US Metal Festivals

2019 US Metal Festivals

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Messe des Morts

Nov 28-30

Curated by Sepulchral Productions, this mass of the dead highlights atmospheric black metal in all its glory.

Messe des Morts

Montreal, QC

Beer & Metal LA

Dec 13-14

Decibel bring their fantastic Philly concoction and bring brews and brutality fest to the City of Angels each December.

Beer & Metal LA

Los Angeles, CA

Decibel Beer & Metal Fest

April 3-4

Extreme beer and extreme music form a winning combination at this Philly staple. Unlimited pours served in front of a stage showcasing the mag's favorite bands.

Decibel Beer & Metal Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Psycho Smokeout

April 18

The Psycho Vegas crew are bringing even danker offerings to this new one-day festival featuring the most potent riffs on the planet.

Psycho Smokeout

Los Angeles, CA

Northwest Terror Fest

May 28-30

Quickly becoming one of the best festivals in the country, NWTF has three stages spread across two venues. Whle doom and black metal are the focus, metalheads of all persuasions will find something to enjoy.

Northwest Terror Fest

Seattle, WA

Metal Immortal

June 20

A celebration of trad metal takes over Pittsburgh's finest venue in its inaugural year.

Metal Immortal

Pittsburgh, PA

Muddy Roots

Sep 4-6

What started off as a deep blues and outlaw country camping fest, Northern Tennessee's Muddy Roots has been incorporating more metal and punk in recent years.

Muddy Roots

Cookeville, TN

Forever Deaf Fest

Dec 6-7

This Chicago-centric fest celebrates the city's finest bands in this December alliance.

Forever Deaf Fest

Chicago, IL

70,000 Tons of Metal

Jan 7-11

Annual cruise from Florida featuring 60 bands and 20 hours of music each day. Power, melodeath, thrash, and folk light the way for one of the biggest metal parties on the planet.

70,000 Tons of Metal

Ft Lauderdale, FL

Blades of Steel

April 10-12

Milwaukee's newest fest is set to provide a deadly mix of legends new and old.

Blades of Steel

Milwaukee, WI

Legions of Metal

May 15-16

Risen from the ashes of Ragnarökkr, step back into the 80s with some of the best OG and modern trad bands around.

Legions of Metal

Chicago, IL

Oblivion Access

June 5-7

Formerly Austin Terror Fest, Oblivion Access aims to become the American Roadburn with an eclectic lineup and hand-picked curators.

Oblivion Access

Austin, TX

Migration Fest

Aug 1-2

Gilead Media joins forces with 20 Buck Spin to turn its bi-annual showcase into a wandering, peerless event. The pinnacle of US festivals.

Migration Fest

Pittsburgh, PA

ProgPower USA

Sep 11-12

The Southeast's pride and joy, this melodic-centered party features some of the cheesiest European acts around. Typically sells out within hours of the first announcement.

ProgPower USA

Atlanta, GA

Hail Santa

Dec 6-7

This former DIY house party brings filthy festivities alongside some of the finest acts the PNW has to offer.

Hail Santa

Seattle, WA

Shadow Frost

Feb 21-22

Formerly a summer camping fest called Shadow Woods, Shadow Frost is its reborn, wintry companion. A Clarion Inn will replace the tents but still promises to be an incredibly unique event.

Shadow Frost

Frederick, MD

Hell's Heroes

April 18

One-day rifftacular featuring some the finest epic and melodic metal this side of Valhalla.

Hell's Heroes

Houston, TX

Maryland Deathfest

May 21-24

The biggest extreme metal fest in the US takes over Baltimore every Memorial Day weekend. Big name Europeans share the stage with the nastiest death and grind the world has to offer.

Maryland Deathfest

Baltimore, MD

Maryland Doom Fest

June 18-20

The other MDF drowns Eastern Maryland with a weekend of riffs and misery.

Maryland Doom Fest

Frederick, MD

Psycho Las Vegas

August 14-16

Doom, stoner, prog, and hard rock are the emphasis at this massively successful casino-based festival.

Psycho Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV