The New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, an annual event held at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. every April, is invading Austin, Texas and South by Southwest. So, in effect, NEMHCF does SXSW, with the help of promotion/management firm Heavy Hitter, on March 19 at Emo's Annex. It's almost like a miniature teaser version of the much anticipated festival in the Northeast, which will lay waste to Worcester April 23 and 24.

The lineup is ripe for feral, robust headbanging, with MyChildren MyBride, Goatwhore, Defeater, We Are the End, Lions Lions, Acaro, Wrath and Rapture and Legend all set to take the stage and play the show, which kicks off at noon and runs through 6 PM. Be sure and add the NEMHCF-meets-SxSW show to your Friday calendar.

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