PHOTOS: Testament, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Nails, Incantation, Vital Remains, Thy Will Be Done, Rivers of Nihil, Disgrace, Allegaeon—April 18th @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XVII, The Palladium, Worcester, MA

We’re back with a second round of photos from the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XVII! Check behind the cut for a rundown from photographer Mark Valentino and, of course, the beautiful photos! April 18th, the second day of NEMHF, Allegaeon took the main stage, a technical death metal…

Xibalba – Tierra Y Libertad

Few bands embody heaviness quite like Pomona, California’s Xibalba.  Their peculiar brand is a bludgeoning potion of 90s death metal, beatdown hardcore, and downtuned sludge. Take the sheer girth of Crowbar, the bulldozing, decelerated grooves of Machine Head’s rawest mid 90s live performances, Morbid Angel’s nauseating trem-picked thrashing, and pepper…