Mustn’t-miss metal shows

Windhand Stoner metal at its best. Sunday (September 14).


Stoner metal at its best.

Sunday (September 14) at CODA

Nik Turner’s Hawkwind

Prime-era vocalist/woodwind player of the vintage space rock band.

Monday (September 15) at the Garrison

Unlocking the Truth

Funk-metal pioneers Living Colour headline, but the metalcore trio of NYC 13-year-olds is where it’s at.

September 18 at Opera House


Epic black metal for the normcore crowd.

September 19 at the Opera House


Classic thrash, with openers Prong.

September 23 at the Opera House

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

Cambridge psychedelic doom that’s been described as Alice Cooper meets Sabbath.

September 28 at Lee’s Palace


Joyous German hard rock.

October 16 at Hard Luck Bar


Dizzying NWOBHM cult faves play an intimate show with Castle and Midnight Malice.

October 17 at the Garrison

King Diamond

Bucket list concert for fans of the face-painted, occultist Mercyful Fate singer.

October 18 at Sound Academy


Few things are heavier than the Arkansas band’s transcendental doom.

October 24 at Lee’s Palace


See what life without Oderus Urungus sounds – and looks – like.

December 9 at the Opera House


Prog down with the Uriah Heepish band whose death metal tendencies have retreated.

December 21 at the Kool Haus

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