Upcoming Concerts

If your band is playing a show or you know of a show that isn’t listed here, email me the details including who is playing, what venue it is at, how much it costs and a promo flyer image to DCHeavyMetal@Gmail.com and I’ll list it here. If you’re playing a DIY show and can’t be bothered to make a flyer up real quick, don’t be surprised if I can’t be bothered to list the show.

July 2014

Incantation at Empire

Date:
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Incantation
Macabre

Local Openers:
Mensrea

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
This show has been postponed

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
This show has been postponed

Comments:
This show has been postponed

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Incantation

Power Trip at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Power Trip
Mammoth Grinder
Fell To Low

Local Openers:
Occultist
Ilsa
Genocide Pact

Venue:
Metro Gallery (website)
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Cost:
$12 ($14.68 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Just look at that flyer for this show for a minute and soak that all in. Back? Good. Now I know what you’re wondering, “Why isn’t Cemetery Piss on this bill?” and all I can tell you is I didn’t make the art OR have anything to do with booking the show. Regardless, this is a hell of a line up. Power Trip is crossover thrash from Texas that will fuck you up! Mammoth Grinder is a sludgy grind band from Austin and Occultist is a female fronted death/thrash band from Richmond. Ilsa plays some ultra heavy death/doom and Genocide Pact is a sick death/grind band from DC. That’s a hell of a line up for just $12 so don’t sleep on this show! Plus I mean c’mon, if that flyer doesn’t convince you to go I don’t know what will!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#PowerTripMD

Blackguard at Empire

Date:
Friday, July 25th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Power Trip
Mammoth Grinder

Local Openers:
Coke Bust
Zoom
Collusion

Venue:
Union Arts (website)
411 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Don’t want to head up to Baltimore to see Power Trip and Mammoth Grinder on a Thursday night? Then come to Union Arts and see them play in DC on the following Friday night! The locals are all hardcore bands but despite the lack of metal openers it should still be a sick show.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#PowerTripDC

Grimscape '14 at the Sidebar

Date:
Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Pact

Local Openers:
Helgardh
Dispellment
Inverted Trifixion
Antikosmos

Venue:
Sidebar (website)
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$12 ($14.50 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Pact is coming down from Pennsylvania to headline this sick line up of black metal at the Sidebar.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Empyreus

Sin Pudor at Pyramid Atlantic

Date:
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Sin Pudor
Zafakon

Local Openers:
Bueno Crusher
I Against Eye

Venue:
Pyramid Atlantic (website)
8230 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Sin Pudor is a punk band from Colombia but the real reason this show is listed is because the Puerto Rican death/thrash metal band Zafakon is playing. In addition there’s two local bands opening, one punk and one metal. Come out to this alcohol free, all ages space and get a rare chance to see Zafakon live! Be sure to check out Zafakon in their music video for their song Fall below.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Zafakon

For Whom The Dinner Bell Tolls

Date:
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Event Name:
For Whom The Dinner Bell Tolls

Venue:
Fire Works Pizza (website)
2350 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)

Cost:
$75 (includes drinks)

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this dinner is here
The menu for the evening is here

Comments:
DC Brau & Port City will be busting out some serious beers to be specially paired with food by Chef Frank. Jen “The Angel of Doom” Jackson of DC Brau & Will Cook of Port City (brewer and host of Port City’s Heavy Metal Nights) will be our guests and the evening’s soundtrack will be a specially selected metal play list. Check out the menu here

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#FWTDBT

Exar Kun at the Velvet Lounge

Date:
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Jerkagram

Locals:
Exar Kun
Two Inch Astronaught
Anchor 3

Venue:
Velvet Lounge (website)
915 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7:30pm    18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
New York’s Jerkagram is in the middle of a long tour and there’s some interesting locals on this one too. It’s just $8 at the door so no excuses, come out to this!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#ExarKun

Cyaegha at Sidebar

Date:
Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Bands:
Cyaegha
Cremains
Pestuary
Ashes Of Rebirth
Xstrophy

