I’m the guy who runs this blog. I live in the Seattle area and I like live metal.  Not necessarily all metal, but a pretty broad spectrum of it.  As a public service, I post on this page upcoming shows in the Seattle area (and sometimes elsewhere in the Northwest) as I become aware of them. I tend to focus on the shows I would like to see, but I’ve tried to make it broader than that, too.

WARNING: I get my information from reliable web sites, including the venues for the shows, but I can’t guarantee that what I find will stay accurate, so check it out for yourself.  And I don’t promise to update the info if a show is canceled or a band drops off a tour or the venue changes.  So before you show up to buy tickets at the door, check with the venue to make sure nothing has changed.

Sometimes I don’t list a show because I’m unfamiliar with the names, or because I missed an announcement or forgot to check a venue’s calendar. If you’re a band or a venue and you want us to add your info here, leave a comment below or send e-mail to:   islander@nocleansinging.com


OCT 22 at Highline:  Demilich, Hooded Menace, Vastum, Triumvir Foul, Cerebral Rot

OCT 23 at Showbox: Sleep, Helen Money

OCT 25 at The Moore Theater:  Opeth

OCT 25 at Showbox SoDo: Asking Alexandria, Born of Osiris, I See Stars, After the Burial, Upon A Burning Body, Bad Omens

OCT 25 at Highline: Buzzoven, Bongzilla, Wizard Rifle, Lesbian

OCT 25 at El Corazon: The Dillinger Escape Plan, O’Brother, Cult Leader, Entheos

OCT 26 at Highline: Uada, Helleborus, Isenordal, Pagan Scum

OCT 26 at Showbox SoDo: Bad Religion, Against Me!, Dave Hause

OCT 28 at El Corazon: Black Pussy, Infinite Flux, Roachkiller

OCT 29 at El Corazon: HIMSA, Pinned Red, Lowest Priority, Wake of Humanity, Die Young

OCT 29 at Funhouse: Mercy Ties

OCT 29 at Studio Seven: Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar, Darkness Divided, After the Fallout

OCT 30 at Obsidian (Olympia): Iron Lung, Gas Chamber

NOV 1 at Highline:  Theories, Vermin Womb, Wilt, Hissing

NOV 1 at The Kraken: Jagged Mouth, Ol’ Dagger, A God or an Other


NOV 3 at Studio Seven: The Ocean, North, The Gorge, A Flourishing Scourge

NOV 4 at Obsidian (Olympia): RIVIVR

NOV 5 at Highline:  Ulcerate, Zhrine, Phobocosm

NOV 6 at Highline: Un, Fister, Heiress, Shrine of the Serpent

NOV 8 at El Corazon: For Today (farewell tour), Norma Jean, Silent Planet, My Epic, Toarn

NOV 10 at Highline: Vektor, Black Fast, Xoth, Sarcalagos, Lb!

NOV 12 at El Corazon: D.O.A., Coffin Break

NOV 12 at Funhouse: Year of the Cobra, Ancient Warlocks, Wounded Giant, Witch Ripper

NOV 13 at Highline: Daughters, The Body, Loma Prieta

NOV 14 at Highline: Grim Reaper, Substratum, Skelator

NOV 15 at Studio Seven: Animals As Leaders, Intervals, Plini

NOV 15 at Showbox:  Queensrÿche, Armored Saint, Midnight Eternal

NOV 16 at Studio Seven: Epica, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona, The Agonist

NOV 18 at Highline: Subrosa, Eight Bells, Eye of Nix, Nox Vellum

NOV 19 at The Moore Theater: Jesu, Sun Kil Moon

NOV 19 at Showbox SoDo: Steel Panther, December In Red

NOV 20 at Funhouse: Felix Martin, The Fine Constant, Lb.!

NOV 23 at The Crocodile: Helms Alee (album release show), He Whose Ox is Gored, Wild Powwers

NOV 25 at Funhouse: Castle, Mos Generator, Ancient Warlocks, Teepee Creeper

NOV 26 at Hawthorne Theater (PDX): Neurosis, Yob, Kowloon Walled City

NOV 26 at El Corazon: Dark Tranquillity, Swallow the Sun, Enforcer, Star Kill, Deathmocracy

