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.
Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park + Aerosmith to Headline 2014 Download Festival
The first batch of 2014 performers has been released for the Download Festival, one of Europe's biggest music gatherings. The three day extravaganza will be held June 13-15 at England's Donington Park, and some heavy hitters in rock and metal are slated to perform.
Asking Alexandria Unveil Video for ‘Killing You’
Asking Alexandria have released the third video from their latest album, 'From Death to Destiny.' Like their last several videos, 'Killing You' was directed by Frankie Nasso.
Job for a Cowboy Tap New Studio Drummer After Jon ‘Charn’ Rice Exits
As they continue work on their next album, Job For a Cowboywill be moving forward without drummer Jon 'Charn' Rice, who had been in the band since 2007. Filling his shoes, at least temporarily, will be Danny Walker (Intronaut, Exhumed).
Slayer To Reissue 10 Albums on 180-Gram Vinyl
If you've been trying to figure out what to get that Slayer fan on your Christmas list this year, worry no more. Ten Slayer albums will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on Dec. 10.
Chino Moreno’s ††† (Crosses) Project Set Release Date for Self-Titled Album
After releasing two EPs, ††† (Crosses) will unleash their self-titled full-length debut Feb. 11 via Sumerian Records. The band's lineup includes Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far) and Chuck Doom. Listen to 'Bitches Brew' via Spin above. Check out another s…
Testament’s Eric Peterson Teams Up With Celtic Metal Singer Leah on New Track
Testament guitarist Eric Peterson shows off his vocal chops on the new song 'Dreamland.' It's a collaboration with Celtic metal singer Leah, and appears on her new EP 'Otherworld,' which was released yesterday (Oct. 31). The EP is available at iTunes, and you can listen…
Limp Bizkit Singer Fred Durst Developing Autobiographical TV Drama for The CW
In addition to his career as a musician, Fred Durst has also ventured into TV projects over the past few years. Now, according to TV Guide, the Limp Bizkit frontman will develop a one-hour TV drama called 'The Noise' for The CW. The show will be based on his real-life experiences…
AFI, Motorhead Score Big on Billboard 200 Chart
The weekly Billboard 200 chart is out, and it finds AFI in the Top 10. The band's latest effort 'Burials' debuts at No. 9. It was also a good week for Motörhead, whose 'Aftershock' debuts at No. 22.
Scott Ian Reveals Anthrax Have Seven Songs Arranged for New Album
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has started a new blog on his official site, and his first post is definitely newsworthy. He covers several different topics, but the one that will make Anthrax fans most excited is they have been working on several new songs.
Exodus Singer Rob Dukes’ Generation Kill Unveil Lyric Video for ‘Vegas’
Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes is getting ready to release the sophomore album from his other band, Generation Kill. The new disc, 'We're All Gonna Die,' drops on Nov. 26, and you can now check out the lyric video for 'Vegas' (watch above).
Shinedown Unveil ‘Adrenaline’ Video
The hits keep on coming from Shinedown 's 2012 album 'Amaryllis.' The disc has already spawned three No. 1 rock singles along with a No. 2, and the latest song to climb the charts is 'Adrenaline.' Now, you can watch the official video for the track above.
P.O.D. Drop Digital Deluxe Edition of Latest Album ‘Murdered Love’
Last year, P.O.D. released their latest album 'Murdered Love' and it has spawned the Top 5 singles 'Beautiful' and 'Lost in Forever.' Now, a special digital deluxe edition of the album with extra material has been released.