8 Best Metal Concerts in February in Phoenix

Marilyn Manson has a new album out, and he's coming to town to promote it.
Marilyn Manson has a new album out, and he's coming to town to promote it.
Jim Louvau

The start of February made it one of the busiest, most exciting months of 2015 in the Valley of the Sun. More than a million extra people crowded into town for the Phoenix Open, the Superbowl, or the fact that they're just snowbirds. Clearly cause for shots of whiskey and heavy metal. Lucky for all us metalheads, the heavy metal scene isn't resting on its laurels, even with all the other heavy excitement, traffic, and rain around town.

Don't let that keep you indoors, though. There are a ton of great shows around town, which is why we compiled a monthly list of the best metal and hard rock concerts happening at venues around the Valley during the month of February.

There's local EP release bashes, legends like Napalm Death and Marilyn Manson, and even a show by metal guitarist John 5 on Valentine's Day. I know where I'll be pre-gaming before the strip club.

See also: The Playboy Party at W Scottsdale Hotel

February 8 - Ella Kaye EP Release Party - Rockbar Local hardcore act Ella Kaye will be taking over the Rockbar for the release of their EP Comas Collide, a collection of five super heavy tracks featuring musicians from blessthefall, From First to Last, The Word Alive, Eyes Set To Kill, and more. If you're a fan of Ella Kaye, or want to discover some new killer local music, don't miss this show. Special guests on the bill include Ded, The Fathers, So Loud and The Hidden Years.

February 12 - 1349, Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Six Million Dead - Joe's Grotto Mosh Pit Army and Locals & Legends Presents Chaos Raid USA Tour 2015, which is truly a night of chaos, full of varying degrees of metal. There's Norwegian black metal band 1349, named for the year black death reached Norway; technical death metal band Origin, also described as "death shred"; black metal thrashers Abysmal Dawn; and local hellraisers Six Million Dead. Rockers Wolvhammer and Willow round out the bill.

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