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New England Metal and Hardcore Festival info

Monday, February 26, 2007 3:40 PM PT
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The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, presented by ESP Guitars & Basses and Krank Amps, is set for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, 28 with a Friday night headline performance by Norwegian black metal sensations Dimmu Borgir and a tribute to Metal Blade Records' 25th Anniversary to cap off the festival on Saturday night.

The festival will join forces with Metal Blade this year to celebrate the label's 25th anniversary. Numerous Metal Blade bands will perform on Saturday in tribute to the long-standing, highly respected metal label, in addition to a once-in-lifetime performance that will bring together musicians from Metal Blade's stellar roster of bands.

"Metal Blade is very happy to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at the legendary New England Metal and Hardcore Fest,” said Metal Blade founder Brian Slagel. "We are able to have most of our roster appear at this great festival. We have always been big supporters of the NEMF and found this was the perfect way to kick off our 25th Anniversary celebration."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, March. The cost is $35 for a one-day pass and $65 for a two-day pass. Tickets will be available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

Additional bands confirmed for Friday are:
Bury Your Dead
Devil Driver
Satyricon
Walls of Jericho
Kataklysm
Kylesa
Skinless
The Devil Wears Prada
All Shall Perish
100 Demons
Nora
The Human Abstract
Still Remains
Thy Will Be Done
Nachtmystium
December Aeterali
Merauder
Death Before Dishonor
Suicide Silence
Beneath the Massacre
Skeletonwitch
Stick to Your Guns
The Faceless
Blood Runs Black
Dead Hearts
xDeathStarx
Palehorse
Bloodlined Calligraphy
The Funeral Pyre

Saturday's performers include:
Unearth
Cannibal Corpse
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Red Chord
Job for a Cowboy
Lizzy Borden
Goatwhore
I Killed the Prom Queen
Shai Halud
Since the Flood
Demiricous
Hallows Eve
Cellador
Beyond the Embrace
The Architect
Animosity
Psyopus
If Hope Dies
Ed Gein
The Absence
Gaza
Forever in Terror
Apiary
Sons of Azreal
The Destro
The Network
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