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.

August 2015

Brutality at the Brewery 2

Date:
Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Event Name:
Brutality At The Brewery 2

Venue:
Fair Winds Brewery (website)
7000 Newington Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 (map)

Cost:
FREE

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page Brutality At The Brewery is here
NO BANDS ARE PLAYING LIVE
The Yesterday’s Saints beer, Seas Of Annihilation, will be on tap
A food truck will be on premises

Comments:
This second installment of Brutality At The Brewery is going to be even better than the first! After upgrading the sound system all systems are go for another metal party at Fair Winds Brewing! I’ll be co-hosting the even with Brewer Will again. I’ll be giving away prizes like tickets to upcoming concerts, and local metal band Yesterday’s Saints will have their new beer, a delicious black kolsh, available on draft! And as usual we’ll be playing metal all night long including requests that you can send it to Will (@BrewMetalWill on Twitter or post in the FB event page here) Located right off of 95 where it intersects with the Fairfax County Parkway, the Fair Winds brewery is easy to get to and despite being technically in Lorton it is right on the border with Springfield. So come out and hang out with other area metal heads, have a few beers and win some prizes!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#BatB2

Iris Divine at Club Orpheus

Date:
Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Tour Name:
Summer Tour

Bands:
Iris Divine
MindMaze
Dogs & Day Drinkers
Spellborne

Venue:
Club Orpheus (website)
1003 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Cost:
$12 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
9pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Local prog band Iris Divine is going on a mini tour with Pennsylvania based prog band MindMaze. For the Baltimore date of this mini tour they’ve added the locals Dogs & Day Drinkers, a power/folk/punk band from Maryland and Northern Virginia based goth band Spellborne.

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

Faith No More at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Date:
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Bands:
Faith No More
Refused

Venue:
Merriweather Post Pavilion (website)
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044 (map)

Cost:
$55 ($66 after fees) for Pavilion seats or GA Floor (aka pit tickets)
$40 ($51 after fees) for lawn seats
All tickets available from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6:30, show starts at 8pm
Merriweather Post Pavilion’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Mike Patton fronted Faith No More put out their first album since 1997 back in May and this will be the area’s only chance to catch the band play some of those songs, as well as older classics, this summer. The openers on this short East Coast tour is the Swedish punk band Refused.

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

Locusta at the Pinch

Date:
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Tour Name:
Primordial Death Summer Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Tombstalker
Locusta
Faithxtractor
Annex
Horrendous

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
The Pinch (website)
3548 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010 (map)

Cost:
$?? at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Lots of changes to this bill, with Tombstalker dropping. That’s ok though because we’ve still got the awesome Locusta on this bill as well as another Ohio based death metal band, Faithxtractor! And do not miss Horrendous, they put out one of the best death metal albums of 2014. Annex is a bit odd on this bill, they’re a post punk band from Texas.

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

Dying Fetus at the Pinch

Date:
Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Dying Fetus
Strong Intention
Krass Judgement
Suffer No Guilt
March To Victory
Vermörd

Venue:
The Pinch (website)
3548 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010 (map)

Cost:
$20 (no fees) from Extremity Retained
$20 ($22.61 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, first band at 6:30pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Dying Fetus is coming to the Pinch! It isn’t every day you get to see a band as big as Dying Fetus play a venue as small as the Pinch! Don’t be surprised if this show sells out, I suggest buying tickets in advance if you want to make sure you can get in.

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

Foreseen at Charm City Art Space

Date:
Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Foreseen
Homewrecker

Local Bands:
Noisem
Red Death
Unsacred
Enemy Insects
Radical Discharge

Venue:
Charm City Art Space (website)
1731 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
12pm        All Ages

Notes:
Matinee show, doors at noon, first band at 1pm!
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
If you’re looking for a relaxing, lazy Sunday afternoon then you’ve come to the wrong fucking place! Foreseen came all the way from Finland to kick your head in with their brutal crossover thrash! There’s an all star line up for this early matinee show including Homewrecker from Ohio and local favorites Noisem. So don’t be a lazy fuck and go mosh until you can’t stand at this awesome show!

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

Slipknot at Jiffy Lube Live

Date:
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Tour Name:
Summer’s Last Stand Tour

Bands:
Slipknot
Lamb Of God
Bullet For My Valentine
Motionless In White

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

Cost:
All tickets available from Live Nation

$70 ($85.70 after fees) GA Pit
$60 ($75.40 after fees) 100 section and 200 section center
$50 ($64.00 after fees) 200 section side and 300 section center
$40 ($53.50 after fees) 300 section side
$30 ($40.50 after fees) GA Lawn
$400 meet & greet
$250 early entry for Slipknot (people actually pay for this?)

