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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 Announce Fall 2013 North American Tour

After previously announcing concerts in Los Angeles and New York, Slayer have now revealed they will be embarking on a full, five week tour of North America. The trek launches Oct. 22 in Anchorage, Alaska (the first time Slayer has played there since 1996) with supporting bands Gojira and 4Arm.

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Avenged Sevenfold M. Shadows
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Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones and Ghost B.C. to Embark on Fall 2013 U.S. Tour

It's been a busy news day for Avenged Sevenfold fans. Earlier, the band unveiled the full version of their new single 'Hail to the King,' and now they have announced an October tour of the United States with Deftones and Ghost B.C.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images
Brad Barket, Getty Images
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Beastie Boys’ Mike D Resurfaces With New Music

Mike D of Beastie Boys has emerged with some new music, the first released since the death of his bandmate Adam Yauch (MCA) last year. He was commissioned by the fashion company Kenzo to compose a piece for their Spring/Summer 2014 show. The result is 'Humberto Vs the New Reactionaries (Christine and the Queens Remix).' Listen to the 10 minute track below.

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Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
Alice in Chains Instagram: Photo by @IronMikeSavoia
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Alice in Chains Joined Onstage by Layne Staley’s Father During Gig in Canada

Earlier this week Alice in Chains played Canada's Fox Fest in Burnaby, British Columbia, and invited a very special guest onstage. They were joined by Phil Staley, the father of the band's late vocalist Layne Staley. A video of his appearance can be seen above, while the band also posted a photo on their Instagram (see below).

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Dave Lombardo
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Watch Ex-Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Jamming With Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande

Last week, it was revealed that former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo would guest on Sepultura's upcoming album. Now, the latest installment of Sepultura's studio diary features a brief video of Lombardo jamming with Sepultura drummer Eloy Casagrande (watch above).

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