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Brian Posehn To Debut New Comedy Album, ‘Criminally Posehn,’ On August 19th Via Audible Channels

Brian Posehn To Debut New Comedy Album, ‘Criminally Posehn,’ On August 19th Via Audible Channels

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‘Criminally Posehn’

Brian Posehn, best known for his roles in Mr. Show and The Sarah Silverman Show, is poised to release Criminally Posehn, an all-new comedy album out on Rooftop Comedy, available August 19, exclusively for streaming on Audible Channels. It will be made available for sale on all digital stores, wherever albums are sold September 23, 2016.

Audible Channels is Audible’s new unlimited, advertising-free on-demand listening service featuring comedy, news, entertainment, exclusive shows and more. Channels is available as a free benefit to Audible members, and can be purchased as a stand-alone offering for $4.95 a month.

In Criminally Posehn, Posehn takes the stage at The House of Blues San Diego for Comic-Con, delivering an exceptional nerd-core stand-up performance. Part geek, part metal-head, Posehn delivers his raunchy style of humor with a side of self shaming. Despite his enjoyment of strip clubs being ruined by threats from his intimidating wife, getting himself caught by a drug dog on his own accord, and the hate for his own man boobs, Brian proves he’s a rock star, no matter how nerdy he may be.

TRACKLISTINGS:

Audible Exclusive:
01.) Intro
02.) Strip Club Ban
03.) Drug Dog
04.) F**k You Hipster
05.) Man Boobs
06.) I Love Food, I Hate Foodies
07.) Best Dinner Ever (Only on Audible Channels-exclusive version)
08.) Game of Hotel Thrones
09.) Depressed Treats
10.) Serial Killer
11.) Balls
12.) Outro

General Release:
01.) Intro
02.) Strip Club Ban
03.) Drug Dog
04.) F**k You Hipster
05.) Man Boobs
06.) I Love Food, I Hate Foodies
07.) Game of Hotel Thrones
08.) Depressed Treats
09.) Serial Killers
10.) Balls
11.) Outro

About Audible Channels:
Audible Channels is an unlimited, on-demand service featuring a curated collection of premium podcasts, important and compelling audio editions of magazine and newspaper articles, comedy shorts, lectures, short fiction and nonfiction, and other quality entertainment, information, and educational programming. Channels is available as a free benefit for Audible members, and can be purchased as a stand-alone offering for $4.95 a month. For additional information, see audible.com/channels.

About Brian Posehn:
Comedian/actor/writer/musician Brian Posehn is the star of a new hour-long stand-up special, “The Fartist,” and is known for his roles on Comedy Central’s popular show, “The Sarah Silverman Program,” WB’s “Mission Hill,” and on tour as one of the original members of the “Comedians of Comedy.”

Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed “Mr. Show,” he has appeared in sitcoms such as “Just Shoot Me,” “Seinfeld,” “NewsRadio,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and “Friends.”

Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “Sex Drive,” and “Surfs Up.” In 2006 he released his first graphic novel, “The Last Christmas,” and a comedy album: “Live in Nerd Rage.” His music video for “Metal By Numbers” has been viewed over two million times on You Tube and My Space.

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Metalocalypse Now: Social Media Campaign Launched To Bring An End To Dethklok’s Story

Metalocalypse Now: Social Media Campaign Launched To Bring An End To Dethklok’s Story

A movement that needs your support!

A movement that needs your support!

For years, fans have been clamoring for an official end to the story of Dethklok, the wildly popular animated heavy metal band at the center of pop culture mainstay and television show Metalocalypse. As announced via Marvel.com live at New York Comic-Con, Metalocalypse mastermind Brendon Small is championing a campaign to bring fans the official end to the Dethklok’s story. Presented by Rocksmith and dubbed Metalocalypse Now, the campaign is designed to combine the efforts of grassroots supporters, the heavy metal community, comedians, record labels, instrument brands and more, proving to HULU/Adult Swim that there is a massive audience who will watch this ending if they produce it.

The Metalocalypse Now campaign is officially supported by RazerMetal Blade RecordsMetalSucks, and Metal Injection.