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Slipknot is coming back to Jiffy Lube Live this August with Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White. And that’s about all I’m gonna say about that.

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

Gravehill at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Gravehill
Ghoulgotha
Horrendous

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Schizophrenia Hall (website)
5607 Sargent Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (map)

Cost:
$12 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Pretty solid line up of death metal bands on this one. Headliners Gravehill are from Southern California, as is Ghoulghotha. Horrendous comes from Philly and put out a really sick album last year.

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

Insomnium at Empire

Date:
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Tour Name:
Shadows Over North America Tour

Touring Bands:
Insomnium
Omnium Gatherum

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Empire is closed on May 5th so this show has been moved to the Canal Club in Richmond.

Cost:
$18 ($22 after fees) from The Vault
$55 ($61.99 after fees) VIP ticket from The Vault which includes:

  • Poster
  • Early Entry
  • Meet & Greet

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

Comments:
This tour certainly gets the tongue twister award for their line up, personally I think they should have named the tour Insomnium Gatherum. Names aside, it does make sense for two of Finland’s most depressive melodic death metal bands to tour together. Especially since they share guitarist Markus Hirvonen, who, I am going to assume, will be pulling double duty this tour.

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

Thrash Or Die at the Pinch

Date:
Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Thrash Or Die

Local Bands:
Grethor
Helgamite
Frostclad

Venue:
The Pinch (website)
3548 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010 (map)

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
8pm doors, show starts at 9pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Thrash Or Die is a Miami based band that, as you might expect, plays thrash metal. Why they have an old school style they are a fairly new band, their sole album, Poser Holocaust was released in 2011. They’re playing with some great bands for this show too, including the blackened death metal madness that is Grethor, as well as Virginia based stoner/doom band Helgamite. Locals Frostclad play black metal and are opening the show. So if you’re not going to Summer Slaughter be sure to check out this great underground show instead!

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

Summer Slaughter at Rams Head Live

Promo Video:

Date:
Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Tour Name:
The Summer Slaughter Tour (website)

Bands:
Arch Enemy
Born Of Osiris
Veil Of Maya
The Acacia Strain
Obscura
After The Burial
Cattle Decapitation
Beyond Creation

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

Cost:
$35 day of show
$29.50 ($32.45 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
2pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 2pm, show starts at 3pm
Rams Head Live’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
The annual Summer Slaughter tour seems to have problems putting together a bill it calls the “most extreme tour of the year” some years, and unfortunately this appears to be one of those down years. While melodic death metal band Arch Enemy is probably an ok headliner, all the ‘core bands filling up this line up have really turned off a lot of death metal fans to the tour. A couple of years ago they had bands like Periphery and Animals As Leaders on the bill, which caused a similar backlash. Last year they appeared to fix this with fans by getting big name death metal bands like Morbid Angel and Dying Fetus to headline the tour, though it seems like old habits die hard. There are some really good death metal bands on this bill, but Obscura, Cattle Decapitation and Beyond Creation (great up and coming band) are all playing so early that if you can even get there in time to see them (hope you have the day off work!) they will probably only be playing 20 – 30 minute sets. Oh well, maybe next year’s line up will be better. UPDATE: After The Burial dropped off the bill after their guitarist Justin Lowe was found dead. Obscura has also dropped off the bill due to complications with obtaining their visas.

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

Unearthly Trance at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Unearthly Trance
Monarch

Local Bands:
Fortress
Foehammer

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:
Doors at 8pm, first band at 9pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Now this is a hell of a line up! New York City based doom/sludge band Unearthly Trance comes to Baltimore with the French drone band Monarch! And there are simply not any locals that would be better on this bill than Foehammer and Fortress, two of our area’s heaviest doom bands. This is a killer line up, and for just $10!

