Napalm Death ticket give away

Napalm Death at the Black Cat

Napalm Death are one of the fathers of grindcore and they’ll be returning to Washington DC when they play the Black Cat on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020! We’re so excited for this show that we’re going to give away a free pair of tickets to one of our lucky readers. To enter: just leave a comment on this post telling me which of Napalm Death’s 15 albums is your favorite (if you need help remembering them all you can see their discography here). The contest will close at 5pm Eastern this Friday, February 7th. At that time the winner will be selected from all valid entries using Random.org to receive the pair of tickets to the Napalm Death show at the Black Cat. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly when you enter so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If the selected winner hasn’t written me back within 24 hours another winner will be selected. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Eventbrite here.

Napalm Death formed in the early 80’s in Birmingham, England, and helped create the genre of grindcore with their 1987 debut album Scum. Usually older bands in extreme metal have trouble keeping up as they age but not Napalm Death. They still defy expectations by releasing solid studio albums and putting on killer high energy live shows as well. Also playing will be the Belgian death metal band Aborted and Brooklyn based hardcore infused post-metal band Tombs. Do not sleep on South Carolina based death/grind band Wvrm, these guys shred and will be opening the show. Now check out these tunes below by all of the bands on the bill and leave a comment telling me which is your favorite Napalm Death album!

Napalm Death – Smash A Single Digit

Aborted – Deep Red

Tombs – The Dark Rift

Wvrm – My Fucking Dixie (The New South)

Electric Wizard ticket give away

Electric Wizard at Fillmore Silver Spring

It’s late October now and the leaves are turning while the days are getting shorter. Halloween is just around the corner and to celebrate DCHM is giving away a free pair of tickets see British occult doom metal band Electric Wizard at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, November 18th! Electric Wizard is known for their love of spooky films they often reference in their music so to enter: leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite scary movie is. Old or new it doesn’t matter. The contest will close at 5pm EDT on Halloween, this Thursday, October 31st. At that time the winner will be selected from all valid entries using Random.org to receive the pair of tickets to the Electric Wizard show at the Fillmore Silver Spring. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly when you enter so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If the selected winner hasn’t written me back within 24 hours another winner will be selected. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Live Nation here.

Electric Wizard has been making their supernatural stoner doom since the 90’s but due to legal issues they didn’t tour the US for many years. Now they’re making this rare appearance in our area that you’re not going to want to miss. Even better, the blackened speed metal band Midnight has been added to the tour and it will be a great chance to see them play the big stage at the Fillmore Silver Spring. Now check out these videos by Electric Wizard and Midnight below and leave a comment telling me what your favorite horror movie is!

Electric Wizard – Satanic Rites of Drugula

Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy

Seven Soundstage Sundays mega-ticket give away

Seven Sundays mega ticket at Baltimore Soundstage

The Baltimore Soundstage has a special 7 event mega ticket deal going on right now (details here). For $150 you can purchase tickets to see all 7 of the listed events (each is on a Sunday night), which would normally cost over $225 if you bought them all individually. I figure the only thing better than this killer deal would be getting tickets to all seven of these events for free so that’s just what we’re doing with this contest! That’s right, this contest will give the winner not one but a pair of tickets to each of these 7 Sunday night events absolutely free! To enter: just leave a comment on this post telling me which of these events you want to go to the most! They’re all listed below this paragraph and you can just name the headliner if you want. Then this Friday, August 2nd at 12pm noon the contest will close and the winner will be selected from all valid entries using Random.org. The winner will receive a free pair of tickets to all seven of the selected Sunday shows at Baltimore Soundstage! Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If the selected winner hasn’t written me back within 24 hours another winner will be selected. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can purchase the $150 mega ticket from Ticket Master here.

  1. The first event is this Sunday, August 4th. It’s the Summer Slaughter Tour with Cattle Decapitation, Carnifex, The Faceless, Rivers Of Nihil, Nekrogoblikon, Lorna Shore, Brand Of Sacrifice, Devils Reef, Cyber Strike, Denied Rapture and Granite State. Get tickets to this individual show here.
  2. The next event is on the Sunday before Labor Day, September 1st. Russian folk metal band Arkona with Metsatöll, Wind Rose and Isenmor. Get tickets to this individual show here.
  3. Two weeks later on Sunday, September 15th, you’ll catch Max Cavalera in Soulfly along with performances by Unearth, Incite, Prison, Scissorfist and Dark Entity. Get tickets to this individual show here.
  4. The Sunday after that, September 22nd, is Canadian hyperblasters Kataklysm and the long awaited return of Exhorder, plus Krisiun, Hatchet and Radamanthys. Get tickets to this individual show here.
  5. On the next Sunday, September 29th, you’ll get to see Ukranian metal band Jinjer along with The Browning, Sumo Cyco and Silence The Requiem. Get tickets to this individual show here.
  6. The following Sunday on October 6th isn’t a concert but a Blackheart Burlesque performance by the Suicide Girls. They have alt models with tattoos and neon hair colors performing dance routines with nerd culture themes like Star Wars, Rick & Morty and Sailor Moon. Get tickets to this individual event here.
  7. The final event of this mega ticket package is headlined by the Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie along with performances by Korpiklaani, Gone In April and Sekengard. Get tickets to this individual show here.

