New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 13 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
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Combining the extreme speed and nihilism of modern death metal with the ancient styling of Middle Eastern music, Nile formed in their hometown of Greenville, SC, in 1993. With their self-proclaimed trademark of "Ithyphallic Metal," Karl Sanders (guitar/vocals), Chief Spires (bass/vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums) debuted with their Festivals of Atonement album in 1995, leading Nile to a southwestern tour in support of other big metal acts such as Obituary, Deicide, and Broken Hope....
Formed in 1997 out of former Hatebreed members, Death Threat's hardcore metal sound lands somewhere between Sick of It All's aggressive approach and Napalm Death's thick sound. Quickly making a name for themselves with their popular live shows, the band traveled the East Coast until they had enough of a buzz going that they could score a record deal....
The sound of extremity defined, Salt Lake City's Gaza performs an unpredictable mixture of metal, sludge, and grindcore, which could very well be termed "progressive" due to its highly technical and innately unconventional approach....
Originally formed in 2006 as a grindcore band by guitarist Jeremy Carroll, Chicago's Oceano went through a revolving cast of players until settling on a new lineup and a new sound in 2007....
Swedish black metal band the Legion were formed in 1999 by drummer Emil Dragotinovic with guitarists David Svartz and Rikard Kottelin, who recorded a pair of demos in the next few years before releasing their 2003 EP, Awakened Fury, also featuring vocalist Sune HammarstrÃ¶m and bass player Lars Martinsson....
East Coast alternative metal ensemble the Acacia Strain utilize a bone-crushing rhythm section, apocalyptic samples, and a unique triple-guitar assault to deliver their signature blend of hardcore, noise, and death and doom metal....
Technical death metal band All Shall Perish hails from Oakland, California, but their eponymous three-track demo had to make its way across the Pacific Ocean and be embraced by Japan's Amputated Vein Records to make possible their first album, Hate, Malice, Revenge, released in 2003....
Metallic hardcore unit First Blood emerged out of San Francisco's Bay Area in 2002, formed on the side by Terror members Carl Schwartz (vocals) and Doug Weber (guitar), both of whom had also previously played in Sworn Vengeance....
Part of a decades-long line of hardcore acts from Long Island, NY, This Is Hell formed in 2002 following the breakup of two local favorites. Singer Travis Reilly had previously fronted Scraps and Heart Attacks, while guitarist Joe Osolin, bassist Jeff Tiu, and drummer Dan Bourke had been three quarters of the Backup Plan....
San Diego-based â€œdeathcoreâ€* outfit Carnifex formed in Fallbrook, California in 2005 around the talents of Scott Lewis (vocals), Shawn Cameron (drums), Rick James (guitar), and Kevin Vargas (bass)....
Although they only came together as a band in 2003, the members of Athens, Ohio's Skeletonwitch draw the bulk of their inspiration from artists and musical styles born all of two decades earlier -- namely the undying flame of classic, Bay Area thrash, its creative bedrock in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and, to a lesser degree, death, black, and Viking metal....
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