The seasons turn and the metal goes on. As you settle into the fall (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere), consider making your way out to one of the fall metal fests. Have we missed any good ones? Let us know!

Festivals coming up in the final months of the year

Florida Extreme Metal Festival

September 28th – 30th ~ Brass Mug, Tampa, FL

Acheron, Lividity, Morta Skuld, No Raza…

Self Help Festival

September 29th ~ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre At Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI

Limp Bizkit, Asking Alexandria, Beartooth, Sylar…

Buffalo Metal Festival

September 29th ~ Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY

Post Mortal Possession, Inertia, From The Hellmouth, Mass Casualty…


September 29th ~ Club Absinthe, Hamilton, ON

Centuries of Decay, Jupiter Hollow, BornBroken, Astaroth Incarnate…

Ontario DEATH FEST #6

October 5th – 7th ~Coalition: T.O, Toronto, ON

Lividity, Holy Cost, Gravitational Distortion, Blood of Christ…

Five Magics Festival

October 6th ~ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events, Waterloo, ON

Invicta, Sludgehammer, Raider, Astaroth Incarnate, Trilateral, Stoned Odin

Tecate Mexico Metal Festival III

October 6th ~ Explanada De Los Sultanes, Monterrey, Mexico

Accept, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste, Obituary…

Force Metal Festival

October 6th – 7th ~ Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Mexico

Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Lamb Of God, Exodus…

Forest City Metal Festival

October 12th ~ Rum Runners, London, ON

Bloodless Child, Kavara, Talbotville Gore…

Very Prog Festival

October 12th – 13th ~ Metronum, Toulouse, France

Sons Of Apollo, Persefone, Caligula’s Horse, Spheric Universe Experience…

Welcoming the very first edition of Very Prog Festival

California Deathfest

October 12th – 13th ~ Oakland Metro, Oakland, CA

DOOM, Dark Angel, Exhorder, Sinister…

Aftershock Festival

October 13th – 14th ~ Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA

System Of A Down, Incubus, Alice In Chains, Godsmack…

Festival preview: Aftershock 2018

Detroit Metal Festival

October 20th ~ Harpos Concert Theatre, Detroit, MI

Bury Your Dead, Falsifier, Signs Of The Swarm, Hive…

Quebec Deathfest

October 19th – 20th ~ Mtelus/Foufounes Electriques/Katacombes, Montreal, QC

Skeletal Remains, Autopsy, Exhorder, Immolation, Aepoch…

Days Of Darkness Festival

October 27th – 28th ~ Rams Head Live/Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD

Alcest, Blue Oyster Cult, Bell Witch, Rome…

Providence Metal Festival

November 4th ~ Fete Music Hall, Providence, RI

Whitechapel, Devildriver, Chelsea Grin, Oceano…


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Laura is associate editor of and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM. She loves doom, prog, cats and basketball, believes in equity and social justice and is not cool with any form of discrimination, marginalization, harassment or oppression.