Worcester, Massachusetts-based concert promotions company, MassConcerts, is pleased to announce the first segment of bands playing the seventeenth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, 18th, and 19th 2015.

Festival co-founder and talent buyer at MassConcerts, Scott Lee, had the following to say, "We are very excited to have Testament, Exodus, as well as the final New England appearance of Nuclear Assault. These bands are legendary thrash metal titans who never disappoint. 2015 is shaping up to be a great lineup and I couldn't be more proud and excited. We are stoked to have our friends Between The Buried For Today perform, as well as my own personal and fan favorites Overcast and Nails. This year we are trying to hit every genre of metal and hardcore to focus on creating as much variety as possible for the fans."

Friday April 17
Between The Buried And Me
The Banner
Black Mask
No Zodiac

Saturday April 18
Nuclear Assault
Wisdom In Chains

Sunday April 19
For Today
The Color Morale
My Ticket Home

As one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the US, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has helped jumpstart the careers of many acts including Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, The Black Dahlia Murder and Behemoth. Since 1999, this multiple-day festival has been attracting dozens of bands and thousands of fans to the historic Worcester Palladium each year bringing metal and hardcore acts deservedly to the forefront of each genre.

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