Top Metal Festivals of 2013

When the lineup for Rock on the Range was announced last week, a flurry of emails between myself and three other of my fellow chick metal journalists/enthusiasts ensued regarding flights, hotels, and tickets. We had all attended the weekend festival together in 2012, and relished the thought of a heavy metal + band interviews + whisky + late night dance party (I just really hope those videos never see daylight) weekend Part II.

But ROTR isn't the only hard rock and metal festival going down in 2013. Sure, indie/EDM/hip-hop fans have Coachella to be excited about, but Goldenvoice didn't book much in the way of heavy metal this year. No, leave that to awesome promoters/festival organizers around the world. Here's some of the awesome shit I found.

See also:

-Lifers Phil Anselmo and Bruce Corbitt Rep the Metal Underground -The 17 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -The Year in Heavy Metal: 2012

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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