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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.
Dream Theater Metallica
Robert Cianflone, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Dream Theater + Metallica Albums Debut in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart

It was another good week for heavy music, with pioneers of two different metal genres landing in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Dream Theater's self-titled album cracks the chart at No. 7, while Metallica's 'Through the Never' soundtrack debuts at No. 9. Additionally, 'Dream Theater' grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Hard Rock Albums chart.

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Slash
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Slash Jams With School Kids in South Dakota

Back in his younger days, Slash lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle to the fullest. These days, he's a dad, and encouraging the next generation in their musical pursuits. And this past week, he jammed with students at the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Sepultura
Nuclear Blast

Sepultura Unveil New Song ‘The Age of the Atheist,’ Announce Fall North American Tour

The title of the upcoming album (set to be released Oct. 29) from veteran Brazilian metal act Sepultura is a mouthful: 'The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart.' Now, the band has unleashed the first single from the album, 'The Age of the Atheist' (listen above) via Metal Hammer.

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Black Sabbath - Green Day
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath, Green Day, 30 Seconds to Mars + More Nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards

In the United Stated, MTV has the annual VMAs. In Europe, the music channel has the EMAs, and this year's nominations have just been announced. Among the contenders are Black Sabbath, Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age and Linkin Park.

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