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New England Metal And Hardcore Fest 2018 takes shape

Monday, January 22, 2018 10:23 AM PT


New England Metal Fest 2018 lineup

Worcester, Massachusetts-based concert promotions company, MassConcerts has announced initial details for the 20th anniversary of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in April 2018.

This year's installment of the gathering will mark its twentieth-year anniversary. The 2018 festival will once again take place at the newly restored Palladium in Worcester, MA on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.

Here are the lineups thus far (with more acts to be revealed in the comings weeks):

Friday, April 20

Morbid Angel
Dying Fetus
Thy Art Is Murder
Carnifex
Nile
Soulfly
Oceano
Fit For An Autopsy
Winds Of Plague
Enterprise Earth
Rivers Of Nihil
Shadow Of Intent
Archspire
Spite
Great American Ghost
Sanction
Bodysnatcher
I Am
Downswing
Buried Above Ground
Distinguisher

Saturday, April 21

Kamelot
Life Of Agony
Delain
Doyle
Candiria
Powerglove
Battle Beast
Dead By Wednesday


19 comments


1/22/2018 10:30:58 AM
Day 2 looking reaaaaaaaaaaally rough

anonymous
1/22/2018 10:31:09 AM
What a d-list lineup. Where is vanna?

anonymous
1/22/2018 10:34:06 AM
mina caputo will be giving Lap-dances while she cries reciting lyrics from "River Runs Red"

anonymous
1/22/2018 10:52:33 AM
Kamelot???

anonymous
1/22/2018 11:22:05 AM
Saw this and was hoping it meant Morbid/Fetus tour but guess it's Fetus/Thy Art Is Murder/Carnifex/Oceano.
Flatulent.

anonymous
1/22/2018 11:23:14 AM
Even the bartenders are going to be calling in sick for day 2. Gross.

anonymous
1/22/2018 11:27:28 AM
Lyme disease is nothing. How about you carry Sheetrock every day for 10 years and see what kind of chronic back pain you have. Is your Lyme disease bullshit gonna cause you to start getting legit oxys from the dr? You gonna fruitlessly visit chiropractors for years? Your Lyme disease ain't nothing compared to what real men deal with every day

anonymous
1/22/2018 12:07:30 PM
sheet rockers unite

anonymous
1/22/2018 1:17:36 PM
Not a single reason to go! Holy shit!

anonymous
1/22/2018 1:59:09 PM
Man, this is terrible. That second day will be a ghost town unless a lot of Kamelot fans are willing to spend the extra money to just see them. Are they trying to get less than a thousand people to come out?

anonymous
1/22/2018 2:56:32 PM
day 1 hard back TAIM, FFAA, carnifex, WOP, oceano, spite, etc. nu hate 2k18 what's good

'Beatdown' Jon

np: traitors - short fused

anonymous
1/22/2018 3:25:32 PM
Downswing gonna steal the show and be the hottest thing at this festival. Swingstyle for life, motherfkers!!1!

anonymous
1/22/2018 7:36:10 PM
""day 1 hard back TAIM, FFAA, carnifex, WOP, oceano, spite, etc. nu hate 2k18 what's good

'Beatdown' Jon

np: traitors - short fused"

^^ You're a try hard loser.

anonymous
1/22/2018 9:57:04 PM
Yeah Downswing is gay as fck.

anonymous
1/22/2018 9:58:39 PM
day 1 hard back TAIM, FFAA, carnifex, WOP, oceano, spite, etc. nu hate 2k18 what's good

'Beatdown' Jon

None of those bands are beatdown. Go back to being Deathcore Jon herb

anonymous
1/23/2018 8:13:58 AM
^ cannot. self imposed hiatus until suicide silence either disbands (preferably) or releases respectable material.

anonymous
1/23/2018 6:38:14 PM
Zero hardcore bands. Where's Death Before Dishonor? Don't they need to pay half a year's worth of cellphone bills? LOL

I remember the c-ckbag who books this thing Scott Lee wanting NOTHING to do with hardcore like his boy Matt Pike.

anonymous
1/24/2018 6:16:44 AM
who TF decided on Kamelot lolol

anonymous
1/24/2018 8:27:52 PM
Jesus buttfcking Christ.......

Thinking it would be best to just market it like this -
New England Metal & Hardcore Fest - Redefining what the word UNDERWHELMING means - 2018

That lineup is so unremarkable that, I already want my money back and I'm not even planning on going.

Also, I find it very, very hard to believe that there are actual living, breathing humans that listen to and enjoy Kamelot. Gonna need to see actual proof of that one before I am able to believe otherwise.