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

Gwar-B-Q

Date:
Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Event Name:
Gwar-BQ (website)

Bands:
Gwar
Clutch
Descendents
Down
Goatwhore
Dead Earth Politics
The Dickies
MC Chris
Cro-Mags
Ghoul
Cancer Bats
Ringworm
Mutoid Man
Valkyrie
American Sharks
Child Bite
RPG

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

Cost:
All tickets available on Gwar-BQ site here
$45 Pre-Sale Ticket – Limited Quantity. On sale May 22 at Midnight!
$55 Standard Ticket – All day entry
$75 Deluxe Ticket – All day entry and official GWAR-BQ t-shirt
$299 Premium/VIP Ticket – Limited to 200 and mailed to you ahead of time, includes:

  • All day entry
  • An official GWAR-BQ t-shirt
  • Entrance to the B4BQ pre-party show at The National
  • A VIP laminate
  • Exclusive access to the VIP area and VIP restrooms
  • Express lanes for the main gate, merch booth and beverage ticket kiosks
  • Meet & greet with Gwar where you can get stuff signed
  • You’ll have a chance to appear on stage with Gwar

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
Event happens rain or shine

Comments:
Tickets aren’t on sale yet but the first bands have been announced for this year’s Gwar-BQ! This year there will be three stages at Hadad’s Lake, and there will be related events the day before and after as well. I’ll post more info as I find out about it.

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

High On Fire at the Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Touring Bands:
High On Fire
Pallbearer
Lucifer
Venomous Maximus

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$22 at the door
$18 ($25.75 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:45pm
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Matt Pike returns with High On Fire to bring thrashy sludge to Baltimore once again! Also on this tour is the critically acclaimed Arkansas based doom metal band Pallbearer, one of the best new doom metal bands around in my never humble opinion. Lucifer is a female fronted stoner/doom band from Germany that just released their debut in late May. Venomous Maximus sounds like a speed metal band but really they’re a doom metal band from Houston, Texas. That’s a pretty stacked line up!

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

Thrash Bash at Fat's

Date:
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Event Name:
Metal at Fats Presents: Thrash Bash

Bands:
Oberris
Feritas
Croatoan
Azathoth

Venue:
Fat Tuesday’s (website)
10673 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 (map)

Cost:
$7 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
9pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Here’s a cool locals metal show at Fat Tuesdays, the Mardi Gras themed bar on the back side of University Mall across from George Mason. Oberris is a proggy band that blends elements of different metal subgenres, while Feritas is a melodic death metal band. Croatoan plays a more thrashy style and Azathoth plays death/thrash.

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

Maryland Folk Fest

Date:
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Event Name:
Maryland Folk Fest

Touring Bands:
Æther Realm
Yonder Realm
Throne Of Wilderness

Local Bands:
Sekengard
Dogs & Day Drinkers
Isenmor
Heimdall

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

Cost:
$20 at the door
$15 ($18.54 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Since the annual Paganfest tour isn’t coming to the US this year some locals decided to make their own folk metal festival this summer! There will be some great local bands playing as well as Æther Realm from North Carolina and Throne Of Wilderness from Buffalo, New York. UPDATE: Throne Of Wilderness has dropped off and Yonder Realm from Long Island, New York, has been added.

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

The Atlas Moth at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Touring Bands:
The Atlas Moth

Local Bands:
Cavern
Elagabalus

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

Cost:
$12 at the dooor
$10 ($12.62 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here
Final show of the tour

Comments:
Now here’s a pretty sweet line up! The Atlas Moth brings their post-metal to Baltimore’s Metro Gallery to close out their tour! Also on the bill is the excellent Cavern from Hagerstown, and Elagabalus, a sick 2 piece from Annapolis. This is a great line up for a Thursday night, definitely make it if you can!

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

Van Halen at Jiffy Lube Live

Date:
Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Van Halen
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

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

Cost:
$?? ($?? after fees) from Live Nation
Tickets go on sale Sat 4/4 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Jiffy Lube Live’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Van Halen is touring once again and this is the band’s stop in our area. It will surely be one of the biggest concerts in our area this summer, and while VH isn’t straight up heavy metal, the guitar work is influential enough to include on this calendar.

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

September 2015

Evergrey at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Evergrey
Voyager
Borealis
Oceans Of Slumber

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$16.50 ($25.20 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page of for this concert is here

Comments:
This is quite the international line up with Gothenburg, Sweden’s Evergrey headlining this proggy/melodic metal tour. Voyager is from Australia and Borealis is a Canadian band. The opener Oceans Of Slumber is from Houston, Texas, which isn’t quite as exotic but at least you know they’re not going to have passport issues.

