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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News from the Crypt: March 12th, 2012We’re back with the latest installment of Radio 66.6! This week features news, music, videos, tour dates and more from the likes of Metallica, Emmure, Meshuggah, The Devil Wears Prada, DragonForce, Lacuna Coil, Woe Is Me, Anti-Flag, Trophy Scars and more. Don’t touch that dial!

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Metallica are developing a 3D movie, which is described as “a marriage of narrative and concert.” Nimród Antal, director of the recent Predators, has signed on to helm the film, with Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth) producing. Shooting begins in August with the aim for a summer 2013 release.

Woe, Is Me have gone through a significant line-up change. Vocalist Michael Bohn, bassist Cory Ferris and keyboardist/vocalist Ben Ferris have left the group. Brian Medley and Doriano Magliano from That’s Outrageous will be filling in on the band’s upcoming tour. Read a brief statement form the band here.

Century Media Records has signed Grand Supreme Blood Court. The Dutch death metal/doom band features former and current members of Asphyx. Their debut album is expected to drop in the fall.

Of Mice & Men have entered the studio to began tracking new material. This will be the metalcore band’s third album.

Century Media Records has signed Morbus Chron. The Swedish death metal band is described as a mix between Autopsy and Carnage. The band is working on an EP to be released this summer.

If you have piles of money laying around, you can bid on Melvins‘s old tour band, which features hand-drawn artwork by Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain.

RELEASES
Trophy Scars‘ 2006 album, Alphabet. Alphabets., is being released on vinyl for the first time ever. The pressing is limited to 500 copies; 400 on white and 100 on white with blue splatter with a special poster and letter from the band. Orders go live on Tuesday, March 13th at 5pm EST from Simply Legendary Records.

Spineshank have reunited after a six year hiatus and signed with Century Media Records. The band will release a new album entitled Anger Denial Acceptance on June 19.

Miss May I will release a new album, At Heart, on May 29 via Rise Records. This is the metalcore band’s third effort.

Between the Buried and Me bassist Dan Briggs has a new side project called Trioscapes. The group’s debut album will be released on May 8 via Metal Blade Records.

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will release a Broadway covers album entitled Dee Does Broadway on May 8 via Razor & Tie. The effort features guest appearance from Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken and more. Snider’s autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me The Mic, will also be released on May 8.

STREAMS
Stream Anti-Flag‘s new album, General Strike, here. The political punk band’s ninth album comes out on March 20 via SideOneDummy Records.

Listen to a new Emmure song entitled “Protoman” here. The band’s fifth album, Slave to the Game, will be released on April 10 via Victory Records.

Listen to a new Recon song entitled “Sniper’s Day Parade” here. The band features Most Precious Blood vocalist Rob Fusco and Emmure guitarist Mike Mulholland. Their new EP, Hell, is out now.

Listen to a new Mychildren Mybride song entitled “Dreamcatchers” here. The band’s self-titled third album is out this week on Solid State Records.

Listen to a new Death by Stereo song entitled “WTF Is Going On Around Here?” here. The hardcore/punk band will release their sixth album, Black Sheep of the American Dream, on April 2 via Viking Funeral Records.

Listen to a new I See Stars song entitled “Electric Forest” featuring Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday here. The electronic metalcore band’s new album, Digital Renegade is out this week via Sumerian records.

Download Hawthorne Heights‘ latest EP, Hate, for free here. The post-hardcore band self-released the effort last year and are currently working on a follow-up.

VIDEOS
Watch a video teaser for Jeff Loomis‘ new album, Plains of Oblivion, here. You can watch a guitar playthrough for the song “The Ultimatum” here. The former Nevermore guitarist’s latest effort will be released on April 10 via Century Media Records.

Watch Jungle Rot‘s music video for “Blood Ties” here. The song comes from the death metal band’s latest effort, Kill on Command.

Watch Cancer Bats‘ music video for “Road Sick” here. This is the second single from the band’s upcoming album, Dead Set On Living, which comes out on April 24 via Metal Blade Records.

Watch a lyric video for Lionheart‘s “From Nothing” here. The hardcore band’s new album, Undisputed, will be released on April 24 via Mediaskare Records. If you can’t wait for the next Hatebreed album, this band ought to tide you over.

