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    June 16, 2014

    Memorial Today For Longtime Flotsam and Jetsam Guitar Tech Killed in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident

    The heavy metal music community is one that's pretty close. Last weekend, a well-respected veteran of the scene was killed. According to Phoenix police, on June 7 around 1:30 a.m., Chris Kutcher was driving east on Cactus Road when an intoxicated woman accelerated behind him, striking his SUV and ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Here's the problem: I'd really like to open this Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend with an animated GIF of Dick Van Dyke and his a cappella group just kind of dancing around and having a good time. But that's on their official website, and not designated a press image. So we'll have to sett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Six Hollywood Stars Who Are Undercover Metal Heads

    When it comes to Hollywood, metalheads are usually portrayed in a... not so flattering light. We're the drunks and stoners, braindead from too much head-banging, clad in grimy vintage band t-shirts and greasy hair. Well, that may be so. But who is Hollywood to judge? I'd take our stereotype over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Why Do So Many People Hate Black Veil Brides?

    When we interviewed Black Veil Brides lead singer Andy Biersack last week, ahead of their performance at Warped Tour on Thursday, lots of fans--from in and out of town--wrote in to talk about how much they loved the band. A smaller, very vocal contingent, though, wrote in to talk about how much they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Can We Stop Making Up New Metal Subgenres?

    Am I the only one who is sick to death of the ever-growing list of metal subgenres? It seems to evolve and pulsate and throw out even more obscure genres on a daily basis. Honestly, if there's one thing metalheads should be able to have faith in when it comes to their music, it's that metal veers ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013
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    April 4, 2013

    10 Star Wars Songs To Ease Your Rage Now That Disney's Killed LucasArts

    Ever since Disney's acquisition of LucasFilms was announced, the prognosis by fans has been mixed. Three new Star Wars movies is good news, right? Sure, but what about yesterday's news that Disney has shut down LucasArts? Yeah, the future of the saga a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away is up ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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    March 27, 2013

    Soulfly's Max Cavalera Discusses Extreme Groove (and His New Supergroup, Featuring Members of Mars Volta, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon)

    Max Cavalera of Soulfly is a very mellow speaker. His Brazilian accent is thick, and there's a lilting quality to the way he punctuates his sentences with phrases like "You know?" or "It's killer, man." He's buzzing about a lake house in unincorporated Phoenix, a second home in addition to his other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Former Guns N' Roses Manager Launches Arizona Record Label

    Usually people move from places like the middle of nowhere to big industry cities like New York and Los Angeles to find musical success, and stay there. Not the other way around. But for former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven and his wife Heather Vincent-Niven, finding solace in Arizona's godfors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Down, Marquee Theatre, 1/14/13

    Down and Warbeast @ Marquee Theatre|1/14/13So, it turns out there's a reason it's called "stoner metal." I've been to several Down shows before, but two things stuck out at me during last night's Down/Warbeast double-header at Marquee Theatre. My friend (who goes by "Iron Maiden," thank you very mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Your Holiday Heavy Metal Gift Guide

    What's the most metal gift you've ever received? I can think of several that stick out: Led Zeppelin vinyl, a miniature model of Dimebag Darrell's Razorback lightning bolt guitar, spike-bedecked high heels that would make a dominatrix envious, a stripper pole paired with a handle of whiskey. But I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Converge, Nile Theater, 10/30/12

    Converge @ Nile Theater| 10/30/12By Mike Bogumill When trying to describe to people unfamiliar with Converge what kind of event I went to last night, I was hesitant to use a phrase like "metal show" or "hardcore show". While metal and hardcore certainly influence all the bands that performed, none ... More >>

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    September 29, 2012

    Desert Uprising: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and More, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 9/28/12

    Desert Uprising, featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Buckcherry, Corey Taylor, The Art of Dying @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion| 9/28/12There have been a lot of ups and downs during the planning of 98 KUPD's first annual Desert Uprising last night, which found Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie's ... More >>

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    September 29, 2012

    Desert Uprising: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and More, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 9/28/12

    Desert Uprising, featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Buckcherry, Corey Taylor, The Art of Dying @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion| 9/28/12There have been a lot of ups and downs during the planning of 98 KUPD's first annual Desert Uprising last night, which found Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie's ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear

    See also: Monday Monday: Is Heavy Metal Really The Devil's Music? The desert is the perfect place for heavy metal to spawn: desolate, hot, seemingly devoid of life, save for the plants and critters that spit poison or are encased in thorny flesh. Yet Valley of the Sun's healthy metal scene just c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Is Dubstep the New Nü-Metal?

