Concert schedule: the best summer metal shows in NYC

We offer a comprehensive list of warm-weather metal gigs, including both old gods and fresh blood.



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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath Photograph: courtesy Live Nation Entertainment

Any self-respecting NYC metal fan has already made a fiery-red circle on their calendar around August 4, 2013, the date that the recently reunited Black Sabbath hits New Jersey. Fortunately, that behemoth of a show is just the beginning. Below—as part of our sprawling NYC metal roundup—we present to you a roundup of the summer's top metal gigs, including dates from megastars such as Rob Zombie and former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo, as well as gigs at Saint Vitus, The Acheron and other underground hot spots.

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The top summer metal shows


  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Saint Vitus 1120 Manhattan Ave, between Box and Clay Sts, 11222
  2. Until Fri Jul 26
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  • Critics choice
  1. 285 Kent Ave 285 Kent Ave, at South 1st St, 11211
  2. Until Sat Jul 27
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Black Sabbath

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. PNC Bank Arts Center Exit 116, Garden State Pkwy
  2. Until Mon Mar 31
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