Watch Impending Doom‘s music video for “Murderer” here. Unfortunately, there is no murder to be found. The track appears on the deathcore group’s fourth album, Baptized In Filth, which comes out this week.

Watch a trailer for Tesseract‘s upcoming Perspective EP, featuring clips from the effort, here. The acoustic release marks the first material with new vocalist Elliot Coleman. It’s due out on May 22 via Century Media Records.

Watch The Devil Wears Prada‘s music video for “Vengeance” here. The footage, filmed during the Worcester, MA stop of the Dead Throne Tour, is from the band’s upcoming live CD/DVD.

Watch a lyric video for Meshuggah‘s “Do Not Look Down” here. The Swedish metal band’s seventh album, Koloss, hits stores on March 27 via Nuclear Blast.

Watch a video featuring a heavy metal cover of Def Leppard‘s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – cleverly titled “Pour Some Meshuggah On Me” – here.

Speaking of Meshuggah, watch a funny video that lays out the formula to getting signed to Rise Records (home of Attack Attack, Of Mice & Men, Dance Gavin Dance, etc.) by a band called Galactic Pegasus here.

TOURS
Touche Amore, Defeater, Code Orange Kids and Birds In Row will be touring together in April. Dates can be found here.

DragonForce will be headlining a U.S. tour with support from Holy Grail and Huntress. Dates can be found here.

Lacuna Coil are gearing up for the Dark Legacy tour, their only headlining run of the year. They will perform a 2+ hour set that spans all of their albums. The first batch of dates can be found here.

P.O.D. will head out on their first U.S. tour of the year beginning in April. Dates can be found here.

This week’s additions to the Warped Tour include Wick-it the Instigator and the Acoustic Basement stage. Full details on the annual summer trek can be found here.

Be sure to check back every Monday for the latest music news!

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Buy Stuff From Eibon Press, Get More Stuff For Free

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Eibon Press have announced that they’re starting Black Friday a day early and will be running their specials for almost a week, through November 28th. This year, they’re doing something a little different, a little more interesting. Rather than reduce prices on their inventory, they’re doing a deal where depending on how much you buy from their store, you’ll get a certain amount of free swag in addition to your order.

The first tier sees anyone who makes a purchase getting two double-sided mini-posters featuring art from their upcoming Bottomfeeder and Maniac and The New York Ripper series. The second tier sees anyone who spends at least $30 getting a free copy of their VHS Comics titles Laserblast plus the mini-posters. The final tier is for those who spend $50 and more and that will net the mini-posters, the #1 issue of Laserblast, and a free copy of Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell #2.

Lastly, five random people will receive an extra bonus gift, which they won’t reveal but promise that, “…you’ll love it!

All order cans be placed via Eibon Press.

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KISS Meets Army of Darkness in New Comic Miniseries!

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Dynamite Entertainment just announced that they are planning to bring two of their bestselling brands together in “KISS/Army of Darkness #1”. The new comic book series will unite the rock band with none other than Ash for some Deadite ass kicking.

The series will be written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims and illustrated by Ruairi Coleman. And the debut issue of “KISS/Army of Darkness” features three art covers from Kyle Strahm, Goni Montes, and Ken Haeser.

You can find all three covers below along with quotes from the creative team. After looking through all of that make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are about this new hybrid comic series in the comments below or on social media!

With Ash vs. The Army of Darkness, Chris and I were given kind of carte blanche to do whatever we wanted to the world of AOD, and we went for broke,” Co-writer Chad Bowers says. “We introduced some new characters and concepts, and built a legacy for Ash’s comics adventures that I’m immensely proud of, but not in a million years could I have guessed we’d get to continue that momentum with the added bonus of tossing the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band into the mix! I’ve been in the tank for KISS since I was in middle school. I remember buying the KISS tribute album, KISS My Ass for the Lemonheads (they covered Plaster Caster), which lead to me picking up Greatest Hits, and so on. But when I found out there was a KISS comic with blood in it, I signed up for life! Of course, I adore the songs (literally listening to Do You Love Me right now), but I’m just as obsessed with the way KISS transcends the music to become something of a genre themselves. It’s something I think about a lot, honestly, so no surprise, it’s a big part of our story too!”

