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.

October 2014

Prong at Empire

Date:
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Touring Bands:
Prong

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Deicide at Empire

Date:
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Deicide
SepticFlesh
Inquisition
Abysmal Dawn
Carach Angren

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Deicide, the most evil band to arise out of the Florida death metal scene of the 90s, returns to Empire and with quite a line up. Septicflesh from Greece plays a unique style of symphonic death metal. Seattle based Inquisition is a 2 piece black metal bands with lots of riffs, though there are some questions about their links to white power (just Google it if you don’t already know). Abysmal Dawn is a young California based death metal band and Carach Angren plays melodic black metal that fans of (old) Dimmu Borgir will appreciate.

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

Within Temptation at Rams Head Live

Date:
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Tour Name:
Hydra

Touring Bands:
Within Temptation
Amaranthe

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Rata Blanca at the Howard Theatre

Date:
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Event Name:
Kesta Happening DC‘s Metalfest

Touring Bands:
Rata Blanca
Angeles Del Infierno

Local Openers:
Metanium

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

Cost:
$70 at the door
$60 ($63.99 after fees) from Tickeri.com

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Rata Blanca is a classic/power metal band from Argentina that formed in the late 80s. Angeles Del Infierno is from Spain and is older than Rata Blanca. Locals Metanium should be a perfect opener for this show. The cover is a whopping $60 for just 3 bands (which for some reason they still called a “fest”) so if you’re not familiar with these Spanish speaking bands already it’s probably just a bit cost prohibitive to check them out live at this show.

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

Suffocation at Empire

Date:
Friday, October 10th, 2014

Tour Name:
Carnival Of Death Tour 2014

Touring Bands:
Suffocation
Kataklysm
Jungle Rot
Pyrexia
Internal Bleeding

Local Openers:
Gloom
March To Victory

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Cab Ride Home at First Break Cafe

Date:
Friday, October 10th, 2014

Bands:
Cab Ride Home
Cammo Shorts
Croatoan
Trihexyn

Venue:
First Break Cafe (Facebook page)
46970 Community Plz, Sterling, VA 20164 (map)

Cost:
$5 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Pretty sweet line up of local metal playing First Break on this Friday night, and it’s a lot cheaper than the Suffocation show. Come out and see the party metal band Cab Ride Home, hilarious grind band Cammo Shorts, dark doom band Croatoan and melodic metal band Trihexyn. All for just $5!

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

Today Is The Day at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Today Is The Day
Lord Mantis

Local Openers:
Ilsa
Foehammer

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

Cost:
$15 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Today Is The Day is a noise band from Tennessee that’s been around for over 20 years now but I’m not gonna like, the band I’m really most psyched to see at this show is Lord Mantis, a Chicago based sludge band that puts out some quality material. There’s also awesome local support on this one: Ilsa plays crusty death/doom better than anyone else around and Foehammer plays some crushing doom. This should be a great show and since it’s on a Saturday it’ll be easy to get there in time for all bands.

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

TBDM at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Event Name:
Fillmageddon

Bands:
The Black Dahlia Murder
Suicide Silence
Chelsea Grin
Altarbeast
Machine Head
Children Of Bodom
Epica
Battlecross
Cemetery Piss

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

Cost:
$26.50 (no fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
Line up change, details below.

Comments:
Machine Head decided to cancel their tour because they’re behind on their new album. As such, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross have all dropped off this date (as well as all others). TBDM and Suicide Silence are still playing, and Chelsea Grin and Altarbeast have been added. if you already had tickets you need to get a refund and buy another ticket (the ticket price has changed). The Fillmore posted this info on Facebook here.

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

Hobbs' Angel Of Death at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Hobbs’ Angel Of Death
Solstice

Local Openers:
Hessian
Narrow Grave

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

Cost:
$15 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Hobbs’ Angel Of Death is an 80s thrash metal band that has apparently been resurrected by founder Peter Hobbs and a bunch of new guys. I don’t think they have any new material so they’re probably just going to play their old stuff.

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

King Diamond at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Monday, October 13th, 2014

Tour Name:
2014 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
King Diamond
Jess & The Ancient Ones

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Horrendous at Metro Gallery

Date:
Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Bands:
Ilsa
Horrendous
Castle Freak
Cemetery Piss
Bestial Evil

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Horrendous comes up from Richmond to bring their sick death metal to Baltimore for this awesome DIY show on a Saturday night. Great warm up show for Dead Congregation the following night!

