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.

February 2016

Mangog at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Bands:
Mangog
Emerge A Tyrant
Doomsday Mavericks
Buried In The Walls
Snakehed
Azathoth

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

Cost:
$12 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Mangog is a doom metal band from Baltimore that features Bert Hall Jr (of Beelzefuzz and Against Nature) and they’re coming down to DC to headline this show at the Pinch.

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

Bleak at the Pinch

Date:
Sunday, February 7th, 2016
Super Bowl Sunday

Touring Bands:
Bleak

Local Bands:
Foehammer
Narrow Grave
Heat Death

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

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Bleak is from Syracuse and I’d call them a post metal band but they’re way heavier than that, not sure really what to call them. They’re playing with some great locals at this show including the glacial heaviness of Foehammer, the thrash attack of Narrow Grave and the disturbing noise of Heat Death.

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

Fleshgod Apocalypse at the Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Tour Name:
2016 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Carach Angren
Abigail Williams

Local Bands:
Crawling Manifest

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

Cost:
$22 ($26.52 after fees) from Ticket Fly
$22.75 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

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

Comments:
Fleshgod Apocalypse comes from Italy to bring us their intense brand of symphonic death metal. Carach Angren is also on the tour. They’re from The Netherlands and play a highly theatrical style of melodic black metal.

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

Graveyard at the 9:30 Club

Date:
Friday, February 12th, 2016

Bands:
Graveyard
Spiders

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

Cost:
$25 ($35 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
There’s a double header of Swedish hard rock coming to the 9:30 Club when Graveyard and Spiders play the venue. Just note that the 9:30 Club likes to double book shows on Friday nights so this is the EARLY show, doors open at 6pm.

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

Voivod at the Black Cat

Date:
Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Voivod
Vektor
Eight Bells

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

Cost:
$20 ($24.24 after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets not on sale yet

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

Comments:
I will have more info on this show listed here once it becomes available. For now, get ready to spend Valentine’s eve with two of the best tech thrash bands that have a name that starts with the letter V!

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

Acheron at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Acheron

Local Bands:
Xeukatre
Bestial Evil
Sickdeer
Vermörd

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

Cost:
$20 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Acheron first made a name for themselves rising out of the legendary Tampa, Florida, death metal scene in the early 90s. They were one of the first death metal bands to use keyboards and almost all of their songs were about Satan. They have since relocated to Ohio but the band kept the evil and still puts out solid releases. If you’re not into the tech thrash fest that is going on at the Black Cat the same night then be sure to check out this old school Florida death metal band instead.

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

Cannibal Corpse at the Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Valentine’s Day

Bands:
Cannibal Corpse
Obituary
Cryptopsy
Abysmal Dawn

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:
6:30pm      All Ages

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

Comments:
The only thing better than a skull full of maggots for Valentine’s Day is getting to see two of the biggest death meta bands in the world play live! You’ve got a date with a mosh pit this Valentine’s Day thanks to Cannibal Corpse and Obituary. And don’t forget the other two bands on this bill: Cryptopsy who brings some of the most intense tech death with them and Los Angeles based Abysmal Dawn who will get the whole thing started!

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

DC Metal Meltdown at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Event Name:
DC Metal Meltdown

Bands:
Novarium
Shumaun
Croatoan
White Smoke
Coleus
Fallen Martyr

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

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Another great line up of local metal at the Pinch headlined by the melodic/proggy Fallen Martyr!

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

Bell Witch at Sidebar

Date:
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Bell Witch
Wrekmeister Harmonies

Local Bands:
Mother Moon
Destroyer Of Man

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

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
If you like your metal very slow and heavy then Bell Witch is a doom band for you! The two piece is touring with Wrekmeister Harmonies, a band formed by J.R. Robinson that features 30 different musicians on their most recent record, Night of Your Ascension. However for this tour the members of Bell Witch will be the backing band.

