The five best metal shows in Denver in July
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MAYHEM FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | SUN, 7/7/13
Established in part by Kevin Lyman, one of the founders of the Warped Tour, this traveling showcase features a stacked lineup that caters to metal fans, with side activities for your downtime throughout the day. With a roster including acts as diverse as Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Children of Bodom, Mastodon and Job for a Cowboy, among others, Mayhem offers a fine slice of metal from across the genre's spectrum. Mayhem lets you see all these acts in one place without going broke in the process.
EVERY TIME I DIE @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 7/27/13
A more apt name for Every Time I Die might be "Every Time I Turn Around I Need a New Bassist." Since forming in 1998, the Buffalo-based outfit has gone through a string of four-stringers with an almost predictable frequency that could rival Spinal Tap and its infinite and seemingly inexhaustible pursuit of a permanent drummer. Fortunately, the low-end isn't really the centerpiece here, but more like a weight-bearing pillar propping up the intensity of act's metalcore savagery, Keith Buckley's eviscerating vocals and the torrent of relentless riffs. Catch Every Time I Die on this stop of the Allstars Tour with Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror and many more acts.
SHAI HULUD @ MARQUIS THEATER | SUN, 7/21/13
Since its 1995 inception, Shai Hulud has blurred the line between hardcore and metal. Along the way, the band has helped to establish and somewhat define the elements of what later came to be called metalcore. Shai Hulud's influence can be heard in later bands playing music in a similar vein such as Unearth, Silverstein and As I Lay Dying, among others. Shai Halud is currently touring in support of its latest release, Reach Beyond the Sun, the band's fourth full-length.