2020 US Metal Festivals

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Canada's best new offering serves up a solid slab of huge acts, with a focus on doom, thrash, and post-metal.

Modified Ghost

Vancouver, BC

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Formerly Thirst For Light, this most Cascadian of fests is a wonderfully hippie-esque camping bash with the styles you would expect.

Litha Cascadia

Chehalis, WA

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Doom descends on Denver for this dreadful dance

Electric Funeral Fest

Denver, CO

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This first-ever single day extravaganza brings death and doom to the heart of bourbon country.

Clairvoyance Fest

Lexington, KY

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Now five years running, BOTW is almost as epic as the game with which it shares an acronym.

Blood of the Wolf

Lexington, KY

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Deepen your post-Labor Day depression with the Mile High City's rock and doom showcase

Denver Hex

Denver, CO

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North Carolina's beer mecca hosts this death-infused doom celebration, replete with a dose of help from the state's finest acts.

Heavy Mountain

Asheville, NC

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

Messe des Morts

Montreal, QC

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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

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Oregon's kvltest label moves its occasional fest to Portland, promising suffocating doom and depraved USBM. The next edition is expected in 2022.

Eternal Warfare Fest

Portland, OR

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Filthy death metal reigns supreme atop the Canadian Prarie

Brutal Alberta

Calgary, AB

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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.

Trve Brewing Bacchanalia

Denver, CO

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The venerable NYC promoter brings back its single-day death and black metal showcase.

Stardust

Brooklyn, NY

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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

Steel & Bone

Pittsburgh, PA

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Brutal. Slamming. Death Metal.

Chicago Domination

Chicago, IL

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The French Canadian Deathfest brings its impolite offerings to the frosbitten north with a spattering of hometown favorites.

Quebec Deathfest

Montreal, QC

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Dave Mustaine attempts to fit his ego on a boat.

Megadeth Cruise

Los Angeles, CA

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

Hail Santa

Seattle, WA

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Resurrected after three decades, this festival brings back the hair and glam from the glory days with local legends and the bands they inspired.

NW Metalfest

Seattle, WA

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21 & up fest featuring some of the world's finest slams, pig squeals, and unnecessary arpeggios.

Las Vegas Death Fest

Las Vegas, NV

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Little Rock becomes Big Rock in this yearly doomed meetup.

Mutants of the Monster

Little Rock, AR

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Cavernous Death Metal takes over Chicago's finest venue with a host of bands that rarely make US appearances

Metal Threat Fest

Chicago, IL

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Blistering BBQ and breathtaking black metal are served up to distract from the humid depravation that is a North Carolina summer.

Medium Well in Hell

Raleigh, NC

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British Columbia's coolest city finally gets its own proper fest, with some of the country's shining stars taking the helm.

Vancouver Island

VIctoria, BC

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Bridge City celebrates the doomers and stoners at this multi-day, multi-venue bash with an emphasis on the local greats

NW Hesh Fest

Portland, OR

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The Tar Heel State brings together the finest selection of USPM and heavy brethren for an excess of pre-Thanksgiving festivities.

Rapid Fire Fest

Charlotte, NC

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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

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Canada's biggest Euro-style fest dishes out plenty of superb acts, and even more unfortunate ones.

Heavy Montreal

Montreal, QC