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.

April 2017

Periphery at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Friday, April 21st, 2017

Tour Name:
Sonic Unrest Tour II

Bands:
Periphery
The Contortionist
Norma Jean
Infinity Shred

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

Cost:
$22 ($30 after fees) from Live Nation
$25 VIP ticket upgrade (includes meet & greet) from Fly South VIP

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Periphery are the kings of the djent style of metal and this hometown show is sure to be a fun one.

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

Amorphis at Ottobar

Date:
Friday, April 21st, 2017

Tour Name:
2017 North American Tour

Touring Bands:
Amorphis
Swallow The Sun

Local Bands:
Iris Divine
Novarium

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

Cost:
$33 day of show
$25 ($30.50 after fees) from The Vault
$27.50 ($34.76 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
This show has been moved from the Baltimore Soundstage to the Ottobar
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Amorphis and Swallow The Sun, both from Finland, bring their melodic metal to Baltimore’s Ottobar in April. UPDATE: Apparently Swallow The Sun will not be playing this date due to issues with their touring van. Details are posted here.

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

In This Moment at Rams Head Live

Date:
Friday, April 21st, 2017

Tour Name:
Half God/Half Devil Tour

Bands:
In This Moment
Motionless In White
Avatar
Gemini Syndrome

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

Cost:
$38 at the door
$33 ($45.50 after fees) from AXS

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Look, I’m not going to pretend to like any of these bands, and I’m not here to judge you if you do like them, but they are metal so I’m at least going to list this show here.

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

Voltax at El Gran Chaparral

Date:
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Event Name:
Storm Of Steel!

Touring Bands:
Voltax
Seax
Humungus
White Hornet
Sangre Inedita

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

Cost:
$20 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here
The other Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Voltax is coming up from Mexico City to play this show! Don’t sleep on Humungus, a Richmond based band that really shreds!

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

Testament at Rams Head Live

Date:
Monday, April 24th, 2017

Bands:
Testament
Sepultura
Prong

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

Cost:
$26 day of show
$23 ($34 after fees) from AXS

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
This is quite the line up of old school metal bands! Bay Area thrashers Testament headline a tour featuring two other classic metal acts in Sepultura from Brazil and Prong.

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

Mothership at Joe Squared

Date:
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Tour Name:
High Strangeness US Tour 2017

Touring Bands:
Mothership

Local Bands:
Heavy Temple
Foghound

Venue:
Joe Squared (website)
33 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Mothership is a spaced out stoner band from Texas and they’re coming to Baltimore on their US tour this spring! Note that this is at the Joe Squared location that is near the Windup Space, not the one in the inner harbor near Rams Head Live.

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

Foreseen at Sidebar

Date:
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Tour Name:
USA Tour 2017

Touring Bands:
Foreseen

Local Bands:
Red Death
Coffin Dust
Malicious Code

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

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Foreseen is the sickest crossover thrash band coming out of Europe right now and you’re not going to want to miss them at the Sidebar with Red Death and Coffin Dust plus Baltimore locals Malicious Code. Prepare to mosh!

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

Foreseen at the Black Cat

Date:
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Tour Name:
USA Tour 2017

Touring Bands:
Foreseen

Local Bands:
Red Death

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

Cost:
$10 ($13 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Show will be in the downstairs “Backstage” room
The Black Cat’s event page for this show is here

Comments:
Foreseen is coming from Finland to bring their crushing crossover thrash to the Black Cat! One of the best new thrash bands around, check these guys out if you like thrash!

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

Hammerfall at the Baltimore Soundstage

Date:
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Tour Name:
North America Tour 2017

Touring Bands:
Hammerfall
Delain

Local Bands:
Omnislash

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

Cost:
$38.50 at the door
$33 ($40.91 after fees) from Ticket Fly
$82.50 ($93.52 after fees) VIP includes meet & greet from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Despite the above poster image, Hammerfall is playing last
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Baltimore Soundstage’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Hammerfall returns from Gothenburg, Sweden, with their high energy brand of power metal! They’re performing with the Dutch band Delain and be sure to get there in time to see locals Omnsislash get things started.

