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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.
Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire
Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire
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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Will Not Be Held in 2014

For the past two years, Metallica's Orion Music + More festival has hosted an eclectic mix of artists, first in Atlantic City, N.J. and this year in Detroit. However, fans looking forward to the the next fest will have to wait until at least 2015.

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I Killed the Prom Queen to Unleash New Album ‘Beloved’ in February 2014

Australian metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen will release their third studio album, 'Beloved,' on Feb. 18, 2014 via Epitaph Records, marking their first disc since 2008's 'Sleepless Nights and City Lights.' Listen to the new song 'To the Wolves' above.

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Adrenaline Mob Announce New Album ‘Men of Honor’ + Reveal New Drummer

announced earlier this year that drummer Mike Portnoy would be exiting the band, but that didn't mean the demise of the group. The group has just announced details of their new album and has named Twisted Sister's A.J. Pero as Portnoy's replacement.

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jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters Next Album Being Recorded ‘In a Way That No One’s Done Before’

Dave Grohl has been busy working with other artists including Ghost (Ghost B.C.) and country superstars the Zac Brown Band. Now he's turning his attention back to Foo Fighters, and has just made an interesting statement about their next album.

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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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Chino Moreno’s ††† (Crosses) Unveil Video for ‘Bitches Brew’

The self-titled debut album of ††† (Crosses) will be released Feb. 11, and the band has just unleashed the video for the single 'Bitches Brew' (watch above via Rolling Stone). The group is made up of Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far) and Chuck Doom.

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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
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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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Red Dragon Cartel, Led by Former Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Jake E. Lee, To Release Debut Album

Ozzy Osbourne has had some great guitarists in his solo band over the years, starting with Randy Rhoads. Following Rhoads' tragic death in a 1982 plane crash, Jake E. Lee took over and appeared on Ozzy's 1983 album 'Bark at the Moon' and 1986's 'The Ultimate Sin.' After that, Lee went on to form the band Badlands. Now, Lee is back with an all-new outfit.

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