Fans deserve to see how the Metalocalypse prophecy ends after nearly 10 years of the story’s existence. Using social media, an online petition and more, Metalocalypse Now is the metal world’s chance to demand their show’s finale. Millions of viewers around the world are waiting patiently for an end to the series, and Metalocalypse Now is working to create the critical mass necessary to publicly prove that HULU is the perfect home for the series-closer.

Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small states, Metalocalypse, to this day, has a ridiculously strong viewership. The show has become a part of the metal community and we want to give the fans an opportunity to demand what is rightfully theirs!”

World-famous musicians and heavy metal tastemakers such as Scott IanJoe SatrianiDevin Townsend and Brian Posehn have already publicly supported the campaign – and now you can too!

To reach critical mass, fans should spread the word all month long by:

– Tweeting at @hulu and @adultswim with #metalocalypsenow

– Signing the petition at www.MetalocalypseNow.com

– Don’t use social media? Send an envelope with guitar picks and a note enclosed that tells HULU that if they finish Metalocalypse, you’ll watch it!

Send to:

ATTN: HEAD OF CONTENT
2500 BROADWAY
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404

To learn more about how you can bring the ending of the Metalocalypse story to streaming television, visit www.MetalocalypseNow.com.

About METALOCALYPSE:

METALOCALYPSE, the late-night television brainchild of creator Brendon Small, originally premiered on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim during the summer of 2006. The show introduced the world to the seventh largest economy on Earth, otherwise known as animated heavy metal phenomenon Dethklok. Since its debut nearly a decade ago, METALOCALYPSE has single-handedly impacted the recognition of heavy metal in pop culture while spawning three full-length Billboard chart-topping albums (The DethalbumDethalbum IIDethalbum III) and a rock opera television special and soundtrack, Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem, A Klok Opera.

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Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor: Boasts All-Star Lineup, Tickets Available Now

Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor: Boasts All-Star Lineup, Tickets Available Now

Roast On The Range

Roast On The Range

A limited number of tickets are still available for the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor, held Thursday, May 15 at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH, kicking off the Rock On The Range weekend.

In addition, Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has joined the event’s all-star group of musicians and comedians. Roastmaster Sebastian Bach, Brian Posehn, Craig Gass, Don Jamieson, Finesse Mitchell, Jim Florentine, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan (Taylor’s Slipknot bandmate), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), Pearl Aday, and Scott Ian (Anthrax) will honor and lampoon Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor at the event. Jose Mangin (SiriusXM/Headbangers Ball) will also be on hand to serve as the evening’s official DJ and emcee.

The Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor is the third annual event in Revolver and Guitar World’s Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series.

Tickets for the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor are available starting at $75 (plus fees) at LC Pavilion, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05004C6E9CC8DEE9?brand=promowest. General admission and balcony seating are available. Doors for the May 15 event will open at 8:30 PM, and the Roast begins at 9:00 PM.

A portion of the proceeds from the Monster Energy Roast On The Range With Corey Taylor will benefit MusiCares®, a nonprofit organization founded by The Recording Academy to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, including emergency financial and medical assistance, addiction recovery services, and more.

 

www.RoastOnTheRange.com

 

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Brendon Small Talks ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera’

Brendon Small Talks ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera’

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‘Metalocalypse’ creator Brendon Small had little idea when he chose to combine his loves of music and comedy that they would form one of the biggest underground animated  sensations the world had ever seen, nor did he expect DETHKLOK to become “the world’s greatest cultural force!” Now, both Small and Dethklok stand ready to take on their biggest challenge to date — a full-on, no-holds-barred, over the top rock opera! ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera’ picka 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? Only time will tell! The animated one-hour special, ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera’ airs Sunday, October 27 at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. 

The impressive original score  for the special will be released as a full-length album on October 29, 2013. And this isn’t just your average metal record— this is full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra! The 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). Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns once more to join Brendon and other musicians such as bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani) and Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani) for this epic undetaking. As you can imagine, being the world’s most extreme metal band can be an undertaking in it’s own right. Luckily, we have you covered! Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with creator Brendon Small to discuss the history of the band, his own musical roots, the challenges of composing an animated rock opera and much more!

