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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Returns to Palladium

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Lauded as one of the best heavy music festivals in the United States, the sixth edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, produced by MassConcerts, returns to the Palladium in Worcester, MA, April 30 – May 1. Last year’s festival sold out more than a week in advance and was featured on Fuse TV’s “Uranium,” MTV2’s “Headbanger’s Ball,” and Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Hard Attack.” The Live DVD of last year’s fest will be released on March 23.

Once again, the show will take place on the two stages in the Palladium and a film crew will record action on the stage and behind the scenes for a LIVE DVD. Record labels, vendors, and record distributors will set up shop in the balcony of the upstairs room.

Friday night headliners include Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, God Forbid and Every Time I Die. Saturday’s headliners will include Iced Earth, Children Of Bodom, Zao, Throwdown and Bleeding Through. Also appearing are A Perfect Murder, All My Sins, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, The Autumn Offering, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, The Bled, Burnt By The Sun, Bury Your Dead, Byzantine, Canne, Cattle Decapitation, The Comeback Kid, Crematorium, Darkest Hour, Daughters, Deadwater Drowning, Diecast, Ed Gein, Embrace Today, Evergreen Terrace, Evergrey, Every Time I Die, Found Dead Hanging, From A Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, The Judas Cradle, Kataklysm, Martyr AD, Misery Index, Misery Signals, Mortal Treason, Most Precious Blood, Nora, Pig Destroyer, The Red Chord, Reflux, Scar Culture, Scarlet, Since The Flood, Six Feet Under, Soilent Green, Speedkillhate, Terror, Through The Discipline, To The Grave, Twelve Tribes, Walls Of Jericho, Watch them Die, What Weapons Bring War.

Friday individual day tickets are $30. Saturday individual day tickets are $35. Two-day passes are $60. Tickets go on sale February 27 at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at, or by calling at (800) 477-6849.

This year's sponsors include Fuse TV’s Uranium, Revolver Magazine, Metal Maniacs Magazine, Relapse Records, WAAF’s Harder Faster, Mazur PR, The Syndicate, Lollipop Magazine and Full Contact Magazine. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

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