NOV 27 at Obsidian (Olympia): Mos Generator, Castle, Year of the Cobra

NOV 29 at El Corazon:  Sonata Arctica, Leaves Eyes, Omnium Gatherum, Convergence

DEC 2 at El Corazon: Ghoul, The Plot Sickens, The Crüd Güns

DEC 9 at Highline: Macabre, Witchaven, Xoth, Inquinok, MRSA, Weaponlord

DEC 13 at Highline:  Xasthur, Thunder Grey Pilgrim, Nick Superchi

DEC 13 at Showbox SoDo: Hellyeah, In Flames, From Ashes To New, Source

DEC 16 at Showbox: Red Fang, Torche, Whores

DEC 17 at El Corazon: Puddle of Mudd

DEC 17 at Obsidian (Olympia): Abigail Williams

DEC 19 at Neumos: Neurosis, Yob, Sumac

DEC 20 at Highline: Void Omnia

DEC 21 at Obsidian (Olympia): Void Omnia

JAN 5 at Obsidian (Olympia): Hissing, Bone Sickness

JAN 18 at Obsidian (Olympia): Ash Borer

JAN 19 at Highline:  Ash Borer, Bell Witch, Hissing

FEB 4 at Studio Seven: Lordi

FEB 22 at El Corazon: Overkill, Nile

APR 4 at El Corazon: Amorphis, Swallow the Sun

APR 29 at Highline:  Asphyx, Extremity

MAY 6 at El Corazon: HammerFall, Delain

JUN 24 at Tacoma Dome: Roger Waters


230 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. Dan C. says:

    FYI, for Black Harvest on 10/14 the last band is Void Wraith, not Void Wrath.

  2. Metal Goddess says:

    Fucking rad! Thanks!

  3. metalwether says:

    Awesome resource! Thanks!!!

  4. Trevor says:

    My doom band Autumn Mourning is playing our first show Oct 23rd at the Redmond firehouse. If you could add it that would be great.

  5. DG says:

    Iron Maiden – April11th – Tacoma Dome

  6. Jérémie says:

    By any chance, do you know a good site to be aware of all the west coast shows? Thank you!

  7. Abomb says:

    You, my friend, are rad!

  8. […] it’s not my primary choice of genre to delve into, but there is no denying the prominence of the Seattle metal scene. For that reason alone, I’ve been looking into bands that are harder, louder, faster, thrasher, […]

  9. Oguz says:

    you forgot Helloween man! (I believe it was March 8)

  10. JR says:

    You forgot to delete the rescheduled venom show on the 23rd and Black Breath is playing on the 17th of December @ neumos.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Islander says:

      Many thanks — I made those changes, plus added a few other items discovered while perusing the Neumos calendar. I’ve got some more updating to do later today.

  11. Jenny Ramone says:

    What time does Nashville Pussy go on tonight?

  12. Sarah Rohr says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  13. somedamnasshole says:

    I know you mostly list Seattle shows, but Portland Has a pretty rad little Festival called Famine Fest (Feb 19+20). Mitochondrion, Auroch, Sadistic Intent, Acephalix, Noothgrush, and twenty other bands. Might be worth fighting the I5 traffic

    • Islander says:

      Thanks — I finally got around to adding that beast of a fest, as well as the Northwestern Black Circle Festival in April.

      • patrick says:

        I personally like the idea of seeing what is going on all around the Pacific Northwest. I know Seattle, Portland, and sometimes Olympia are not the only places doing shows. The NW is getting too big for that anyway, other places need to step up, and get coverage.

        • Islander says:

          I agree. When I first started this calendar more than six years ago, that was my aim. But as time has passed and I’ve gotten busier with other aspects of the site, it’s been tough to make time to track down shows outside the Seattle area on any kind of regular basis.

  14. Marty says:

    Im looking for some bands that have a sound like Red Fang in the NW. If anyone can throw some names my way I would appreciate it. Cheers

  15. Sean says:

    Also Act of Defiance (former megadeth and others) on Feb 5th at El Corazon

  16. Sean says:

    Trivium is coming to studio seven on Feb 7th, I believe

  17. patrick says:

    Noctambulant and Embryonic Devourment are playing in Olympia on the 28th at the Crypt


    Studio Seven has nothing on their page for that day.

  18. johan says:

    Red Fang at Real Art Tacoma Saturday April 16

  19. Chandira says:

    My guys have a couple of great shows coming up. Great calendar, thank you! Got you bookmarked now. 🙂

    Please see the link for show details, but we’ve got this Friday 26th in Longview, then a couple of shows in April, one at Studio Seven with Ghost Ship Octavius, and one in Bremerton.


  20. Greg says:

    No Megadeth in Seattle this tour????? What the fucking fuck?????

    And as far as the Slayer show….I will be the guy outside protesting the fact that Dave is not on drums!

  21. Trevor says:

    Woman is the earth, Morrow +more TBA are playing black lodge april 26th.

  22. slash says:

    May 13, RISHLOO @ the Crocodile!

