NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FEST - Day to Day Lineups


The NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault. The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside their Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.

Featuring two stages, the now legendary NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL continues to drive dozens of bands and thousands of fans to the iconic Worcester Palladium. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. Initial day-to-day lineups are officially posted with more bands to be confirmed in the coming weeks. (Note this is NOT the official running order).

Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Emmure
Enabler
Fallujah
Gideon
Kublai Khan
Obey The Brave
Rivers of Nihil
Years Since The Storm
Young and In The Way

Friday - April 18, 2014
1349
Behemoth
Bent Life
Black Crown Initiate
Born Low
Carnifex
Colin Of Arabia
Cruel Hand
Erra
Fire and Ice
Fit For An Autopsy
Goatwhore
I Declare War
Inquistion
Malfunction
Naysayer
Slapshot
Suburban Scum
The Acacia Strain
The Mongoloids
Thy Art Is Murder
Warhound
Whitechapel
Within The Ruins

Saturday - April 19, 2014
All Out War
Alpha & Omega
Barrier
Battlecross
Counterparts
Discourse
Gift Giver
Harm's Way
Iced Earth
Indirections
King Nine
Lionheart
Loyal To The Grave
Nails
Nile
Ramallah
Reign Supreme
Revamp
Sabaton
Scars of Tomorrow
Sylar
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Those Who Fear
Twitching Tongues
Will To Die

Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at THIS LOCATION. Special VIP packages are also available and include:

ONE DAY VIP TICKET: $85 Thursday/Friday and $90 Saturday
- Exclusive T-Shirt
- VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard
- 18" x 24" NEMHF Poster
- NEMHF Guitar Picks
- Exclusive Meet and Greets
- Free Monster All Day
- NEMHF Koozie
- Pin Pack
- Refrigerator Magnet

THREE DAY VIP TICKET: $195
- Exclusive T-Shirt
- VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard
- 18" x 24" NEMHF Poster
- NEMHF Guitar Picks
- Exclusive Meet and Greets
- Free Monster All Day
- NEMHF Koozie
- Pin Pack
- Refrigerator Magnet
- Early Entrance/In-and-Out Privileges
- Chance to Win Ibanez Guitar
- NEMHF Key Chain

For VIP purchases, point your browser HERE.

In related news, the fourth annual Mission Quest to Metalfest lineup was confirmed last week. A trek launched by MassConcerts in an effort to help bands make their way to Worcester, this year the expedition joins Cruel HandAlpha & OmegaNaysayerBent LifeBarrierMalfunction and Will To Die on a massive, thirty-seven-date North American assault set to commence at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Mission Quest To Metal Fest 2014:
Cruel Hand, Alpha & Omega, Malfunction, Barrier
3/14/2014 SXSW - Austin, TX
3/15/2014 SXSW - Austin, TX
3/16/2014 QuikTrip Park - Grand Prairie, TX
3/17/2013 The Demo - St Louis, MO
3/18/2014 The Hatch - Evansville, IN
3/19/2014 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
3/20/2014 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
Cruel Hand, Malfunction, Barrier
3/21/2014 The Grave - Winnipeg, MB
3/22/2014 The Exchange - Regina, SK
3/23/2014 The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB
3/24/2014 Golden Age Club - Calgary, AB
3/25/2014 Ellison Community Hall - Kelowna, BC
Cruel Hand, Alpha & Omega, Bent Life, Malfunction, Barrier

3/26/2014 Quesadilla Factory - Centralia, WA
3/27/2014 Slabtown - Portland, OR
3/28/2014 Jub Jubs - Reno, NV
3/29/2014 418 Project - Santa Cruz, CA
3/30/2014 Aladdin Jr - Pomona, CA
3/31/2014 Industry Theater - Lancaster, CA
4/01/2014 Wallstreet - Phoenix, AZ
4/02/2014 The Spot - El Paso, TX
4/03/2014 Korova - San Antonio, TX
Alpha & Omega, Bent Life, Malfunction
4/04/2014 Walters on Washington - Houston, TX
4/05/2014 HTGT - Baton Rouge, LA
Alpha & Omega, Naysayer, Malfunction, Bent Life, Will To Die
4/06/2014 Roc Bar - Jacksonville, FL
4/07/2014 The Plughouse - Columbus, GA
4/08/2014 The Forge - Birmingham, AL
4/09/2014 The Owl Farm - Nashville, TN
4/10/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar- Louisville, KY
4/11/2014 Legends - Cincinnati, OH
4/12/2014 Refuge Skateshop - Dearborn, MI
4/13/2014 The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
4/14/2014 The Mansion - Rochester, NY
4/15/2014 Even Flow Bar & Grill - Long Island, NY
4/16/2014  Chameleon's - Pittsfield,  MA
4/17/2014 The Kave - Bucksport, ME
4/18/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
4/19/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA

Finally, Break Thru Music kicked off the Battle for Metal Fest competition this past Saturday. Battle for Metal Fest offers local bands the opportunity to compete for a chance to perform live at this year's massacre. Performances will take place on select dates throughout the coming months at the Worcester Palladium and Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. Spots are booking up fast so if your band is interested in the chance to earn a spot on the Main Stage, emai lbooking@breakthrumusic.net now!

Break Thru Music Presents: The Battle For Metal Fest 2014 
1/24/2014: Round 1 Webster Underground
2/07/2014: Round 2 Webster Underground
2/07/2014: Round 2 Palladium Upstairs
2/21/2014: Round 3 Palladium Upstairs
2/21/2014: Round 3 Webster Underground
3/07/2014: Round 4 Palladium Upstairs
3/08/2014: Round 4 Webster Underground
3/22/2014: Finals Palladium Upstairs
3/22/2014: Finals Webster Underground

Doors: 6:00pm
All Ages
Tickets $12

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