US Metal Festivals

2020 US Metal Festivals

There won't be any fests until summer, at the earliest. Stay safe, wash your horns, and support artists on Bandcamp.

Oblivion Access

June 5-7

Oblivion Access

Austin, TX

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

California Deathfest

June 27-28

California Deathfest

Los Angeles, CA

The Deathfest folk take things to the left coast with an even stronger emphasis on old school death metal.

Fire in the Mountains

July 11-12

Fire in the Mountains

Jackson, WY

Under the shadow of the Tetons, celebrate the best of atmospheric metal and dark americana with a gathering unlike any other.

Migration Fest

Aug 1-2

Migration Fest

Pittsburgh, PA

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

Muddy Roots

Sep 4-6

Muddy Roots

Cookeville, TN

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.

New York Desertfest

Sept 11-13

New York Desertfest

Brooklyn, NY

Orange Amps descend upon Brooklyn for a long weekend of hard rocking fuzz and doom.

Maryland Doom Fest

June 18-20

Maryland Doom Fest

Frederick, MD

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

Covenant Vancouver

July 1-4

Covenant Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

The black/death promoter tosses in some neofolk and dark ambient for its annual summer ritual.

Armstrong

July 17-18

Armstrong

Armstrong, BC

This camping fest destroys the Okanagan Valley each summer with a few choice headliners and a ton of local support.

Psycho Las Vegas

August 14-16

Psycho Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

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

Full Terror Assault

Sep 9-12

Full Terror Assault

Cave-in-Rock, IL

Trying to go for the full European camping feel, this BYOB party takes over the Southern Illinois woods each Labor Day weekend.

Mass Destruction

Nov 6-7

Mass Destruction

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta upstart focusing on all things extreme.

Metal Immortal

June 20

Metal Immortal

Pittsburgh, PA

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

Destroying Texas Fest

July 2-4

Destroying Texas Fest

Houston, TX

OSDM heshers unite for the filthiest fest south of the mason-dixon.

Chicago Domination Fest

July 30-Aug1

Chicago Domination Fest

Chicago, IL

Brutal. Slamming. Death Metal.

Mad With Power

August 15

Mad With Power

Madison, WI

One of the only pure power metal celebrations on the the continent, Mad With Power shows that US cheese-fiends are alive and well.

ProgPower USA

Sep 11-12

ProgPower USA

Atlanta, GA

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.