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.

April 2014

Borracho at the Velvet Lounge

Date:
Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Borracho
Cortez
Valley Of The Sun

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

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
9pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Can’t find an event page, sorry!

Comments:
This is Borracho’s last area show before heading off on their European tour, and they’ve put together quite a killer line up. This show will also be the release show for their 7″ split with Cortez who are coming all the way from Boston to play this show. There’s also going to be a set by Valley Of The Sun who are from Cincinnati (not Phoenix). If you’re into stoner rock/metal then you don’t want to miss this show!

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

Pentagram at American University

Date:
Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Bands:
Pentagram
Coke Bust
Satan’s Satyrs
Unholy Thoughts

Venue:
Mary Graydon Center Tavern (on campus at American University)
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 (map)

Cost:
$20 ($21 after fees) from Storenvy

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Local doom legends Pentagram are playing a show on campus at American University for this Saturday night in April. Also playing is grind/powerviolence band Coke Bust, 70s stoner devil worship from Satan’s Satyrs and Unholy Thoughts, a band I’m not really familiar with.

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

Clenched Fist at the Ottobar

Date:
Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Bands:
Clenched Fist (Sepultura cover band)
Fulgora
Human Shield

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

Cost:
$5 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
9pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
I don’t usually list cover bands here but this show is a little different. Clenched Fist is a Sepultura cover band that plays their material up to the Chaos A.D. album and this show’s line up will feature members of Misery Index, Pig Destroyer and ex-Dying Fetus. This will also be Fulgora’s first live performance, a brutal band featuring Adam Jarvis (of Pig Destroyer and Misery Index) on drums as well as his brother John who you may have seen as the new bass player for Pig Destroyer. I don’t know a lot about the opening act Human Shield but they are apparently a DC hardcore band.

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

Saint Diablo at Q Ball Cafe

Date:
Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Event Name:
Sammy B’s Birthday Bash

Bands:
Saint Diablo
Pain!
Hellpie
Southern Slop

Venue:
Q Ball Cafe (website)
960 Bragg Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 (map)

Cost:
FREE

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
I’m not sure who Sammy B is but he’s having a metal show for his birthday party, and a free show at that! This one’s in Fredericksburg but if you’re down that way and looking for something to do on this Saturday night, this looks pretty fun!

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

Hivelords at Club K

Date:
Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Bands:
Hivelords
Sadgiqacea
Horde Of The Eclipse
Barbelith
Dweller In The Valley

Venue:
Club K (Facebook)
2101 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 (map)

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
4/20 tends to be associated with green but this year at Club K it will be black. Three black metal bands from Philly are coming down to play this sick DIY BM show with two locals from Baltimore.

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

Heron at CD Cellar

Date:
Monday, April 21st, 2014

Touring Bands:
Heron
Dreaded

Local Openers:
Gloom

Venue:
CD Cellar (website)
2607 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
A couple of sick black metal bands are coming up from North Carolina to play this DIY show at a record store in Arlington. In addition you get to see Gloom, a brand new local death metal band. You want an underground extreme metal show? Well this is it!

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

Iced Earth at Empire

Date:
Monday, April 21st, 2014

Touring Bands:
Iced Earth
Sabaton
ReVamp

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$27 ($33.50 after fees) from Amped & Alive

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Iced Earth and Sabaton are teaming up for a killer power metal tour and this is our area’s stop. Also on the tour is some band I’ve never heard of called ReVamp. They sure look like they spend a lot of time on their image though.

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

Throwdown Syndicate at Vita Lounge

Date:
Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Event Name:
Throwdown Syndicate Single Release Party

Bands:
Throwdown Syndicate
In Your Memory

Venue:
Vita Lounge (website)
1318 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$5 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
9pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Local “ghetto metal” pioneers Throwdown Syndicate have recently been signed by Manta Ray Records and their first release with them will be their single “What’s What.” They’re not the only band playing this release show though, you can also catch locals In Your Memory as well as get there early for drink specials and a metal DJ set by Vlad Bayatian.

