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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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Protesters Blast AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ To Condemn Proposed Utah Freeway

Music and protests have always gone hand in hand. Cranking up a good protest song helps draw attention to the cause and can become a rallying cry. AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell' isn't your typical protest song, but it was just used by protestors in Utah who oppose a proposed freeway.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, emoti

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Device Joined by In This Moment’s Maria Brink for ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ at Rock on the Range

At this weekend's Rock on the Range festival, 's David Draiman brought up a special guest to sing 'Close My Eyes Forever.' He was joined by Maria Brink of In This Moment to sing the duet from Device's self-titled debut album (watch video above).

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Alter Bridge Begin Recording Fourth Album

It has been well over two years since 's last album 'ABIII.' But after a tweet last month from bassist Brian Marshall about writing new songs and news from guitarist Mark Tremonti that pre-production had begun, we're now getting confirmation that recording has started. The album is slated for release in September.

In a post on their official website, th

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David Draiman’s Device Unveil Teaser Video for Self-Titled Debut Album

As the anticipation builds for the April 9 release of their self-titled debut album, Device have released a short, 45 second black and white teaser video featuring a snippet of their music (watch below). The first single 'Vilify' hits radio on Feb. 19.

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Says Upcoming Album Has ‘Sabbath / Zeppelin’ Feel

After revealing recently that  were about six songs into a writing their upcoming album. M. Shadows has now given a big hint as to what direction the band will be taking on the disc. He also has laid out a timetable for the album's release. 

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Avenged Sevenfold Perform ‘Carry On’ as Characters in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’

Video game fans have been anxiously awaiting the release of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II,' which hits shelves tomorrow (Nov. 13). It was previously announced that Avenged Sevenfold's song 'Carry On' would be part of the game's soundtrack, but now we've learned the band makes an appearance in the game, as well.

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