Hatebreed, Biohazard and Attack Attack! To Headline New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

Posted by on February 1, 2011

The lineup to the New England Metal & Hardcore festival has been officially confirmed, and may surprise a few people. Usually a two day festival, the NEMHF has extended to three days, taking place on April 14, 15 and 16, and will once again return to The Palladium Theatre in Worcester, MA.

Headlining the first day (April 14) will be Attack Attack! and will feature appearances from Vanna and MyChildren MyBride. The second day (April 15) will be headlined by recently reunited Biohazard, along with appearances from Bury Your Dead and Terror. The third and final day (April 16) will feature headliners Hatebreed along with Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy, and The Ocean.

To be honest, I was planning to avoid the first day once seeing Attack Attack! on the bill, while the rest of the first day’s bill hasn’t persuaded me to change my mind. The second day isn’t necessarily bad, but the only thing that seems special about it is Biohazard (unless you’re excited about Bury Your Dead reuniting with their original singer). The third day sticks out the most, with BTBAM and The Ocean making it the most exciting. But compared to the last two years, this lineup may be a little more underwhelming at first glance. Either way, it’ll still be a fun weekend with some awesome performances. Plus, it’s usually a good chance that you’ll discover a handful of awesome bands for the first time. That’s how I discovered Skeletonwitch last year (who will be playing the festival for the second time in a row on the third day). And as our bros at Metal Sucks pointed out, the days appear to be segregated out by genre, with screamo/deathcore on Thursday, hardcore on Friday and metal on Saturday. That can definitely help when planning out what days to go. For more information regarding ticket prices and on-sale dates, visit the festival’s official website.

You can view the entire lineup for each day after the jump.

Thursday, April 14:
Attack Attack!
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
Plea For Purging
Dr. Acula
The Crimson Armada

Friday, April 15:
Bury Your Dead (featuring the return of Mat Bruso performing their first three records)
Cruel Hand
Your Demise
Thy Will Be Done
This Is Hell
The Carrier
Murder Death Kill
Stick To Your Guns
Trapped Under Ice
First Blood
Shai Hulud
Close Your Eyes
The Great Commission
The Greenery
King Conquer

Saturday, April 16:
Between The Buried And Me
Job For A Cowboy
The Ocean
Born Of Osiris
Dying Fetus
Lazarus A.D.
Beneath The Massacre
Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
3 Inches Of Blood
Within The Ruins
Molotov Solution
Son Of Aurelius
A Life Once Lost
Last Chance To Reason

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