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 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 29 at Funhouse: Hell Fire, Haunt, Florida Man

APR 30 at El Corazon: Gigan, Sunless, Theories, Aethereus, Xoth

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

MAY 1 at Funhouse: Savage Master, Bewitcher, Substratum, 1967

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, Thou Shall Kill

MAY 8 at Showbox SoDo:  An Evening with Steven Wilson

MAY 8 at El Corazon: Tesseract, Plini, Astronoid

MAY 9 at Highline: Feral Light, Witch Ripper, Breag Naofa

MAY 10 at Studio Seven: Motograter, American Wrecking Company, Deadbeat Blackout

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, Goatwhore, Inquinok, Voidthrone

MAY 16 at Studio Seven: Tyr, Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, Aeternam, Blood and Thunder

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

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

MAY 21 at Funhouse: The Convalescence, Deadbeat Blackout

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, Shadowside, Skeletor

MAY 26 at Funhouse: Sixes, Stahv, Rat King

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, Monsters Among Gods

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 16 at Funhouse: Obsidian, Oxygen Destroyer

JUN 16 at Boscoe’s (Bellingham): Xoth, Blood & Thunder, Noceur, DTI

JUN 18 at Black Lodge: Void Omnia, Isenordal, Addaura

JUN 22 at Marymoor Park: Mastodon, Primus

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

JUN 28 at Highline: Krallice, Wayfarer, Addaura, Voidthrone

JUN 29 at Highline: Light This City, Gygax

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 6 at El Corazon: I Am Morbid, Agnozia, After the Fallout, Thou Shall Kill

JUL 9 at Highline: Mortuary Drape, Volahn

JUL 12 at Funhouse: Inanimate Existence, The Last of Lucy, Aethereus, Odyssian

JUL 19 at Neumos:  Melvins

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

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

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

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

AUG 20 at El Corazon: Powerglove, Xoth

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

SEP 1 at Studio Seven:  Killing Joke

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

SEP 17 at El Corazon: Alestorm, Gloryhammer

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

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

DEC 5 at Moda Center (Portland):  Metallica


  333 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. 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. Tool, June 17, the Gorge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Cauldron and Amulet @ The Highline on Octover 14th.

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

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

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

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

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

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