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

Artificial Brain at the Pinch

Date:
Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Touring Bands:
Artificial Brain
Pyrrhon

Local Bands:
Horrendous
Brainpan
Ampallang Infection

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:
Artificial Brain plays some of the sickest tech death around and they’re touring with NYDM band Pyrrhon.

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

May 2017

Mastodon at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Date:
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Bands:
Mastodon
Eagles Of Death Metal
Russian Circles

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

Cost:
$37.50 ($46.50 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm
The Fillmore’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Mastodon is touring with Josh Homme’s Eagles Of Death Metal (who are actually not death metal sounding at all). Don’t sleep on the openers, Chicago based instrumental band Russian Circles rocks.

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

Wasted Theory at The Depot

Date:
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Cinco De Mayo

Tour Name:
Defenders Of The Riff Tour 2017

Touring Bands:
Wasted Theory
King Giant
Foghound
Horseburner
Serpents Of Secrecy

Venue:
The Depot (website)
1728 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (map)

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
9pm         21+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Wasted Theory headlines quite the line up of local and regional stoner and doom bands on this bill. Hell of a way to spend Cinco De Mayo!

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

Shining at Sparta Inn

Date:
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Cinco De Mayo

Tour Name:
No More Safe Space 2017

Touring Bands:
Shining
Revenge
Wolvhammer

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Sparta Inn
6400 North Point Rd, Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (map)

Cost:
$??

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Shining (from Sweden, not the black jazz metal band from Norway) is a black metal band known for causing controversy, they’ve named this tour to poke fun at a blog post reviewing their live show that went viral last year (you can read it here if you want).

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

Yngwie Malmsteen at State Theatre

Date:
Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Tour Name:
World On Fire Tour 2017

Touring Bands:
Yngwie Malmsteen

Venue:
State Theatre (website)
220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046 (map)

Cost:
$30 ($37.50 after fees) from Ticket Alternative

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 9pm
The State Theatre’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Yngwie Malmsteen is a Swedish master of guitar technique and his live performances are always an impressive showing of his dazzling technical ability. One of the true masters of shred, Yngwie is making a rare appearance in Northern Virginia.

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

Dysrhythmia at Metro Gallery

Date:
Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Touring Bands:
Dysrhythmia
Sabbath Assembly

Local Bands:
Multicult
Mother Moon

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

Cost:
$12 ($14.94 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
8pm         18+ Only

Notes:
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
Metro Gallery’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Dysrhythmia is one of my favorite instrumental bands. Both Colin Marston and Kevin Hufnagle have joined tech death legends Gorguts, but Dysrhythmia isn’t death metal, though they are technical. The three piece plays complex, serpentine songs that manage to be catchy and just rock at the same time, a rare feat.

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

Metallica at M&T Bank Stadium

Date:
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Tour Name:
WorldWired Tour 2017

Bands:
Metallica
Avenged Sevenfold
Volbeat

Venue:
M&T Bank Stadium (website)
1101 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230 (map)

Cost:
All ticket prices on this listing are list prices before fees are added.
$160.50 (GA Floor – standing room only), $160.50, $140.50, $76.50 and $60.50 (Reserved) which are all available from Ticket Master

There are also four different VIP packages which are all available here:
$2,499 Hardwired Experience (only 12 available, includes meet & greet)
$429 Whiplash Experience
$349 Sandman Experience
$249 Unforgiven Experience

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
First show of the tour
M&T Bank Stadium’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Metallica is kicking off their first tour of 2017 in Baltimore at the Balimore Raven’s stadium, M&T Bank Stadium. Let’s hope they have the mic issues settled.

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

Whores. at DC9

Date:
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Bands:
Whores.
Wrong
Bummer

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

Cost:
$14 at the door
$12 ($14.52 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm
DC9’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Whores. is on the heavier side of the noise rock spectrum and I might not even list them here if they weren’t so damn good. Seriously, check them out and go see them live, it’ll be worth it!

