Warriors of Metal Fest Open Air (or WOMFest to all our friends) brings the best traditional, power, and thrash metal bands today to central Ohio. We are a two-day outdoor festival - with camping - held at the end of June in Pataskala, Ohio, about 20 minutes east of Columbus.
2013 marked our 6th year, but as traditional/power/thrash metal struggles to regain a foothold in the US, we also struggle to attract people to our fest. The die-hard fans of the bands and of the fest continue to support us each year, and we cannot thank them enough for sticking by us. You know who you are! And you are what makes the effort all worthwhile, and why, by Saturday evening each year, we are already enthusiastically planning the next fest! As crazy as that is!!
The Fest is organized by Warriors of Metal Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to promote traditional, power & thrash metal in the USA. We also try to help out the bands with promotion and networking, and would like to establish a number of programs, projects, grants and scholarships. But this all takes funding, so we do what we can when we can. If you would like to help, please consider making a donation or volunteering your time or expertise. We can use all the help we can get!