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

Cannabis Corpse at the Pinch

Date:
Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Cannabis Corpse
Snafu
Coagula

Local Bands:
Deathwatch
SickDeer
Bag Of Humans

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

Cost:
$15.75 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
If you like your death metal parody songs to be about smoking pot then Cannabis Corpse is your band. The Richmond based band features Phil Hall of Municipal Waste on vocals so you know these guys are down to party.

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

Devolver at Old Firestation #3

Date:
Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Bands:
Devolver
Rat Infested
Sangre Inedita
Silence The Blind
Throwdown Syndicate

Venue:
Old Firestation #3 (website)
3988 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 (map)

Cost:
$5 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
5pm         21+ Only
Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Another cool show with a bunch of local metal bands in Fairfax City.

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

March 2016

Taake at Metro Gallery

Date:
Friday March 4th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Taake
Young And In The Way
Vattnet Viskar

Local Bands:
Bastard Sapling
Cemetery Piss

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

Cost:
$18 day of show
$15 ($18.80 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
The Norwegian black metal band Taake had to cancel their tour due to visa issues when they tried to come to the US last year. Now they’re finally coming back and with an incredible line up too! Young And In The Way isn’t black metal but more of a crusty metal band with riffs galore. Vattnet Viskar is probably considered post-black metal or something just as ridiculous but whatever genre they fall under, they’re always fucking awesome live. Richmond based Bastard Sapling is the best black metal band out of Virginia right now, and they share a couple of members with Inter Arma. Baltimore’s Cemetery Piss is going to get things started with their crusty metal/punk/grind/whatever sound. If you want to go be sure to get tickets in advance, expect a sell out.

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

Slayer at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Bands:
Slayer
Testament
Carcass

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

Cost:
SOLD OUT

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

Comments:
It’s Slayer, Testament and Carcass all on the same bill, what the hell else do you want? All three bands have headlined this venue in the past 18 months and now they’re going to tear it up together. If you aren’t interested in this show then I’m not really sure why you’re on this website in the first place.

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

Rivers Of Nihil at the Pinch

Date:
Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Rivers Of Nihil
Dark Sermon

Local Bands:
Waking The Monolith
Crawling Manifest
Exemptus
Emerge A Tyrant
On Wings Of Hope
Azathoth

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

Cost:
$15 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Rivers Of Nihil is a tech death band from Pennsylvania and they’re coming to play the Pinch with Dark Sermon a black/death/core band from Tampa, Florida.

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

Conan at the Ottobar

Date:
Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Tour Name:
North American Tour 2016

Touring Bands:
Conan
Serial Hawk

Local Bands:
Fortress
Faith In Jane

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

Cost:
$18 at the door (plus $2 if under 21)
$15 ($16.52 after fees) from Brown Paper Tickets
$15 ($20.03 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Ultra heavy doomsters Conan are coming over from England to play the Ottobar with Fortress. There’s not much else to say about this crushingly heavy line up other than, be sure to bring ear plugs! If you know what’s best in life then you won’t miss Conan!

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

Abazagorath at El Gran Chaparral

Date:
Friday, March 11th, 2016

Bands:
Abazagorath
Witchaven
Steel Bearing Hand

Venue:
El Gran Chaparral (Yelp)
8307 Annapolis Rd, New Carrollton, MD 20784 (map)

Cost:
$15 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Abazagorath is a black metal band from New Jersey and they’re coming down to play this show, however I think the best band on the bill is really California based black/thrash band Witchaven. Make sure you get there in time to see them. The opener is a newer death/thrash band from Dallas, Texas named Steel Bearing Hand.

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

Deceased at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Bands:
Deceased
Lifetime Shitlist
Rat Infested

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

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Deceased is coming back to the Pinch with their death metal from the grave!

