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Music Dispatch: Anthrax Get Graphic in “Blood Eagle Wings” Music Video

Don’t harsh our mellow but do thrash our metal. Anthrax anveiled a new music video that has us rocking out hardcore. If you’re looking for music news that’s a little less aggressive, stay tuned. Secret Bob Dylan archives will be displayed in Tulsa, the first trailer for the Nina Simone biopic is here, Death Cab for Cutie announced a co-headlining tour with Chvrches, The Lonely Island’s movie got a glittery poster and release date, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold performed another new song, and Mitski is finally back with some new music. Let’s check it out, shall we?

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Time to get your thrash metal shoes on. Anthrax have a new album out, For All Kings, and they’re rejoicing in its release by sharing the graphic horror video for “Blood Eagle Wings.” It’s an eight-minute epic of dramatic tempo changes and intense riffs. As such, the video, directed by Jack Bennett, is equally hardcore. A skull-faced king rules a society obsessed with torture and murder. Watch the video here. Technically, this is safe for work, but it’s safe to say you may not want to watch this at work simply because it’s a little gory. If you are familiar with Scott Ian’s Bloodworks, you are probably prepared for that though. [Rolling Stone]


Image Credit: Douglas R. Gilbert/Bob Dylan Archive

It’s hard to believe there’s still unseen and unheard Bob Dylan material out in the world, but alas, we’re so lucky to know that’s not the case. The folk icon has a new display opening in Tulsa, Oklahoma that will have purists screaming in delight. A secret archive of over 6,000 items of Bob Dylan memorabilia, including unreleased recordings and notebooks, will be on display there after they spend two years cataloguing and digitalizing it all. Sorry to get you excited, but it was too cool of news not to share. [The New York Times]

Nina, the upcoming biopic about Nina Simone starring Zoe Saldana as the famous singer, now has a new trailer. Entertainment Weekly shares the trailer in anticipation of the film’s April 22nd release. If you just watched the Oscars, be sure to note the difference between this film and the documentary about Nina Simone that came out last year, What Happened, Miss Simone? Both are very different, but equally moving. [Nerdist]


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Indie giants Death Cab for Cutie are giving today’s high schoolers a chance to relive the days ’00s high schoolers wish they could relive. This June, DCFC will co-headlining five tour dates with Chvrches before they both split up to perform at many festivals this summer. The co-headlining dates all take place in June with Bonnaroo splitting up the mini tour midway. Pure Bathing Culture is set to open. [Consequence of Sound]

We already knew The Lonely Island was gearing up for a Judd Apatow-produced feature film. Now, we know a lot more. Andy Samberg revealed the name of the film, its release date, and it’s glitter-fab poster when being interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The film, called Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, comes out June 3 via Universal Pictures. The mockumentary “takes aim on the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me.” [Nerdist]

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold announced he would open for Joanna Newsom on select tour dates near the end of last year. During his Belgium show last month, a fan recorded him perform a new song at one of those opening sets. It’s beautiful and quiet, full of the type of folk that restores your faith in storytelling. If anything, it makes us way too excited for new Fleet Foxes material down the road. [Pitchfork]

Singer-songwriter Mitski manages to make our knees buckle and our eyes water without ever raising her voice about the buzzing notes of her bass. When she does raise her voice, and we mean scream, then we totally lose it. The Brooklyn rising act has conquered the art of emotional indie rock. Her new album, Puberty 2, is out June 17. Lucky for you, you can hear lead single “Your Best American Girl” and cry in advance of that release. [Consequence of Sound]

See you back here on Friday for another Music Dispatch!

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