bestnom1000x50

Palladium

Latest Articles

ks4

A Mass metal titan brings it back to Worcester

Of all rock genres, metal has proven itself to be perhaps the most accepting of the aging of its idols.
Killswitch reborn
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 20, 2012
list_3inchesofblood_66

3 Inches of Blood party on

In a culture obsessed with decoding the lyrics and attitudes of modern popular music, nothing gets more closely scrutinized than heavy metal.
Hitting up the Metal Alliance Tour
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 23, 2012
1111_holyg_list

Holy Grail: 187-riff salute

Most metal bands have no difficulty in shredding, and shredding mightily.
Shredding along a tighter metal path
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 19, 2010

Six things I learned at Rock and Shock


George Romero talks zombies, Creepshow, and cockroach wrangling at Rock & ShockLast weekend, Rock and Shock invaded Worcester's DCU center and Palladium. For the uninitiated,...
By Michael Neel  |  October 20, 2010
"Strange Days Tour 2010" with Tech N9ne + Brotha Lynch Hung

"Strange Days Tour 2010" with Tech N9ne + Brotha Lynch Hung


Brotha Lynch Hung shocked pop culture when his 13th and latest disc, Dinner and a Movie (Strange Music), landed high up on the Billboard charts....
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010

Insane Clown Posse at the Palladium


From WFNX: Begley Becomes A JuggaloConsidering that Chris Faraone has already plumbed the horrorcore depths in the Phoenix this week, and that the definitive case...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 28, 2009


Rock & Shock 2009: Misfits + Type O Negative at the Palladium

Rock & Shock 2009: Misfits + Type O Negative at the Palladium


Misfits, "Saturday Night" So far, October has been a great month for me to live out my adolescent fantasies: In the span of one weekend,...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 23, 2009

Rock and Shock 2009: Horror descends on Wormtown


Do you like scary movies? How about heavy metal? You're in luck: the Rock and Shock horror convention -- which blends both into one noisy,...
By webteam  |  October 16, 2009
New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival


This weekend, a supercell of pure metal fury swirls over Wormtown as both Valhalla and Hades crac...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 14, 2009

GUITAR HEROES OF OUR TIME: DRAGONFORCE


Wormtown becomes ground zero for some of the most ridiculous shredding known to man, as UK warriors ...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 25, 2008
081017_marath_list

It takes a pillage

When I finally get Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg on the phone, I feel as if I’d woken a giant.  
Amon Amarth lead the Viking death-metal pack
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 15, 2008


Photos: New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2008, Part 2

Photos: New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2008, Part 2


Acacia Strain Behemoth Dimmu Borgir Hate Eternal Kataklysm Shadows Fall New England Metal an...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 29, 2008
PHOTOS: New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, Part 1

PHOTOS: New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, Part 1


High on Fire Job for a Cowboy Children of Bodom In Flames Megadeth 10th Anniversary New E...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 28, 2008
071228_armor_list

Armor for Sleep

It's kind of refreshing to hear a bitchy emo record that doesn’t direct all its ire toward the heartless females.
Smile for Them | Sire
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 26, 2007

This just in: Big Digits open for MIA


If you're headed to M.I.A. at the Palladium tonight, get there early: Cool Kids have cancelled, bu...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 28, 2007

Photos: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Day Two


Lizzy Borden Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Jam Unearth Cannibal Corpse (wi...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 29, 2007


Photos: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2007, Day One


Dimmu Borgir Behemoth Bury Your Dead Devil Driver Walls of Jericho 3 Inches of Bl...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 28, 2007

Gallery: Rock N Shock Day 2


Bad Ash The Red Chord Mongrel Municipal Waste The Acacia Strain Gwar ...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 15, 2006

Mastodons and Mastodon'ts: plus Bronx and Converge at the Palladium


All photos (c) Aaron & Returntothepit.com. More here. OTD caught a ride out to...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 10, 2006

Fresh Princes of Metalcore 2: Bury Your Dead's electric boogaloo


Bury Your Dead are our favorite Boston-via-N'hampshire hardcore band ever. Last time we heard from...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 11, 2006

Portfolio: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2006, Day Three


From top: DragonForce, metalheads, Gamma Ray, Into Eternity, Light This City, Bronx ...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 02, 2006


Portfolio: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2006, Day Two


New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Day 2April 29 at the Palladium, WorcesterWords and photos b...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 30, 2006

Portfolio: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2006, Day One


(OTD is stuck at a podcasting conference this weekend (you can watch it live on the internerd), but&...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 29, 2006

Seeing thangs: Is the Palladium haunted?


Yes, the Haunted have played the Worcester Palladium. But who knew the Palladium was haunted? Fu...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 05, 2006