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COLUMN: TEN THINGS TO DO
The Palladium has too much metal for one night, as the 14th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival erupts this weekend. On April 20, bands playing include The Black Dahlia Murder (pictured), The Acacia Strain, Oceano, All Shall Perish, Nile, Skeletonwitch, Lionheart, Fleshgod Apocalypse, First Blood and Molotov Solution. April 21, bands performing include Overkill, iwrestledabearonce, Protest the Hero, Periphery, Bane, Shipwreck, Cruel Hand, Aborted, The Mongoloids, Belphegor, System Divide, Naysayer, The Greenery, Diamond Plate and Rotting Out. April 22, the festival concludes with Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, Vanna, For Today, Chelsea Grin, Sleeping Giant, Stick To Your Guns, Attila, On Broken Wings, Mychildren Mybride and others . Shows start at 1 p.m. each day at The Palladium, 261 Main St., Worcester. (800) 477-6849. One-day tickets cost $40 in advance for Friday and Sunday, $45 for Saturday; or $115 for a three-day pass.