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Radio 66.6 – Weekly Music News from the Crypt: August 6th, 2012

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Radio 66.6We’re back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Lamb of God, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Machine Head, Coheed and Cambria, Hatebreed, Taking Back Sunday, No Use for a Name and more.

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NEWS
After being incarcerated in Czech prison for five weeks, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is finally free! Read his official statement here.

No Use for a Name frontman Tony Sly passed away at the age of 41. Details are scarce at the moment. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans.

Further Seems Forever will release Penny Black on October 23rd via Rise Records. The recently reunited band is fronted by Dashboard Confessional‘s Chris Carraba.

Century Media Records has signed Twilight. The black metal supergroup features members of Sonic Youtth, Nachtmystium, Krieg and more. They are currently working on their third album for a 2013 release.

I had the pleasure of attending the Mansfield, MA date of the Warped Tour this year. Read my review of the show here, and check out my photos.

MUSIC
Listen to a new Full of Hell song entitled “Return to the Mines” featuring Mike Riley of Pulling Teeth here. The track comes from their upcoming split with Calm the Fire, due out in September via Holy Roar Records.

VIDEOS
Watch Pierce the Veil‘s music video for “King for a Day” featuring Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens here. The band’s new album, Collide with the Sky, is out now on Fearless Records.

Watch Machine Head‘s music video for “Darkness Within” here. It’s a good video for horror fans. Their latest release, Unto the Locus, is out now on Roadrunner Records.

Watch the lyric video for Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s new single, “Last of a Dyin’ Breed,” here. The southern rock icons’ new album of the same now will be released on August 21 via Roadrunner Records.

Watch the trailer for Coheed and Cambria‘s new album, The Aftermath, here. It gives off a 2001: A Space Odyssey vibe. The double concept album will be released in two volumes: The Afterman: Ascension on October 9 and The Afterman: Descension in February 2013.

Watch Chrysta Bell‘s music video for “Birds of Flames” here. The song features none other than David Lynch, so the short film is fittingly bizarre.

TOURS
Hatebreed, Whitechapel, All Shall Perish and Deez Nuts will be touring together in the fall. Dates can be found here.

Taking Back Sunday will perform Tell All Your Friends in its entirety for its 10th anniversary with support from Bayside and more. Tour dates are here.

Pierce the Veil, Sleeping with Sirens, Tonight Alive and Hands like Houses will be touring together. Dates can be found here.

Dates for The AP Tour featuring Miss May I, The Ghost Inside, Like Moths To Flames, The Amity Affliction and Glass Cloud can be found here.

Saint Vitus will headline a U.S. tour with Weedeater and Souvein. Dates can be found here.

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

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Ho-Ho Horrible Imaginings Brings Yuletide Screams

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Picture it. It is a week before Halloween, or even earlier. You walk to the store to check out some decorations and toys to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve and get greeted by Christmas trees and beaming Saint Nick statues. Yes, the encroachment of the expanding Christmas season on our dark holiday in October raises my cackles every time! That’s why Horrible Imaginings Film Festival fights back with Christmas-themed horrors in December!

Ho Ho Horrible Imaginings 2017 returns to San Diego’s Digital Gym Cinema on Friday, December 15th, to deck the halls with screams of terror! In the past, we have screened such classics as Christmas Evil, Black Christmas, All Through the House, and Silent Night Bloody Night, as well as some great short films like “Treevenge” and “Do You Hear What I Hear!” This year, we have delved deep into the treasure trove of bloody goodness! We are showing a rarely-seen feature THAT WE ARE KEEPING A SECRET! That’s right! You don’t open gifts until the special day, so we are doing this the right way! No peeking!

Tickets include a Border-town holiday meal of tamales, Mexican hot chocolate, and more! Seating is super limited, so get your tickets now!

Check out the stocking-stuffer short films below:

Foxwood
From our friends at Ghost Party Pictures! A blind date takes a monstrous turn as a young couple meet on a cold Christmas night. With filmmakers in attendance!

Santaland
When a couple of boys choose the secluded road beside it to park and make out, they end up on a ride they didn’t buy a ticket for.

Merry Xmas…Love, K
From the folks who brought us When Susurrus Stirs and Excarnate, comes this story about two boys who get an unpleasant surprise when Santa isn’t the only Christmas spirit to pay them a visit.

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Watch a City Come Together and a Monster Created in These Videos From The Sinking City

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I’ve been keeping a very close eye on Frogwares’ The Sinking City, which is a 3rd person horror adventure that takes place in a world that is as inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes as it is by H.P. Lovecraft and his eldritch terrors. While still early in development, the team is beginning to share some pretty incredible things out of their offices (like these creepy statues) to keep the public up-to-date as well as show them just how much work goes into creating something so expansive and fascinating.

Today, I want to bring you a taste of the world that Frogwares is building through two videos. The first shows the process by which they created the actual city that the game takes place in. Obviously trying to hand create each and every building is a tedious process at best, nigh-well impossible task at its most realistic. Rather than attempt such a monumental undertaking, the team created a program that will build the city based on criteria that they set forth. It’s a very clever solution to a very real problem and the end result still feels like their personal touch is all over it.

The second video is a 3D time lapse of a monster as it goes from rough shape to a highly detailed, grotesquely designed monstrosity that is nothing short of nightmarish. It’s a chance to see how an artist creates something phenomenal from something so simple, each step adding a new layer of sickening, yet fascinating, macabre horror.

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Jim Carrey and The Grinch Go Beyond Whoville

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Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a regular holiday staple in many households, including my own. The cartoon is just brilliant; and truth be told, the live action film captured a great deal of the magic infused within the original tale due in no small part to an electric and manic portrayal of the title character by Jim Carrey.

A new video has surfaced courtesy of Nerdist that’s a joyous play on the Netflix flick Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. Check it out below. It’s SO worth your time.

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