Those are some awesome events so DO NOT sleep on this contest. Enter below right now by leaving a comment telling me which one you’re most excited for!

Torche ticket give away

Torche at Black Cat

Miami’s thunder pop rockers Torche are returning to DC for a night of fun at the Black Cat on Wednesday, July 31st! Also on the tour is Wear Your Wounds, a band formed by Converge front man Jacob Bannon. The local opener for this date is Unring The Bell who are presumably named after the Gov’t Mule song.

We’re long time fans of Torche here at DCHM so we are excited to be giving away a free pair of tickets to this show and as a bonus we’re throwing in a free poster signed by the members of Torche! To enter: just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Torche song (see their discography here if you need help). Then this Friday, July 26th at 5pm the contest will close and the winner will be selected from all valid entries using Random.org. The winner will receive both a free pair of tickets to the Torche show at the Black Cat and the signed poster! Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If the selected winner hasn’t written me back within 24 hours another winner will be selected. Please don’t enter if you know you can’t make it to the show. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Fly here.

In case you’re out of the loop, Torche just released their fifth studio album, Admission, on July 12th on Relapse Records (listen to it here). It’s their first album in 4 years and has quickly proven to be worth the wait as it is one of their best releases so far. Now check out these videos of the bands and leave a comment for your chance to win free admission to Torche’s local stop on the Admission tour!

Torche – Admission

Wear Your Wounds – Shrinking Violet

Unring The Bell live at the Black Cat

Khemmis ticket give away

Khemmis at Songbyrd

The venue Songbyrd in Adams Morgan has recently started hosting a few metal shows and with the killer Denver based doom metal band Khemmis playing there on Thursday, July 18th we thought now would be a great time to give away some tickets to a metal show there! But that’s not all, along with the free pair of tickets we’re giving away a copy of their 2018 album Desolation signed by the entire band to the winner as well!

To enter: just leave a comment on this post telling me if you’d rather have a signed copy of Desolation on CD or vinyl. Then this Tuesday, July 16th at 12pm noon the contest will close and the winner will be selected from all valid entries using Random.org. The winner will receive a free pair of tickets to the show as well as a signed copy of Desolation in the format of their choice at the show! Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If the selected winner hasn’t written me back within 24 hours another winner will be selected. Please don’t enter if you know you can’t make it to the show. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from EventBrite here.

Oh and I almost forgot to mention, be sure to get to the show early to catch Atlanta based Cloak open the show. They play an old school traditional style of metal blended with black metal and their songs a super fun. Now check out these videos of the bands and let me know what format you want a signed copy of Desolation in!

Khemmis – Isolation

Cloak – Beyond the Veil

Slayer ticket give away

Slayer at Merriweather Post Pavilion

It’s not everyday that a metal band as renowned as Slayer comes to town but this Tuesday, May 14th, we’re getting the chance to catch Slayer one final time when they play Merriweather Post Pavilion! As if the metal gods Slayer coming to town wasn’t great enough, also on the bill will be Lamb of God, viking warriors Amon Amarth and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse (with Erik Rutan on guitar!). DC Heavy Metal couldn’t be more excited to give away not one but two pairs of seated pavilion tickets to this show! That’s right, for this one we’re going to pick two winners and each will get a pair of seated tickets to the show. To enter: just leave a comment on this post telling me what your all time favorite Slayer song is (if you need help you can see their discography here). Then this Monday, May 13th at 12pm noon the contest will close and two winners will be selected from all valid entries using Random.org. Each winner will receive a free pair of pavilion tickets to the show! Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. Please don’t enter if you know you can’t make it. NO FLAKES! If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Master here. Now check out these videos of the bands and let me know what your favorite Slayer song is!

Slayer – Raining Blood (live)

Lamb Of God – Another Nail For Your Coffin

Amon Amarth – Crack The Sky

Cannibal Corpse – Code Of The Slashers