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


OCT 17 at Club Sur Rocks:  My Children My Bride, Secrets, Capture, Kingdom of Giants, Half Hearted

OCT 17 at Funhouse: Expain, Kömmand, Guns of Barisal, Izthmi

OCT 18 at Highline: Witchaven, Xoth, Sentient Divide, Oxygen Destroyer

OCT 18 at El Corazon:  Grim Reaper, Leather

OCT 20 at El Corazon: Nekrogoblikon, Designer Disguise, I Am Infamy, As Pillars Fall, Black Sun Moon, CobraHawk

OCT 21 at Neumos: Windhand, Satan’s Satyrs

OCT 25 at Showbox SoDo: Danzig, Venom Inc., Power Trip, Mutoid Man

OCT 25 at El Corazon: Avoid, Castaway, Into the Flood, Heiress, Breather

OCT 25 at Funhouse: Captured! By Robots, Xoth, Toecutter

OCT 27 at El Corazon: Ingested, Enterprise Earth, Bodysnatcher, Aethere, Dismembering Mary, Autumnus

OCT 28 at Highline: Hissing, Bone Sickness, Cavurn, Foul

OCT 29 at Showbox SoDo: Trivium, Avatar

OCT 31 at Club Sur Rocks: After the Burial, The Acacia Strain

NOV 2 at Black Lodge:  Great Falls, Fathers, Muscle Beach, Pisswand

NOV 2 at Club Sur Rocks: Suffocation (Frank Mullen farewell tour), Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, Soreption

NOV 7 at The Kraken: Pound, Neck of the Woods, Isdal, If Penguins Could Fly

NOV 7 at Highline: Atriarch, Statiqbloom, Deth Crux, The Convictions

NOV 9 at Club Sur Rocks:  Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Angelmaker, Within Destruction

NOV 9 at Highline: King Dude, 16, Eye of Nix, Noise-A-Thon

NOV 9 at The Crocodile: The Contortionist, Intervals

NOV 10 at Highline: Sadistic Intent, Drawn and Quartered, Oxygen Destroyer

NOV 12 at El Corazon: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Suspiria

NOV 12 at Chop Suey: As I Lay Dying, Within the Ruins, Kingdom of Giants

NOV 13 at Highline: Daughters, Dreamdecay, Haunted Horses

NOV 13 at Club Sur Rocks:  Goatwhore, The Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost, Morthereon

NOV 13 at El Corazon: Korpiklaani, Arkona, Actionesse

NOV 13 at Black Lodge: Dark Castle, Cult of Occult, Cloven, Old Iron

NOV 14 at Highline:  Irkallian Oracle

NOV 14 at El Corazon: Eyehategod, Cro-Mags, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Childbite

NOV 15 at El Corazon:  Wrong, Portrayal of Guilt

NOV 16 at Highline: Ulthar, Hissing, Blood Atonement

NOV 16 at Black Lodge: SwampheavY, Vouna, Serpentent, Searching For Reason

NOV 18 at Highline: Noisem, Blame God, World Peace, Impulse Noise

NOV 20 at Showbox Market: Behemoth, At the Gates, Wolves In the Throne Room

NOV 20 at The Crocodile: Haken, Leprous, Bent Knee

NOV 21 at Highline:  Fister, Ilsa

NOV 21 at Showbox: High On Fire, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Haunt

NOV 26 at El Corazon: Unearth, Fit For An Autopsy, The Agony Scene, I Am

NOV 27 at Highline: Castle

NOV 29 at Showbox Market: Whitechapel

NOV 29 at Bossanova Ballroom (Portland): Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Gost, Skeletal Remains

DEC 5 at Moda Center (Portland):  Metallica

DEC 5 at Neumos: YOB

DEC 7 at Highline: Morta Skuld, Petrification, Xoth, Aethereus, Dullahan, Kömmand

DEC 8 at El Corazon: Versus, Dead Crown, I Am Infamy, Designer Disguise, Vesuvian, No Home, Method 13

DEC 18 at El Corazon: Winds of Plague, The Zenith Passage, Entheos

JAN 17 at El Corazon: Ensiferum, Septicflesh

JUN 9 at El Corazon: Flotsam and Jetsam


  351 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. 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.)

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


  3. I love you

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


    • 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.

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

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Looks like Loudness cancelled North American tour.


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

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

  12. The SUMMER SLAUGHTER Tour 2014 w/ THE FACELESS – Rings Of Saturn – Archsphere – Fallujah – Fatality – Black Crown Initiate

  13. Deathblow, paralyzer, and blood of kings play at Josephines on Aug 9th too..

  14. DTA on Nov 18 at studio 7!

  15. Thrash invasion Tour with: Onslaught – Artillery – Stryker – Fallen Angels + Guest at Studio 7 November 19

  16. Chimaira’s playing on AUG 16th @ Hempfest on the Peter Mcwilliams stage – 4:00PM. Also, Lacuna Coil & Devil You Know have a show on Sept. 20th @ El Corazon

  17. RAVEN – Night Demon – Stonebender – Guests at Studio 7 November 2 and also EXODUS – Idolarty From (San Francisco) – Hedon + Guests http://www.studioseven.us/2014/08/monster-concerts-studio-seven-presents-exodus-guests-tickets-go-on-sale-this-saturday-at-12pm/

  18. WHITE CHAPEL – Upon A burning Body – Glass Cloud – Never Met A Deadman – Prometheus at Studio 7 October 31st

  19. You are providing a true service to humanity here- thank you! See you at the show~

  20. PAIN OF SALVATION, Wed 9/24. El Corazon!

  21. What about Down nd Orange Goblin 12/10 at the showbox?

  22. Unfortunately, Children of Bodom and Machine Head is cancelled

  23. https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=7685451

    Black Sabbath tribute night, its only five bucks, figured a bunch of people here might be interested. Thanks for keeping this list updated its been a huge help to me.

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