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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.
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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Have To Start Working on the Album’

Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remained in the spotlight. The question on everybody's mind is when that elusive next album will be recorded.

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Black Label Society’s Golden Gods Tour Rounded Out by Down, Devil You Know + Butcher Babies

The lineup for this year's Revolver Golden Gods Tour is now complete. It was previously revealed that Black Label Society would be the headliners, and over the past couple weeks the rest of the bill has been unveiled.  and Butcher Babies will be along for the ride.

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Mayhem To Release New Album in 2014, Unleash New Song ‘Psywar’

Mayhem have not unleashed a studio album since 2007's 'Ordo ad Chao.' Now, the legendary Norwegian black metal band has revealed they'll be releasing an as-yet-untitled record later this year. They have unveiled the first song 'Psywar,' and you can watch the lyric video above via Decibel.

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Trent Reznor Vows Never to Return to Grammys

This year's Grammy Awards were closed by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's  Lindsey Buckingham., but the all-star gig was cut short on television when closing credits and sponsors were shown instead of the end of the performance. You can watch rehearsal video of the entire performance above, but in a new interview, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor lashes out at Grammy organizers, vowing never to return and calling it "an utter waste of time."

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