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Chad Bowar

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.
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For Today Announce New Album and 2014 Headlining Tour

Earlier this year, metalcore band For Today released the EP 'Prevailer.' Now the band has announced that their next studio album, 'Fight the Silence,' is set to be issued on Feb. 4. Pre-orders of the album and various merch bundles are available here, and you can listen to the album's title track and first single above.

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In This Moment Announce January 2014 Tour Dates With Butcher Babies + More

In This Moment are currently in the midst of their Hellpop Tour, and now the band has announced a second leg that will kick off Jan. 2. Opening bands will be Butcher Babies, Devour the Day and All Hail the Yeti. The 16-date Hellpop Tour II launches in Portland, Ore. and will traverse the country, ending up in Florida just in time for In This Moment to embark on the ShipRocked cruise.

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Devil You Know
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Ex-Killswitch Engage Vocalist Howard Jones Resurfaces in Devil You Know

Howard Jones departed Killswitch Engage at the beginning of 2012 and was replaced by the band's original singer Jesse Leach. Now, after rumblings earlier this year of his involvement in a new band, an official announcement has now been made regarding Jones' new outfit.The vocalist has teamed up with All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato and Devolved drummer John Sankey to form Devil You Know.

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Green Day-Billie Joe Armstrong
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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Teams Up With Norah Jones on ‘Foreverly’ Album

Billie Joe Armstrong has been expanding his artistic horizons recently. He landed a role in the movie 'Like Sunday, Like Rain,' and now the Green Day frontman has recorded an album with singer/songwriter Norah Jones.

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Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne’s Baby Granddaughter Pearl Dresses as ‘Princess of Darkness’

Ozzy Osbourne is known for his trademark glasses and long black hair. They have been part of his look for decades (save for that blond period in the '80s). Now, his baby granddaughter Pearl is following in his footsteps, as you can see from the photo below posted by Ozzy's son Jack on Twitter.

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Lamb of God to Unleash 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘As the Palaces Burn’

Back in 2003, Lamb of God were an up-and-coming band who had just released their second album 'As the Palaces Burn.' A decade later, they are one of the biggest bands in metal, and will issue a 10th anniversary edition of the landmark album on Nov. 11. A remixed and remastered version of the song 'Purified' from the album is now available via Revolver (listen above).

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3 Doors Down
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3 Doors Down Reveal Details of 10th Annual Better Life Foundation Concert

In 2003, rockers 3 Doors Down started The Better Life Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive change in the lives of children in need of food, shelter, and medical assistance, and to enhance the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Each year, the band holds a benefit concert for the foundation, and the 2013 event takes place Nov. 16 at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Miss.

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Dream Theater Metallica
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Dream Theater + Metallica Albums Debut in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart

It was another good week for heavy music, with pioneers of two different metal genres landing in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Dream Theater's self-titled album cracks the chart at No. 7, while Metallica's 'Through the Never' soundtrack debuts at No. 9. Additionally, 'Dream Theater' grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Hard Rock Albums chart.

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