IMPORTANT NOTE:  I guess it’s painfully obvious, but as of this writing Washington’s governor has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses through May 4th, and for some reason music venues aren’t considered essential, so we’ve deleted all the gigs that were originally calendared to happen up to May 4th.  The ones after that may or may not happen.  We’ll update the calendar as we get closer to that date.

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


MAY 8 at Substation: True Widow, Serial Hawk

MAY 8 at Neumos:    Health, Street Sect

MAY 11 at Showbox: Baroness, Against Me!, Destroy Boys

MAY 12 at El Corazon:  Archgoat, Valkyrja

MAY 14 at Showbox: Apocalyptica, Lacuna Coil

MAY 14 at El Corazon: Swallow the Sun, Infected Rain, Black Sun Moon. Idolatrous

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

MAY 18 at Highline:  Demilich, Divine Eye, Mortiferum, Oxygen Destroyer

MAY 19 at Highline: Coffins, Bell Witch/Aerial Ruin collab set, Petrification

MAY 19 at Showbox SoDo: Coheed and Cambria, Chon

MAY 22 at The Crocodile:  Old Man Gloom, Deafkids, Sad Vicious

MAY 24 at Showbox SoDo:  Testament, The Black Dahlia Murder, Meshiaak

MAY 26 at El Corazon: Between the Buried and Me

MAY 27 at Highline:  NORTHWEST TERROR FEST PRE-SHOW — Fauna, Eneferens, Sleepchains, Molting

MAY 28 at Neumos, Barboza, and Highline:  NORTHWEST TERROR FEST (details here)

MAY 29 at Neumos, Barboza, and Highline:  NORTHWEST TERROR FEST (details here)

MAY 29 at the Tacoma Dome:  Tool

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

MAY 30 at Neumos, Barboza, and Highline:  NORTHWEST TERROR FEST (details here)

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

JUN 6 at Highline: Mars Red Sky, Dreadnought, Serial Hawk

JUN 7 at El Corazon: Pathology, Unmerciful

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

JUN 20 at Highline: Axegrinder, War/Plague, Open Veins, Fucked & Bound, Nightfeeder Reprobate

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

JUL 28 at WaMu Theater:  Deftones, Gojira, Poppy

AUG 2 at T-Mobile Park:  Guns N’ Roses

AUG 10 at Substation: Evil, Siege Column, Burnt Decay

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

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

OCT 3 at El Corazon:  Amorphis, Entombed AD, Nervosa

OCT 14 at The Neptune: Eluveitie

OCT 21 at El Corazon:  Nile


  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

    • 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.

  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.