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.
Kyng To Unleash New Album ‘Burn the Serum’
California rockers Kyng have just announced that they'll be releasing their sophomore album 'Burn the Serum' on April 15 via Razor & Tie. The record's title track is available for streaming via Revolver.
Chimaira Unveil ‘Wrapped in Violence’ Video
Chimaira have just unveiled the latest video from their album 'Crown of Phantoms.' Check out the clip for 'Wrapped in Violence' above.
Avenged Sevenfold, Motorhead, Trivium + More To Play Seether’s 2014 Rise Above Fest
After a successful inaugural Rise Above Fest in 2012, Seether are bringing the event to a new venue in 2014. This year, Avenged Sevenfold will be the headliners for the May 10 festival in Bangor, Maine. Seether will of course be on the bill, as will Motorhead, Hellyeah, Trivium, Kyng, Devour the Day…
Within Temptation Unveil ‘Whole World Is Watching’ Video, Stream ‘Hydra’ Album In Full
Within Temptation's latest album 'Hydra,' is set for a Feb. 4 release, and you can stream the entire disc now via iTunes at this location.
Domestic Violence Charges Dropped Against Former Anthrax Guitarist Dan Spitz
Former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz was arrested on Christmas Day after an incident at his Lake Worth, Fla. home and booked on suspicion of domestic violence. Now, the prosecutors have revealed they won't pursue charges against Spitz.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Spring 2014 North American Tour
The Dillinger Escape Plan will be hitting the road in April in support of their 2013 album 'One Of Us Is the Killer.' The North American trek with Trash Talk, Retox and Shining kicks off April 3 in New York.
Upcoming Slash Album Described as ‘Sleazier, Tougher and More Dangerous’
Recently, Slash revealed that a lot of progress was being made on his next album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Now bassist Todd Kerns is revealing more details about the forthcoming effort.
Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ Featured in Trailer for ‘300: Rise of an Empire’
You may have seen a TV ad (watch above) for the upcoming movie '300: Rise of an Empire' and heard a familiar song. It's Black Sabbath's classic tune 'War Pigs.' The track gets even more exposure starting at the 1:10 mark in the theatrical trailer for the film (watch bel…
Skeletonwitch to Issue Limited Edition ‘Serpents Unleashed’ LP for Charity
Skeletonwitch's music may be dark, brutal and extreme, but offstage their members have a soft spot for animals. As pet owners themselves, they are showing support for a couple of animal related charities with a limited edition, hand-screened 180-gram vinyl edition of their 2013 album 'Serp…
Tim Lambesis Murder-for-Hire Hearing Delayed
As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis was in a California courtroom this morning for a readiness conference related to charges against him for allegedly trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. The purpose of a readiness conference, also known as a pre-trial conference, is for the defense counsel an…
In This Moment Unveil ‘Beautiful Tragedy’ Video From Upcoming Live DVD
With the release of the 'Blood' special edition a week away (Jan. 21), In This Moment are revealing the video for 'Beautiful Tragedy' (watch above) from the bonus live DVD 'Blood at the Orpheum' that's part of the special edition package.
Hellyeah Sing Along to Snippet of New Song From Upcoming Album
It was revealed last week that Hellyeahare putting the finishing touches on their still untitled fourth album, with a tentative late April release. Now we're getting a preview of some of that new music.