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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.
Winger
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Winger Unleashing New Album ‘Better Days Comin” in April

When hair metal ruled the radio airwaves and MTV back in the '80s and early '90s, Winger were one of the genre's successes. Their first two albums went platinum, and they had a string of memorable singles such as 'Seventeen,' 'Miles Away' and 'Madelaine.' Now, the band is coming back with their latest album, 'Better Days Comin',' which will be released April 22.

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Mitch Lucker
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Suicide Silence Incorporating Mitch Lucker’s Lyrics on New Album [Video]

 played the Soundwave Festival in Australia over the weekend, with the Brisbane show being the live debut of new vocalist Eddie Hermida, who replaced the late . Watch video of the first three songs of the set below.

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Have To Start Working on the Album’

Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remained in the spotlight. The question on everybody's mind is when that elusive next album will be recorded.

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Bullet For My Valentine
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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Bullet for My Valentine Offers Update on ‘Edgier’ New Album [Video]

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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Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance
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My Chemical Romance Unleashes ‘Fake Your Death’ from Greatest Hits Collection [Video]

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 is 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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