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.
Iced Earth’s ‘Plagues of Babylon’ Streaming Ahead of January Release
More than three weeks ahead of its Jan. 21 North American release date, Iced Earth's album 'Plagues of Babylon' is available for streaming via Spotify (listen below). It's the follow-up to 2011's 'Dystopia.'
Metallica Post HD Video of Full Antarctica Gig
Earlier this month, Metallica became the first band to play seven different continents in one year with their show in Antarctica. Now the band has made HD video footage of the entire 'Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica' concert available via their YouTube channel (watch above).
In This Moment to Release Special Edition of ‘Blood’ With Bonus Live DVD
In This Moment's 2012 album 'Blood' has been their most successful to-date, spawning the hit singles 'Blood,' 'Adrenalize' and 'Whore.' Now, the band has announced that a special 2-disc edition of 'Blood' will be released Jan. 21 that also inclu…
The Pretty Reckless to Headline Relaunched 2014 SnoCore Tour
From 1996 to 2010 SnoCore was a winter staple, celebrating music and winter sports simultaneously. After a two year absence, SnoCore is coming back in 2014. The Pretty Reckless will be the headliners, with other bands including Heaven's Basement, The Letter Black and Crobot also playing.
Korn To Headline Inaugural Rockaholica Cruise
The musical cruise has exploded in popularity the past few years, with numerous rock and metal bands hitting the high seas with their fans. Now, a new cruise called Rockaholica will embark for the first time in 2014 with a lineup that includes Korn, Hoobastank and Fuel.
Dream Theater Announce 2014 North American Tour Dates
Dream Theater will be getting plenty of frequent flyer miles in 2014. They have a previously announced European tour lined up beginning in mid-January, and have now revealed dates for their North American 'Along for the Ride Tour' that begins March 20 in Toronto.
Pop Evil Score Second No. 1 Rock Hit of 2013 With ‘Deal With the Devil’
Having a song go all the way to No. 1 is a once in a lifetime event for many bands, but Pop Evil have managed to claim the top spot on the Active Rock chart for the second time this year with their single 'Deal With the Devil,' which follows fellow chart-topper 'Trenches.'
Red Fang Unveil Video for ‘Blood Like Cream,’ Book ‘David Letterman’ Performance
Zombies are a common theme in popular culture, with countless books, movies and TV shows featuring the undead creatures. Red Fang's new video 'Blood Like Cream' is about zombies, but with a different twist (watch above).
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Unleash Video for ‘Ugly Mug’
Pantera legend Philip Anselmo released his debut solo album, 'Walk Through Exits Only,' with his backing band the Illegals earlier this year. More music from the band was unveiled at Anselmo's inaugural Housecore Horror and Music Festival held in October in Austin, Texas. Now, the video for 'Ugly Mu…
Armed Robbers Break Into Bahamas Home of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris splits his time between Los Angeles and the Bahamas, and a house on his Cable Beach property was recently broken into by armed robbers. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 29, when a group of men sawed through chains on the front gate of a home o…
For Today’s Video for ‘Fight the Silence’ Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking
For Today's album 'Fight the Silence' will be released Feb. 4, and the new video for the title track raises awareness about human trafficking (watch above). The clip was directed by Daniel Davidson (August Burns Red, Norma Jean).
Ozzy Osbourne Reacts to Black Sabbath Grammy Nominations
This past Friday, the 2014 Grammy nominations were announced, and Black Sabbath received nods in three categories: Best Rock Album (’13′), Best Metal Performance (‘God Is Dead?’) and Best Rock Song (‘God Is Dead?). Now, singer Ozzy Osbourne…