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 21 at El Corazon:  Belphegor, Dark Funeral, Incantation, Hate, Vale of Pnath, Nightmarer, Drawn and Quartered

MAY 23 at Highline: Cult Leader, Call of the Void, Into the Storm, Death Cave

MAY 23 at El Corazon: Chelsea Grin, Slaughter To Prevail, Enterprise Earth, Traitors, Bodysnatch

MAY 24 at Neumos: Earth, Helms Alee

MAY 24 at El Corazon: Hell’s Belles, The Ghost Wolves

MAY 25 at The Crocodile: Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Martyrdöd, Wiegedood

MAY 26 at Highline, Wear Your Wounds, Author & Punisher, Xasthur

MAY 26 at Funhouse: Listener, Birds In A Row, Quentin Sauvé, Blightmaker, Isdal

MAY 27 at Highline: Rippikoulo, Petrification, Fetid, Cerebral Rot

MAY 27 at Club Sur Rocks: Exmortus, Silver Talon, Kommand, Pain Field, Vile Effigy

MAY 29 at Highline: NORTHWEST TERROR FEST Pre-Fest Show: Thou (acoustic), Austin Lunn (Panopticon)(acoustic), Slasher Dave

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

MAY 31 at El Corazon:  Church of Misery, Mondo Generator, Toke, Eroder

JUN 1 at El Corazon: Marianas Trench

JUN 2 at The Crocodile: Riverside, Contrive

JUN 4 at El Corazon: P.O.D., Nonpoint, Islander, Nine Shrines

JUN 6 at Funhouse: Plaguebringer, Blood and Thunder, Odyssian, Aphelion

JUN 7 at Highline: Royal Thunder, Dead Now, Noise-A-Tron

JUN 9 at El Corazon: Flotsam and Jetsam, Dead By Wednesday, Coven 6669, Solicitor

JUN 9 at Substation: Morfin (LA), Infernal Realm, Scmutzhund

JUN 11 at El Corazon: Gloryhammer, Aether Realm, Zero Down

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

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

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

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

JUN 25 at Funhouse: Yatra, Swampheavy, Sorcia

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

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

JULY 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 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 27 at El Corazon: Born of Osiris

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

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

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

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 19 at WAMU Theater:  Ghost

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

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

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


  364 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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