For those of you that are into European folk metal bands such as Finntroll and Korpiklaani, the PaganFest USA tour is coming to the Volume 11 Tavern in Raleigh on May 20.
Also, my roommate and I are looking for people in Eastern NC with musical tastes more aligned with our own who would like to travel to shows with us. We often travel to Charlotte, NC and Springfield, VA to see bands we like, as the local venue seems to be more interested in booking lame metalcore, emo, and radio rock bands. Our tastes run the gamut but our primary interest is *good* metal bands. Our next planned adventure is to go to Tremont in Charlotte to see Nile on April 3. I also maintain a forum centered around female-fronted metal bands such as Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica: Far Beyond Vanity.