‘New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2009’ Bands, Details

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, MA, the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

  • Headlining Friday will be ALL THAT REMAINS…
  • Headlining Saturday will be LAMB OF GOD…
  • The No Fear Energy Music Tour package will feature (As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste).
  • Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.
  • Atticus will sponsor the pre-party
  • Doors open at Noon on Friday/Saturday
  • Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are:

August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, White Chapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Pyscroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced.

Saturday’s lineup will feature:

Have Heart, Shipwreck, Winds of Plague, Emmure, All Shall Perish, Austrian Death Machine, Terror, iwrestledabearonce, Unholy, Shai Hulud, Cold World, Trapped Under Ice, This is Hell, Cruel Hand, The Carrier, Energy, Defeater, Dead Swans, Century, Book of Black Earth, Acaro, Animals as Leaders, Withered, Landmine Marathon and more to be announced.

The Thursday night pre-party will be a unique event combining film and music.  The party will kick off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay‘s film Crowley, co-written by IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson. Also showing is Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself.  The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium.  Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.


  1. hunter_killer says:

    So…Friday then.

  2. 4000 Niggers On A Spaceship says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes..Friday FTW

    Anybody notice Withered are listed for Friday and Saturday

  4. robw says:

    id be happy to see withered twice, but thats prob a typo or something. its kinda weird that ATR is headling a day that has suffocaiton/kataklysm/ napalm death/ cattle deacpition.

    this is the same weekend as gratefull dead at dcu, its gonna be a bitch for parking and hotels…..

  5. hunter_killer says:

    Shit, why even bother? The good bands playing Friday have their own tours going on, too much shit to sift through.

  6. john says:

    get’s shittier every year

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow this looks freaking terrible so far.

  8. Anonymous says:

    If August Burns Red is really headlining over Suffocation it will give me more reason to not like them.

  9. Anonymous says:

    All That Remains? Seriously?

  10. El Doucheo Bago says:

    This fest is a pile of shit.

  11. teapot says:

    All the decent bands have their own tours going on, so fuck this fest in its tasteless ass.

  12. As the tears burn to ashes says:

    New England Metal Fest > MDF

  13. robw says:

    dude no way, MDF is def better then new england metalfest, at least this year….

  14. Anonymous says:

    As The Tears Burn To Ashes sounds like a fucking kid that would rather see Winds Of Plague than Bolt Thrower. What a shame…

  15. As the tears burn to ashes says:


    Whats bolt thrower ??

  16. Anonymous says:

    Metalheads are notoriously easy to troll

  17. Ross says:

    notice how friday has a bunch of the bands that are on the carcass tour… and that this falls around the time of the carcass tour…

    Suffocation, White Chapel, Veil of Maya, Decrepit Birth, Pyscroptic

  18. robw says:

    hmm interesting about carcass….. id love to see them at the palladium again

  19. Anonymous says:

    this fest gets more pathetic and effortless every single year.

  20. El Doucheo Bago says:

    I would think that if Carcass were playing they would be the headliner and not All That Remains. All That Remains as headliner……LOL.

  21. Anonymous says:

    from the looks of it ont he palaldium site, the fisrt day dosent have a set headliner al the abnds are in alphabetical order. so carcass could very well headline it this year

  22. Anonymous says:

    ^ sorry about my spelling^

  23. robw says:

    dude its not alphbetical order, look at it all the way. ATR is listed on the headliner

  24. Anonymous says:

    All That Remains fucking sucks.

  25. Anonymous says:

    i will kill all of you

  26. PWNZ says:

    ugh, mostly metalcore garbage…

  27. Anonymous says:

    “As the tears burn to ashes wrote:

    New England Metal Fest > MDF”

    Fail statement is fail.

  28. worry about yourself says:

    looks like a good time. i just wish i cuold write the line up.

  29. Anonymous says:

    i almost pissed myself when i pulled up the page