Brendon Small

Brendon Small

You are a very multi-faceted artist but music is a huge part of what you do. How did music first come into your life?

I was lucky to have parents who got me into lessons early on. That was great and there was always a piano in the house. I took lessons, starting around the time I was seven or eight years old. I didn’t really know what I was going to do with it. Then I saw people playing a keyboard in some school assembly. One of the keyboardists was playing a song by Van Halen or something. That is when I realized, “Oh, you can actually play cool music!” [laughs] I think that was a big eye opener for me as an eight year old. That was probably the first thing. Then something just happened and I am not sure how it happened. I used this line on my old show, “Home Movies,” it goes “The reason I play guitar is because I was a boy from the suburbs and it was my destiny. I had no choice.” [laughs]

There are so many hardcore fans of “Metalocalypse” out there but there are also a lot of people who are just now discovering it. Going all the way back to the beginning, what sparked the idea which would lead to all of this madness?

I had gone to music school awhile back and then got into standup comedy. Through standup comedy, I started to do TV and I made my first show, “Home Movies.” That show lasted for seasons and we had a really good run. At that point, I was trying to figure out what I was going to do next. While I was on my comedy jag, I didn’t know what I was going to do with music anymore. I had put my guitars aside at the time. As more time passed, the more I got excited about my guitars because I was reconnecting with the world of metal. I had grown up with it and listened to it before I got confused by music school. I was really excited in the early 2000s with everything that was going on and found myself falling back in love with my guitar. I was trying to find an excuse to play it all the time. That is how this show came together. I thought “How can I make all of these things come together?” Basically, that is how “Metalocalypse” was made!

Did you have any inkling early on that “Metalocalypse” would have the impact that it has had on its fans?

You can hope that people will gravitate to your project but the main question I think you have to ask yourself as a creator is “Do I connect with this stuff?” or “What do I have to do with this stuff?” If you start liking your own stuff and taking it seriously enough to present it properly, I think people will maybe start liking it. I don’t know! Honestly, I had no idea that anyone would ever watch the show! [laughs] What I did know was that there wasn’t a show like this on TV. That is the only thing I can do as a creative person is to try to do something I don’t think someone else has done.

To what do you attribute the longevity of the project?

I think the network is really cool. We get good ratings, I guess. That gives a little leeway and they have always been up for it. The reason the team and myself keep doing it is because we continue to try and grow the show from previous seasons. We try to make each move a cooler move than the previous one and try to keep the characters and the show moving forward. That for me is why the show continues to exist — it is growing and moving forward. This next incarnation, the hour long rock opera special, is what I had hoped the show would achieve.

An Adventure of Epic Proportions!

An Adventure of Epic Proportions!

“Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera” is a huge milestone for you and your team. Was there anything specific you wanted to achieve with this release?

Yeah. First of all, there was “How do I make an hour long rock opera with this music only and no dialog?” That was just one of the technical things. Also, I thought “I have a story I want to tell and I want to make sure the story works first. If I have the right tone, I am going to put it to music. Not only am I going to put it to music but I am going to get a fifty piece orchestra to play with me! I am going to get a bunch of great musicians to play with me and really treat it the way it needs to be treated with the right respect so it will be the project I hope for it to be.”

How did the writing process for this outing mirror what you have done in the past or become more challenging due to the subject matter of a rock opera?

It is similar in some ways and very different in others. This is so stupid but slowly we re-figured out that if our story isn’t tracking in the outline of the whole thing, then we are screwed and have to go back and fix stuff. We had both instances where it was like “Oh, this is a solid story and it could work.” or “The story is somewhat problematic in the second act and we are probably going to have to go back and fix stuff.” I had a lot of this story in my head and brought it into the two other people I wrote with, Mark Brooks and Janine Ditullio. I pitched them the whole story and in two weeks we weeded it out in a way. I thought for each story point in this thing, there has to be a piece of music. “What piece of music will it be?” was something I was wondering about. I said “Ok, this intro reminds me of the intro of this other rock opera but hopefully we can cover our tracks!” There are moments from “Tommy,” “Evita,” Jesus Christ Superstar” or “Annie.” [laughs] This is the moment from “Annie!” People are going to know it but it was in my mind. That was the normal part, just outlining the thing. The abnormal part was picking each story point as a piece of music. It all started to make sense. The totally different part, which we had never done before, was I went away for a month and a half into my home studio and started writing music. I was going to write the entire piece of music, a gigantic demo, so we could start storyboarding. That is what I did! I gave myself a month and a half and I turned it in mid-April. I played it for everyone and gave everybody the script to read along. Everyone said “This is making sense to us.” That is very rare for us to have that feeling! [laughs] So, we just went from there. Basically, in order this whole thing to start; I had to write forty-six minutes and thirty seconds of music.

