Last updated on 2/20/24.

ANNOUNCEMENT: As a public service, we started this page many years ago to list upcoming metal shows in the Seattle area (and sometimes elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest) as we become aware of them.

WARNING: We get our information from press releases and web sites for the venues for the shows, but we can’t guarantee that what we find and post here will stay accurate as time passes, so check it out for yourself.  We 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 or online, check with the venue to make sure nothing has changed.

CAVEAT: Sometimes our editor doesn’t list a show because he’s unfamiliar with the bands, or because he 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, or if you’re a music lover who thinks we ought to list an event you know of, leave a comment below or send an e-mail to:   islander@nocleansinging.com


FEB 21 at El Corazon: Vader, Origin, Inhuman Condition

FEB 23 at El Corazon: Caligula’s Horse, Earthside

FEB 24 at El Corazon: The Ocean, The World Is A Beautiful Place, I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Shy, Low

FEB 24 at Funhouse: Knoll, Nightmarer, Turian, Lilith., Paperclip

FEB 24 at The Big Dipper (Spokane): Xoth, Age of Nephilim, The Night We Died, Odyssey, Convergence

FEB 29 at Funhouse: Knoll, Nightmarer, Turian, Lilith., Paperclip

FEB 23 at Ray’s Golden Lion (Richland): Xoth, Xingaia, Propagate the Rot

MAR 1 at Funhouse: Conjuring Up Monsterz, Conpectomy, BoneMass, Cellblock3, Void Preacher, Progenitor

MAR 2 at El Corazon: Crypta, Deathcave, Lacabra, Colony Drop, Muneca

MAR 2 at Showbox SoDo: Ministry, Gary Numan, Front Line Assembly

MAR 2 at Substation: Mother Crone, Chrome Lakes, Pachinko Royale

MAR 3 at The Crocodile: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Kayo Dot, Peculiar Prezelman

MAR 4 at El Corazon: Ov Sulfur, Mental Cruelty, Ghost Bath, Extermination Dismemberment

MAR 7 at El Corazon: Voivod, Prong, Mos Generator, Witch Ripper

MAR 8 at El Corazon: Code Orange, Teenage Wrist, Spy, Soul Blind

MAR 8 at Substation: Go Ahead and Die, Bodybox, Madzilla

MAR 9 at Substation: Sol Negate, Blighted Eye, Inpathos, Esodic

MAR 18 at Funhouse: ’68, The Callous Daoboys, The Homeless Gospel Choir

MAR 19 at El Corazon: Darkest Hour, I Am, Filth Is Eternal, Somnuri

MAR 25 at Funhouse: Cyborg Octopus, The Last of Lucy, No Living Witness

MAR 26 at El Corazon: Rotting Christ, Uada, Abigail Williams, Siglos

MAR 28 at Showbox: Health, Pixel Grip, King Yosef

MAR 29 at El Corazon: Bleeding Through, Sark Watch, Serpent Speech, Lilith.

MAR 29 at Funhouse: Wake, Great Falls, Nurser, Late Night Shiner

MAR 31 at Neptune Theater: Queensrÿche, Armored Saint

APR 2 at El Corazon: Kublai Khan Tx, Sunami, Judiciary, Momentum

APR 6 at El Corazon: Upon A Burning Body, The Browning, VCTMS, Hollow Front

APR 6 at Central Saloon: Nixil

APR 7 at El Corazon: Pike vs The Automaton, Wizzerd, Mother Crone

APR 12 at Substation: In Your Grave

APR 13 at El Corazon: TÝR, Trollfest, Æther Realm, The Dread Crew Of Oddwood

APR 14 at El Corazon: Flotsam & Jetsam

APR 14 at Funhouse: meth., Dreamwell, State Faults

APR 15 at The Crocodile: Between The Buried And Me, The Acacia Strain

APR 16 at The Crocodile: Between The Buried And Me, The Acacia Strain

APR 17 at Madame Lou’s (Crocodile): Enterprise Earth, Inferi, Crown Magnetar, Tracheotomy

APR 17 at El Corazon: Alpha Wolf, Emmure, UnityTX, Chamber

APR 19 at Clock-Out Lounge: Conan, Psychic Trash, Githyanki

APR 20 at Clock-Out Lounge: Antichrist Siege Machine, Spite, Cystic, Enthronement

