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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.

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