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.

March 2015

Whiplash at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Friday, March 27th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Whiplash
Traitor

Local Bands:
Narrow Grave

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

Cost:
$20 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Whiplash is a New Jersey based thrash metal band best known for their 1984 debut album Power And Pain though they put out 6 albums in the 80s and 90s, plus another “come back” release in 2009. This show is a rare chance to catch these guys live in our area.

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

Mother Brain at the Ottobar

Date:
Friday, March 27th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Mother Brain
Artificial Brain
Die Choking
Krieg
Occult 45

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$10 at the door ages 21+
412 at the door under 21
$10 ($14.24 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, first band starts at 8:30
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Prepare to get your brain drained when Mother Brain and Artificial Brain team up to bring you some crazy grind from New York! There will also be grinding sets by Die Choking and Occult 45. While New Jersey based black metal band Krieg seems pretty out of place on the bill they’re a great band definitely worth checking them out live.

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

Savagist at Sidebar

Date:
Friday, March 27th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Savagist
Demon Eye

Local Bands:
Iron Man
Foghound
Musket Hawk

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

Cost:
$8 ($9.66 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Doom and stoner metal fans are not going to want to miss this show! Savagist is coming up from Athens, Georgia and they put on a hell of a live show! They’re touring with North Carolina’s Demon Eye, a great doom band. Plus there’s three great locals on this one in Iron Man, Foghound and Musket Hawk.

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

Dominium at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Dominium
The Day Of The Beast

Local Bands:
Permafrost
Dispellment

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:
Now this is a hell of a DIY line up! Dominium is a pummeling black metal band from Richmond and they’ll be tearing up the Pinch with Virgina Beach based death metal band The Day Of The Beast. And if that wasn’t sick enough the locals on this one are pretty sweet too, both Permafrost and Dispellment slay! Don’t get there late, this bill is top notch from start to finish!

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

Morne at Sidebar

Date:
Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Tour Name:
Spring 2015

Touring Bands:
Morne

Local Bands:
Oak
Putrid Servant
Corpse Light

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

Cost:
$12 ($13.97 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Morne is a crusty doom band from Boston and this show will be their first in Baltimore. They’re playing with some great locals, including drone/doom band Oak, black metal by Putrid Servant and the sludgy Corpse Light (formerly known as Ophidian). That’s a hell of a bill for just $12!

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

Elder at Metro Gallery

Date:
Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Elder

Local Bands:
The Convocation
Fortress
Borracho

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

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

Comments:
Stoner and doom fans won’t want to miss when Elder comes down from Massachusetts to headline this awesome show at the Metro Gallery! It’s just $10 and you also get to see Baltimore’s The Convocation, the super loud Fortress from Hagerstown and the always rocking Borracho from DC. From top to bottom this is a killer line up!

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

Torche at DC9

Date:
Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Tour Name:
Restarter US Tour March 2015

Touring Bands:
Torche
Wrong

Local Bands:
Jeff Carey
Black Clouds

Venue:
DC9 (website)
1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$14 day of show
$12 ($14.42 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
DC9’s event page for this concert is here
Nothing is not on the date of the tour

Comments:
Miami’s super fun and heavy Torche are headlining this show at DC9! Don’t miss this excellent show with Wrong, also from Miami.

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

Oceano at Empire

Date:
Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Tour Name:
Ascendant’s Album Release Tour

Touring Bands:
Oceano
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
Lorna Shore
Boris The Blade
Martyr Defiled

Local Bands:
Silent On Fifth Street
Encasing Embrace
Nautilus
Skies Of Gomorrah

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

Cost:
$15 at the door
$13 ($17 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
I’m not gonna lie, this kind of metalcore is not my thing, but I try to be inclusive on this site. If metalcore is your thing then this is probably a pretty sick line up for you!

