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


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

JUL 18 at Club Sur:  Aggression

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:  Exmortus, The Absence

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

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

JUL 27 at Funhouse: Year of the Cobra, Witch Ripper, Hex Rays

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

JUL 29 at Funhouse: Worshipper, Old Man Wizard, Holy Grove

AUG 1 at El Corazon: Traitors, Signs of the Swarm, Distinguisher, Dismembering Mary, 2KLIX, Vultures Above Us

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

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

AUG 4 at The Kraken: FCON, Anti Vision, Rat King, A Flourishing Scourge

AUG 4 at Eagles Lodge 2485 (Kennewick): Cave Bastard

AUG 7 at Highline: Novareign, Weaponlord, Railgun

AUG 7 at Showbox SoDo: Summer Slaughter Tour (Between the Buried and Me, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Erra, The Agony Scene

AUG 9 at Club Sur Rocks: Pathology, Within Destruction, Parasitic Ejaculation

AUG 9 at Highline: Mortuous, Torture Rack, Crurifragium, Cerebral Rot

AUG 9 at LoFi: Amarok, Usnea, Isenordal

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

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

AUG 10 at The Airport Tavern (Tacoma): Aethereus, Theories, Blood And Thunder, Xoth

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

AUG 14 at Funhouse:  Plague Bearer, Draghkar, Tyrants From Hell, Dilapidation

AUG 15 at Club Sur Rocks: CKY, Slaves, Royal Thunder, Awaken I Am, Darkness Stole the Sky

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

AUG 17 at Highline: Six Organs of Admittance, Wino, Xasthur

AUG 20 at El Corazon: Powerglove, Xoth, Anthrocene

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

AUG 22 at Highline: Bewitcher, Substratum

SEP 1 at El Corazon:  Killing Joke, Pig

SEP 6 at Funhouse: Sorxe, Serial hawk, Witch Ripper

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

SEP 15 at El Corazon: Obscura, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi, Exist

SEP 17 at El Corazon: Alestorm, Gloryhammer

SEP 19 at Highline: Woe, Wvrm,

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

SEP 25 at Showbox: Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles

SEP 26 at Showbox: Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles (second show)

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

SEP 28 at El Corazon:  Tribulation, Pallbearer

OCT 2 at El Corazon:  Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper, Genocide Pact

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

OCT 9 at Neumos: Zeal and Ardor

OCT 9 at Club Sur: Carach Angren, Mors Principium Est, Wolfheart

OCT 9 at El Corazon: Satan

OCT 10 at El Corazon: Monster Magnet, Electric Citizen, Dark Sky Choir

OCT 15 at Neumos: Paradise Lost, Sólstafir, The Atlas Moth

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

OCT 15 at Showbox SoDo: Gwar, Hatebreed, Miss May I, Ringworm, American Sharks

OCT 18 at Highline: Pestilence. Witch Vomit, Fetid, Oxygen Destroyer

OCT 21 at Neumos: Windhand, Satan’s Satyrs

OCT 29 at Showbox SoDo: Trivium, Avatar

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

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

DEC 5 at Moda Center (Portland):  Metallica


  343 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

  9. September 26 – Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris. Club Sur Rocks, Seattle

  10. September 26 – Wintersun, Ne Obliviscaris. Club Sur Rocks, Seattle

  11. Dying Fetus is playing at El Corazon in October

  12. Aug 9th Highline: Mortous, Torture Rack, Crurifragium, Cerebral Rot.

  13. Oct 9th El Corazon: Satan

  14. Oct 18th High line: Pestilence. Witch Vomit, Fetid, Oxygen Destroyer

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