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

Negura Bunget at the Circuit

Date:
Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Tour Name:
Tour 2015 – North America

Touring Bands:
Negură Bunget
Grimegod
Dynfari

Local Bands:
Snakefeast
Storm Of Damnation

Venue:
The Windup Space (website)
12 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Cost:
$15 at the door
$12 ($13.41 after fees) from Brown Paper Bag

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here
Note that the venue changed to the Wind Up Space

Comments:
Romanian folk metal band Negură Bunget is returning to the US and this show will be their only stop in our area. Also on the bill is Grimegod, a band featuring two members of Negură Bunget, and Dynfari, and atmospheric black metal band from Iceland. There’s also some great regional bands too so be sure to get there in time to check them out. Since the Circuit closed this show was moved to the Wind Up Space, which is cool because the ticket price has apparently dropped to $12 because of it.

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

Raven at Jammin Java

Date:
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Tour Name:
Destroy All Monsters Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Raven

Local Bands:
A Sound Of Thunder
Timelord
Death Penalty

Venue:
Jammin Java (website)
227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180 (map)

Cost:
$15 ($19.38 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

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

Comments:
NWOBHM band Raven is still at it and they’re playing Jammin Java in a show that probably would have been at Empire was the venue still there. Don’t miss out on the locals on this either as A Sound Of Thunder provides direct support with Iron Maiden influenced Timelord before them and the 80s thrash inspired Death Penalty opening the show.

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

Deathhammer at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Tour Name:
Return Of The Hammer 2015

Touring Bands:
Deathhammer

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Schizophrenia Hall (website)
5607 Sargent Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (map)

Cost:
$?? at the door

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Deathhammer is a thrash metal band from Norway. I’ll post more info on this show as it becomes available.

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

Epica at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Epica
Eluveitie
The Agonist

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$25 at the doors
$25.30 ($32.50 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This is quite an eclectic tour. Epica is a symphonic metal band fronted by Simone Simons that originates in The Netherlands. They’re co-headlining this tour with the Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie. The opening band is The Agonist, a band from Montreal that is now fronted by Vicky Psarakis after Alissa White-Gluz left the band to replace Angela Gossow in Arch Enemy.

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

Marty Friedman at the Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Marty Friedman
Exmortus

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$28 day of show
$23 ($31.13 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, first band at 7:45
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here
First night of the tour

Comments:
Marty Friedman, best known as the lead guitarist of Megadeth through the 1990s, is kicking off his US Tour in Baltimore this fall! He moved to Japan and for the most part dropped out of the metal scene until the release of his new solo album last year, Inferno. The instrumental album is incredible and if you haven’t heard it I highly recommend checking it out. You can listen to the title track here. That part starting at 2:18 into the song shows he hasn’t slowed down at all while in Japan!

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

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Friday, September 11th, 2015

Tour Name:
The Night Creeper Tour North America Part 1

Touring Bands:
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$20 day of show
$16 ($23.69 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats are coming back to the US to bring their trippy stoner metal on a full US tour! Don’t be surprised if this show sells out ahead of time, if you want tickets I suggest getting them ahead of time.

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

Godflesh at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Godflesh
Prurient

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$35 ($41.30 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
The first Godflesh show in DC in 20 years!
The Rock & Roll Hotel’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Godflesh is one of the pioneers of industrial heavy metal and this is a rare chance to catch them in Washington DC. There are no Philly, Baltimore or Richmond dates so expect this one to sell out. If you want to go, get tickets ASAP!

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

Hetroertzen at the Metro Gallery

Date:
Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Tour Name:
“Poisonous And Victorious Chalice” U.S. Tour

Touring Bands:
Hetroertzen
LvxCælis
Ominous Resurrection

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$20 day of show
$18 ($21.63 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 8:30pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Hetroertzen is a band from Chile that has relocated to Sweden and they play an old school style of black metal. They share a few members with death metal band LvxCælis, who is also on this line up. Ominous Resurrection is a black metal band from New York that shares a couple of members with Agrath, who plays down here from time to time. This is a pretty rare chance to see some high quality and obscure black metal in our area so if you like black metal be sure you’re at this show!

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

Saxon at Howard Theatre

Date:
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Tour Name:
Warriors Of The Road World Tour

Touring Bands:
Saxon
Armored Saint

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$27.50 ($37.70 after fees) from Ticketmaster

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, first band starts at 7pm
Howard Theatre’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
A week after Raven plays another NWOBHM band comes to town, Saxon! They’re touring with Armored Saint, the original band of one time Anthrax vocalist John Bush.

