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Radio 66.6 – Weekly Music News: April 22, 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 AC/DC, Mastodon, Saliva, Suicidal Tendencies, Converge, Miss May I, Clutch, Heartist, Close Your Eyes, Wovenwar, Vanna and more. Don’t touch that dial.

NEWS
After 40 years in AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is “taking a break from the band due to ill health.” The legendary musician recently suffered a stroke. The band will carry on without him; they’re currently working on a new album.

Vanna will release their fifth full-length, VOID, on June 17th via Pure Noise Records.

I attended the 16th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival this past weekend. Check out my photos of All That Remains, Bleeding Through, Darkest Hour and Scars of Tomorrow here.

MUSIC
Listen to a new Mastodon song titled “High Road” here. Their forthcoming album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, is due out in June via Warner Bros.

Listen to Wovenwar‘s first single, “All Rise,” here. The band features the remaining members of As I Lay Dying. Their debut album is expected out in the late summer on Metal Blade Records.

Listen to a new Saliva song titled “Lost” here. Their new album, Rise Up, hits stores on April 29th via Rum Bum Records.

VIDEOS
Watch Converge‘s music video for “All We Love We Leave Behind” here. It’s the title track off their awesome latest album, which is out now on Epitaph Records.

Watch Suicidal Tendencies‘ music video for “Slam City” here. The iconic band’s most recent effort, 13, is out now on Suicidal Records.

Watch Miss May I‘s music video for a new song titled ”Refuse to Believe” here. Rise of the Lion drops April 29th via Rise Records.

Watch Heartist‘s music video for “Pressure Point” here. Kind of reminds me of Hellraiser. It’s the first single from their upcoming full-length debut, due out this year on Roadrunner Records.

Watch Close Your Eyes‘ music video for “Kings of John Payne” here. Line in the Sand is available now from Victory Records.

Watch Clutch‘s music video for “The Wolfman Kindly Requests…” here. It’s cool claymation clip. A deluxe edition of Earth Rocker is coming out on June 10 via Weathermaker Music.

TOURS
No tour dates to announce this week. Check back next time!

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

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SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1

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SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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Thelma Is Fantastic and Now You Can Watch the Opening Scene

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One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Synopsis:
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

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Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival

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The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

Synopsis:
An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

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