  23. Alex says:

    Hi! I don’t really get one thing. Malevolent Creation was supposed to be playing in Studio Seven on April 18.
    But this show is not on calendar anymore and no info on band’s FB page either. Does anybody know anything about that? I’m very frustrated

  24. DG says:

    Aug 5th @ Barboza: Monolord

  25. Roxanne says:

    June 16 at Studio Seven: Ill Niño with Bobaflex, Terror Universal, Saint Diablo, and Casualty of God

  26. Patrick says:

    If you are a fan of Funeral Doom and live anywhere near Seattle, you need to go see Temple of Abandonment play at the Highline. These guys demo just made Skepticisms come back look like a joke. Hoping I catch it myself.

  27. Volkov says:

    Saturday 8/27

    Power from Hell, Crurifragium, Vomicus, Hereticon

    Black Zia Cantina 15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, Washington 98166

  28. Hey, I have a new venue up in Everett called Obscurus. The next show with Metal is August 13 with Dilapidation, Noceur (sp?), Pill Brigade and Subliminal Genocide. September 3 is a Mechanismus sponsored Industrial with 9 bands and 3 djs, more info to come but this one will be a sellout crowd already. I am looking for black metal show bookings for a night in September and October if anyone is interested.
    Below the Earth Productions

  29. Roxanne says:

    Monday, July 25th at Substation Nordus / Anthrocene / Earth Eater, starting at 8pm, 21+, $6 cover.

  30. Hiya! Please include this show, it’s coming up on Thursday. Hails and thanks!

    Up to Eleven is a Heavy Metal Benefit show hosted by Skydottir Epic Cookies (http://skydottir.com/) and sponsored by Sizzle Pie (http://sizzlepie.com/) and Ninkasi Brewing (http://ninkasibrewing.com/). We are raising money for the scholarship program at All Aboard (http://allaboardwa.org/), a fantastic nonprofit that provides recreational, social, and educational activities for adults with special needs.

    Here is the rad lineup for the show. See you there!

    DARK LADY (https://facebook.com/wearedarklady) ’70s and ’80s Scorpions tribute (10:45pm)
    IRON NIGHTINGALE (https://facebook.com/ironnightingale) True metal tribute (9:45pm)
    HECTIC SHOCK (https://facebook.com/HecticShock) Skate witch thrash metal from PDX (8:45pm)
    METAL MARK (https://soundcloud.com/infrasonic-music/sets/metalmark) One-man unstoppable force of shred (8pm)
    and the one and only DJ BOBCAT spinning all true heavy metal between sets

    Thursday, August 11 at 7 PM
    Re-bar Seattle (1114 Howell St, Seattle, Washington 98101)
    Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
    $7 Suggested Donation, 21+
    We also gratefully welcome donations of art/ craft/music supplies, reading materials and more! (See full wish list at http://allaboardwa.org/wish-list.html.)

    “Eleven. Exactly. One louder.” -Nigel Tufnel

  31. Chandira says:

    Disciples of Dissent have a show in Wenatchee with Sporicyde and Headwound on Saturday! I know Wenatchee is a way out there, but these are local Seattle area bands, out to create some mayhem and madness in eastern WA! Will be a great show..


  32. HAngemDry says:

    Are you gonna add the suicide silence, whitechapel, carnifex, and oceano concert at studio seven sept 29th @7:30 should be on here wtf

    • Islander says:

      Yeah, definitely. I haven’t had a chance for the last two weeks to do a complete survey of venues and update this with new shows. Going to do that this weekend.

  33. Sean says:

    Butcher Babies has replaced Havok on the Megadeth show on 9/27

  34. Somedamnasshole says:

    The ocean collective announced a show at studio 7 on November 3

  35. Patrick Bertlein says:

    Why do you have two dates for the Neurosis show? I only see one on the 19th, which is unfortunately sold out.

  36. Rhine says:

    Update for the September 29 show at the Highline:
    Devils Of Loudun w/ Rhine, Ashes Of Existence, Ghostblood (no Without Mercy)

    October 1 @ Twilight Cafe in Portland – A Flourishing Scourge w/ Rhine, Where Lovers Rot, Saola
    October 2 @ Old Nick’s in Eugene, OR – Devils Of Loudun w/ Rhine, A Flourishing Scourge
    October 3 @ 3rd Street Pub in Bend, OR – Spellcaster, Midnight Chaser, Gravewitch, A Flourishing Scourge, Rhine, Existential Depression

  37. Patrick says:

    Puddle of Mudd!? NO WAY MAN!!!

    I don’t think one person who reads this blog is interested in going to see Puddle of Mudd, but thanks for letting us know about your guilty pleasure!

  38. Jenn says:

    Lordi @ Studio Seven on 02/04/2017. (http://www.lordi.fi/band/ <– just in case someone needs the link)

  39. Jenn says:

    And HammerFall & Delain @ El Corazon on 05/06/2017. Forgot to add to last comment.

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