First Round Of Announcements Are Here


January 9th, 2013

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival To Celebrate 15th Anniversary 2013 Installment Of Iconic Fest Confirmed

MassConcerts proudly presents the first details for New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2013, today confirming the dates and preliminary list of bands for this year’s occurrence of the long-running annual event. For the 2013 installment, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will once again overthrow the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st. Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: “I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.” With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm two stages at the 15th anniversary of New England Metal & Hardcore Festival — and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks — the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining of the Metalliance Tour.! View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th.

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2013:
Suicidal Tendencies
After The Burial
Alpha & Omega
Antagonist AD
Ark Of The Covenant
Black Breath
Born Of Osiris
The Contortionist
Dead By Wednesday
Death Before Dishonor
Fit For An Autopsy
Holy Grail
I Declare War
The Mongoloids
Mother Of Mercy
Municipal Waste
No Mercy
Power Trip
Rude Awakening
Saving Grace
Shadows Fall
Suburban Scum
Those Who Fear
Trap Them
Twitching Tongues

Since 1999, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors, at Worcester Massachusetts historical venue The Palladium. Stay tuned for a torrent of continuous updates and coverage opportunities for the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are made available via
Earsplit PR, an official sponsor of this year’s event.

Earsplit PR
Dave Brenner
PO Box 142
Congers NY 10920