WORCESTER, Mass. – Reunited metal-core purveyors Biohazard will make their New England Metal and Hardcore Festival debut this year.
“It’s been years since we’ve played anywhere in New England – 15 years with the original Biohazard, so the show will be off the hook for our old school friends,” said guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei. “I’m looking forward to playing in front of those people who have never seen Biohazard before but have heard the stories from their older brothers or sisters about the shows back in the day. I’m looking forward to finally getting Biohazard back to New England with the ORIGINAL lineup!”
The band plans to treat fans to a set full of Biohazard classics, and possibly a preview of some new material that will be featured on their upcoming spring release.
“We’ll play some new songs, but it’s been a while since we played so there are a lot of old songs people want to hear,” Graziadei said. “Regardless, it’s gonna rock!”
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Thursday, April14 through Saturday, April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
The lineup for Thursday is: Attack Attack, Vanna, My Children My Bride, Our Last Night, Stray From The Path, Lions Lions, Arsonist Get All The Girls, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Armor For The Broken, This Or The Apocalypse, I, The Breather, Across The Sun, Counterparts, Too Late The Hero, City Lights, Memphis May Fire, Attila, A Plea For Purging, Dr. Acula, The Crimson Armada, This Romantic Tragedy, Capitals, An Early Ending, Legacy, Gone Astray, and Your Last Request.
Bands scheduled for Friday are: Biohazard, Blood For Blood, Bury Your Dead, Winds Of Plague, Stick To Your Guns, Close Your Eyes, Your Demise, Legend, Thy Will Be Done, Molotov Solution, Monsters, The Great Commission, The World We Knew, Murder Death Kill, Hundredth, She Has Fallen, Years Since The Storm, Terror, Trapped Under Ice, Lionheart, This Is Hell, Shai Hulud, The Carrier, Death Ray Vision, Venia, The Greenery, Born Low, Confrontation, King Conquer, Betrayal, and Faces of Bayon.
Saturday’s lineup is: Hatebreed, Between The Buried And Me, Born Of Osiris, Times Of Grace, Darkest Hour, Carnifex, Job For A Cowboy, Dying Fetus, Oceano, The Ocean, Cephalic Carnage, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Within The Ruins, Contortionist, Volumes, Structures, Skeletonwitch, 3 Inches Of Blood, Nails, Beneath The Massacre, A Life Once Lost, Revocation, Withered, Lazarus AD, Burning The Masses, Last Chance To Reason, Son Of Aurelius, Hung, and Wretched.
Monster Energy is the official energy drink of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 13. All In Merch is the official merchandise company and Hails & Horns is the official magazine.
Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black, D’Addario Strings and Evans Drumheads, Atticus Black, Rock Star Enegry Drink Mayhem Festival, Jak Prints, T-Mobile, Zildjian,Killer Tours, and ReturnToThePit.com are also sponsors of this year’s festival. Break Thru Music (breakthrumusic.net) is hosting series of events for bands to complete for a slot on the festival. Mazur PR coordinates media inquiries and Metal Injection supplies fans with videos and interviews at metalinjection.net for a preview of all the bands. Jeremy Saffer from jeremysaffer.com and Aaron Peppelis from returntothepit.com provide all the official festival photos. This year the festival has also teamed up with a charity called Rise Above (weriseabove.org) to help children in Massachusetts get funding for them to learn instruments, play sports and go to events.
Doors open at 1 p.m. on Thursday and the festival will run from 1 to 10:45 p.m. Doors open at noon on Friday and Saturday, with the shows running from noon to 12:45 a.m. It is an all-ages event.
Tickets for Thursday cost $25. Friday and Saturday individual day tickets cost $35. A 3-day ticket costs $89. Tickets are on sale now at FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or (800) 477-6849.
Performers are subject to change.