Radio 66.6 – Weekly Music News from the Crypt: July 30th, 2012

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radio666 - Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News from the Crypt: July 30th, 2012We’re back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Gwar, Lordi, Iron Maiden, Drowning Pool, Black Label Society, Lamb of God and more. Don’t touch that dial!

Metallica have revealed plans to begin working on new material in September. Their tenth studio album is expected to be out in late 2013/early 2014.

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen was rushed to a hospital after collapsing on stage during a show. He was diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion. He is expected to be fine.

Drowning Pool have announced Jasen Moreno as their new frontman. This marks the band’s fourth vocalist.

Lordi keyboardist Awa is leaving the band. Read statements from Awa and the band here.

Classic Rock Magazine will release Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple on September 4. The album features the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Label Society and more covering Deep Purple. Details can be found here.

A drunk man fell into a 40-foot gorge while trying to sneak into a Nickelback concert. The 22-year old New Yorker had to be rescued by firefighters. That’s punishment for liking Nickelback.

Stream Nachtmystium‘s new album, Silencing Machine, here. The psychedelic black metal record is out this week on Century Media Records.

Listen to a new Down song entitled “Witchtripper” here. The band will release their first new material in five years, Down IV Part I – The Purple EP, on September 18th via Down Records/Independent Label Group.

Download a free sampler for the Trespass America Tour featuring Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium and more here.

Watch Baroness‘ music video for “Take My Bones Away” here. Their new album, Yellow & Green, is out now on Relapse Records.

Watch This Is Hell‘s music video for “Acid Rain” here. Black Mass is available now on Rise Records.

Watch Hot Water Music‘s music video for “State of Grace” here. The punk rockers’ new album, Exister, is out now on Rise Records.

Watch Agnostic Front‘s music video for “Us Against the World” here. It comes from the hardcore legends’ latest effort My life, My Way.

Gwar will embark on the Fate or Chaos tour with support form DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder. Dates can be seen here.

Down, Warbeast and Haarp will be touring together in September. Dates can be found here.

With frontman Randy Blythe still in Czech Republic prison and denied ball, Lamb of God have been forced to cancel their upcoming tour with Dethklok. They home to rebook the tour in the fall.

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