APR 21 at Substation: Empress, Serial Hawk, Heldscalla

APR 22 at Substation: Lord Velvet, Sorcia, Mother Root

APR 23 at Funhouse: Pathology, Necroticgorebeast, Aethereus, Kryptoxik Mortality

APR 24 at El Corazon: Korpiklaani, Visions Of Atlantis, Illumishade

APR 26 at Alaska Airlines’ Theater Of The Clouds (Portland): Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Frozen Soul

APR 26 at Hawthorne Theatre (Portland): Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Wilderun

APR 27 at El Corazon: Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum

APR 27 at Clock-Out Lounge: Danava, Deathchant, Year of the Cobra

APR 28 at El Corazon: Sanguisugabogg, Jesus Piece, GAG, Peeling Flesh

APR 28 at Overkill Lounge (Tacoma): Colony Drop, Serpent Rider, Darkmysticwoods

APR 29 at Clock-Out Lounge: Wayfarer, Aerial Ruin, Izthmi

APR 30 at El Corazon: Wind Rose, Xandria

APR 30 at Showbox: The Amity Affliction, Currents, Dying Wish, Mugshot

MAY 1 at Showbox Market:  Blind Guardian, Night Demon

MAY 9-11 at Neumos/Barboza: NORTHWEST TERROR FEST (details here)

MAY 12 at Showbox: Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, The World Alive, Nerv

MAY 14 at Showbox: Knocked Loose, Show Me The Body, Loathe and Speed

MAY 15 at Showbox: Attila, Born of Osiris, Traitors, Extortionist, Not Enough Space

MAY 15 at Limen Field: Rolling Stones

MAY 17 at El Corazon: Erra, Make Them Suffer, Void of Vision, Novelists

MAY 17 at Substation: Versipul, Hexecutioner, Fantastic Flying Foelschs

MAY 18 at El Corazon: Dying Fetus, Full of Hell, 200 Stab Wounds, Kruelty

MAY 20 at The Neptune Theater: Battle Beast, Blackbriar

MAY 25 at Barboza: Wheel, Aviations

MAY 30 at El Corazon: Bloodbath, Primordial, Archgoat, Severe Torture, Weregoat

JUN 6 at Neumos: Soen

JUN 7 at Showbox: 3 Inches of Blood, Toxic Holocaust, Xoth

JUN 14 ar Showbox: BOTCH, Mortiferum, Caustic Wound

JUN 15 at Showbox: BOTCH, Helms Alee, Great Falls

AUG 17 at Showare Center: Lamb of God, Mastodon, Kerry King, Malevolence

AUG 18 at Theater of the Clouds, Moda Center (Portland):  Mastodon, Lamb of God, Kerry King, Malevolence

AUG 30 at Lumen Field:  Metallica, Pantera, Mammoth WVH

SEP 1 at Lumen Field:  Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills

  377 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. Don’t forget Isis at Neumos on June 1!

  2. Wow, fuck, Finntroll and Barren Earth on the same bill? That’s epic as hell. Of course, no Swedish tour. WTF?

  3. How about The Power of the Riff tour on Aug 19th at Neumo’s?

  4. Although it would be awesome, I’m pretty sure Tesseract won’t be playing on the Periphery/Textures show. Also, you have the date wrong: it’s on the 22nd, not the 26th!

  5. I take it back – it looks like Tesseract will be playing after all! They’re not listed on the posters though. But still, the show is on September 22nd.

    • Thanks for catching that goof. I’ve fixed the date now — and yes, Tesseract is still listed as performing on the Studio Seven web site.

  6. Funeral Age is playing with Decapitated on October 14th at Studio 7 as well. Please update the info.

  7. The Ocean is playing with Devin Townsend too!!!!!!!

  8. Super Happy Story Time Land is going to be the only local opener for Deicide on March 18th

  9. NOV. 15 TDWP, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, For Today at Roseland Theatre Portland Oregon

  10. Go to the upcoming shows section of truemetalseattleforums.org for the most comprehensive listing of upcoming Metal shows, both local and national.