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

Mutilation Rites at the Pinch

Date:
Monday, March 30th, 2015

Bands:
Mutilation Rites
Occultist
Hivelords

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

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
NYC based black metal band Mutilation Rites is coming back to the Pinch to put on what will surely be another crushing performance! Richmond’s Occultist is a female-fronted crust metal band that totally shreds as well! This is one hell of a DIY show that metal fans won’t want to miss.

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

Coal Chamber at Rams Head Live

Date:
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Bands:
Coal Chamber
Filter
Combichrist
American Head Charge
Saint Ridley

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

Cost:
$27 ($35.20 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, first band at 6:20pm
Rams Head Live’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Coal Chamber, better known as Devildriver vocalist Dez Fafara’s other band, is a nu-metal band (I guess that’s still a thing). This show’s acts seem a bit dated but I’m sure there’s a certain audience looking for the nostalgia.

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

April 2015

Gravewurm at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Tour Name:
Infernal & Eternal Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Gravewurm
Sathanas

Local Bands:
Extermination Angel

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

Cost:
$12 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
If you’re looking for some lo-fi black metal then this show is for you. Locals Extermination Angel start things off with some sick thrash riffage.

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

Electric Wizard at Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Tour Name:
North American Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Electric Wizard
Satan’s Satyrs

Local Openers:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
SOLD OUT
$25 day of show
$20 ($28.05 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, first band at 9pm
Baltimore SoundStage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
It’s been a long time since the UK’s masters of Satanic stoner/doom metal Electric Wizard toured the US and luckily for us they’re coming through our area on April Fools Day (no joke though, this show really is happening!). Opening on the tour is Northern Virginia’s Satan’s Satyrs, a local band of young guys with a throwback sound right out of the 70s. They make sense on this tour though as one of their members now plays bass for Electric Wizard too.

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

Vital Remains at Club Orpheus

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Tour Name:
Anthology Of Evil USA Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Vital Remains
Vale Of Pnath

Local Bands:
Bury The Memories
Existentium

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

Cost:
$20 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here
First show of the tour

Comments:
Vital Remains is bringing their unholy death metal to Club Orpheus in Baltimore to kick off their tour with Colorado’s Vale Of Pnath. It’s a bit pricey at $20 but I guess if you missed getting tickets for Electric Wizard you’ve still got a show you can go to.

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

Liturgy at DC9

Date:
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Tour Name:
The Ark Work

Touring Bands:
Liturgy
Sannhet
Horse Lords

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
DC9 (website)
1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$14 day of show
$12 ($14.52 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
DC9’s event page for this concert is here
First show of the tour

Comments:
Brooklyn’s Liturgy seems to be moving away from their (arguably) black metal sound towards a more “art metal” sound. This will be the band’s first time performing in our area since the release of their newest album, The Ark Work, and our first time to hear the band’s shift in a live setting.

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

Father Befouled at the Sidebar

Date:
Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Tour Name:
Abyss Of Funeral Winds Mini Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Father Befouled
Encoffination
Ghoulgotha

Local Openers:
Pissgrave
Putrisect

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

Cost:
$12 (no fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
9pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This 4 date mini-tour will be death meta band Father Befouled’s first live shows in over two years and we’re lucky enough to get one of the dates in Baltimore! What’s even more amazing is that all three of the bands on this tour share a drummer, Wayne Sarantopoulos, and apparently he will be performing triple duty each night behind the kit!

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

Sete Star Sept at Sidebar

Date:
Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Tour Name:
USA East Coast Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Sete Star Sept
Razorheads
Perspex Flesh

Local Bands:
Lotus Fucker
The Emmies

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:
Sete Star Sept is a grindcore band coming all the way from Japan to play this show. The rest of the bands on the bill are mostly punk/hardcore bands that I’m really not too familiar with. Razorheads are from Jew Jersey though and Perspex Flesh is from the UK. That’s a pretty exotic bill for just $8!

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

Black Label Society at Rams Head Live

Date:
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Tour Name:
Unblackened Tour

Touring Bands:
Black Label Society
Wino

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

Cost:
$35 day of show
$26.82 ($35 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:
Ozzy’s old guitar player Zakk Wylde brings his band Black Label Society back to Baltimore this spring and to make it even better the opener on this tour is Saint Vitus front man Wino doing his solo material (which I particularly really enjoy).

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

Death Penalty at Axum Lounge

Date:
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Bands:
Death Penalty
Metanium
Uncle Jesse
Tigers Are Bad For Horses
Outer Body Llama
Finding Fusion

Venue:
Axum Lounge (website)
1934 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Axum is an Ethiopian club a couple doors down from DC9 and they rarely host metal shows there. This one isn’t even entirely a metal show, but the final two bands of the night definitely are. Death Penalty is thrash metal inspired by the likes of 80s era Metallica and Megadeth. Metanium has a classic vibe and reminds me a bit of Dio or Judas Priest except all their songs are in Spanish. Not a bad bill at all for a Saturday night in April.

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

The Body at Charm City Art Space

Date:
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Touring Bands:
The Body

Local Bands:
Nosiem
Curse

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

Cost:
$7 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
3pm          All Ages

Notes:
Matinee show, early start time
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Rhode Island’s The Body plays a mean style of doom metal that should be a perfect counter balance to Noisem’s high energy death/thrash. Note the early start time for this matinee show!

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

Summer's End at the Sidebar

Date:
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Bands:
Summer’s End
Sonic Creeps
Johnny B. Morbid
Enemy Insects
Ampallang Infection

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

Cost:
$10 ($11.82 after fees) from Mission Fly

Doors:       Ages:
9pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Summer’s End is a metalcore/melodic band from Bowie, Maryland, that put out an album back in 2005 which is apparently getting reissued soon, and I guess they’re playing this show to support its re-release.

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

Inter Arma at DC9

Date:
Monday, April 13th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Inter Arma
Yautja

Local Bands:
Drugs Of Faith

Venue:
DC9 (website)
1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$12 at the door
$10 ($12.46 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, first band at 8:30pm
DC9’s even page for this concert is here

Comments:
Inter Arma is one of the best bands from Richmond right now and really worth checking out if you haven’t yet. They’re like a super pissed off version of Neurosis or something. Yautja is a Tennessee based grind/sludge band named after the species of aliens seen in the Predator movies.

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

Grethor at Grog And Tankard

Date:
Friday, April 17th, 2015

Bands:
Grethor
Lord
Red Sword
Myopic
Affasia

Venue:
Grog And Tankard (website)
1243 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22405 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door for ages 21+
$15 at the door for under 21

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Some of Virginia’s finest will be playing this rare metal show at the Grog & Tankard in Stafford, Virginia. And it’s a solid line up with death metal from Grethor, doom from Lord, prog from Red Sword, black metal from Myopic and “melodic doom rock” from Affasia.

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

Abstruktor at the Pinch

Date:
Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Tour Name:
Tour Of Terror 2015

Touring Bands:
Abstruktor

Local Bands:
Narrow Grave
Vermörd

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

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Abstruktor is a thrash band from Boston that’s coming down to play the Pinch! There’s also some killer locals on this including crossover thrashers Narrow Grave and black metal band Vermörd as well.

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

Cavalera Conspiracy at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Monday, April 20th, 2015
4:20

Tour Name
Pandemonium Tour

Touring Bands:
Cavalera Conspiracy
Death Angel
Corrosion Of Conformity
Lody Kong

Local Bands:
Noisem
Ampallang Infection

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:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Max Cavalera and his drumming brother Iggor, who together were once the core of Sepultura, have reunited in Cavalera Conspiracy to bring you that classic Cavalera sound. Rounding out the line up is Marc Rizzo (of Soulfly) on guitar and Nate Newton (of Converge, The Doomriders, Old Man Gloom) on bass. Also on the bill is bay area thrashers Death Angel and Corrosion Of Conformity (currently with the Blind line up). The opener is Lody Kong, a band featuring Zyon Cavalera on drums, the son of Max Cavalera. You might have heard his in utero heartbeat as the intro sound to the Sepultura classic song “Refuse/Resist.”

