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New England Metal Fest 2017 announced

Monday, December 05, 2016 1:27 PM PT


New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2017

The dates and initial lineup has been announced for the 2017 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the 19th installment of the fest. The event will take place on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. Bands announced thus far can be found below.

Friday, April 21
Testament
Sepultura
Prong
Kublai Khan
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Left Behind
No Zodiac
Precious

Saturday, April 22
Sabaton
Katatonia
Hammerfall
Amorphis
Caspian
Delain
Swallow The Sun
Battle Beast
Leaves Eyes
Circuit of Suns


19 comments


anonymous
12/5/2016 1:49:16 PM
The line-ups for this are getting worse by the year.

12/5/2016 1:55:58 PM
this reminds me of the early NEMF fests from the late 90s, awesome

anonymous
12/5/2016 2:13:10 PM
Wow, let's throw 3 different package tours together with some shitty local metalcore acts and call it a fest.

anonymous
12/5/2016 2:18:55 PM
shat crew and his dead dad are stoked for sabaton

anonymous
12/5/2016 3:07:19 PM
Awesome lineup. About time they had some real metal and not all that shitty crabcore.

anonymous
12/5/2016 3:30:03 PM
MRS CRABAPPLE

anonymous
12/5/2016 3:58:55 PM
Id rather buy thousands of metal and hard rock albums for between $3.29 and $6.99.

anonymous
12/5/2016 5:45:38 PM
I'm gonna try to get DOPE on this show, those guys know what true hard core and rock are about. Edsel used to rent a room from my aunt in her double wide trailer.

anonymous
12/5/2016 9:15:47 PM
Who cares, they can't even do a Roman numeral 19 correctly. XIX ya dummies.

anonymous
12/5/2016 11:00:44 PM
by far the worst lineup they've ever had, will not be going this year sadly

anonymous
12/6/2016 8:50:24 AM
That sucks they're relegated to pulling in a full tour package as headliners, regardless of how well they fit under the metal and hardcore umbrella.

I'm sure this will be a fun experience for Caspian.

anonymous
12/6/2016 8:57:42 AM
this reminds me of the early NEMF fests from the late 90s, awesome

Well, yeah, for the first time in forever there are some European bands people care about. But it's not like they sought that out. They went to the same couple agents they do for everything and they had those bands over here. Bet they'd never heard of Katatonia.

anonymous
12/6/2016 10:27:30 AM
sabado gigante > sabaton

anonymous
12/6/2016 1:54:43 PM
A list of every band I wouldn't want to see. Good lord. Can we just have the 2012 line up every year please?

anonymous
12/7/2016 10:40:36 AM
Lol NEMHF XVIV.

"New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 10 5 4"

fckin' idiots.

12/7/2016 5:03:54 PM
Definitely the worst lineup they've ever had. Hopefully they get a chance to redeem themselves.

anonymous
12/9/2016 10:37:38 AM
lineup is horrible but at least COS is playing

anonymous
2/26/2017 6:44:15 PM
Oh shut, up you whiny bunch of gays. People will complain no matter what bands get booked for this fest. Even if they added a poll on this website to allow all of us to pick the 20 bands we want to see at the fest, and they booked those exact 20 bands - the same people would come here and complain about 5-10 bands that should be on the fest but aren't.

anonymous
2/26/2017 6:47:28 PM
Cheesus rice, this line up blows