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


MAY 17 at Highline: Cough, Grime, Serial Hawk, Isenordal

MAY 21 at Funhouse: The Convalescence, Deadbeat Blackout, Sabertooth, Born Without Blood

MAY 22 at El Corazon:  Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch, Dust Bolt

MAY 23 at Highline: Eneferens, Isenordal (acoustic), Witch Bottle, Geist, The Sacred Ensemble

MAY 23 at The Pin (Spokane): The Black Dahlia Murder, Homewrecker, The Convalescence, The Drip

MAY 24 at El Corazon:  Midnight, BAT, Wormwitch, Substratum, Manson’s Girls

MAY 25 at Columbia City Theater: Necrosomnium, Empyrean, Dilapidation, Draconian Summoning

MAY 26 at Highline:  Anvil, Shadowside, Sunlord, Skeletor

MAY 26 at Funhouse: Sixes, Stahv, Rat King

MAY 28 at Neumos: Power Trip, Sheer Mag, Fury, Red Death

MAY 31 – JUN 2:  NORTHWEST TERROR FEST (Neumos, Barboza, Highline) — DETAILS HERE

JUN 2 at El Corazon: Insomnium, Oceans of Slumber, Anthrocene, Aphelion

JUN 5 at Showbox:  Sleep, Bell Witch

JUN 5 at Studio Seven: Black Tongue, Traitors, Dismembering Mary, Monsters Among Gods

JUN 6 at Studio Seven: Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale of Pnath, Primordial Atrocity

JUN 6 at Highline: Behold… the Arctopus, Xoth, Spacebag

JUN 7 at Highline: The Skull, Earthride, Hyborian

JUN 9 at Highline: Calcemia, Disembowel, Skulls, Cerebral Rot, Cavurn

JUN 10 at El Corazon: Hammerfall, Flotsam and Jetsam, Skelator, Convergence

JUN 11 at Funhouse: Vintersea, The Devils of Loudun, The Anima Effect

JUN 14 at Highline: Needs, Glose, Cages

JUN 15 at Funhouse: Filth, Insvrgence, Loser, Scourged, Imposter of Humanity

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 18 at Black Lodge: Void Omnia, Isenordal, Addaura

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

JUN 21 at Highline: Gloam, Drawn an 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

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

JUN 30 at Studio Seven: Uada, Wolvhammer, The Black Moriah, DTI

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 15 at Studio Seven: Havok, Extinction A.D.

JUL 19 at Neumos:  Melvins

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

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

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

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

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

SEP 1 at Studio Seven:  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

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

DEC 5 at Moda Center (Portland):  Metallica


  333 Responses to “NW METAL CALENDAR”

  1. Devastation on the Nation tour featuring
    Venom Prison
    Vale of Pnath
    at Studio Seven in Seattle on June 6th.
    I’m jealous as they’re doing Chicago and KC but skipping STL. 4 bands that I own albums from, bummer.

  2. There are a few shows coming up

    June 16th @ The Valley Tacoma,Wa $7 9pm start with: The Accused A.D./Toe Tag, Effluvia & Dilapidation.

    September 8th @ Le Voyeur Olympia, Wa $5 6pm-10pm, All Ages with: Effluvia, Oxygen Destroyer, Disease, & Maybe Al Gore making their debut.

  3. April 13th Black Lodge: Profane Order, Hissing, Putrid Temple

  4. A couple of shows at El Corazon:

    May 4: Morbid Angel, Origin, Dreaming Dead, Hatestorm, Annihilation

    May 22: Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch, Dust Bolt

  5. May 13th Funhouse: Madrost, Silent Scream

  6. June 30th High line: Spectral Voice, Superstition, Mortiferium, Cerebral Rot

  7. May 1st: Funhouse Savage Master, Bewitcher, Subtratum

  8. Where are the metal people in seattle

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