THY WILL BE DONE have been named as headliners with numerous metal bands hailing from New Hampshire rounding out the bill. TEETH, RUMORS OF BETRAYAL, SWARM OF EYES, EXCRECOR, BLACK BEAR, ZOMBIE FIGHTER, CONFORZA, PATHOGENIC, THE ATLAS COLLAPSE, FLOOD THIS EARTH, and WRETCHED ABOMINATION will each play a set throughout the day's festivities.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from bands on the bill for $12 or at the venue on the day of the show for $15. Showtime begins at 3 P.M and is anticipated to run until 1 A.M. Although it is an all-ages event, alcohol will be available in the club's mezzanine section for attendees 21 years of age or older.
"Live Free Or Get Hurt Fest 1.5 will bring together some of New England's heaviest and most promising bands to share the same stage," said promoter and Hurt Reynolds Clothing Company co-founder Andy Rossman. "Bands and fans can prepare themselves for a great time and a positive experience."
Rossman explained that Live Free Or Get Hurt Fest 1.5 is the New Hampshire leg of the live music festival and a play on The Granite State's motto. "There are just too many great bands between these states. So, we're doing one show with New Hampshire bands and then another featuring Massachusetts bands."
The inaugural HURT FEST was held in Worcester, MA in August 2011. HURT FEST 2.0 has been slated for later this year and will be held at the Palladium in Worcester.
Vendors will have merchandise on display for concert-goers to purchase throughout the day. Each of the show's sponsors will have booths at Live Free or Get Hurt Fest, as will fellow vendors DAMSEL IN DEFENSE, a line of products and educational resources designed to help women defend themselves in life-threatening situations; and Nashua-based GOOD TIMES SMOKE SHOP.
The brainchild of Rossman and his friend Curt Vezina, Hurt Reynolds Clothing Company began with the release of a single t-shirt design revolving around a pun on a certain, mustachioed celebrity. Since its inception in 2010, the clothing line has released more than 30 original designs in men's and women's sizes. Members of SHADOWS FALL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TERROR, HATEBREED, SWORN ENEMY, UNEARTH, and ANTHRAX have worn Hurt Reynolds apparel.
Since, Hurt Reynolds Clothing Company has expanded its wares to include shorts, tank tops, hoodies, stickers, beverage koozies, and (yes) mustache combs. Hurt Reynolds is set to expand their line to include a new line of skate decks thanks to a partnership with OUTBREAK BOARDS.
For more information or interview requests regarding Live Free Or Get Hurt Fest 1.5, please contact Andy Rossman via email at Metalandy32@