New England Metal & hardcore FestForget Ozzfest, Forget the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour; the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is the place to be this summer. The special 3-day lineup celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary is so awesome and all-inclusive that, if you can make it, there’s no reason to go to anything else. In the typically festival-deprived U.S., it’s a breath of fresh air and rival to the mammoth European festival market.

As reported by Metal Injection, the fest will be merging with Gigantour for one-night, as the Friday night portion of the show will feature Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy and High on Fire. Saturday’s lineup will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall and Behemoth. Sunday will feature Ministry, Meshuggah and Nevermore. And those are just the headliners; take a look at the rest of the bands expected to play throughout the weekend:

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Overkill, A Life Once Lost, God Forbid, Disfear, Hate Eternal, Municipal Waste, Shai Halud, Soilent Green, Skeletonwitch, The Acacia Strain, Vital Remains, 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.

WOAH! The event will take place from April 25 to 27 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or the very affordable price of $129 for a three-day pass.


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