New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, New England’s Metal-est and Hardcore-est Festival, has announced a huge list of bands that will be taking to their stages in the 2012 edition of the gathering, which will be the fourteenth of its kind.

It will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA (the American namesake of my home city, funnily enough) in April next year, and the bands performing will be as follows:

April 20th:
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
Oceano
All Shall Perish
Nile
Skeletonwitch
Lionheart
Fleshgod Apocalypse
First Blood
Molotov Solution
The Contortionist
Reign Supreme
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Incendiary
Palehorse
Hour Of Penance
Legion
Relentless

April 21st :
Headliner TBA January 02nd, 2012
Overkill
iwrestledabearonce
Protest The Hero
Periphery
Bane
Shipwreck
Cruel Hand
Aborted
Blackguard
The Mongoloids
Belgardor
System Divide
Naysayer
The Greenery
Diamond Plate
Rotting Out
Expire
Elitist
Trump The Harlot
Manners
Malefice

April 22nd:
Killswitch Engage
Every Time I Die
Vanna
For Today
Chelsea Grin
Sleeping Giant
Stick To Your Guns
Attila
On Broken Wings
Mychildren Mybride
For The Fallen Dreams
Texas In July
Upon A Burning Body
Volumes
Like Moths To Flames
Hundredth
No Bragging Rights
Counterparts
Gideon

Although I can spy a few duds I’d rather boil my own bottom than see, acts like Every Time I Die, Protest The Hero and Fleshgod Apocalypse should provide an awesome show with a lot of variety.

Details here if you want more!

– CG

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