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


JAN 20 at El Corazon: Converge, Sumac, Cult Leader (Great Falls after-party show)

JAN 20 at Showbox: August Burns Red, Born of Osiris, ERRA, Ocean Grove

JAN 24 at Showbox: Meshuggah, Code Orange, Toothgrinder

JAN 27 at Highline: Substratum, R.I.P., Leathurbitch, Weaponlord, Iron Nightingale

JAN 28 at Studio Seven: Avatar, The Brains, Hellzapoppin

JAN 29 at El Corazon: Converge, Sumac, Cult Leader

FEB 2 at Highline: The Convictions, Eye of Nix, Nox Novacula, Minority Whip

FEB 2 at Funhouse: Spike Polite, Sewage, Not A Part of It, Dreadful Children, Howling Gods, Alleged

FEB 4 at Black Lodge: Funeral Chant, Hissing, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Victim In Pain

FEB 5 at Funhouse: Wastewalker, Whythre

FEB 12 at Black Lodge: Dungeon, Primordial Wound, Forest Porn, Lye Feast

FEB 13 at Showbox:  Sabaton, Kreator, Cyhra

FEB 15 at Chop Suey: YOB, Conan, The Ditch and the Delta

FEB 17 at Highline:  All Pigs Must Die, Baptists, Dangg

FEB 19 at Showbox SoDo:  Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity

FEB 24 at The Kraken: Weaponlord, Kömmand, Iron Nightingale

FEB 25 at Funhouse: Flaw, Blacklite District, The Crowned, American Wrecking Company

FEB 27 at Studio Seven:  SepticFlesh, Dark Funeral, Thy Antichrist

MAR 2 at Showbox: Architects, Stick To Your Guns, Counterparts

MAR 4 at Highline: Triumvir Foul, Crurifragium, Caustic Wound

MAR 5 at El Corazon: Iced Earth, Sanctuary, Kill Ritual

MAR 6 at El Corazon: DECIBEL TOUR — Enslaved, Wolves In the Throne Room, Myrkur, Khemmis

MAR 7 at El Corazon: The Contortionist, Silent Planet, Skyharbor, Strawberry Girls

MAR 7 at Showbox (Market):  An Evening with Machine Head

MAR 7 at Studio Seven: Rings of Saturn, Nekrogoblikon, Allegaeon, Entheos, Angel Maker, Vesuvian

MAR 8 at Highline: Bell Witch, Eye of Solitude, Marche Funebre, Un

MAR 8 at Showbox: Between the Buried and Me, The Deer Hunter, Leprous

MAR 9 at Highline: Mirrors For Psychic Warfare, To End It All, STAHV, Lye Feast

MAR 9 at El Corazon: NW Metal Fest (details here)

MAR 10 at El Corazon: NW Metal Fest (details here)

MAR 11 at Studio Seven: Alterbeast, Grindmother, Inferi, Aethere, Aethereus, Alignment

MAR 13 at Studio Seven: Watain, Deströyer 666, Degial

MAR 13 at El Corazon: Knocked Loose, Terror, Jesus Piece, Stone, Safe and Sound

MAR 15 at El Corazon: Norma Jean, Gideon, Toothgrinder, Greyhaven

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

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

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

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

APR 2 at The Crocodile: Protest the Hero

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

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

MAY 8 at Showbox SoDo:  An Evening with Steven Wilson

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

MAY 24 at El Corazon:  Midnight, BAT, Wormwitch

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, Aphelion

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

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


320 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. Froren says:

    Some missing shows from the calendar:

    MAY 22 at Studio Seven: Xandria, Kobra & the Lotus, Once Human, What Thou Wilt, Vesuvian

    SEP 11 at The Showbox: Epica, Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris

    And a few corrections/additions:

    JUN 5 at Studio Seven: Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Viceral Disgorge, Seeker, Gloom [currently most of these bands not listed]

    AUG 9 at CenturyLink Field: Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold Gojira [currently no mention Metallica or Avenged Sevenfold]

  2. sd says:

    Tool, June 17, the Gorge.

  3. Skronk Daddy says:

    Wed July 19th -Parasitic Ejaculation, Angel Splitter, Visceral Embodiment @ Studio 7
    Wed Oct 4th -Cerebral Incubation, Cordyceps, Angel Splitter

    May the dankest of slams be with you.

  4. Sean says:

    It’s too bad you don’t have the awesome Ghost Ship Octavious listed (http://www.ghostshipoctavius.com/ghostshipoctavius/LIVE.html) featuring nevermore and god forbid former band members. Playing this weekend in Everett and Tacoma

  5. Roxanne says:

    June 24th at El Corazon: METALACHI, El Steiner, Ball Bag, Hostile Makeover! Thanks!

  6. Matthew says:

    Oct 24th Highline: Aura Noir, Mutilation Rites, Weregoat

  7. Matthew says:

    Aug 8th Black Lodge: Black Vice, Haunter, Crawl

  8. Roxanne says:

    Nov. 7th, Children of Bodom with Carach Angren at El Corazon!

  9. Matthew says:

    August 9th Highline: Barbarian, Peucharist, Kommand, Ghostblood

  10. Matthew says:

    August 25th: Highline: Utzalu, Ritual Knife, Cerebral Rot

  11. Roxanne says:

    Apocalyptica is also playing in Seattle on Sept. 22nd at the Moore.

  12. Dan says:

    Cauldron and Amulet @ The Highline on Octover 14th.

  13. Alex says:

    Hi there. I almost had heart attack yesterday, when i saw that Cannibal Corpse are playing at one club and Cryptopsy with Belphegor are playing at another one ON THE SAME DAY. And i was planning to see them both and i thought this was the MOST retarded thing in the world to make death metal shows like this. But just now i double checked it and it appears there is a mistake on your calendar. Belphegor+ Cryptopsy are playing on NOV 27. So, it’d be nice to correct it. Thanks.

  14. Kit says:

    Friday, Sept 29th @ 9 Bewitcher, Substratum, Kommand, Pragmatic Chaos at Obsidian Oly

  15. Eli says:

    Wait, you live in Seattle too? Have you gone to any shows in Seattle recently and I’ve ran into you and not realized it? Are we best friends? Are you my buddy Sam?

  16. Sean says:

    Looks like the Soulfly show is exclusively tracks from Nailbomb’s classic Point Blank album. Should be a fun show.

  17. rich says:

    We’re playing a few shows coming up:

    October 28th w/ Infernal Legion, Effluvia & Grim Ritual @ Erebus in Kelso
    $7 November 11th w/ Trojan Swamp Monster, Dilapidation, Effluvia & Oxygen Destroyer @ Erebus in Kelso
    $7 December 2nd w/ Drawn and Quartered, Effluvia, Nekro Drunkz & Witch Vomit @ The Valley in Tacoma

  18. Approve says:

    So is this calendar dead? It used to be an awesome source of shows…

  19. youdontneedtoknow says:

    Just so you’re aware, the main link to the NW Metal Calendar on the main NCS site and Google currently links to a version with mostly shows from September and October, with only 5 shows currently listed taking place at any point in the future. I see you’ve updated the real list, but it’s currently only accessible after browsing through to the end of the comment pages. For the sake of all Seattle area metal fans, please fix this at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

  20. Rich says:

    Effluvia,Ensepulcher, Putrefication & Apraxic is playing Friday December 8th at Twilight Cafe and Bar
    1420 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202

    $13 @ the door

  21. Sean says:

    Another show – Fates Warning is playing Studio Seven on the 5th of January

  22. Sean says:

    Between the Buried and Me are playing the Showbox on March 8th 2018

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