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Photos: New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2015: Day 2

Posted by on April 28, 2015

Earlier this month, the Metal Insider crew headed to Worcester, MA for the 17th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. This year’s fest had something for everyone. Saturday the 18th was the best-attended of the three days, and probably the most traditional metal, with Exodus and Testament capping off a stacked day that also featured […]

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Between the Buried and Me cover Queen at NEMHF

Posted by on April 20, 2015

We were all over the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest this past weekend, as you know if you were there – or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. And while Between the Buried and Me’s Dan Briggs promised something special at the Fest when we interviewed him, we didn’t know what it was […]

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Interview: Gary Holt talks Exodus, Slayer, being managed by Chuck Billy

Posted by on April 14, 2015

James Brown might have been the hardest working man in show business, but Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is surely the hardest-working guitarist. In addition to the band he’s been in since 1981, he’s also Slayer’s guitarist, a position which sadly became permanent in 2013 when Jeff Hanneman died. With Exodus on the road with Testament […]

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Photos: 11 years of New England Metalfest photos from Jeremy Saffer

Posted by on April 13, 2015

If you’ve looked at a professionally-shot band photo in the past decade, the odds are that Jeremy Saffer might have shot it. The Massachusetts-based photographer has shot album covers, band portraits and magazine covers for countless bands. And for the last 11 years, he’s been covering the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. With the […]

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Interview: Shattered Sun vocalist Marcus Leal talks debut album, working with Chuck Billy

Posted by on April 13, 2015

Shattered Sun is Victory Records’ latest metal acquisition. The young sextet, from a small town just outside Corpus Christi, TX, has recently been thrust into high notoriety in anticipation of their upcoming full-length debut, Hope Within Hatred. The band caught the attention of Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, and his promotion company Breaking Bands, which we […]

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Win a pair of New England Metal and Hardcore Fest weekend passes!

Posted by on April 13, 2015

We’re all pretty excited about this weekend. Not just because it’s finally starting to look and feel like Spring, but also because we’ll be making our annual trip to Worcester, MA for the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. As a sponsor, we’ll be on site, covering the Fest from as many angles as possible. […]

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Karl Agell talks King Hitter, performing Blind with Corrosion of Conformity

Posted by on April 8, 2015

 Karl Agell has had a pretty illustrious career, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. His latest band, King Hitter, just released their first EP. However, he’s also logged time in Leadfoot, a rock band. And what he might be best known for is for singing on Corrosion of Conformity’s breakthrough album, 1991’s Blind. In […]

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Interview: Dan Briggs of Between the Buried and Me talks new album, hear new song

Posted by on April 3, 2015

 One of progressive metal’s most popular and experimental bands, Between the Buried and Me have been carving out a name for themselves since their formation in 2000. The band recently announced their seventh album, Coma Ecliptic, coming out in July on Metal Blade. We caught up with bassist Dan Briggs to chat about the album, which he […]

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Turnstile and more added to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Posted by on April 2, 2015

The lineup for New England Metal and Hardcore Festival just keeps getting better as the date draws nearer, which just makes us all the more excited to be involved with it this year! Three additional bands have been announced to play the festival, which takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, […]

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