    Love it or hate it, it's looking inevitable: dubstep isn't going anywhere for awhile, and a lot of ambitious metalheads are pairing their riffs up with wobble wobble sounds in a bid for commercial success. It reminds me of a coked-out Paris Hilton making a sex tape with Slayer's Kerry King. It wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Metal Tuesday: Confessions of a Groupie (Well, Sort Of)

    Editor's note: We normally run Metal Mondays on, well, Monday, but took yesterday off in honor of Memorial Day. So please enjoy today's "Metal Monday" column, by our resident rock 'n' roll lady Lauren Wise, one day later than usual. Groupies have always fascinated me. They look like supermodels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Saturday, May 12: Right to Marry to Stage Benefit Show @ Trunk Space It's been a big week for the cause of ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Metal Mondays: All Hail Jim Marshall's Black Wall

    See also: The 10 Hottest Chicks in Heavy Metal So, the Revolver Golden Gods are this week. Screw you if you're going. Yeah, I didn't plan wisely. Too busy bumbling about how Dungeon and Dragon nerds are more metal than you (guaranteed a ton of those dudes planned ahead) and shattering whiskey bottl ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2012
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    October 10, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: Andrew Jackson Jihad

    ​Wacky local duo Andrew Jackson Jihad has a whole lot of awesomeness to offer on their Tumblr. AJJ is currently on tour with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Into It. Over It.The band has just released their new album, Knife Man, about three weeks ago. It's full of enthusiastically perfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Walk the Walk: Best Boxing Ring Entrance Songs

    Photo By Gene BlevinsVictor Ortiz​Before two fighters meet in the squared ring a different kind of ballet takes place first. We're not talking about the precision dance consisting of jabs, hooks and uppercuts combatants exchange during the fight, but the mental warfare that takes place in the ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Laconic's Danny G. Talks Arizona's Metal Scene and the Band's New Record

    Laconic, looking very, very serious. ​This Friday night, the heart of downtown Scottsdale will be alive and well with the sound of heavy metal. In its purest form, heavy metal is quite laconic--straight, to the point, and crisp. So it's only fitting that the name of the band that will be rock ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Vegan Meal Time, My Drunk Kitchen and Others Take on Epic Meal Time

    Vegan Meal Time: keeping people carnivores one video at a time​Ever since Epic Meal Time landed on the scene last year, Youtube cooking shows, blending hearty amounts of internet humor and ego with varying levels of culinary talent, have been on the rise. In the digital age, where everything and a ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010
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    September 3, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    Taylor Swift Sweet as Sugar at Glendale Show

    By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Country star Taylor Swift has to be the coolest 19-year-old who admittedly didn't have any friends in junior high. Now, she has famous friends like Garth Brooks and Miley Cyrus define the word "fearless" -- also the title of her latest album -- in a pre-show video. She ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Future Shock: Apocalyptica, Etta James, and more

    Here are some upcoming shows that were just announced this week.

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    June 11, 2008

    Dethklok Invades Marquee Theater

    By Jonathan McNamara Better Than: Spinal Tap. Sure, this animated band owes a lot to its comedic predecessor, but sheer technical skill from the band that makes Nathan Explosion, Pickles the drummer and all the rest of these rogue rockers live puts Dethklok a few notches higher. See more shots f ... More >>

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    June 3, 2008

    You Asked for It: Reign of Vengeance

    Local bands who’ve complained that we’re not reviewing their CDs, take this challenge. I have vowed to review every local CD addressed to me (and marked “YAFI”) in the order it’s received. I’m still getti ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Pit Stop

    You can mosh, potato

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    October 10, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    A Bone Chip Off the Ol' Carcass

    The pathological song

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    St. Madness

    Vampires in the Church
    (Nasty Prick Records)

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    December 8, 2005

    Wicked Wisdom This Way Comes

    This is the nü stuff

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    METAL - Balls to the Wall

    Grab an athletic supporter and clear the kids from the room as we count down the year's best hard rock and metal albums

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Blue-blood Boil

    Hank Williams III does his own thing. Nashville, beware.

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Morbid Angels

    Cephalic Carnage finds redemption in the sewers of the death metal underground

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Down

    Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow (Elektra)

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    January 4, 2001

    Tally How

    Pregnant chads and butterfly ballots abound as we sort through the latest batch of local CD submissions

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Laughing Matters

    The Bloodhound Gang and Nerf Herder differ drastically in terms of musical style and stage presence, but they share emphasis on the humorous and insulting

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    August 19, 1999
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    December 31, 1998

    Night & Day

    December 31, 1998 - January 6, 1999

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    July 3, 1997

    Rocks Off

    It ain't heavy, it's the unclassifiable thunder of Freudian Slip

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    June 26, 1997
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    February 6, 1997
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    December 26, 1996

    Four on the Floor

    Crushed signs seven-album pact, gets abducted by aliens

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    July 18, 1996
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    January 18, 1996
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