  11. Huntress and Holy Grail opening for Dragonforce on May 5th. Those are the bands many people will go for me thinks.

  12. This should be updated to combine these two shows:
    NOV 10 at Showbox SoDo: GWAR, DevilDriver, Cancer Bates, Legacy of Disorder

    NOV 10 at Neumos: Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Exhumed, Attitude Adjustment, Martha Splatterhead’s Revenge

  13. March 31st, Metal Alliance 3 at Showbox SoDo. Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail, plus more TBA.

  14. Feb 13, 2013: Graveyard with The Shrine @ Neumos

    Great site!

  15. March 29, 2013: Clutch,
    Orange Goblin, Lionize, and KYNG
    at Showbox at The Market

  16. Friday March 8th
    Krystos, Last Bastion, Lb! (Pound)
    at 2 Bit Saloon

  17. Mayhem Festival is happening July 3rd. There are some pretty good bands on the list, like Behemoth, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, and Mastodon. And some…not so exciting bands as well.

    • Man, thanks for that tip. I’ve been hunkered down in a cave the last 2 weeks and missed that announcement. That’s a really mixed lineup, but the awesome part of it is pretty fuckin awesome. I just added it to this page.

      • There’s definitely a variety. I’m curious to see how all the different stages work, timing-wise and such.

  18. June 19 – Studio Seven: Melechesh, Vreid, Lightning Swords Of Death, Reign Of Lies.
    Why must this be on a Wednesday?

  19. Looks like Warbringer’s playing that Overkill/Kreator show as well.

  20. Update to the Beneath Oblivion show Aug 15 at the Comet:

    Beneath Oblivion, Crawlin’, Witchripper, Portents.

    (My band’s Portents and its our 1st show!)

  21. where’s church of misery? December 4th or 5th

  22. I am a die hard metal fan from speed metal to the darkest deepest sickest heaviest metal on earth…..i moved from the Tri state area recently to a place near Detroit Lakes Minnesota…..Any Venue info in the area would be greatly appreciated…ihave been to near 5000 shows in my life and growin up near NYC you can only imagine all the venues in a 10 mile radius let alone a 100 mile radius….i come out here and KAPOOT lmao…Please help I NEED MY METAL!!!!!! ….Im not that far from Fargo dakota but its an hour away….BUT for metal its well worth the ride…i know i can research venues but maybe you can help…that would be DEATHTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…Hornz metal Brethren !,,!-!,,!

    • Oh man, I feel your pain. Unfortunately, about all I have time to do for this page is try to keep up with what’s happening in the Seattle area where I live, updating it about once a week. It’s really the only part of this site that’s purely local.

    • i’m from Minneapolis and honestly it’s your best bet for Metal. some bands out of Minneapolis are; False, Tvaer, Hive, Panopticon, Wolf Blood, Circadian Ritual. as far as venues St. Cloud has the Red Carpet Night Club and Minneapolis has a ton of venues (a lot ran through First Ave) and Extreme Noise record store is always worth checking out when you can for records and local show flyers. Detroit lakes is a bit of a drive so this info might not be great for your situation

  23. 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.)

  24. Sunday, Jan 26th at Highline – Chapel, Weregoat, Old Skin


  25. I love you

  26. 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.

  27. I think you have the wrong date for the Carcass show, should be March 29th. \m/

  28. 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)

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Looks like Loudness cancelled North American tour.


  32. Chimaira is playing at hemp fest all the other bands are playing at studio 7

  33. Monday July 7 @ The 2 Bit Saloon
    Ceremonial Castings (CD Release show)
    Drawn & Quartered
    Funeral Age

  34. The SUMMER SLAUGHTER Tour 2014 w/ THE FACELESS – Rings Of Saturn – Archsphere – Fallujah – Fatality – Black Crown Initiate

    • Thank you dude! I could have sworn that when this was announced there was no Seattle date, but I’ve now added it to the calendar.

  35. Deathblow, paralyzer, and blood of kings play at Josephines on Aug 9th too..

  36. DTA on Nov 18 at studio 7!

  37. Thrash invasion Tour with: Onslaught – Artillery – Stryker – Fallen Angels + Guest at Studio 7 November 19

  38. 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

  39. 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/

  40. WHITE CHAPEL – Upon A burning Body – Glass Cloud – Never Met A Deadman – Prometheus at Studio 7 October 31st

  41. You are providing a true service to humanity here- thank you! See you at the show~

  42. PAIN OF SALVATION, Wed 9/24. El Corazon!

  43. What about Down nd Orange Goblin 12/10 at the showbox?

  44. Unfortunately, Children of Bodom and Machine Head is cancelled

  45. 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.

