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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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Motorhead Announce Track List for ‘Aftershock’

Even though Motorhead had to cancel their summer European concert dates due to frontman Lemmy Kilmister's health issues, the band is still on track to release their latest album 'Aftershock' this fall and have unveiled the track listing (see below). The band's 21st studio album was produced by Cameron Webb (Pennywise).

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Avenged Sevenfold M. Shadows
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones and Ghost B.C. to Embark on Fall 2013 U.S. Tour

It's been a busy news day for Avenged Sevenfold fans. Earlier, the band unveiled the full version of their new single 'Hail to the King,' and now they have announced an October tour of the United States with Deftones and Ghost B.C.

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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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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne Not Attached To the Term ‘Heavy Metal’

Black Sabbath are considered the founders of heavy metal, but singer  tells CNN in a new interview (watch above) that he doesn't particularly connect with that label.

"I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' — it has no musical connotations,

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Hatebreed Announce Fall 2013 Tour Dates With Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain + Battlecross

Just before they head to Europe for a series of shows and festivals across the pond, Hatebreed have announced a North American tour with Shadows Fall, the Acacia Strain and Battlecross that launches in September. The first batch of dates are below, with more to be announced.

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