The 5th annual "New England Metal & Hardcore Festival" (NEMF) took place in Worcester, MA in May of 2003 with heavy music's biggest and brightest. We captured it on film for those who weren't there, and for those who were. This is the nation's leading heavy music festival drawing crowds of 5000 people every year at The Palladium. In 2003 not only did the kids have a great time, but it drew huge media attention as well, from MTV to FUSE and other large outlets. MTV ran a special edition of "Headbangers Ball" filmed on location at NEMF (with Rob Zombie as host), and FUSE filmed interviews and live footage and ran thirty-minute segments for the duration of the summer showcasing all the bands. This festival was a huge deal as it was a combination of the best in the business, raw energy from the crowd, and a great vibe all around. If anyone is looking for the paradigm heavy music DVD, this is their arsenal. These are the bands that are making waves today.