  46. Anthrax is playing at wamu on April 29 with volbeat.

  47. THANK YOU for this. New to Seattle, so it’s hard to find a list of good metal shows. Appreciated and bookmarked.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:00pm

    Highline Bar
    210 Broadway E, Seattle, Washington 98102

  49. Electric wizard is playing at neumos on April 13th.

    • Damn! That’s some news. Just added it to the calendar — thank you. They’re playing with Satan’s Satyrs, who should be a kick in the ass too.

  50. Don’t forget Enslaved and Yob at El Corazon on March 11.

  51. Hi. Drummer Oz here in Seattle interested in djent music, etc. I’m versatile if needed for other styles, but I love myself some breakdowns. Moved from so-Cali. 16 years playing drums and id like to hit the stages around the world with a good team. Anybody out there? I also rent a studio space in Fremont. I’m down for short term gigs as well. I’m 24 and ready to go. I also play a little guitar amd plenty of piano/keys. I have some recording equipment as well. Worked hard to get up here. I’d like for a longer term partnership with people who have passports willing to follow through for tours after we spend the next couple years together inspiring people to get on their feet with the things we can collaborate through our rhythms and lyrics. There’s no question about dedication, I only want those who are seriously dedicated to rock out and open up for starters other bands. If anyone is out there, please feel free to message me via email. Thanks. -Oz.

  52. Old man gloom are playing February 27th at The Crocodile. Finally, I get to make a small contribution to NCS.

  53. I’m not sure if this is your cup of tea but Faith No More is playing at the Paramount in April!

  54. SUMAC are playing the Highline 3/15. Aaron Turner overload, and absolutely nothing wrong with that.

  55. Demoncy
    Saturday, February 28 at 6:30pm at Obsidian in Olympia

  56. Allageaon, (however the fuck you spell it) is playing on march 29th at studio 7 with perception and a few other bands.

  57. My death metal band tomb of desolation is looking for a drummer. We’re heavily influenced by carcass, hypocrisy, cannibal corpse, etc. Our musicians are high school/college age. Email me at tombofdesolation@gmail.com if you’re interested and I can send you a rough demo.

  58. OCTOBER 3, 2015: Symphony X, Overkill @ Showbox!

  59. August 21, 2015L Rhine, Xoth, Mercy Brown, Rat King @ The Mix

  60. Silver Platters on First Ave South (SODO) Has A Free GHOST Performance on Tuesday August 18th at 7:00pm

    Supporting The Unholy Unplugged Tour ~ Performing Songs from New Album “Maliora”

  61. Is the graves at sea show happening today? I can’t find any info

  62. Neumos, 10/27: The Sword w/ Kadavar + Windhand + All Them Witches + Danava + Monolord

  63. Got a few October Rhine shows for you:
    Substation, October 8: Rhine, Hexengeist & Guns Of Barisal
    Kraken, October 16: Odyssian, Devils Hunt Me Down, Rhine, and Ocean Of Obsession
    Lucky Liquor, October 26: Rhine & Thread The Sky

  64. Epica has cancelled their September 23 Show at Neumos. Eluveitie will headline.

  65. FYI, for Black Harvest on 10/14 the last band is Void Wraith, not Void Wrath.

  66. Fucking rad! Thanks!

  67. Awesome resource! Thanks!!!

  68. My doom band Autumn Mourning is playing our first show Oct 23rd at the Redmond firehouse. If you could add it that would be great.

  69. Iron Maiden – April11th – Tacoma Dome

  70. By any chance, do you know a good site to be aware of all the west coast shows? Thank you!

  71. You, my friend, are rad!

  72. you forgot Helloween man! (I believe it was March 8)

  73. You forgot to delete the rescheduled venom show on the 23rd and Black Breath is playing on the 17th of December @ neumos.

    Keep up the good work!

    • Many thanks — I made those changes, plus added a few other items discovered while perusing the Neumos calendar. I’ve got some more updating to do later today.

