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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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Contest: Win DEATH LINE and DEATHDREAM on Blu-ray

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Attention, ALL readers of Dread Central! Yes, that’s right… every one of you across the globe! We’re helping our pals over at Blue Underground with a contest where they will be giving a Blu-ray copy of Death Line and Deathdream to one of you! To enter, all you have to do is use the form below; and you’re all set!

Also, to learn more about the titles, simply click on the names, and you’ll be taken to Blue Underground’s website, where you can see specifics about each film!

To reiterate, this contest is open to people across the globe. Anyone, anywhere, can enter. However, the contest ends next Tuesday, May 1st, at 12 midnight ET, so make sure you enter before then!

Death Line:
When a prominent politician and a beautiful young woman vanish inside a London subway station, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence of Halloween) investigates and makes a horrifying discovery. Not only did a group of 19th century tunnel workers survive a cave-in, but they lived for years in a secret underground enclave by consuming the flesh of their own dead. Now the lone descendant of this grisly tribe has surfaced, prowling the streets for fresh victims… and a new mate.

Deathdream:
In this shattering variation on The Monkey’s Paw, grief-stricken suburban parents (Academy Award nominees John Marley of The Godfather and Lynn Carlin of Faces) refuse to accept the news that their son, Andy (Richard Backus), has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and well… or is he? Produced and directed by Bob Clark (Black Christmas) and written by Alan Ormsby (Deranged), Deathdream was one of the very first films to confront the domestic ravages of the Vietnam War. More than forty years later, it remains one of the most chilling horror films of all time.

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ALTERED PERCEPTION Opens in Theaters and on VOD/Digital in May

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We’ve been telling you about Altered Perception, from Blanc/Biehn Productions, for a while now; and today we have some exciting news to share.  The film is heading to limited theaters and will also be hitting VOD/Digital early next month. The full list of theaters, several stills, and more details can be found below.  In addition, you can watch the trailer at the top of the page.

The cast includes Jon Huertas, Jade Tailor, Nichola Fynn, Jennifer Blanc, Matthew Ziff, Mark Burnham, Hallie Jordan, and Ehmrys Cooper. The producers are Danielle Artigo and Dylan Matlock with executive producers Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc, Jon Huertas, Hallie Jordan, Steve Romano (who also served as Director of Photography), and Lony Ruhmann.

Altered Perception was written by Travis Romero, creator of the USA series White Collar, with Jon Huertas and Jennifer Blanc (story by Romero). SKD acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the psychological thriller, which was directed by Kate Rees Davies in her feature-length debut, and Cinedigm will release the picture theatrically and on Digital and TV VOD on May 4th with a DVD release to follow in June 2018.

Here are the Altered Perception theater locations:

  • Laemmle Music Hall – Los Angeles
  • AMC Woodridge 18 – Chicago
  • Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley – Dallas
  • Studio Movie Grill Pearland – Houston
  • AMC Aventura Mall – Miami
  • AMC Southfield – Detroit
  • AMC Arizona Center – Phoenix
  • Emagine Lakeville 21 – Minneapolis
  • Studio Movie Grill – Tampa
  • Tower City Cinemas – Cleveland

Synopsis:
When the government attempts to produce a designer drug aimed at correcting the false perceptions that people develop during trauma and stress, the implications are deadly. Advertised as a cure for socio-political tensions, four couples volunteer but end up with far more than they bargained for as their past and present are examined while taking variations of the new drug. However, this causes them to doubt their own memory, perceptions – and even their own sanity in this thriller in the vein of Disturbing Behavior and The Faculty.

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When Does That DEATH WISH Remake Hit Blu-ray?

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I don’t know about you but I went ahead and skipped Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake starring Bruce Willis in theaters. But I do plan to check it out on Blu-ray.

And speaking of which today we have word that the film will be hitting 4K Ultra HD May 22 and Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand June 5.

You can check out the cover art to the right and the full list of special features below and then let us know if you plan to own the film on Blu-ray in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is a remake of the Charles Bronson-led 1974 film of the same name, which itself was based on Brian Garfield’s original novel. This film is directed by Eli Roth from a script written by Joe Carnahan and stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dean Norris, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, and Kimberly Elise.

It hits 4K Ultra HD May 22 and Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand June 5.

Special Features:

  • Commentary w/ Eli Roth & Roger Birnbaum
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary w/ Eli Roth & Roger Birnbaum
  • Mancow Morning Show Extended Scenes
  • Sway in the Morning Extended Scene
  • Vengeance and Vision: Directing Death Wish
  • Grindhouse Trailer

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Synopsis:

Dr. Paul Kersey is a surgeon who often sees the consequences of the city’s violence in the emergency room. When home intruders brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the perpetrators. As the anonymous slayings grab the media’s attention, the public begins to wonder if the deadly avenger is a guardian angel — or the Grim Reaper itself.

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