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


JUN 16 at The Valley (Tacoma): The Accused A.D., Toe Tag, Effluvia, Dilapidation

JUN 16 at Funhouse: Obsidian, Oxygen Destroyer, Schmutzhund

JUN 16 at Boscoe’s (Bellingham): DTI, Apostate Cancer, Blood & Thunder, Noceur

JUN 17 at El Corazon: Volumes, Upon A Burning Body, The White Noise, Convictions, Black Sun Moon, Variants

JUN 17 at The Kraken: Kömmand, Shred Bundy, At Home In Hell, DTI

JUN 18 at Black Lodge: Void Omnia, Isenordal, Addaura

JUN 19 at Highline: The Body, Lingua Ignota, Bloom Offering, Lye Feast, Scarcity

JUN 19 at The Kraken: The Devils of Loudun, Beekeeper, Iron Nightingale

JUN 21 at Highline: Gloam, Drawn and Quartered, Blood Atonement, Cerna Krev

JUN 22 at Marymoor Park: Mastodon, Primus

JUN 24 at Highline: Will Haven, Heiress, Into the Storm, Old Iron

JUN 26 at El Corazon: The Faceless, Dyscarnate, Lorna Shore, Nomvdic, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming, The Convalescence

JUN 28 at Highline: Krallice, Wayfarer, Addaura, Voidthrone

JUN 29 at Highline: Light This City, Gygax, Witch Ripper, T-Rox

JUN 30 at Highline: Spectral Voice, Superstition, Mortiferium, Cerebral Rot

JUN 30 at Club Sur: Uada, Wolvhammer, The Black Moriah, DTI

JUL 4 at The Kraken: Substratum, Ice Sword, Chop A.D.

JUL 6 at Showbox:  Neurosis, Converge, Amenra

JUL 6 at El Corazon: I Am Morbid, Agnozia, After the Fallout, Thou Shall Kill

JUL 9 at Highline: Mortuary Drape, Volahn, Domitian

JUL 12 at Funhouse: Inanimate Existence, The Last of Lucy, Aethereus, Odyssian

JUL 13 at Highline: Dispirit, Drawn and Quartered, Ignis, Cerna Krev

JUL 15 at (location to be determined): Havok, Extinction A.D.

JUL 18 at Highline: Wildspeaker, Breag Naofa, Wake Of Humanity

JUL 19 at Neumos:  Melvins

JUL 21 at Highline: Fungal Abyss, Eight Bells, Eye of Nix, Thrombus

JUL 21 at The Kraken: Skeletor, Expain, Substratum, Xoth

JUL 22 at Club Sur:  The Absence

JUL 23 at Highline: Suicide Forest, Isenordal (acoustic), Vouna

JUL 25 at Highline: Mournful Congregation, Bell Witch, Mortiferum

JUL 28 at Twilight Bar (Portland): Famine Fest All Ager Rager — Ghoul, Skeletal Remains, Acephalix, Uada (and more)

AUG 2 at Black Lodge: Planning For Burial, drowse, Nostalgist, Bloom Offering

AUG 2 at The Kraken: Christ Killer, Florida Man, Open Veins

AUG 10 at The Neptune Theater: Deafheaven, Drab Majesty, Uniform

AUG 10 at Highline: Night Demon, Blood Star, Demonhammer

AUG 11 at Highline: Elder, Serial Hawk, Witch Ripper, Summoned By Giants

AUG 16 at Highline: Insect Ark, Eye of Nix, Belus, Forest of Grey

AUG 20 at El Corazon: Powerglove, Xoth

AUG 20 at Funhouse: Apotheon, Aethereus, Enigma, Increate, Odyssian

AUG 22 at Highline: Bewitcher, Substratum

SEP 1 at El Corazon:  Killing Joke, The Crying Spell, Murder Weapons, Maklak

SEP 8 at Le Voyeur (Olympia): Effluvia, Oxygen Destroyer, Disease, Maybe Al Gore

SEP 17 at El Corazon: Alestorm, Gloryhammer

SEP 20 at El Corazon: Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum, Blood and Thunder

SEP 26 at Club Sur Rocks: Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris (guests TBA)

OCT 5 at Highline: Revocation, Exhumed, Rivers of Nihil, Yautja

OCT 9 at Neumos: Zeal and Ardor

OCT 15 at Funhouse: Enemy Soil, Antigama, Violent Opposition, The Drip, Treasonist

DEC 5 at Moda Center (Portland):  Metallica


  336 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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