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.
Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Undergoes Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Being a heavy metal drummer is a very physically demanding job. There's a lot of wear and tear on the body, and at age 50, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has been doing this for a while, and he's got the bandages to prove it.
Watch Nine Inch Nails’ Full Performance From Lollapalooza 2013
On Friday night (Aug. 2), Nine Inch Nails played a live show in the U.S. for the first time in four years at Lollapalooza. The entire 97-minute performance has now been posted on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.
Trivium Unveil Track Listing + Release Date for ‘Vengeance Falls’
Trivium have officially announced the release date for their highly anticipated new album 'Vengeance Falls.' The disc, which will drop Oct. 15 via Roadrunner Records, was produced by Disturbed / Device singer David Draiman.
Nine Inch Nails Mastermind Trent Reznor Talks ‘Subversive’ New Album ‘Hesitation Marks’
As Nine Inch Nails prepare to embark on a string of summer festival dates, followed by a full-scale tour in the fall, frontman Trent Reznor recently spoke with the New York Times on a variety of topics.
Newsted Unveil ‘Above All’ Lyric Video
As the release date for their debut full-length draws near, Newsted have revealed the lyric video for the song 'Above All' (watch above). It's from their album 'Heavy Metal Music,' which will be unleashed Aug. 6.
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 al…
Slipknot Drummer’s Scar the Martyr Reveal Touring Lineup, Album Release Date
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's new band Scar the Martyr will release their self-titled debut Oct. 1 via Roadrunner Records (watch teaser video above). The highly anticipated album was recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, and produced by Rhys Fulber (Rob Zombie, Fear Factor…
Metallica Post Official Video Recap of ‘Secret’ Comic-Con Show
When Metallica were in San Diego last week to promote their upcoming 3D movie 'Metallica Through the Never,' they also played a 'secret' show at the Spreckels Theatre that night (July 19). They have now posted an official video recap of that gig (watch above).
GWAR to Unleash New Album ‘Battle Maximus’ in September
Bestial overlords GWAR return with their latest slab of devastation, 'Battle Maximus.' Set to be released Sept. 17 via Metal Blade Records, it's the band's first album since the 2011 death of guitarist Cory Smoot, a/k/a Flattus Maximus. You can listen to the song 'Madne…
Mark Tremonti Offers New Details on Upcoming Alter Bridge Album
A few months back, we learned that Alter Bridge had begun working on their fourth album. Now, guitarist Mark Tremonti is spilling some details about the record.
Rise Against to Release B-Sides + Covers Disc
Earlier this year, Rise Against said they would take some time to recharge their batteries before recording a new album. In the meantime, they will release the compilation 'Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000 – 2013' Sept. 10 on Interscope Records.
Disturbed’s David Draiman Rips Rolling Stone for Featuring Accused Bomber on Cover
Rolling Stone magazine has drawn an enormous amount of criticism for the cover of their current issue. It features Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the teenager charged in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured 260. Device / Disturbed frontman David Draiman is among the m…