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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.
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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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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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My Chemical Romance Unleash ‘Fake Your Death’ Single From Upcoming Hits Collection

More than a month ahead of the March 25 release of their greatest hits collection 'May Death Never Stop You,' the now defunct My Chemical Romance are unleashing the album's first single, 'Fake Your Death,' via iTunes this evening (Feb. 17). The song can be heard in the trailer for the album release posted above.

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Bullet for My Valentine Offer Update on ‘Edgier’ New Album

Almost exactly a year after the release of 'Temper Temper,' Bullet for My Valentine have completed several new songs for their next album. In a new interview with EMP Rock Invasion (watch above), frontman Matt Tuck and drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas talked about the new songs.

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Within Temptation + Behemoth Score Impressive Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

Two metal bands with distinctively different styles both debuted impressively on the Billboard 200 album chart with their latest albums. Within Temptation‘s 'Hydra' lands at No. 16, while Behemoth's 'The Satanist' takes the No. 34 slot.

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Chino Moreno Taking Year Off From Deftones While He Focuses on ††† (Crosses)

The release date for  (Crosses) self-titled debut album is tomorrow (Feb. 11), and you can listen to a full stream of the album via Pitchfork. In a new interview, ††† vocalist Chino Moreno talked about the status of Deftones, and also about the loss of his bandmate Chi Cheng.

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