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

Face Melting Fridays at Sidebar

Date:
Friday, April 25th, 2014

Event Name:
Face Melting Fridays

Bands:
Death Penalty
Vitality
Croatoan
Trihexyn

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

Cost:
$10 at the door
$8 ($9.62 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Another line up of great regional metal bands playing a Facemelting Friday at the Sidebar! Death Penalty plays old school thrash along the lines of Megadeth and be sure to melt your face with extreme shredding!

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

Dumal at Goldbar

Date:
Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Event Name:
Black Mess 2 Year Anniversary Show
Dweller In The Valley tape release party

Touring Bands:
Dumal

Local Openers:
Dweller In The Valley

Venue:
Gold Bar (Facebook)
1910 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218 (map)

Cost:
FREE

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Dumal is a sick black metal band from Pennsylvania and they’ll be headlining this free show to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Baltimore’s most metal record store, Black Mess. Note that there will be several vendors that will be there from 8pm to 11pm, but the music doesn’t start until 10pm.

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

Paganfest at Empire

Date:
Friday, April 25th, 2014

Tour Name:
Paganfest (Facebook)

Touring Bands:
Korpiklaani
Turisas
Chthonic
Varg
Winterhymn

Local Openers:
Yesterday’s Saints

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

Cost:
$30 at the door
$25 ($30.50 after fees) from Amped & Alive
$25 ($26.50 after fees) from local opener Yesterday’s Saints

Doors:       Ages:
5:30pm      All Ages

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

Comments:
Paganfest is the biggest folk metal tour to come around the States every year and this year’s line up features big names like Korpiklaani and Turisas. Chthonic is a bit of a wild card on this one, they’re a band from Taiwan and they play a style of metal closer to Dimmu Borgir and Cradle Of Filth than folk metal. Don’t be surprised if this one sells out so if you want to get, get tickets early.

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

Paganfest at the Ottobar

Date:
Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Tour Name:
Paganfest (Facebook)

Touring Bands:
Korpiklaani
Turisas
Chthonic
Varg
Winterhymn

Local Openers:
Yesterday’s Saints
March To Victory
Demiz

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

Cost:
$25 ($30.63 after fees) from Mission Tix
$25 (26.50 after fees) from local opener Yesterday’s Saints
$28 (no additional fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
5:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
5:30pm doors, 6pm first band
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Paganfest is the biggest folk metal tour to come around the States every year and this year’s line up features big names like Korpiklaani and Turisas. Chthonic is a bit of a wild card on this one, they’re a band from Taiwan and they play a style of metal closer to Dimmu Borgir and Cradle Of Filth than folk metal. Don’t be surprised if this one sells out so if you want to get, get tickets early.

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

High On Fire at the Ottobar

Date:
Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Touring Bands:
High On Fire
Eyehategod
Corrosion Of Conformity

Local Openers:
Magrudergrind
Strong Intention
Ilsa

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

Cost:
$38 ($44.64 after fees) from Mission Tix
$41 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, show at 6:45pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Matt Pike, of Sleep fame, is headlining a killer line up with his other band High On Fire. New Orleans based Eyehategod brings the doom and Corrosion Of Conformity will bring their shredding sludge too. If that wasn’t enough the locals on this bill are pretty sick too, grind from Magrudergrind, hardcore from Strong Intention and crusty death/doom from Ilsa.

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

Primal Fear at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Primal Fear

Local Openers:
Flag Of The White Rose
MindMaze

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

Cost:
$27.50 day of show
$24.75 ($31.93 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, first band at 8pm
The Baltimore SoundStage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
German power metal band Primal Fear has a new album out, titled Delivering The Black, and they’re coming back to the US on their tour to support it. Also of note, this show is the first stop on the North American leg of their 2014 world tour.

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

May 2014

Black Label Society at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
May the Fourth be with you

Tour Name:
Revolver Golden Gods Tour

Bands:
Black Label Society
Down
Devil You Know
Butcher Babies

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
SDMF!
The Fillmore’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Ozzy’s old axe man Zakk Wylde is headlining the Revolver Golden Gods tour with his band of Southern rabble rousers Black Label Society. Phil Anselmo and Down will be the direct support on the tour and the opening acts will Devil You Know and Butcher Babies.

