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.

May 2015

Maryland Deathfest

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

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XIII (website)

Running Schedule:

Bookmark these quick loading schedules on your phone:
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Thursday at Rams Head Live: (sold out)
6:15 – 6:45 Iron Man (Baltimore/Doom Metal)
7:00 – 7:30 Primitive Man (Denver/Sludge Doom)
7:45 – 8:20 Usnea (Portland/Black Doom)
8:35 – 9:10 Mantar (Germany/Sludge Metal)
9:25 – 10:05 Jex Thoth (Wisconsin/Stoner Doom)
10:20 – 11:00 Conan (UK/Doom Metal) exclusive appearance
11:15 – 12:00 Ufomammut (Italy/Stoner Doom)
12:20 – 1:20 Yob (Oregon/Stoner Doom)

Thursday at Baltimore Soundstage: (sold out)
5:00 – 5:40 Mortal Decay (New Jersey/Death Metal)
5:55 – 6:40 Origin (Kansas/Tech Death)
6:55 – 7:45 Internal Bleeding (New York/Death Metal)
8:00 – 8:50 Skinless (New York/Death Metal)
9:05 – 10:00 Devourment (Dallas/Death Metal)
11:30 – 12:30 Mobb Deep (New York/Rap)


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)
Solstice (Miami/Death Thrash)
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

Ciborium (Maryland/Death Metal)
Noxa

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

Casa Ruby Benefit at Union Arts

Date:
Monday, May 25th, 2015
Memorial Day

Event Name:
Benefit For Casa Ruby (website)

Bands:
Full Of Hell + The Body
Primitive Man
Ilsa
Water Torture
Wake
Modern Pain
The Heads Are Zeros
Pizza Hi-Five
Nak’ay

Venue:
Union Arts (website)
411 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 (map)

Cost:
$12 at the door
$12 ($13.41 after fees) from Brown Paper Tickets

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Casa Ruby is a shelter for transgender youth, particularly those fleeing hostile living environments, and this show is going to be a fundraiser for it. And it just so happens that there’s a great line up for it too! Full Of Hell and The Body will be performing together for this show, a prelude to their upcoming collaborative album. There will also be a brutal set by Denver’s Primitive Man (hells yeah!) and of course DC’s best death/doom band, Ilsa is playing too. And did I mention some of the best grind around will be at this show? Do not miss Water Torture or Wake, they’re both really fucking sick bands. And hell if you’re getting there that early you might as well check out Modern Pain and The Heads Are Zeros too! Seriously, this is a sick line up and for a good cause too, so shake off that Deathfest bangover and spend your Memorial Day evening at this rager!

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

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

Wolf Blood at the Pinch

Date:
Friday, May 29th, 2015

Tour Name:
East Coast Tour

Touring Bands:
Wolf Blood

Local Bands:
Tone
Feritas
Aurelian

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

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Wolf Blood is a sludge band that is coming down from Minnesota to smash your ear drums at the Pinch! There’s some great locals on this too, such as the moody instrumental rock band Tone, thrashers Feritas and heavier than a sack full of bricks doom band Aurelian.

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

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

1349 at the Ottobar

Date:
Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Tour Name:
Chaos Raids North America 2015

Touring Bands:
1349
Necrophagia
Vattnet Viskar
Black Anvil

Local Bands:
Vermörd
Suffer No Guilt

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

Cost:
$20 (no fees) from Extremity Retained
$20 ($25.03 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
1349 brings trve Norwegian black metal to the Ottobar on this Saturday night! Not only that but there’s some excellent support from Ohio based death metal band Necrophagist and New Hampshire’s best atmospheric black metal band Vattnet Viskar (in case you missed them at Maryland Deathfest since they played at the same time as Amorphis). And let’s not forget that blackened thrash band Black Anvil will be coming down from NYC to shred as well!

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

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

Jucifer at Metro Gallery

Date:
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Tour Name:
District Of Dystopia Tour

Touring Bands:
Jucifer

Local Bands:
Asthma Castle
Corpse Light

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
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Husband/wife duo Jucifer is bringing their RV and wall of speakers back to the Metro Gallery. Jucifer is perpetually on tour and known for extremely loud live shows full of buzzing soundscapes. This time they’re playing with Asthma Castle, a stoner metal band featuring Adam Jarvis (of Pig Destroyer and Misery Index) on the drums, as well as Grimoire Records’ Corpse Light (formerly Ophidian) who will start things off.

