Best Metal Concerts in July in Metro Phoenix

July 19 - Motley Crue with Alice Cooper - Ak-Chin Pavilion

This is supposedly Motley Crue's last tour (which might be for the best), but either way the theatrical show is worth the ticket price -- and that's without even taking Alice Cooper's addition into consideration! Damn, it will be interesting to see the age range of groupies in the crowd during "Girls, Girls Girls." To be honest, I will be at this show for Cooper over Motley; because his is a show you definitely know stays consistent and solid.

July 20 - The Summer Slaughter Tour, Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, They Art is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Within the Ruins, Fallujah - The Nile Theater

Ah, Summer Slaughter. Such an adequate name for a festival in Arizona in July. This is a killer line-up, and death metal is representing itself to the fullest here. Morbid Angel not only reps some of the best death metal albums, but also guitarist Trey Azagthoth was rated by Terrorizer magazine as the best death metal guitarist ever. Then we've got Dying Fetus, whose seven albums have supremely influenced the genre of death metal. The Faceless bring the element of technical death metal; and there's no way to ignore two of my personal favorites, Goatwhore and Within the Ruins.

July 27 - Bleeding Through - Pub Rock Live

This Cali-based band incorporates elements of catchy melodies and impressive instrumentals, hardcore punk, symphonic and death metal. The members have been seen as a huge influence for the future of metal, even though they've been around since the late 90s. Pub Rock is a fantastic place to catch this band, with the intimate surroundings, inexpensive whiskey, and close-knit mosh pit.

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Location Info


Joe's Grotto

13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Ak-Chin Pavilion

2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Crabby Don's

3861 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Music

Alice Cooperstown

101 E. Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pub Rock

8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Nile Theater

105 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: Music

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