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Wow! It is very interesting to hear how the process gets started. It sounds like quite an undertaking to say the very least!

Yeah. It was but you know what? It was fun! As you will see in the rock opera or hear in the soundtrack, the way this music and the whole show works is that the music has to contradict itself. When I write music on the show, the metal music is what people remember. I have one metal moment per episode, pretty much. Everything else is the most not metal thing in the world. You will hear elevator music, source music, some kind of a score or some kind of a stupid plucky song one of the characters sings, followed by really heavy stuff with double kicks, crazy guitar and all that stuff. That is kinda how this rock opera works as well. You hear heavy, light, heavy, light. Not necessarily light but a lot of other styles of music. There are a lot of contradictory styles going on but that is what propels it. If I were a whole hour of metal, I think your ears would get fatigued and you would stop paying attention. This is designed to keep you engaged and the whole thing moving forward.

Brendon Small

Brendon Small

You worked with composer Bear McCreary on this project. How did the collaboration come about and what did you learn from your time together?

We have been friends for a while and his work is amazing. He is a fan of the show and had said “Hey. Have you ever thought about getting an orchestra?” I said “Wouldn’t that be a wonderful world to live in, where we can afford orchestras!” He was like “Well, there is a way to do it and if you ever want to know how to do it, give me a call. He talked me through a lot of the stuff and ways to go about it. At some point, I said “I think I am ready to do this. I think I am ready to get a fifty piece orchestra on this thing!” He was very helpful. He took my music and plus’d it all. He helped arrange and produce the whole orchestral part of the whole thing and added a huge amount, which is great! That is my ultimate thing with the show, “Take my idea. Please! Make it cooler!” [laughs] When I talk to the director, an editor, a compositor or an artist, I have to come to them with something. I could be a sketch of an idea, what a character look like, a description or something. My challenge to each one of these people along the way is “Beat this idea!” Bear definitely brought that to the table. You will hear it. It is really cool. There is no mistaking how cool that stuff sounds. You will hear it right when the whole thing opens!

Looking back on putting this project together, what stands out in your mind as the biggest obstacle or challenge?

The challenge of all animation is that animation does not look good until the last couple of days. You have to get a whole team up and running. Because of the nature of the show, I will do a whole season and then put out a record and tour; we won’t always get the same team of animators. We have to get these guys up and running and change them from guys who are moving characters around to guys who think like actors would. We have to make sure a mood is being conveyed and making sure they understand the script or the story. Sometimes in animation, people will just lift the shots and have to second guess or not know the story but because of the way we do the show, we are editing in one room and in the animators are in the next. That allows us to go over and talk to them to walk them through stuff. Our director, Mark Brooks, will say “Guys, it’s like this… check out this movie.” There are different times where he had to get up and dance for them because we had a musical and we had to have a dance sequence! [laughs] Not only that, we had to have a couple! We had to show them because they are guys who haven’t danced once in their life and we have to show them these ridiculous moves! That was really different! [laughs] The cool thing about doing this is that there are some things that made it easier in some ways. When you are cutting to music, all of a sudden, your story starts flowing! We have known that about “Metalocalypse” from the beginning. We start finding where all the down-beats are and start cross-cutting and using our drums as a guide, it is going to have a really fun energy to it. We still have to make sure our story is completely tracking throughout the whole thing. This is a crazy thing! The main idea for all of “Metalocalypse” is that if we turn it off and just listen to the dialog and the music, does that make sense to us? Can we follow the story? Also, if we turn off the music and look at the visual, can we follow the story? When you and the two together, you get something that is really nice!