Venue:
Sidebar (website)
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door
$8 ($10.50 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Cyaegha is a brutal H.P. Lovecraft inspired death metal band fans of old school Cryptopsy and Suffocation are going to love. Cremains is a wild thrash band from Richmond and they should be pretty damn fun too. Pestuary is a death metal band from the VA Beach area. This is a killer DIY line up of death metal.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Cyaegha

August 2014

Boris at the 9:30 Club

Date:
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Bands:
Boris
The Atlas Moth
SubRosa

Venue:
9:30 Club (website)
815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$18 ($26.75 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The 9:30 Club’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Japanese experimental noise/whatever band Boris are coming to the 9:30 Club and while it’s debatable whether they’re metal or not, they’re playing with The Atlas Moth which is definitely a metal band (and a kick ass one at that). If that wasn’t enough the opening set will be by the excellent SubRosa, a sludge/doom band from Salt Lake City. That’s a pretty great line up and on a Saturday night no less.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Boris

Blackfinger at the Sidebar

Date:
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Bands:
Blackfinger
Beelzefuzz
Kings Destroy
Iron Man
Black Lung

Venue:
Sidebar (website)
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$12 ($14 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Blackfinger is the new band of former Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner. There’s a pretty sweet local line up for support so come out to this show and get your fill of fuzzy riffage.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Blackfinger

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Date:
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Tour Name:
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (website)

Main Stage:
Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Asking Alexandria
Trivium

Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage:
Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Miss May I
Mushroomhead
Texas Hippie Coalition
King 810

The Sumerian Records/Headbang For The Highway Stage:
Body Count featuring Ice-T
Upon A Burning Body
Veil Of Maya
Darkest Hour

The Victory Records Stage:
Emmure
Ill Niño
Wretched
Islander
Erimha

Venue:
Jiffy Lube Live (website)
7800 Cellar Door Dr, Bristow, VA 20136-1148 (map)

Cost:
$69.50 ($85 after fees) for GA pit tickets
$55.50 ($69.50 after fees) for 100, 200 and some 300 section seats
$24.50 ($31.50 after fees) for further 300 section seats
$20 ($25 after fees) for GA lawn tickets
All ticket options are available from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
1pm          All Ages

Notes:
There will be 4 stages this year

Comments:
This year’s Mayhem Fest is rather tame, especially the bigger name bands on it. I think this will be the first Suicide Silence show since vocalist Mitch Lucker killed himself by drunk driving a motorcycle into a telephone pole on Halloween of 2012. The band’s new vocalist is Eddie Hermida of All Shall Perish. Also, rapper Ice-T has brought back his old thrash metal band, Body Count, and they’ll be on this tour. Don’t sleep on Wretched either, those guys play early but they’re sick.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#MayhemFest

Summer Slaughter at Empire

Date:
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Tour Name:
The Summer Slaughter Tour (website)

Touring Bands:
Dying Fetus
The Faceless
Thy Art Is Murder
Goatwhore
Origin
Decrepit Birth
Within The Ruins
Fallujah
Boreworm

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$30 ($35.79 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
3pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
The Summer Slaughter Tour is back to being brutal again this year. Some of the best death metal bands in the world are touring together on this crazy bill that is sure to keep the pits moving all day. Note that Morbid Angel is NOT playing this date of the tour. Also, the band Boreworm has been added to the entire tour, despite not appearing on the flyer above, because they won some battle of the bands contest. The doors open early for this one, 3pm, and there will be food specials for those who arrive early.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#SummerSlaughter

Ketzer at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Ketzer

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Metro Gallery (website)
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Cost:
$10 ($12.62 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Ketzer is a black/thrash band all the way from Germany making a rare appearance in our area. You won’t want to miss this chance to see them play live!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Ketzer

The Day Of The Beast at the Sidebar

Date:
Friday, August 15th, 2014

Touring Bands:
The Day Of The Beast
Skyless

Local Openers:
Immaculate Deception
Myopic

Venue:
Sidebar (website)
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$8 over 21
$10 under 21

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
A couple of death metal bands from the Virginia Beach area are coming to lay waste to the Sidebar on this Friday night. The Day Of The Beast has their own hot sauce and you know any death metal band with a hot sauce doesn’t fuck around! There’s some brutal locals on the bill as well so get there early.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#TheDayOfTheBeast

Nekrogoblikon at Empire

Date:
Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Nekrogoblikon
Swashbuckle
Rainbowdragoneyes

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$15 ($18.54 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This is a hell of a ridiculous line up on this tour. Nekrogoblikon brings their fun show to Empire with pirate metal band Swashbuckle and the most kvlt band of all, Rainbowdragoneyes. If you’re not heading down to the GwarBQ and you want something fun to do then check out this show.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Nekrogoblikon

Gwar-B-Q at Hadad's Lake

Date:
Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Event Name:
Gwar-B-Q (website)

Bands:
Body Count
Hatebreed
The Meatmen
Revocation
Iron Reagan
Goatwhore
Noisem
Kepone
Loincloth
Occultist
Fuckface Unstoppable
Eat The Turnbuckle

Venue:
Hadad’s Lake (website)
7900 Osborne Tnpk, Richmond, VA 23231 (map)

Cost:
$??

Doors:       Ages:
10am        All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 10am, first band at 11am

Comments:
Since the passing of Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urugus the notorious frontman of Gwar, the Gwar-B-Q promoters have stated that the show will go on. The line up has been announced and you can check out the bands above. Apparently there will be a new Gwar beer this year called the Killsner. In addition, a free, open to the public memorial in Brockie’s honor will be held at the same location one day before Gwar-B-Q, from 4pm to 7pm.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#GwarBQ

Earthless at the Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Earthless
The Shrine

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Rock & Roll Hotel (website)
1353 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002 (map)

Cost:
$14 ($18.54 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
The Rock & Roll Hotel’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Earthless is an instrumental band from San Diego that has some super fuzzy, and catchy, jams. Don’t know who they are? Then check out this 15 minute song (here) that goes so many places you’ll think you’re riding around the the back of a VW bus with shag carpet.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Earthless

Windhand at the Black Cat

Date:
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Windhand

Local Openers:
D.O.C.
Citadel

Venue:
Black Cat (website)
1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (map)

Cost:
$12 ($15 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
This show is on the downstairs back stage
Black Cat’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Windhand is a killer female fronted doom metal band from Richmond and they’re headlining this show at the Black Cat which is sure to be awesome! Seriously, I love these guys, check them out if you haven’t yet. Local support comes from grind/powerviolence band D.O.C. and Citadel, a side project of a few members of Ilsa.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Windhand

September 2014

Overkill at Empire

Date:
Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Overkill

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$30 at the door
$25 ($30.50 after fees) from Amped & Alive
$25 ($30.50 after fees) from Amped & Alive

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Old school thrashers Overkill are coming back to Empire!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Overkill

Skeletonwitch at Empire

Date:
Friday, September 12th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Skeletonwitch
Ghoul
Black Anvil

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$15 ($18.54 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
If you didn’t get enough thrash metal the night before with Overkill then spend your Friday night at Empire with Ohio’s thrash masters Skeletonwitch. Also on the tour is splatterthrash band Ghoul which reminds me of some sort of blood soaked cross between Gwar and Carcass. New York’s Black Anvil will be bringing their blackened thrash to town as well. If you like thrash metal then this show is mandatory!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Skeletonwitch

Deceased at Empire

Date:
Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Event Name:
A Night Of Speed Death And Thrash

Bands:
Deceased
Blood Feast
Crucifier

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$15 ($18.54 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Deceased returns to Empire and this time they’ve got the awesome thrash band Blood Feast from New Jersey playing with them. And if that wasn’t awesome enough, Crucifier from Pennsylvania is going to get things started. That’s a hell of a line up!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Deceased

Sonata Arctica at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Sonata Arctica
Delain
Xandria

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Baltimore SoundStage (website)
124 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$33 day of show at the door
$27.50 ($34.76 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, first band at 7pm
The Baltimore SoundStage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Sonata Arctica is a power metal band from Finland and they’ll be coming to Baltimore with two female fronted bands, Delain and Xandria for our area’s stop on their 2014 US tour.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#SonataArctica

