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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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Episode 2 of ‘Cooking Hostile’ With Philip Anselmo Unveiled

The initial episode of 'Cooking Hostile' debuted in October, featuring animated versions of Pantera / Down vocalist Philip Anselmo, Anthrax‘s Scott Ian and Suicidal TendenciesMike Muir participating in a cooking show. Now, the second episode has been posted (watch above).

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Devin Townsend To Begin Recording ‘Ziltoid the Omniscient’ Sequel in 2014

The immediacy of social media allows musicians to reveal behind the scenes information about what they are working on without having to wait for a magazine to be published or an interview to be transcribed. That's exactly what Devin Townsend did on Twitter yesterday (Dec. 30), updating the progress of new material.

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Category: Music News
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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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 includes their version of the Nine Inch Nails song 'Closer' and the live DVD 'Blood at the Orpheum' (watch the DVD trailer above).

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Metallica
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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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).

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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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 , The Letter Black and Crobot also playing.

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Category: Concerts, Music News
A Day to Remember
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A Day To Remember Tap Bring Me the Horizon + More for Inaugural Self Help Festival

A Day To Remember are organizing the first-ever Self Help Festival, and they've invited some big-time friends to help launch the concert extravaganza. It will be held March 22 in the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, Calif.

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John Petrucci of Dream Theater
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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.

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Jonathan Davis Korn
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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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.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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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.'

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Mitch Lucker
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Suicide Silence Unveil Details for ‘Ending Is the Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show’ DVD

It has been just over a year since a Halloween night motorcycle accident took the life of Suicide Silence vocalist . On Dec. 21, 2012, a concert was held to honor Lucker's memory and to raise money for his daughter's future education. That show, which featured a number of prominent guest vocalists, will be released Feb. 18, 2014 (watch the trailer above).

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