Brendon Small Dabbles In The Makeup

Brendon Small dabbles in the face paint.

Obviously, you have covered a lot of ground with “Metalocalypse” on many levels. If there still ground you are looking to cover or something you still are looking to accomplish, not only with the show but on a personal musical level?

I don’t know. That is a good question. I don’t know. I have gotten to fulfill so many things throughout the history of this show from meeting my personal guitar heroes to being able to build guitars with Gibson Guitars to this new special, which is one of the biggest and coolest things yet. Having an orchestra play is a huge deal; not only having them play but having them increase the drama.

Looking back on all you have been able to accomplish in your career, how do you feel you have evolved as an artist?

Good question. I think the one thing you can do as a writer is realize when something isn’t going to work in an early stage or be able to change it sooner and not become married to the idea. I think sometimes that is helpful when you say “Ok, I don’t think that is going to work.” and you are able to move on to another idea quickly. As a musician, I feel like I have the same process from when I started but I may be able to get to the conclusion sooner and I can do it quicker than I did before. I think I can just do stuff faster these days. I am a lucky guy because I get all of these outlets to be creative in a couple of different ways, as a writer, an actor doing the voices and writing the music. This project is really fun to work on because even though I really love metal and making a full metal record, it is really fun to have different styles of music come through. Every person, metal band or band in general listens to different styles of music but you don’t always get to play them. AC/DC has to play AC/DC, ya know! [laughs] They probably like different styles of music but they don’t always get to play them. In this case, I got to play a lot of different styles of music, which is really fun and ridiculous!

What are your plans as far as taking the show on the road? I imagine that will be quite an undertaking.

You have to realize, this is a small group of people who make this show, so coordinating all of this stuff is really crazy. The soundtrack is coming out and that is my main thing because I am financing all of that stuff. The record is finishing being mastered today (10/23/2013). It is going to go up for pre-order a couple days before it comes out and my website will probably reflect all of that stuff. It is all last second! We just turned in the special to the network yesterday (10/22/2013) and it airs on October 26th, but that was the plan! That is how much time we needed. That is how much time I needed to mix and master. It is a small amount of people involved but I have people involved in the touring aspects. I will have news on that soon enough! The way that I pitched this was “This is a rock opera that I would love to be able to animate, put out a record for and tour to picture.” It is definitely its own genre at this point. It is a weird, dramatic, comedy musical, rock opera thing! I don’t know who we would tour with! [laughs] How do you bookend that!

Dethklok creator Brendon Small

Dethklok creator Brendon Small

What do you feel the future holds for Dethklok?

People are asking a lot of stuff. People want to know if this is the shows end and I keep my mouth shut about that stuff because I don’t want to ruin the special. I think if you watch this special, you will know everything you need to know!

You are a guy who always has a ton of irons in the fire. What other projects are on the horizon for you?

I have a lot of stuff I am excited about doing. I am in the middle of a couple different projects right now. Nothing to announce just yet. In the meantime, my favorite thing to do is be creative in different ways. You will find me doing standup in Los Angeles. You will find me performing; I did a one act play this summer. I am just developing and working on stuff, ya know? I just want to beat the last thing I did and try to bring something unique to the table. Like I said earlier, the most exciting thing I can do for myself is put something on TV that I haven’t seen before and I think that is “Metalocalypse.” I want to do more things like that.

I know I have found your work inspiring and I am sure a lot of others do as well. What do you think is the best lesson that can be taken from your life and times?

First of all, thank you very much. That is nice to hear. I think the thing is not to wait for someone to tell you to do something, go it yourself. It is like standup and guitar. Don’t let anyone tell you that they don’t see you as a comedian or a musician or that your fingers are too fat to play fast! [laughs] Those are things I remember hearing in my life and I was like “Hey! FUCK YOU!” [laughs] I think if you want to be a comedian, an actor, a writer or an editor, start doing it today. You are going to suck but you are going to get better. It is like all artwork, you are going to suck but you are going to get better! Guitar is the perfect example, you are going to be terrible when you start out but you are going to get good if you really give a shit! Don’t wait for someone to discover you, start doing it!

