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


JUL 20 at El Corazon: Bleeding Through, Winds of Plague, Scars of Tomorrow, Lionheart, Never Met A Dead Man, Prestige

JUL 24 at Highline: Sea of Bones, Heiress Cron

JUL 27 at Highline: MNTS, The Body, Old Man Wizard, Witch Ripper

JUL 28 at The 2 Bit Saloon: Iconocaust (CO), Darkmysticwoods, Noceur

JUL 29 at El Corazon: Soulfly, Lody Kong, Kill Closet, Sanction VIII, Unhailoed

JUL 31 at Highline: Primitive Man, Lb.!, Hexis, Wilt

JUL 31 at El Corazon: Rings of Saturn, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Aenimus, Toarn

JUL 31 at El Corazon (lounge show):  Mobile Deathcamp, Xoth, Sacrament Ov Impurity, Odyssian, Drone Strike

AUG 1 at Chop Suey: Scale the Summit, Glass Cloud, Erra, Monuments, Reflections

AUG 5 at Highline: Grendel, Ludovico Technique

AUG 8 at El Corazon: I Declare War, Oceano, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Barrier, Invent, Animate, IDOLS

AUG 8 at Highline:  DISTRESS FEST — Brainoil, Graves at Sea, Bell Witch, Ephemeros, Gravecode Nebula, Pendulous

AUG 9 at Highline:  DISTRESS FEST — Ritual Necromancy, Death Conspiracy, Bone Sickness, Astraes Pestis

AUG 9 at El Corazon: YOB, Wounded Giant, Transient

AUG 11 at The 2 Bit Saloon: Deathblow (Utah), ION (SF), Dilapidation, Nekrö Kömmand

AUG 12 at Highline: Fórn, Usnea

AUG 14 at Highline: Numbers, Blood and Thunder, Never Met A Deadman, Decimate the Ruins, The Whywolves

AIUG 16 at The Crocodile: Boris, Marriages

AUG 16 at Studio Seven: The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning, Allegaeon, The Charm the Fury, Showtime, Stories Away, Groundfeeder

AUG 22 at Chop Suey: Dropdead, Full of Hell, Noisem, Theories, Earth Control

AUG 27 at Studio Seven: Origin, King Parrot, Beyond Creation, Your Chance To Die

AUG 31 at El Corazon: Corrosion of Conformity, Bl’ast, Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying

SEP 25 at El Corazon: Sonata Arctica, Delain, Xandria

SEP 27 at Chop Suey: Witch Mountain, Hawkwind, Hedersleben

SEP 29 at El Corazon: Crowbar, Revocation, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy, Armed For Apocalypse, Witchburn

SEP 30 at El Corazon: Amon Amarth, Sabaton, Skeletonwitch

OCT 6 at Moore Theater: KING CRIMSON

OCT 6 at Neumos: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Danava

OCT 7 at El Corazon: Eluveitie, Tyr, Metsatoll

OCT 9 at El Corazon: Prong, Witchburn

OCT 24 at Studio Seven: Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding, Drawn & Quartered

OCT 28 at The Moore Theatre: King Diamond

NOV 7 at Studio Seven: Arch Enemy, Kreator, Huntress, Starkill

JAN 23, 2015 at El Corazon: Dark Tranquillity, Insomnium, Hallows Descent




71 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. Andy says:

    Don’t forget Isis at Neumos on June 1!

  2. Wow, fuck, Finntroll and Barren Earth on the same bill? That’s epic as hell. Of course, no Swedish tour. WTF?

  3. Brian says:

    How about The Power of the Riff tour on Aug 19th at Neumo’s?

  4. Brendon Williams says:

    Although it would be awesome, I’m pretty sure Tesseract won’t be playing on the Periphery/Textures show. Also, you have the date wrong: it’s on the 22nd, not the 26th!

  5. Brendon Williams says:

    I take it back – it looks like Tesseract will be playing after all! They’re not listed on the posters though. But still, the show is on September 22nd.

  6. John says:

    Funeral Age is playing with Decapitated on October 14th at Studio 7 as well. Please update the info.

  7. Alexis says:

    The Ocean is playing with Devin Townsend too!!!!!!!

  8. Super Happy Story Time Land is going to be the only local opener for Deicide on March 18th

  9. Devon says:

    NOV. 15 TDWP, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, For Today at Roseland Theatre Portland Oregon

  10. Go to the upcoming shows section of truemetalseattleforums.org for the most comprehensive listing of upcoming Metal shows, both local and national.

  11. Maz says:

    Huntress and Holy Grail opening for Dragonforce on May 5th. Those are the bands many people will go for me thinks.