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

In This Moment at Rams Head Live

Date:
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Tour Name:
Black Widow Tour

Bands:
In This Moment
Butcher Babies
Upon A Burning Body
The Nearly Deads

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

Cost:
$28 day of show
$25 ($33 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Usually I’d make some jokes about In This Moment and Butcher Babies in this space but I guess their strategy of boobs over chugga chugga riffs is working because they keep on fucking touring. There are so many bands that are actually good great out there people, why? WHY?!?!

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

Bedlam at Fat Tuesdays

Date:
Friday, April 24th, 2015

Bands:
Bedlam
Diseased Earth
Myopic
Lord

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

Cost:
$5 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         21+ Only

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

Comments:
Bedlam is a doom metal band from Charlottesville, Virginia and they’re headlining this show of local doom/sludge bands (though Myopic is a bit outside of that classification). It should be a fun show at the best bar just off of the George Mason campus.

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

Repulsion at Mary Graydon Center Tavern

Date:
Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Repulsion

Local Bands:
Pig Destroyer
Ilsa
Noisem

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

Cost:
$25 at the door
$20 (no fees) from Storenvy

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Repulsion, along with Napalm Death and Terrorizer, is one of the founding fathers of grind, and they’re also credited with the invention of the blast beat. They’ve played Maryland Deathfest several times but this show will be in a much more compact setting, perfect for grindcore! There’s some sick locals on this bill too so don’t sleep on Ilsa’s crusty death/doom and Noisem’s high energy death/thrash.

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

Rozamov at the Circuit

Date:
Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Event Name:
Celebration Of The Bull

Touring Bands:
Rozamov
Ptahil
Human Bodies
Wizard Eye

Local Bands:
Fortress
Athame

Venue:
The Circuit (website)
104 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221 (map)

Cost:
$15 at the door
$12 ($13.97 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Some killer sludge coming to Baltimore when Boston’s Rozamov and Indiana based Ptahil come to the Circuit for this Saturday night rager! And don’t sleep on one of my favorite area bands, Fortress, who always bring the thundering doom with them.

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

Kamelot at Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Monday, April 27th, 2015

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
$28.60 ($35.89 after fees) from Ticket Fly

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

Testament at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Tour Name:
Dark Roots Of Thrash II Tour

Touring Bands:
Testament
Exodus
Shattered Sun

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$27.50 ($35.50 after fees) from Live Nation
$175 (no fees) VIP meet & greet ticket from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6pm, first band at 7pm

Comments:
Don’t be fooled, this Testament and Exodus tour isn’t some Christian rock thing coming to town. What we have here is a bill with two of the classic Bay Area thrash bands from the 80s. Testament will be playing a set focusing heavily on their first three albums (The Legacy, The New Order and Practice What You Preach) so old school fans should come prepared to hear a lot of that material. Exodus still has Steve Souza fronting the band, let’s hope they’ve cut the Rob Dukes songs out of the set list. The opener, Shattered Sun, is a metalcore band from Texas.

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

May 2015

Saturday Night Metal Massacre

Date:
Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Event Name:
Saturday Night Metal Massacre

Bands:
Rat Infested
Visceral Violation
Silence The Blind
Reticle

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:
Here’s a kick ass local metal show on this Saturday night in May. It’s just $8 and there’s some great talent here so don’t miss this one!

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

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:
$37.50 ($48 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

Amaranthe at Rams Head Live

Date:
Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Tour Name:
Massive Addictive

Bands:
Amaranthe
I Prevail
Santa Cruz

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

Cost:
$20 day of show
$18 ($24.30 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

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

Comments:
Amaranthe is playing in Baltimore the same night that Nightwish is at the Fillmore Silver Spring, which is a bit weird, especially since Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd once performed a show with Nightwish in Denver that ended up with then Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon quitting the band.