Any final thoughts before I let you go today?

The thing I am trying to draw the most attention to is the soundtrack for “Metalocalypse: Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera,” which is coming out October 29th. I am really excited for people to hear it. It is such a fun, roller coaster ride on the ears! I am really excited and very happy with the way it turned out!

Thanks for letting us help spread the word, Brendon! Keep up the amazing work and we will talk soon!

Thank you, man! I really appreciate it!

‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera’  premieres Sunday, October 27 at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. The original score from the special will be released as a full-length album on October 29, 2013.

For more updates on the music and show, follow Brendon Small on Twitter at @_brendonsmall.

The deluxe edition of the original score soundtrack will include and exclusive bonus “making of” featurette with Executive Producer/creator/writer/musician Brendon Small and cast/musicians, available only via www.brendonsmall.com.

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Dethklok’s ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera’ Soundtrack Tracklisting Revealed!

Dethklok’s ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera’ Soundtrack Tracklisting Revealed!

An Event of Epic Proportions!

An Event of Epic Proportions!

DETHKLOK mastermind Brendon Small is pleased to reveal the official METALOCALYPSE: THE DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA soundtrack track listing today! See below for the full list of original score tracks, including the bonus track ‘Blazing Star’, released last week via Loudwire.com at this location. The original score will be released on Tuesday, October 29th.

OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK TRACK LISTING:

1. The Birth/ Fata Sidus Oritur/ One of Us Must Die

2. Magnus and the Assassin

3. Partying around the World

4. Tracking/ Ishnifus and the Challenge

5. How Can I Be a Hero?

6. The Fans are Chatting

7. Abigail’s lullaby

8. Some Time Ago…

9. The Duel

10. I Believe

11. A Traitor Amongst Them

12. Training/ Do it All for My Brother

13. The Answer is in Your Past

14. The Depths of Humanity

15. Givin’ Back to You

16. En Antris et Stella Fatum Cruenti

17. The Crossroads

18. Morte Lumina

19. Blazing Star

20. The DOOMSTAR Orchestra

This isn’t just your average metal record— as mentioned above, this is full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This full-length album features the intense, driving metal that DETHKLOK fans clamor for, as well as 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. Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and DETHKLOK. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK/THE ARISTOCRATS/ JOE SATRIANI), and Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK, FRANK ZAPPA, JOE SATRIANI).

In other DETHKLOK happenings, Adult Swim unveiled a five-minute intro clip of METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA special yesterday via this link: http://video.adultswim.com/metalocalypse/special/. Take a sneak peek at the special now before the air date on Sunday, October 27th! 

METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA airs on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. This once-in-a-lifetime DETHKLOK experience includes special guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

In METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA 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.

More information is coming soon. Please visit www.brendonsmall.com for more information on the music, and www.adultswim.com for information on the television special.

For more updates, follow Brendon Small on Twitter at @_brendonsmall.

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Dethklok’s ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera’ Airs Sunday October 27th

Dethklok’s ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera’ Airs Sunday October 27th

An Event of Epic Proportions!

An Event of Epic Proportions!

In METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM –  A KLOK OPERA 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.

Created by Brendon Small, the animated one-hour special, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERAairs Sunday, October 27 at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. This once-in-a-lifetime DETHKLOK experience includes special guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

Watch a first look of the special HERE.

The original score from METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA will be released as a full-length album on October 29, 2013. And this isn’t just your average metal record— this is full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This 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.

Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and DETHKLOK. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK/THE ARISTOCRATS/ JOE SATRIANI), and Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK, FRANK ZAPPA, JOE SATRIANI).

Creator Brendon Small states, “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.”

Composer Bear McCreary states, “I have been a fan of Metalocalypse for many years, and I am fortunate to call Brendon Small my friend. METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA provided us the opportunity to collaborate that we’d always been looking for. I had a blast helping Brendon realize his vision for a fully-produced orchestral score to accompany his drop-tuned guitars and pounding double kicks.  This opera takes his catchy songwriting to a whole new level, and I was thrilled to help out.”