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

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

Metal Alliance Tour at Ottobar

Date:
Friday, June 19th, 2015

Tour Name:
Metal Alliance Tour (Facebook)

Touring Bands:
Deicide
Entombed AD
Hate Eternal
Black Crown Initiate
Svart Crown

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$30 (no fees) from Extremity Retained via Paypal
$30 ($36.09 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Satan’s favorite death metal band, Deicide, is headlining this summer’s edition of the Metal Alliance Tour. Also on the bill is Sweden’s Entombed A.D, which is really one of two current versions of Entombed (this version features L-G Petrov on vocals, while the other version of the band is run by guitarist Alex Hellid. Besides L-G and Alex, no other members of either band were in Nihilist). Hate Eternal is also on the bill, the ultra brutal death metal band led by Eric Rutan (who was in Morbid Angel for a while back before they sucked). The tour is opened by up and coming bands Black Crown Initiate and Svart Crown.

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

Sangus at the Sidebar

Date:
Friday, June 19th, 2015

Tour Name:

Bands:
Sangus
Churchburn
Krieg
Ravn

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:
If you’re not heading to the Metal Alliance Tour’s stop at the Ottobar this night then head over to the Sidebar to catch Sangus, a black/thrash band from Rhode Island. They’re touring with another Rhode Island based band, Churchburn, a doom band that features Dave Suzuki on guitar (formerly of Vital Remains). There will also be a set by NJ based black metal band Krieg and Ravn, a Richmond based black metal band that actually features two former Krieg members.

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

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

Taake at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Taake
Young And In The Way
Wolvhammer
Bastard Sapling

Local Bands:
Cemetery Piss

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

Cost:
$18 day of show
$15 ($18.54 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

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

Comments:
Wow what a line up! Norwegian black metal band Taake has only every played a single show in the US before, at Maryland Deathfest in 2014, and they’ll return to Baltimore for this stop on their first ever US tour. I’m hoping we get the banjo solo this time around! As if seeing Taake wasn’t great enough, there’s a killer line up on this one including Young And In The Way, a North Carolina based blackened crust band that put out the phenomenal album When Life Comes To Death last year. There’s also Wolvhammer, a sludge band from Minnesota as well as a personal favorite of mine, Bastard Sapling, a sick black metal band from Richmond made up of members of Inter Arma and Organ Donor. The whole thing is kicked off by Baltimore’s own Cemetery Piss. This show is looking to be the best in our area this June, don’t fuck up and sleep on this one!

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

July 2015

Darkest Hour at the Black Cat

Date:
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Tour Name:
The 20th Anniversary Tour

Bands:
Darkest Hour
Dead To Fall

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

Cost:
$18 day of show
$15 ($18.90 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7:30pm      All Ages

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

Comments:
For Darkest Hour’s 20th Anniversary tour they’ll be performing their 2005 album Undoing Ruin in its entirety in front of their home town crowd at the Black Cat. If that doesn’t sell you on this show I’m not sure what will.

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

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

Goatwhore at the Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Goatwhore
Black Breath
Ringworm
Theories

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$15 ($19.67 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:30
Rock & Roll Hotel’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
New Orleans based Goatwhore is headlining a tour and this is their stop in our area! Fans of that old school Swedish death metal sound (from bands like Unleashed, Grave, Dismember, etc…) will love Black Breath and old school hardcore fans will dig Ringworm.

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

Mayhem Fest at Jiffy Lube Live

Date:
Friday, July 24th, 2015

Tour Name:
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (website)

Touring Bands:
Slayer
King Diamond
Hellyeah
The Devil Wears Prada
Whitechapel
Thy Art Is Murder
Jungle Rot
Sister Sin
Sworn In
Shattered Sun
Feed Her To The Sharks
Code Orange
Kissing Candice

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$?? ($?? after fees) from Live Nation
Tickets go on sale Fri 4/17 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
1pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Not the best line up for Mayhem Fest this year. Slayer and King Diamond will be awesome I’m sure. I imagine the King will have some super elaborate stage set up for this. The rest of this line up is pretty much bad. Hellyeah is a band that is as awful and stupid as you’d imagine a band named Hellyeah would be. They’ve got Chad Gray of Mudvayne on vocals and Vinnie Paul, the drummer for Pantera and brother to Dimebag Darrell, behind the kit, but damn they play some of the most formulaic and cliche radio friendly metal I’ve ever heard. I guess some people will enjoy Wisconsin based death metal band Jungle Rot, and I’ll admit that they’re not bad, but they’re not great either. While they stand out in a line up like this one they’re usually a support act for death metal tours coming through Empire/Jaxx. And the rest of the bands? They’re pretty much all various versions of metalcore and deathcore. Bottom line: It will be cool to see two older, classic metal bands taking the stage at the end of the night but don’t take the day off of work to get there early for a line up like this one.

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

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

Tombstalker at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Tour Name:
Primordial Death Summer Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Tombstalker
Locusta

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$?? at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Two sick bands, Tombstalker from Kentucky and Locusta from Ohio, are coming to the Pinch for this Saturday night show. If you’re into death metal you don’t want to miss this show, these bands crush!

