***FRIDAY ONLY*** Feat. MORBID ANGEL

20th ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

***FRIDAY ONLY*** Feat. MORBID ANGEL

Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Nile, Soulfly, Oceano, Fit For An Autopsy, Winds Of Plague, Enterprise Earth, Rivers Of Nihil, Shadow Of Intent, Archspire, Spite, Great American Ghost, Sanction, Bodysnatcher, I Am, Downswing, Buried Above Ground, Distinguisher

Fri, April 20, 2018

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:30 pm

Palladium

Worcester, MA

$45.00 - $50.00

This event is all ages

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NOTE: Bands subject to change at any time

Morbid Angel
Morbid Angel
Death metal band based in Tampa, Florida.

Formative genetic material of death metal, this band formed in 1984 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and recorded its first album "Abominations Of Desolation" in 1986 (albeit not released until 1991), being inspired by Slayer but eventually moving on to more progressive works with the genre-definitive "Blessed Are the Sick" in 1991. Progressive, rhythmic, complex and evil death metal with lyrics well-crafted from Sumerian and Lovecraftian domains. Not surprisingly, "Covenant" (1993) was the first death metal album released on a major label as even musicians outside the genre found the band technically and artistically impressive.
Dying Fetus
Dying Fetus
Since John Gallagher and Jason Netherton first formed the band during 'the popular days of Death Metal' in 1991, Dying Fetus have progressed, gained it's unique style and become one of the most acclaimed and popular Death Metal/Grindcore acts in the metal underground.

The band's members combine technical brutality with catchy song structures which make each single track they have released so far innovative and memorable.

After touring with bands such as The Berzerker, Hate Eternal, Gorguts, Skinless and other modern Death Metal acts and releasing five full-lenghts; Jason left the band while Sparky Voyles and Kevin Talley were asked to leave because of various internal conflicts.

Everyone was obviously expecting Dying Fetus' imminent death, but it never happened.

In 2003, Dying Fetus re-appeared with a new album, "Stop At Nothing", and a completely new line-up (only John Gallagher remained). Incredibly enough, even though basically a totally different band, all of the elements that made Dying Fetus such a great group were present in the new release and for someone that didn't know the facts, it would seem that nothing ever changed in the line-up.
Thy Art Is Murder
Thy Art Is Murder
Thy Art Is Murder is an Australian deathcore band from Blacktown, New South Wales (a suburb located in the city of Sydney). The band formed in 2006 and have released two EPs and two full-length albums and are currently signed to Distort in Canada and Nuclear Blast worldwide.
Carnifex
Carnifex
Carnifex is an American Deathcore band from California formed in 2005.
Nile
Nile
Nile was formed in 1993 by Karl Sanders (guitar, vocals), Chief Spires (bass, vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums). They have always had interest in Egyptian history and culture; thus they combined that interest with Death Metal. In 1994 they released their self-titled demo. A year later they released "Festivals of Atonement" as Cassette/CD and also performed a few live shows with bands such as Obituary, Deicide, and Six Feet Under.

In 1996 they got a new guitarist (Dallas Toler-Wade), a deal with Visceral Productions, and released "Ramses Bringer of War." Shortly after, Relapse Records saw them play live and listened to their CD's. They offered them a deal, and Nile agreed. And so Nile recorded and released their full-length debut "Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka," and after the release, they did an 8-month world tour. After their return in 1999, they began working on their next album; it was very tough to make it, and it took a year just to write the lyrics. Sanders spent every night composing, and finally in 2000 they released "Black Seeds of Vengeance".

In 2002, the band returned to work with Bob Moore at Soundlab Studios (with new vocalist & bassist Jon Vesano replacing Chief Spires and drummer Tony Laureano replacing Hammoura in tow) for the production of the new album "In Their Darkened Shrines". Again, the band would rest before committing themselves to recording 2005’s Annihilation Of The Wicked with engineer Bob Moore and producer/mixer Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nevermore) at Soundlab. Two years and a new record label later, NILE return with "Ithyphallic" (referring to the ancient practice of portraying statues of gods with huge, mystically-proportioned phalluses as a sign of strength and fertility).

In June 2009, Nile entered the recording studio to begin work on their sixth full-length album, entitled Those Whom the Gods Detest. The album was released in November of the same year. On October 21, 2010, Chris Lollis was confirmed as the new permanent bassist for Nile, after four years of session work with the band. On October 11, 2011, Goomba Music released Worship the Animal, which is an alternately titled version of Nile's demo, which the band's original line-up recorded in 1994.

On February 4, 2012, Karl Sanders announced on his Facebook page that they had a new bassist, Todd Ellis, who would contribute vocals to the new record. The next day, he explained on the band's official forum that he had lost contact with Chris Lollis during the writing and recording of the upcoming album, and after three months of silence from him they hired a replacement. On June 29th, 2012, Nile released their new album "At the Gate of Sethu".

On February 9, 2015, Todd Ellis left the band, citing "unforeseen circumstances beyond my control". On July 24, 2015, it was announced that the band will be releasing its new album, entitled What Should Not Be Unearthed, on August 28.

On February 13, 2017, Dallas Toler-Wade has decided to leave the band to focus on his own plans and recordings. Brian Kingsland took his place.

Current Line-up:
Karl Sanders: Guitars, Vocals, Instrumentals
Brian Kingsland: Guitars, Vocals
George Kollias: Drums
Brad Parris: Bass, Vocals
Soulfly
Soulfly
Metal band formed in 1997 by Max Cavalera after he quit Sepultura. The band is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Oceano
Oceano
Deathcore band from Chicago (Illinois) formed 2006.

Current line-up
Adam Warren: Vocals [since 2007]
Chris Wagner: Bass [since 2014]
Scott Smith: Guitar [since 2014]
Andrew Holzbauer: Drums [since 2015]

Former/Past members
Tristan McCann: Guitar, Bass [2009]
Kevin Colabuono: Bass [2007-2008]
Jeremy Carroll: Guitar [2006-2009]
Andrew Mikhail: Guitar
Daniel Terchin: Drums [2007-2013]
Devin Shidaker: Guitar [2010-2013]
Nick Conser: Guitar [2010-2014]
Jason Jones: Bass [2008-2014]
Michael Kasper: Guitar [2014-2015]
Fit For An Autopsy
Fit For An Autopsy
Winds Of Plague
Winds Of Plague
Symphonic deathcore band from California, US.
Active since 2005 (was known as Bleak December before).
Rivers Of Nihil
Rivers Of Nihil
Death metal band from Reading, Pennsylvania, US.
Formed in 2009.
Shadow Of Intent
Shadow Of Intent
Symphonic Deathcore band from Connecticut/Rhode Island
Spite
Spite
Short-lived hardcore punk band from Weston-Super-Mare / Bristol featuring (ex-) members of Ripcord, Chaos U.K. and Icons Of Filth.
Great American Ghost
Great American Ghost
Hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts.
Bodysnatcher
Bodysnatcher
Down-Tempo Beatdown Hardcore from Melbourne, Florida, USA
Venue Information:
Palladium
261 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608