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

Saxon at Rams Head Live

Date:
Friday, May 15th, 2015
The ides of March

Tour Name:
Warriors Of The Road World Tour

Touring Bands:
Saxon

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$22 day of show
$20 ($26.50 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
It’s not every day you get a chance to see one of the original NWOBHM bands any more so you fans of the old school will not want to miss Saxon at Rams Head Live for this Friday night show!

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

Clutch at Pier Six Pavilion

Date:
Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Tour Name:
The Missing Link Tour

Touring Bands:
Clutch
Mastodon
Graveyard

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

Cost:
$32 day of show
$26.99 ($35.49 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Clutch headlines this night of the tour
Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
Pier Six Pavilion’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Not a bad line up eh? Clutch headlines this night of the Missing Link Tour and you can expect a hell of a show by all the bands involved. Don’t sleep on openers Graveyard, a throwback band from Sweden full of fuzzy riff goodness.

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

SepticFlesh at Empire

Date:
Monday, May 18th, 2015

Tour Name:
Conquerors Of The World III Festival Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
SepticFlesh
Moonspell
Deathstars

Local Bands:
Oberris

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:
SepticFlesh returns from Greece with Portuguese band Moonspell with them for a show that should serve as a good warm up show for Maryland Deathfest. There is also a band on the tour called the Deathstars, but they actually have nothing to do with Star Wars. They play something they call “industrial synth death rock” which, well I’ll let you make up your own mind on whether you think that sounds interesting or not.

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

Cryptopsy at Baltimore SoundStage

Date:
Monday, May 18th, 2015

Tour Name:
The “Back To The US 2015″ Tour

Touring Bands:
Cryptopsy
Disgorge
Erimha
Soreption

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$17 day of show
$16.50 ($23.20 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
I’m not going to lie, Cryptopsy used to be one of my very favorite death metal bands for years. That is until they put out a fucking metalcore album in 2008, The Unspoken King. I remember all the shit the band talked to their old fans saying they were just a bunch of cry babies and whiners and that death metal had gotten boring so they wanted to do something more fun. When that trend hopping bullshit didn’t pan out they brought guitarist Jon Levasseur back into the band (he had left in 2005) and Cryptopsy put out a self titled album in 2012 that was supposed to be their grand return to death metal. It was ok I guess, good to see them playing actual death metal again, but the magic just wasn’t there any more. Instead of a band pushing how extreme death metal could be they were just trying to show that they could still play death metal at all. That said, I’ll probably still go to see this show but with Levasseur back out of the band this has basically become drummer Flo Mounier’s band, the only member of the band left from their glory days. It is a pretty decent death metal line up I’ll admit, and it will be a great warm up show for local metal fans before Maryland Deathfest starts up.

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

Maryland Deathfest

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

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XIII (website)

Schedule:

Thursday at Rams Head Live: (sold out)
Conan (UK/Doom Metal) exclusive appearance
Iron Man (Baltimore/Doom Metal)
Jex Thoth (Wisconsin/Stoner Doom)
Mantar (Germany/Sludge Metal)
Primitive Man (Denver/Sludge Doom)
Ufomammut (Italy/Stoner Doom)
Usnea (Portland/Black Doom)
Yob (Oregon/Stoner Doom)

Thursday at Baltimore Soundstage: (sold out)
Ciborium (Maryland/Death Metal)
Devourment (Dallas/Death Metal)
Internal Bleeding (New York/Death Metal)
Mortal Decay (New Jersey/Death Metal)
Origin (Kansas/Tech Death)
Skinless (New York/Death Metal)


