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.

September 2016

Opeth at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Friday, September 30th, 2016

Tour Name:
Sorceress World Tour

Bands:
Opeth
The Sword

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Show starts at 8pm
The Fillmore’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Sweden’s prog masters Opeth have signed to Nuclear Blast and will be releasing their first album on the label, Sorceress this fall. Support on this tour comes from Austin, Texas based doom metal band The Sword.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Opeth

October 2016

Russian Circles at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Tour Name:
North American Tour 2016

Touring Bands:
Russian Circles
Helm’s Alee

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$18 ($22.76 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Chicago based Russian Circles is an excellent instrumental band and they’re coming to the R&R Hotel with Helm’s Alee for this show.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#RussianCircles

Brujeria at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Touring Bands:
Brujeria
Cattle Decapitation
Pinata Protest

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$22 ($29.11 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:
Brujeria is making a rare appearance in our area! The masked Mexican gangsters put on a great show at Maryland Deathfest in 2012 and this will be their first time in the area since! Support on the tour is provided by vegetarian death metal band Cattle Decapitation and the self proclaimed “Tex/Mex Punk” band Pinata Protest.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Brujeria

Immortal Bird at Slash Run

Date:
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Immortal Bird

Local Bands:
SickDeer
Frostclad

Venue:
Slash Run (Facebook)
201 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011 (map)

Cost:
$7 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
9pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Immortal Bird is one of the more interesting up and coming death metal bands and they’re playing this DIY show at a new venue in DC, Slash Run. The place is a burger joint by day but they’ve been starting to host some DIY shows here and there and it looks like this might be their first metal show. Come out and support and hopefully they’ll host more metal shows in the future!

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#ImmortalBird

King Giant at DC9

Date:
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Bands:
King Giant
Freedom Hawk
Serpents Of Secrecy

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

Cost:
$8 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 8:30pm
DC9’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Here’s a pretty sick triple header of somewhat local bands. King Giant brings their southern metal to headline DC9, a smaller venue than they usually play. Freedom Hawk is on tour but will be direct support on this one for the local KG. Serpents Of Secrecy features members of several of the area’s best doom and stoner bands including TI from King Giant, Steve Fisher from Borracho and Chuck Dukehart from Foghound. This is a pretty sweet show for just $8!

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#KingGiant

Discharge at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Tour Name:
2016 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
Discharge
Eyehategod

Local Bands:
Old Lines
Humanmania

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

Cost:
$27.50 day of show
$25.30 ($32.50 after fees) from Ticket Fly
$25 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Discharge is an old school hardcore band from the UK and after having to cancel their much anticipated appearance at Maryland Deathfest back in May, they’re finally coming back to the US to play for us. While they’re considered hardcore they’ve had a massive influence on many extreme forms of heavy metal, particularly grind.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Discharge

LuciferianRites

Date:
Friday, October 14th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Luciferian Rites
Hellreign

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
??

Cost:
$??

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
More Info Coming Soon!
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Luciferian Rites is a black metal band from Mexico that is coming through the area with Hellreign, a black metal band from Brooklyn.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#LuciferianRites

Thy Antichrist at El Gran Chaparral

Date:
Friday, October 21st, 2016

Tour Name:
¡Cuernos Arriba USA! (Horns Up USA!)

Touring Bands:
Thy Antichrist

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
El Gran Chaparral (Facebook)
8307 Annapolis Rd, New Carrollton, MD 20784 (map)

Cost:
$?? at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Thy Antichrist is a black metal band from Colombia that relocated to Dallas, Texas when the sole remaining founding member moved to the USA.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#ThyAntichrist

Gorguts at Metro Gallery

Date:
Friday, October 28th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Gorguts
Intronaut
Brain Tentacles

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$22 day of show
$20 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale Friday 7/29 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

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

Comments:
Gorguts are one of the legends of technical yet brutal death metal and they’re playing the Metro Gallery on this tour, which is a rather small room for them. The proggy Intronaut is direct support on this tour with Brain Tentacles opening up.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Gorguts

Morbid Saint at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Touring Bands:
Morbid Saint

Local Bands:
Revolta (performing Sepultura covers)
Vorator

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

Cost:
$10 at the door
$8 if you’re wearing a costume

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
In 1990 Morbid Saint released a thrash metal masterpiece titled, Spectrum Of Death. The band went on hiatus for a while after that, though the album continued to gain notoriety to underground metal fans. Eventually they reunited and they’ve been putting on intense thrash shows ever since! Morbid Saint is back and they’re the real deal. If you’re a thrash metal fan then you’re not going to want to miss them when they play the Pinch. You know the drill: big thrash band in a tiny venue means a wild show!

