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Unleashing the ‘Metalocalypse’: Humanity’s Peril in the First ‘Army of the Doomstar’ Trailer

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Get ready to immerse yourself in the thunderous tunes of Dethklok once more. While the series may have bid farewell to Max, Metalocalypse is making a grand return with its direct-to-video film, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar. Warner Bros. Entertainment has unveiled the highly anticipated trailer for this heavy metal extravaganza, where the imminent destruction of humanity looms on the horizon. Brace yourselves, as the Metalocalypse has descended, leaving the fate of the world in the hands of the planet’s mightiest metal band and seventh-largest economy. Nathan Explosion (Brendan Small) and his comrades raise the devil horns one final time as the film graces our screens on August 22.

Picking up after the events of Metalocalypse’s gripping finale, The Doomstar Requiem, Army of the Doomstar thrusts Dethklok’s frontman, Nathan Explosion, into a tumultuous whirlwind of personal and professional chaos. As revealed in the trailer, he must conquer his fears and haunting memories as the malevolent Doomstar hurtles toward Earth. Each passing day draws the planet closer to a post-apocalyptic nightmare, with only Salacia (Mark Hamill) possessing knowledge of the unspeakable horrors that lie in wait. Only Dethklok possesses the power to avert this cataclysmic event, but they must unleash the mythical “Song of Salvation” to do so.

However, the trailer highlights a significant challenge: nobody knows anything about the “Song of Salvation” beyond its existence and its potential to save the world. The chosen performer must execute every detail flawlessly, from each individual note to the precise runtime, lest “the world be bathed in blood” and all that is good be undone. Talk about pressure. Nathan Explosion must overcome his bruised ego, unite his bandmates, and confront the ultimate evil—Salacia.

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With Metalocalypse’s revival comes a fresh dose of headbanging tracks. Army of the Doomstar will feature not just one, but two full albums, including Dethalbum IV, the latest offering from Dethklok, containing the band’s first batch of new songs in nearly a decade. Alongside the trailer, a lyric video for one of the tracks, “Aortic Desecration,” has also been released, satisfying the eager fans who can’t wait to rock out once again. Dethalbum IV will be unleashed alongside the film and is currently available for pre-saving or pre-ordering on vinyl through Mondo. The second album, slated for release shortly after the film on August 25, will serve as the official soundtrack, showcasing additional songs and the original score. Moreover, Army of the Doomstar will include a special featurette, featuring Small, the creative team behind Metalocalypse, and several musicians, as they delve into the making of this Adult Swim classic and the inspiration behind it.

Metalocalypse made its debut on Adult Swim in 2006, courtesy of co-creators Small and Tommy Blacha, and has since become a cherished gem among adult animation enthusiasts. It joins the ranks of three beloved series slated for feature film adaptations, following in the footsteps of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Venture Bros., with the latter also receiving its sequel film later this year. Army of the Doomstar boasts a stellar ensemble of returning cast members, guest stars, and musicians, including Small, Blacha, Hamill, Victor Brandt, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, King Diamond, Kirk Hammett, Jon Hamm, Scott Ian, Amy Lee, Malcolm McDowell, Juliet Mills, Laraine Newman, Raya Yarbrough, and Livia Zita.

Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar arrives digitally and on Blu-ray on August 22. To further commemorate this momentous occasion, Dethklok, featuring Small and the legendary drummer Gene Hoglan among its ranks, will embark on a tour alongside kawaii metal pioneers BABYMETAL, beginning on August 30. Feast your eyes on the trailer below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about metalocalypse

What is “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar”?

“Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar” is a direct-to-video film and continuation of the popular animated series Metalocalypse. It follows the story of Dethklok, the world’s biggest metal band, as they face the imminent threat of the Doomstar and strive to save humanity from destruction.

When will “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar” be released?

The film is set to be released on August 22. It will be available digitally and on Blu-ray.

What is the premise of the film?

After the events of the series’ finale special, “The Doomstar Requiem,” Dethklok’s frontman, Nathan Explosion, finds himself in the midst of personal and professional turmoil. The Doomstar approaches Earth, bringing the planet closer to a post-apocalyptic hellscape. Dethklok is tasked with playing the legendary “Song of Salvation” to prevent the cataclysmic event.

Will there be new music in “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar”?

Yes, the film will feature two full albums of new music. “Dethalbum IV” by Dethklok will be released alongside the film, offering the band’s first new songs in almost a decade. Additionally, an official soundtrack for the film will be released shortly after its premiere, featuring more songs and the original score.

Who are some of the notable cast members and musicians involved?

The film features returning cast members and guest stars, including Brendan Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, King Diamond, Kirk Hammett, Jon Hamm, Scott Ian, Amy Lee, Malcolm McDowell, Juliet Mills, Laraine Newman, Raya Yarbrough, and Livia Zita.

Is there any additional content or special features?

Yes, the film will include a special featurette that explores the making of “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar” and offers insights from Brendan Small, the creative team, and several musicians involved.

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MetalFan87 June 23, 2023 - 4:46 am

omg dis is da best news evr!!! Metalocalypse back wif Dethklok in Army of the Doomstar!! I cnt w8 2 rock out 2 their new album! Preorderin vinyl now! m/

GuitarShredder83 June 23, 2023 - 6:38 am

Dude, Metalocalypse is comin’ back in a big way! Stoked for the new tracks in Dethalbum IV. Gonna crank up the volume and air guitar like there’s no tomorrow. Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar is gonna be epic!

AnimationAddict June 23, 2023 - 12:19 pm

Metalocalypse has always been a gem of adult animation, and Army of the Doomstar looks like a promising continuation. Excited to see the talented voice cast and musicians involved. Adult Swim classics never disappoint!

RocknRollQueen June 23, 2023 - 3:04 pm

Yasss, Metalocalypse is my jam! So hyped for Army of the Doomstar! Gonna unleash my inner headbanger and join Dethklok on their mission to save the world. Can’t wait for the epic metal music and the badass trailer got me pumped!

MegaMetalHead June 23, 2023 - 7:47 pm

Dethklok + Metalocalypse = Pure awesomeness! The “Song of Salvation” sounds like a wild ride, man. Can Nathan Explosion and the gang save us from doom? The anticipation is killing me! Rock on, m/


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