5 Heavy Metal Music Venues in New York

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There are plenty of places to headbang in the Big Apple. Check out our list of the best metal music venues in New York City.


Are you a heavy metal fan looking for a great place to see your favorite band in New York? Look no further! This city has some of the best heavy metal music venues around. Here are 5 of the best:

1. The Bowery Ballroom – This venue is located in the heart of the East Village and has a capacity of 550 people. It’s smaller size makes it an intimate setting to see a show.

2. Irving Plaza – With a capacity of 1,200 people, Irving Plaza is a great place to see a bigger band. It’s located in Union Square and has been open since 1972.

3. Mercury Lounge – Another East Village venue, Mercury Lounge has a capacity of just 200 people, making it one of the smallest venues on this list. It’s known for its great sound quality and has been open since 1993.

4. Gramercy Theatre – This theatre has a capacity of 1,500 people and is located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood on Manhattan’s East Side. It’s a popular venue for both metal and alternative bands.

5. Brooklyn Steel – Located in Brooklyn, this venue has a capacity of 1,800 people and is one of the newest venues on this list, having opened in 2017.

The Saint

The Saint is a music venue in New York that specializes in heavy metal music. The venue has a capacity of 500 people and features a large stage and a bar. The Saint opened in 2010 and has since hosted many metal bands from all over the world.

The Bell House

The Bell House is a music venue in Brooklyn, New York. It is located in Gowanus, on the border of Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. The Bell House has two levels: a main floor and a mezzanine. The main floor features a bar, a kitchen, and a stage, while the mezzanine has several tables and chairs. The venue also has a backyard with a Deck stage.

The Bell House has hosted many events, including concerts, comedy shows, dance parties, film screenings, and more. The venue has been host to such acts as Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon, Megadeth, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Gojira, Opeth, Neurosis, Converge, Tim Hecker, Swans Tool,. Isis,, Sunn O))), Godspeed You! Black Emperor,, Neil Young,, Pixies,, Yeah Yeah Yeahs,, Vampire Weekend,, Grizzly Bear,, Animal Collective,, Passion Pit,, Phoenix., Beach House Blonde Redhead My Morning Jacket TV on the Radio Modest Mouse Neon Indian Moby Matt & Kim LCD Soundsystem Interpol Deerhunter Built to Spill Cut Copy Holy Fuck Sleigh Bells Die Antwoord Odd Future Ty Segall Best Coast Wavves Japandroids White Fence Ceremony Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Best Coast Washed Out Real Estate Parquet Courts Beach Fossils Mac DeMarco DIIV Girls Kurt Vile Solomon Burke Jagajaguwar Records Royal Baths growlers FIDLAR generate

Brooklyn Bazaar

Brooklyn Bazaar is a music venue located in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The venue has a capacity of 1,000 people and features two floors of music and dance space. The venue is known for its diverse lineup of metal bands, as well as its affordable prices and convenient location.

Mercury Lounge

Mercury Lounge is one of the most popular metal music venues in New York. It is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and features a variety of metal bands.

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