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

Dead Congregation at the Sidebar

Date:
Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Tour Name:
Promulgation Of The Fall U.S. Tour

Touring Bands:
Dead Congregation
Mausoleum
Pissgrave

Local Openers:
Oak

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:
Originally listed at Sidebar, it is now moved to the Metro Gallery.
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Greek band Dead Congregation’s new album Promulgation Of The Fall is one of the best death metal releases of 2014. If you’ve been sleeping on these guys be sure to check them out and then get your ass to this show for a rare chance to catch them live. If that wasn’t enough there’s also touring support from two Pennsylvania death metal bands, Mausoleum and Pissgrave. And local doom/drone band Oak will be kicking things off (get there in time to see them, they kick ass).

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

Darkest Hour at Empire

Date:
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Tour Name:
The Hell or High Wattage Tour

Touring Bands:
Darkest Hour
Unearth
Carnifex
Origin
I, The Breather
Black Crown Initiate

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$18 ($22.92 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
DC’s own Darkest Hour headlines this tour with a huge line up of melodic, metalcore and even death metal bands.

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

Hellion at Fish Head Cantina

Date:
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Tour Name:
Karma’s A Bitch North American Tour

Touring Bands:
Hellion

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Fish Head Cantina (website)
4802 Benson Ave, Halethorpe, MD 21227 (map)

Cost:
$15 at the door
$12 ($13.93 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
All ages until 9pm, 21+ only after 9pm

Comments:
Ann Boleyn is bringing Hellion back out on tour and this will be the band’s only area appearance. The rest of the line up consists of Maxxxwell Carlisle on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Greg Smith on bass and Scott Warren on keyboards.

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

Forest Of Tygers at The Pinch

Date:
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Touring Bands:
Forest Of Tygers

Local Openers:
Permafrost
I Pull Teeth From Your Skull

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

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Forest Of Tygers is a sick new black/sludge band from Tennessee that will be tearing up the Pinch on this Thursday night.

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

Arch Enemy at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Tour Name:
War Eternal American Tour 2014

Touring Bands:
Arch Enemy
Kreator
Huntress
Starkill

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Judas Priest at Pier Six Pavilion

Date:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

Bands:
Judas Priest
Steel Panther

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Mpire Of Evil at Fish Head Cantina

Date:
Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Touring Bands:
M:Pire Of Evil
Hatriot

Local Openers:
Ghost Of War
Ten Feet Thick

Venue:
Fish Head Cantina (website)
4802 Benson Ave, Halethorpe, MD 21227 (map)

Cost:
$18 at the door
$15 ($17.16 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm     All Ages

Notes:
All ages until 9pm, 21+ only after 9pm

Comments:
Old school metal heads will be excited to see M-Pire Of Evil, featuring Mantas and Demolition Man of Venom, performing their original songs as well as some Venom classics at the Fish Head Cantina. In addition you’ll get to see Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza’s band Hatroit too! There’s two locals that will be starting the show off too, Ghost Of War and Ten Feet Thick.

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

Pentagram at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Bands:
Pentagram
Radio Moscow
Bang
Kings Destroy
The Pilgrim

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

Cost:
$28 day of show
$27.50 ($34.76 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
7pm doors, 7:30pm first band
Baltimore SoundStage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Legendary doom metal band Pentagram headlines this show at the Baltimore SoundStage. Victor Griffin is back in the band so come see them crank out killer tunes new and old.

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

Pallbearer at the Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Pallbearer
Tombs
Vattnet Viskar

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

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

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

Samhain at the Howard Theater

Date:
Friday, October 31st, 2014

Touring Bands:
Samhain
Goatwhore
Midnight

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

Cost:
$37.50 day of show
$32.50 ($42.55 after fees) from Ticket Master

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

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

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

November 2014

Onslaught at Empire

Date:
Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Tour Name:
Thrash Invasion 2014

Touring Bands:
Onslaught
Artillery
Striker

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Mastodon at Rams Head Live

Date:
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Bands:
Mastodon
Gojira
Kvelertak

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

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

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

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

Weedeater at Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Bands:
Weedeater
Full Of Hell
Lazer/Wulf

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

Cost:
$18 day of show
$17.60 ($24.33 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7:30pm, first band at 8pm
Baltimore SoundStage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
North Carolina’s stoner masters Weedeater are headlining this show at the Baltimore SoundStage with a wildly eclectic line up that also features the hardcore band Full Of Hell and the experimental metal band Lazer/Wulf.

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

Carcass at the Broadberry

Date:
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Tour Name:
Inked In Steel North American Tour 2014

Touring Bands:
Carcass
Obituary
Exhumed
Noisem

Venue:
The Broadberry (website)
2729 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 (map)

Cost:
$25 ($30.13 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, first band at 7:30
The Broadberry’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
I don’t usually list shows in Richmond but this line up is too damn good and this is the closest they’re coming to us. Carcass headlines the tour with old school Tampa death metal band Obituary as direct support. Also performing will be the blood soaked Exhumed and Baltimore’s young throwback death/thrashers Noisem.

