Top 10 Metal Scenes In America

Top 10 Metal Scenes In America

1. San Francisco, CA

This is the area that produced Metallica, Exodus, Testament, Forbidden, Vio-Lence, Possessed, Death Angel and Sadus, who all had a huge part in jump-starting extreme metal in America as a whole. It is probably the single-most important landmark in heavy metal and I wouldn’t be near as obsessed with heavy metal if it weren’t for the bay area thrash scene. The Bay Area thrash scene is also partly responsible for the boom of the tape trading scene that helped so many underground bands gain worldwide attention. Though the city isn’t the thrash metal epicenter it once was, it is still a fantastic place to go to a show or record store.

Record Stores:
www.amoeba.com
  |  www.rasputinmusic.com

Venues:
www.bottomofthehill.com  |  www.theeparkside.com  |  thefillmore.com
www.theregencyballroom.com  |  www.thewarfieldtheatre.com
www.slimspresents.com

San Francisco metal scene

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