  74. What time does Nashville Pussy go on tonight?

  75. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  76. I know you mostly list Seattle shows, but Portland Has a pretty rad little Festival called Famine Fest (Feb 19+20). Mitochondrion, Auroch, Sadistic Intent, Acephalix, Noothgrush, and twenty other bands. Might be worth fighting the I5 traffic

    • Thanks — I finally got around to adding that beast of a fest, as well as the Northwestern Black Circle Festival in April.

      • I personally like the idea of seeing what is going on all around the Pacific Northwest. I know Seattle, Portland, and sometimes Olympia are not the only places doing shows. The NW is getting too big for that anyway, other places need to step up, and get coverage.

        • I agree. When I first started this calendar more than six years ago, that was my aim. But as time has passed and I’ve gotten busier with other aspects of the site, it’s been tough to make time to track down shows outside the Seattle area on any kind of regular basis.

  77. Im looking for some bands that have a sound like Red Fang in the NW. If anyone can throw some names my way I would appreciate it. Cheers

  78. Also Act of Defiance (former megadeth and others) on Feb 5th at El Corazon

  79. Trivium is coming to studio seven on Feb 7th, I believe

  80. Noctambulant and Embryonic Devourment are playing in Olympia on the 28th at the Crypt


    Studio Seven has nothing on their page for that day.

  81. Red Fang at Real Art Tacoma Saturday April 16

  82. My guys have a couple of great shows coming up. Great calendar, thank you! Got you bookmarked now. 🙂

    Please see the link for show details, but we’ve got this Friday 26th in Longview, then a couple of shows in April, one at Studio Seven with Ghost Ship Octavius, and one in Bremerton.


  83. No Megadeth in Seattle this tour????? What the fucking fuck?????

    And as far as the Slayer show….I will be the guy outside protesting the fact that Dave is not on drums!

  84. Woman is the earth, Morrow +more TBA are playing black lodge april 26th.

  85. May 13, RISHLOO @ the Crocodile!

  86. Hi! I don’t really get one thing. Malevolent Creation was supposed to be playing in Studio Seven on April 18.
    But this show is not on calendar anymore and no info on band’s FB page either. Does anybody know anything about that? I’m very frustrated

    • I don’t remember how I found out that the show was canceled, or why it was canceled, but it really is not happening.

      • Thanks a lot for this info. And it’s very sad. Terribly wanted to see them. They never play in Seattle for some reason.

  87. Aug 5th @ Barboza: Monolord

  88. June 16 at Studio Seven: Ill Niño with Bobaflex, Terror Universal, Saint Diablo, and Casualty of God

  89. If you are a fan of Funeral Doom and live anywhere near Seattle, you need to go see Temple of Abandonment play at the Highline. These guys demo just made Skepticisms come back look like a joke. Hoping I catch it myself.

  90. Saturday 8/27

    Power from Hell, Crurifragium, Vomicus, Hereticon

    Black Zia Cantina 15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, Washington 98166

  91. Hey, I have a new venue up in Everett called Obscurus. The next show with Metal is August 13 with Dilapidation, Noceur (sp?), Pill Brigade and Subliminal Genocide. September 3 is a Mechanismus sponsored Industrial with 9 bands and 3 djs, more info to come but this one will be a sellout crowd already. I am looking for black metal show bookings for a night in September and October if anyone is interested.
    Below the Earth Productions

    • Thanks. I added the Aug 13 show to our calendar and will be happy to do the same for the Sep 3 date when you have more details.

  92. Monday, July 25th at Substation Nordus / Anthrocene / Earth Eater, starting at 8pm, 21+, $6 cover.

  93. Hiya! Please include this show, it’s coming up on Thursday. Hails and thanks!

    Up to Eleven is a Heavy Metal Benefit show hosted by Skydottir Epic Cookies (http://skydottir.com/) and sponsored by Sizzle Pie (http://sizzlepie.com/) and Ninkasi Brewing (http://ninkasibrewing.com/). We are raising money for the scholarship program at All Aboard (http://allaboardwa.org/), a fantastic nonprofit that provides recreational, social, and educational activities for adults with special needs.

    Here is the rad lineup for the show. See you there!

