As you read this your trusty Noisecreep editor is en route to the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Please enjoy the linkage here, and follow our adventures on Twitter.

+ Because nothing is more metal than hot sauce, The Chariot are giving away a bottle of 'Hot and Rumors of Hot' with album pre-orders.

+ Ripping off friends is not very metal. Read The Hipster Grifter and keep an eye out for this Kari girl.

+ Steven from Iwrestledabearonce talks about their tour.

+ Ravage to play with Testament in Connecticut. Now that's a show!

+ Frank Carter of Gallows, "I started oil painting for the first time in my life in the last couple of weeks."