New England Metal & Hardcore Festival: 17 Bands Booked


The organizers behind the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival always deliver, year in and year out. 2015 will be no different. Testament and Exodus will be playing the second night, with Nails, Nuclear Assault, and Indecision. Overcast will be taking the stage the first day of the fest, along with the likes of Between […]

Lineup For This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 Announced

Killswitch Engage

The lineup has been announced for This Is Hardcore Fest 2014, set to take place July 24 through July 27 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Of note is the fact that Turmoil, Downset, Mushmouth, All Else Failed, and Fury of Five are playing the event. I may need to go to this. Tickets go […]

Black N’ Blue Bowl Announced; Hatebreed, Agnostic Front Performing


The lineup for this year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl has been announced. Set for The Well in Brooklyn, it will go down May 17 and May 18. Here’s the lineup for each day. It’s going to be a humdinger of a good time. I think I will definitely be attending this year. I’m sure Zeena […]

Guest Column: Hardcore Lives By 96 Guitarist Pat DeFrancisci

Guest Column

So, we get offers all the time from people wanting to write guest columns, and most, we turn down. If we let everyone write for us, the columns we do have wouldn’t be as special. But when 96’s people reached out, asking if guitarist Pat DeFrancisci could pen something for us, we agreed. 96 are […]

Terror, Goatwhore Added To New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

"Hey cookie, I dropped my pencil"

They might as well just release the entire lineup already. It’s not like the bill doesn’t already fucking rule. You think adding Terror’s going to get some kid to go, “Wait one hot fucking second! I wasn’t sold until this Terror announcement. Fuck it, I’ll go.” At this point, people are either going or not […]

Breast Fest Lineup Revealed

Alpha & Omega

Boobs are cool. So why not support efforts to keep them tits nice and healthy like? Breast Fest 2013 has been announced, and takes place May 11 at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina. All proceeds from the show — featuring Alpha & Omega, among others — will benefit breast cancer research. Show […]

Two More Bands Added To New England Metal & Hardcore Fest

Job For A Cowboy

Oh yes, folks. The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival keeps growing. Like that thing in your shorts. Keep taking those vitamins, and it’ll be a full three inches…from the GROUND! Job For A Cowboy and D.R.I. were both added to this year’s Metalfest bill. Metalfest goes down at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on […]

Dillinger Escape Plan, Allegaeon Tapped For New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

Dillinger Escape Plan

Yup. One of the best metal festival’s in the U.S. of fucking A goes down each spring in Worcester, Massachusetts. The annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV revealed today that a bunch of bands have been added to the already impressive bill. Which bands? How about Allegaeon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill […]

Nails Announce Live Dates, New Album Plans


That’s right, kiddies. Nails will be hitting the road for a three-day January assault of the West Coast. Dubbed “United & Strong 2013,” the crushing and short tour will feature Nails headlining three California dates with support from Death Threat, Twitching Tongues, and Incendiary. These shows will serve as a record release weekend for their […]

Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Killswitch Confirmed For New England Metal And Hardcore Fest

I hope I meet a girl like this at Metal Fest

Yessir — Killswitch Engage has been confirmed as the headliner of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. It’s fitting, as the festival helped to launch the career of the Westfield, Mass., band and the festival vets went on to sign with Roadrunner Records. “Yup, trouble’s brewing,” said frontman Howard Jones in a […]