  12. Dan C. says:

    This should be updated to combine these two shows:
    NOV 10 at Showbox SoDo: GWAR, DevilDriver, Cancer Bates, Legacy of Disorder

    NOV 10 at Neumos: Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Exhumed, Attitude Adjustment, Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge

  13. Dan C. says:

    March 31st, Metal Alliance 3 at Showbox SoDo. Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail, plus more TBA.

  14. alex says:

    Feb 13, 2013: Graveyard with The Shrine @ Neumos

    Great site!

  15. alex says:

    March 29, 2013: Clutch,
    Orange Goblin, Lionize, and KYNG
    at Showbox at The Market

  16. Joel says:

    Friday March 8th
    Krystos, Last Bastion, Lb! (Pound)
    at 2 Bit Saloon

  17. Dan C. says:

    Mayhem Festival is happening July 3rd. There are some pretty good bands on the list, like Behemoth, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, and Mastodon. And some…not so exciting bands as well.

    • Islander says:

      Man, thanks for that tip. I’ve been hunkered down in a cave the last 2 weeks and missed that announcement. That’s a really mixed lineup, but the awesome part of it is pretty fuckin awesome. I just added it to this page.

      • Dan C. says:

        There’s definitely a variety. I’m curious to see how all the different stages work, timing-wise and such.

  18. Dan C. says:

    June 19 – Studio Seven: Melechesh, Vreid, Lightning Swords Of Death, Reign Of Lies.
    Why must this be on a Wednesday?

  19. Dan C. says:

    Looks like Warbringer’s playing that Overkill/Kreator show as well.

  20. JJ says:

    Update to the Beneath Oblivion show Aug 15 at the Comet:

    Beneath Oblivion, Crawlin’, Witchripper, Portents.

    (My band’s Portents and its our 1st show!)

  21. shane says:

    where’s church of misery? December 4th or 5th

  22. Dano says:

    I am a die hard metal fan from speed metal to the darkest deepest sickest heaviest metal on earth…..i moved from the Tri state area recently to a place near Detroit Lakes Minnesota…..Any Venue info in the area would be greatly appreciated…ihave been to near 5000 shows in my life and growin up near NYC you can only imagine all the venues in a 10 mile radius let alone a 100 mile radius….i come out here and KAPOOT lmao…Please help I NEED MY METAL!!!!!! ….Im not that far from Fargo dakota but its an hour away….BUT for metal its well worth the ride…i know i can research venues but maybe you can help…that would be DEATHTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…Hornz metal Brethren !,,!-!,,!

    • Islander says:

      Oh man, I feel your pain. Unfortunately, about all I have time to do for this page is try to keep up with what’s happening in the Seattle area where I live, updating it about once a week. It’s really the only part of this site that’s purely local.

  23. who knows says:

    I don’t know if this is anything people here will be interested in, but Feb 11- at El Corazon, Chelsea Grin (and several other irrelevant bands.)

  24. Volkov says:

    Sunday, Jan 26th at Highline – Chapel, Weregoat, Old Skin


  25. SomeRandomDude says:

    I love you

  26. Teri Renda says:

    Under the section blogroll on this page, when you click on Northwest Metal Alliance, it comes up with a septic tank on it.


    • Islander says:

      Ooops! Well, the Northwest Metal Alliance link is obviously defunct. Why it’s redirecting to that septic tank site, I have no idea — not my doing, though it is kind of funny. Anyway, I’ve deleted the link. Reminds me that I need to clean up the blogroll, which I haven’t done in… forever.

  27. Name Goes Here says:

    I think you have the wrong date for the Carcass show, should be March 29th. \m/

  28. Mike Hudson says:

    UnHailoed will be performing at Studio Seven March 29, 2014 , Door opens at 6PM. All Ages- Bar 21 +ID UnHailoed has $10 ADV tickets available. Tickets @ door $15
    Battle for Allstars Tour. This is a showcase show for Sumerian Records
    (Additional bands performing at this show on Studio Seven website)

  29. Mike Hudson says:

    Unhailoed will be performinig at Louie G’s in Fife, WA, May 2, 2014, Show at 8PM, All Ages- Bar21+ID
    Cronological Injustice from Portland, OR is also scheduled to perform.
    Contact Louie G’s for tickets.

  30. Mike Hudson says:

    UnHailoed will be performing at the Hilton in Vancouver, WA July 4, 2014. Show @ 12PM
    Cronological Injustice is also scheduled for this show.
    More details on this Fourth of July event will be forthcoming on the bands Facebook pagein the near future.

  31. Will says:

    Looks like Loudness cancelled North American tour.


  32. Dalton says:

    Chimaira is playing at hemp fest all the other bands are playing at studio 7

  33. John Devos says:

    Monday July 7 @ The 2 Bit Saloon
    Ceremonial Castings (CD Release show)
    Drawn & Quartered
    Funeral Age

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