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Radio 66.6 – Weekly Music News: May 20, 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 As I Lay Dying, Metallica, Every Time I Die, We Are Harlot, Down, New Found Glory, Of Mice & Men, Whitechapel, I See Stars, Bury Tomorrow, First Jason and more. Don’t touch that dial.

NEWS
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been sentenced to six years in jail after attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife. Lambesis shared his story in a lengthy interview for an upcoming documentary, which you can read here. Guitarist Nick Hipa posted a response to the situation.

Hopeless Records has signed pop punk icons New Found Glory. They’ll hit the studio in June to begin recording their new album for a fall release.

MUSIC
Stream We Are Harlot‘s first single, “Denial,” here. The band – fronted by Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop – have singed to Roadrunner Records to release their debut album later this year.

Listen to a new The World Alive song titled “Broken Circuit” here. Their new album, Real., is due out June 10 via Fearless Records.

VIDEOS
Watch Metallica perform “The Star Spangled Banner” at a recent San Francisco Giants game here.

Did you know that Ari Lehman – who played Jason Voorhees in the original Friday the 13th – had a band? You can watch First Jason‘s music video for “Victims” from their new album Heed My Warning here. It features Jason slaying a horde of zombies.

Watch Every Time I Die‘s music video for a new song titled “Thirst” here. It’s the lead single from their forthcoming album, From Parts Unknown, hitting stores on July 1 via Epitaph Records.

Watch Of Mice & Men‘s music video for “Would You Still Be There” here. Their latest effort, Restoring Force, was released earlier this year on Rise Records.

Watch Down‘s music video for “We Knew Him Well” here. Their new EP, Down IV Part Two, is out now via Down Records/ADA Music.

Watch Whitechapel‘s music video for “Our Endless War” here. It’s the title track from their new album, which is out now via Metal Blade Records.

Watch Alesana‘s music video for their new single, “Fatima Rusalka,” here.

Watch Bury Tomorrow‘s music video for “Of Glory” here. Their new album, Runes, is out May 27 on Nuclear Blast Records.

Comedic folk duo Cossbysweater wrote a touching tribute to special makeup effects icon Rob Bottin (The Thing, Total Recall). Watch their music video for “Special Affect” here.

TOURS
The All Stars Tour 2014 will include I See Stars, The Acacia Strain, Like Moths to Flames, Slaves, Structures and more. The full line-up and first batch of dates are here.

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

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