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

John 5 And The Creatures at the State Theatre

Date:
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Tour Name:
East Coast Tour 2016

Touring Bands:
John 5 and the Creatures

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
State Theatre (website)
220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046 (map)

Cost:
$25 day of show
$22 ($29.50 after fees) from Ticket Alternative

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
The State Theatre’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
John 5 is best known as the guitarist for Rob Zombie and formerly for Marilyn Manson. He also has a solo project and that’s what he is bringing to the State Theatre when John 5 and the Creatures come to town on their East Coast tour.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#John5

Abbath at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Saint Patrick’s Day

Tour Name:
The Decibel Magazine Tour 2016 (website)

Bands:
Abbath
High On Fire
Skeletonwitch
Tribulation

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

Cost:
$29 day of show
$24 ($32.16 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:25pm
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Decibel has announced their 2016 tour and it’s going to be headlined by Abbath! It’s the new solo project of Abbath from the infamous 2nd wave Norwegian black metal band Immortal. Also in the band is King Ov Hell, formerly of Gorgoroth. Matt Pike is bringing along his best sludgy riffs with High On Fire performing direct support on this bill. Skeletonwitch brings some of the heaviest thrash around with them, and the opener is Tribulation, an up and coming black metal band from Sweden. That’s a pretty sweet touring package, you’re not going to want to miss this show.

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

Shumaun at Fat Tuesdays

Date:
Friday, March 18th, 2016

Bands:
Shumaun
Brave
channel Volatile
Spellborne

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

Cost:
$7 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         21+ Only

Notes:
7pm doors open, 8pm show starts
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Prog band Shumaun headlines this cool little show full of locals at Fat Tuesdays, right across the street from George Mason’s campus.

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

Throwdown Syndicate at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Event Name:
Throwdown Syndicate EP Release Party

Bands:
Throwdown Syndicate
Bound By The Grave
Bittered
ZFL
Malicious Intent

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

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Local ghetto metal masters Throwdown Syndicate are having the release party for their self titled EP at the Pinch! There’s some other great locals on the bill as well as Malicious Intent who are coming down from New Jersey to play.

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

Basura at Old Firestation #3

Date:
Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Basura

Local Bands:
Azathoth
Amara
Death Penalty

Venue:
Old Firestation #3 (website)
3988 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Basura is a grind band from North Carolina and they’re coming up here to play Old Firestation with some Virginia based bands. Azathoth plays death/thrash and Amara is some sort of blackened crust/punk metal from Newport News. Openers Death Penalty are thrash metal inspired by the 80s era Big Four.

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

Mac Sabbath at the Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Monday, March 21st, 2016

Touring Bands:
Mac Sabbath

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$18 day of show
$13 ($19.11 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:
The unholy combination of Black Sabbath and fast food gives us Mac Sabbath, a band that combines Black Sabbath covers with ridiculous lyrics about the horrors of fast food. Somehow they actually pull this off and make it pretty damn entertaining!

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

Sonata Arctica at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Sonata Arctica
Delain

Local Bands:
Omnislash
A Sound Of Thunder

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

Cost:
$33 day of show
$30.25 ($38.08 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Sonata Arctica is a power metal band from Finland and this time they’re coming through with Delain, a symphonic metal band from The Netherlands.

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

Intronaut at Rock And Roll Hotel

Date:
Monday, March 28th, 2016

Bands:
Intronaut
Scale The Summit
The Ocean
North

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

Cost:
$15 day of show
$13 ($17.61 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
The Ocean has dropped off this tour and been replaced by Scale The Summit
Rock And Roll Hotel’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This is one hell of a line up for prog fans! Intronaut headlines this tour with their brand of heavy and proggy. Don’t forget about German band The Ocean who are making a rare appearance on this tour as well as the excellent Arizona based band North. That’s a sick line up and for just $15 you can’t beat that price. UPDATE: The Ocean has had to drop off this tour and they’ve been replaced by the instrumental prog band Scale The Summit who are pretty great so it’s not all bad news.

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

Archgoat at Ottobar

Date:
Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Tour Name:
The Grand Luciferian March

Touring Bands:
Archgoat
Valkyrja

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$25 at the door (plus $2 if under 21)
$20 ($21.69 after fees) from Brown Paper Tickets
$20 ($25.03 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
With a name like Archgoat you pretty much know what you’re getting: raw, unholy black metal! The band is from Finland and are finally making their way over to the US for a string of tour dates (they did play at Maryland Deathfest one year). They’ll be touring with Swedish black metal band Valkyrja and a few locals are going to be added soon as well.