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

Atomic Bitchwax at the Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Touring Bands:
The Atomic Bitchwax
Mos Generator
Against The Grain

Local Bands:
Foghound
Borracho

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
The Atomic Bitchwax is a band that plays fuzzy riffs that sound like they’re from the 70s and they’ve got a pedigree unlike most band that do the same. The Atomic Bitchwax features members of Godspeed, Monster Magnet and Core. This is a hell of a line up even if this great headliner wasn’t on the bill though! Mos Generator, the Washington state based band who had to cancel their tour earlier this summer with Wounded Giant will finally be coming back to the area. Then there’s the rockin’ Against The Grain from Detroit. These guys are super fun live, do not miss them. Oh and did I mention two of the area’s best stoner bands are the local support? Be sure to get there in time to see Foghound and Borracho!

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

Whipstriker at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Friday, September 18th, 2015

Tour Name:
RawPanzerStrike 2015 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
Whipstriker
Rawhide
PanzerBastard
Seax
Savage Master

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Schizophrenia Hall (website)
5607 Sargent Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (map)

Cost:
$??

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Whipstriker is a speed metal band from Rio De Janero, Brazil that is making a rare appearance in our area as their North American tour comes through our area. Rawhide isn’t really metal but more of a rock band, and they’re from Sweden. PanzerBastard is a thrash/hardcore band from Boston. Seax is also from Massachusetts and they play speed metal. Savage Master is a band from Louisville, Kentucky that has some sort of bondage/dominatrix thing going on.

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

The Shindig Music Festival

Date:
Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Event Name:
The Shindig Music Festival (website)

Metal Bands:
Godsmack
Anthrax
Clutch
Helmet

Non-Metal Bands:
Stone Temple Pilots
Chevelle
Reverend Horton Heat
Nothing More
Crobot
Silvertung
Black Angel Down
More To Monroe

Venue:
Carroll Park (website)
1500 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230 (map)

Cost:
All tickets from from Live Nation
$60 General Admission
$150 VIP
Prices go up on August 1st

Doors:       Ages:
12pm        All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 12pm, first band at 1pm, last band over at 11pm
Two main stages, one side stage
Shindig’s FAQ page is here

Comments:
The third year of the Shindig Festival in Baltimore has been announced and there’s some metal bands in the line up this year including Anthrax, Helmet and Godsmack. There is a mystery band yet to be announced yet, but something tells me it is probably Clutch, who wouldn’t be allowed to be announced yet because they are playing Pier 6 with Mastodon in May. After that date, don’t be surprised to see them announced (note that this is pure speculation, I don’t have any insider knowledge, it just seems very likely to me). UPDATE: I was right, Clutch has been added to this bill.

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

Ghost at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Tour Name:
Black To The Future North America 2015

Touring Bands:
Ghost
Purson

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$25 ($33 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
First show of the tour

Comments:
Ghost returns to the US (apparently minus the BC this time) and will be kicking off their tour at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. The opening act, Purson, is a British psychedelic rock band, go ahead and click their name in the listing above if you’d like to check them out.

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

Metal Quest III at Metro Gallery

Date:
Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Event Name:
Metal Quest III: Revenge Of The Metal

Bands:
A Sound Of Thunder
Omnislash
Burning Shadows
Aries
Eternal Winter

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

Cost:
$12 at the door
$10 ($12.62 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
A Sound Of Thunder headlines this third annual installment of Metal Quest! As usual the show will feature bands with a penchant for comic books, video games and nerd culture in general, and it is on the Saturday of the weekend of the Baltimore Comic Con! UPDATE: Aries has dropped off the bill because the band has broken up.

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

Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Dates:
Friday, September 25th, 2015
thru
Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Event Name:
Shadow Woods Metal Festival (website)

Friday Bands:
Falls Of Rauros
Velnias
Occultation
Sangharsha
Ashagal
The Flight Of Sleipnir
Immortal Bird
Psalm Zero
Cladonia Rangiferina
Stone Breath
Destroying Angel
Bridesmaid
Black Table
Heavy Temple
Oneirogen
Slagstorm
The Expanding Man
The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Saturday Bands:
Midnight
Iron Man
Wormreich
Hercyn
ZUD
Unsacred
The Osedax
Anicon
Dweller In The Valley
Snakefest
Dreadlords
Dendritic Arbor
Hivelords
Fin
Sentience
The Day Of The Beast
Existentium
Tyrant’s Hand

Venue:
Hidden Valley Camp
4722 Mellow Rd, White Hall, MD 21161 (map)

Cost:
$92 ($92.99 after fees) from Paypal
No gate/day of ticket sales, advance sales ONLY

Doors:       Ages:
9am         21+ Only

Notes:
No bands are playing on Sunday, event ends at 1pm Sunday afternoon
The Facebook event page for this concert is here
There will also be some workshops on Friday and Saturday that are included in the ticket price.