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

Bill Ward at the Annapolis Collection Gallery

Dates:
Friday, May 9th, 2014
and
Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Event Name:
Absence Of Corners: A Collection Of Rhythm On Canvas

Venue:
Annapolis Collection Gallery (website)
55 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401 (map)

Cost:
FREE

Friday Schedule:
1 – 2pm – Bill Ward arrives at the gallery to greet and discuss his art exhibit with visiting guests. This one-hour event is free and open to the public.

6 – 7pm – Bill Ward returns to the gallery to discuss his various rhythm-on-canvas art with guests. This one-hour event is free and open to the public.

8 – 10pm – Private art reception with Bill Ward. This VIP evening with Bill Ward is for guests who’ve purchased art from his “Absence of Corners” collection. Buyers will spend time with Mr. Ward and be photographed with him as he signs their canvas. The evening event is by “invitation only” for buyers. This event is not open to the public.

Saturday Schedule:
10:15 – 11am – Bill Ward fans gather outside the gallery windows and watch NPR/WYPR interview this legendary musician. Bill Ward departs the gallery immediately following the interview and the gallery then opens its doors to the public.

1 – 2pm – Bill Ward arrives at the gallery to greet and discuss his art exhibit with visiting guests. This one-hour event is free and open to the public.

6 – 7pm – Bill Ward returns to the gallery to discuss his various rhythm-on-canvas art with guests. This one-hour event is free and open to the public.

8 – 10pm – Private art reception with Bill Ward. This VIP evening with Bill Ward is for guests who’ve purchased art from his “Absence of Corners” collection. Buyers will spend time with Mr. Ward and be photographed with him as he signs their canvas. The evening event is by “invitation only” for buyers. This event is not open to the public.

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this exhibit is here

Comments:
Bill Ward is the legendary original drummer for Black Sabbath who played on all of the band’s albums with Ozzy as well as Heaven And Hell and Born Again. On May 9th and 10th there will be a special exhibition of his artwork from his new visual art series Absence Of Corners: A Collection Of Rhythm On Canvas. The exhibition will be free to the public and Bill Ward will be in attendance to speak about this artwork. If you purchase one or more pieces, which you can do here, you will also be invited for an exclusive VIP event that evening with Bill Ward where you can get a photo with him signing your purchased artwork. This is not a traveling exhibit, we’re just very lucky that he’s doing this in our area. The schedule of his appearance times, including which are open to the public and which aren’t, are listed above.

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

Graveyard at the Black Cat

Date:
Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Graveyard
Bombus

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$20 ($23.75 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
9pm          All Ages

Notes:
This show is on the Black Cat’s main stage which is upstairs
The Black Cat’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Sweden’s Graveyard isn’t really metal but more dark hard rock. Fans of 70s proto metal will love them and if you haven’t heard their 2011 release Hisingen Blues yet I highly recommend it. The opener on this tour is Bombus, another band from Gothenburg, Sweden, though I’m not sure if they have another connection to Graveyard other than their hometown. They’re also a hard rock band and you can check them out by clicking their name in the listing above.

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

Sadistic Intent at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Event Name:
Lurking Terror In Maryland

Bands:
Sadistic Intent
Crucifer
Grave Ritual
Symbolic
Inverted Trifixion
Deform

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

Cost:
$25 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Can’t find a Facebook event page

Comments:
Sadistic Intent is an old school death metal band from LA. They used to tour as Jeff Becerra’s band Possessed for a while though it looks like they don’t do that any more. The rest of the bill is death metal as well but unfortunately most of the bands don’t have a Facebook page so I couldn’t link to many of them. The cover charge is pretty steep but when the hell else are you going to see these bands live?

