The ROAD TO METALFEST TOUR is a taste of what you will get at the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts April 14th, 15th, and 16th.
Hardcore Heavyweights LIONHEART (Mediaskare) and Rise Records’ LEGEND will be co-headlining this tour, with direct support from MONSTERS, THE GREAT COMMISSION, and THE GREENERY.
LIONHEART recently released their sophomore record, BUILT ON STRUGGLE, in January of this year via MediaSkare Records. This record has already turned the hardcore world upside down, and their live show is no different. Every single city they play is left wanting more.
Front man Rob Watsons had this to say about the tour:
“We haven’t toured the states since our last run with Madball and Bitter End, and we are extremely excited to get back to all our fans in the US. With our new CD out now it’s the perfect time for us to put together a diverse package and hit the road.”
LEGEND had released their debut album in 2010 on Rise Records and has toured with such bands as Bleeding Through, Oceano, and For The Fallen Dreams. They are currently coming out of the studio for the sophomore release that will be out soon.
Vocalist Chad Ruhlig of LEGEND had this to say:
“We are proud to be part of this year’s ROAD TO METALFEST Tour. It will be a great opportunity to hit the road once again with some old friends and also make some new ones at the same time. We will be playing a couple new jams on this run, which is very exciting for us. Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the tour and also at NEMF.”
MONSTERS recently released their debut self-titled record via False Prophet Records. Coming off a tour with Shai Hulud, Close Your Eyes, I The Breather, and Counterparts, this was the logical next step for the band.
Lead vocalist of MONSTERS Frankie Pierri had this to say:
“MONSTERS is super excited to be a part of such a strong package! We can’t wait to start this tour!”
THE GREAT COMMISSION released their album, AND EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, via Strike First Records in 2009. The band had this to say:
“2011 will be our first opportunity to play NEMHF and we certainly hope it won’t be the last. We are proud to take part in such a widely known festival that has only become better and better over the years. The ROAD TO METALFEST Tour has an amazing end of tour party planned by ending at NEMF.”
THE GREENERY self-released their EP, WASTED DAYS. The band hails from Long Beach, California and infuses hardcore elements with satirical lyrics.
Vocalist Matt Landers comments on the tour:
“We’ve been looking forward to this tour as soon as we got the confirmation and we are stoked to be a part of a line-up that is different from our previous touring experiences. We can’t wait to get our asses on the road again.”
The tour climaxes at the infamous three-day music festival that infuses both metal and hardcore music, and has been doing so for the last 12 years.
The ROAD TO METALFEST starts on March 24th in Canoga Park, California and ends in April 13th in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.
ROAD TO METALFEST TOUR DATES:
March 24th – Canoga Park, California @ Cobolt Cafe
March 25th – Lompoc, California @ La Purisma
March 26th – Los Gatos, California @ The Venue
March 27th – Sacramento, California @ The Boardwalk
March 29th – Salem, Oregon @ Wasteland
March 30th – Seattle, Washington @ Studio Seven
March 31st – Spokane, Washington @ Cretin Hop
April 1st – Boise, Idaho @ Mardi Gras
April 3rd – Denver, Colorado @ Marquis Theater
April 4th – Wichita, Kansas @ The Eagles Lodge
April 5th – Kansas City, Missouri @ El Torreon
April 6th – Springfield, Missouri @ Salad Days
April 7th – Steger, Illinois @ Another Hole In The Wall
April 8th – Dayton, Ohio @ The Attic
April 9th – Toledo, Ohio @ The Jamboree (Lionheart/Greenery only)
April 10th – Toledo, Ohio @ Post Jamboree Party (Lionheart/Greenery only)
April 11th – Buffalo, New York @ Broadway Joe’s
April 12th – Brooklyn, New York @ Party Expo
April 13th – Jermyn, Pennsylvania @ Eleanor Rigby’s
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