket Home
"To Create a Cure" IN STORES AND ITUNES! www.mytickethomeband.com
A four piece metal band reigning from the beautiful state of New Jersey.
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Formed in April of 2010 and making music ever since.
Hardcore punk from Poughkeepsie, ex-Robots And Empire.
Brick By Brick
We are a metal/hardcore hybrid based out of the 518! Troycore, NYHC, whatever you want to call us! Fact is, we are heavy.
In late 2010, after many late-night jams between members of Irresponsible and Feed God Cabbage, it became clear that they were being called to form a 311 tribute band.
On 3/11/2011, Unity brought the rock to a should-to-shoulder crowd and quickly became known as a top notch 311 tribute. In 2012 Unity did the same, this time at Jammin' Java, and established a tradition. Fans are in luck, because the wait is over -- Unity will be doing what they do best at Jammin Java on March 11, 2015!
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We are a group of dudes from Lake County, Illinois as of March 2011.
We play music that will turn your ears to shit.
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