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


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

MAY 27 at El Corazon: Anvil, Unleash the Archers, Graveshadow

MAY 28 at El Corazon: Prong, Witchburn, Zero Down, Vial 8, Salem Knights

MAY 28 at Substation: Atriarch, Addaura, Huldrekall

MAY 30 at El Corazon: The Obsessed, The Atomic Bitchwax, Karma To Burn, Wounded Giant, Year of the Cobra

MAY 31 at WaMu Theater: Lamb of God, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity

JUN 1 at El Corazon: Insane Clown Posse, Young Wicked, Enasnimi, Homegrown Psychotherapy

JUN 2 at Studio Seven:  Discharge, Eyehategod, Toxic Holocaust, Oxygen Destroyer, Shrouds

JUN 4 at Highline: Rotten Sound (Finland), Wilt, MRSA

JUN 6 at Substation: The Goddamned Devil, Death Masks

JUN 7 at Highline: CHRCH, Swamp Heavy, Lb.!, Witch Ripper

JUN 9 at Studio Seven: Here Comes the Kraken, Seeker, Lack of Remorse, The Devils of Loudun, Lb.!

JUN 10 at Studio Seven:  Armored Saint, Metal Church, Substratum, Sin Circus

JUN 11 at El Corazon: Voivod, King Parrot, Child Bite, Heiress

JUN 11 at Neumos: Sandrider, Absolute Monarchs, Gaytheist, Blood Drugs, Merso,

JUN 11 at White River Amphitheatre: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice and Men

JUN 15 at Studio Seven: American Head Charge, Motograter, American Wrecking Company, Jack Havoc, Bleed the Stone

JUN 16 at Highline: Taake, Young and in the Way, Wolvhammer

JUN 17 at Studio Seven:  Venom Inc., Necrophagia, Inquinok, Slutvomit

JUN 17 at Substation: Into the Storm, Aggression, MRSA, Hexengeist

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

JUN 18 at Funhouse: Obsidian, Rhine, Oxygen Destroyer, Serpentspire

JUN 19 at Funhouse: Chuck Mosley

JUN 19 at Highline: Unaussprechlichen Kulten, Dire Omen, Drawn and Quartered, Dilapidation

JUN 25  at Highline:  Trannysaurus Rex, Gygax, Substratum, Hexengeist

JUN 25 at Substation: Nightfell, Hallucinator, Serpentent

JUN 26 at El Corazon: InAeona, Immortal Bird

JUL 7 at Highline: Wayfarer, Alda, With the End In Mind, Falls of Rauros

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

JUL 12 at Showbox SoDo:  BabyMetal

JUL 15 at Studio Seven:  Rest, Repose

JUL 18 at Studio Seven, Architects, Counter Parts, Sworn In, Make Them Suffer, For the Likes of You

JUL 19 at Barboza: Inter Arma, Withered

JUL 20 at Funhouse: Imbalanced, Oxygen Destroyer, Jesus Wears Armani

JUL 21 at Studio Seven: Arkaik, Vale of Pnath, Singularity

JUL 22 at Funhouse: Castle, Disenchanter, Year of the Cobra

JUL 27 at El Corazon: Letlive, Seahaven, Silver Snakes, Night Verses

AUG 5 at Highline: Come To Grief, Bell Witch, Hissing, Dilapidation

AUG 5 at Barboza: Monolord, Beastmaker, Sweat Lodge


AUG 16 at Highline: Krallice, Pale Chalice, Addaura, A God or an Other

AUG 17 at Showbox: Periphery, SikTh, Chon, Toothgrinder

AUG 22 at Substation: Master, Sacrificial Slaughter, The Black Order, VX36, Xoth

AUG 22 at Neumos: Boris, Earth, St Louis’ Shitstorm

AUG 30 at Neumos: Russian Circles, Cloakroom

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

OCT 11 at Showbox SoDo:  Gojira, Tesseract

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

OCT 29 at El Corazon: HIMSA

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

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


201 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

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