Upcoming Concerts

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

August 2014

Earthless at the Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Earthless
The Shrine

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

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

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

October 31 at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Bands:
October 31
The Day Of The Beast
Metanium
Cladonia Rangiferina
Drunken Master

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

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Set times:
The Day Of The Beast had to drop off this bill, as they stated here.

7:30 – Drunken Master
8:15 – Cladonia Rangiferina
9:00 – The Day Of The Beast
10:00 – October 31
11:30 – Metanium

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
October 31 is the other project of King Fowley of Deceased fame and Halloween is coming early this year when they play at the Pinch! And of course you don’t want to miss Virgina Beach’s brutal death/thrashers The Day Of The Beast either.

Direct link to this concert listing:
http://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#October31

Windhand at the Black Cat

Date:
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Windhand

Local Openers:
D.O.C.
Citadel

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

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

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

September 2014

Arsis at Empire

Date:
Monday, September 1st, 2014

Tour Name:
A Decade Of Guilt North American Tour 2014

Touring Bands:
Arsis
Allegaeon
Exmortus

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:
5pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Arsis will be performing their album A Celebration Of Guilt in its entirety on every date of this tour in celebration of their debut album’s 10th anniversary.

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

Cammo Shorts at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Bands:
Cammo Shorts
Croatoan
Palkoski
Death Penalty

Venue:
Buhi Skate Shop (Facebook)
316 Dominion Rd NE, Vienna, VA 22180 (map)

Cost:
$5 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Four local metal bands, two thrash and two grind, make up this DIY show’s line up. This will be the first show at the Buhi Skate Shop so come out, if enough people do they may start doing more shows there.

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

Dominium at Oasis Bar

Date:
Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Dominium
Discordia
Hubris
Haethen

Venue:
Oasis Bar Discoteca (website)
3919 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
1 more band TBA

Comments:
Several black metal bands will all be coming to the Oasis Bar Discoteca on this Saturday night. Dominium is from Richmond, Haethen is from Philly and Hubris will be coming all the way from Buffalo, New York to play this one.

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

Spine Buster at the Pinch

Date:
Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Bands:
Spinebuster
Occult 45
Ramlord
Wiretap

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

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
The local wrestling themed crossover thrash band Spinebuster is having a record release show this night and if that wasn’t awesome enough for you then how about Occult 45 (from Pennsylvania) and Ramlord (from New Hampshire) coming through on their tour? Virginia hardcore band Wiretap starts things off. All this for just $10!

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

Overkill at Empire

Date:
Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Overkill

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Skeletonwitch at Empire

Date:
Friday, September 12th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Skeletonwitch
Ghoul
Black Anvil

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Deceased at Empire

Date:
Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Event Name:
A Night Of Speed Death And Thrash

Bands:
Deceased
Blood Feast
Crucifier

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Black Cobra at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Black Cobra
Lo-Pan
Davidians

Local Openers:
Foghound

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

Cost:
$10 ($12.50 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
Originally scheduled at the Pinch in DC, moved to Balti
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
California’s Black Cobra is a two piece that cranks out some thundering sludge metal and they’ll be coming to the Sidebar on their tour with Ohio’s Lo-Pan. There will also be a set by Davidians, a North Carolina based stoner band, as well as locals Foghound. That’s a great line up for just $10!

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

Sonata Arctica at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Touring Bands:
Sonata Arctica
Delain
Xandria

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Crowbar at the Ottobar

Date:
Monday, September 15th, 2014

Tour Name:
Symmetry In Black North American Tour 2014

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

Local Openers:
Passage Between

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Full Of Hell at the Sidebar

Date:
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Bands:
Full Of Hell
Noisem
Triac

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

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

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

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

Eluveitie at the Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Friday, September 19th, 2014

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

Touring Bands:
Eluveitie
Týr
Metsatöll

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Earth at the Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Touring Bands:
Earth
King Dude

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
The Seattle based drone band Earth isn’t particularly “metal” but they are the fathers of drone. If you’re looking for a fun show to chill out to this is it. Please do not use flash photography, even just on your phone, during Earth’s set as Dylan Carlson is prone to seizures and you will be thrown out for doing so.

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

Rotting Christ at Empire

Date:
Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Touring Bands:
Rotting Christ

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$18 at the door
$16 ($20.60 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Rotting Christ is support on the Belphegor North American tour but this show appears to be a one-off date from the tour with just Rotting Christ. The Greek plays a unique style of black metal and if you aren’t familiar with their album Theogonia then you need to check that classic out and then come out to this show.

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

Deafheaven at the Ottobar

Date:
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Touring Bands:
Deafheaven
No Joy

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

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

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

October 2014

Prong at Empire

Date:
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Touring Bands:
Prong

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

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

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

Fillmageddon at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Event Name:
Fillmageddon

Bands:
Machine Head
Children Of Bodom
The Black Dahlia Murder
Suicide Silence
Epica
Battlecross

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

Cost:
$29.99 ($37.99 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
The Machine Head and Children Of Bodom tour is combining with The Black Dahlia Murder and Suicide Silence tour for one date only, and it’s at the Fillmore Silver Spring on October 11th! In addition, Epica and Battlecross will be performing, no word on what the openers on the TBDM tour will be doing this evening but they aren’t listed as part of this show.

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

King Diamond at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Monday, October 13th, 2014

Tour Name:
2014 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
King Diamond

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:
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:
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:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

January 2015

Dark Tranquillity at Empire

Date:
Monday, January 5th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Dark Tranquillity

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

May 2015

Maryland Deathfest

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

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XIII (website)

Band Name (Location/Genre):
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
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
Sodom (Germany/Thrash) exclusive appearance
Spazztic Blurr (Portland/Crossover Grind)
Splatterhouse (Portland/Death Grind)
Suffering Mind (Poland/Grind)
Thantifaxath (Toronto/Black 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

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

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

  18. kep it comin man thanks.

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

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

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

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

    Thanks

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

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

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

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

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


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