GIVEAWAY: Win Two Weekend Passes to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2024 from Ghost Cult!

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Ghost Cult and our partners in the Lambgoat Media Network are stoked to bring you the opportunity to win Two Weekend Passes to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2024. The festival features Killswitch Engage, Converge, Machine Head, Suicidal Tendencies, As I Lay Dying, Bane, Overkill, Better Lovers, Nails, the return of Year of The Knife, and more! Enter to win the giveaway at the links below and be sure to visit our friends at Lambgoat, This Day In Metal, Nu Metal Agenda, and Metal Insider! There are 5 chances to win between all five sites. Share with your friends to get more chances to win! This Giveaway is only for passes to the festival.* Enter at the form below! The giveaway is for residents of the USA only.Continue reading


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


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


CONCERT REVIEW: Hatebreed – Shadows Fall – 100 Demons – Sworn Enemy and More Live at The Oakdale Theatre


Hatebreed celebrated their 30th anniversary as a band in Wallingford, Connecticut at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on St Patty’s Day 2024 with The March Metal Matinee. This show was extra special as it was the band’s biggest “hometown show” in the band’s amazing history and also guitarist Wayne Lozinak birthday. Continue reading


Hatebreed Book March Metal Matinee in Connecticut Continuing 30th Anniversary Celebrations


With 30 years under their belt, Hatebreed, have just added a matinee show to the live anniversary schedule, in their home state of Connecticut. After two sold-out shows at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, and a four night, sold out, residency at Amityville Music Hall, Long Island, the band bring the party home. The March Metal Matinee is set for Sunday, March 17 at 12pm ET at Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT. Head into the article below for more.

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ALBUM REVIEW: With Honor – Boundless


 

In an astoundingly potent year for hardcore that is seeing beautiful and passionate efforts from so many bands from Gel to Fiddlehead to the upcoming Filth Is Eternal release, the return of Connecticut hardcore band With Honor is still a cause to celebrate. 

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MxPx To Headline Furnace Fest 2023 with Turnstile, Bane, and Pennywise


 

 

MxPx is gearing up for a busy 2023! Today, the band announced they will be headlining Furnace Fest in Birmingham, AL this Fall, closing the first night on September 22, 2023. Other headliners on the fest include Turnstile, Bane, and Pennywise. With new music on the way, the band plans to be making more appearances this year, including the highly raved-about When We Were Young Festival in 2023 alongside Blink-182 and Green Day (now with an additional day).

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Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew W.K., Underøath, and More Booked for Furnace Fest This Fall


Bringing together the best bands in Metalcore, Punk, Rock, and Metal, Furnace Fest has been announced for this fall at Sloss Furnaces September. 24-26 this year and features a plethora of huge bands such as Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew W.K., Underøath,  Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, End, ERRA, Every Time I Die, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boy Sets Fire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, Face to Face, Fit for a King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Zao and more! The full day-by-day lineups and tickets can be found below! 

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