Comments:
The first Shadow Woods Metal Fest is going to take place at a camp in northern Maryland and will feature over 30 metal bands from various subgenres including black, death, doom, drone, folk and more! The outdoor festival will also have several workshops on topics such as metal yoga, guitar maintenance, runes and more.

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

Origin at the Ottobar

Date:
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Tour Name:
Devastation Of The Nation Tour

Touring Bands:
Origin
Krisiun
Aeon
Alterbeast
Soreption
Ingested

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$20 ($25.03 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, first band at 6:30pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Death metal fans are going to love this international bill! What a line up!

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

October 2015

Prong at Empire

Date:
Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Touring Bands:
Prong

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Canal Club? Definitely not Empire where it was scheduled, since it is closed down now.

Cost:
$17 at the door
$15 ($19.06 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Prong has put out a new album of cover songs (which includes songs by a couple of DC bands: Fugazi and Bad Brains) and this show will be the band’s stop in our area.

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

Arkona at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Tour Name:
Yav North American Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Arkona
Helsótt
Winterhymn

Local Bands:
Yesterday’s Saints
March To Victory
Isenmor

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

Cost:
$20 ($24.21 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
It isn’t every day that a metal band from Russia comes through our area but when folk metal band Arkona plays the Metro Gallery in early October, they will be the first of two Russian metal bands to play at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore in October (the other is Pseudogod on Oct 15th, see listing below). Also on the bill is Helsótt, a thrashy folk band from Califormiana, the Cincinnati based folk band Winterhymn, as well as locals Yesterday’s Saints, March To Victory and Isenmor.

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

Witchtrap at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Friday, October 9th, 2015

Tour Name:
Witching Forces Of Vengeance U.S. Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Witchtrap
Revenge

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Schizophrenia Hall (website)
5607 Sargent Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (map)

Cost:
$??

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Two metal bands from Colombia are coming up for this show but as of this writing there aren’t a lot of details yet. More info will be posted once I know it.

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

Sanctuary at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Sanctuary

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$25 day of show
$22 ($29.11 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Before the band Nevermore existed there was Sanctuary. They put out a pair of albums before breaking up, which lead to several of the members going on to form Nevermore. Well Sanctuary is back, sans Jeff Loomis of course (he’s now in Arch Enemy), and oddly enough Nick Cordle is now playing guitar for Sanctuary, the guy Loomis replaced in Arch Enemy!

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

Pseudogod at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Tour Name:
North American Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Pseudogod
Arsantiqva

Local Bands:
Cemetery Piss
Storm Of Damnation

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

Cost:
$18 day of show
$15 ($15 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 8:30pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
It isn’t every day you get to see a metal band from Russia in the United States, but Pseudogod will be not the first but the second Russian band in October to play the Metro Gallery in October. Pseudogod played Maryland Deathfest in 2014 but now you’ve got the chance to see their punishing death metal in a club setting. You don’t want to miss this rare chance to see these guys in action!

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

Overkill at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Friday, October 16th, 2015

Tour Name:
North American Tour MMXV

Touring Bands:
Overkill
Symphony X

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$27.50 ($35.50 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

Comments:
Old school thrashers Overkill are teaming up with fellow New Jersey natives Symphony X for a co-headlining tour this fall! They’re alternating which band plays last on different nights of the tour but for this show it will be Overkill playing the final set of the night.

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

Alcest at Metro Gallery

Date:
Friday, October 16th, 2015

Tour Name:
North America Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Alcest
Emma Ruth Rundle

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$20 at the door
$18 ($21.63 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 8:30pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Alcest is a French band and one of the first to successfully blend black metal with shoegaze. They’re touring with Emma Ruth Rundle, the solo project by the woman who is probably best known for being in Red Sparowes and Marriages.

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

Soulfly at the Ottobar

Date:
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Tour Name:
We Sold Our Souls To Metal 2015 Tour

Touring Bands:
Soulfly
Soilwork
Decapitated
Shattered Sun

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$28 ($33.93 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, first band at 6:30pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Max Cavalera returns to Baltimore with Soulfly, the band he started after leaving Sepultura in the late 90s. The line is kind of all over the place since it includes Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork, Polish death metal band Decapitated and Shattered Sun, a Texas based thrashy ‘core band.

