New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Announces Dates & First Wave of Bands

Worcester, Massachusetts-based concert promotions company, MassConcerts, is pleased to announce the first segment of bands playing the eighteenth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 15th & 16th 2016.

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has hosted numerous bands in it’s eighteen years and this year are bringing back some of the bands that helped start it all. On Friday, Massachusetts’ favorites, Bury Your Dead return to the stage along with Black Dahlia Murder, On Broken Wings and Great American Ghost. Saturday April 16th sees the epic return of festival veterans, Killswitch Engage, Unearth, Ringworm and Zao.

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Friday April 15th – Doors 3pm
Bury Your Dead
Black Dahlia Murder
On Broken Wings
Great American Ghost

Saturday April 16th – Doors 1pm
Killswitch Engage
Memphis May Fire
36 Crazyfists
Earth Crisis
Culture Killer
Hollow Earth

Tickets go on sale on January 29th at noon. Tickets can be purchase at The Palladium box office, FYE stores, and

Advance Ticket Prices: $30 Friday | $35 Saturday | $59 2-Day Pass

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival first wave bands 2016

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