In preparation for the 15th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, watch the 15-minute documentary below to find out how the festival came to be, what it’s all about and how some of your favorite artists feel about playing.

For the 2013 installment, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18 and the three official days of the fest following on April 19, April 20 and April 21.

Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: “I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.”

With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world set to storm the two stages of New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV, the confirmed headliners for the event include HATEBREED, OPETH and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, as well as legendary thrash titans ANTHRAX performing their “Among The Living” album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.

Since 1999, the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors, at Worcester, Massachusetts’ massive venue The Palladium.