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

Wolvhammer at Sidebar

Date:
Friday, November 7th, 2014

Tour Name:
Desanctifying America 2014

Touring Bands:
Wolvhammer
Mortals
Krieg

Local Openers:
Fortress

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

Cost:
$10 ($12.50 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
What a line up! Wolvhammer brings their blackened sludge from Minnesota to play this with tour mates Mortals (who also play blackened sludge) who are from Brooklyn, New York. If that wasn’t enough awesome for you don’t worry, there’s also going to be sets by USBM band Krieg and the supremely loud Maryland doom band Fortress. You can’t find a better line up for just $10!

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

Noisem at Sidebar

Date:
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Bands:
Noisem
Homewrecker
Pharaoh
Eternal Sleep
Ilsa

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:
They aren’t calling it one, but this is basically a A389 Records showcase show at the Sidebar. Homewrecker and Pharaoh join 3 other A389 bands when their tour comes through Baltimore, and that’s a pretty sick line up! Don’t know any of these bands? Just click their names above to give them a listen.

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

Brian Posehn at the Black Cat

Date:
Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Comedians:
Brian Posehn

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:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Black Cat’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
The metal head stand up comedian, Brian Posehn, returns to DC and this time he’s coming to the Black Cat’s main stage. I know this isn’t a concert but that doesn’t mean it won’t be awesome and that’s good enough reason to list it on this calendar.

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

Exodus at Empire

Date:
Monday, November 24th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Exodus

Local Openers:
Yesterday’s Saints

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

Cost:
$20 at the door
$17 ($21.63 after fees) from Ticket Fly
$17 ($18.50 after fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Old school San Francisco thrash band Exodus returns to Empire and now they’ve got Steve “Zetro” Souza back on vocals!

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

December 2014

Death To All at Empire

Date:
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Tour Name:
Swamp Leper Stomp ’14

Touring Bands:
Death To All
Obituary
Massacre
Rivers Of Nihil
Untimely Demise

Local Openers:
ANU

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

Cost:
$28 at the door
$25 ($30.64 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
The Death To All tour brings their tribute to Chuck Schuldiner to Empire with former Death members performing the band’s classics. This time the line up is Bobby Koelble (guitarist on Symbolic), Sean Reinert (drummer on Human), Steve DiGiorgio (bass on Human, Individual Thought Patterns and Symbolic) and Max Phelps. Also on this tour are two other legendary bands from the old school Tampa death metal scene, Obituary and Massacre! And if all this isn’t enough death metal for you, there will be sets by up and coming bands Rivers Of Nihil and Untimely Demise.

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

Animals As Leaders at Rams Head Live

Date:
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Tour Name:
Abstract Reality North America Tour 2014

Bands:
Animals As Leaders
Devin Townsend Project
Monuments

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

Cost:
$22 at the door
$18 ($24.30 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Rams Head Live’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Former DC native Tosin Abasi brings his instrumental prog band Animals As Leaders to Baltimore on a co-headlining tour with the wacky Devin Townsend. Opening this show is Monuments, a prog band from the UK.

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

Gwar at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Tour Name:
Gwar Eternal Tour 2014

Touring Bands:
Gwar
Corrosion Of Conformity
American Sharks

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$17 ($24.72 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Oderus might have returned to his home planet but Gwar is still touring, and the final night of their tour is here at the Baltimore SoundStage on a Saturday night! Be sure to wearing your finest white t-shirt and get up front to get yourself a good look at the band’s new vocalists Blothar and Vulvatron.

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

January 2015

Dark Tranquillity at Empire

Date:
Monday, January 5th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Dark Tranquillity
Insomnium

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

April 2015

Kamelot at Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Monday, April 27th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Kamelot
Dragonforce

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$30 at the door
$26 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale Sat 10/4 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Not the most brutal band to arise out of Tampa, Florida in the early 90s, Kamelot has been cranking out epic power metal for decades now. They’re still going strong and will be coming to the Baltimore Soundstage to kick off their 2015 North American tour. Also along for the ride will be Dragonforce, the UK based power metal band with those crazy guitar solos.

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

May 2015

Nightwish at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Nightwish
Delain

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$?? ($?? after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Final show of the tour

Comments:
Floor Jansen fronts Nightwish as the biggest name in symphonic metal comes to our area for the final show of their US tour before heading back to Finland. Also along for the tour is Delain, a symphonic band from The Netherlands.