Crowbar at the Ottobar

Date:
Monday, September 15th, 2014

Tour Name:
Symmetry In Black North American Tour 2014

Touring Bands:
Crowbar
Revocation
Havok
Fit For An Autopsy
Armed For Apocalypse

Local Openers:
Passage Between

Venue:
Ottobar (website)
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21218 (map)

Cost:
$20 ($24.97 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, first band at 6:30pm

Comments:
Crowbar is touring to support their new album and this is their only stop in our area. Although they’re sludge they have Revocation, the catchy death/thrash band and Havok, a tech thrash band, as support on this tour. There’s also Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse and which play a bit more ‘core style of metal.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Crowbar

Full Of Hell at the Sidebar

Date:
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Bands:
Full Of Hell
Noisem
Triac

Venue:
Sidebar (website)
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Get ready to tear shit up when Full Of Hell and Noisem wind up their tour together at the Sidebar. Triac will be opening too so get there early to get your mosh on from the start.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#FullOfHell

Eluveitie at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Friday, September 19th, 2014

Tour Name:
Origins World Tour Part 1: North America 2014

Touring Bands:
Eluveitie
Týr
Metsatöll

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Baltimore SoundStage (website)
124 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$20 day of show
$17.80 ($25.54 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, bands start at 8pm
Baltimore SoundStage’s event page for this concert is here
This is the first show of the tour

Comments:
If you’re into folk metal then you don’t want to miss Eluveitie as they kick off their world tour in Baltimore on this Friday night in September. But wait, there’s more! Týr will be performing as well and of course there’s Metsatöll too, a band with instruments I don’t even know the name of. This will be the best folk metal tour in our area since Paganfest came to town.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Eluveitie

Deafheaven at the Ottobar

Date:
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Touring Bands:
Deafheaven
No Joy

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Ottobar (website)
2549 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21218 (map)

Cost:
$13 ($17.43 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm

Comments:
Will San Francisco’s trendy atmospheric black metal band Deafheaven ever stop touring? Not before they come to the Ottobar in September. Also on this tour is No Joy, a band from Montreal that calls themselves “doomgazer/pop,” whatever that means.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Deafheaven

October 2014

Prong at Empire

Date:
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Touring Bands:
Prong

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$20 at the door
$17 ($21.63 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
New York City’s prong has been around since the mid 80s and they’re not slowing down now. This show is still a ways off but I’ll have more info on it, like who else is playing, as soon as that info is available.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Prong

Within Temptation at Rams Head Live

Date:
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Tour Name:
Hydra

Touring Bands:
Within Temptation
Amaranthe

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Rams Head Live (website)
20 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$30 ($38.50 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Rams Head Live’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This one is still a while off, but it looks like the Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation will be coming to Baltimore in October with Amaranthe. I’ll post more details when I know them!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#WithinTemptation

Suffocation at Empire

Date:
Friday, October 10th, 2014

Tour Name:
Carnival Of Death Tour 2014

Touring Bands:
Suffocation
Kataklysm
Jungle Rot
Pyrexia
Internal Bleeding

Local Openers:
Gloom
March To Victory

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$20 ($24.72 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Suffocation returns bringing brutal death metal and crazy mosh pits to Empire this October! Kataklysm brings their northern hyperblast along too and on top of it all we’ll get some brutal death metal from the likes of Jungle Rot, Pyrexia (old school NYDM) and Internal Bleeding. Death metal fans can’t miss this show!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Suffocation

King Diamond at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Monday, October 13th, 2014

Tour Name:
2014 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
King Diamond

Venue:
Fillmore Silver Spring (website)
8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (map)

Cost:
$35 ($43 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Fillmore Silver Spring’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
King Diamond, famed vocalist of Mercyful Fate, is finally bringing his solo band back to the US! First time in about 11 years I believe. I’ll have more info about this show as it becomes available.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#KingDiamond

Arch Enemy at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Tour Name:
War Eternal American Tour 2014

Touring Bands:
Arch Enemy
Kreator
Huntress
Starkill

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Baltimore SoundStage (website)
124 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$30.25 day of show
$25.50 ($33.70 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm
Baltimore SoundStage’s event page for this concert is here
This is the first show of the tour

