Canada's best new offering serves up a solid slab of huge acts, with a focus on doom, thrash, and post-metal.
Formerly Thirst For Light, this most Cascadian of fests is a wonderfully hippie-esque camping bash with the styles you would expect.
Doom descends on Denver for this dreadful dance
This first-ever single day extravaganza brings death and doom to the heart of bourbon country.
Now five years running, BOTW is almost as epic as the game with which it shares an acronym.
Deepen your post-Labor Day depression with the Mile High City's rock and doom showcase
North Carolina's beer mecca hosts this death-infused doom celebration, replete with a dose of help from the state's finest acts.
Curated by Sepulchral Productions, this mass of the dead highlights atmospheric black metal in all its glory.
Ft Lauderdale, FL
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.
Canada's biggest Euro-style fest dishes out plenty of superb acts, and even more unfortunate ones.
Filthy death metal reigns supreme atop the Canadian Prarie
The country's most metal brewery holds its annual bacchanal for a weekend each May, with an eclectic mix of the the beer slingers' favorites.
The venerable NYC promoter brings back its single-day death and black metal showcase.
Yet another metallic bash in the gem of Pennsylvania will see its first year hosting the best new death metal this continent has to offer
Brutal. Slamming. Death Metal.
The French Canadian Deathfest brings its impolite offerings to the frosbitten north with a spattering of hometown favorites.
Los Angeles, CA
Dave Mustaine attempts to fit his ego on a boat.
This former DIY house party brings filthy festivities alongside some of the finest acts the PNW has to offer.
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.
Oregon's kvltest label moves its occasional fest to Portland, promising suffocating doom and depraved USBM. The next edition is expected in 2022.
Las Vegas, NV
21 & up fest featuring some of the world's finest slams, pig squeals, and unnecessary arpeggios.
Little Rock, AR
Little Rock becomes Big Rock in this yearly doomed meetup.
Cavernous Death Metal takes over Chicago's finest venue with a host of bands that rarely make US appearances
Blistering BBQ and breathtaking black metal are served up to distract from the humid depravation that is a North Carolina summer.
British Columbia's coolest city finally gets its own proper fest, with some of the country's shining stars taking the helm.
Bridge City celebrates the doomers and stoners at this multi-day, multi-venue bash with an emphasis on the local greats
The Tar Heel State brings together the finest selection of USPM and heavy brethren for an excess of pre-Thanksgiving festivities.
Decibel bring their fantastic Philly concoction and bring brews and brutality fest to the City of Angels each December.
Resurrected after three decades, this festival brings back the hair and glam from the glory days with local legends and the bands they inspired.