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

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

Gravehill at Schizophrenia Hall

Date:
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Gravehill
Ghoulgotha
Horrendous

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$12 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Pretty solid line up of death metal bands on this one. Headliners Gravehill are from Southern California, as is Ghoulghotha. Horrendous comes from Philly and put out a really sick album last year.

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

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 is closed on May 5th so this show has been moved to the Canal Club in Richmond.

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

Gwar-B-Q

Date:
Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Event Name:
Gwar-BQ (website)

Bands:
Gwar
Descendents
Down
Goatwhore
Dead Earth Politics
The Dickies
MC Chris
Cro-Mags
Ghoul
Cancer Bats
Ringworm
Mutoid Man
Valkyrie
American Sharks
Child Bite
RPG

Venue:
Hadad’s Lake (website)
7900 Osborne Tnpk, Richmond, VA 23231 (map)

Cost:
All tickets available on Gwar-BQ site here
$45 Pre-Sale Ticket – Limited Quantity. On sale May 22 at Midnight!
$55 Standard Ticket – All day entry
$75 Deluxe Ticket – All day entry and official GWAR-BQ t-shirt
$299 Premium/VIP Ticket – Limited to 200 and mailed to you ahead of time, includes:

  • All day entry
  • An official GWAR-BQ t-shirt
  • Entrance to the B4BQ pre-party show at The National
  • A VIP laminate
  • Exclusive access to the VIP area and VIP restrooms
  • Express lanes for the main gate, merch booth and beverage ticket kiosks
  • Meet & greet with Gwar where you can get stuff signed
  • You’ll have a chance to appear on stage with Gwar

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
Event happens rain or shine

Comments:
Tickets aren’t on sale yet but the first bands have been announced for this year’s Gwar-BQ! This year there will be three stages at Hadad’s Lake, and there will be related events the day before and after as well. I’ll post more info as I find out about it.

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

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:
$16.50 ($25.20 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

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

Godflesh at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Touring Bands:
Godflesh
Prurient

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$35 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale Fri 5/22 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
The first Godflesh show in DC in 20 years!
The Rock & Roll Hotel’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Godflesh is one of the pioneers of industrial heavy metal and this is a rare chance to catch them in Washington DC. There are no Philly, Baltimore or Richmond dates so expect this one to sell out. If you want to go, get tickets ASAP!

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

The Shindig Music Festival

Date:
Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Event Name:
The Shindig Music Festival (website)

Metal Bands:
Godsmack
Anthrax
Clutch
Helmet

Non-Metal Bands:
Stone Temple Pilots
Chevelle
Reverend Horton Heat
Nothing More
Crobot
Silvertung
Black Angel Down
More To Monroe

Venue:
Carroll Park (website)
1500 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230 (map)

Cost:
All tickets from from Live Nation
$60 General Admission
$150 VIP
Prices go up on August 1st

Doors:       Ages:
12pm        All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 12pm, first band at 1pm, last band over at 11pm
Two main stages, one side stage
Shindig’s FAQ page is here

Comments:
The third year of the Shindig Festival in Baltimore has been announced and there’s some metal bands in the line up this year including Anthrax, Helmet and Godsmack. There is a mystery band yet to be announced yet, but something tells me it is probably Clutch, who wouldn’t be allowed to be announced yet because they are playing Pier 6 with Mastodon in May. After that date, don’t be surprised to see them announced (note that this is pure speculation, I don’t have any insider knowledge, it just seems very likely to me). UPDATE: I was right, Clutch has been added to this bill.

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

Origin at the Ottobar

Date:
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Tour Name:
Devastation Of The Nation Tour

Touring Bands:
Origin
Krisiun
Aeon
Alterbeast
Soreption
Ingested

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$20 ($25.03 after fees) from Mission Tix

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, first band at 6:30pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Death metal fans are going to love this international bill! What a line up!

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

October 2015

Prong at Empire

Date:
Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Touring Bands:
Prong

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Canal Club? Definitely not Empire where it was scheduled, since it is closed down now.

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:
$27.50 ($35.50 after fees) from Live Nation

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

Soulfly at the Ottobar

Date:
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Tour Name:
We Sold Our Souls To Metal 2015 Tour

Touring Bands:
Soulfly
Soilwork
Decapitated
Shattered Sun

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$??

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
More info soon!

Comments:
Max Cavalera returns to Baltimore with Soulfly, the band he started after leaving Sepultura in the late 90s. The line is kind of all over the place since it includes Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork, Polish death metal band Decapitated and Shattered Sun, a Texas based thrashy ‘core band.

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

Blind Guardian at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Tour Name:
Beyond The Red Mirror Tour 2015

Touring Bands:
Blind Guardian
Grave Digger

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
German power metal band Blind Guardian is kicking off their US tour at the Baltimore Soundstage the week before Halloween! They’re bringing with them Grave Digger, another German power metal band, for this tour and it should be a hell of a night for power metal fans!

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

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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