    DARK LADY (https://facebook.com/wearedarklady) ’70s and ’80s Scorpions tribute (10:45pm)
    IRON NIGHTINGALE (https://facebook.com/ironnightingale) True metal tribute (9:45pm)
    HECTIC SHOCK (https://facebook.com/HecticShock) Skate witch thrash metal from PDX (8:45pm)
    METAL MARK (https://soundcloud.com/infrasonic-music/sets/metalmark) One-man unstoppable force of shred (8pm)
    and the one and only DJ BOBCAT spinning all true heavy metal between sets

    Thursday, August 11 at 7 PM
    Re-bar Seattle (1114 Howell St, Seattle, Washington 98101)
    Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
    $7 Suggested Donation, 21+
    We also gratefully welcome donations of art/ craft/music supplies, reading materials and more! (See full wish list at http://allaboardwa.org/wish-list.html.)

    “Eleven. Exactly. One louder.” -Nigel Tufnel

  94. Disciples of Dissent have a show in Wenatchee with Sporicyde and Headwound on Saturday! I know Wenatchee is a way out there, but these are local Seattle area bands, out to create some mayhem and madness in eastern WA! Will be a great show..


  95. Are you gonna add the suicide silence, whitechapel, carnifex, and oceano concert at studio seven sept 29th @7:30 should be on here wtf

    • Yeah, definitely. I haven’t had a chance for the last two weeks to do a complete survey of venues and update this with new shows. Going to do that this weekend.

  96. Butcher Babies has replaced Havok on the Megadeth show on 9/27

  97. The ocean collective announced a show at studio 7 on November 3

  98. Why do you have two dates for the Neurosis show? I only see one on the 19th, which is unfortunately sold out.

    • I don’t remember why I did that. They’re now playing in Vancouver on the 20th. I’ve corrected it and also added the two dates in Portland on Nov 25-26.

  99. Update for the September 29 show at the Highline:
    Devils Of Loudun w/ Rhine, Ashes Of Existence, Ghostblood (no Without Mercy)

    October 1 @ Twilight Cafe in Portland – A Flourishing Scourge w/ Rhine, Where Lovers Rot, Saola
    October 2 @ Old Nick’s in Eugene, OR – Devils Of Loudun w/ Rhine, A Flourishing Scourge
    October 3 @ 3rd Street Pub in Bend, OR – Spellcaster, Midnight Chaser, Gravewitch, A Flourishing Scourge, Rhine, Existential Depression

  100. Puddle of Mudd!? NO WAY MAN!!!

    I don’t think one person who reads this blog is interested in going to see Puddle of Mudd, but thanks for letting us know about your guilty pleasure!

    • I have to get my amusement where I find it. At least now I have proof that there is at least one person that reads through everything carefully. 🙂

  101. Lordi @ Studio Seven on 02/04/2017. (http://www.lordi.fi/band/ <– just in case someone needs the link)

  102. And HammerFall & Delain @ El Corazon on 05/06/2017. Forgot to add to last comment.

  103. Hello! NOV 8 at Cryptotropa: Un, Fister, A God or An Other

  104. hey all-
    are there any rock bars or metal bars in seattle ? just got here and looking for a bar -pub that plays hard rock/metal all the time.not on a specific concert night or a special show, just any old night of the week any time.

  105. Nov. 19: The Valley Tacoma: Toe Tag, Effluvia, Nekro Drunkz, Of Corpse

  106. Who put Perturbator up there?


  107. In case anyone is interested,

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


  108. 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

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

  110. 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

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

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

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

  114. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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!

  115. great to visit seattle

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

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

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

  118. 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…

    • 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.

  119. 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.


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

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

  122. 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…

    • Have you tried Way Back Machine (archive dot org)? Copy the URL of this page and paste it into the way back machine to see older snapshots of this webpage. I checked, there’s a ton of snapshots.

  123. July 8th Antichrist, Kommand @ The Funhouse

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

  125. Skeletal Remains took their place

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


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

  128. 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]

  129. Tool, June 17, the Gorge.

  130. 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.

  131. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  140. 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.

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

  142. 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?

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

  144. 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

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

  146. 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.

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

    $13 @ the door

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

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

  150. Devastation on the Nation tour featuring
    Venom Prison
    Vale of Pnath
    at Studio Seven in Seattle on June 6th.
    I’m jealous as they’re doing Chicago and KC but skipping STL. 4 bands that I own albums from, bummer.