Friday at Edison Lot: ($63 from Eventbrite)
Artificial Brain (New York/Tech Death)
Aura Noir (Norway/Black Thrash) exclusive appearance
Bloodbath (Sweden/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Cianide (Chicago/Death Metal)
Funebrarum (New Jersey/Death Metal)
Lock Up (UK/Death Grind) exclusive appearance
Master (Czech Republic/Death Metal)
Obituary (Tampa/Death Metal)
Suffocation (New Jersey/Death Metal)
Vallenfyre (UK/Death Metal) exclusive appearance

Friday at Rams Head Live: ($28 from Eventbrite)
Aeternus (Norway/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany/Black Metal)
Inverloch playing Disembowelment songs (Australia/Death Doom) ex ap
Vattnet Viskar (New Hampshire/Black Metal)

Friday at Baltimore Soundstage: (sold out)
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation (Japan/Death Grind)
Ghoul (Oakland/Death Thrash)
Homewrecker (Ohio/Crust Punk)
Napalm Death (UK/Grind)
Noisear (Southwest US/Grind)
Noxa (Indonesia/Death Grind)
Splatterhouse (Portland/Death Grind)
Suffering Mind (Poland/Grind)
Triac (Baltimore/Grind Punk)


Saturday at Edison Lot: ($63 from Eventbrite)
Arcturus (Norway/Black Prog) exclusive appearance
Blood Red Throne (Norway/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Bulldozer (Italy/Thrash) exclusive appearance
Einherjer (Norway/Viking Metal) exclusive appearance
Fulgora (Baltimore/Death Metal)
Morpheus Descends (New York/Death Metal)
Razor (Ontario/Speed Thrash) exclusive appearance
Serpentine Path (New York/Death Doom)
Sodom (Germany/Thrash) exclusive appearance
Triptykon (Switzerland/Death Doom) exclusive appearance
Twilight Of The Gods (International/Classic Metal) exclusive appearance
Vulcano (Brazil/Death Thrash) exclusive appearance

Saturday at Rams Head Live: (sold out)
Adversarial (Toronto/Black Death)
Demoncy (Seattle/Black Metal)
Gnaw Their Tongues (Netherlands/Black Metal
Tsjuder (Norway/Black Metal) exclusive appearance

Saturday at Baltimore Soundstage: (sold out)
Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Maryland/Grind)
Antigama (Poland/Death Grind)
Backslider (Philadelphia/Fastcore)
Cephalic Carnage (Colorado/Death Grind)
Chainsaw To The Face (New Jersey/Grind)
Engorged (Portland/Death Grind)
Full Of Hell (Maryland/Death Grind)
Inter Arma (Richmond/Sludge Doom)
Lycanthrophy (Czech Republic/Grind)
Martyrdöd (Sweden/Crust Punk)
P.L.F. (Houston/Grind)
Wolfbrigade (Sweden/D-Beat Punk) exclusive appearance


Sunday at Edison Lot: ($63 from Eventbrite)
Amorphis (Finland/Melo Death) exclusive appearance
Anaal Nathrakh (UK/Black Grind) exclusive appearance
Demilich (Finland/Tech Death) exclusive appearance
Goatsnake (Los Angeles/Stoner Doom)
Inverloch playing Disembowelment songs (Australia/Death Doom) ex ap
Neurosis (Oakland/Experimental Metal)
Primordial (Ireland/Black Folk)
Prosanctus Inferi (Ohio/Death Metal)
Skepticism (Finland/Funeral Doom) exclusive appearance
Tombs (Brooklyn/Post Metal)
Winter (New York/Doom)

Sunday at Rams Head Live: (sold out)
Knelt Rote (Portland/Black Grind)
Impetuous Ritual (Australia/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Portal (Australia/Death Metal) exclusive appearance
Thantifaxath (Toronto/Black Metal)

Sunday at Baltimore Soundstage: (sold out)
Coke Bust (Washington DC/harDCore)
D.R.I. (San Francisco/Crossover Thrash)
Early Graves (San Francisco/Death N Roll)
Entrails Massacre (Germany/Death Grind)
Excel (California/Crossover Thrash)
Grin And Bear It (Cleveland/Hardcore)
Melt-Banana (Japan/Noise Rock)
Mother Brain (Long Island/Grind)
Pizzahifive (Ohio/Grind)
Spazztic Blurr (Portland/Crossover Grind)
Water Torture (Buffalo/Grind)


Bands that have canceled:
Bevar Sea Explanation here
Dragged Into Sunlight Explanation here
Metal Church Explanation here

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

Tickets:
All tickets are available from Eventbrite here. All prices below include fees.