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

Obituary at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Tour Name:
East Coast Redneck Run

Touring Bands:
Obituary
Gruesome

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

Comments:
All the way from Tampa, Florida… OBITUARY!!! The old school Tampa death metal band is doing a quick run on shows on the east coast with Gruesome, a band who basically mimics the sound of Leprosy era Death.

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

Suffocation at Ottobar

Date:
Friday, May 19th, 2017

Touring Bands:
Suffocation
Revocation

Local Bands:
Silent On Fifth Street

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

Cost:
$22 ($27.55 after fees) from Ticket Fly
$23.50 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Suffocation and Revocation have an off night from their tour with Morbid Angel that isn’t coming through our area (aside from Morbid Angel playing Maryland Deathfest XV).

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

Angelcorpse at the Pinch

Date:
Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Touring Bands:
Angelcorpse
Black Anvil

Local Bands:
Genocide Pact
Bestial Evil
Bound By The Grave

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

Cost:
$22 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Angelcorpse is one of those death metal bands from the 90s that have gotten back together, though they were one of the early band to have a more blackened style of death metal. I remember they used to open on a ton of tours back in the day but I guess they’ve built up a following at this point and will be headlining when they come to the Pinch with New Yorkers Black Anvil.

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

The Obsessed at Ottobar

Date:
Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Touring Bands:
The Obsessed
Karma To Burn
Lo-Pan

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$24 at the door
$20 ($25.49 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
Ticket Fly lists the show as doors opening at 7pm and first band at 8pm
The Ottobar’s site lists the show as doors at 8pm and first band at 9pm
Final show of the tour
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Wino is back in The Obsessed and touring to support the band’s first album in 23 years, Sacred! This is the final show of the tour so expect the band to let loose a little on stage. Oh and did I mention the sick line up on this bill? Karma To Burn is an instrumental metal band with Appalachian twang and Lo-Pan is a stoner band with one of the best clean singers in the genre.

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

Sabaton at Fillmore Silver Spring

Tour Promo Video:

Date:
Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Tour Name:
The Last Tour

Bands:
Sabaton
Leaves’ Eyes
Battle Beast

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

Cost:
$26 ($31.75 after fees) from The Vault
$26 ($34 after fees) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Sabaton is a power metal band from Sweden with an obsession with military history. Their energy and chemistry on stage is pretty infectious and they are known for putting on great live performances. They’re playing with Leaves’ Eyes, a female fronted symphonic metal band from (mostly) Germany that is now fronted by Elina Siirala. The opener is Battle Beast, a melodic metal band from Finland. Oh and btw, despite the tour being named “The Last Tour,” Sabaton isn’t breaking up. Their most recent album is titled The Last Stand and they just named the tour The Last Tour to go with it.

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

Deicide at Sparta Inn

Date:
Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Touring Bands:
Deicide

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

Venue:
Sparta Inn
6400 North Point Rd, Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (map)

Cost:
$23 (no fees) from Extremity Retained

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Deicide, the kings of unholy death metal, are touring again and this is their only area appearance.

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

MDF XV Pre Fest at Metro Gallery

Date:
Wednesday, October 10th, 2017

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XV Pre Fest Party

Bands:
Ruinous
Temple Of Void
Extermination Angel
Scorched
Destroyer Of Man

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

Cost:
$15 ($18 after fees) from Event Brite

Doors:       Ages:
7pm         18+ Only

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This year’s MDF Pre Fest Party show is a bit different than in years past. It still features some great death metal bands but the venue hosting the event is the Metro Gallery (in previous years it had been the Ottobar). The venue is an 18+ only venue, so that means this show will not be all ages either.

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

Maryland Deathfest XV

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

Event Name:
Maryland Deathfest XV (website)

Bands:
Acheron
Acid King
Akercocke Exclusive U.S. appearance
Autopsy
Batushka Exclusive U.S. appearance
Behexen Exclusive U.S. appearance
Birdflesh
Brodequin
Candlemass Nightfall set
Captain Cleanoff
Chepang
Cognitive
Conan
Crud
Cryptopsy
Decrepit Birth
Die Choking
Disparo
Dopethrone
Embalmer
Encoffination
English Dogs or English Dogs
Ex Dementia
Exhumed
Exumer Exclusive U.S. appearance
Father Befouled
Fiend
Fissure
Flash Out
Fucking Invincible
Genocide Pact
Goolagoon
Goratory
Gorgasm
GosT
Grave Exclusive U.S. appearance
In The Woods… Exclusive U.S. appearance
Insect Warfare
Iron Lung
Junior Bruce
Kerasphorus
Macabre
Malignancy
Meth Leppard
Morbid Angel with Trey Azagthoth and Steve Tucker
Morbid Saint
Mother Brain
Myxoma
Necropsy (The one from Finland)
Night Raids
Nightbringer
Nordjevel
Occultist
October Tide Exclusive U.S. appearance
Oranssi Pazuzu
Organ Dealer
P.L.F.
Root Exclusive U.S. appearance
Samothrace
Sargeist Exclusive U.S. appearance
Siege
Skeletal Remains
Stormtroopers of Beer (SOD cover band)
SubRosa
Suppression
Terrorizer World Downfall set
Tiamat Exclusive U.S. appearance
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.
$250 for 4-day both venue pass now on sale from Eventbrite here.

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. 17 more bands were announced here (and Malevolent Creation was dropped from line up here as well).

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

June 2017

Pallbearer at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Touring Bands:
Pallbearer
Inter Arma
Gatecreeper

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$18 day of show
$16 ($20.70 after fees) from Ticket Fly

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Pallbearer is coming to the Rock & Roll Hotel with a pretty sick pair of bands supporting them on this tour. Inter Arma is seriously one of the best live metal bands around these days, don’t sleep on them. And Gatecreeper plays a style of death metal influenced by old Bolt Thrower and early Swedish death metal bands.

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

Iron Maiden at Jiffy Lube Live

Date:
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Tour Name:
The Book Of Souls North America Tour 2017

Bands:
Iron Maiden
Ghost

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

Cost:
$29.50 to $99.50 (depending on section) from Live Nation

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Iron Maiden is coming back to Jiffy Lube Live and this time with openers Ghost. We know Iron Maiden puts on one hell of a show on the big stage, it will be interesting to see what Ghost does with their theatrical unholy pope show in such a setting.

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

Antichrist at Sidebar

Tour Promo Video:

Date:
Monday, June 19th, 2017

Tour Name:
The Killing Of America – The Summer of ’17

Touring Bands:
Antichrist
Vorator

Local Bands:
Radical Discharge

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

Cost:
$10 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Antichrist is a thrash metal band from Sweden and they’re coming all the way over here to rip your face off at the Sidebar! Also on the bill is Vorator, a sick death/thrash band from Richmond.

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

Gorguts at Metro Gallery

Date:
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Touring Bands:
Gorguts
Defeated Sanity

Local Bands:
Exist

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

Cost:
$22 at the door
$20 ($?? after fees) from Ticket Fly
Tickets go on sale Fri 3/24 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Tech death masters Gorguts return to the Metro Gallery to put on what will surely be another great show. Defeated Sanity is a great death metal act to be touring with them and don’t sleep on local openers Exist. You may remember their main man Max Phelps as performing in Chuck Schuldiner’s place during the Death To All tribute to Death tours.

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

Maryland Doom Fest Pre Fest Party

Date:
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Event Name:
Maryland Doom Fest Pre Fest Party

Bands:
Valkyrie
Beastmaker
Pilgrim
Borracho
Weed Is Weed
Sweet Heat
Spillage

Venue:
Cafe 611 (website)
611 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 (map)

Cost:
$10 if you have a weekend pass to Maryland Doom Fest
$30 ($32.64 after fees) from Event Brite

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
The Facebook event page for the festival is here

Comments:
Valkyrie headlines this year’s Maryland Doom Fest Pre Fest Party but be sure to get there early to catch the other great bands on this line up (including Dave Sherman’s band WeedIsWeed). This is a perfect warm up for the Maryland Doom Fest the rest of the weekend!

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

Maryland Doom Fest

Date:
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
thru
Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Event Name:
Maryland Doom Fest 2017 (website and Facebook)

Bands:
Captain Beyond
The Skull
Black Pyramid
Bang
Apostle Of Solitude
Earthride
Wo Fat
The Atomic Bitchwax
Iron Man
Lo-Pan
Wretch
Beelzefuzz
The Well
War Injun
Serpents Of Secrecy
Demon Eye
Hollow Leg
Brimstone Coven
Faith In Jane
Lightning Born
Cavern
Dark Music Theory
The Watchers
Sierra
Thonian Horde
Witches Of God
Akris
Black Tar Prophet
Burn Thee Insects
Conclave
Black Manta
Old Blood
Lifetime Shitlist
Horehound

Venue:
Cafe 611 (website)
611 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 (map)

Cost:
$35 Friday only from Event Brite
$35 Saturday only from Event Brite
$20 Sunday only from Event Brite
$69 3 Day Pass from Event Brite

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this festival is here

Comments:
A weekend of doom and stoner metal descends upon Frederick, Maryland, once again!

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

Thou at Atlas Brew Works

Date:
Monday, June 26th, 2017

Touring Bands:
Thou
Cloud Rat
Moloch
False

Local Bands:
Hand Grenade Job

Venue:
Atlas Brew Works (website)
2052 West Virginia Ave NE #102, Washington, DC 20002 (map)

Cost:
$15 at the door

Doors:       Ages:
7pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
This is quite the tour line up. Louisiana based Thou is one of the heaviest doom metal bands from the south. Cloud Rat is a grindcore band from Michigan that is vicious live. Moloch is a doom/sludge band all the way from the UK. False is a black metal band from Minnesota.

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

July 2017

Darkest Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Friday, July 14th, 2017

Bands:
Darkest Hour
Havok
Genocide Pact

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

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

Doors:       Ages:
8pm          All Ages

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

Comments:
Darkest Hour plays a home town show at the Rock & Roll Hotel on this Friday night in July! This show is presented by DC Brau and it’s no coincidence that they’ve brewed another batch of the official Darkest Hour beer Savor The Swill that will be on sale at the show! Oh and there’s some other great bands playing too including new school thrashers Havok and local rising stars Genocide Pact!

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

Dragonforce at Rock & Roll Hotel

Date:
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Tour Name:
Reaching Into Infinity World Tour

Touring Bands:
Dragonforce

Local Bands:
Don’t know who they are yet

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

Cost:
$25 ($30.49 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:
Dragonforce is based out of London and plays some of the most technical power metal out there.

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

Slayer at Pier Six Pavilion

Date:
Friday, July 28th, 2017

Touring Bands:
Slayer
Lamb Of God
Behemoth

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

Cost:
$35.50 – $55.50 (before fees) from Ticket Master
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Fri 3/3 at 10am
Fan Club presale begins Weds 3/1 at 10am
Blabbermouth presale begins Weds 3/1 at 12pm
Spotify presale begins Weds 3/1 at 12pm
Live Nation mobile app presale begins Thursday 3/2 at 10am
Live Nation presale begins Thursday 3/2 at 10am

Doors:       Ages:
6pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Live Nation event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Quite the line up! Slayer headlines Pier 6 in the inner harbor of Baltimore with guests Lamb Of God and Behemoth. It will be a bit weird since this is a seated venue and like, how are you not supposed to most when you’re watching Slayer, especially if you’re up close?

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

September 2017

Apocalyptica at the Lincoln Theatre

Date:
Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Bands:
Apocalyptica

Venue:
Lincoln Theatre (website)
1215 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 (map)

Cost:
$35 ($47.50 after fees) from Ticket Fly
$65 ($71.59 after fees) meet & greet upgrade (does not include a ticket) from One Live Media

Doors:       Ages:
6:30pm      All Ages

Notes:
Doors at 6:30pm, show starts at 8pm
Lincoln Theatre’s event page for this concert is here

Comments:
In 1996 Apocalyptica released their debut album which was entirely comprised of Metallica covers. Back in those days the band didn’t have a drummer or vocalist and now they’re celebrating the 20th anniversary (or 21st I suppose) of the Apocalyptica plays Metallica by Four Cellos with a tour. They’ve gone back to their roots and will be playing a set comprised of Metallica covers from that album as well as other Metallica covers.

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

Shadow Woods Metal Fest

Date:
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
thru
Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Event Name:
Shadow Woods Metal Fest (website and Facebook)

Bands:
Aerial Ruin
Amigo The Devil
Castle
Dee Calhoun
BearstorM
Black Table
Elagabalus
Foehammer
Green Elder
Heavy Temple
Hexis
Human Bodies
MoMe
Panopticon
Percussor
Seasick Gladiator
The Owls Are Not What They Seem
Toke
Vastum
Zud

Venue:
Camp Hidden Valley (website)
4722 Mellow Rd, White Hall, MD 21161 (map)

Cost:
All ticket options from Brown Paper Tickets
$140 ($145.89 after fees) early bird weekend pass
$175 ($182.12 after fees) weekend pass (on sale 3/17 at 12pm)

Notes:
Ages 21+ Only
The Facebook event page for this festival is here

Comments:
Shadow Woods Metal Fest is back for its third installment. Despite the name and imagery, it’s not really a black metal fest but actually showcases a lot of different styles of metal. The main focus is on seeing bands outdoors and camping.

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

October 2017

Satan's Unholy Abomination Festival 5

Date:
Friday, October 27th, 2017
and
Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Event Name:
Satan’s Unholy Abomination Festival 5

Bands:
Inferno
Utuk-Xul
Alastor Sanguinary Embryo
Empty
Pheretron
Maledictvs
Panychida
Sardonic Witchery
Ignis Noctem
Holocaust
Vesterian
Savage Nekropolis
Ancient Sacrifice
Xeukatre
Athame
Sacrilegius
Ehecatl

Venue:
H Restaurante & Night Club (Facebook)
11300 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902 (map)

Cost:
$35 Friday
$40 Saturday

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this concert is here

Comments:
Satan’s Unholy Abomination fest is back with another two day line up of black metal bands from the US, Europe and Latin America!

Direct link to this concert listing:
https://dcheavymetal.com/upcoming-concerts/#SUAF5

Days Of Darkness at Rams Head Live

Date:
Saturday, October 28th, 2017
and
Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Name:
Days Of Darkness Festival (Facebook)

Saturday Bands:
Neurosis
Manilla Road
Captain Beyond
Perturbator
Elder
Cavity
Dance With The Dead
dälek
Computer Magic
Crypt Sermon
Alms

Sunday Bands:
Om
Cirith Ungol
Warning
Boris
GosT
Unearthly Trance
Le Matos
Bongripper
Magic Sword
Night Demon
Asthma Castle

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

Cost:
$52 ($55 after fees) for either Saturday or Sunday
$102 ($105 after fees) for weekend pass
All ticket options are from Event Brite

Doors:       Ages:
?pm          All Ages

Notes:
The Facebook event page for this festival is here
Warning will be playing their 2006 album Watching From A Distance

Comments:
The people behind Maryland Deathfest are hosting this festival the weekend before Halloween! It has a pretty good line up of mostly stoner/doom (with a few oddballs like dälek and GosT as well).

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

30 Comments

  1. you guys are cool

  2. Thanks for having this site!!

  3. Awesome site for concert info guys!!! thanks!!!

  4. thanks!

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  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.

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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…………..

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  19. This site is really cool for letting people updated for their favorite metal band concerts and tours….

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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!

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