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Radio 66.6 – Weekly Music News from the Crypt: June 4th, 2012

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We’re back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Slipknot, The Devin Townsend Project, Testament, Hatebreed, Kansas, Miss May I, Anthrax, Madball, Fear Factory and more. Don’t touch that dial!

NEWS
Members of Hollywood Undead reportedly jumped and beat former singer Aron “Deuce” Erlichman, who is now planning to sue.

As if you needed another reason to hate him, Axl Rose banned fans from wearing Slash T-shirts at Guns N’ Roses‘ UK shows.

MUSIC
Stream Fear Factory‘s new album, The Industrialist, here. The album is out this week via Candlelight Records.

Stream The Agonist‘s new album, Prisoners, here. The Canadian metal band’s new album is out this week via Century Media Records.

Listen to Stray from the Path‘s cover of Green Day‘s “Burnout” here.

Listen to a new Whitechapel song entitled “I, Dementia” here. The band’s self-titled album will be released on June 19 via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to a new Vampires Everywhere! song entitled “Drug of Choice” here. It’s the new single from the band’s upcoming album, Helbound And Heartless, which will be released on June 19 via Hollywood Records.

Listen to a new Nachtmystium song entitled “Silencing Machine” here. It’s the title track from the black metal band’s new album, which will be released on July 31 via Century Media Records.

Listen to a new Madball song entitled “The Beast” here. The hardcore legends’ new EP, Rebellion, will be released on June 14 via The Black N Blue Label.

Listen to a new Black Light Burns song entitled “Scream Hallelujah” here. The band, led by Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, will release The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall on August 14.

Listen to a new The Ghost Inside song entitled “Slipping Away” here. Their third album, Get What You Give, will be released on June 19 via Epitaph Records.

Download a new Gojira song entitled “Liquid Fire” here. You can grab it in exchange for an obligatory Facebook “like.”

Listen to a new Dr. Acula song entitled “Nation” here. It’s the title track from their new album, which will be released on June 19 by Victory Records.

Listen to Kid Gorgeous‘ cover of Judas Priest‘s “Living After Midnight” featuring Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die here. The band’s new EP, Blue Romance, is out this week on Eulogy Recordings.

VIDEOS
Watch Miss May I‘s music video for “Hey Mister” here. The band’s new album, At Heart, will be released on June 12 via Rise Records.

Watch a promo video for Periphery‘s new album, Periphery II, here. The band’s second effort will be released on July 3 via Sumerian Records. It will feature guest solos from John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats) and Wes Hauch (The Faceless).

Watch the trailer for Casey Jones‘ documentary Start to Finish here. The documentary, which will span the band’s entire career, will be digitally released on June 12.

Watch a PETA video from Gwar‘s Oderus Urungus encouraging you to go fur free here. Keep an eye out for a cameo by Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe.

TOURS
Hatebreed will headline the 10 Years of Perseverance tour this fall with support from Whitechapel, All Shall Perish and Deez Nuts. Dates can be found here.

The Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia will co-headline the Epic Kings & Idols Tour with support from Paradise Lost and Stolen Babies. Dates can be found here.

Kansas will be touring the United States this fall with support from King X and That 1 Guy. Dates can be found here.

A new leg of the Testament, Anthrax and Death Angel tour has been announced. Check out the dates here.

Slipknot‘s first annual Knotfest will take place on August 17 in Bluffs, IA and August 18 in Somerset, WI. In addition to Slipknot, the festival will include performances from Deftones, Lamb of God, Dethklok, Cannibal Corpse and more. Details can be found here.

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Dread Central Presents The Lodgers – Vegas Screening and Wider Release

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Last weekend fans got their first taste of the next Dread Central Presents film, The Lodgers (review); and we’re not done yet! There’s another Dread Central Presents screening TOMORROW, February 22nd, at 7:00 PM at the Eclipse Theaters in Las Vegas, Nevada (tickets here); and then the flick will be opening wider the very next day!

To see if the film will be playing near you, click here for a list of cities The Lodgers will be haunting!

Directed by Brian O’Malley and starring Charlotte Vega and Bill Milner, the film made its worldwide premiere at 2017’s Toronto International Film Festival and has since won many awards across multiple festivals.

Make sure to follow and “like” Dread Central Presents on Facebook to stay in the know regarding this and upcoming titles!

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In this Gothic horror tale, a family curse confines orphaned twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) to their home as punishment for their ancestors’ sins. Bound to the rules of a haunting childhood lullaby, the twins must never let any outsiders inside the house, must be in their rooms by the chime of midnight, and must never be separated from one another. Breaking any of these three rules will incur the wrath of a sinister presence that inhabits the house after midnight.

