WORCESTER, Mass. Metal phenoms DragonForce will kick off their North American tour at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday, April 21.
The London-based group will release their fifth studio album ‘The Power Within’ – band’s first release with new singer Marc Hudson – just days before the show.
“We are really excited to be playing the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival again, especially as its the North American launch show for the new album, said guitarist Sam Totman. Anyone who hasn’t had a chance to see new singer Marc Hudson in action will witness what a great singer he is! Its been a long time since we last played the festival and are looking forward to seeing old friends again and giving everyone a great show.
DragonForce has gained a cult-like status in the metal community, growing from relative unknowns in the United States to an impossible-to-ignore.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
The complete lineup for Friday includes The Black Dahlia Murder, The Acacia Strain, Oceano (final show), All Shall Perish, Nile, Skeletonwitch, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Molotov Solution, The Contortionist, Conducting From The Grave, Fit For An Autopsy, Hour of Penance, Legion, Lionheart, First Blood, Gaza, Reign Supreme, Incendiary, Palehorse, Longshot, Rude Awakening, XFocus MindsX, and CDC.
Saturday’s lineup is All That Remains, DragonForce, Overkill, Iwrestledabearonce, Protest the Hero, Periphery, Structures, Elitist, Suidakra, Hung, Diamond Plate, Trumpet The Harlot, Bane, Shipwreck, Cruel Hand, The Mongoloids, God Forbid, Naysayer, Rotting Out, Cockpunch, The Greenery, Expire, Wrong Answer, Revenge, and Manners.
Sunday will close out the weekend with Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, Vanna, For Today, Chelsea Grin, Attila, MyChildren MyBride, Texas In July, Volumes, Like Moths To Flames, The Air I Breathe, Glass Cloud, Sleeping Giant, Stick To Your Guns, On Broken Wings, For The Fallen Dreams, In The Midst Of Lions, Hundredth, No Bragging Rights, Counterparts, Gideon, Fire In The Skies, Recon, and To Speak Of Wolves.
Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices are: $40 (Friday), $45 (Saturday), and $40 (Sunday) or $115 (three-day pass). Two special VIP fan packages are also being offered through Sound Rink (www.soundrink.com).
Sponsors this year include All In Merch, Monster, Tama, Ibanez, Zildjian, Metal Blade Records, Break Thru Music, Shook Clothing, Planet Wave, D’addario, Pro Mark, Evans., In Tune guitar picks, R&D Express, SSV Silver Surfer Vaporizers, and Hails & Horns.
Performers are subject to change.