Comments:
Arch Enemy has gotten a bit of attention this year with the replacement of long time vocalist Angela Gossow with Alissa White-Gluz, formerly of The Agonist. There’s been a lot of interest in the band because of this but we’ll be the first in the US to see if she can fill Angela’s shoes in a live setting when Arch Enemy kicks off their US tour with this show in Baltimore. To make things even better we’ll also be treated with a set by Kreator, one of the big three of German thrash bands from the 80s.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#ArchEnemy

Judas Priest at Pier Six Pavilion

Date:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

Bands:
Judas Priest
Steel Panther

Venue:
Pier Six Pavilion (website)
731 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$75 ($86.50 after fees) Gold Circle & Lower Pavilion
$65 ($76.50 after fees) Middle & Upper Pavilion
$45 ($54.50 after fees) Lawn
All tickets available from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Pier Six Pavilion’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Judas Priest returns to the US and this will be their stop in our area. Pier Six is an outdoor seated venue (with a GA lawn area too) that is right on the water of the inner harbor. And to make sure nobody cares about up and coming metal bands these days, they’ve added the joke band Steel Panther to the tour because fuck finding a band that actually deserves this gig. Probably the worst opener since Andrew WK did a DJ set as the only opener for Black Sabbath last summer.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#JudasPriest

Pallbearer at the Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Pallbearer
Tombs
Vattnet Viskar

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Metro Gallery (website)
1700 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Cost:
$12 ($14.68 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This is one hell of a line up! Arkansas doom metal masters Pallbearer headline a sick tour with NYC based Tombs and Connecticut’s finest black meta band Vattnet Viskar. This show is a no brainer, quit your job if you have to!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Pallbearer

Samhain at the Howard Theater

Date:
Friday, October 31st, 2014

Touring Bands:
Samhain
Goatwhore
Midnight

Venue:
Howard Theatre (website)
620 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$37.50 day of show
$32.50 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Master
Tickets go on sale Friday 7/18 at 12pm

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Howard Theatre’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Can’t think of a better way to spend Halloween, aka All Hallow’s Eve, aka Samhain, than with Glenn Danzig and his old band Samhain at the Howard Theatre! This show should be a hell of a lot of fun but even better we’ll also get sets by NOLA’s Goatwhore and a personal favorite of mine, the blackened speed metal band Midnight!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Samhain

November 2014

Onslaught at Empire

Date:
Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Tour Name:
Thrash Invasion 2014

Touring Bands:
Onslaught
Artillery
Striker

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$15 ($18.54 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
The old school UK based thrash band Onslaught will be bringing the sound of violence to Empire this November. Also on this tour is Denmark based thrashers Artillery who will be making their first area appearance since performing at Maryland Deathfest in 2012. If that wasn’t enough we’re also going to get a set by the newer band Striker, a band from Edmonton, Canada that plays some catchy power metal.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Onslaught

Mastodon at Rams Head Live

Date:
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Bands:
Mastodon
Gojira
Kvelertak

Venue:
Rams Head Live (website)
20 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$30 ($38.50 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6:30, first band at 7:30
Rams Head Live’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Mastodon comes back around to the US with Gojira and Kvelertak again. This tour came to the 9:30 Club back in May but this time they’re hitting RHL in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Mastodon

January 2015

Dark Tranquillity at Empire

Date:
Monday, January 5th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Dark Tranquillity

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Empire (website)
6355 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22152 (map)

Cost:
$20 ($24.72 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Empire’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
It’s not everyday one of the classic Gothenburg melodic death metal bands comes to town so don’t miss this show! I can’t think of a better way to ring in 2015 than with a kick ass metal show on the first Monday of the year.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#DarkTranquillity

May 2015

Maryland Deathfest

Date:
Thursday, May 21st
thru
Sunday, May 24th

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XIII (website)