$178 for a 3 Day Edison Lot only pass
$63 for a Friday only Edison Lot only pass
$63 for a Saturday only Edison Lot only pass
$63 for a Sunday only Edison Lot only pass
$28 for a Thursday only Soundstage only pass
$31 for a Sunday only Soundstage only pass
$28 for a Friday only Rams Head Live only pass
$28 for a Saturday only Rams Head Live only pass

Sold Out Tickets:
While these options are sold out you can try to find someone selling the tickets you want on the ticket exchange section on the official Maryland Deathfest message board here.

$225 for early bird 4 day all venue pass
$83 for a 3 day Soundstage only pass
$68 for a 3 day Rams Head Live only pass
$31 for a Friday only Soundstage only pass
$36 for a Saturday only Soundstage only pass
$38 for a Thursday only Rams Head Live only pass
$28 for a Sunday only Rams Head Live only pass

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

Starkill at Empire

Date:
Monday, May 25th, 2015
Memorial Day

Touring Bands:
Starkill

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Starkill is playing this one off show at Empire which is good if you wanted to see them open for Sepultura at the Ottobar on June 1st but can’t get to Baltimore in time to see them that night.

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

Ensiferum at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Tour Name:
US / Canada Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Ensiferum
Korpiklaani
Trollfest

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$30 day of show
$23 ($31.13 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Grab a beer and an eye patch and get down for some pirate metal. Bonus points for singing along in a pirate voice.

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

Iron Reagan at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Iron Reagan
Angel Du$t

Local Bands:
Noisem
WarXGames

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

Cost:
$13 day of show
$11 ($13.65 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Iron Reagan is the crossover thrash band from Richmond featuring Tony Foresta and Phil Hall of Municipal Waste fame. Angel Du$t and WarXGames are punk bands and you should know who Noisem is by now, Baltimore’s most famous death/thrash band.

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

Akris at Fat Tuesdays

Date:
Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Event Name:
Dom’s 23rd Birthday Party!

Bands:
Akris
Grethor
Cladonia Rangiferina
Archael
Death Penalty

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

Cost:
$7 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         21+ Only

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 8:30pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Dom sure puts together some great shows around the area and she’s put together a hell of a rager for her birthday show! For this show filthy doom/sludge band Akris finally returns to the stage! There’s also death metal band Grethor, black metal maniacs Cladonia Rangiferina, more black metal maniacs in Archael and Megadeath inspired thrash Death Penalty.

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

June 2015

Sepultura at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Monday, June 1st, 2015

Touring Bands:
Sepultura
Destruction
Arsis
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
Starkill

Local Bands:
NFDY

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

Cost:
$25 ($30.70 after fees) from Mission Tix
$25 (no fees) from local opener NFDY here

Doors:       Ages:
6pm         18+ Only

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

Comments:
This year is Sepultura’s 30th anniversary and the Brazilian band is doing a big tour to celebrate. Also along on the tour is Destruction, one of the big three of German thrash bands from the 80s, and Virginia based Arsis, who bring some sick shredding of their own. openers on this leg of the tour are The Last Ten Seconds Of Life and Starkill, so get there early to check them out.

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

The Dillinger Escape Plan at the Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Touring Bands:
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Mutoid Man
Primitive Weapons

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$20 ($25.08 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Rock & Roll Hotel’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Dillinger always puts on a good show and you can bet this one will be crazy. Their shows tend to sell out so if you want to make sure you can get in then I’d advise buying a ticket in advance. Mutoid Man is a two piece band featuring Ben Koller, the drummer of Converge, behind the kit.

