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DETHKLOK: They’re ‘Right In The Middle’ Of Making The ‘Metalocalypse’ Movie

"Metalocalypse" co-creator Brendon Small recently gave an update on the feature film based on the hit animated series.


Metalocalypse” co-creator Brendon Small recently gave an update on the feature film based on the hit animated series.

The movie will be released globally on Blu-ray/DVD and on digital transactional video on demand (TVOD) and electronic sell through (EST) for a 90-day exclusive window, followed by premieres on HBO Max and Adult Swim.

Speaking to radio station 93.3 WMMR in Philadelphia, Small said: “I can tell you… what has already been released, which is that we are making a feature ‘Metalocalypse‘ movie, and that’s what we’re in production on right now. So we’re right in the middle of making the movie, so all the questions that were still lingering after ‘The Doomstar Requiem‘ — a one-hour long rock opera special — are being answered… I don’t wanna say too much about it, but it’s a very big project. We’re all excited to be knee deep in it right now.”

When pressed for a release date, he commented with a smile: “That will be up to [Adult Swim] to discern. I just know that I’ve still got work to do.”

Metalocalypse” first aired on Adult Swim back in 2003 and featured four seasons in total. Brandon Small also produced four albums by the show’s fictional band DETHKLOK, which have sold over one million units.

The “Metalocalypse” movie synopsis is as follows: “The power-hungry Tribunal unveils their secret and deadly ‘Falconback Project’ as the world grows in embattled chaos and the menacing Doomstar breaches the Earth’s atmosphere while the mysterious and twisted dissent of a band member threatens the future of DETHKLOK. Picking up directly after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth: Can DETHKLOK choose between their egos and the greater good of the world to embark on a gauntlet of dangers that will try their very souls and finally write the song that will be their salvation?”

The new movie is created by Small and Tommy Blancha with an official soundtrack to be released on WaterTower Music.

DETHKLOK are set to co-headline the 2022 Adult Swim Festival Block Party, set to take place August 5-7 across four venues — The Fillmore, The Foundry, Punch Line and Brooklyn Bowl — in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DETHKLOK will play on August 7 at The Fillmore.