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


SEP 10 at El Corazon: Kataklysm, Exhorder, Krisiun, Hatchet, No One Lives

SEP 11 at Showbox: Sunn O))), Papa M

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

SEP 13 at Decibel Brewing (Bothell):  DTI, Crud Guns, Noceur

SEP 13 at The Kraken: The Devils of Loudun, Blood and Thunder, Xingaia, Snakes

SEP 13 at Clock-Out Lounge: Haunted Horses, Floored Faces, Post/Boredom

SEP 13 at Black Lodge: Fucked and Bound, Savage, Regime 18

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

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

SEP 15 at Highline: Torche, Pinkish Black, SRSQ

SEP 15 at El Corazon: Kælan Mikla, Street Sects

SEP 16 at Neumos: Russian Circles, FACS

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

SEP 17 at Substation: Druids, Rat King, Florida Man

SEP 18 at Highline: Nebula, Sasquatch, deathCAVE, Medicine Head

SEP 19 at WAMU Theater:  Ghost

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

SEP 20 at Highline: Necrot, Cystic, Foul

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

SEP 23 at Highline: Hell, Mizmor, Bedlamite

SEP 23 at Neumos: Boris, Uniform

SEP 24 at Substation: Pound, 2Klix, Ancestors of God, Czar, TRHPH, Loud Sleepers, Sorcia, Rawr, City of Industry, The Bitter, Infideltek

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])

SEP 27 at Showbox: Periphery, Veil of Maya, Covet

SEP 28 at Highline: Un, Ails, Eye of Nix, A//tar

SEP 28 at Funhouse (1:30 pm show): Venom Prison, Homewrecker, Great American Ghost, Dirtnap

SEP 28 at The Kraken: Great Falls, Convictions, City of Industry, Despairer

SEP 30 at Club Sur:  Beyond Creation, Fallujah, Arkaik, Equipoise

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

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

OCT 4 at El Corazon: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin

OCT 5 at Highline: Kayo Dot, ASVA

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

OCT 8 at El Corazon: Dragonforce, Dance With the Dead, Starkill

OCT 9 at El Corazon: Knocked Loose, Stick To Your Guns, Rotting Out, Candy, SeeYouSpaceCowboy

OCT 12 at Clock-Out Lounge: Cycles of the Damned (album release show), Dust Moth, Great Falls

OCT 12 at Substation: Oktober Deathfest (Thou Shall Kill, Plague Bearer, Rat King, Turian, Despairer, Isdal, and more)

OCT 14 at El Corazon: Immolation, Blood Incantation, Odyssian, APhelion, Esophageal Deterioration

OCT 15 at Showbox SoDo: Sabaton, Hammerfall

OCT 16 at Paramount Theater: BabyMetal, The Hu

OCT 17 at Highline: Iron Kingdom, Solicitor, Point Zero

OCT 17 at El Corazon: Allegaeon, Inferi, Paladin

OCT 18 at The Kraken: Greenriver Thrillers, Grim Earth, Sorcia, LaGoon

OCT 20 at El Corazon: Rings of Saturn, Enterprise Earth, Angelmaker, Brand of Sacrifice

OCT 21 at Showbox SoDo: GWAR, Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, Against the Grain

OCt 21 at Funhouse: Vultures

OCT 23 at El Corazon: Eyehategod, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Final Conflict, The Accused AD, Heiress

OCT 24 at Highline:  Anicon, Haunter, Huldrekall, Kihalas

OCT 25 at Highline: Q5, Glacier, Silver Talon

OCT 25 at Funhouse: Witch Ripper, Forming the Void

OCT 26 at Chop Suey: Alien Weaponry

OCT 26 at Highline: Barshasketh, Deitus, Peste Umbrarum

OCT 26 at El Corazon: DRI, Acid Teeth Detonator, Disciples of Dissent, Toxic Reign

OCT 27 at Chop Suey:  Oranssi Pazuzu, Insect Ark

OCT 27 at Highline: Witchcraft, Spite, Crurifragium, Antichrist Siege Machine, Putrid Temple

OCT 29 at El Corazon: Amigo the Devil, King Dude, Twin Temple

NOV 1 at El Corazon: Jinjer, The Browning, Sumo Cyco, Massacre at the Opera, Ghosts of the Pacific, Black Sun Moon, Kill Closet, Salem Nights

NOV 2 at Highline: NORTHWEST TERROR FEST Presents Funebrarum (with Mortiferum, Grave Dust, and deathCAVE)

NOV 4 at Funhouse: Rat King, War Cloud, Stonecutter, Namea

NOV 9 at Substation: Worshipper, Horseburner, Summoned By Giants, Greenriver Thrillers

NOV 13 at El Corazon: Fit For An Autopsy, Lorna Shore, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Dyscarnate, Malevolent Breed, Hands of Deliverance

NOV 16 at Club Sur:  Death Angel

NOV 17 at Substation: Helmet (30th Anniversary Tour)

NOV 19 at El Corazon: Cave In, Helms Alee, The Primals

NOV 20 at Showbox: Chelsea Wolfe, Ionna Gika

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

NOV 25 at The Paramount:  King Diamond, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Idle Hands

NOV 29 at Substation: Exhumed, Gatecreeper, Necrot, Judiciary

NOV 30 at Neumos:  Daughters, Lingua Ignota

DEC 2 at Neumos: High On Fire, Power Trip, Creeping Death, Devil Master

DEC 2 at El Corazon: Morbid Angel, Watain, Incantation

DEC 8 at Highline: Khemmis, Un

DEC 9 at El Corazon: As I Lay Dying, After the Burial, Emmure

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

DEC 17 at Showbox:  Cattle Decapitation, Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol

DEC 18 at Neumos: Batushka

FEB 12 at El Corazon: Ross the Boss

MAR 29 at El Corazon: Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum

APR 20 at El Corazon: Powerglove, Immortal Guardian


  372 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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