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 reliable web sites, including the venues for the shows, but I can’t guarantee that what I find will stay accurate, 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 names, 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, leave a comment below or send e-mail to:   islander@nocleansinging.com


JAN 19 at Highline: Ritual Necromancy, Fetid, Cerebral Rot, Cavurn

JAN 17 at El Corazon: Ensiferum, Septicflesh, Arsis

JAN 25 at Funhouse: Great Falls (LP release), Marriage+Cancer, Blightmaker

JAN 28 at Highline: Ruby the Hatchet, Witch Ripper, Nasty Bits

JAN 29 at Highline: Haunt, Idle Hands, Hellfire

FEB 1 at Neumos: Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, Weedeater, Mothership

FEB 2 at El Corazon: Himsa, WItchburn, Heiress, 2KLIX, Malevolent Breed, Into the Flood

FEB 6 at Highline: Human Agony, Ulutamatu Tollent, Striations, Putrid Temple

FEB 8 at Substation: Witch Mountain, Witch Ripper, Summoned By Giants, Bakushin, Scorpiknox, Despairer

FEB 12 at El Corazon: Born of Osiris, Chelsea Grin, Make Them Suffer

FEB 14 at El Corazon: The Three Tremors, Skelator, Greyhawk

FEB 16 at Highline: Endorphins Lost, Black Queen, Great Falls

FEB 17 at SUbstation: CHRCH, Un, Old Iron

FEB 22 at El Corazon: OM, Emel Mathlouthi

FEB 23 at Club Sur Rocks: Soulfly, Kataklysm, Incite, Skinflint, Emanon, Odyssian

FEB 24 at Highline: Abstracter, Hissing, Foul

FEB 26 at Showbox Market: DECIBEL TOUR (Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot)

MAR 1 at Substation: Conan, Sixes, Usnea, Heiress, Stahv, Witch Ripper, Summoned By Giants, Teepee Creeper, Rat King (and more)

MAR 9 at Highline: Gevurah, Diabolic Oath, Blood Atonement

MAR 12 at El Corazon: Cradle of Filth

MAR 13 at El Corazon: Rivers of Nihil, Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King, Armed For Apocalypse, Odyssian, Nott

MAR 16 at Showbox SoDo: Within Temptation

MAR 16 at Funhouse: Skelator, Space Vacation, Hellfire

MAR 18 at Showbox: Graveyard, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

MAR 19 at Showbox:  Baroness, Deafheaven, Zeal and Ardor

MAR 19 at El Corazon: The Browning, Betraying the Martyrs, Extortionist, Malevolent Breed

MAR 26 at El Corazon: Veil of Maya, Intervals, Strawberry Girls, Cryptodira

MAR 29 at El Corazon:  Children of Bodom, Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart, Hollow Cry

APR 4 at El Corazon: Mortiis

APR 13 at El Corazon: Hypocrisy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aenimus, Orator, Whythre

APR 19 at Highline: Thor, Leatherbitch, Solicitor

APR 23 at Funhouse: Enterprise Earth, Lorna Shore, Bodysnatcher, WIthin Destruction, Imposter of Humanity, Esophageal, Deterioration

APR 27 at El Corazon:  Integrity, Incendiary

MAY 16-18 at Tonic Lounge (Portland):  Eternal Warfare Fest (details here)

MAY 30 – JUN 1 at Neumos, Barboza, Highline: NORTHWEST TERROR FEST (details here)

JUN 9 at El Corazon: Flotsam and Jetsam, Dead By Wednesday

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

JUL 13 at Tacoma Dome: Ozzy Osborne, Megadeth

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

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

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


  360 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. 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]

  2. Tool, June 17, the Gorge.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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?

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

  17. 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

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

  19. 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.

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

    $13 @ the door

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

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

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