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

Negură Bunget at Sidebar

Date:
Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Event Name:
Mary Spiro’s Birthday Show

Bands:
Negură Bunget
Beelzefuzz
Horde Of The Eclipse
Grimegod
Warhawk
Nude Mass

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

Cost:
$10 ($12 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7, first band at 7:30
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Mary Spiro, the woman behind the Metallomusikum website, is having a birthday party at the Sidebar and she’s got blackened folk band Negură Bunget coming all the way from Romania to play the show. In addition there will be sets by stoners Beelzefuzz, melodic black metal band Horse Of The Eclipse, thrashers Warhawk and punk band Nude Mass. This show is just $10 so don’t be surprised if it sells out, get tickets in advance if you want to be sure you can get in.

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

Mastodon at the 9:30 Club

Date:
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Bands:
Mastodon
Gojira
Kvelertak

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

Cost:
$30 ($40 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm    All Ages

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

Comments:
Atlanta’s Mastodon are going out on tour this spring and this will the be area’s only stop for this tour. They’ve got a great package on this tour with France’s Gojira and Norwegian upstarts Kvelertak as the support.

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

Ghost at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Tour Name:
Tour Year Zero 2014

Bands:
Ghost
King Dude

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

Cost:
$20 (26.50 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Sweden’s mysterious Ghost is returning to the Fillmore Silver Spring and this time as a headliner! There’s a presale going on through the band’s site here, but tickets go on sale to the public on 1/31.

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

Killswitch Engage at Rams Head Live

Date:
Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Tour Name:
Disarm The Descent World Tour

Bands:
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Battlecross
Nothing More

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

Cost:
$29 day of show
$26.50 ($34.65 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

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

Comments:
Well I’m not much into metalcore but this seems to be a pretty big bill for it if you do happen to be.

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

Sólstafir at Empire

Date:
Monday, May 19th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Sólstafir
SubRosa

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$12 ($?? after fees) from Amped & Alive

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

Comments:
Iceland’s best metal band, Sólstafir, is coming to Empire! The moody folk metal band will be playing this show just before their appearance at Maryland Deathfest XII the following Friday. It looks like this show will be tied into the Monday Metal Night events at Empire, which includes discounts on Port City beer.

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

Ulcerate at Empire

Date:
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Tour Name:
Vermis North America MMXIV

Touring Bands:
Ulcerate
Inter Arma

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$10 ($13.50 after fees) from Amped & Alive

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Ulcerate is one of the premiere tech-death bands in the world right now and they’re coming all the way from New Zealand to play at Maryland Deathfest in May. Leading up to MDF they’ll be doing a run of shows in the US including this one, the final show of the tour before the fest starts. In addition they’re touring with a favorite of mine, Richmond’s Inter Arma.

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

Maryland Deathfest Pre Fest Show

Date:
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest Pre-Fest Party

Bands:
Immolation
Misery Index
Black Breath
Noisem

Also Showing:
Welcome To Deathfest documentary

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

Cost:
$20 (23.50 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors 7pm, movie 7:30pm, first band starts at 8:30pm
Welcome To Deathfest documentary will be screened before any bands play
Black Breath is also playing MDF on Saturday at the Baltimore SoundStage
Immolation is also playing MDF on Sunday at Rams Head Live
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This is the official pre-fest party for Maryland Deathfest XII. Before the above listed bands play there will be a special screening of Welcome To Deathfest, the documentary shot during last year’s Maryland Deathfest. Please note that this venue is NOT walking distance from the other Maryland Deathfest locations, if you don’t have a car you will need to take a taxi there.

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

Maryland Deathfest XII

Date:
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
through
Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XII (website)

Line Up:

Thursday – Rams Head Live
Doors 6pm, first band starts at 7pm
Coffins
Crowbar
Seven Sisters Of Sleep
Sourvein
Torche
Triptykon
Whitehorse

Friday – Outdoor Stages
Doors 2pm, first band starts at 3:30pm, last band ends at 11pm
Agalloch
At The Gates
Cancer
Castevet
Mgla
Necros Christos
Ruins Of Beverast
Sólstafir
Taake
Ulver

Friday – Rams Head Live
Doors 9pm, first band starts at 10pm
Aeternus
Enthroned
Incantation
Putrisect

