The wait for new music from Brendon Small is almost over. The genius behind Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse has just revealed that the highly anticipated follow-up to Galaktikon will be hitting stores on August 25th. What can we expect? Brendon told Nerdist.com that Galaktikon II: Become the Storm is “more of a Frank Herbert intergalactic war story with a splash of Flash Gordon high-stakes drama. A planet divided, coming together to defeat something bigger. Can music bring an embattled planet together? Or are people really attracted to the calm lure of evil? But in retrospect this could also fit the Lovecraft world. There is dread, there is manipulation of senses, etc.”
What can we expect musically? Brendon adds, “This record is a combination of all the sounds I’ve been making throughout my creative life. t’s as heavy as I want it to be and melodic as I want it to be – it’s the bigger, darker record I wanted to hear. And what a way to celebrate my 10 year anniversary of making metal with Gene, Bryan and Ulrich, some of the best in the industry. I’m excited to have it live inside listeners’ heads and let their imaginations take over!”
Check out the quick teaser for Galaktikon II: Become the Storm below, and stay tuned for more details coming soon!