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. Matthew says:

    Skeletal Remains took their place

  2. C.J. says:

    May 13th at El Corazon: Raiju, A Sense of Gravity, The Devils of Loudun, Rhine, Tetrachromat


  3. Alex says:

    This date needs to be updated. No Negura Bunget obviously.

  4. 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]

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