Welcome back to Radio 66.6! On tap this week we’ve got another dose of music news for you cats. If you have a tip, feel free to submit it. Be sure to check back every Monday to stay up-to-date on the latest music headlines.
Killswitch Engage have confirmed that former vocalist Jesse Leach has re-joined the band, following the recent departure of frontman Howard Jones. “Truth be told, Jesse blew us away in auditions,” says the band. Read their statement here.
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been in a coma since a car accident in 2008, but he is slowly recovering. As of this week, Cheng can now lift his leg by request. Watch a video of the progress here. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Bassist Matt DeVries has left Six Feet Under to pursue other musical endeavors. DeVries has been touring with the band since last year. His replacement will be announced in the coming months.
Ill Niño have entered the studio to record their sixth full-length album. The effort is slated for a summer release on Victory Records.
Of Mice and Men bassist/clean vocalist Shayley Bourget has left the band. Watch the announcement from the group here.
Former Kittie bassist Trish Doan has re-joined the band following the departure of Ivy Vuijic. Doan was part of the group from 2005-2007. Read the statement from the band here.
Alice Cooper guitarist Steve Hunter has parted ways with the band. Hunter will be working on a solo album, among other things. Read his statement here.
Disturbed bassist John Moyer has joined Adrenaline Mob to replace Paul DiLeo, who left the group last month. The pairing makes sense, as Disturbed are currently on hiatus. Adrenaline Mob will release their debut album, Omertá, on March 13 via Elm City Music.
Storm Corrosion will release their self-titled debut album on April 24 via Roadrunner Records. The band is a collaboration between Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth and Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.
Taproot will release their sixth full-length album, The Episodes, on April 10 via Victory Records. The effort is a concept album that has been in the works for nearly six years.
The Safety Fire‘s full-length debut, Grind the Ocean, will be released on April 10 via Inside Out Music. It was originally scheduled to be out later this month but has been delayed.
Graf Orlock will release an EP entitled Los Angeles on April 10 via Vitrol Records. This EP is loosely based on the Michael Mann film Heat. The band incorporates audio samples from films into their music for a sound dubbed “cinema-grind” – so if you like movies and heavy music, this is for you.
Tribunal Records will celebrate its 100th release with Cover To Cover. The 21-track compilation features label acts past and present (He Is Legend, Killwhitneydead, Age of Ruin and more) covering some of their favorite artists (including Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rob Zombie, Korn, Megadeth and more). The digital-only album will be released on March 6. It can be pre-ordered here, where you’ll also find the full tracklisting.
God Forbid will release their new album, Equilibrium, on March 26. This marks the band’s sixth full-length and first for Victory Records. Guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle describes it as “some of the catchiest, most melodic sounds we’ve ever written.”
Slash will release his as-yet-untitled second studio album on May 22 on his own Dik Hayd International. He and his bandmates are currently in the studio with producer Eric Valentine putting the finishing touches on the effort. He will be touring the U.S. in support of the album.
Stream Avatar‘s new album, Black Waltz, here. The Swedish metal band’s fourth album has been out since last month in Europe but debuts here in the States this week.
The Vipers, the punk rock alteregos of the band Punchline, have posted two new songs, “Living On The Street Is Hard” and “Buster’s,” on their website. As if you need any proof of their punk cred, the website is hosted by Angelfire, which evidently still exists.
Download a free sampler from Century Media Records featuring Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Suicide Silence, Iced Earth, Deicide and more here.
Listen to a new Astra song entitled “Quake Meat” here. The prog rock band’s new album, The Black Chord, will be released on March 27 via Metal Blade Records.
Stream Earth‘s new album, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II, website. The album is a continuation of their 2011 effort, appropriately titled Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I, and was recorded during the same session. It will be released on February 14 by Southern Lord Records.
Listen to two new Hollow Earth songs, “On the Precipice” and “There Will Come Soft Rains,” here. The band has signed with Panic Records and will release a 6-song EP entitled We Are Not Humanity on April 17.
Listen to a new Unsane song entitled “No Chance” here. The noise rock trio will release their seventh album, Wreck, on March 20 via Alternative Tentacles.