Friday – Baltimore SoundStage
Doors 2pm, first band starts at 3:30pm
Antisect
Capitalist Casualties
Creative Waste
Cripple Bastards
Endorphins Lost
Final Conflict
In Disgust
Kill The Client
Rotting Out
The Secret

Saturday – Outdoor Stages
Doors 11am, first band starts at 12:30pm, last band ends at 11pm
Dark Angel
Diocletian
Entrails
Goat Torment
God Macabre
Machetazo
Nocturnus A.D.
Orator
Sacrifice
Sarke
Tankard
Unleashed

Saturday – Rams Head Live
Doors 9pm, first band starts at 10pm
Asphyx
Bölzer
Hooded Menace
Pungent Stench
War Master

Saturday – Baltimore Soundstage
Doors 12pm, first band starts at 1:30pm
Archagathus
Birdflesh
Black Breath
БУТ
Dropdead
Excruciating Terror
Extinction Of Mankind
Noothgrush
Sick/Tired
Stapled Shut
Victims

Sunday – Outdoor Stages
Doors 12pm, first band starts at 1:30pm, last band ends at 11pm
Bongripper
Candlemass
Gorguts
Graves At Sea
Inquisition
Misery Index
My Dying Bride
Pseudogod
Soilent Green
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Windhand
Wrathprayer

Sunday – Rams Head Live
Doors 9pm, first band starts at 10pm
Immolation
Mitochondrion
Mutilation Rites
Ulcerate

Sunday – Baltimore SoundStage
Doors 2:30pm, first band starts at 4pm
Death Toll 80k
Enabler
Internal Rot
Left For Dead
Maruta
Mesrine
Ratos de Porão
Shitstorm
Theories
Unholy Grave

Venue:
Three stages, including the two main outdoor stages will be located at the Edison parking lot at 545 N High St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (map). This is a couple blocks north of the previous Sonar location and in fact was the official pre-pay parking lot for last year’s MDF. This location will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday and bands will finish each night by 11pm.

On Thursday bands will only be playing at Rams Head Live (all other involved venues will not be hosting MDF bands on Thursday). On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Rams Head Live stage will have bands from 10pm to 2am each night.

On Friday through Sunday there will be grind/hardcore/punk/crust bands at the Baltimore SoundStage. There will not be large gaps between bands at this venue like there was last year.

There will also be mostly local bands at the Sidebar each day. Any MDF pass will get you into the Sidebar for these shows, no extra ticket necessary.

More details on all this info can be read from MDF’s statements here and here.

The first list of vendors setting up shop at MDF XII were posted here.

Cost:
$255 for a 4-day all venues pass
$160 for a 3-day Edison lot only pass
$60 for a 3-day Rams Head Live only pass
$60 for a 3-day Baltimore SoundStage only pass
All of the above ticket options can be purchased here starting at 3pm EST on Saturday, November 23rd
Early bird 4-day all venues passes went for $199 each but are long gone now.

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
There will be a pre-fest show at the Ottobar on Wednesday, May 21st. The 4 day all venue passes will NOT include entry to this. There will also be smaller side shows put on at the Sidebar featuring mostly local bands. Any kind of MDF ticket will get you access to the Sidebar shows, no extra ticket necessary.

The first band to cancel is Cryptic Slaughter, more details here and here and here. Witchrist has also had to cancel apparently due to a line up change involving the drummer (more info here). Ulver has now dropped off due to health concerns of one of their members, as stated here. Agalloch is replacing Ulver and In Disgust broke up and will be replaced by Kill The Client as was stated here. Hemdale has dropped off the fest and is being replaced by Misery Index as stated here.

Comments:
The first wave of bands have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XII (here)! Already you’re seeing the diversity in styles and there’s several bands from exotic places like Sweden, Norway, Poland, Iceland and New Zealand. The second wave of bands have been confirmed here. The third wave of confirmed bands was announced here. The fourth wave of confirmed bands was announced here. The fifth wave of confirmed bands was announced here. The sixth wave of confirmed bands was announced here. The seventh wave of confirmed bands was announced here. According to this comment (here) by the MDF page, Carpathian Forest will not be playing this year (they had to cancel last minute in 2013 due to visa issues but were expected to play MDF in 2014 to make up for it).

