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.
Black Sabbath to Compile Early Studio Albums in New Box Set
More than 40 years after they helped spawn the heavy metal genre, Black Sabbath are still going strong. You can revisit the band's early days with the box set ‘Black Sabbath: The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978,′ set for an April 15 release.
Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Says He’d Consider Playing Grammys Again
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age recently sat down for a fan Q&A with Australia's Fasterlouder.com. Some of the questions he answered (watch above) included the Grammys, the Kyuss lawsuit, the possibility of another Desert Sessions album and his favorite ice cream flavo…
Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Unveils New Band The Birds of Satan
As Foo Fighters fans anxiously await the band's next album, drummer Taylor Hawkins is keeping busy with another side project band. He's formed the Birds of Satan with bassist Wile Hodgden and guitarist Mick Murphy, who are also in his cover band Chevy Metal. Their self-titled deb…
Lacuna Coil Unleash Lyric Video for ‘Nothing Stands In Our Way’
Lacuna Coil's seventh studio album 'Broken Crown Halo' will be released April 1. A couple weeks ago the song 'Nothing Stands In Our Way' debuted, and now the band has unleashed the lyric video for the track, which you can watch above.
Asking Alexandria Cover Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’ for ‘Punk Goes ’90s Vol. 2′
The second volume of 'Punk Goes '90s' will be released April 1, and it features modern artists covering classic '90s tracks. Prior to the disc's release, fans can check out the lyric video for Asking Alexandria's version of the Nine Inch Nails classic 'Closer'…
Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Marty Friedman To Unleash New Album ‘Inferno’ in May
Shredder supreme Marty Friedman, a former member of Megadeth, will release his latest solo album 'Inferno' on May 27 in North America. You can listen to the song 'Steroidhead' from the album above.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: ‘We Have To Start Working on the Album’
Even though Metallica haven't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' they've kept plenty busy. Between global touring (they played all 7 continents including Antarctica in 2013) and making the 3D movie 'Through the Never,' they have remaine…
Bullet for My Valentine Offer Update on ‘Edgier’ New Album
Almost exactly a year after the release of 'Temper Temper,' Bullet for My Valentine have completed several new songs for their next album. In a new interview with EMP Rock Invasion (watch above), frontman Matt Tuck and drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas talked about the …
Dream Theater Unveil ‘The Looking Glass’ Video
Dream Theater have unleashed 'The Looking Glass' as the latest video off their 2013 self-titled album. The video (watch above) is mostly a performance clip that also features a woman holding a crystal ball, inside which you can see the band playing.
Black Sabbath ‘Far Too Busy’ To Think About Another Album
Most people in their mid-60s are thinking about retirement, but Black Sabbath are riding a wave of popularity and nonstop activity thanks to the success of last year's album '13.' The disc was so well received that fans want to know if and when the band will record another album.
Chino Moreno Taking Year Off From Deftones While He Focuses on ††† (Crosses)
The release date for ††† (Crosses) self-titled debut album is tomorrow (Feb. 11), and you can listen to a full stream of the album via Pitchfork. In a new interview, ††† vocalist Chino Moreno talked about the status of Deftones, and also about the …
Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Releases Shirt To Raise Money for Aunt’s Cancer Treatment
Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach's aunt is battling bile duct cancer, and the singer has teamed up with his bandmates to help raise money for her treatments.