Listen to a new Borknagar song entitled “Roots” here. This is the first single off of the Norwegian avant garde metallers’ new album, Urd, which is due out on March 27 via Century Media Records.
Listen to a new Your Demise song entitled “Born a Snake” here. The hardcore band’s fourth full length, The Golden Age, will be released on March 26 via Visible Noise Records in their native United Kingdom.
Listen to a new Meshuggah song entitled “Break These Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion” here. The track will be on the Swedish metal band’s upcoming seventh album, Koloss, which comes out on March 27 via Nuclear Blast.
Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ interactive music video for “Look Around” here. The innovative video allows the viewer to control the camera. The band’s tenth studio album, I’m With You, is out now. RHCP will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame this year.
Watch The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s music video for “Parasitic Twins” here. It’s a little creepy, a little funny, a little happy and a lot of bizarre.
Watch Stick To Your Guns‘ music video for “Bringing You Down (A New World Overthrow)” here. The song will appear on the band’s new album, Diamond, which is due out on March 27 via Sumerian Records. You can check out a trailer for the album here.
Watch Single Mothers music video for “Christian Girls” here. The band recently signed to Secret Voice Records, who will release their self-titled 7″ in the near future.
Watch Secrets‘ music video for “Somewhere In Hiding” here. The post-hardcore band’s debut album, The Ascent, was released last month by Velocity/Rise Records.
Watch a lyric video for Anti-Flag‘ “1915” here. It was filmed during the group’s recent trip to Thailand. The iconic punk band’s new album, The General Strike, comes out on March 20 via SideOneDummy.
Watch a lyric video for Jonin‘s cover of Faith No More‘s “Caffeine” here. The track is part of Tribunal Records upcoming Cover To Cover compilation. You can find more details about it in the Releases section above.
Watch The Devil Wears Prada‘s music video for “Dead Throne” here. It is the title track from the metalcore band’s latest album, which was released last year on Ferret Music.
Watch King Conquer‘s music video for “6 Gallon Gasoline Stomach” here. The track appears on the deathcore group’s 2010 album, America’s Most Haunted. The band will have a new album entitled 1776 out later this year on Mediaskare Records.
Watch Narrows‘ music video for “TB Positive” here. The band, which features members of Botch and These Arms Are Snakes, will release a new album entitled Painted on February 28 via Deathwish Inc.
Watch a lyric video for Mychildren Mybride‘s “On Wings Of Integrity Pt. II” here. The band’s self-titled album will be released on March 13 via Solid State Records.
Watch Unearth‘s music video for “Watch It Burn” here. The bleak video is said to capture the song’s dark lyrical content. The track comes from the band’s latest effort, Darkness in the Light, which is out now on Metal Blade Records.
Metallica have created a new music festival called Orion Music + More. The inaugural event will take place on June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Metallica will headline both nights, performing their self-titled album in its entirety one night and Ride the Lighting in its entirety the other. Other acts scheduled to appear include Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant and more. Additional details can be found here.
Cannibal Corpse will headline the Torture Tour with support from Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn and Arkaik. Dates can be found here.
Explosions in the Sky have announced their April tour dates. Details can be found here.
Def Leppard and Poison will be touring together this summer. Dates are expected to be announced soon.
Design the Skyline will headline a tour with The Browning and From Atlantis. Dates can be found here.
Carolina Rebellion will take place on May 5 at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC. This year’s line-up includes Shinedown, Korn, Evanescence, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Chevelle and more. Full details can be found here.
Revelation Records will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a trio of shows at The Glass House in Pamona, CA on June 8-10. Label alumni scheduled to appear include Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick of it All, Shai Hulud and more. Full details can be found here.
This week’s additions to the Warped Tour include iwrestledabearonce, We Are The In Crowd, Catching Your Clouds, Captain Capa, Champagne Champagne, G-Eazy and Oh No Fiasco. Full details on the annual summer trek can be found here.
Exhumed are the latest addition to this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. They join the previously announced Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me and The Faceless.
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