New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 20th Anniversary first wave of bands announced

- January 24th, 2018 –

Candiria and Rivers of Nihil included

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! The first wave of bands has been announced and tickets will go on sale Friday, January 26th. Morbid Angel are slated as the headliners, and Metal Blade Records acts Candiria and Rivers of Nihil are among the bands announced so far. More bands are TBA and updates can be found on the festival’s official website

Candiria will be headlining the Blacklight Media Records showcase in New York City on March 8th at the Gramercy Theatre. The band have put together a special set list for the night to celebrate over 20 years of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Tickets are on sale now at HERE. The lineup also includes Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, ONI, and Eyes of the Sun.

Rivers of Nihil have completed their third album and follow up to 2015′s Monarchy, which debuted at #17 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts, and was dubbed by Heavy Blog is Heavy as “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now.” New music will be unveiled within the next several weeks.

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