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


JUN 14 at Substation: Over, Nox Novacula, Dead Spells, Nostalgist

JUN 15 at Substation: Over (PDX), Nox Novacula, Dead Spells, Nostalgist

JUN 17 at Showbox:  Ulver (cancelled)

JUN 17 at Funhouse: Neckbeard Deathcamp, Theories, Dryad, Pound, Thou Shall Kill

JUN 20 at Substation: CHRCH, Isenordal, Arkheron Thodol, Eye of Nix, Witch’s Market

JUN 20 at Black Lodge: Buildings, Haunted Horses, Marriage+Cancer, Drose

JUN 21 at ShoWare Center (Kent): Judas Priest, Uriah Heep

JUN 21 at Substation: Squalus, Teepee Creeper, Summoned by Giants, Kleine

JUN 22 at Marymoor Park: Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon, Every Time I Die

JUN 25 at Funhouse: Yatra, Swampheavy, Sorcia, Darkmysticwoods

JUN 25 at The Kraken: Phantom Witch, Anti-Hero, Born Without Blood, Orator

JUL 3 at Highline: Suffering Hour, Temple of Abandonment, Cystic, Foul

JUL 5 at Highline: Superstition, Cavurn, Cerna Krev

JUL 11 at Highline: The Ruins of Beverast, Dispirit, Nightfell

JUL 12 at Highline: Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Drowse, Nostalgist, Dead Spells

JUL 13 at Tacoma Dome: Ozzy Osborne, Megadeth

JUL 13 at Highline: The Chasm, Cruciamentum, Infernal Conjuration, Solitude of Ravens

JUL 13 at Showbox SoDo: August Burns Red, Silverstein, Silent Planet

JUL 19 at Highline: Disease, Deathgrave, Impulse Noise, Night Feeder, Unholy Trident

JUL 20 at El Corazon: Appice Brothers, Ghosts of the Pacific, Zero Down, Custom

JUL 20 at Highline: Youth Brigade, Lower Class Brats, The Bridge City Sinners, Ground Score

JUL 20 at Substation: Whores, Witch Mountain, Witch Ripper, Summoned By Giants (+ 5 more)

JUL 27 at El Corazon: Born of Osiris, Bad Omens, Spite, Kingdom of Giants

JUL 30 at White River Ampitheatre: Slipknow, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth, Witch Ripper

AUG 2 at White River Ampitheatre: Disturbed, In This Moment, Fever 333, Basement, New Years Day, Superfekta

AUG 2 at Highline: Unholy Lust, Desolator, Grave Dust, Oxygen Destroyer

AUG 3 at White River Ampitheatre: Rob Zombie, Marily Manson, Corrosion of Conformity, Bones UK, Butcher Babies, Pound, Woodshed, Syztem7

AUG 3 at Substation: Black Cobra, Sandrider, HTSoB, Swampheavy

AUG 3 at Highline:  Imperial Triumphant, Behold… the Arctopus!

AUG 4 at Funhouse: Un, Wormwitch

AUG 6 at Highline: Eneferens, Vouna, Kihalás, To End It All

AUG 7 at Substation: Slough Feg, Sanhedrin, Void Vator, more TBA

AUG 8 at Highline: Chrome Waves, Suicide Forest, Vouna

AUG 31 at Substation: Holy Grove, Witch Ripper, more TBA

AUG 17 at El Corazon: Sanctuary, The Accursed AD, After the Fallout, Rivetskull

SEP 5 at Tacoma Dome: Iron Maiden, The Raven Age

SEP 7 at Highline: Peste Umbrarum, Putrid Temple, Befoulment

SEP 10 at El Corazon: Kataklysm, Exhorder, Krisiun, Hatchet

SEP 12 at El Corazon: Warbringer, Enforcer, Greyhawk, Bleed the Stone, W.M.D.

SEP 13 and 14 at Neumos: The Melvins, Redd Kross, Shitkid

SEP 15 at Club Sur: Arkona, Wind Rose, Metsatoll

SEP 16 at Funhouse: Disentomb, Visceral Disgorge, Signs of the Swarm, Continuum, Organectomy, Mental Cruelty

SEP 19 at WAMU Theater:  Ghost

SEP 20 at Black Lodge: Sandrider, Black Elk, Glose

SEP 21 at Highline: Acid King, Wizard Rifle, Warish

SEP 24 at El Corazon: Despised Icon, Kublai Khan, Ingested, Shadow of Intent, I Declare War

SEP 25 at El Corazon: Revocation, Voivod, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains, Conjurer

SEP 26 at Showbox SoDo: Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Grand Magus

SEP 27 and 28 at El Corazon and Funhouse:  ELIMINATOR FEST (Deceased, Morbid Saint, Bewitcher, Oxygen Destroyer, R.I.P., and more [details here])

OCT 1 at El Corazon: Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Gone In April

OCT 2 at Neptune Theatre: Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Battle Beast

OCT 6 at El Corazon: Delain, Amorphis, Anneke Van Giersbergen

OCT 14 at El Corazon: Immolation, Blood Incantation

OCT 15 at Showbox SoDo: Sabaton, Hammerfall

OCT 16 at Paramount Theater: BabyMetal, The Hu

NOV 21 at El Corazon: Nile, Terrorizer, Nott, Bleed the Stone, Born Without Blood

DEC 14 at Elk Corazon: Static-X, Wednesday 13, American Wrecking Company, Jack Havoc


  367 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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