New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2024 Will See The Comeback for Year of The Knife on Stage


New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2024 has added the comeback of Year of The Knife, in their first live performance since their horrific and life threatening van accident in June 2023. The band released their amazing album No Love Lost via Pure Noise Records last year. 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


Milwaukee Metal Festival Announces Record Store Day Ticket Discount



Milwaukee Metal Festival (MMF) is quickly approaching, set to take place at The Rave Eagles Club, May 16 through 19. The event organisers recently announced a special Record Store Day promo, still available until Sunday, April 28th, which gets buyers money off tickets for the fest. Keep reading below for more information.
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Milwaukee Metalfest Shares Daily Running Order for 2024


Milwaukee Metal Festival has announced its full funning order for the weekend! The festival is now welcoming brings party on May 16 have also been revealed! Headlined by Mr. Bungle, BlindGuardian, Testament, Kamelot, Hatebreed and SymphonyX ,the fest is going to be a can’t miss event for this summer!Continue reading


Umbra Vitae Shares a New Single and Video “Belief Is Obsolete” – Sophomore Album Incoming


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Umbra Vitae, the powerhouse which features Jacob Bannon (Converge), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord), Jon Rice (Uncle Acid, Tsjuder) and Greg Weeks (The Red Chord) have announced their sophomore album, Light Of Death. Set for release on June 7, 2024 via Deathwish Inc., the album was recorded by Kurt Ballou and Zach Weeks at God City Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Light Of Death emerges with a spine-chilling violin swell before erupting into duel guitar driven madness, and Umbra Vitae stay redlined onto their first single “Belief Is Obsolete,” which premieres today. Watch and share “Belief Is Obsolete” now!Continue reading


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


Milwaukee Metalfest Adds Municipal Waste, Autopsy, Terrorizer, Macabre, Nunslaughter, Gatecreeper, Skeletal Remains, Creeping Death, Upon Stone, Stabbing, and More to 2024 lineup!


Milwaukee Metal Festival has completed its 2024, lineup with a bunch of new bands in the bill. The iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now les for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! The festival is now welcoming brings Municipal Waste, Autopsy, Terrorizer, Macabre, Nunslaughter, Gatecreeper, Skeletal Remains, Creeping Death, Upon Stone, Stabbing, Monochromatic Black, Deathray Vision, Backlash, Bewitcher, Morbikon, Dead By Wednesday, Engineered Society Project, Hatriot, and Time To Kill. In addition, the details for the pre-party on May 16 have also been revealed! The event is free to anyone who holds a 3-day pass for the festival and will be headlined by a special Jasta and Friends set, featuring Bobby Blitz, Zetro, Bobby Hambel and more. There will also be performances by TOXIC RUIN and H1Z1.Continue reading


I AM MORBID to Perform All of “Altars of Madness” in Full at Milwaukee Metal Fest 2024


After a successful return of Milwaukee Metal Festival in 2023, the iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now revealing 11 more bands and daily schedules for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! The festival is now welcoming I AM MORBID, who will be performing the iconic Morbid Angel record, ‘Altars of Madness,’ in its entirety on Sunday, May 19! the band reunites Morbid Angel’s David Vincent and Pete Sandoval. In addition, fans can use code DEATH5 to save $5 on single day tickets at the link below. Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Escuela Grind – DDEEAATTHHMMEETTAALL


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Milwaukee Metalfest Books Hammerfall, Testament, Soilent Green, Paleface Swiss, Exhumed, It Dies Today, Errors Of Humanity, Casket Robbery, Hellwitch, Belushi Speedball, and More


Catton Park, United kingdom, 12 Aug 2022, Testament performing on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival Credit: Rich Price/Ghost Cult Magazine

After a successful return of Milwaukee Metal Festival in 2023, the iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now revealing 11 more bands and daily schedules for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! The festival is now welcoming Testament, Hammerfall, Soilent Green (Reunion), Paleface Swiss, Exhumed, It Dies Today, Errors Of Humanity, Casket Robbery, Hellwitch, Belushi Speed Ball and Illusion of Fate.Continue reading


Milwaukee Metalfest 2024 Adds Symphony X, Avatar, Lacuna Coil, Destruction, Death To All, Bleed From Within, Eternal Champion, Devourment, Profanatica, Night Demon, UADA and More!


After a successful return of Milwaukee Metal Festival in 2023, the iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now revealing 19 more bands and daily schedules for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! To celebrate this absolutely stacked lineup, Milwaukee Metal Fest is extending early bird tickets through December 11, 2023!

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