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 18 at Highline: Wildspeaker, Breag Naofa, Wake Of Humanity

JUL 18 at Club Sur:  Aggression

JUL 19 at Neumos:  Melvins

JUL 21 at Highline: Fungal Abyss, Eight Bells, Eye of Nix, Thrombus

JUL 21 at The Kraken: Skeletor, Expain, Substratum, Xoth

JUL 22 at Club Sur:  Exmortus, The Absence

JUL 23 at Highline: Suicide Forest, Isenordal (acoustic), Vouna, Ox Hunger

JUL 25 at Highline: Mournful Congregation, Bell Witch, Mortiferum

JUL 27 at Funhouse: Year of the Cobra, Witch Ripper, Hex Rays

JUL 28 at Twilight Bar (Portland): Famine Fest All Ager Rager — Ghoul, Skeletal Remains, Acephalix, Uada (and more)

JUL 28 at Highline: Fungal Abyss, Eight Bells, Eye of Nix, Thrombus

JUL 29 at Funhouse: Worshipper, Old Man Wizard, Holy Grove

AUG 1 at El Corazon: Traitors, Signs of the Swarm, Distinguisher, Dismembering Mary, 2KLIX, Vultures Above Us

AUG 2 at Black Lodge: Planning For Burial, drowse, Nostalgist, Bloom Offering

AUG 2 at The Kraken: Christ Killer w/ Florida Man, Open Veins

AUG 2 at Highline: Mammoth Grinder, Quayde LaHüe, Sarin Attack

AUG 4 at The Kraken: FCON, Anti Vision, Rat King, A Flourishing Scourge

AUG 4 at Eagles Lodge 2485 (Kennewick): Cave Bastard

AUG 7 at Highline: Novareign, Weaponlord, Railgun

AUG 7 at Showbox SoDo: Summer Slaughter Tour (Between the Buried and Me, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Erra, The Agony Scene

AUG 9 at Club Sur Rocks: Pathology, Within Destruction, Parasitic Ejaculation

AUG 9 at Highline: Mortuous, Torture Rack, Crurifragium, Cerebral Rot

AUG 9 at LoFi: Amarok, Usnea, Isenordal

AUG 10 at The Neptune Theater: Deafheaven, Drab Majesty, Uniform

AUG 10 at Highline: Night Demon, Blood Star, Demonhammer

AUG 10 at The Airport Tavern (Tacoma): Aethereus, Theories, Blood And Thunder, Xoth

AUG 11 at Highline: Elder, Serial Hawk, Witch Ripper, Summoned By Giants

AUG 14 at Funhouse:  Plague Bearer, Draghkar, Tyrants From Hell, Dilapidation

AUG 15 at Club Sur Rocks: CKY, Slaves, Royal Thunder, Awaken I Am, Darkness Stole the Sky

AUG 16 at Highline: Insect Ark, Eye of Nix, Belus, Forest of Grey

AUG 17 at Highline: Six Organs of Admittance, Wino, Xasthur

AUG 20 at El Corazon: Powerglove, Xoth, Anthrocene

AUG 20 at Funhouse: Apotheon, Aethereus, Enigma, Increate, Odyssian

AUG 21 at Highline: Batushka, Addaura

AUG 22 at Highline: Bewitcher, Substratum, Kömmand

SEP 1 at El Corazon:  Killing Joke, Pig

SEP 6 at Funhouse: Sorxe, Serial hawk, Witch Ripper

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

SEP 15 at El Corazon: Obscura, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi, Exist

SEP 17 at El Corazon: Alestorm, Gloryhammer

SEP 19 at Highline: Woe, Wvrm, Impulse Noise

SEP 20 at El Corazon: Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum, Blood and Thunder, Convergence

SEP 21 at Highline: Wiegedood, Addaura

SEP 25 at Showbox: Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles

SEP 26 at Showbox: Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles (second show)

SEP 26 at Club Sur Rocks: Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris (guests TBA)

SEP 28 at El Corazon:  Tribulation, Pallbearer

OCT 2 at El Corazon:  Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper, Genocide Pact

OCT 5 at Highline: Revocation, Exhumed, Rivers of Nihil, Yautja

OCT 9 at Neumos: Zeal and Ardor

OCT 9 at Club Sur: Carach Angren, Mors Principium Est, Wolfheart

OCT 9 at El Corazon: Satan

OCT 10 at El Corazon: Monster Magnet, Electric Citizen, Dark Sky Choir

OCT 15 at Neumos: Paradise Lost, Sólstafir, The Atlas Moth

OCT 15 at Funhouse: Enemy Soil, Antigama, Violent Opposition, The Drip, Treasonist

OCT 15 at Showbox SoDo: Gwar, Hatebreed, Miss May I, Ringworm, American Sharks

OCT 18 at Highline: Pestilence. Witch Vomit, Fetid, Oxygen Destroyer

OCT 21 at Neumos: Windhand, Satan’s Satyrs

OCT 29 at Showbox SoDo: Trivium, Avatar

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

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

DEC 5 at Moda Center (Portland):  Metallica


  347 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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