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    December 30, 2013

    The 21 Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2013

    It's that time of year where our focus is officially shifting from reflecting on 2013 to preparing for 2014. Another 365 days have swept by, full of heavy metal ups and downs, groupies and drug overdoses, mind-blowing riffs and sold-out shows. The state of metal in 2013 certainly hasn't blown my min ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Megadeth - Arizona State Fair - 10/30/13

    MegadethArizona State FairOctober 30, 2013 It was pretty easy to tell who was at the State Fair for Megadeth last night, and who was there for fried twinkies. You just had to look for the people wearing '80s-style jean vests bedecked with heavy metal band patches or spiked metal studs. By the tim ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Do you have a Halloween costume yet? Okay, okay. Do you have two Halloween costumes yet? Just keep your audience in mind if you plan on starting the evening handing Krackel bars to seven-year-olds and ending it dancing with somebody who's also wearing an Anthony Weiner costume. (View our complete ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    So Dave Mustaine Is Going to Perform with The San Diego Symphony

    So Dave Mustaine said that he hates to be singled out. Yeah--absolutely despises being the center of attention. One time he was at a Kenny G. concert and the musician asked him to stand up in the crowd because he was going to play at that same venue a couple months later. Mustaine said he turned b ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Arizona State Fair Concerts: Who You'll See and When in 2013

    Arizona State Fair concerts aren't like most concerts--and this isn't even about the average age of the performers involved. They're different because you can go to them almost by accident. Exhausted your fried food budget? Unwilling or unable to win your sweetheart a gigantic, unlicensed Angry Bird ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013
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    May 13, 2013

    Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and 8 Other Metallers Dead Before Their Time

    Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of cirrhosis on May 2, the same day as the Golden Gods Awards. It was devastating that on a day meant to celebrate the lives of the best musicians in metal, one of those artists was taken from the world of music. It also came as a shock. In fact, by all accounts ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Record Heat: ?! by Brad Dwyer

    Once a week Up on the Sun features a new comic strip from punk rocker, cartoonist, and full-time dad Brad Dwyer. See the New Times print edition to check out the strip in glorious, inky newsprint each Thursday. See also: 10 Most Ridiculous Claims Made By Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine Says ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Just Announced: Megadeth, Rock the Bells Tour, and More

    With their Countdown to Extinction 25th Anniversary Tour kicking off in early November, Megadeth will be lighting up the Marquee Theatre on Saturday, December 8. God and Dave Mustaine only know how the mayhem will play out in the concrete jungle of the most-definitely-going-to-be cramped venue -- ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    In Celebration of the Best Metal Documentaries

    See also: Metallica at Outside Lands: The Five Best Parts of the Band's Fiery San Francisco Show See also: The 10 Most Ridiculous Claims Made By Dave Mustaine of Megadeth See also: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Set Free; Five Finger Death Punch Weighs InHeavy metal fans are a tenacious bunch. Plenty o ... More >>

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    August 19, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    10 Most Ridiculous Claims Made By Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

    See also: Dave Mustaine Says Obama Staged Fast and Furious Gunwalking Scandal, Aurora, Colorado, and Sikh Temple Shootings See also: Megadeth's Dave Ellefson: "Why I'm Trying to Become a Pastor" See also: Dave Mustaine's Advice for Starving Women in Africa: "Put a Plug in It" See also: Gigantour Fea ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Dave Mustaine Says Obama Staged Fast and Furious Gunwalking Scandal, Aurora, Colorado, and Sikh Temple Shootings

    See also: Megadeth's Dave Ellefson: "Why I'm Trying to Become a Pastor" See also: Dave Mustaine's Advice for Starving Women in Africa: "Put a Plug in It" See also: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine is Metal's MVP See also: Rusty Assault Rifles Found in Madera Canyon Not Part of Fast and Furious, ATF Confirms ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Is Heavy Metal Really The Devil's Music?

    See also: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to Headline KUPD's Desert Uprising See also: Megadeth's Dave Ellefson: "Why I'm Trying to Become a Pastor" Last week, I found myself in an awkward conversation with douchebag with a popped collar and frosted tips. He asked me if I worshipped "the Devil," lo ... More >>

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    February 26, 2012

    Gigantour Featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, Volbeat at Comerica Theatre, 2/25/12

    Gigantour Comerica Theatre Saturday, February 25 I'm no metalhead, but I recognize dedication when I see it. I spent last night at the Gigantour, featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, and Volbeat, packed into Comerica theatre with people from all generations, cloaked in the blackest of black, ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Megadeth's Dave Ellefson: "Why I'm Trying to Become a Pastor"

    You gotta hand it to American thrash metalheads Megadeth. For as rocky as their successful road has been, the band has done great job at keeping things surprising. Just last week, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine made headlines by announcing his endorsement of far-right presidential candidate Rick " ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Five Holiday Gifts for Your Metal-Loving Uncle

