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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.
Suicide Silence
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Suicide Silence Unveil ‘Cease to Exist’ Lyric Video

A couple of months ahead of the July 15 release of their upcoming album 'You Can't Stop Me,' Suicide Silence have unleashed the lyric video (watch above) for the blazing new track 'Cease to Exist,' featuring new vocalist Eddie Hermida, who replaced late singer Mitch Lucker.

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AC/DC
Columbia Records
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Is Stevie Young Playing on New AC/DC Album?

With Malcolm Young taking leave from the band due to illness, it looks like AC/DC didn't have to look far for a replacement guitarist to work on their new album. Back in 1988, Stevie Young filled in on guitar for his uncle Malcolm during 's 'Blow Up Your Video' tour. Now, 25 plus years later, there is a report that he's filling in for his uncle again.

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The Gates of Slumber
The Gates of Slumber - Facebook
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Fundraising Efforts Under Way for Family of Late Gates of Slumber Bassist Jason McCash

Bassist Jason McCash of Indianapolis doom metal band the Gates of Slumber passed away last month, leaving behind a wife and three children. He was just 37 years old, and several fundraising efforts are under way to benefit his family.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire
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Reunited Finch Sign Record Deal, Start New Album

The last full-length Finch studio album was 2005's 'Say Hello to Sunshine.' After playing some reunion shows for the 10th anniversary of their 'What It Is to Burn' album, they released the 'What It Is to Burn - X' live CD/DVD in January. Now they have signed with Razor & Tie for a new studio record.

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Pantera
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Pantera’s ‘Far Beyond Bootleg: Live From Donington ’94′ To Be Issued on Vinyl

The recent release of the 20th anniversary edition of Pantera's 'Far Beyond Driven' included a second disc of 'Far Beyond Bootleg: Live From Donington '94.' Now, the concert will get its first vinyl release on June 3, almost 20 years to the day that the show was played.

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Metallica
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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Lars Ulrich: Metallica Are in ‘Fourth Inning’ of New Album Process

He was born in Denmark and grew up with a tennis background, but Metallica's Lars Ulrich made a baseball reference when talking about the progress of a new studio album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich says, "Right now, we're in the fourth inning."

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Rage Against the Machine
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Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Appearing on New Run the Jewels Album?

Run the Jewels are a hip-hop duo consisting of El-P and Killer Mike. They released their self-titled debut last year, and are working on the follow-up. From the looks of some Instagram photos, it appears that Zack de la Rocha from  will be part of the new disc.

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