‘Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar’ Trailer Launched, Hear New Dethklok Song “Aortic Desecration”


August 22nd has been set as the release date for the new ‘Metalocalypse‘ animated film, ‘Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar‘. That new feature-length spinoff of the Adult Swim series was written and directed by ‘Metalocalypse‘ co-creator Brendon Small. It will be made available on digital and Blu-ray formats on that date. The official trailer for that film debuted online today and can be viewed below.

Per an official press release, the film will feature the following plot:

‘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: write the SONG OF SALVATION and 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?’

Numerous metal stars will appear in the film, including:

King Diamond
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Scott Ian (Anthrax, etc.)
Amy Lee (Evanescence)

Two new albums from the real-life incarnation of Dethklok will be arriving in conjunction with the film. First up is the band’s new album “Dethalbum IV“, which will also see a release on August 22nd. You can pre-order that here. The soundtrack to the film, featuring the score and additional tracks from the outfit, will emerge a few days later on August 25th.

The song “Aortic Desecration” from “Dethalbum IV” is first up to bat. A lyric video for it has just been released, with the song serving as the first new music from the group in nearly a decade. Dethklok will also be mounting a co-headlining tour with BABYMETAL this summer/fall, dates for which can be found below. That run will find All That Remains guitarist Jason Richardson opening.

08/30 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
08/31 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/02 Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
09/03 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
09/05 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
09/06 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/08 Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
09/09 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
09/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
09/14 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
09/15 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/17 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
09/18 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
09/20 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
09/21 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/24 Milwaukee, MN – The Rave/Eagles Club
09/25 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
09/27 St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
09/28 Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
09/30 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/03 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
10/04 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/08 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
10/10 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theater
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater

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