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 press releases and web sites for the venues for the shows, but I can’t guarantee that what I find and post here will stay accurate as time passes, 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 bands, 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, 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


JAN 18 at Substation: Portrayal of Guilt, Street Sects, F&B, Blightmaker

JAN 20 at Funhouse: Internal Bleeding, Logistic Slaughter, Embryonic Devourment, Depulsed, Xoth, Noroth

JAN 21 at Funhouse: The Obsessed, Teepee Creeper, Stahv

JAN 23 at Highline: Evulse, Engross, Cystic, Beatings

JAN 24 at Clock-Out Lounge: Heiress, Witch Ripper, Deadkill

JAN 25 at Clock-out Lounge: Sandrider, Fucked and Bound, Tacos!, Cat Toy

JAN 26 at Black Lodge: Transient, Savage, Impulse Noise, Disease

JAN 29 at Highline: Ether Covem, Barishi, Outlier

FEB 1 at Funhouse: Wacken Metal Battle 2020 (Sin Circus, Krystos, South Kitsap Infidels, Machinery of the Universe, Octopus Attacks, Shark, and more)

FEB 10 at El Corazon: Soulfly, Toxic Holocaust, X-Method, Madzilla, HAnds of Deliverance, Twasmonaut

FEB 11 at El Corazon: Ingested, Visceral Disgorge, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Cabal, Autumnus, Cut Both Ways

FEB 12 at El Corazon: Ross the Boss, Greyhawk, Locistellar, Rivetskull

FEB 15 at Funhouse: Wacken Metal Battle 2020 (Xoth, Blood and Thunder, Siren’s Rain, Living In False Eyes, Rain Devil, and more)

FEB 16 at El Corazon: Vale of Pnath, Gorod, Wolf King, Aphelion, Pound

FEB 23 at Highline: Thief, To End It All, Jason Walton, Headstone Brigade

FEB 25 at Club Sur: Vader, Abysmal Dawn, Hideous Divinity

FEB 28 at Highline: Thor, Solicitor, Greyhawk, Point Zero

MAR 3 at Showbox SoDo: Black Label Society, Obituary, Lord Dying

MAR 3 at The Laser Dome (Pacific Science Center): Uniform & The Body

MAR 5 at Showbox: Refused, METZ, Youth Code

MAR 7 at Funhouse: Year of the Cobra, deathCAVE, Old Iron, Old Dirty Buzzard

MAR 16 at El Corazon: Carnifex, 3Teeth, The Browning, Skold

MAR 17 at Showbox:  Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands

MAR 18 at El Corazon: The Acacia Strain, Rotting Out, Chamber, Fuming Mouth, Asema

MAR 22 at El Corazon: Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, Imperial Triumphant, Blood Atonement (and more)

MAR 24 at Funhouse: Today Is the Day, Child Bite

MAR 25 at El Corazon: Bad Omens, Oh Sleeper, Thousands Below, Bloodline, Clay City

MAR 26 at El Corazon: The Three Tremors, Suite Clarity, Greyhawk

MAR 28 at Showbox SoDo: Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Light the Torch

MAR 29 at El Corazon: Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Seven Spires, Aphelion, Locistellar

MAR 30 at El Corazon: Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, Aversions Crown, Une Misére

MAR 31 at El Corazon: We Came As Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, Dayseeker

APR 1 at El Corazon: Fleshgod Apocalypse (featuring The Veleno Classical Quartet), The Agonist

APR 6 at El Corazon: Fit For A King, Chelsea Grin, Crystal Lake, Alpha Wolf

APR 7 at El Corazon: Pro-Pain

APR 20 at El Corazon: Powerglove, Immortal Guardian

MAY 1 at Neumos: Deafheaven, Inter Arma, All Your Sisters

MAY 14 at Showbox: Apocalyptica, Lacuna Coil

MAY 14 at El Corazon: Swallow the Sun, Infected Rain, Wheel

MAY 14 at Club Sur: Monuments, Skyharbor, Vespera, After the Fallout, Damn the Flood

MAY 26 at El Corazon: Between the Buried and Me

MAY 29 at El Corazon: Flotsam & Jetsam, Hands of Deliverance

JUN 1 at El Corazon: Symphony X, Primal Fear, Firewind

JUN 8 at El Corazon: Caligula’s Horse, Moon Tooth, EbonIvory

JUN 20 at Highline: Axegrinder

JUL 1 at Showbox SoDo: Ministry, KMFDM, Front Line Assembly

SEP 12 at El Corazon: Amaranthe, Battle Beast, Seven Spires

SEP 26 at El Corazon: Hammerfall, Beast In Black, Edge of Paradise


  377 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. 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.)

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


  3. I love you

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Looks like Loudness cancelled North American tour.


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

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

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

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

  14. DTA on Nov 18 at studio 7!

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

  16. 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

  17. 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/

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

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

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

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

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

  23. 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.

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