The promoters of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year’s lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew, Wilson.
Blending crunchy metallic riffs with pop-punk melodies and a raging, party hard attitude, Michigan quintet, Wilson, is all about jacking as much fun into their live sets as possible. Filthy, ultra energetic, hard-rocking mayhem is the name of the game for Wilson, and their set at NEMHF is sure to be an explosive addition to the festival’s Thursday lineup.
With sponsorships from Tama, Ibanez, New Noise Magazine, Monster Energy Drink, All In Merch and others, the iconic NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again feature two stages, the yearly gala continues to drive dozens of bands and thousands of fans from around the country to the renowned Worcester Palladium for solid three days of mayhem. The opening night ofNEMHF XVI, Thursday, April 17th, will see headlining sets from Broken Hope, Oceano, Darkest Hour,the final East Coast show ever for Bleeding Through, Emmure and All That Remains. Day two, Friday, April 18th, will feature main acts Slapshot, The Acacia Strain, Carnifex, Whitechapel, 1349 andBehemoth as part of the massive Metal Alliance tour and more. And the final evening, Saturday, April 19th, will see sets from All Out War, a one-off show from Nails, Unearth, a special reunion set fromSam Black Church, Nile and the mighty Iced Earth along with many others dominating the stage.
Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music’s Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday’s and Acius to the bill on Saturday.
NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XVI:
Thursday – April 17, 2014
All That Remains, Bleeding Through, Broken Hope, Cop Problem
Darkest Hour, Death Rattle, Emmure, Enabler, Fallujah
Gideon, InDirections, Julius Seizure,
Kublai Khan, Oceano, Rivers of Nihil, Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Wilson, Years Since The Storm
Friday – April 18, 2014
1349, Behemoth, Bent Life, Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Carnifex
Carnivora, Colin Of Arabia, Cruel Hand, Erra, Within The Ruins
Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition
Malfunction, Naysayer, Reflections, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, The Acacia Strain
The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Warhound, Whitechapel
Saturday – April 19, 2014
Acius, All Out War, Barrier, Battlecross, Counterparts, Discourse, Gift Giver
Harm’s Way, Iced Earth, Kadavar, King Nine, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave
Nails, Nile, Obey The Brave, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp,
Sabaton, Sam Black Church, Silence the Messenger, Sylar, Texas In July
Those Who Fear, Twitching Tongues, Unearth, Will To Die