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

Kylesa at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Bands:
Kylesa
Inter Arma
Indian Handcrafts
Irata

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

Cost:
$15 ($19.67 after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale Fri 7/31 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
Rock & Roll Hotel’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Savannah, Georgia based Kylesa is coming back to the area to promote their new album Exhausting Fire. Also on the bill is the always excellent live band Inter Arma, one of the best bands out of Richmond these days. Indian Handcrafts is a two piece speed metal band from Ontario, Canada and the opener, Irata, is a metal band from Greensboro, North Carolina. That’s a pretty stacked bill for a Saturday night show in DC!

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

Blind Guardian at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Tour Name:
Beyond The Red Mirror Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Blind Guardian
Grave Digger

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$28 day of show
$23 ($31.13 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
First show of the tour
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
German power metal band Blind Guardian is kicking off their US tour at the Baltimore Soundstage the week before Halloween! They’re bringing with them Grave Digger, another German power metal band, for this tour and it should be a hell of a night for power metal fans!

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

November 2015

Kataklysm at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Tour Name:
2015 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
Kataklysm
Belphegor

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$25 day of show
$24.20 ($31.37 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Kataklysm returns from Canada to bring their hyperblast style of death metal to fans in Baltimore on this Sunday night! Also on the tour is Belphegor, a bondage obsessed blackened death metal band from Austria.

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

Windhand at Metro Gallery

Date:
Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Windhand
Danava
Monolord

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Richmond’s Windhand is one of my favorite doom metal bands these days, so you can bet I’ll be heading up to catch them at this show, their first show in our area since their new album, Grief’s Infernal Flower, was released. Also on the tour is Danava, a rocking band from the Pacific Northwest. And be sure to catch Monolord, a stoner/doom band all the way from Gothenburg, Sweden.

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

Kamelot at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Tour Name:
Haven World Tour North America 2015

Bands:
Kamelot
Dragonforce

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

Cost:
$30 ($38 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Kamelot and Dragonforce played Baltimore on the first leg of this tour. But now the Tampa, Florida based power metal band is coming to the Fillmore in Silver Spring this time around. And yeah, Dragonforce will be opening again and bringing those crazy guitar solos with them.

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

Mayhem at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Tour Name
Black Metal Warfare II

Touring Bands:
Mayhem
Watain
Rotting Christ

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$28 day of show
$23 ($31.13 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
7pm doors, 8pm first band
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This is quite the international black metal line up! Mayhem is one of the original bands from the infamous Norwegian black metal scene of the early 90s and they playing with Swedish black metal band Watain. And if that’s not enough black metal for you, the Greek band Rotting Christ will be support on this tour. This is going to be the black metal tour of the year, and the Baltimore date is the night before Thanksgiving.

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

May 2016

Maryland Deathfest XIV

Date:
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
thru
Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XIV

