Chad Bowar


  • A music journalist who has covered heavy metal genre for more than two decades
  • Published in major music industry publications
  • Reported and reviewed many of the top music festivals 



Chad Bowar is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about heavy metal music for more than 10 years. Chad has more than 19 years of experience writing about music, travel and other subjects. He also has more than 17 years of experience as a radio personality.

Chad's studies of the music industry include work published in prestigious music industry magazines and on numerous websites. His work appears on and, Heavy Music Headquarters, and many more. Chad is a heavy metal music expert. Demolish Magazine Online, and other niche websites interview him. His writing is a referenced work in books such as Music at the Extremes: Essays on Sounds Outside the Mainstream.

Chad sits on the other side of the interview microphone as well. He talked to hundreds of band members from every genre of metal. Chad also covers major music festivals. These events include Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Carolina Rebellion Music Festival, and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. 


Chad earned a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science from the University of South Dakota.


Awards and Publications

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