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


FEB 6 at The Tacoma Dome: Black Sabbath

FEB 7 at Studio Seven: Trivium, Causality of God, After the Fallout

FEB 9 at Studio Seven: Nervosa (Brazil), Fallen Angels, Crud Guns, Trust Me I’m Scared, Twisted Heroes

FEB 16 at Highline: Wrekmeister Harmonies, Un, Caligula Cartel

FEB 19 at LoFi: Heiress, Worship, Leucrota, A God or an Other

FEB 19 at Studio Seven:  Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren, Abigail Williams, Kill Closet, Darklight

FEB 19 at Panic Room (Portland): Famine Fest 2016 — Sadistic Intent, Unholy Death, Acephalix, Iskra, Reeker, Auroch, Sempiternal Dusk, Garotting Deep, Raptor, Cauterized

FEB 20 at Panic Room (Portland): Famine Fest 2016 — Coffins, Noothgrush, Mitochondrion, Skeletal Remains, Ascended Dead, Demolition, Seraphic Disgust, Sakrificer, Nekro Drunkz, Mysticism Black, Triumvir Foul, Daemoniis Ad Noctum, Smut, Vomicus

FEB 20 at The Kraken: Rhine (album release show), Odyssian, Ghostblood, Hexengeist

FEB 20 at Funhouse (early show): Skelator, Rat King, Warhead, Brain Dead

FEB 20 at Funhouse:  Sumac, Endon, Black Spirituals

FEB 21 at Highline:  Coffins, Noothgrush, Lesbian

FEB 23 at Showbox:  Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris, Butcher Babies

FEB 23 at Funhouse:  Gravespell, Embryonic Devourment, A Flourishing Scourge

MAR 3 at El Corazon: Children of Bodom

MAR 3 at Highline: Bongzilla, Black Cobra, Lo-Pan, Against the Grain

MAR 3 at Showbox: Suicidal Tendencies

MAR 5 at El Corazon: Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy, Abysmal Dawn

MAR 6 at Showbox (Market): Helloween, more TBA

MAR 7 at Showbox SoDo: Nightwish, Delain

MAR 11 at Funhouse: Heiress, Great Falls, Mercy Ties, Scriptures, Grenades

MAR 17 at El Corazon: Black Tusk, Holy Grail, Wounded Giant

MAR 18 at Studio Seven: Uli Jon Roth, Jennifer Batten, Andy Timmons, Dream Demon

MAR 19 at The Paramount:  Slayer, Testament, Carcass

MAR 20 at Highline: Badr Vogt, Wilt, Black Bone Exorcism

MAR 24 at Showbox SoDo: Between the Buried and Me, August Burns red, The Faceless, Good Tiger

MAR 25 at Highline: Lycus, Un, Hissing, more TBA

MAR 26 at Highline: Conan, Mitochondrian, Auroch, Bell Witch, Serial Hawk

MAR 28 at Highline: Satan, Skeleton, Substratum, Gatekeeper, Nox Velum

MAR 29 at Highline: Weedeater, Author & Punisher, Today Is the Day, Lord Dying

MAR 30 at Studio Seven: The Contortionist, Monuments, Entheos, Sleepmakeswaves, more TBA

APR 1 at El Corazon: DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR — Abbath, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch, Tribulation

APR 1 at Twilight Cafe and Bar (Portland): Lluvia, Sortilegia, Void Wraith, Shroud of the Heretic

APR 2 at Highline: Narrows, Sandrider, Big Trughk

APR 7 at Ash Street Saloon (Portland): Northwestern Black Circle Festival 7 — Abigail Williams, Atriarch, A God or an Other, Labyrinth & The Desert, Barrowlands, Grim Ritual

APR 8 at Ash Street Saloon (Portland): Northwestern Black Circle Festival 7 — Absu, Christian Mistress, Uada, Shroud of the Heretic, Daemoniis ad Noctum, Smutek

APR 8 at Highline: Power Trip, Gag, Lower Species

APR 9 at Ash Street Saloon (Portland): Northwestern Black Circle Festival 7 — Grim Reaper, Witchaven, Weregoat, Raptor, Thantifaxath, Imperial Triumphant, Infernus, Nekro Drunkz, Infernal Damnation, Weresquatch

APR 11 at the Tacoma Dome: Iron Maiden, The Raven Age

APR 11 at Highline: Absu, Uada, Thantifaxath, Imperial Triumphant

APR 11 at the Crocodile: Intronaut, Scale the Summit, North, He Whose Ox Is Gored

MAY 1 at El Corazon: Kvelertak, Torche, Wild Throne

MAY 1 at Showbox:  Napalm Death, Melvins, Melt Banana

MAY 8 at El Corazon: Primal Fear, Luca Terrill’s Rhapsody, Children of Seraph

MAY 11 at The Paramount: Dream Theater

MAY 17 at Showbox (Market):  Amon Amarth

MAY 25 at Funhouse: Mother Crone, Slow Season, Devils Hunt Me Down, Woodshed

MAY 28 at El Corazon: Prong

JUL 12 at Showbox SoDo:  BabyMetal

JUN 17 at Highline: Perdition Temple, Ascended Dead, Sempiternal Dusk (and more TBA)

JUN 19 at Highline: Unaussprechlich en Kulten, Dire Omen

JUL 12 at Highline: Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man, Cult Leader





185 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.

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