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

June 2014

Deafheaven at the Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Deafheaven
Pallbearer
Wreck And Reference

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess Black Clouds will probably be on this bill

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

Cost:
$15 ($19.57 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Deafheaven and Pallbearer are two pretty different bands, though they both have been getting a ton of attention from the metal press world in the past year or two. Deafheaven is from San Francisco and plays a sort of blend of indie noise rock with atmospheric black metal. Pallbearer is from the swamps of Arkansas and plays some of the heaviest doom metal around with crushing riffs that are balanced by the use of clean vocals. Add it all up and you’ve got a hell of a metal show!

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

Devildriver at Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Devildriver
Whitechapel
Carnifex
Revocation
Rivers Of Nihil
Fit For An Autopsy

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$22 at the door
$22 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale 4/5 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 5pm, show starts at 6pm
The Baltimore SoundStage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Devildriver and Whitechapel are touring together to prove that you don’t need a space between words in your band name! Seriously though, if you’re into breakdown ‘core on the heavier side of the spectrum then this show is for you! And don’t sleep on Revocation, those guys are sick!

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

Meshuggah at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Tour Name:
25 Years Of Musical Deviance

Bands:
Meshuggah
Between The Buried And Me

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

Cost:
$29 ($37 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Sweden’s heavy progressive metal masters Meshuggah return to the Fillmore Silver Spring along with Between The Buried And Me. Not sure if another band is being added to this tour or not, but two bands seems a little sparse so I’ll keep you all posted if I hear anything.

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

Benedictum at Empire

Date:
Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Tour Name:

Touring Bands:
Benedictum
Leather Leone of Chastain
A Sound Of Thunder

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$13 ($16.50 after fees) from Amped & Alive

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Now this is a metal tour with some real women up front, not some “hot babes” or whatever superficial garbage passes for a female fronted tour these days. San Diego’s Benedictum headlines the tour with support coming from Leather Leone, the original vocalist for Cincinnati based power metal band Chastain, and locals A Sound Of Thunder are part of the touring package as well. Not bad for just $13.

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

July 2014

Thou at Sidebar

Date:
Friday, July 4th, 2014

Bands:
Thou
The Body
Curse
Vilkacis
Dendritic Arbor

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

Cost:
??

Doors:       Ages:
12pm        All Ages

Notes:
Early door time, 12pm noon!
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This is shaping up to be a hell of a fun matinee show on the 4th Of July in Baltimore. Thou from New Orleans will be headlining and there will be sets by plenty of other bands too, such as Rhode Island’s awesome sludge masters The Body.

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

Ash Borer at the Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Ash Borer
Hell

Local Openers:
Ilsa
Barbelith

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

Cost:
$14 at the doors
$12 ($15 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
I’m pretty excited that California based black metal band Ash Borer is coming to Baltimore! These guys put out some really solid material and it should be killer hearing it live. Also on the tour is Hell, a sludge/doom band from Oregon. Local support is by Barbelith, a Baltimore based black metal band.

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

Empyreus at the Sidebar

Date:
Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Empyreus

Local Openers:
Helgardh
Dispellment
Inverted Trifixion

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

Cost:
$12

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info coming soon!

Comments:
Empyreus is a black metal band from Chicago and they’ll be coming to Baltimore for this killer show with some of the region’s top black metal bands.

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

Cyaegha at Sidebar

Date:
Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Bands:
Cyaegha
Cremains
Pestuary

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

Cost:
$??

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

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

Gwar-B-Q at Hadad's Lake

Date:
Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Event Name:
Gwar-B-Q (website)

Bands:
The line up is not announced yet

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
More info coming soon!

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. In addition, a public memorial in Brockie’s honor will be held at the same location the day before.

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

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:
$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

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

October 2014

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Baltimore SoundStage’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

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

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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

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  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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