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

Celeste at the Sidebar

Date:
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Tour Name:
Nihility Tour MMXV

Touring Bands:
Celeste
Primitive Man
Connoisseur

Local Bands:
Ilsa
Musket Hawk

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

Cost:
$10 ($15 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 for a DIY show! Celeste is coming all they way from France to bring us their sludgey tunes along with the soul crushing riffs of Colorado’s Primitive Man. Then there’s stoner band Connoisseur from California on the bill as well. As if that line up wasn’t already awesome enough for you, there will also be sick opening sets by Ilsa and Musket Hawk. Do not miss this show, a line up like this doesn’t just come around every day!

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

July 2015

Force Of Darkness at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Tour Name:
Tortour USA 2015

Touring Bands:
Force Of Darkness
Hades Archer
Sacrocurse

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$20 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

Comments:
It is not every day you get to see two black metal bands from Chile and another from Mexico on a tour in our area. This show will bring some really underground black metal bands to our area that you probably won’t get another chance to see so do not miss this show!

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

Grimscape at the Circuit

Date:
Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Event Name:
Grimscape 2015

Bands:
Kult Ov Azazel
Hubris
Dumal
Cladonia Rangiferina
Sloth Herder
Xeukatre
Raven Mocker
Torrid Husk
Vermörd
WolfCloak

Venue:
The Circuit (website)
104 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221 (map)

Cost:
$20 at the door
$18 ($?? after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
5pm         21+ Only

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

Comments:
Metallomusikum presents their 2nd annual Grimscape black metal festival, this year with an expanded line up and two stages at the Circuit. Apparently there will be an “outdoor black metal beach” and a chef tending a grill all day. If underground black metal is your thing, you’re not going to find a better line up in the area than this!

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

August 2015

Slipknot at Jiffy Lube Live

Date:
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Tour Name:
Summer’s Last Stand Tour

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

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

Cost:
All tickets available from Live Nation

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

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Insomnium at Empire

Date:
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Tour Name:
Shadows Over North America Tour

Touring Bands:
Insomnium
Omnium Gatherum

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

  • Poster
  • Early Entry
  • Meet & Greet

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

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

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

Maryland Folk Fest

Date:
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Event Name:
Maryland Folk Fest

Touring Bands:
Æther Realm
Throne Of Wilderness

Local Bands:
Sekengard
Dogs & Day Drinkers
Isenmor
Heimdall

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Van Halen at Jiffy Lube Live

Date:
Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Van Halen
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

September 2015

Evergrey at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Evergrey
Voyager
Borealis
Oceans Of Slumber

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$?? ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

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

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

Negura Bunget at the Circuit

Date:
Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Tour Name:
Tour 2015 – North America

Touring Bands:
Negură Bunget
Grimegod
Dynfari

Local Bands:
Snakefeast
Storm Of Damnation
Coastal Plain

Venue:
The Circuit (website)
104 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221 (map)

Cost:
$20 at the door
$18 ($?? after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Romanian folk metal band Negură Bunget is returning to the US and this show will be their only stop in our area. Also on the bill is Grimegod, a band featuring two members of Negură Bunget, and Dynfari, and atmospheric black metal band from Iceland. There’s also some great regional bands too so be sure to get there in time to check them out.

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

October 2015

Prong at Empire

Date:
Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Touring Bands:
Prong

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

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

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

Witchtrap at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Friday, October 9th, 2015

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

Touring Bands:
Witchtrap
Revenge

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$??

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

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

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

Overkill at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Friday, October 16th, 2015

Tour Name:
North American Tour MMXV

Touring Bands:
Overkill
Symphony X

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$?? ($?? after fees) from Live Nation
Tickets go on sale Weds 4/15 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

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

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

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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