More information is coming soon. Please visit www.adultswim.com for information on the television special.

For more updates on the music and show, follow Brendon Small on Twitter at @_brendonsmall.

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Brian Posehn’s “The Fartist” To Explode Into Stores On June 25th!

Brian Posehn’s “The Fartist” To Explode Into Stores On June 25th!

Brian Poeshen

Brian Posehn

Comedian and actor Brian Posehn is banging his head to the beat of being a Dad in his most recent stand-up special, The Fartist.” The one-hour special, which premiered on Netflix earlier this year and was directed by Jay Chapman, will be released on DVD and CD by New Wave Dynamics on June 25, 2013.

In The Fartist, Posehn raises the questions every parent needs to ask, such as when’s the right time to tell your kid about Star Wars, or how much should you tip a stripper?

Posehn, one of the most distinctive voices (and faces) in comedy today, has appeared in or written for countless film and TV projects that riff on his angry heavy metal nerd character. He’s appeared in The Sarah Silverman ProgramJust Shoot Me and Five Year Engagement; written for Mr. Show Human Giant, and Metalocalypse; and made himself one of America’s major funny men.

His last two albums have scanned over 40,000 units combined.  He tours, has a weekly podcast – “Nerd Poker,” and writes a comic book for Marvel.

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Insane Clown Posse Unleashes New Infomercial For The Gathering 2011!

Insane Clown Posse Unleashes New Infomercial For The Gathering 2011!

The Insane Clown Posse has just released its 2nd video infomercial to raise awareness for the 12th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, occurring in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois from August 11th through 14th. Charlie Sheen, Dustin Diamond, Flavor Flav, and Juggalo legend Jumpsteady have all been booked to host seperate nights of the main stage at this years Gathering. These four hosts have the magnetic, “larger than life” personalities that are destined to captivate the attendees between sets. Recently added to perform are Paul Wall, Lil Jon, and Bobby Brown.

This year’s Gathering boasts a line-up of talented musicians, intriguing hosts, comedians and wrestlers, which can all be found at www.juggalogathering.com. And to hold true to the Juggalo Gathering’s promise of 24 hour action for four days straight, numerous outrageous events and activities have been planned including: JCW matches, Ms. Juggalette contest, carnival rides, Violent J’s Prince vs. Michael Jackson BBQ, Faygo Wet T-Shirt contest, midway games, 3 Way DJ Battle between Shaggy 2 Dope/Mike E. Clark/DJ Clay, autograph signings, karaoke, seminars, Lovetrain, free style contest, Hogdaddy’s Hellfire, WFuckOff Radio live, sideshows, ABK’s Wake and Bake BYO Breakfast Bash and many more.

For the complete lineup of artists and attractions at this years soon to be memorable 12th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, please visit: www.juggalogathering.com

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Charlie Sheen Keeps Winning! Will Co-Host 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos!

Charlie Sheen Keeps Winning! Will Co-Host 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos!

Charlie Sheen, along with other celebrity hosts, plus additional musical performances and events at the duo’s 12th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, occurring in Cave-In-Rock, IL from August 11th – 14th.

Charlie Sheen, Dustin Diamond, Flavor Flav and one mystery guest have been booked to host separate nights of the main stage performances at the Gathering. These four hosts have the magnetic, “larger than life” personalities that are destined to captivate the attendees between the artists’ sets. And just added to perform are Paul Wall, Lil Jon and Bobby Brown.

This year’s Gathering boasts a line-up of talented musicians, intriguing hosts, comedians and wrestlers, which are provided in lists below. And to hold true to the Juggalo Gathering’s promise of 24 hour action for four days straight, numerous outrageous events and activities have been planned including: JCW matches, Ms. Juggalette contest, carnival rides, Violent J’s Prince vs. Michael JacksonBBQ, Faygo Wet T-Shirt contest, midway games, 3 Way DJ Battle between Shaggy 2 Dope/Mike E. Clark/DJ Clay, autograph signings, karaoke, seminars, Lovetrain, free style contest, Hogdaddy’s Hellfire, WFuckOff Radio live, sideshows, ABK’s Wake and Bake BYO Breakfast Bash and many more.

