12 Best Metal Concerts in Metro Phoenix in May

We don't get too many May flowers in the Valley of the Sun -- but we do get a truckload of May metal shows. 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 May.

This was a hard one to compile, as there are easily 10 other hard rock or metal shows that could've made the list. The shows include every type of heavy metal you can imagine, so there's absolutely something for everyone. There are Arizona favorites like Flotsam and Jetsam; legends like Queensryche, Ministry, and Skid Row; landmark events, like Sepultura's 30th Anniversary tour and the third annual Fxck Cancer Benefit; and underground favorites like Eyehategod, Otep and Apocalyptica. Not to mention we get major doses of the Cavalera boys this month.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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