Dethklok Returning with New Metalocalypse Film and Dethalbum IV
Adult Swim‘s beloved animated series Metalocalypse is returning with Dethklok set to bring a new Metalocalypse film and Dethalbum IV. The on-screen band is also kicking off a nationwide tour and soundtrack. The tour will start on August 30th per the press release with Babymetal co-headlining and Jason Richardson joining as support. The Babyklok tour will also be making stops at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Louder Than Life, and Aftershock.
Later this year, the feature film Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar will make its way to Metalheads with Brendon Small writing and directing the film. The film will be produced by Titmouse, Adult Swim, and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film will star Small alongside Tommy Blacha, Victor Brandt, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, King Diamond, Mark Hamill, Kirk Hammett, Jon Hamm, Scott Ian, Amy Lee, Malcolm McDowell, Juliet Mills, Laraine Newman, Raya Yarbough, and Livia Zita.
The synopsis for Army of the Doomstar reads:
“The all-new animated movie begins after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth; DETHKLOK frontman Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a BRUTAL professional and romantic flat-spin, all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge to save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?”
Small shared their feelings about bringing the trifecta of Metalocalypse to fans this year, saying:
“It’s very surreal having so much new ‘Metalocalypse’ & DETHKLOK this year with the trifecta of the tour, movie and album. I’m so excited to get on the road with the powerful BABYMETAL, and to celebrate all the hard work that team ‘Metalocalypse’ & DETHKLOK put in over the last two years and beyond!”
Along with the highly-anticipated release of the film, WaterTower Music will be releasing the soundtrack to the film as well as Dethalbum IV near the launch of the film to bring fans into the MetalVerse ahead of the film’s premiere. In the meantime, fans can check out Dethklok‘s Metalocalypse: Dethklock Complete Collection playlists to summon the metal gods.
Check out the tour dates below: