THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE: 3rd Annual Road To Metal Fest Tour Confirmed

As the lineup for the massive NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV continues to expand, the latest batch of bands and pre-fest tours are in. Today, MassConcerts confirms the addition of several new acts including Gideon, the original lineup of Bracewar, The Plot In You, Beyond The Shore, and longtime NYHC kings Sick Of It All!

Additionally, the founders of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are proud to announce the third annual installment of the Road To Metal Fest Tour. This year’s lineup resembles that of those past, featuring a mix of festival alumni and newcomers. Leading the way is Sumerian Records’ After The Burial, followed by Within the Ruins, The Contortionist, Glass Cloud and City In The Sea.

NEMHF founder, Scott Lee of MassConcerts, quoted, “We like to put this tour together to help showcase the talent that the festival has to offer, while giving bands an opportunity to tour together on their way to the festival. We want to thank everyone that has had a part in putting this together. It is great when we can get all these different companies working together to pull off a tour as diverse as this one.”

After The Burial is fresh off of last year’s Vans Warped Tour and are expecting a new record out in late August via Sumerian Records. Within The Ruins will be releasing their first LP for E1/Good Fight on February 26th, titled Elite. The Contortionist is currently supporting Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, and Dying Fetus in the United States. Glass Cloud recently released their first effort via Equal Vision Records and have supported Silverstein, Miss May I, and were a part of last year’s Scream It Like You Mean It Tour. One of Sumerian Records newest signees, City In The Sea, will be releasing their full length this Spring and will be taking part in the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL for the first time.

Road To Metal Fest III:
w/ After The Burial, Within The Ruins, The Contortionist, Glass Cloud, City In The Sea
4/12/2012 The Vernon Club – Louisville, KY
4/13/2012 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
4/14/2012 Jamboree – Toledo, OH
4/15/2012 NV – Knoxville, TN
4/16/2012 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
4/17/2012 Green Street – Greensboro, NC
4/18/2012 Shakas – Virginia Beach, VA
4/20/2012 NEMHF – Worcester, MA
4/21/2012 Santos Party House – New York, NY
4/22/2012 The Note – West Chester, PA
4/23/2012 Xtreme Wheels – Buffalo, NY
4/24/2012 Ironworks – Pittsburgh, PA
4/25/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
4/26/2012 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
4/27/2012 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA

THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL is celebrating its 15th Anniversary at the historic Worcester Palladium. The festival takes place April 19th, 20th and 21st with a special pre-fest party in the upstairs room at the Palladium on April 18th. Since 1999, the festival has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors.

Check out the array of ticket packages and the full festival lineup RIGHT HERE.