In 2005, Matthew "Metal Matt" Marchesi and Anderson "Othniel" Mar founded the infamous New England Punk, Goth, and Metal Festival (http://www.nepgmfest.com).
Having discovered a rich and vibrant metal underground during August 2006's 7yvyn Syties of Syn Tour, Metal Matt established the first-ever Manchester Metal Festival in New Hampshire, a 3-day event featuring regional icons Hell Within, Candy Striper Death Orgy, Godless Rising, Meliah Rage, along with 40+ local metal bands.
We are looking to assemble several metalfests throughout the Northeastern US in 2007 and beyond. In addition, we host a show on our local cable access TV station (http://www.ltc.org), featuring underground bands. Episodes and current schedule are up here: