Don’t Miss: VANS Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/16/17

GWAR GWAR (Photo courtesy Freeman Promotions)

We’re looking ahead to next month and to VANS Warped Tour, which is bringing quite an eclectic mix of metal acts particularly to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 16.

Here are three acts to consider checking out while you’re there — including hardcore shockmasters GWAR!

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Don’t Miss: Baroness @ 9:30 Club, 4/12/17

Baroness
Baroness (Photo by Jimmy Hubbard)

Heavy metal quartet Baroness continue to tour on the strength of their fourth studio album, Purple, released in 2015 via Abraxan Hymns. The band is preparing to tour Europe, but they will perform a select few US dates before they go, including a stop at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, April 12.

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Snapshots: Amorphis @ Howard Theatre — 3/8/17

Amorphis @ Howard Theatre, Washington DC, 03/08/2017
Amorphis performs at the Howard Theatre on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Last week, a heavy metal stampede ran through the Howard Theatre as headlining heavy metal band Overkill brought along some friends to play a big show. (Check out our pix of Overkill at the Howard Theatre.)

One of those friend was Finnish progressive metal band Amorphis, six men from Finland who released their most recent album, Under the Red Cloud, in 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

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Snapshots: Swallow The Sun @ Howard Theatre — 3/8/17

Swallow The Sun @ Howard Theatre, Washington DC, 03/08/2017Swallow the Sun performs at the Howard Theatre on March 8, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Not long ago, Finnish doom metal band Swallow the Sun came through town with Sonata Arctica (check out our photos!), and then they decided to drop by again with a show opening for Overkill at the Howard Theatre on March 8.

(See our Parklife DC photos of Overkill.)

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