MAIN MUSICIANS:
Busta Rhymes
MC Hammer
Ice Cube
CKY
Insane Clown Posse
Paris
Bobby Brown
E-40
Paul Wall
Tech N9ne
Lil Jon
DJ Quik
Xzibit
Mastamind
George Clinton
Mystikal
Kittie
Dope
Vanilla Ice
Juvenille
Saliva
Kottonmouth Kings
Twiztid
Blaze
ABK
Boondox
Dark Lotus
Dayton Family
Hed PE

HOSTS:
Charlie Sheen
Flavor Flav
Dustin Diamond
??????

COMEDIANS:
Mick Foley
Brian Posehn
Jimmie “JJ” Walker
Harland Williams

WRESTLERS:
Chyna
Jerry “The King” Lawler
Xpac
Rock-n-Roll Express
Mick Foley
Honky Tonk Man
Rob Conway
“Cowboy” Bob Orton
Scott Hall
Koko B. Ware
Booker T
Sunny
Raven
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Vicera
Terry Funk
Tank Abbott
Hacksaw Jim Duggan

For tickets and more information regarding the Gathering visit: www.juggalogathering.com

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12th Annual Gathering of The Juggalos: Artists and Acts Revealed!

12th Annual Gathering of The Juggalos: Artists and Acts Revealed!

This year’s infomercial for The Gathering of The Juggalos was revealed over the weekend and now there is a full list of artists and performers for you to feast your eyes on! Read on for all the details on the big event and weigh in with you thoughts and opinions in the comment section! Woot, Woot!

That’s right – the small town of Cave-In-Rock, IL definitely has not had enough of the Gathering.  2011 marks the fourth year that Juggalo Gathering has been setting up its temporary, Juggalo metropolis in the open fields and dense forests on the Hog Rock campgrounds, better known as “Hatchet Landings” to the concert attendees.  In fact, the community embraces the massive amount of Juggalos that come each year, which is evident when driving through the area en route to the event.  One can not miss the multiple greeting messages on store fronts and gas station signs, street side stands selling Faygo, and, of course, the infamous Hatchetman logo scattered about the roads and winding dirt pathways.  This welcoming drive sets the “family vacation” mood for what waits for the Juggalos at the entrance to the only music event that’s active 24 hours a day.  Please take a look at what is in store for the 12th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos in our in infomercial: http://youtu.be/5gKE67L97SA

In case one happened to miss any details about the wacky events, impressive artists and random weirdness that will be creating massive buzz in the entertainment world, please read on…

Main Performing Artists:
Busta Rhymes, Ice Cube, Insane Clown Posse, Xzibit, George Clinton, Vanilla Ice, Saliva, Dope, MC Hammer, CKY, Paris, E-40, Tech N9ne, Kittie, Mystikal, Juvenile, Lil Wyte, Kottonmouth Kings, DJ Quick, Twiztid, ABK, Dark Lotus, Blaze, Boondox, DJ Clay, The Dayton Family, and Psychopathic Rydas.

Events/Activities/Other Acts:
**JCW events such as Bloodymania 4, Flashlight Wrestling, Oddball Wrestling, JCW Tryouts, and many wrestlers including Chyna, Xpac, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, Koko B. Ware, Rob Conway, Honky Tonk Man, Terry Funk, Scott Hall, and Rowdy Roddy Piper;

**Scott Tepperman from the SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunter’s International”;
**Stand-up comedy from Jimmy “JJ” Walker, Brian Posehn, Harland Williams, and “Wrestler Night”; and Ladies Oil Wrestling, Psychopathic Karaoke, Ms Juggalette Contest, Helicopter Rides, Camping, Faygo Wet T Shirt Contest, Violent J’s BBQ, Late Night Parties, Carnival Rides, Midway Games, Inflatable Moon Bounces, Open Mic, Seminars, Autograph Signings, Sideshow Attractions, tons of underground bands, plus many more amazingly unusual things to be a part of!

Check out the official trailer for the big event below and weigh in with your thoughts!

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