Turnstile, Eternal Sleep and Jagged Visions Added To New England Metal and Hardcore Festival


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The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival has added Baltimore hardcore outfit Turnstile for the Saturday lineup, and Eternal Sleep and Jagged Visions for the Sunday lineup. The event will be at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17, 18 and 19, 2015.

The updated lineup is:

Friday April 17th
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
Cavalera Conspiracy
Corrosion of Conformity
Jasta
Code Orange
Overcast
On Broken Wings
Within The Ruins
Fit For An Autopsy
The Atlas Moth
The Banner
Black Mask
Homewrecker
Discourse
Phinehas
Downpour
Boris The Blade

Saturday April 18th
Testament
Exodus
Nuclear Assault
Nails
Turnstile
Indecision
Incendiary
Suburban Scum
Incantation
Vital Remains
Allegaeon
Rivers of Nihil
The Agonist
Wisdom In Chains
Disgrace
Gods Hate
Thy Will Be Done
No Zodiac
Extinction AD
Vice
Absolute Suffering
Shattered Sun

Sunday April 19th
Motionless In White
For Today
The Color Morale
Vanna
Death Before Dishonor
Cruel Hand
Sworn In
Lionheart
The Plot In You
I Declare War
These Streets
My Ticket Home
Rude Awakening
Lorna Shore
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
World of Pain
Shark Ethic
GhostXShip
Living Laser
Brick By Brick
Nasty
Gift Giver
Oath
Exalt
Unity
Eternal Sleep
Jagged Visions

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The Banner Book Upcoming April Shows


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The Banner has booked a string of shows around their Southeast Beast Fest appearance.

Apr 03: Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD
Apr 04: Drunkhorse Pub – Fayetteville, NC (with Earth Crisis & Bitter End)
Apr 05: Southeast Beast Fest – Jacksonville, FL
May 06: The Pit Palace – Winston-Salem, NC (with Funeral Chic and Afflictive Nature)


Xibalba Streaming “Enemigo” Music Video


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Xibalba is streaming their music video for “Enemigo”, off their Tierra Y Libertad album, out on January 27, 2015 via Southern Lord, here.

With nearly forty-four minutes of unrelenting violence and the band’s most savage, death metal-fueled hardcore breakdowns to date, Pomona, California-based XIBALBA’s intimidating Tierra Y Libertad was recorded by Taylor Young at The Pit in Van Nuys (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace), and bears artwork by Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation).

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XIBALBA Tierra Y Libertad Record Release Shows:
Jan 30: Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA (w/ All Out War, Skinfather)
Jan 31: Gilman – Berkeley, CA (w/ All Out War, Skinfather)
Feb 07: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (w/ Excel, Rotting Out)
Feb 18: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ The Banner)
Feb 19: Haverhill – Haverhill, MA (w/ The Banner)
Feb 20: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY (w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening)
Feb 21: Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD (w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening)
Feb 22: Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI (w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening)

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The Banner – Greying


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The Banner are one of those bands who, if you reach in to the deepest recesses of your memory, showed real signs of promise in the early 2000’s. It is almost crazy to think that the band are already on their fifth studio album with Greying (Good Fight) because they have always been so under the radar, but you’ll be two tracks into this record and immediately you’ll feel that THIS is what they are capable of. Now, before all you diehard fans of the band start throwing us evil glares and shaking your finger in disregard, we know this has been a long six year wait, but with these being the results after such a length of time, The Banner could well see themselves becoming a blip on the radar after all.

Previous records from this band have all been relatively varied. The 2006 release Frailty (Ferret) is the album which many point to as their best due to its aggression and calculated fury, but with Greying the band have been able to blend this with a heightened emphasis on a far darker and brooding tone. The first four tracks on here contain elements which wouldn’t be misplaced on a Doom record, before it suddenly explodes into more of a Hardcore sound on ‘Unbaptized’. The darker edge throughout the record, really allows it to set itself apart from other Hardcore Punk bands – in fact to a degree where you should probably take the ‘Hardcore Punk’ label with a pinch of salt on this record.

Overall then, Greying is almost certainly The Banner’s finest album to date, with a maturity in the sound unrivalled compared to their other records. This is the sound of a band who have been able to truly collate together all of their strengths from previous releases and mashed them together into one big snarling beast of a record. One thing is for sure, Greying will surely get more people talking about The Banner a lot more, a fact which many of its closest fans feel should have happened many years ago.

8.0/10

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New Found Glory, Life Of Agony, Biohazard, H20, etc Confirmed For Southeast Beast Fest 2015


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Southeast Beast Festival 2015 will be held April 4-5, 2015 at Aqua in Jacksonville, FL. Here is a list of confirmed acts so far:

New Found Glory (playing “Sticks & Stones“)
Life Of Agony
Biohazard
H2O
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Cro-Mags
Citizen
Rotting Out
Earth Crisis (playing “Destroy The Machines“)
Defeater
A Loss For Words (final appearance)
Artifex Pereo
Bad Luck
The Banner
Boys No Good
CDC
Crime In Stereo
Cross Me
Fireworks
Gideon
GhostxShip
Incited
King Nine
Old Wounds
The Orphan The Poet
This Wild Life
Ture Love
Turnover
Turnstile
Villains
Wisdom In Chains
Xerxes


Motionless In White Added As Sunday Headliner For New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XVII


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New England Metal And Hardcore Festival has announced Motionless In White as the Sunday headliner to the seventeenth edition of the fest. The event is held at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17, 18 and 19, 2015.

Vocalist Chris Cerulli states, “One of my favorite DVD’s in my collection has always been the 2003 New England Metal and Hardcore Fest DVD. Back then the metal and hardcore world was so stacked with a seemingly endless roster of legendary bands. Needless to say, it’s an incredibly huge honor to be headlining a day on this festival twelve years later after the first time I saw that DVD and after all these years how the fest has proven itself to be an unstoppable force. We hope to add in making this another successful year representing metal and hardcore in New England.”

UPDATED LINEUP FOR NEMHF 2015

Friday April 17th –
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
OVERCAST
THE BANNER
BLACK MASK
HOMEWRECKER
DOWNPOUR
NO ZODIAC

Saturday April 18th –
TESTAMENT headliner
EXODUS
NUCLEAR ASSAULT (Final New England Appearance)
NAILS
INDECISON
INCENDIARY
WISDOM IN CHAINS

Sunday April 19th –
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
FOR TODAY
THE COLOR MORALE
MY TICKET HOME