  151. There are a few shows coming up

    June 16th @ The Valley Tacoma,Wa $7 9pm start with: The Accused A.D./Toe Tag, Effluvia & Dilapidation.

    September 8th @ Le Voyeur Olympia, Wa $5 6pm-10pm, All Ages with: Effluvia, Oxygen Destroyer, Disease, & Maybe Al Gore making their debut.

  152. April 13th Black Lodge: Profane Order, Hissing, Putrid Temple

  153. A couple of shows at El Corazon:

    May 4: Morbid Angel, Origin, Dreaming Dead, Hatestorm, Annihilation

    May 22: Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch, Dust Bolt

    • Sam, thanks for this info. I’ve been on vacation the last 10 days and need to do a complete update of this page, which I plan to do today… but I’ve added these shows.

  154. May 13th Funhouse: Madrost, Silent Scream

  155. June 30th High line: Spectral Voice, Superstition, Mortiferium, Cerebral Rot

  156. May 1st: Funhouse Savage Master, Bewitcher, Subtratum

  157. Where are the metal people in seattle

  158. September 26 – Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris. Club Sur Rocks, Seattle

  159. September 26 – Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris. Club Sur Rocks, Seattle

  160. Dying Fetus is playing at El Corazon in October

    • Oh shit! With Incantation, Gatecreeper, and Genocide Pact… that’s going to be a lethal night. I’ll add that right now. Thank you.

  161. Aug 9th Highline: Mortous, Torture Rack, Crurifragium, Cerebral Rot.

  162. Oct 9th El Corazon: Satan

  163. Oct 18th High line: Pestilence. Witch Vomit, Fetid, Oxygen Destroyer

    • Wow… Pestilence in Seattle… I just added that (and thanks again). Looks like it’s time for me to do another update.

  164. Wiegedood at the Highline September 21st!

  165. According to the facebook page for Korpiklaani, they’re playing with Arkona on November 13 at El Corazon, not October.

  166. Geoff Tate’s operation mindcrime is playing the neptune Aug 29th. Looks like they are playing Operation Mindcrime in it’s entirety and a couple of other queensryche classics.

  167. Would you consider any shows coming up “Don’t miss it”? I like metal but there’s so many bands I’m not familiar with!

  168. any Slayer fans in the Seattle/Everett area?

  169. Mournful congregation/mortuary drape/satan have stolen the year for me as best shows, but I feel a lack of good death/black metal in fall/December, which feels like an awful shame for these gloomy seasons.

    • It would be an awful shame — which reminds me that I need to update this calendar. Maybe something else new has appeared on the horizon that’s in keeping with the gloomy season.

  170. Thanks for keeping this up to date 🙂
    It’s really useful

  171. MAR 15 at The Showbox SoDo: Within Temptation

    JUN 21 at ShoWare Center: Judas Priest, Uriah Heep

    JUL 13 at Tacoma Dome: Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth

    SEP 5 at Tacoma Dome: Iron Maiden

  172. > MAR 16 at Showbox SoDo: Within Temptation
    also in flames!

    • Thanks. I added this show. For some reason In Flames isn’t on the Showbox page or the ticket page for this date, even though it’s on the tour schedule announced by the band.

  173. Ghost, 9/19/19, Wamu Theatre

  174. Buildings, Haunted Horses, Marriage+Cancer, Drose
    Black Lodge
    Thurs June 20, 8 pm–12 am

  175. https://imgur.com/2R8DiY0

    Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, Pound, Corrosion of Conformity and more.

  176. Demons and Wizards at Showbox SoDo on August 20.

  177. Annual Goat Fest next weekend, the 6th, in alki!

  178. Fri aug 2 Charleston in Bremerton all ages No/Mas Dc Grind

    Saturday Aug 10 Airport Tavern in Tacoma generation decline, rat king, other bands to benefit RAICES

  179. Chon, Between the Buried and Me, and Intervals are playing Nov 13th at Showbox SoDo!

  180. Across the water from Seattle guitar and vocals kinda guy. Trying to start a band, preferably some extreme metal. If not black metal than doom or death for sure. Kinda just fucked like the most of us. Looking for some mates just to let out everything at a good jam session, who knows where we go.

  181. Symphony X, Primal Fear and Firewind at El Corazon, June 1 2020