15 Best Metro Phoenix Metal Concerts in April

April showers? Not so much in the Valley of the Sun. While the rest of the country experiences the fresh air of spring, we are hit with our first wave of hundred-degree temperatures. But that's okay, because the season also kicks off with a bounty of band tours, particularly those of the heavy variety. 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 April.

This was a hard one to compile, as there are easily 10 other hard rock or metal shows that could've made the list. There are legends like Mastodon, Testament, and Mushroomhead; searing up-and-comers like Upon a Burning Body and Incite; festivals like UFest and AZ Brutal Fest; and a handful of local tour kickoff events as well.

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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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