    ​Alright, slacker. There's no more denying it: the holidays are here, and you need to get on that shopping list. Luckily, Up on the Sun has caught gift guide-fever, and over the course of this week we'll be offering you suggestions for the entire family. It's hard to forget your metal-loving ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Metal Goes Pop: Five Examples of Doing It Right

    ​Yesterday our compatriots at Country Grind announced that heavy rockers Torche and Part Chimp will team for upcoming Chunklet-issued 12-inch record that finds Torche covering legendary lo-fi rockers Guided By Voices. Torche have always been a metal band unafraid to embrace big pop sounds, and th ... More >>

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    July 16, 2011

    Rockstar Mayhem Festival at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 7/15/11

    Maria Vassett​Megadeth, Godsmack, and Disturbed at Rockstar Mayhem Festival Friday, July 15, 2011 The Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion"You guys are fucking amazing, Phoenix!"This was the first thing I heard as I approached the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion for the Rockstar Mayhe ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Six Million Dead: Arizona Death Metal to Rattle Your Brain

    www.facebook.com/sixmilliondeadSix Million Dead: A million miles-per-minute.​Heavy metal has a rich and diverse history in Arizona. Our state has had a horde of notable residents: hard rock pioneer Alice Cooper, hair metal singer Bret Michaels of Poison, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, Dave Musta ... More >>

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    April 24, 2011

    The Big 4 Festival at Empire Polo Grounds Last Night

    Mike R. MeyerJames Hetfield of Metallica performs at The Big 4 Festival in Indio.​The Big 4 Festival (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California Saturday, April 23, 2011 It's not an understatement to say that yesterday's Big 4 Festival was an event nearly thre ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Watch Megadeth Hang Out in Phoenix in Evolver Documentary about Youthanasia

    This week's main print feature is about why Dave Mustaine, and not a member of his former band, Metallica, or anyone else on this weekend's Big 4 bill, is the MVP of metal. In that column mentioned Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia, which chronicles the band's adventures in Phoenix, where t ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    10 Anti-Religious Songs That May Be Inappropriate for Easter Dinner

    Andres SerranoPiss Christ​Happy Easter, you degenerate rock 'n' roll fans. Most of you listeners of the devil's music probably only know Easter as the one major holiday that does nothing to shorten the workweek. But, there actually is reason for the holy day. In case you didn't know, Easter ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    Megadeth Vs. Metallica, The Artifact, Railroad Revival Tour and More in This Week's Issue

    ​The music section in week's print edition of Phoenix New Times is heavy on the metal.Why shouldn't it be, what with The Big 4 festival featuring Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax going down just a short drive away in Indio, California this weekend. In honor the the occasion I penned a colum ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Megadeth, "I Thought I Knew It All"

    ​Song: Megadeth, "I Thought I Knew It All"Context: This track is from my favorite Megadeth record, 1994's Youthanasia, which was recorded right here in Phoenix. I touch on the recording of this record in this week's music column, which is all about how Dave Mustaine is Metal's MVP. Megadeth ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Heavy D

    Megadeath founder signs confessional memoir

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    August 26, 2010
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    August 25, 2010

    Check Out This Slayer Fan's Sorta Creepy Hand-Written Press Release

    ​Slayer is known for having very dedicated fans. Turns out they're dedicated enough to issue their own press releases.Hand-written on notebook paper, no less. So, yeah, check out this crazy letter from someone who says he's Greg Valentino of Pleasant Hills, California. No idea who that is, but t ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Megadeth: Youthanasia (Condensed)

    ​Song: Megadeth's Youthanasia (Condensed)Context: That video of W.A.S.P's Chris Holmes drinking vodka in a pool makes me crave some metal. What fits the bill better than an album's worth of searing Dave Mustaine riffs, condensed into seven minutes, with no Dave Mustaine vocals? 

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    October 16, 2008
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    August 19, 2008
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    May 22, 2008
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    May 22, 2008

    Massive Attack

    Here come the big boys of summer

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    October 18, 2007

    Future Shock: King Diamond, Jonathan Davis, Nile, and more

    Spandex tights? Check. Can of Aqua Net? Got it. Copy of Ratt’s Invasion of Your Privacy on vinyl? You betcha. Sounds like you’re locked and loaded for this week’s edition of Future Shock, which focuses on the often-outrageous genre of heavy metal. From dank and dirty death rock to gla ... More >>

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    May 3, 2007

    Spinal Tapped

    In which our heroine observes a Sabbath

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    September 7, 2006

    Gigantour

    Mustaine salvo

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    February 23, 2006

    Mega Makeover

    Life after deth

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    January 5, 2006

    Heady Metal

    In 2005, longhairs got more progressive than ever

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    July 21, 2005

    Gigantour

    A shot at redemption

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    December 30, 2004

    Up From the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

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    October 28, 2004

    Megadeth

    Mustaine resurrects the great metal beast

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    August 5, 2004

    Head Trip

    Between hard rock and a safe place, Metallica finds itself

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    April 10, 2003

    Tobacco Roadie

    Valley music players remember a fallen comrade

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    April 10, 2003

    Life or Art?

    Two local bands put divergent spins on their metal theater

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