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

April 2016

Disturbed at the Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Friday, April 1st, 2016
April Fools Day

Touring Bands:
Disturbed

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
SOLD OUT 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:
Disturbed used to headline festivals like Ozzfest and Mayhem Fest so I’m really surprised to see them playing such a small venue these days. Even so, I do expect it to sell out so if nu-metal is your thing I’d try to get these tickets right when they go on sale.

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

Napalm Death at 9:30 Club

Date:
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Tour Name:
Savage Imperial Death March Tour

Bands:
Napalm Death
The Melvins
Melt Banana

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

Cost:
$30 ($40 after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale Fri, Dec 4th

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
The fathers of grindcore, Napalm Death, are coming to the 9:30 Club, wow! If that wasn’t awesome enough, they’re playing with the always eclectic Melvins. The opener is Melt-Banana, a Japanese band that lies somewhere between noise and grind.

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

Unearth at the Rock And Roll Hotel

Date:
Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Tour Name:
Fury Tour

Bands:
Unearth
Ringworm
Reflections
Cult Leader
Hollow Earth

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

Cost:
$18 ($22.76 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm
The Rock And Roll Hotel’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Metal and core and circle pits galore! Practice your karate or you’re gonna feel the floor.

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

DC Brau's 5th Anniversary Show

Date:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Event Name:
DC Brau’s 5th Anniversary Show

Bands:
The Sword
Kvelertak
Torche
Serpent Throne
Loud Boyz

Venue:
DC Brau (website)
3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018 (map)

Cost:
$60 at the door
$45 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly
$200 for VIP tickets that include unlimited beer
Tickets go on sale Fri 2/5 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
1pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here
DC Brau’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
DC Brau is having another concert for their 5th anniversary and this year they’re having a metal show! Prepare for an all day event with some top notch bands like The Sword, Kvelertak, Torche, Serpent Throne and locals Loud Boyz. On top of that they’ll have 5 collaboration beers on tap (click the poster above to read about them at the bottom of the image). This show sold out last year so don’t sleep on getting tickets ahead of time if you want to make sure you can get in to this epic show!

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#DCBrau5thAnniversary

Amon Amarth at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Tour Name:
Jomsviking North American Tour 2016

Bands:
Amon Amarth
Entombed A.D.
Exmortus

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

Cost:
$27.50 ($?? after fees) from Live Nation
Presale starts Weds 1/27 at 10am (password: ICONIC)

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

Comments:
Amon Amarth is raiding America once again this spring! The masters of viking metal come to the US with Entombed A.D. who are basically just Entombed minus one member and a slightly different name for legal reasons. Exmortus is from California and plays techy melo death. This is a pretty great line up guys, don’t miss this one!

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

May 2016

Prong at Metro Gallery

Date:
Friday, May 6th, 2016

Tour Name:
No Absolutes Tour 2016

Touring Bands:
Prong

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 ($21.89 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

Comments:
Still awaiting more info on this show but it looks like Prong will be coming to the Metro Gallery. No idea who else is going to be on the tour or who local openers are going to be but I’ll update this listing when I find out.

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

Ghost at the Hippodrome

Date:
Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Tour Name:
Black To The Future North America 2016

Bands:
Ghost

Venue:
Hippodrome Theatre (website)
12 North Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Cost:
Prices range from $80.50 to $42 from Ticket Master (requires a Ticket Master account)

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
This is a seated event

Comments:
I enjoy Ghost and all but seeing them in a seated venue sounds awful to me, especially at these crazy prices. Hopefully they’ll come back for a GA show in our area soon but I’m gonna be skipping this one.

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

Agoraphobic Nosebleed at the Black Cat

Date:
Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Bands:
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Supression
Fulgora
Brain Tentacles

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

Cost:
$15 ($18.90 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Grind band Agoraphobic Nosebleed is going to be playing their first non-festival show in their hometown at the Black Cat! Other bands include Supression from Richmond and Fulgora (which features drummer Adam Jarvis of Pig Destroyer and Misery Index). This is gonna be a hell of a rager, a great warm up for Maryland Deathfest the following weekend!

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

Rhapsody and Primal Fear at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody
Primal Fear

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$35 day of show
$33 ($40.91 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:
The Italian power metal band Rhapsody formed in the mid 90’s but in 2011 the band split into two different bands. Alex Staropoli formed Rhapsody Of Fire while Luca Turilli and several other Rhapsody members regrouped as Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, which is the band that is on this tour. power Metal fans are going to love this show even more with German band Primal Fear co-headlining the bill.

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

Maryland Deathfest XIV Pre Fest Party

Date:
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XIV Pre Fest Party

Bands:
Absu
Profanatica
Cryfemal
Pissgrave
Putrisect

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

Cost:
$25 at the door
$20 ($23 after fees) from Event Brite

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Absu is one of the oldest American black metal bands and they’ll be headlining this year’s pre-fest party. Expect this to sell out in advance so if you want to make sure you can get in be sure to get your tickets ASAP.

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

Maryland Deathfest XIV

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

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XIV

Links:
Website
Facebook Page
Facebook Event

Thursday at Rams Head Live
Bongripper (Chicago – Instrumental Stoner)
Buzzov*en (North Carolina – Sludge/Stoner)
Earth (Seattle – Drone)
Goblin (Italy – Movie Soundtracks)
Crypt Sermon (Philadelphia – Doom Metal)
Dopethrone (Canada – Doom/Sludge)
The Offering ??
Weedeater (North Carolina – Sludge/Stoner)

Thursday at Baltimore Soundstage
Dehumanized (New York – Death Metal)
Disgorge (San Diego – Death Metal)
Infernal Revulsion (Japan – Death Metal)
Jungle Rot (Wisconsin – Death Metal)
Putrid Pile (Wisconsin – Death Metal)
Severe Torture (The Netherlands – Death Metal)
Visceral Disgorge (Baltimore – Death Metal)
Waco Jesus (Illinois – Death Metal)

Friday at Edison Lot
Centinex (Sweden – Death Metal)
The Haunted (Sweden – Melodic Deathcore)
Khold (Norway – Black Metal)
Novembers Doom (Chicago – Death/Doom)
Horrendous (Philadelphia – Death Metal)
Mayhem (Norway – Black Metal) “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” set
Paradise Lost (UK – Doom Metal)
Samael (Switzerland – Black Metal) “Ceremony Of Opposites” set
Sinister (The Netherlands – Death Metal)
Wormed (Spain – Tech Death)

Friday at Rams Head Live
Demonic Christ (Atlanta – Black Metal)
Lord Belial (Sweden – Black Metal)
Secrets Of The Moon (Germany – Black Metal)
Svarttjern (Norway – Black Metal)

Friday at Baltimore Soundstage
The Afternoon Gentlemen (England – Grindcore)
BruceXCampbell (Los Angeles – Grind/Powerviolence)
Ground (New Jersey – Grind/Punk)
Hemdale (Cleveland – Death/Grind)
Magrudergrind (Brooklyn – Grindcore)
Repulsion (Michigan – Grind/Death)
Rotten Sound (Finland – Grindcore)
Sick Of Stupidity (The Netherlands – Grindcore)
Skullshitter (New York City – Grind/Death)
Yacøpsæ (Germany – Hardcore/Grind)

Saturday at Edison Lot
Atrophy (Arizona – Thrash Metal)
Demonical (Sweden – Death Metal)
Deranged (Sweden – Death Metal)
Exciter (Canada – Speed/Thrash)
Gruesome (California/Florida – Death Metal)
Hail Of Bullets (The Netherlands – War/Death)
Hellbringer (Australia – Thrash/Speed)
Hirax (Los Angeles – Thrash Metal)
Impaled Nazarene (Finland – Black Metal)
Nuclear Assault (New York City – Thrash Metal)
Testament (San Francisco – Thrash Metal)

