US Metal Festivals

2020 US Metal Festivals

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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

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

Monolith on the Mesa

May 28-30

Stoners, psych worshippers, and hard rockers gather in high elevation for New Mexico's biggest metallic celebration.

Monolith on the Mesa

Taos, NM

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

California Deathfest

June 27-28

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

California Deathfest

Los Angeles, CA

Fire in the Mountains

July 11-12

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

Fire in the Mountains

Jackson, WY

Mad With Power

August 15

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

Mad With Power

Madison, WI

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

Total Death Over Mexico

March 13-15

The newly-minted fest in Mexico's capital is quickly becoming the Killtown of the Western Hemisphere.

Total Death Over Mexico

Mexico City

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

Earslaughter

May 29-31

Grind your mind in Montreal with a showcase of powerviolence, hardcore, and death metal.

Earslaughter

Montreal, QC

Maryland Doom Fest

June 18-20

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

Maryland Doom Fest

Frederick, MD

Covenant Vancouver

July 1-4

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

Covenant Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

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

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

Decibel Metal & Beer 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 Metal & Beer 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 sees doom, death, and black metal take center stage, but fiends of all persuasions will find something to sink their teeth into.

Northwest Terror Fest

Seattle, WA

Stygian Rites

June 5-6

The Dakotas' only festival, Stygian Rites is a showcase of the country's finest underground black/death hordes.

Stygian Rites

Rapid City, SD

Metal Immortal

June 20

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

Metal Immortal

Pittsburgh, PA

Destroying Texas Fest

July 2-4

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

Destroying Texas Fest

Houston, TX

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

Full Terror Assault

Sep 9-12

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

Full Terror Assault

Cave-in-Rock, IL