METALOCALYPSE Creator BRENDON SMALL Says He Was Influenced By METALLICA's Some Kind Of Monster Film - "You Didn't Expect Them To Be Real People"; Video
September 21, 2023, 3 months ago
The long-awaited return of Adult Swim’s favorite heavy metal adventure, Metalocalypse, recently arrived with an all-new, full-length animated movie. Written and directed by series co-creator Brendon Small, Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar brings the heaviest metal band ever created back together again for an action-packed journey. The movie is available to purchase digitally and on Blu-ray disc.
A new episode of The SDR Show featuring Brendon Small is now available wherever you get your podcasts. Watch below.
Some highlights of the interview include:
- He’s working on a pilot for a new show, Barbarian Chronicle, which he describes as Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Lord or the Rings.
- How his work at a jingle house helped him write songs for the show.
- His desire to be the first to make a metal show before someone comes along and screws it up.
- The similarity between broadway and death metal.
- How drummer Gene Hoglan is integral to his touring band as he’s able to figure out the crazy drum parts.
- His love of Huey Lewis.
When asked about how Metallica's Some Kind Of Monster film was an influence, Small says: “The film was so inspiring - it gets into the reality of being in a metal band, and I watch it twice a year. You didn’t expect them to be real people.”
Part of the GaS Digital Network, The SDR Show is an audio/video podcast hosted by radio personality Ralph Sutton and comedian Big Jay Oakerson. Launched just over five years ago, The SDR Show is often in the top fifty comedy interview podcasts on iTunes, was selected as one of the first podcasts on Spotify, and is available on Google Play, iHeartRadio, and www.theSDRshow.com. Recent guests include musicians Peter Frampton, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper, DMC of Run DMC, and Shaggy; comedians Ray Romano, Thomas Lennon, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Sussie Essman, and Mario Cantone; and notable personalities including Mark Cuban, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Daymond John.
Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar is available to purchase digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. Blu-Ray Disc is available to purchase online and in-store at major retailers.
Synopsis: 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?
Special Features Include: Behind the Metal Curtain (Featurette) – Dive deep into the making of Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar with interviews with show co-creator Brendon Small and his team of writers, animators, and musicians as they share the inspirations behind turning the hit Adult Swim series into its first feature film.