As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the doers of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEMHF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to their coveted stages!


After fifteen years of blazing trails and live domination, Unearth emerged as part of a burgeoning revolution in heavy music and is now institutionalized as a relentless force in metal, standing the test of time with consistently creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, blue collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to pummel the masses. With five full-lengths under their proverbial belts and a new one on the way via eOne, Unearth returns to raze the stage of the Palladium as part of theNEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL for the sixth time.


Toting “down-to-earth handmade classic rock from a time when music still used to be true art,” the riff-heavy spell-casters in Kadavar hail from Berlin and bow to the teachings of Black Sabbath, Pentagram and early Hawkwind. Their forthcoming new full-length, Abra Kadavar, will be released via Nuclear Blast just days before their NEMHF performance. Worcester, are you ready rock?


Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEMHF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil and Kublai Khan.


Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the now iconic NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. Featuring two stages, the yearly gala continues to drive dozens of bands and thousands of fans from around the country to the renowned Worcester Palladium for a solid weekend of mayhem! Initial day-to-day lineups are officially posted with more bands to be confirmed in the coming weeks. (Note this is NOT the official running order).


Thursday – April 17, 2014

All That Remains

Bleeding Through

Broken Hope

Cop Problem






Julius Seizure

Kublai Khan


Rivers of Nihil

Scars of Tomorrow

The Last Ten Seconds of Life

Years Since The Storm


Friday – April 18, 2014



Bent Life

Black Crown Initiate

Born Low


Colin Of Arabia

Cruel Hand


Fire and Ice

Fit For An Autopsy


I Declare War






Suburban Scum

The Acacia Strain

The Mongoloids

Thy Art Is Murder



Within The Ruins


Saturday – April 19, 2014

All Out War

Alpha & Omega





Gift Giver

Harm’s Way

Iced Earth


King Nine


Loyal To The Grave



Obey The Brave


Reign Supreme



Sam Black Church


Texas In July

Those Who Fear

Twitching Tongues


Will To Die


Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at THIS LOCATION. Special VIP packages are also available and include:


ONE DAY VIP TICKET: $85 Thursday/Friday and $90 Saturday
– Exclusive T-Shirt
– VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard
– 18″ x 24″ NEMHF Poster
– NEMHF Guitar Picks
– Exclusive Meet and Greets
– Free Monster All Day
– NEMHF Koozie
– Pin Pack
– Refrigerator Magnet


– Exclusive T-Shirt
– VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard
– 18″ x 24″ NEMHF Poster
– NEMHF Guitar Picks
– Exclusive Meet and Greets
– Free Monster All Day
– NEMHF Koozie
– Pin Pack
– Refrigerator Magnet
– Early Entrance/In-and-Out Privileges
– Chance to Win Ibanez Guitar
– NEMHF Key Chain


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Finally, Break Thru Music’s Battle For Metal Fest competition is well under way. Battle For Metal Fest offers local bands the opportunity to compete for a chance to perform live at this year’s massacre. Performances will take place on select dates throughout the coming months at the Worcester Palladium and Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. Spots are booking up fast so if your band is interested in the chance to earn a spot on the Main Stage, email now!


Break Thru Music Presents: The Battle For Metal Fest 2014 
2/21/2014: Round 3 Palladium Upstairs
2/21/2014: Round 3 Webster Underground
3/07/2014: Round 4 Palladium Upstairs
3/08/2014: Round 4 Webster Underground
3/22/2014: Finals Palladium Upstairs
3/22/2014: Finals Webster Underground

Doors: 6:00pm
All Ages
Tickets $12

SCORPION CHILD and KADAVAR to Kick Off North American Tour This Saturday

Austin, TX rockers SCORPION CHILD are getting ready to hit the road this Saturday.  Along for the ride is providing direct support is Berlin Germany’s KADAVAR.  Also on the bill will be Gypsyhawk, Wilson and Mothership.  The tour kicks off this Saturday in Denver, CO and runs through October 5th in Brooklyn, NY.  SCORPION CHILD are touring in support of their self-titled debut and KADAVAR are out in support of their sophomore release Abra Kadavar.


SCORPION CHILD lead guitarist Chris Cowart commented on the upcoming tour:


“We are super stoked for our upcoming run with KADAVAR, Gypsyhawk, Wilson and Mothership! Hide your daughters!”


KADAVAR also cannot wait to hit the road in the states:


“After not being able to make it happen in March, we are very excited to be heading out on this tour and bring our live show to the fans in many new cities!”


Hooks are a musical idea; a short riff, passage, or phrase of notes that catches the ear of the listener in a way that makes them to want to hear it again.  Some bands have them; many don’t.  Austin-based five-piece SCORPION CHILD have ’em in spades.  Whether it’s an extended blues jam or a short slice of bombastic heavy rock, hooks by The Child are so tempting, everyone bites.  With a warm sound heralding back to the psychedelic rock of the early 1970s,SCORPION CHILD members add the eclectic tastes of more contemporary influences such as Pentagram, Hairy Chapter, and Lucifer’s Friend to their musical stew.  Formed in 2006, they’ve spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage show.  Guitarists Chris Cowart and Tom “The Mole” Frank deliver their twin guitar attack with a finesse older than their years; bassist Shaun Avants and drummer Shawn Alvear are steadfast sentinels of their driving rhythm section; and lead singer Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the psychedelic rock cavalry with a passionate voice reminiscent of the early eras of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Rainbow’s Ronnie James Dio.

