Darkest Hour & A Plea For Purging To Miss ‘New England Metal And Hardcore Festival”


Both Darkest Hour and A Plea For Purging have backed out of this weeks “New England Metal And Hardcore Festival“. Darkest Hour will miss the performance as a result of the birth of guitarist Mike Schleibaum‘s first child. The band spoke on that with the following:

“We regret to announce that we must cancel this years appearance at the New England Metal Fest. It has become a bit of a tradition for us, so many great bands, it will be a bad ass party, for real. But it is with the same breath that we congratulate Mike and his family on the birth of a new baby girl. She came a bit early to the party but baby and mom are doing fine. Worcester is a metal ass town and we will make it up to you all soon! We will see you in the pit this summer with Black Dahlia and the traveling circus that is Summer Slaughter, until then, cheers to new life!”

Meanwhile, A Plea For Purging offered the below statement regarding their absence from the festival:

“Due to circumstances beyond your control, we will NOT be playing The New England Metal and Hardcore Fest today in MA. Our apologies to anyone who was coming out to see us.
-the plea dudes”

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