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Radio 66.6 – Weekly Music News: March 25th, 2014

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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 Metallica, Kiss, Judas Priest, Black Flag, Opeth, Def Leppard, Arch Enemy, Whitechapel, Skid Row, Stray from the Path, The Wonder Years, Gwar and more. Don’t touch that dial.

NEWS
I’m very sad to report the passing of Gwar frontman/founder and Holliston co-star Dave Brockie (AKA Oderus Urungus). Details are scarce, but he was found dead in his home earlier this week at the age of 50. Anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of seeing a Gwar show knows what a huge loss this is for the metal community. Rest in peace.

In a recent interview, Rob Halford confirmed that the new Judas Priest album is done and is “fucking heavy.” Look for it later this year.

Opeth are eying a June release on Roadrunner Records for their upcoming eleventh album, which they recently completed recording. Official details should be announced soon.

MUSIC
Listen to a demo of a new Metallica song titled “Lords of Summer” here. The band is currently working on a new album.

Speaking of Metallica, you can can stream the band’s Rainbow medley, “Ronnie Rising,” here. The track appears on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute compilation, This Is Your Life, which will be out on April 1.

Listen to a new Whitechapel song titled “Mono” here. Our Endless War drops April 29 via Metal Blade Records.

VIDEOS
Watch Arch Enemy‘s music video for “War Eternal” here. This is the first taste of material with new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. It’s the title track from the band’s new album, which will be released on June 10 via Century Media Records.

Watch Stray from the Path‘s music video for “Black Friday” here. Anonymous is out now on Sumerian Records.

Watch The Wonder Years‘ music video for “Dismantling Summer” here. The Greatest Generation is now available from Hopeless Records.

TOURS
Kiss and Def Leppard will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer. Dates can be found here.

Black Flag have announced North American tour dates with new vocalist Mike Vallely. Check them out here.

Skid Row have announced new tour dates here.

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

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Ash vs Evil Dead Gets Groovy 70’s Sitcom-Style Trailer

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As we all know well and good by this point, the third season of Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead is almost upon us.

We’ve been hit with tons of promotional materials these last few weeks and today is no different as we have a sweet 70’s sitcom-style retro trailer for your viewing pleasure.

I’ve been digging all of the fun trailers we’ve seen for the third season, but I have to say this one is my favorite thus far. Love the music and the yellow-ass font.

You can check out the bitchin’ retro-sitcom trailer below and then let us know what you think of Ash: The Sitcom!

The third season stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless and Arielle Carver-O’Neill. Campbell executive produces the series with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi, and Rick Jacobson. Season 3 has new showrunners: Mark Verheiden and producer Moira Grant.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season three begins Sunday, February 25.

S3 synopsis:

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead!

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Goblin’s Complete Dawn of the Dead Score Hits Vinyl via Waxwork this Tuesday

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Hell, yeah!

Waxwork Records will be releasing the Dawn of the Dead Deluxe Vinyl Score this coming Tuesday, and today we have all the details, plus pics!

Yes, Goblin’s score for George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead is coming to vinyl for the first time in the latest installment in Waxwork’s “Living Dead” soundtrack trilogy.

The release features a 2xLP 180 Gram “Zombie Flesh” Colored Vinyl with artwork By Brazilian Illustrator Butcher Billy, a 12×12 Art Print, and Deluxe Packaging.

You can check out the cover to the right and additional pics of the release, along with the complete tracklisting below. Then let us know what you think!

SIDE A
1. L’alba Dei Morti Viventi
2. Zombi
3. Safari

SIDE B
4. Torte In Faccia
5. Ai Margini Della Follia
6. Zaratozom
7. La Caccia
8. Tirassegno

SIDE C
9. Oblio
10. Risveglio
11. L’alba Dei Morti Viventi (Alternate Take 1)
12. Ai Margini Della Follia (Alternate Take 1)

SIDE D
13. Zombi (Sexy)
14. Ai Margini Della Follia (Alternate Take 2)
15. Zombi (Supermarket)
16. L’alba Dei Morti Viventi (Intro – Alternate Take 2)
17. Zombi (The Living Dead’s Voices!)

 

Waxwork Records Dawn of the Dead Deluxe Vinyl Score hits February 27th.

BUY IT HERE!

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Body-Horror Frankenstein AKA Larry Fessenden’s New Flick Depraved

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I’m not sure if you guys are aware or not, but legendary horror producer Larry Fessenden is all set to return to the director’s chair with his Frankenstein flick Depraved.

You can check out the film’s poster to the right and a rundown on its cast, crew, and synopsis below.

But today we have a new update on the film as Fessenden recently sat down with Daily Dead and discussed the film a bit more in-depth.

“In a funny way, I want to make all the classics again,” Fessenden told the site. “I’ve made a vampire movie. I want to make a werewolf movie, but Frankenstein is one of the greatest creations of pop culture. The original version is a masterpiece, and oddly enough, it’s a story that hasn’t been done that well since. And it’s often attempted. I feel there’s a core theme in that story that I would like to explore and bring it very much back to this idea of loneliness.”

He continues: “It’s about waking up, and you’re someone, and you don’t know who you are or why you are. And then there’s the question of what brought you into this world. In my story, there will be conflict of the parental figures as the scientist who made him and the other people around him. I’m very interested in the subjective lonely experience of being alive in this world and in this culture, and Frankenstein is such a fantastic, iconic way to look at it. And also, there is the physical body horror aspect to this story, of someone being sewn together, and there’s identity horror, too. There’s so much possibility in it that I’m just overflowing with excitement.”

Are you excited about Larry Fessenden’s return to directing? Let us know below!

Depraved is written and directed by Larry Fessenden and set to star David Call, Joshua Leonard and Alex Breaux as the monster. The movie will be produced by Fessenden, Jenn Wexler, and Chadd Harbold.

The film begins shooting this month.

Synopsis:

The contemporary re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s timeless classic Frankenstein centers on Henry, a field surgeon suffering from PTSD after combat in the Middle East, who creates a man out of body parts in a makeshift lab in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The creature he creates must navigate a strange new world and the rivalry between Henry and his conniving collaborator Polidori.

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