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.
Milwaukee's newest fest is set to provide a deadly mix of legends new and old.
Risen from the ashes of Ragnarökkr, step back into the 80s with some of the best OG and modern trad bands around.
Stoners, psych worshippers, and hard rockers gather in high elevation for New Mexico's biggest metallic celebration.
Formerly Austin Terror Fest, Oblivion Access aims to become the American Roadburn with an eclectic lineup and hand-picked curators.
The Deathfest folk take things to the left coast with an even stronger emphasis on old school death metal.
Los Angeles, CA
Under the shadow of the Tetons, celebrate the best of atmospheric metal and dark americana with a gathering unlike any other.
One of the only pure power metal celebrations on the the continent, Mad With Power shows that US cheese-fiends are alive and well.
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.
The newly-minted fest in Mexico's capital is quickly becoming the Killtown of the Western Hemisphere.
One-day rifftacular featuring some the finest epic and melodic metal this side of Valhalla.
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.
Grind your mind in Montreal with a showcase of powerviolence, hardcore, and death metal.
The other MDF drowns Eastern Maryland with a weekend of riffs and misery.
The black/death promoter tosses in some neofolk and dark ambient for its annual summer ritual.
Gilead Media joins forces with 20 Buck Spin to turn its bi-annual showcase into a wandering, peerless event. The pinnacle of US festivals.
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.
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.
The Psycho Vegas crew are bringing even danker offerings to this new one-day festival featuring the most potent riffs on the planet.
Quickly becoming one of the best festivals in the country, NWTF sees doom, death, and black metal take center stage, but fiends of all persuasions will find something to sink their teeth into.
The Dakotas' only festival, Stygian Rites is a showcase of the country's finest underground black/death hordes.
Rapid City, SD
A celebration of trad metal takes over Pittsburgh's finest venue in its inaugural year.
OSDM heshers unite for the filthiest fest south of the mason-dixon.
Doom, stoner, prog, and hard rock are the emphasis at this massively successful casino-based festival.
Las Vegas, NV
Trying to go for the full European camping feel, this BYOB party takes over the Southern Illinois woods each Labor Day weekend.