DC’s 99 best metal show posters of the past 5 years

September is the 5th anniversary of DCHeavyMetal.com and I wanted to make a post looking back at the past five years of metal in the area. I figure that since I run the upcoming metal concert calendar that I’ve probably got the best collection of metal concert poster and flyer art of anyone in the DC area, so I’ve waded through the thousands of images I’ve acquired over the years to put together the below gallery, what I’m calling DC’s 99 best metal show posters (and flyers) of the past 5 years. They’re not in any particular order, you can decide for yourself which are your favorites. All of the images are for specific dates that happened in the DC, Baltimore and Northern Virginia area, so nothing with a list of tour dates on it. I tried to credit the artists when I could find out who they were, but if you know any I missed let me know and I’ll update it. There have been a ton of great metal shows in our area in the past five years and I hope this gallery helps remind you of some of them. Click on any of the thumbnails below to open the slideshow viewer (you’ll have to manually switch to the next image). Keep it heavy everyone, and remember to support the scene you’re a part of!


  1. Glad to see all of these and stoked we screen printed 13 of them and designed 6.

    Goblin, Absu, Autumn Screams Doom II, High On Fire (Ottobar), Incantation, MDF XII prefest were designed by Jimmy Giegerich.

    Pig Destroyer (Book Burner release) was designed by Sylvester Kooravaar.

    Artscape, Autumn Screams Doom I were designed by Alex Fine.

    Cannabis Corpse (Sidebar) was designed by Stevi Gossert.

    Cannabis Corpse (Talking Head), Pig Destroyer (Metro Gallery) were designed by Ren Megna.

    VYGR was designed by Justine Jones.

    Thanks and congrats on 5 years!!

    • Thanks, they’ve had their descriptions updated!

      • Chris, thank you so much for including two posters that I designed (Speedwolf and Superchrist). Dan, I think you also printed the Superchrist gig poster, so 14! Congratulations on 5 years and here’s to the next (and many more)! Cheers!

  2. Wow, thanks so much for including my birthday show poster! Just an FYI, the version you posted on here is different than the one that got screen printed, which had Passengers added to it. Here’s a link to the final one: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151497127204047&set=oa.433175046759766 Not a huge deal, just thought I would point it out. This gallery is super sweet

    • Yep I know, and the printed one is in color with that cool fade/gradient thing going on. I know cause I’ve got it hanging on one of my walls still. It was an awesome show!

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