Lauren Wise

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  • 8 days ago | Q&A

    Melodic death metal, progressive metal, metalcore — shelve Trivium in whichever genre you please, but you’d be wasting your time. Trivium is a band that is known for consistently putting out technically impressive creations; their music shifts and...

  • 25 days ago | Metal!

    Here in Phoenix, September means “back to school” for both kiddos and collegiate-minded folks. For us metalheads, however, it means “back to shows.” And believe us, there are plenty of heavy metal and hard rock concerts happening in Metro Phoenix ...

  • 2 months ago | Q&A

    Over the past few decades, Zakk Wylde has somehow mastered the art of being one of the most influential modern guitarists of our time, but still staying under the radar. And while he isn’t one to start many debates, this interview made it clear th...

  • 2 months ago | Concerts

    August. The hottest month of the year, bar none. At Back East Bagels in Tempe, there’s even a super-spicy sandwich called the August 22. But we’re almost through it: School is starting back up, football is around the corner, fall festivals and hol...

  • 3 months ago | Lists

    It’s July. I’m not going to go into a rant about how hot it currently is in Phoenix — we all know. We all see the annoying Facebook posts daily of temperature gauges. Yes, we live in the desert. Yes, it’s the price we pay for gorgeous winters. So ...

  • 3 months ago | Metal!

    Fifty years ago, women's role in heavy metal was mostly a lyrical focal point — a heartbreaking vixen, fantasy figure, groupie. Now, it's commonplace that women not only frequent the stage, but work as tour managers, sound and light techs, promote...

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