“When it comes to Army of Darkness, I guess you could say that Ash is a bit of a gambler, but he’s nobody’s fool,” Co-writer Chris Sims says. “And since our first story was set back at Alan Shepard High, we’re looking forward to showing him some things that you can’t learn in school. Okay, okay, I’ll stop with the deep-cut lyrics now, but for real — if you thought Deadites at Homecoming and the Supernatural Military-Adjacent Response Team were taking Ash in a new direction, just wait until you see how we team him up with the Starchild, Space Ace, the Demon, and the Catman. In the grand tradition of the film, we’re tearing up the entire space-time continuum and if you think you know how weird this is gonna get… well, you sure know somethin’!”

“Having done some work for Dynamite in the past, I’ve really been wanting to get my foot in the door here for a long time so I can play in the sandbox of the amazing licenses they have,” Artist Ruairi Coleman says. “Chief among those, and high up on my bucket list, is Army of Darkness: Hail to the king, baby! So, when I was offered the job of drawing the KISS/Army of Darkness crossover, I couldn’t believe my luck! The concept is totally bonkers, but in a way, that would make complete sense in the world of Army of Darkness. Thinking about it, I’m surprised it hasn’t been done already and I’m honored (and more than a little intimidated) to be the guy who draws it.”

“After a more than 40-year career, KISS continues to be one of rock’s most celebrated bands, while Army of Darkness continues to be a staple in the comic book industry. We’re both honored to have the opportunity to work so closely with Gene and Paul to bring their world-renowned alter-egos to comics alongside our very own Ashy Slashy,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “The raging guitar chords and pyrotechnic spectacle of their stage shows could have come straight from the pages of the Necronomicon, and this epic battle between The Demon and Deadites will appeal to the hellions in all of us!”

Issue #1 will be available on digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

The KISS/Army of Darkness miniseries event hits February 2018.

Synopsis:

KISS is on top of the world and rocking faces until the night disciples of The Destroyer show up and the band disappears. With the tour canceled, a young Ash misses one of the most important events of his life that will change his destiny. Now the Chosen One has to get back on the right path and join the KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS!

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Jason Lives Director Pitched Follow-Up: Jason Vs Cheech and Chong

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One of my favorite entries in the Friday the 13th series is director ‘s Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. The mixture of old-school gothic horror and comedy is always a welcome treat around these parts.

But why wasn’t McLoughlin asked to write and direct the follow-up?

Actually, it turns out he was asked to follow up Jason Lives, McLoughlin recently told Mick Garris on the Post Mortem podcast.

But his pitch – Jason vs Cheech and Chong – didn’t go over so well…

“[Frank Mancuso Jr.] wanted me to do another film after we did Jason,” McLoughlin says. “And I said, ‘What are you thinking? I don’t know what it could be now.’ And he said, ‘Well, what do you think about Freddy (Krueger) and Jason?’ And I go, ‘But Freddy’s at New Line and the guys at Paramount have [Jason].’ And it’s like, ‘Well, we’re going to try and see if we can work something out.’ So, I started thinking about that, going, It doesn’t make sense. I mean he lives in one realm and — you know, I take this stuff very seriously, what realm a monster’s supposed to stay in. And he came back, he goes, ‘Eh, forget it, it’s not going to work anyway.’ And I said, ‘You know what? You guys own Cheech and Chong. What if we do Cheech and Chong-meets-Jason? They’re like camp counselors or something. It’s like, ‘Hey, man, I saw Jason out there.’ ‘No, man, that’s a myth.’ But he said, ‘You know what? No.’”

Too bad. While I don’t know how well a Cheech and Chong/Friday the 13th flick would go, with McLoughlin at the helm, the film would have at least been funny as hell.

Plus we already got these two knuckleheads in Part III.

Are you upset we never got Tom McLoughlin’s Jason vs Cheech and Chong? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

You can buy Friday the 13th: Part VI – Jason Lives on Blu-ray HERE.

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