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Win a pair of weekend passes to the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival!

Posted by on March 16, 2017

If you’re anywhere on the Eastern seaboard, you’re probably more than aware of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The annual Worcester, MA festival is in it’s nineteenth year now, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Headlined by Testament, Sepultura and Prong on April 21st and Sabaton, Katatonia, Hammerfall and Amorphis on […]

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest adds eight more bands

Posted by on February 28, 2017

The New England Metal and Hardcore Fest has been going strong for 18 years now, and their 19th year is adding to the already-impressive lineup that they’ve already got. Taking place on April 21st and 22nd in Worcester, MA, much the same as in previous years, they’ve divided the days pretty equally by genre. Friday appears […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/21: The charts are a harsh, cold world

Posted by on September 21, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I’ve been writing this column for four years now, and while that might not sound like a super long time, it’s interesting to see how things have changed regarding record sales. Sure, there are […]

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Your guide to the heaviest bands on Warped 2016

Posted by on July 21, 2016

It may be the middle of the summer right now, but we’re still in the midst of festival season. And while it may not be solely metal, there’s no festival in the US with a bigger presence than Warped Tour. Now in its 22nd year, the tour boasts a lineup that includes punk, metal, hardcore, […]

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Bane announce a final farewell show

Posted by on April 6, 2016

If you’re into hardcore from the mid 90’s, Bane must have been part of your bands blasting in your walkman but on that same note, they must have been a band you got saddened to find out they were going to break up after they released their 2014 album Don’t Wait Up. Fast forward to 2016 […]

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Warped Tour’s Monster Energy Party Zone will be all heavy

Posted by on March 24, 2016

If there’s one thing that’s slightly annoying about the Vans Warped Tour (we know, there’s more than one thing), it’s that the non-stop barrage of bands and a schedule that changes every day will find you running from one side of the tour to the other to see bands you want to check out. This […]

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Vans Warped Tour lineup leaked [UPDATED]

Posted by on March 21, 2016

According to a leaked admat for the August 9th Las Vegas stop of this year’s Vans Warped Tour, the lineup has been revealed, and amid a handful of heritage bands like Less Than Jake, Yellowcard and New Found Glory, there are some metal names to be found as well. Whitechapel, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, […]

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Self Help Festival announces full line up

Posted by on February 10, 2016

The last time we mentioned Self Help Festival was a few months ago when post-hardcore veterans Underoath announced their return to the stage, confirming they would be headlining the fest. Of course, the festival can’t run with just a single band so we finally have word on the rest of the lineup performing in San […]

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Jay Maas out of Defeater

Posted by on October 20, 2015

Defeater have parted ways with guitarist, vocalist, and producer Jay Maas. He’s been with the band for all their studio albums, dating back to 2008’s Travels, but according to the Boston, MA band things just weren’t working out. Said the band via Facebook: “Over the weekend it was decided to move forward as a band without the participation […]

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This is Hardcore 2015 Set for a Strong 10 Year Anniversary

Posted by on March 30, 2015

The yearly hardcore fest is ready to take Philadelphia by storm once again. It will be taking place July 23 at the Union Transfer and July 24, 25, and 26 at the Electric Factory. This is Hardcore 2015 (or This is Hardcore X) is celebrating the festival’s 10 year anniversary with another great lineup showcasing […]

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