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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.

Antemasque, Featuring Former Members of The Mars Volta, Reveal Album Details

Antemasque
Facebook - Antemasque

 disbanded last year, and as was recently revealed, vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and onetime drummer Dave Elitch formed the new band , with some help from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. They have announced their self-titled debut album will be unleashed July 15.

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Triptykon, ‘Melana Chasmata’ – Album Review

Triptykon

The term ‘genius’ is thrown around pretty loosely in music, but in the case of Tom G. Warrior (Thomas Gabriel Fischer), the description is an apt one. From Hellhammer to Celtic Frost and now Triptykon, he has broken new musical ground again and again, and although all his forays haven’t been home runs (‘Cold Lake’ being the most obvious example), Warrior isn’t afraid to take risks.

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Aerosmith + Slash Reveal ‘Let Rock Rule’ 2014 North American Tour Dates

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler / Slash
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The cat was let out of the bag a few weeks ago that Aerosmith and Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators would be teaming up for a summer tour. Slash and a couple of Aerosmith members confirmed the pairing via Twitter. Now the cities and dates for the trek have been announced (see below).

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Mastodon’s Sixth Studio Album Nears Completion

Mastodon
Facebook: Mastodon

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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