Read my review of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV here. You can also see my photos from the show here. The first day of the 3-day festival took place on April 19th at The Palladium in Worcester, MA and featured Anthrax, Hatebreed, Every Time I Die and many more.
While the majority of New Englanders spent Friday, April 19th glued to the television watching the latest developments in the Boston bombings story, fans of heavy music from the area found refuge at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. While Boston was unprecedentedly shut down for the day, The Palladium in Worcester, MA went on with the show. Despite the uncertainty looming less than an hour away in the capital city, the festival offered a safe and fun environment; a much-needed escape from the horrors of real life we had experienced in the week prior.