While Edward is committed to this ill-fated life, he’s becoming more unhinged due to the fact that Rachel is not. Smitten by a local soldier (Eugene Simon), Rachel grows skeptical and begins to rebel, desperate to escape the oppression and misery of their captivity.

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Exclusive Clip: Primal Rage – Bigfoot Causes Chaos!

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Ever been driving in the woods and see or hear something that you cannot explain? Something so shocking that it makes your skin crawl off of your spine? Yeah, those moments, that usually chalked up to something completely innocuous, can be mucho unsettling. Such is the case with our bloody exclusive clip from the latest sliver of Sasquatchploitation, Primal Rage, which illustrates what can happen when you play with your food.

Directed by Patrick Magee, who co-wrote the film with Jay Lee, Primal Rage stars Andrew Joseph Montgomery, Casey Gagliardi, Eloy Casados, Justin Rain and Marshal Hilton. You can also catch this one of the big screen as on February 27th, Fathom (tickets here) will be hosting a one-night theater event for Primal Rage.

Enough talk! Get your Squatch on!

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Lost deep in the forest of the Pacific Northwest, Ashley and Max Carr are stalked by a terrifying creature that might be Bigfoot. Soon they find themselves embroiled in a strange land of Native American myth and legend turned real. Hopelessly trying to survive, with a handful of unsavory locals, they must fight back against this monster in a desperate battle of life or death.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night Set Visit Part 2: Screams and Flames

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[SPOILERS] As mentioned in our earlier set visit story, The Strangers: Prey at Night maintains the same feeling of isolation as the original. Even though a full-fledged production was going on in Gatlin Lake Getaway, it is hard to shake that feeling of being totally alone once wandering away from the set lighting. The dark surround woods start to close in and threaten to swallow any who stray too close to the tree line. Then the silence is broken as a beat-up 1972 Ford Ranger’s engine revs and a scream slices through the night.

Back on the lit street, the familiar looking truck has collided head-on with the side Wagner County Sheriff’s SUV. At the driver’s seat of the Ford is a man sporting a white cloth bag as a mask. The Bagman has returned. His appearance has not changed. The empty sockets of the mask still glare ominously and the painted smile poorly hides the stranger’s murderous intent.

An air of frustration surrounds the Bagman as he attempts to free the truck from the SUV. In vain, the Ford revs and struggles to no avail. Bad news for him, but good news for whomever the Bagman was pursuing. The law enforcement vehicle, with its lights flashing, had been driven by a young woman decked out in a black Ramones t-shirt and blood-splattered jeans. Her hair is jet black. The woman’s skin is streaked with dark blood and open slash wounds. The dark punk eye makeup is running, but the wearer is not.

It is obvious that this woman has been through a lot as she limps from the wreck. The context of her current state is not clear, but the shrieking that emanates from her as she produces a lighter and throws it to the ground under the collided vehicles speaks volumes. It can only be assumed that she has been chased, slashed, and emotionally beaten for hours. The scream is packed with emotions from fear to outright spite and rage. It is so powerful, in fact, that the crew members uttered stunned laudations.

As the gasoline ignites, the flames climb and spread of the mangled metal of the two collided vehicles. The Ford’s engine still violently revs as the Bagman emotionlessly tries to break free. The young woman is slowly backing away, unaware of the chain reaction occurring. The darkness of 1 AM is broken by two giant fireballs that erupt, engulfing the metal mayhem in the middle of the street. The surroundings fall silent, cut is called and the crew erupts in exclamations at the awesome spectacle.

This powerful moment was brought to us by Bailee Madison (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark).

The Strangers: Prey at Night was now on its twenty-second day of shooting and only eight more days remained. The cast and crew are well accustomed to their routines and the late night shoots have become second nature. When asked if the constant schedule of night shoots had been difficult, Madison elicited some of the virtues that the darkness has to offer, “There’s something very vulnerable about night shoots. You are emotionally in a different place when you’re awake and rested in the daytime. I think for something traumatic like this, you need to be able to access different emotions; at night you’re a lot more capable.”

At this point in production, Bailee’s character has seen a lot of action. A heavy amount of blood adorns the actor’s arms and a thick clotting mass of the red stuff covers most of her forehead. Keeping track of that damage for continuity from day to day looks like a grueling task, and makeup department head Jodi Byrne dropped some details about the process, “We have continuity photos and we take pictures of Bailee constantly throughout the day … We have to determine which takes are actually going to be used in the film and we move from that point.”

Synopsis:
A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive..

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