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Adult Swim’s ‘Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar’ and DETHKLOK Tour Set

The hugely popular series’ on-screen band kicks off a nationwide tour ahead of the all-new animated feature film’s release later this year.

Adult Swim has announced its original animated feature, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar, based on the hugely popular series, is slated for release later this year, along with the companion soundtrack and Dethalbum IV. In addition, the show’s on-screen band DETHKLOK will add to the film’s pre-release excitement with a nationwide tour beginning August 30.

The movie begins after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth; DETHKLOK front-man Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a BRUTAL professional and romantic flat-spin, all while 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?

Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar is written and directed by Brendon Small (Metalocalypse) and produced by Titmouse, Adult Swim, and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film stars Small; Tommy Blacha; Victor Brandt (Metalocalypse); Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (Grammy Award-winning musician); King Diamond (King Diamond; Mercyful Fate); Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series; The Machine); Kirk Hammett (Metallica); Jon Hamm (Confess, Fletch; Top Gun: Maverick); Scott Ian (Anthrax); Amy Lee (Evanescence); Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange); Juliet Mills (Passions); Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live); Raya Yarbrough (Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem - a Klok Opera), and Livia Zita (2022 winner - Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award).

Metalocalypse, created by Small and Blacha, premiered on Adult Swim in 2006.

“It’s very surreal having so much new Metalocalypse & DETHKLOK this year with the trifecta of the tour, movie, and album,” said Small. “I’m so excited to get on the road with the powerful BABYMETAL and to celebrate all the hard work that team Metalocalypse and DETHKLOK put in over the last two years and beyond!”

DETHKLOK Tour 2023 kicks off their 29-date national tour on August 30 with Japanese Kawaii metal pioneers BABYMETAL as co-headliners and virtuoso guitarist Jason Richardson as support.

Check out tour dates and tickets here.

Source: Adult Swim

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.