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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.
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Slayer, Jane’s Addiction, Offspring + More to Play Classic Albums in Full at 2014 Riot Fests

On Wednesday, the lineups were announced for the annual  events in Chicago and Denver. Today (May 14), it was revealed that 10 of the bands will be playing classic albums in their entirety at the festivals, including , Jane's Addiction and the Offspring.

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Zoltan Bathory Five Finger Death Punch
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Five Finger Death Punch Plan To Release New Album in 2015

The prolific Five Finger Death Punch released two new studio albums in 2013. 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1‘ was unleashed in July, followed by 'Volume 2‘ in November. Now, it has been revealed that they already have plans to unleash a new album in 2015.

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Watch Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale in Lindsey Stirling’s ‘Shatter Me’ Video

Rock and metal fans might not be familiar with Lindsey Stirling, but the violinist currently has the No. 1 album on iTunes with 'Shatter Me.' The title track features Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, and you can watch the video above. There's also a behind the scenes video with Hale and Stirling below.

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Mastodon’s Sixth Studio Album Nears Completion

We broke the news not too long ago that Mastodon had finished recording their sixth studio album. The hugely anticipated record is expected for a summer release, but the entire process isn't done yet. In a message posted on Mastodon's Facebook page, the band reveals the record is now in the mastering process.

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Korn - Slayer - Rob Zombie
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Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and More to Play 2014 Rock USA Festival

You'll want to start booking travel for Wisconsin this summer. That's because the lineup for this year's Rock USA festival has been unveiled and it definitely rocks. The event, which will be held July 16-19 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wis., features such big name acts as Korn, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and more.

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Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Unveils New Band The Birds of Satan

As Foo Fighters fans anxiously await the band's next album, drummer Taylor Hawkins is keeping busy with another side project band. He's formed the Birds of Satan with bassist Wile Hodgden and guitarist Mick Murphy, who are also in his cover band Chevy Metal. Their self-titled debut album will be released April 15. Watch a trailer for the album below.

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