The Metal Scene In Reno Is Alive And Thriving

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For a small town, Reno has a pretty strong Heavy Metal scene. For the lack of crowd size, we are limited to only a few venues around town that host Metal shows, and sometimes the larger tours pass us by, but we still have a thriving scene here! Reno does get a lot of one-off shows that national acts break away from tours to play, because they know Reno rocks, and they don’t want to disappoint their smaller market fans. A great example of this is tonight’s Metal show at Jub Jub’s, featuring Thrash Metal veterans, Havok, who are currently on tour with Anthrax and Killswitch Engage. It’s awesome that Havoc chose to break away from their rigorous tour schedule to play a show for us in Reno! Tonight’s show will also feature two local Metal acts, Condemned Existence, and From the Ruins, both originating from our own hometown of Reno! If you love Heavy Metal, and want to continue to see these amazing acts play our small town, get out and go to some shows! We have great crowds here in Reno, and there’s rarely a fight or problem to worry about, just get and enjoy the show… and maybe, jump in the mosh pit and show your enthusiasm!

Check out Havoc, Condemned Existence, and From the Ruins tonight 2/15/18 at Jub Jub’s.

Share some of your favorite Metal acts from the Reno area, in the comments below!


  • Jason Kincade

    There are quite a few good bands, Ostracized & Qarin are a couple. What we need is more help advertising from radio stations. More write ups like this article to help get the word out.

    • Thank you! I’ll be writing more articles about our local Metal scene, bands, and shows. Feel free to contact me, if you have any info you think we should mention.

      • Jason Kincade

        Thank you I look forward to it

  • H. Starla Campos

    I like how the metal artists support and assist each other, even with lineups. For instance, with Hellpig, an icon here, the band had reformed as Residual Darkness when a member fell ill, but just last year Kenny Urrea of From The Ruins, with their blessing, joined them and Hellpig was reborn, better than ever! The metal genre here hosts original, real talent and the air of comradarie is evident at the well-planned shows. Worth any effort or fee to attend! Metal has always been a staple here and it’s not easy to instill change in the scene, which is really fantastic. We have such a huge denomination of talent here, rich and thriving. I love Reno and am proud to be a native. There is nowhere else like it.

    • I love Reno, too! We have a great Metal scene here, and there is a strong camaraderie between bands. Coming from cut-throat NYC, this was very cool to see.