Saturday at Rams Head Live
Auroch (Canada – Black/Death)
Craft (Sweden – Black Metal)
Dragged Into Sunlight (UK – Black Metal)
Grave Miasma (UK – Black/Death)
Saturnalia Temple (Sweden – Stoner/Doom)

Saturday at Baltimore Soundstage
Despise You (Los Angeles – Grind/Powerviolence)
Discharge (UK – Hardcore Punk)
Gets Worse (UK – Powerviolence)
Infest (Los Angeles – Powerviolence)
General Surgery (Sweden – Goregrind)
Haemorrhage (Spain – Goregrind)
Malignant Tumour (Czech Republic – Grind/Crust)
Negative Approach (Detroit – Hardcore Punk)
Priapus (North Carolina – Grindcore)
Severed Head Of State (Austin/Portland – Crust Punk)

Sunday at Edison Lot
Bongzilla (Wisconsin – Sludge/Stoner)
Denouncement Pyre (Australia – Black/Death)
Desaster (Germany – Black/Thrash)
Deströyer 666 (Australia – Black/Death)
Interment (Sweden – Death Metal)
Nocturnal Graves (Australia – Black/Thrash)
Satan (UK – NWOBHM)
Serpent Throne (Philadlphia – Instrumental Stoner)
Thulcandra (Germany – Melodic Black/Death)
Venom (UK – Speed/Thrash)
Wombbath (Sweden – Death Metal)

Sunday at Rams Head Live
Phobocosm (Canada – Death Metal)
Mitochondrion (Canada – Death/Black)
Mystifier (Brazil – Black Metal)
Svartidauði (Iceland – Black Metal)

Sunday at Baltimore Soundstage
Dead Church (Detroit – Death/Grind)
DOOM (UK – Crust Punk)
Excel (California – Crossover Thrash)
Putrescence (Canada – Death Metal)
Ringworm (Cleveland – Hardcore/Thrash)
Sanitys Dawn (Germany – Grindcore)
Sick Fix (Washington DC – HarDCore)
Six Brew Bantha (Canada – Grindcore)
Test (Brazil – Grind/Death)
Tragedy (Portland – Hardcore/Crust)
Whoresnation (France – Grindcore)
World Burns To Death (Austin – Crust Punk)

Bands That Dropped:
Tempest (Canada – Hardcore/Crust)
Tulus (Norway – Black Metal)
Lord Belial – Replaced by Angelcorpse (info here)

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
Two more bands were added to the line up on 8/30/15 here
Mayhem added to the line up on 11/27/15 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

June 2016

Hatebreed at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Bands:
Hatebreed
DevilDriver
Devil You Know

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

Cost:
$22 day of show
$18 ($25.75 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:
Hatebreed and DevilDriver team up to throw down on this tour for fans of hardcore metal. If you’re looking for some fun in a mosh pit then this show is for you.

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

August 2016

Black Sabbath at Jiffy Lube Live

Promo Video:

Date:
Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Tour Name:
The End

Bands:
Black Sabbath

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

Cost:
$?? ($?? after fees) from Live Nation
From $35 for lawn to $150 for GA Pit
Tickets go on sale 10/31 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
7:30pm      All Ages

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

Comments:
Black Sabbath is coming back to our area on their latest final tour. No word yet on openers or other info, but I’ll list it as soon as it becomes available.

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

30 Comments

  1. you guys are cool

  2. Thanks for having this site!!

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

  4. thanks!

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

  6. Sick site, keep it up!

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

  8. Good list. Keep it up!

  9. As always, nice info, Chris.

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

  11. Yes, very awesome! Thank you!

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

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

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

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

  18. kep it comin man thanks.

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

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

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

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

    Thanks

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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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