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 1 at Highline:  YOB, Sandrider, Un

JUL 1 at Obscurus (Everett): Ashen Pyre, Serpent’s Chalice

JUL 4 at Substation: Ashen Pyre, Serpent’s Chalice, Born Without Blood

JUL 7 at Highline: Falls of Rauros, Wayfarer, A God or an Other, With the End In Mind

JUL 9 at Highline: Smooth Sailing, Glose, Githyanki, Law Boss

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

JUL 12 at The Crocodile: Ghost Bath, Underling, He Whose Ox Is Gored

JUL 12 at Showbox SoDo:  BabyMetal

JUL 14 at High Dive: The Heavy Eyes, Witch Ripper, Attalla, Mother Crone

JUL 15 at Studio Seven:  Rest, Repose

JUL 15 at Highline:  Dalek, Crypts, Teeph

JUL 16 at Highline: Holy Grail, Exmortus, Spellcaster, DJ Roaringblood

JUL 17 at Funhouse: Saul, Adara Rae & The Homewreckers

JUL 18 at Black Lodge: Huldrekall, Barghest, The Vatican

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

JUL 18 at The Crocodile: Ne Obliviscaris, Black Crown Initiate, Starkill

JUL 18 at El Corazon: Toarn, Autumn’s War, Rumor Has It, Midnight Lights, Velvet Grapes

JUL 19 at Barboza: Inter Arma, Withered

JUL 20 at Funhouse: Imbalanced, Anthrocene, Oxygen Destroyer, Dilapidation

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

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

JUL 22 at Highline:  Undergang, Spectral Voice, Temple of Abandonment

JUL 25 at Highline:  Atriarch, Sabbath Assembly, Eye of Nix, Nox Velum

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

JUL 29 at Studio Seven:  Inquisition, Antitheus, Necrosomnium, Sacrament Ov Impurity

JUL 30 at El Corazon:  Mos Generator, Ancient Warlocks, Terminal Fuzz Terror

AUG 4 at Highline: Exhausted Prayer, ION, Spacebag, Guns of Barisal,

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

AUG 5 at Studio Seven: Skelator, Substratum, WeaponLord

AUG 5 at Barboza: Monolord, Beastmaker, Sweat Lodge

AUG 8 at Showbox SoDo: SUMMER SLAUGHTER — Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After The Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Revocation, Krisiun, Slaughter To Prevail, Ingested


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

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

AUG 19 at The Panic Room (Portland): Lord Dying, Black Fast, Child Bite, Joel Grind

AUG 19 at Funhouse: The Dread Crew of Oddwood, Wintertide

AUG 20 at Highline: Lord Dying, Child Bite, Joel Grind

AUG 21 at Highline: Neid, Genocide Method, Truth Decay, Darkmysticwoods

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

AUG 22 at Studio Seven:  Belphegor, Origin, Shining, Abigail Williams, Ashen Pyre

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

AUG 28 at El Corazon: The Devils of Loudun, A Sense of Gravity, A World Without, Children of Seraph, Thieves of Eden, Vesuvian

AUG 30 at Neumos: Russian Circles, Cloakroom

SEP 1 at Highline:  Cobalt, Mantar, Into the Storm

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

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

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 17 at Studio Seven:  Dope, Mechanism, Massacre at the Opera, Arisen From Nothing

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

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

OCT 11 at Showbox SoDo:  Gojira, Tesseract

OCT 14 at The Moore Theater: Ghost

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

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

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

OCT 25 at The Moore Theater:  Opeth

OCT 29 at El Corazon: HIMSA

NOV 5 at Highline:  Ulcerate, Zhrine, Phobocosm

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

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


204 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.

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