Bands:
The Afternoon Gentlemen (England – Grindcore)
Auroch (Canada – Black/Death)
Bongripper (Chicago – Instrumental Stoner)
Bongzilla (Wisconsin – Sludge/Stoner)
BruceXCampbell (Los Angeles – Grind/Powerviolence)
Buzzov*en (North Carolina – Sludge/Stoner)
Centinex (Sweden – Death Metal)
Craft (Sweden – Black Metal)
Crypt Sermon (Philadelphia – Doom Metal)
Dead Church (Detroit – Death/Grind)
Dehumanized (New York – Death Metal)
Demonical (Sweden – Death Metal)
Demonic Christ (Atlanta – Black Metal)
Denouncement Pyre (Australia – Black/Death)
Deranged (Sweden – Death Metal)
Desaster (Germany – Black/Thrash)
Despise You (Los Angeles – Grind/Powerviolence)
Deströyer 666 (Australia – Black/Death)
Discharge (UK – Hardcore Punk)
Disgorge (San Diego – Death Metal)
DOOM (UK – Crust Punk)
Dopethrone (Canada – Doom/Sludge)
Dragged Into Sunlight (UK – Black Metal)
Excel (California – Crossover Thrash)
Exciter (Canada – Speed/Thrash)
General Surgery (Sweden – Goregrind)
Gets Worse (UK – Powerviolence)
Goblin (Italy – Movie Soundtracks)
Grave Miasma (UK – Black/Death)
Ground (New Jersey – Grind/Punk)
Gruesome (California/Florida – Death Metal)
Haemorrhage (Spain – Goregrind)
Hail Of Bullets (The Netherlands – War/Death)
The Haunted (Sweden – Melodic Deathcore)
Hellbringer (Australia – Thrash/Speed)
Hemdale (Cleveland – Death/Grind)
Hirax (Los Angeles – Thrash Metal)
Horrendous (Philadelphia – Death Metal)
Impaled Nazarene (Finland – Black Metal)
Infernal Revulsion (Japan – Death Metal)
Infest (Los Angeles – Powerviolence)
Interment (Sweden – Death Metal)
Jungle Rot (Wisconsin – Death Metal)
Khold (Norway – Black Metal)
Lord Belial (Sweden – Black Metal)
Magrudergrind (Brooklyn – Grindcore)
Malignant Tumour (Czech Republic – Grind/Crust)
Mitochondrion (Canada – Death/Black)
Mystifier (Brazil – Black Metal)
Negative Approach (Detroit – Hardcore Punk)
Nocturnal Graves (Australia – Black/Thrash)
Novembers Doom (Chicago – Death/Doom)
Nuclear Assault (New York City – Thrash Metal)
Paradise Lost (UK – Doom Metal)
Phobocosm (Canada – Death Metal)
Priapus (North Carolina – Grindcore)
Putrescence (Canada – Death Metal)
Putrid Pile (Wisconsin – Death Metal)
Repulsion (Michigan – Grind/Death)
Ringworm (Cleveland – Hardcore/Thrash)
Rotten Sound (Finland – Grindcore)
Samael (Switzerland – Black Metal) “Ceremony Of Opposites” set
Sanitys Dawn (Germany – Grindcore)
Satan (UK – NWOBHM)
Saturnalia Temple (Sweden – Stoner/Doom)
Secrets Of The Moon (Germany – Black Metal)
Serpent Throne (Philadlphia – Instrumental Stoner)
Severe Torture (The Netherlands – Death Metal)
Severed Head Of State (Austin/Portland – Crust Punk)
Sick Fix (Washington DC – HarDCore)
Sick Of Stupidity (The Netherlands – Grindcore)
Sinister (The Netherlands – Death Metal)
Six Brew Bantha (Canada – Grindcore)
Skullshitter (New York City – Grind/Death)
Svartidauði (Iceland – Black Metal)
Svarttjern (Norway – Black Metal)
Tempest (Canada – Hardcore/Crust)
Test (Brazil – Grind/Death)
Testament (San Francisco – Thrash Metal)
Thulcandra (Germany – Melodic Black/Death)
Tragedy (Portland – Hardcore/Crust)
Tulus (Norway – Black Metal)
Venom (UK – Speed/Thrash)
Visceral Disgorge (Baltimore – Death Metal)
Waco Jesus (Illinois – Death Metal)
Weedeater (North Carolina – Sludge/Stoner)
Whoresnation (France – Grindcore)
Wombbath (Sweden – Death Metal)
World Burns To Death (Austin – Crust Punk)
Wormed (Spain – Tech Death)
Yacøpsæ (Germany – Hardcore/Grind)

Venues:
2 stages at Edison lot plus bands at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage
All venues in Baltimore, Maryland

Cost:
$240 ($243 after fees) for early bird 4 day all venue passes (sold out)
Other ticket options, including regular priced 4 day passes, are still to be made available

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here
The first wave of bands were added to line up on 6/26/15 here
The second wave of bands were added to the line up on 7/1/15 here
The third wave of bands were added to the line up on 7/17/15 here
Three more bands were added to the line up on 7/21/15 here

Comments:
The country’s biggest underground metal festival returns to Baltimore on Memorial Day Weekend. The info that has been made available so far is listed here, and I’ll update this page as more announcements give us more info.

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

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!

  12. […] Possibly most awesome of all, Indiana's Coffinworm and local band Ilsa play the Corpse Fortress tonight. 7 p.m. More information at DC Heavy Metal. […]

  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

  15. […] these upcoming concerts and tons more on DCHeavyMetal.com’s upcoming metal concerts calendar here. Stay heavy everyone! Like this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

  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.

  27. […] DU BRUT, Richmond’s latest Hard Rock/Core acolytes are coming to RNR Hotel tonight to well, party. Borracho and The Jones are rounding out the bill, and heavy metal fans in DC seem pumped. […]

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


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