Primed to join the elite ranks of rock’s present day flag bearers such as Graveyard, The Sword, Wolfmother, and Rival Sons, SCORPION CHILD is a band you’ll be proud to admit you’ve known since their debut album.  Grandsons of the fathers of rock, their music will take you through your past, present, and future and bring you back feeling hopeful, alive, and ready to take on whatever life throws your way.


It was already with 2012’s eponymous debut album that KADAVAR casted a spell on all fans of solid riff-driven yet doom-like 70’s hard rock à la BLACK SABBATH or PENTAGRAM. Marrying this with the spacy psychedelic approach of early HAWKWIND and mixing in a distinct own touch while preserving their icon’s warm vintage charm can doubtlessly be considered the trio’s key to success – astoundingly high vinyl sales and support shows for bands such as SLEEP, SAINT VITUS, PENTAGRAM and ELECTRIC WIZARD as well as stunning festival gigs at “Stoned From The Underground”, “Yellowstock” and “Fusion Festival”, among others, underline KADAVAR’s status as one of the scene’s most exciting acts.


Carrying the experiences of dozens of played live shows as a source of inspiration inside them,KADAVAR entered the timeless space of their studio end of last year to procure supplies for their ever growing fan base that was starving for more – in the form of their second full-length album and debut on Nuclear Blast.  Now that their album is out, the band is ready to hit the road in North America.


SCORPION CHILD, KADAVAR, Gypsyhawk, Wilson and Mothership:

9/14: Denver, CO @ Snowboard on the Block *

9/16: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

9/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

9/20: Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria

9/21: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

9/23: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

9/24: Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

9/25: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

9/27: Austin, TX @ Red 7

9/28: Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats

9/29: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

10/1: St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

10/2: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

10/3: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar

10/4: Montreal, QUE @ II Motore

10/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus




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WILSON Announce Tour Dates With Scorpion Child, Kadavar and More

The FUCKERY has taken hold and people all over are singing the praises of WILSON.  After decimating the GWAR-B-Q this weekend the band is back out on the road and ready to destroy!  Their debut album Full Blast Fuckery is available now and the band will be touring across the country in support of it.  If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, what the fuck are you waiting for?  Order it right HERE.


WILSON‘s video for “College Gangbang” can be seen HERE.
In support of their new album WILSON are currently out on the road with The Greenery. The tour runs through September 8th in Anaheim, CA.  Support on the tour will be provided by American Fangs through September 2nd and then from The Ongoing Concept September 4th  – September 8th.  A complete list of dates can be found below.


Immediately following their tour with The Greenery, WILSON will embark on yet another cross-country trek.  The band will be taking the FUCKERY on tour with Scorpion Child, Kadavar, Gypsyhawk and Mothership.  A complete list of dates can be found below.


Frontman Chad Nicefield commented on the upcoming dates:


“We are beyond thrilled to be joining such a radical tour and cannot wait to punish our intestines together with Scorpion Child, Kadavar, Gypsyhawk and Mothership. Beyond that we are extremely excited to visit our family from the north in Canada. We heard Beiber’s mom was coming out to some of the Canadian shows…cant wait to flush it out and stick it in.”


It has also been confirmed that the FUCKERY will be taking to the high seas next year.  That’s right WILSON will be taking part in the “Shiprocked” Cruise set for January 26th – 30th 2014.  The band will appear alongside Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and many others.  For more information and to book a spot, visit the official site HERE.


WILSON are five dudes in a van with beards and big dicks- working harder than your parents.  But instead of giving their all as stockbrokers or auto-mechanics or assistant branch managers their job is to destroy your party.  When that WILSON van cruises into your town that shit is REAL. Real MUSIC. Real LIFE. Real LOUD. Real SWEATY. And real fucking FUN.


They’ll never quit on you.  And that’s real talk. That’s FUCKERY. And that’s WILSON.


WILSON Co-Headlining Tour With The Greenery:

8/20: Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern*

8/21: Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue*

8/22: Nashville, TN @ The End*

8/23: Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live*

8/24: Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub

8/25: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

8/27: Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar – Mill City Nights*

8/28: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar*

8/30: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep*

8/31: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater*

9/1: Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge*

9/2: Boise, ID @ The Shredder*

9/4: Sparks, NV @ The Alley**

9/6: Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk**

9/7: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar**

9/8: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction**


*With American Fangs

**With The Ongoing Concept


With Scorpion Child, Kadavar, Gypsyhawk and Mothership

9/20: Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria

9/21: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

9/23: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

9/24: Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

9/25: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

9/27: Austin, TX @ Red 7

9/28: Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats

9/29: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

10/1: St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

10/2: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

10/3: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar

10/4: Montreal, QUE @ II Motore

10/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus


January 2014:

1/26 – 1/30: Shiprocked Cruise


“Your children will emerge from the womb looking like tattooed Wookies.”

-Decibel Magazine


An album that doesn’t take itself so seriously is as refreshing as a vodka-spiked limeade on a 95-degree day. (Seriously, lemonade sucks in comparison.)” 

-Metal Sucks


Full Blast Fuckery is the album you put on when everyone’s at the party and you’ve opened the first twenty-something beers with every intention of destroying the place down to the last thing worth destroying.”

-Metal Injection


“A debut album many bands strive for, but are rarely able to accomplish.”

-Rock Revolt Magazne


Full Blast Fuckery is the soundtrack to the best party you could only dream of.

…bands like Wilson don’t need to believe the hype. Their music, their live show, their attitude will be a hit with genuine music fans of honest bands who don’t need to fake their Facebook “likes” or YouTube views.

-Pure Grain Audio



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