Two East Coast hardcore festivals were recently announced for this April, Richmond, VA's United Blood Fest and Worcester, MA's 20th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest.

United Blood goes down April 6-7 at the Canal Club and features Madball, Count Me Out, Death Threat, Shark Attack, Take Offense, Turnstile, Backtrack, Twitching Tongues, Break Away, Freedom, Trail of Lies, Fireburn (ex-Bad Brains, Warzone, Terror, etc), True Love, Racetraitor, and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.

New England Metal & Hardcore returns on April 20 & 21 to The Palladium and the first wave of bands includes Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Life of Agony (who are welcoming new drummer Veronica Bellino), Nile, Rivers Of Nihil, Doyle, Candiria, and more. Tickets are on sale now. Initial lineup below (more TBA).

Watch a video of Life of Agony's new drummer:

United Blood Fest -- 2018 Lineup
Madball
Count Me Out
Death Threat
Shark Attack
Take Offense
Turnstile
Backtrack
Twitching Tongues
Break Away
Freedom
Trail Of Lies
Fireburn
True Love
Racetraitor
Victim
Higher Power
Day By Day
Vein
Candy
Ecostrike
Abuse Of Power
Paper Trail
Mind Force
Division Of Mind
Queensway
Year Of The Knife
Nosebleed
Magnitude
Berthold City
Vamachara
Dead Heat
Downfall
Deflect

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New England Metal & Hardcore Fest -- 2018 Lineup
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Morbid Angel
Dying Fetus
Thy Art Is Murder
Carnifex
Nile
Soulfly
Oceano
Fit For An Autopsy
Winds Of Plague
Enterprise Earth
Rivers Of Nihil
Shadow Of Intent
Archspire
Spite
Great American Ghost
Sanction
Bodysnatcher
I Am
Downswing
Buried Above Ground
Distinguisher

SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Kamelot
Life Of Agony
Delain
Doyle
Candiria
Powerglove
Battle Beast
Dead By Wednesday