Band Name (Location/Genre):
Aeternus (Norway/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Arcturus (Norway/Black Prog) exclusive appearance
Aura Noir (Norway/Black Thrash) exclusive appearance
Bulldozer (Italy/Thrash) exclusive appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany/Black Metal)
Demoncy (Seattle/Black Metal)
Dragged Into Sunlight (UK/Black Metal)
D.R.I. (San Francisco/Crossover Thrash)
Einherjer (Norway/Viking Metal) exclusive appearance
Funebrarum (New Jersey/Death Metal)
Goatsnake (Los Angeles/Stoner Doom)
Impetuous Ritual (Australia/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Lock Up (UK/Death Grind) exclusive appearance
Lycanthrophy (Czech Republic/Grind)
Master (Czech Republic/Death Metal)
Melt-Banana (Japan/Noise Rock)
Metal Church (San Francisco/Power Thrash)
Noisear (Southwest US/Grind)
Neurosis (Oakland/Experimental Metal)
Portal (Australia/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Serpentine Path (New York/Death Doom)
Skepticism (Finland/Funeral Doom) exclusive appearance
Splatterhouse (Portland/Death Grind)
Suffering Mind (Poland/Grind)
Triptykon (Switzerland/Death Doom) exclusive appearance
Tsjuder (Norway/Black Metal) exclusive appearance
Twilight Of The Gods (International/Classic Metal) exclusive appearance
Ufomammut (Italy/Stoner Doom)
Vallenfyre (UK/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Vulcano (Brazil/Death Thrash) exclusive appearance
Winter (New York/Doom)
Wolfbrigade (Sweden/D-Beat Punk) exclusive appearance

Venues:
Same as in 2014, Edison Lot, Rams Head Live and the Baltimore SoundStage.

Cost:
$225 for early bird 4 day all venue pass
Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 19th at 3pm EST here

Notes:
The first round of bands was announced on 7/15 here.

Comments:
Interesting to see that three bands that had to cancel in previous years are returning, Ufomammut, Aeternus and Triptykon.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#MDFXIII

30 Comments

  1. you guys are cool

  2. Thanks for having this site!!

  3. Awesome site for concert info guys!!! thanks!!!

  4. thanks!

  5. This is great site. Keep it up!!

  6. Sick site, keep it up!

  7. Thank you!! Finally a site to combine all metal shows.

  8. Good list. Keep it up!

  9. As always, nice info, Chris.

  10. thanks for putting these together! very useful info dc needs.

  11. Yes, very awesome! Thank you!

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  13. Metal Chris, you could not be more awesome. Thank you so much for keeping this list going! If I ever run into you at one of these gigs, the beers are on me, dude.

  14. very cool site.thanks for the listings. i think krass judgement are playing on the exumed/goatwhore show

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  16. Had lots of fun at the Ghost show, It was fucking beautiful. Once again thanx for the site, new to area and pleased with this healthy metal sceene. DC knows how to tear shit up… See ya’ll at the Testament show!

  17. thanks for the info,forever metal.greetings to all metal bassists from THUNDERCHILD…………..

  18. kep it comin man thanks.

  19. This site is really cool for letting people updated for their favorite metal band concerts and tours….

  20. M/A was the band that got me into the genre many years ago.I’ve never seen them live and I pretty much adore you for making my day with the news that they are touring to a place I can see them….. in only a few months. I thank you big big. :-)

  21. Great job on your new review at mayhem. I enjoy reading your reviews and strongly agree with your point of view you put out there. Stay brutal man..
    Hammer fist!

  22. By any chance did you whats the latest the buses run in Springfield, VA? I wil be livig in Washingon DC, but I would not have a problem going there, only getting back home.

    Thanks

  23. [...] Upcoming Concerts « DC Heavy MetalIf your band is playing a show or you know of a show that isn’t listed here, email me the details including who is playing, what venue it is at, how much it costs … [...]

  24. Love the updates. I know DORO and SISTER SIN are coming to Empire (http://www.empire-nova.com/eventdetails.aspx?eventId=294 ) and Baltimore Soundstage next year.

  25. this site is really cool! Thanks for keeping us up to date with shows!

  26. Love this site. A real goldmine. Thanks for the time and effort keeping it up to date.
    Would miss out and never hear about many of these local shows happening without it.

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  28. Thanks so much for doing this!!!! I check it at least once a week XD


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