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Metalocalpyse is coming back in a two-fold event. First, the release of the METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA album will be released on October 29th, two days AFTER METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA hour long special premiers on AdultSwim, Sunday October 27th @ Midnight. The last time we interviewed Brendan Small before the last Metalocalypse tour was a blast, and hopefully we’ll curry some favor with the metal gods so we can have him back for a chat about this new album and the special.

The Album

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— 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).

Also, you can check out the release of the single “Blazing Star” on Loudwire.com and as always, For more updates, follow Brendon Small on Twitter.

The Show

METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA airs on 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.

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.