New England Metal Fest 2016 just made its first announcement! So far, the 18th edition of the festival is looking good. Names such as Killswitch Engage, Bury Your Dead, The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, and many more have been included. You can take a look at the flyer above. We’ve also included the statement from the festival organizers and music down below.

Attention headbangers everywhere: you have all waited patiently as we have handpicked the first wave of bands for the 18th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. On Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th the Worcester Palladium will be hosting the event of the year. Listed below is the lineup so far for this years festival. Brace yourself, more bands will be added in the next coming weeks! We are so excited to be bringing you another year of hardcore, metal, and everything in between. For updates, stay tuned on our social media, and make sure to check out

-Bury Your Dead
-The Black Dahlia Murder
-On Broken Wings
-Great American Ghost

-Killswitch Engage
-Memphis May Fire
-36 Crazy Fists
-Earth Crisis
-Culture Killer
-Hollow Earth

Doors: 3pm Friday | 1pm Saturday
Advance Ticket Prices: $30 Friday | $35 Saturday | $59 2-Day Pass

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12:00 pm, and will be available at FYE stores, the Palladium box office, and online through!
**Bands and set times are subject to change at any time**

Links: Facebook // Official Website