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

Maryland Deathfest

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

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XIII (website)

Band Name (Location/Genre):
Adversarial (Toronto/Black Death)
Aeternus (Norway/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Maryland/Grind)
Amorphis (Finland/Melo Death) exclusive appearance
Anaal Nathrakh (UK/Black Grind) exclusive appearance
Antigama (Poland/Death Grind)
Arcturus (Norway/Black Prog) exclusive appearance
Artificial Brain (New York/Tech Death)
Aura Noir (Norway/Black Thrash) exclusive appearance
Backslider (Philadelphia/Fastcore)
Bevar Sea (India/Stoner Doom)
Bloodbath (Sweden/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Bulldozer (Italy/Thrash) exclusive appearance
Cephalic Carnage (Colorado/Death Grind)
Chainsaw To The Face (New Jersey/Grind)
Cianide (Chicago/Death Metal)
Ciborium (Maryland/Death Metal)
Coke Bust (Washington DC/harDCore)
Conan (UK/Doom Metal) exclusive appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany/Black Metal)
Demilich (Finland/Tech Death) exclusive appearance
Demoncy (Seattle/Black Metal)
Devourment (Dallas/Death Metal)
Dragged Into Sunlight (UK/Black Metal)
D.R.I. (San Francisco/Crossover Thrash)
Early Graves (San Francisco/Death N Roll)
Einherjer (Norway/Viking Metal) exclusive appearance
Engorged (Portland/Death Grind)
Entrails Massacre (Germany/Death Grind)
Excel (California/Crossover Thrash)
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation (Japan/Death Grind)
Fulgora (Baltimore/Death Metal)
Full Of Hell (Maryland/Death Grind)
Funebrarum (New Jersey/Death Metal)
Ghoul (Oakland/Death Thrash)
Goatsnake (Los Angeles/Stoner Doom)
Grin And Bear It (Cleveland/Hardcore)
Homewrecker (Ohio/Crust Punk)
Impetuous Ritual (Australia/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Inter Arma (Richmond/Sludge Doom)
Internal Bleeding (New York/Death Metal)
Inverloch playing Disembowelment songs (Australia/Death Doom) ex ap
Iron Man (Baltimore/Doom Metal)
Jex Thoth (Wisconsin/Stoner Doom)
Knelt Rote (Portland/Black Grind)
Lock Up (UK/Death Grind) exclusive appearance
Lycanthrophy (Czech Republic/Grind)
Mantar (Germany/Sludge Metal)
Martyrdöd (Sweden/Crust Punk)
Master (Czech Republic/Death Metal)
Melt-Banana (Japan/Noise Rock)
Metal Church (San Francisco/Power Thrash)
Morpheus Descends (New York/Death Metal)
Mortal Decay (New Jersey/Death Metal)
Mother Brain (Long Island/Grind)
Napalm Death (UK/Grind)
Neurosis (Oakland/Experimental Metal)
Noisear (Southwest US/Grind)
Noxa (Indonesia/Death Grind)
Obituary (Tampa/Death Metal)
Origin (Kansas/Tech Death)
Pizzahifive (Ohio/Grind)
P.L.F. (Houston/Grind)
Portal (Australia/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Primitive Man (Denver/Sludge Doom)
Primodrial (Ireland/Black Folk)
Prosanctus Inferi (Ohio/Death Metal)
Razor (Ontario/Speed Thrash) exclusive appearance
Serpentine Path (New York/Death Doom)
Skepticism (Finland/Funeral Doom) exclusive appearance
Skinless (New York/Death Metal)
Sodom (Germany/Thrash) exclusive appearance
Spazztic Blurr (Portland/Crossover Grind)
Splatterhouse (Portland/Death Grind)
Suffering Mind (Poland/Grind)
Thantifaxath (Toronto/Black Metal)
Suffocation (New Jersey/Death Metal)
Tombs (Brooklyn/Post Metal)
Triac (Baltimore/Grind Punk)
Triptykon (Switzerland/Death Doom) exclusive appearance
Tsjuder (Norway/Black Metal) exclusive appearance
Twilight Of The Gods (International/Classic Metal) exclusive appearance
Ufomammut (Italy/Stoner Doom)
Vallenfyre (UK/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Vattnet Viskar (New Hampshire/Black Metal)
Vulcano (Brazil/Death Thrash) exclusive appearance
Water Torture (Buffalo/Grind)
Winter (New York/Doom)
Wolfbrigade (Sweden/D-Beat Punk) exclusive appearance
Yob (Oregon/Stoner Doom)

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

Cost:
$225 for early bird 4 day all venue pass

All other ticket options will go on sale September 5th.

Notes:
The first round of bands was announced on 7/15 here. Second round of bands was announced on 7/25 here. The third round of bands was announced on 8/18 here.

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

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

30 Comments

  1. you guys are cool

  2. Thanks for having this site!!

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

  4. thanks!

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

  6. Sick site, keep it up!

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

  8. Good list. Keep it up!

  9. As always, nice info, Chris.

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

  11. Yes, very awesome! Thank you!

  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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