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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.
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Michigan Post-Hardcore Band Chiodos Unleashing New Album ‘Devil’ in April

The Davison, Mich.-based post-hardcore band  are getting ready to unleash its fourth studio album "Devil."

Set for an April 1 release, the disc features the return of vocalist Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost, whose last Chiodos album was 2007's "Bone Palace Ballet."

It will also be the first Chiodos album for guitarist Thomas Erak. Check out the new song 'Ole Fishlips is Dead Now' above via AltPress.

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Category: Metal, News, Videos
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Sevendust Announces ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Acoustic Album and Tour

Last year, Sevendust embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to record an acoustic album. According to their PledgeMusic page, more than 2700 people have contributed, and they have exceeded their goal by more than 60 percent with more than two months remaining. Now, more details have been revealed about the project.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Skeletonwitch Issuing Limited Edition ‘Serpents Unleashed’ LP for Charity

Skeletonwitch's music may be dark, brutal and extreme, but offstage their members have a soft spot for animals. As pet owners themselves, they are showing support for a couple of animal related charities with a limited edition, hand-screened 180-gram vinyl edition of their 2013 album 'Serpents Unleashed.'

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Category: Metal, News
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Slash Joins Lita Ford and Cherie Currie for ‘Cherry Bomb’ [Video]

Former Runaways members Lita Ford and Cherie Currie played together for the first time in more than 30 years this past October. Last week, the two reprised their performance of "Cherry Bomb" at Ford's headlining show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, Calif., and this time they were joined by Slash.

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Dream Theater Announces 2014 North American Tour Dates

Dream Theater will be getting plenty of frequent flyer miles in 2014.

They have a previously announced European tour lined up beginning in mid-January, and have now revealed dates for their North American Along for the Ride Tour that begins March 20 in Toronto with stops April 4 in Detroit and April 5 in Chicago.

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