New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2024 Books Killswitch Engage, Converge, Machine Head, Suicidal Tendencies, As I Lay Dying, Bane, Overkill, Better Lovers, Nails, and More

New England Metal & Hardcore Fest launched back in 1999 and took place at the famed Palladium in Worcester through 2018. It was often held over two or three days, with multiple stages and top-tier acts like Megadeth, Manowar, DragonForce, Opeth, Between the Buried & Me, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, and more appearing through the years. It was always a “who’s who” of the metal and hardcore scene and was a “not to be missed” event each Spring. It took a brief break after 2018 but returned to much fanfare in 2023 with Parkway Drive, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, and more. Today, the 2024 edition has been announced and the lineup is stacked. It features literally every single band you’d want to see at a metal and hardcore festival. The two-day extravaganza will take place on September 21 and 22 at the Palladium. NEM&HCF faves Killswitch Engage will be playing a special 25th anniversary show and will headline the first night. Slaughter to Prevail will headline the second night. Continue reading

Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper – Split

The side project of Municipal Waste members Tony Foresta and Landphil Hall, plus Mammoth Grinder‘s Ryan Parrish and Mark Bronzino, and Hellbear bassist Rob Skotis, Richmond, Virginia based crossover Thrashers Iron Reagan team up with Arizona Death Metallers Gatecreeper for a split EP/LP (Relapse) that should leave you with a satisfyingly sore neck.Continue reading

Mammoth Grinder Premiere “Locust’s Nest” Music Video

Mammoth Grinder‘s new album, Cosmic Crypt, hit stores last week via Relapse Records, and as Kieran Mitchell said in his review, this record is “a fast, brutal, no-fucking-nonsense, crusty-edged grind, death metal, hardcore runk rager.Continue reading

Mammoth Grinder – Cosmic Crypt

Mammoth Grinder is a supergroup of sorts, featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Power Trip, Darkest Hour and Iron Reagan. Let’s just cut to the chase this new record Cosmic Crypt (Relapse), the bands fourth release, is a fast, brutal, no-fucking-nonsense, crusty-edged grind, Death Metal Hardcore Punk rager.Continue reading

Mammoth Grinder Premiere “Servant Of The Most High” Video

Mammoth Grinder will be unleashing their new album, Cosmic Crypt, on January 26th via Relapse Records, and the genre-bashing Texan trio comprised of members of Power Trip and Iron Reagan have promised their “filthiest” record yet. The band has already shared the ‘Superior Firepower’ single online, and today they’ve shared the first video off the new album.Continue reading

Mammoth Grinder Streaming New Song – “Superior Firepower”

Mammoth Grinder has now confirmed that their new album, Cosmic Crypt, will be hitting stores on January 26th via Relapse Records. The genre-bashing Texan trio comprised of members of Power Trip and Iron Reagan previously said that the new record “will surely be our filthiest one yet,” and judging by their brand new single, they weren’t lying. Continue reading

Inanimate Existance Supporting Cannabis Corpse on Upcoming US Tour


California technical death metallers Inanimate Existence will be supporting Cannibis Corpse and Mammoth Grinder on their US Tour. They will be touring behind their A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement full-length, released this past Summer via Unique Leader Records.

The album was tracked by Max Zigman (Son Of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE w/ Cannabis Corpse, Mammoth Grinder:
Nov 28: Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
Nov 29: Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
Nov 30: Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Dec 02: Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Dec 03: Red 7 – Austin, TX
Dec 04: Limelight – San Antonio, TX
Dec 06: Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
Dec 07: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Dec 08: Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 09: Strummers – Fresno, CA
Dec 10: The Metro – Oakland, CA
Dec 11: The Garage – Ventura, CA
Dec 12: The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
Dec 13: The Core – Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 14: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Dec 17: Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Dec 18: Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
Dec 19: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 20: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

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