Dethklok, ‘Blazing Star’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
Dethklok, everybody’s favorite animated metal band, are taking their music to new heights with the band’s ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera.’ The epic event will air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on Oct. 27, but we’ve the exclusive premiere of an extra song, ‘Blazing Star,’ which will only be available on the opera’s full-length soundtrack, which is set for an Oct. 29 release.
The audio version of Dethklok’s ‘Doomstar Requiem’ will feature the bonus track ‘Blazing Star’ (listen below) along with orchestral movements produced by Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary. There will also be a “making of” feature included with the album.
Players on the soundtrack also include legendary drummer Gene Hoglan, bassist Bryan Beller from Joe Satriani‘s band and guitarist Mike Keneally, who has performed with both Joe Satriani and Frank Zappa.
“This is not like anything we’ve ever done,” says Small. “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.”
McCreary also offered a comment on the new project. “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.”
‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera,’ the animated one-hour special, will air on Oct. 27 at Midnight. The Dethklok opera features a 50-piece orchestra and specials guests Jack Black, Star Wars’ Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher of Cannibal Corpse.
Check out the exclusive premiere of ‘Blazing Star’ below! Be sure to catch ‘Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera’ on Oct. 27 at midnight ET and buy the album on Oct. 29. For more information on the special, head over to Adult Swim and follow Brendon Small on Twitter.
Dethklok, ‘Blazing Star’