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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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Metallica Post Official Video Recap of ‘Secret’ Comic-Con Show

When Metallica were in San Diego last week to promote their upcoming 3D movie 'Metallica Through the Never,' they also played a 'secret' show at the Spreckels Theatre that night (July 19). They have now posted an official video recap of that gig (watch above).

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GWAR's Oderus Urungus
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GWAR to Unleash New Album ‘Battle Maximus’ in September

Bestial overlords  return with their latest slab of devastation, 'Battle Maximus.' Set to be released Sept. 17 via Metal Blade Records, it's the band's first album since the 2011 death of guitarist Cory Smoot, a/k/a Flattus Maximus. You can listen to the song 'Madness at the Core of Time' below.

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David Draiman
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Disturbed’s David Draiman Rips Rolling Stone for Featuring Accused Bomber on Cover

Rolling Stone magazine has drawn an enormous amount of criticism for the cover of their current issue. It features Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the teenager charged in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured 260. Device / Disturbed frontman David Draiman is among the many expressing outrage over the decision.

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Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarist Ben Weinman Set to Return for Summer Slaughter Tour

After guitarist Ben Weinman suffered a wrist injury, the Dillinger Escape Plan were forced to cancel their European tour. He said he'd be back in time for the Summer Slaughter tour, and it looks like he'll live up to that promise.

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Beastie Boys’ Mike D Resurfaces With New Music

Mike D of Beastie Boys has emerged with some new music, the first released since the death of his bandmate Adam Yauch (MCA) last year. He was commissioned by the fashion company Kenzo to compose a piece for their Spring/Summer 2014 show. The result is 'Humberto Vs the New Reactionaries (Christine and the Queens Remix).' Listen to the 10 minute track below.

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Frontman Max Cavalera Taps Son Zyon to Play Drums on Upcoming Soulfy Album

It may be hard to believe, but  has been in  longer than he was in Sepultura. Soulfly are hard at work on their ninth studio album, and have released a video documenting its progress. (watch above). It shows the band in the studio and features brief snippets of new music.

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Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
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Alice in Chains Joined Onstage by Layne Staley’s Father During Gig in Canada

Earlier this week Alice in Chains played Canada's Fox Fest in Burnaby, British Columbia, and invited a very special guest onstage. They were joined by Phil Staley, the father of the band's late vocalist Layne Staley. A video of his appearance can be seen above, while the band also posted a photo on their Instagram (see below).

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