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MyChildren MyBride and Impending Doom have announced a co-headlining tour which will also feature A Bullet For Pretty Boy, This Or The Apocalypse and The Crimson Armada. The band want fans to help…

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Since 2003, my friends and I have frequented the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival without missing a year…until 2011. I have seen some amazing performances, comebacks, first performances at Metalfest, and as a result, it was the go to festival in the North East. However, for the last couple of years, I have noticed a gradual decline in the quality of the festival, with it being marked by heavy doses of scene-related standouts like Emmure, the entirety of the deathcore scene, Iwrestledabearonce, etc. The inclusion of mainstream metal and hardcore music isn’t surprising to me, as Scott Lee (one of the founders of Metalfest) and his cohorts, have always been leaders in promoting up and comers. I may not enjoy all the bands Scott has put together in the past, but what kept me and my friends going, was the knowledge that if we didn’t like one band, there would always be bands that we really wanted to hear, or some acts that sparked our curiosity. If there was some down time, no problem, we could make a run to grab a beer or go grab some lunch, this is the nature of the festival scene, you aren’t supposed to spend all 12 hours a day glued to each and every band. Last year should have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for me, but the headliners saved the show from being completely drowned out by a torrent of deathcore. This year, with the likes of Attack Attack! (as headliners nonetheless), A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Dr. Acula, *insert deathcore/slam band here* and Hatebreed, Job For A Cowboy and BTBAM headlining…again, amongst other bands that have played time and time again, I couldn’t bring myself to go. Where is the originality Scott? Why must the festival devote an entire day to scenester bullshit that legit metal and hardcore fans (you know, the ones that have frequented the festival for years?) could care less about?

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that Friday’s line up was legit in terms of hardcore with the re-uniting of Blood For Blood and the original line-up of Bury Your Dead amongst other quality acts (Trapped Under Ice anyone?). It’s been awhile since Metalfest provided a real, quality helping of back to back hardcore, new and old, featured on the main stage. With that said though, this is the Metal AND Hardcore Festival, not the “Let’s Throw Scene BS on Thurs, Hardcore on Friday and Metal on Saturday” Festival. I respect Scott for pulling out all the stops for the hardcore community, but now me, primarily a metal fan, am reduced to attending Saturday only, whereas in previous years, I’d always buy weekend long passes for all days. Now though, there’s no diversity, I have nothing to look forward to. So Saturday would be my only option, but Saturday is loaded with bands that have played this festival so many damn times. Yeah, there are some stand outs that I would have liked to have seen like Lazarus A.D., Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus and Withered, but I am not going to attend a “festival” to see a handful of bands on one day. In a word, it’s a waste.

I actually had the opportunity last month to speak with Scott on the phone about this very festival after I told him about my displeasure with this year’s line up. I won’t get into what was discussed as it was a casual conversation and not an interview, but while I respected the man for facing up to his criticisms and wanting to hear me out, I just wasn’t satisfied with the answers I was given. Now, Scott doesn’t have to answer to me, clearly he knows the ins and outs of this festival far better than I do, as an attendee, but as a paying customer, I wanted to voice my dis-satisfaction then, as I am doing now, because what once was a fantastic yearly getaway, has turned into a tide of partisan musical tastes, with a complete ignorance to the rest of the wonderful local, national and international artists that are burgeoning, which may not fit into the tidy, convenient stereotypes of the mainstream aggressive music scene that Lee tends to covet.

I’ll be honest, I thought I’d be disappointed when this weekend rolled around that I wouldn’t be attending this year, but I’m really not. Maybe next year will hold some surprises, but unlike previous years, I won’t be waiting in anticipation.

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  I’ll admit that even with the ‘downfall’ of Children Of Bodom going from one of metal’s best kept secrets to Alexi Laiho as a Revolver Magazine pretty boy, I still always get excited for their…

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Details for The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival have been revealed. Set to take place at the Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 14, April 15, and April 16, the festival will feature the following lineup:

April 14:
Attack Attack, Vanna, MyChildren MyBride, Our Last Night, Stray From The Path, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Bullet For Pretty Boy, Lions Lions, Armor For The Broken, This Or The Apocalypse, I The Breather, Across The Sun, Too Late The Hero, Attila, Plee For Purging, Dr. Acula, The Crimson Armada, Legacy, Counterparts, Legion and others.  Doors open at 1:00PM. Festival runs from 1:00pm to 10:45PM.

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New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2011 Lineup, Details Announced – posted on 2011-02-01 18:35:52


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American deathcore act Attila have revealed the dates for the forthcoming “The Young & Restless Tour.” Other acts scheduled to appear include Our Last Night, Vanna, Arsonists Get All The Girls, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Armor For The Broken and Across The Sun.

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Attila Reveals For Upcoming "The Young & Restless Tour"


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These Phoenix natives are excited to headline one of the most anticipated tours of the winter! This month long run  kicked off two days after Thanksgiving in Lubbock, TX and will wrap up in…

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SILVERSTEIN will be heading out on a set of early 2011 tour dates. Joining SILVERSTEIN will be Pierce The Veil, Miss May I, The Chariot, and A Bullet For Pretty Boy. Silverstein Tour Dates with Miss…

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Seattle-based Christian metallers DEMON HUNTER will hit the road as part of “The World Is A Thorn Tour” starting August 3 in Colorado Springs and wrapping up August 16 in Milwaukee.

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