Radio 66.6 – Weekly Music News from the Crypt: April 23rd, 2012

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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News from the Crypt: April 23rd, 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 System of a Down, The Wonder Years, Nightwish, The Acacia Strain, Deftones, For Today, Death By Stereo, Dead and Divine and more. Don’t touch that dial!

Serj Tankian will release a new album entitled Harakiri on July 10 via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. This is the third solo album from the System of a Down frontman. Its title is a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide.

The Acacia Strain have signed to Rise Records. The band’s new album is due out in October.

Mike Heller has joined Fear Factory on drums, Heller has previously played with Malignancy and System Divide.

Glass Cloud will release their debut album, The Royal Thousand, on July 3 via Equal Vision Records. The band features former members of Of Mice & Men, Sky Eats Airplane and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza.

Dead and Divine have broken up. Read the band’s statement here.

Stream Death By Stereo‘s new album, Black Sheep of the American Dream, here. The album is out this week via Viking Funeral Records.

Listen to a new The Wonder Years song entitled “Me Vs. The Highway” here. It’s from Punk Is Dead. Get A Job, their upcoming split with Stay Ahead of the Weather. The song is accompanied by a great article.

Listen to a new For Today song entitled “Immortal” here. It is the title track of the band’s new album, which is due out on May 22 via Razor & Tie.

Listen to a previously unreleased solo song from late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott entitled “Twisted” here. It was unearthed for the Dimebag tribute skateboard, which you can order here.

Watch The Shins‘ music video for “The Rifle’s Spiral” here. It looks like something Tim Burton would make.

Watch Kataklysm‘s music video for “Iron Will” here. The band’s upcoming 2 CD/2 DVD set, The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined, will be released on July 3 via Nuclear Blast Records.

System of a Down and Deftones will be touring together. Dates can be found here.

Dates for this year’s Summer Slaughter tour with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me and more can be found here.

The Scream It Like You Mean It 2012 Tour will feature Attack Attack, We Came As Romans, The Acacia Strain, Oceano, Impending Doom, Woe Is Me, The Chariot and more. Check out all 18 bands here. Tour dates will be announced next month.

Scion Rock Fest 2012 will take place on June 2 at Ritz Theater in Tampa, FL. The line-up includes Down, Sleep Exodus, Repulsion, Saint Vitus, Terror and more. Full details can be found here.

Nightwish‘s Imaginaerum World Tour will hit North America with support from Kamelot. Dates can be found here.

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