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


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

MAY 23 at Studio Seven: Arkona, Sirena, Mindmaze, Graveshadow, Blood & Thunder, Anthrocene

MAY 24 at Studio Seven: Destruction, Warbringer, Jungle Rot, Hellbender, Devilation, Religicide

MAY 25 at Showbox: Yngwie Malmsteen, Mechanism, Killian Mahaffey

MAY 26 at Funhouse: Armed for Apocalypse, Deathbed Confessions, Ghostblood, Kömmand, Oxygen Destroyer

MAY 27 at The Kraken: Into the Storm, Florida Man, Swampheavy, Joseph

MAY 29 at Highline: Behexen, Demoncy, Inquinok, A God or an Other

MAY 30 at The High Water Mark (Portland): Behexen, Demoncy, Panzergod, Hiding

JUN 1 at Highline: Whores, Sandrider, Wrong, Bummer

JUN 4 at Highline: Angelcorpse, Ares Kingdom, Drawn and Quartered, Petrification, Pathetic

JUN 5 at Studio Seven: Cryptopsy, Rivers of Nihil, Viceral Disgorge, Seeker, Gloom, Transcribing the Necronomicon

JUN 6 at Highline: A Flourishing Scourge, Rhine, Crud Guns, Depths of the Sunset

JUN 6 at the Twilight (Portland): Heresiarch, Ritual Necromancy, Shroud of the Heretic

JUN 7 at Highline: Heresiarch, Ritual Necromancy, Harvest Gulgatha, Hissing, Void Wrath

JUN 8 at Highline: The Body, Lingua Ignota, Muslin, To End It All

JUN 9 at Substation: Mos Generator, Year of the Cobra, Stereo Creeps

JUN 11 at Highline: Blood Incantation, Qrixkuor, Demoncy, Triumvir Foul

JUN 12 at Studio Seven: Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Revocation, Withered, Beltfed Weapon

JUN 13 at Obsidian (Olympia): Barghest, Recluse, more TBA

JUN 15-17 at Neumos and Barboza (after-shows at Highland): NORTHWEST TERROR FEST

JUN 15 NORTHWEST TERROR FEST After-Party at Highline: SECRET SET, Aerial Ruin

JUN 16 NORTHWEST TERROR FEST After-Party at Highline: Usnea, Burials, Sol

JUN 17 NORTHWEST TERROR FEST After-Party at Highline: Heiress, Rhine, Old Iron

JUN 19 at Highline: Tengger Cavalry, Felix Martin, Helsott

JUN 19 at Studio Seven: Inanimate Existence, Reaping Asmodeia, Cyborg Octopus, The Devils of Loudun

JUN 20 at Highline: Helion Prime, Substratum, Thread the Sky, Nasty Bits

JUN 22 at Lytle Beach (Bainbridge Island): Barrows, Weeed

JUN 23 at Victory Lounge: Barrows, You May Die In The Desert, Chrome Lakes, Slumberbox

JUN 24 at Tacoma Dome: Roger Waters

JUN 24 at Funhouse: Obsidian, Oxygen Destroyer, Born Without Blood, Ashen Pyre, Kihalás

JUN 29 at Substation: Limegoat, Sons of Donovan, Whythre

JUN 30 at Highline: Wilt, Askevault, Fetid, Hideous Creep

JUL 2 at El Corazon: Fit For An Autopsy, Tombs, Moon Tooth, Heiress, Breag Naofa

JUL 6 at Neumos: Mutoid Man, Helms Alee, He Whose Ox Is Gored

JUL 8 at Funhouse, Antichrist, Kömmand

JUL 9 at Highline: Thou, Cloud Rat, False, Moloch

JUL 11 at Highline: Voltumna, Xoth, Noceur, GraveWitch

JUL 11 at Funhouse: Numenorean, Wormwitch, Un

JUL 22 at Obscurus Infernus (Everett): One Master, Winter in the Blood, Serpents Chalice, Kömmand

JUL 26 at Highline: Undergang, Necrot, Fetid

AUG 9 at CenturyLink Field: Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira

AUG 12 at WaMu Theatre: Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth

AUG 26 at Showbox: Dead Cross (Dave Lombardo, Mike Patton, Justin Pearson, Michael Crain)

SEP 3 at Studio Seven: Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, Ghost Bath, Dismemberin Mary, Aethereus

SEP 8 at El Corazon: Perturbator

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

SEP 22-23: FAMINE FEST SEATTLE at Highline (Witchtrap from Colombia, more TBA)

SEP 24 at Crystal Ballroom (Portland): Apocalyptica

SEP 29 at El Corazon: Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer, Striker, Reevolution

OCT 2 at Highline: Bat, Bewitcher, Substratum


279 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. Kit says:

    In case anyone is interested,

    Methczar / A God or an Other / EastSherman / Joliette / BigIdiot 2 Cryptatropa in Oly tonight at nine!


  2. Burnonthepyre says:

    despised icon/carnifex/Fallujah/rings or saturn studio 7 march 30

    born of Osiris/volumes/within the ruins/oceans ate alaksa/fire from the gods February 23 studio 7

  3. Also on January 27th, the local band Anthrocene is playing at El Corazon

  4. somedamnasshole says:

    might be interested to post Vancouver BC shows: Blasphemy and Archgoat on March 12. And Covenant Fest III June 8,9,10. Both at the Rickshaw

  5. Matthew says:

    Mar 17th At Substation. Antichrist, Drawn and Quartered, Crurifagium and Kommand

  6. Matthew says:

    June 4th at Highline Angelcorpse, Ares Kingdom, Drawn and Quartered, Petrifaction Exclusive NW show.

  7. Matthew says:

    Sept 22nd and 23rd at Highline, Famine Fest Seattle Witchtrap and T.B.A

  8. Drip says:

    Hey dude, not an addition to the list but just wanted to thank you for doing this. I check this frequently and without it I end up missing a lot of shows, I’m pretty busy/depressed so this helps a lot.

    • Islander says:

      Thank you very much for this comment! And it reminds me that I haven’t updated the calendar in a week or 10 days — which I’ll do soon.

      • Brendon says:

        Agreed! I’ve been checking this regularly for years – it’s really nice not to have to go to every single venue’s website looking for shows of interest. Thanks for doing this!

  9. Juan M says:

    great to visit seattle

  10. Charles says:

    The May 23 show at Studio Seven says 2 Sirens, should be Sirenia.

  11. Dirge says:

    Anyone from Sacramento going to this, please let me ride with:

    JUN 11 at Highline: Blood Incantation, Qrixkuor, Demoncy, Triumvir Foul

  12. Ian says:

    Haven’t seen cough and wounded giant on that windhand show anywhere but here. Where’s that line up coming from? Neumos says they’re playing with hell and UN which is fucking sick…

    • Islander says:

      I originally got the info from a Relapse Records press release, but Neumos obviously knows what they’ve scheduled. I’ve changed the calendar to match what Neumos is showing.

  13. Kit says:

    Cardinal Wyrm / Nidstang / Influence Machine MAR 25th 9pm @ Obsidian (Olympia)

    CARDINAL WYRM (OAK) Members of Vastum + Hammers of Misfortune. Esoteric, occultist Doom Metal. First time to Olympia.

    NIDSTANG (OLY) FIRST SHOW – Dylan from Huldrekall’s new venture. Raw Black Metal with punk influence.

    The show will open with a short set by INFLUENCE MACHINE (OLY) Crippling Industrial harsh noise. You will feel very, very dead.


  14. Matthew Walz says:

    Gruesome, (death metal supergroup) Violent Halluci ations and Oxygen Destroyer at Studio Seven May 8th

  15. Matthew Walz says:

    May 24th Destruction, Warbringer and Jungle Rot at Studio Seven.

  16. RC says:

    Is there any possible way of getting snapshots of this page from previous times? Trying to figure out which shows I’ve attended in the last few years…

  17. Matthew says:

    July 8th Antichrist, Kommand @ The Funhouse

  18. Quinn Padgett says:

    Extremity dropped off the bill with Asphyx. Just so you know.

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