9. Baltimore, MD / Washington D.C.
It seems that a lot of great bands have come from this part of the country. Particularly, the area has spawned bands like Clutch, Pig Destroyer, Dying Fetus, Pentagram, Misery Index, Magrudergrind, Earthride, Ilsa and many others. Though there are a lot of great local bands and venues in the area, it’s most famous for Maryland Death Fest, arguably the greatest heavy metal festival in the United States.
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