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


MAR 19 at El Corazon: Dirkschneider, Elm Street, Zero Down, Weaponlord

MAR 21 at Highline: Whipstriker, Negative Vortex, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand

MAR 24 at Cryptatropa Bar (Olympia): Alda, Vouna, Huldrekall, Forest of Grey

MAR 25 at Highline: Human Agony, Rohit, Putrid Temple

MAR 27 at Highline: Royal Thunder, Pinkish Black, Noise-A-Tron, Family Curse

MAR 28 at Studio Seven:  Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Rivers of Nihil, Enterprise Earth, Sanction, Scourged

MAR 30 at Highline: Suppression, Acid Feast, Sidetracked, PWWMA, Ruptured Silence

MAR 30 at Southgate Roller Rink (White Center):  TOP KNOT FEST (Czar, Heiress, Steak Sauce Mustache,  American Standards, Faus, Zan, Smooth Sailing, Into the Storm, Florida Man, Blacktracks, Kihalas, Inhalation)

APR 1 at The Crocodile: Russian Circles, King Woman

APR 2 at The Crocodile: Protest the Hero

APR 2 at El Corazon: Ross the Boss, Ethan Brosh, Old James

APR 3 at Studio Seven: Prong, Powerflo, Helldorado

APR 7 at Studio Seven: I Detest, Dismembering Mary, Time Spent, Fail Yourself, Ancient Burials

APR 10 at El Corazon: Taake, King Dude

APR 12 at Funhouse: The Devils of Loudun, Neck of the Woods, Weaponlord

APR 13 at Black Lodge: Profane Order, Hissing, Putrid Temple

APR 14 at Black Lodge: Theories, Burials (pdx), Spacebag, Impulse Noise

APR 15 at ShoWare Center (Kent): Judas Priest, Saxon

APR 17 at Studio Seven: Sirenia, Threat Signal, Excelsior, Graveshadow

APR 20 at Highline: Whores, Helms Alee, Future Usses, He Whose Ox Is Gored

APR 26 at Funhouse: Slumlord, Pound, Impulse Noise, Guns of Barisal, Toecutter

APR 28 at Highline: Painted Doll, Danava, Nasty Bits

APR 30 at El Corazon: Gigan, Sunless

MAY 1 at Studio Seven: Carnifex, Oceano, Winds of Plague, Archspire, Spite, Widowmaker, Dismembering Mary, Ashes of Existence

MAY 1 at Georgetown Liquor Company: Curse, Hexem, Bloom Offering, Minority Whip

MAY 4 at El Corazon:  Morbid Angel, Origin, Dreaming Dead, Hate Storm, Annihilation

MAY 8 at Showbox SoDo:  An Evening with Steven Wilson

MAY 8 at El Corazon: Tesseract, Plini, Astronoid

MAY 13 at Studio Seven:  Soulfly, Nile, After the Fallout, Devilation, Disciples of Dissent

MAY 13 at Funhouse: Madrost, Silent Scream

MAY 15 at The Bossanova Ballroom (Portland): Satyricon, Inquisition, Uada, Panzergod

MAY 16 at El Corazon: Satyricon, Inquisition, Inquinok, Voidthrone

MAY 16 at PNE Forum (Vancouver, BC): Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament

MAY 17 at Highline: Cough, Grime, Serial Hawk, Isenordal

MAY 22 at El Corazon:  Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch, Dust Bolt

MAY 24 at El Corazon:  Midnight, BAT, Wormwitch, Substratum

MAY 25 at Columbia City Theater: Necrosomnium, Empyrean, Dilapidation, Draconian Summoning

MAY 26 at Highline:  Anvil (and more TBA)

MAY 26 at Funhouse: Sixes, Stahv, Staghorn, Autumn Creatures

MAY 28 at Neumos: Power Trip, Sheer Mag, Fury, Red Death

MAY 31 – JUN 2:  NORTHWEST TERROR FEST (Neumos, Barboza, Highline) — DETAILS HERE

JUN 2 at El Corazon: Insomnium, Anthrocene, Aphelion

JUN 5 at Showbox:  Sleep, Bell Witch

JUN 5 at Studio Seven: Black Tongue, Traitors, Dismembering Mary

JUN 6 at Studio Seven: Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale of Pnath, Primordial Atrocity

JUN 10 at El Corazon: Hammerfall, Flotsam and Jetsam, Skelator

JUN 16 at The Valley (Tacoma): The Accused A.D., Toe Tag, Effluvia, Dilapidation

JUN 22 at Marymoor Park: Mastodon, Primus

JUN 24 at Highline: Will Haven, Heiress, Into the Storm, Old Iron

JUN 27 at Highline: Krallice, Wayfarer

JUN 30 at Highline: Spectral Voice, Superstition, Mortiferium, Cerebral Rot

JUN 30 at Studio Seven: Uada, Wolvhammer, The Black Moriah

JUL 6 at Showbox:  Neurosis, Converge, Amenra

JUL 19 at Neumos:  Melvins

AUG 20 at El Corazon: Powerglove, Xoth

SEP 8 at Le Voyeur (Olympia): Effluvia, Oxygen Destroyer, Disease, Maybe Al Gore

SEP 20 at El Corazon: Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum

DEC 5 at Moda Center (Portland):  Metallica


330 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. who knows says:

    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. Volkov says:

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


  3. SomeRandomDude says:

    I love you

  4. Teri Renda says:

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


    • Islander says:

      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. Name Goes Here says:

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

  6. Mike Hudson says:

    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. Mike Hudson says:

    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. Mike Hudson says:

    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. Will says:

    Looks like Loudness cancelled North American tour.


  10. Dalton says:

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

  11. John Devos says:

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

  12. Carson says:

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

  13. Dalton says:

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

  14. Trevor says:

    DTA on Nov 18 at studio 7!

  15. Carson says:

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

  16. Hunter says:

    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. Carson says:

    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. Carson says:

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

  19. Matt Wix says:

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

  20. slash17 says:

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

  21. Dillon says:

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

  22. Alex says:

    Unfortunately, Children of Bodom and Machine Head is cancelled

  23. RC says:


    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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