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


AUG 30 at Neumos: Russian Circles, Cloakroom

AUG 30 at Black Lodge: Dreadnought, Ford Theater Reunion, Un, Morrow

AUG 31 at Funhouse: Disvein, Xurs

SEP 1 at Highline:  Cobalt, Mantar, Into the Storm, Dogs of War

SEP 3 at Highline: Begrime Exemious, Drawn and Quartered, Oxygen Destroyer, Ashen Pyre

SEP 3 at Funhouse: Mars Red Sky, Ancient Warlocks, Teacher, The Deadrones

SEP 4 at Highline:  Heiress, Family (Brooklyn), Dust Moth, A Province of Thay

SEP 7 at Highline:  If These Trees Could Talk, Driftoff, Spotlights, X Suns

SEP 8 at Highline:  Phobia, Nomads, Columbian Necktie, Wilt

SEP 8 at Obsidian (Olympia): Wolves In the Throne Room, Dispirit, Black Fucking Cancer

SEP 9 at Highline: Mortuary Drape, Dispirit, Black Fucking Cancer, Hexenslaught

SEP 10 at White River Ampitheater:  Prophets of Rage

SEP 13 at Studio Seven: Black Nights Rising

SEP 16 at Studio Seven:  Marduk, Rotting Christ, Carach Angren, Necronomicon, Funeral Age, Inquinok

SEP 16 at Tony V’s Garage (Everett): Hellgoat, Vimur, Sacrament ov Impurity, Ashen Pyre

SEP 17 at Studio Seven:  Dope, Flaw, Motogrator, Mechanism, Massacre at the Opera, Bleed the Stone, Arisen From Nothing

SEP 20 at El Corazon:  Haken, Thank You Scientist, Reverend Bear, Rhine

SEP 22 at El Corazon:  Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Danava, The Shrine

SEP 26 at Studio Seven: Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Devil You Know

SEP 27 at WAMU Theater: Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Havok

SEP 29 at Highline: The Devils of Loudun, Without Mercy

SEP 30 at Studio Seven: Kataklysm, Deathmocracy, A Flourishing Scourge

OCT 4 at Highline: Black Death Resurrected, High Spirits, Christian Mistress, Acid Wash

OCT 6 at Studio Seven: Discharge, Eyehategod, Toxic Holocaust, Oxygen Destroyer, Disciples of Dissent

OCT 11 at Showbox SoDo:  Gojira, Tesseract

OCT 12 at Studio Seven: Brujeria, Cattle Decapitation, Piñata Protest

OCT 13 at El Corazon:  Ringworm, Exalt (more TBA)

OCT 13 at Studio Seven: Leprous, Earthside, Binary Code, Dissona

OCT 14 at The Moore Theater: Ghost

OCT 14 at Studio Seven: Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried and Me, Fallujah

OCT 15 at Studio Seven: Gorguts, Intronaut, Brain Tentacles

OCT 15 at Panic Room (Portland): Ringworm, Exalt, Unrestrained

OCT 15 at Funhouse:  CHRCH, MountainMan, Breag Naofa

OCT 15 at Highline: Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Gatecreeper

OCT 15 at El Corazon: Saint Vitus, The Skull, Witch Mountain

OCt 19 at El Corazon: Alestorm, Nekrogoblikon, Aether Realm

OCT 22 at Highline:  Demilich, Hooded Menace, Vastum

OCT 25 at The Moore Theater:  Opeth

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

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

NOV 1 at Highline: Wake, Theories, Vermin Womb

NOV 5 at Highline:  Ulcerate, Zhrine, Phobocosm

NOV 7 at Substation:  Divine Eve (Plano, TX), Drawn & Quartered (Seattle), Xoth (Seattle)

NOV 8 at El Corazon: For Today (farewell tour)

NOV 13 at Highline: Daughters (more TBA)

NOV 15 at Studio Seven: Animals As Leaders

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

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

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

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

DEC 16 at Showbox: Red Fang, Torche, Whores

DEC 19-20 at Neumos: Neurosis, Yob, Sumac

APR 29 at Highline:  Asphyx, Extremity


218 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.

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