This is the epitome of metal! Brace yourselves as the eagerly anticipated resurgence of Adult Swim’s beloved heavy metal escapade, Metalocalypse finally graces us with its presence through an exhilarating, brand-new, feature-length animated film. Crafted under the masterful guidance of series co-creator Brendon Small, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar reunites the paramount metal band ever conceived, thrusting them back into action for a thrill-infused odyssey like never before.
Prepare to immerse yourself in a maelstrom of thunderous riffs and relentless energy as this cinematic journey propels you into a realm of sheer metal magnificence. Mark your calendars for August 22, 2023, when this cinematic masterpiece will become digitally purchasable and available on Blu-ray Disc, allowing you to own and experience the metal mayhem whenever your heart desires.
Back in its genesis in 2006, Metalocalypse made its blazing debut on Adult Swim, captivating audiences for four electrifying seasons, culminating in the standalone spectacle of Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem. The brainchild of Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, the series has since etched its name in the annals of animated greatness.
Prepare to witness a star-studded ensemble gracing the screen, featuring the talents of Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Victor Brandt (known for Metalocalypse), Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (renowned Grammy Award-winning musician), King Diamond (a force in KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE), Mark Hamill (famed for Batman: The Animated Series and The Machine), Kirk Hammett (a pillar of METALLICA), Jon Hamm (recognized for Confess, Fletch and Top Gun: Maverick), Scott Ian (a powerhouse in ANTHRAX), Amy Lee (a captivating figure in EVANESCENCE), Malcolm McDowell (iconic from A Clockwork Orange), Juliet Mills (notable for her role in Passions), Laraine Newman (a memorable presence from Saturday Night Live), Raya Yarbrough (known for Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – a Klok Opera), and Livia Zita (acclaimed winner of the 2022 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award).
Hailing from the creative collaboration of Adult Swim, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment, and Titmouse, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar emerges as a tour de force. Scripted and directed by the visionary mind behind Metalocalypse, Brendon Small, the film’s executive producers include Small himself, alongside Chris Prynoski (the creative force behind The Legend of Vox Machina), Shannon Prynoski (a driving force at Fairfax), Antonio Canobbio (noteworthy for Arlo the Alligator Boy), and Ben Kalina (associated with the success of Big Mouth).
Fun Fact: In the world of Metalocalypse, the fictional band at the center of the series, Dethklok, is depicted as not only a massively successful and influential metal band but also as an economic powerhouse with a GDP higher than some small countries.