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Radio 66.6 – Weekly Music News from the Crypt: March 12th, 2012

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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!

NEWS
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.

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