Noisey recently compiled data from the Encyclopaedia Metallum (despite it’s exclusions) to determine the Top 100 metal cities in the United States. This is an interesting study to say the least and the results may surprise you.

The first ten of this list can by found here. For the rest of the 100 and in-depth information on the numbering process, CLICK HERE and head over to Noisey.

1. Cleveland, Ohio
2. Portland, Oregon
3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4. Rochester, New York
5. Richmond, Virginia
6. Salt Lake City, Utah,
7. Tampa, Florida
8. Seattle, Washington
9. Minneapolis, Minnesota
10. Lansing, Michigan