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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.
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Sevendust Announce ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Acoustic Album and Tour

Last year, Sevendust embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to record an acoustic album. According to their PledgeMusic page, more than 2700 people have contributed, and they have exceeded their goal by more than 60 percent with more than two months remaining. Now, more details have been revealed about the project.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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Philip Anselmo Unveils Promo Videos for Upcoming ‘Technicians of Distortion’ Tour

As Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals prepare to hit the road for the next leg of the 'Technicians of Distortion' tour, they have released a couple of promo videos talking about the upcoming trek with Author & Punisher and Hymn. The tour launches on Friday (Jan. 10) in Houston.

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Five Finger Death Punch / Pretty Reckless
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Five Finger Death Punch, Pretty Reckless + Avenged Sevenfold Top Billboard’s 2014 Rock Charts

Billboard has unveiled its year-end charts for 2014, and the publication's hard rock and mainstream rock tallies are led by the Pretty Reckless, Five Finger Death Punch and Avenged Sevenfold.

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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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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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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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Jonathan Davis Korn
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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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