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


DEC 14 at The Kraken: Skelator, Weaponlord, Drägorhast

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

DEC 29 at Highline: Bloodsoaked, Blackqueen, Greyhawk

DEC 31 at Showbox Market: Thunderpussy, Red Fang, The Black Tones

JAN 12 at Substation: Fórn, Worm Ouroboros, Isenordal, Cavurn

JAN 17 at El Corazon: Ensiferum, Septicflesh

JAN 28 at Highline: Ruby the Hatchet

FEB 1 at Neumos: Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, Weedeater, Mothership

FEB 8 at Substation: Wormwitch, Witch Ripper, Summoned By Giants, Bakushin

FEB 26 at Showbox Market: DECIBEL TOUR (Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot)

MAR 1 at Substation: Usnea, Heiress (more TBA)

MAR 18 at Showbox: Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Graveyard

MAR 19 at Showbox:  Baroness, Deafheaven, Zeal and Ardor

APR 13 at El Corazon: Hypocrisy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aenimus, Orator, Whythre

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

OCT 6 at El Corazon: Delain, Amorphis, Anneke Van Giersbergen


  354 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

  15. Wiegedood at the Highline September 21st!

  16. According to the facebook page for Korpiklaani, they’re playing with Arkona on November 13 at El Corazon, not October.

  17. Geoff Tate’s operation mindcrime is playing the neptune Aug 29th. Looks like they are playing Operation Mindcrime in it’s entirety and a couple of other queensryche classics.

  18. Would you consider any shows coming up “Don’t miss it”? I like metal but there’s so many bands I’m not familiar with!

  19. any Slayer fans in the Seattle/Everett area?

  20. Mournful congregation/mortuary drape/satan have stolen the year for me as best shows, but I feel a lack of good death/black metal in fall/December, which feels like an awful shame for these gloomy seasons.

    • It would be an awful shame — which reminds me that I need to update this calendar. Maybe something else new has appeared on the horizon that’s in keeping with the gloomy season.

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