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


APR 26 at Black Lodge: Woman Is the Earth, Eigenlicht, Urchin, Morrow

APR 28 at Highline: Rhine, Deatblow, Xoth, Hexengeist

APR 29 at Highline: Death Eyes, Same Sex Dictator, Sayonara, Stiltfisher

APR 30 at El Corazon: Fear Factory, Soilwork, Omnikage, Spades and Blades, American Wrecking Company, Jesus Wears Armani

APR 30 at Studio Seven: DevilDriver, HolyGrail, Incite, Hemlock

APR 30 at Highline: Moral Crux, Die Nasty, Fallopia

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

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

MAY 2 at Funhouse: WRVTH, Odyssian, Thieves of Eden, The Devils of Loudun, Vesuvian

MAY 3 at Highline: Ritual, Voices of Ruin

May 3 at Roseland Theater (Portland): Napalm Death, Melvins, Melt Banana

May 4 at Lo-Fi: Crude SS (Sweden), Hellshock, Deathraid, Savage

MAY 5 at Highline: The Body, The Rita, Workdeath, Gordon Ashworth, Anteinferno

MAY 6 at Funhouse: Year of the Cobra, Disenchanter, Infinite Flux, Black Bone Exorcism

MAY 7 at El Corazon: Atreyu, Nekrogoblikon, Islander, Psychostick, Urizen

MAY 8 at Studio Seven: Deicide, Season of Suffering, Devilation, A Flourishing Scourge, Antitheus

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

MAY 10 at Highline:  Lesbian, Dust Moth, Power Skeleton

MAY 10 at Studio Seven: THE METAL ALLIANCE TOUR: Dying Fetus, The Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, Reaping Asmodeia, Nylithia, System House 33, Twisted Heroes, Into the Flood

MAY 11 at The Paramount: Dream Theater

MAY 11 at The Hawthorne Theater (Portland): Dying Fetus, The Acacia Strain

MAY 11 at Panic Room: Bosse de Nage, So Hideous, Drowse, Uada

MAY 12 at Funhouse: So Hideous, Bosse-De-Nage, Lo’ There Do I See My Brother, A God or an Other, Orchards

MAY 13 at Panic Room (Portland): Dropdead, Magrudergrind, Tragedy, Yautja

MAY 13 at Highline: Pallbearer, Norska, Wounded Giant, Scriptures, Nox Velum

MAY 14 at Highline: Dropdead, Magrudergrind, Yautja, The Drip

MAY 15 at Studio Seven: Soulfly, Suffocation, Battlecross, Abnormality, Lody Kong, After the Fallout, Disciples of Dissent

MAY 17 at Showbox (Market):  Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D., Exmortus

MAY 19 at Highline: Widower, Into the Storm, Dilapidation

MAY 2o at Highline: Dayglo Abortions, The Lucky Boys, Convictions, Sciatica, Pink Muscles

MAY 21 at Highline: The Crosses, Toe Tag, Clocks, Bad Future

MAY 21 at Black Lodge: Sumac

MAY 21 at Twilight Cafe and Bar (Portland): Tormentium (album release), Gloam, Daemoniis ad Noctum, Hiding

MAY 24 at Highline: Tengger Cavalry, Hexengeist, more TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUN 17 at Studio Seven:  Venom Inc., Necrophagia

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

JUN 18 at Funhouse: Obsidian, Rhine

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

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 19 at Barboza: Inter Arma, Withered


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

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




199 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

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