The most brütal metal band to ever walk the animated world is coming back to your TV sets in just a few weeks! Dethklok will be brought back on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight EST for a one-hour special entitled Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera. The special follows the season four finale in which guitarist Toki Wartooth was abducted. With his life in danger, will his four selfish bandmates come to his rescue?
The special will feature guest appearances from Jack Black, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Hamill, and Cannibal Corpse‘s “George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.
Also, just two days after the special, the original score, which features a 50-piece orchestra, will be released. The orchestral movements will be produced by Dethklok creator Brendon Small and composer Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead).
Head on below for a teaser trailer, comments from Small and McCreary, and the poster for the show.
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.”