It is finally happening later this month! As we mentioned back in May, “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” is a full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra! Today it was revealed that it will air on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim! The episode will feature special guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse‘s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher too! THIS IS AMAZING!!!
Plus, the original score from “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” will be released as a full-length album on October 29, 2013!. The full-length album features the bonus DETHKLOK single ‘Blazing Star’ and orchestral movements (produced by Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica/Walking Dead). Also included with the album will be a bonus “making of” featurette with Executive Producer/creator/writer/musician Brendon Small and cast/musicians!
As for where the musical comes into the story of the animated heavy metal icons, here’s what the press release says, “We pick up directly after the abduction of DETHKLOK guitarist Toki Wartooth in the season four finale. With his life in danger, his only salvation can come from the four most selfish human celebrities on Earth—his bandmates, extreme metal band DETHKLOK. Will they be able to get past their own egos to help someone besides themselves? Find out in this one-hour heavy metal rock opera special with a completely original score.”
Here’s what Brendon Small said on the huge news, “This is not like anything we’ve ever done. This is a full blown musical- metal combined with symphonic passages, classic musical theatre, high stakes drama, emotional moments, and yes totally ridiculous comedy. I drew from all of my influences to make this the most unique project I could dream of. This is easily the best thing we’ve ever done with the show and the music. I can’t wait for you to hear it.”
I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT FOR THIS!!!! CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW BELOW!!!! A FULL DETHKLOK OPERA IS ON IT’S WAY! BRING IT ON!!!!