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Chad Bowar

Chad has been writing about music since the mid '90s in genres ranging from mainstream pop to extreme metal. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites across the globe. He's currently the heavy metal editor for About.com and contributes to many other publications. Chad has worked in radio for more than a quarter century and resides in Charlotte.
Metallica
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Metallica To Debut New Song and Let Fans Pick Setlists on 2014 European Tour

Metallica will head to Europe next summer for a string of concerts, and ticket holders will have the opportunity to vote for songs that the band will play during each show. Metallica will let fans pick 17 of the 18 songs they play. The 18th will be a brand new track, as the band declares they are "ready to make another album."

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For Today

For Today Announce New Album and 2014 Headlining Tour

Earlier this year, metalcore band For Today released the EP 'Prevailer.' Now the band has announced that their next studio album, 'Fight the Silence,' is set to be issued on Feb. 4. Pre-orders of the album and various merch bundles are available here, and you can listen to the album's title track and first single above.

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Category: Concerts, Rock, Rock News, Videos
Hinder
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Vocalist Austin Winkler Issues Statement on Exit From Hinder

Austin Winkler's temporary hiatus from Hinder earlier this year turned into a permanent split. The official announcement came last week from his bandmates, and now the singer has spoken out about parting ways with the band, his recent sobriety and starting a new project.

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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Megadeth’s David Ellefson on the Essence of His New Book ‘My Life With Deth’

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson recently released his autobiography 'My Life With Deth.' The collaboration with veteran metal scribe Joel McIver chronicles Ellefson's younger years in Minnesota, his career in Megadeth, his struggles with addiction and eventual sobriety and his faith.

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Scott Stapp

Scott Stapp Announces 2014 Tour Dates, Unveils ‘Slow Suicide’ Video

After releasing his solo album 'Proof of Life' earlier this month, Creed singer Scott Stapp has announced that he will hit the road in support of the disc beginning in March (dates below). In addition, the video for 'Slow Suicide,' the album's first single, has just been released (watch above).

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Philip Anselmo Announces 2014 ‘Technicians of Distortion’ Tour Dates

Philip Anselmo supported his debut solo album 'Walk Through Exits Only' with a summer trek featuring his backing band The Illegals. Now, the legendary Pantera frontman has announced a second leg of the 'Technicians of Distortion' tour set to kick off in January.

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Iced Earth

Iced Earth to Release ‘Plagues of Babylon’ in January, Announce Spring Tour

Back in April, power metal veterans Iced Earth revealed the title of their next studio album would be 'Plagues of Babylon.' Now, it is confirmed that it will be released Jan. 21 via Century Media Records. The band will also be touring with Sabaton and Revamp in support of the album beginning in April of next year (dates below).

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Category: Articles, Rock, Rock News

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