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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News from the Crypt: May 7th, 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 Megadeth, Shinedown, No Doubt, Poison the Well, Garbage, Cattle Decapitation, The Sword, Fear Factory, Korn and more. Don’t touch that dial!

NEWS
No Doubt will release a new album on September 25. No title has been set, but this will be their first album since 2001. Watch the group’s video announcement here.

Poison the Well‘s The Opposite of December and Tear From the Red will be re-released this summer by Rise Records. They will be remastered and available on double 12” gatefold vinyl, deluxe CD and digital album.

Memphis May Fire will release Challenger on June 26 via Rise Records. Check out the cover art here.

As you’ve probably heard, Beastie Boys‘ Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away at the age of 47. Check out my full report on his passing here, and read the official statement statement here. RIP MCA.

STREAMS
Stream Garbage‘s new album, Not Your Kind of People, here. The album, their first since 2005, will be released on May 15 via Stunvolume.

Stream Cattle Decapitation‘s new album, Monolith of Inhumanity, here. The album is out this week on Metal Blade Records.

Listen to a new Hot Water Music entitled “Exister” here. It’s the title track from the band’s new album, which will be released on May 15 via Rise Records.

Listen to a new Drug Church song entitled “Mohawk” featuring Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore here. The band’s self-titled EP will be released on July 10th via No Sleep Records.

Listen to a new Six Feet Under song entitled “Frozen at the Moment of Death” here. The death metal legends’ new album, Undead, will be released on May 22 via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to a new The Sword song entitled “Hammer of Heaven” here. It was submitted for The Avengers soundtrack but did not make the cut, so Razor & Tie Records released it as a digital single.

VIDEOS
Watch a lyric video for Megadeth‘s “Whose Life (Is It Anyways)” here. The metal legends’ latest effort, Thirteen, is out now on Roadrunner Records.

Watch Stick To Your Guns‘ music video for “Against Them All” here. The band’s latest album, Diamond, is out now on Sumerian Records.

Watch Jeffrey Nothing’s music video for “Sin O’ Cism” here. Nothing is the frontman of Mushroomhead, and his solo album, The New Psychodalia, is out now via Suburban Noize Records.

Watch Children of Bodom‘s music video for “Shovel Knockout” here. It chronicles “what happens from the time a live show ends through to the next gig in a new city” – which is, apparently, a ton of drinking.

Watch Obey the Brave‘s music video for “Live and Learn” here. The band features former members of Despised Icon and Blind Witness, and this track includes guest vocals by Terror‘s Scott Vogel.

Watch Abandon All Ships‘ music video for “Infamous” here. It’s kind of like if the bros from Jersey Shore covered Attack Attack – but worse.

Watch Love and Death‘s music video for “Chemicals” here. The band is fronted by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. The song is the title track of their new EP.

Speaking of Brian “Head” Welch, he joined his former bandmates in Korn for the first time in seven years to perform “Blind” with the band at a festival on Saturday. Watch the footage here.

TOURS
This year’s Uproar Festival tour will feature Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Fozzy, In This Moment and more. The full line-up can be found here. Dates and venues will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 will feature Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok and more. Dates can be found here.

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

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SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1

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SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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Thelma Is Fantastic and Now You Can Watch the Opening Scene

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One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Synopsis:
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

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Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival

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The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

Synopsis:
An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

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