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Chemicals of Democracy Brings a Modern Approach to Its Brain-Melting Metal

It's 2014 and high time you got some new music into your playlist -- seriously. And that's doubly true when it comes local music, of which there's an abundance in metro Phoenix. The Valley's music scene is gifted with burgeoning bands and emerging artists who will be making waves and getting attention this year.

Up on the Sun is highlighting more than a dozen such acts for our series 14 Bands You Need to Hear in 2014. Today, our resident metal writer Lauren Wise gets into the trenches with local hard rockers Chemicals of Democracy.

Attending an average performance by local hard rockers Chemicals of Democracy is far from average. In fact, it's akin to being at ground zero of a nuclear holocaust thanks to the band's brain-melting metal.

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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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