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


OCT 17 at Club Sur Rocks:  My Children My Bride, Secrets, Capture, Kingdom of Giants, Half Hearted

OCT 17 at Funhouse: Expain, Kömmand, Guns of Barisal, Izthmi

OCT 18 at Highline: Witchaven, Xoth, Sentient Divide, Oxygen Destroyer

OCT 18 at El Corazon:  Grim Reaper, Leather

OCT 20 at El Corazon: Nekrogoblikon, Designer Disguise, I Am Infamy, As Pillars Fall, Black Sun Moon, CobraHawk

OCT 21 at Neumos: Windhand, Satan’s Satyrs

OCT 25 at Showbox SoDo: Danzig, Venom Inc., Power Trip, Mutoid Man

OCT 25 at El Corazon: Avoid, Castaway, Into the Flood, Heiress, Breather

OCT 25 at Funhouse: Captured! By Robots, Xoth, Toecutter

OCT 27 at El Corazon: Ingested, Enterprise Earth, Bodysnatcher, Aethere, Dismembering Mary, Autumnus

OCT 28 at Highline: Hissing, Bone Sickness, Cavurn, Foul

OCT 29 at Showbox SoDo: Trivium, Avatar

OCT 31 at Club Sur Rocks: After the Burial, The Acacia Strain

NOV 2 at Black Lodge:  Great Falls, Fathers, Muscle Beach, Pisswand

NOV 2 at Club Sur Rocks: Suffocation (Frank Mullen farewell tour), Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, Soreption

NOV 7 at The Kraken: Pound, Neck of the Woods, Isdal, If Penguins Could Fly

NOV 7 at Highline: Atriarch, Statiqbloom, Deth Crux, The Convictions

NOV 9 at Club Sur Rocks:  Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Angelmaker, Within Destruction

NOV 9 at Highline: King Dude, 16, Eye of Nix, Noise-A-Thon

NOV 9 at The Crocodile: The Contortionist, Intervals

NOV 10 at Highline: Sadistic Intent, Drawn and Quartered, Oxygen Destroyer

NOV 12 at El Corazon: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, Suspiria

NOV 12 at Chop Suey: As I Lay Dying, Within the Ruins, Kingdom of Giants

NOV 13 at Highline: Daughters, Dreamdecay, Haunted Horses

NOV 13 at Club Sur Rocks:  Goatwhore, The Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost, Morthereon

NOV 13 at El Corazon: Korpiklaani, Arkona, Actionesse

NOV 13 at Black Lodge: Dark Castle, Cult of Occult, Cloven, Old Iron

NOV 14 at Highline:  Irkallian Oracle

NOV 14 at El Corazon: Eyehategod, Cro-Mags, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Childbite

NOV 15 at El Corazon:  Wrong, Portrayal of Guilt

NOV 16 at Highline: Ulthar, Hissing, Blood Atonement

NOV 16 at Black Lodge: SwampheavY, Vouna, Serpentent, Searching For Reason

NOV 18 at Highline: Noisem, Blame God, World Peace, Impulse Noise

NOV 20 at Showbox Market: Behemoth, At the Gates, Wolves In the Throne Room

NOV 20 at The Crocodile: Haken, Leprous, Bent Knee

NOV 21 at Highline:  Fister, Ilsa

NOV 21 at Showbox: High On Fire, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Haunt

NOV 26 at El Corazon: Unearth, Fit For An Autopsy, The Agony Scene, I Am

NOV 27 at Highline: Castle

NOV 29 at Showbox Market: Whitechapel

NOV 29 at Bossanova Ballroom (Portland): Black Dahlia Murder, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Gost, Skeletal Remains

DEC 5 at Moda Center (Portland):  Metallica

DEC 5 at Neumos: YOB

DEC 7 at Highline: Morta Skuld, Petrification, Xoth, Aethereus, Dullahan, Kömmand

DEC 8 at El Corazon: Versus, Dead Crown, I Am Infamy, Designer Disguise, Vesuvian, No Home, Method 13

DEC 18 at El Corazon: Winds of Plague, The Zenith Passage, Entheos

JAN 17 at El Corazon: Ensiferum, Septicflesh

JUN 9 at El Corazon: Flotsam and Jetsam


  351 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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