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#MorbidSaint

Skeletonwitch at Metro Gallery

Date:
Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Tour Name:
Curse Of The Dead 2016

Touring Bands:
Skeletonwitch
Iron Reagan
Oathbreaker
Gatecreeper
Homewrecker

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$16 ($19.83 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      18+ Only

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

Comments:
Now this is a pretty sweet line up! Skeletonwitch brings their thrash metal from Ohio to Baltimore as headliner on this tour. Iron Reagan is a crossover thrash band that features several members of Municipal Waste. Belgian band Oathbreaker plays hardcore that uses black metal elements in their sound. Gatecreeper is a sick death metal band from Arizona that has recently been signed to Relapse. And get there early to catch Homewrecker, a band that crosses death metal and grindcore into a hardcore package. Top to bottom this is a pretty damn sweet line up!

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

November 2016

Meshuggah at Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Tour Name:
2016 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
Meshuggah
High On Fire

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$29.50 ($38 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Meshuggah and High On Fire seem to be unlikely tour partners but they’re doing it anyways. So if you’re into filthy sludge metal and technical proto djent metal, well then you can’t miss this show.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Meshuggah

Sonata Arctica at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Monday, November 7th, 2016

Tour Name:
2016 North American Tour

Bands:
Sonata Arctica
Dark Tranquillity
Swallow The Sun
Leaves’ Eyes
Omnium Gatherum
Enforcer
Starkill

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

Cost:
$30 ($38 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
5pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 5:15pm
The Fillmore’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Finland’s Sonata Arctica is returning to the US and this time at the Fillmore. Leaves’ Eyes will be performing for the first time in our area with their new vocalist Elina Siirala. UPDATE: So the Dark Tranquillity tour has combined with Sonata Arctica’s tour which has added DT, Swallow The Sun, Enforcer and Starkill as well as pushed up the door time to 5pm (it was 7pm previously).

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

The Black Dahlia Murder at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Tour Name:
The Abysmal Predator Tour

Bands:
Napalm Death
The Black Dahlia Murder
Pig Destroyer
Power Trip
Abnormality

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

Cost:
$27.50 day of show
$22 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale Fri 9/2 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
5:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Napalm Death and Pig Destroyer on the same bill? Oh hell yeah! Add to that TBDM, Power Trip and the surprisingly good death metal band Abnormality and you’ve got yourself one hell of a line up.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#NapalmDeath

Ulcerate at Metro Gallery

Date:
Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Tour Name:
Shrines Of Paralysis North American Tour 2016

Touring Bands:
Ulcerate
Zhrine
Phobocosm

Local Bands:
Putrisect
Erlkonig

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

Cost:
$18 day of show
$15 ($18.80 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

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

Comments:
What a killer line up! Ulcerate is tech death from New Zealand and their drummer, Jamie Saint Merat, is probably the best drummer in all of heavy metal right now. Seeing the guy play live is unreal! Also on the tour is Zhrine from Iceland, an interesting band with an upright bass that made a lot of new fans when they filled in last minute for Svartidauði at Maryland Deathfest XIV back in May. Also on this tour is Phobocosm, a tech death band from Montreal that really shreds. This is a sick underground tour package!

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Ulcerate

December 2016

Red Fang at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Touring Bands:
Red Fang
Torche
Whores.

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$25 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale Fri 8/5 at 12pm EST

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Quite the line up on this one as Red Fang headlines a tour with two other great bands, Torche and Whores. At $25 it’s a bit pricey for a R&R Hotel show but Red Fang sold out the venue last time they came through, and that was with with a tour package that wasn’t as compelling.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#RedFang

Epica at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Tour Name:
The North American Principle Tour

Touring Bands:
Epica
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Arkona
The Agonist

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$24 ($31.16 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 6:30pm
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
The Dutch symphonic power metal band Epica return to Baltimore and this time they’re bringing along a rather heavy band with them. Fleshgod Apocalypse is from Italy and plays melodic death metal with symphonic elements for their unique sound. Also on the bill is Arkona, a folk metal band from Russia. The Agonist is performing as well. They’re the band that Alissa White-Gluz was in before joining Arch Enemy as their current vocalist. Alissa isn’t in The Agonist any more though, she’s been replaced by Vicky Psarakis.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Epica

Pig Destroyer at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Bands:
Pig Destroyer
Deceased
Short Bus PileUp
Drugs Of Faith

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

Cost:
$18 ($22.76 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Two of DC’s most legendary metal bands share the stage when Pig Destroyer and Deceased play the Rock & Roll Hotel on this Saturday night in December! Pig Destroyer sets the standard for grind far beyond the DC area and Deceased has been playing their thrashy metal of death since 1985! Also on the bill is the slam death band Short Bus PileUp and local grind n’ roll masters Drugs Of Faith. That’s a pretty damn solid bill, and on a Saturday no less!

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#PxDx

Queensrÿche at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Tour Name:
Condition Hüman 2016 Fall Tour

Touring Bands:
Queensrÿche
Armored Saint
Midnight Eternal

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$27 day of show
$23 ($31.13 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Todd La Torre is still fronting Queensrÿche as they come to Baltimore on their tour this winter. Also along for the tour is Armored Saint, the old school LA based metal band.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#Queensryche

Children Of Bodom at Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Friday, December 16th, 2016

Tour Name:
I Worship Chaos Tour

Bands:
Children Of Bodom
Abbath
Exmortus
Oni

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

Cost:
$30 day of show
$25.50 ($33.70 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Finland’s Children Of Bodom are touring with Abbath (formerly of Immortal) making this a great winter show with two Scandinavian bands on the bill.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#ChildrenOfBodom

Clutch at 9:30 Club

Date:
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Tour Name:
Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016

Bands:
Clutch
The Obsessed
Lionize
Silver Spring School Of Rock Band

Venue:
9:30 Club (website)
815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)

Cost:
$30 ($40 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The 9:30 Club’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Most years Clutch will play a show at the 9:30 Club around Christmas and this year will be no different! This year they’re playing with Wino and the current incarnation of The Obsessed (though you can expect them to play some Spirit Caravan material too). Lionize is some sort of reggae band but they must know the guys in Clutch cause they open for them a lot in our area. I’m not really sure what the School Of Rock band is but I’d guess they’re probably some kids that won some sort of contest and this is their prize.

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

May 2017

Maryland Deathfest XV

Date:
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
thru
Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XV (website)

Bands:
Acid King
Akercocke Exclusive U.S. appearance
Autopsy
Batushka Exclusive U.S. appearance
Behexen Exclusive U.S. appearance
Birdflesh
Brodequin
Captain Cleanoff
Chepang
Cognitive
Conan
Crud
Cryptopsy
Decrepit Birth
Die Choking
Dopethrone
Embalmer
Encoffination
English Dogs or English Dogs
Ex Dementia
Exhumed
Exumer Exclusive U.S. appearance
Father Befouled
Fiend
Fissure
Genocide Pact
Goolagoon
Goratory
Gorgasm
In The Woods… Exclusive U.S. appearance
Insect Warfare
Iron Lung
Kerasphorus
Macabre
Malevolent Creation (fuck this racist band)
Malignancy
Meth Leppard
Morbid Angel with Trey Azagthoth and Steve Tucker
Morbid Saint
Necropsy (The one from Finland)
Nightbringer
Nordjevel
October Tide Exclusive U.S. appearance
P.L.F.
Sargeist Exclusive U.S. appearance
Siege
Skeletal Remains
Stormtroopers of Beer (SOD cover band)
SubRosa
Suppression
Terrorizer World Downfall set
Torture Rack
Usurper
UxDxS
Vader Exclusive U.S. appearance
War Master
Wormrot

Venues:
Baltimore Soundstage
and
Rams Head Live

Cost:
$210 for 4-day early bird tickets (went on sale 6/30 and sold out in minutes) which is cheaper than they cost the previous year.

Notes:
There will be no Edison Lot outdoor stages this year, all bands will perform at either the Baltimore Soundstage or Rams Head Live.
The Facebook event page for this Maryland Deathfest 15 is here

Comments:
The first 19 bands for Maryland Deathfest XV have been announced (here). The next 25 bands were announced here. 14 more bands were announced here.

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#MDF

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. :-)

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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.
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