Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small will release his brand new, high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm, tomorrow, August 25 via Megaforce Records/MRI. Today, Brendon is gifting fans a stream of the full album an entire day early! Listen to the full stream now, exclusively via A.V. Club: http://www.avclub.com/blast-off-with-an-exclusive-stream-of-the-new-album-fro-1798390848
Brendon Small says: “I’m very excited for people to finally hear this record. It’s chock full of exactly what I wanted it to have – unrestrained story, melody, and heaviness. I’m blown away at the positive response to this project already and I can’t wait for your imaginations to go wild.”
Release week is full of activities, as previously announced, including a FREE in-store signing of issue #1 of the GALAKTIKON! comic at the legendary Meltdown Comics tonight (7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA)! Onsite, attendees will also be able to purchase merchandise and pre-order Galaktikon II: Become The Storm. Then tomorrow, on release day at 10:30 PM, Hollywood Improv (8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA) will present a special BAKED Comedy and Music Galaktikon II: Become The Storm Record Release Party, hosted by Brendon Small and comedian Steve Agee. Further appearances and performances will be made by Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, famed vocalist Pearl Aday, seasoned session musician of Dethklok touring fame Mike Keneally, Survivor‘sWalter Ino, musician Joe Travers, and comedian Tom Lennon. The show is 18+ to enter and tickets are $15. Tickets and more details can be found here: http://bit.ly/2x5ieoV A Facebook invite is located here.
Brendon will also take part in a Reddit AMA (via /r/IAmA) on Saturday, August 26 at 1:00pm Pacific time. Brendon will answer fan questions and discuss Galaktikon II: Become The Storm and other projects.
Galaktikon II: Become The Storm is available to order in all digital and physical formats (including vinyl/picture disc) at the links below, with “My Name Is Murder” is available as an instant grat download when you pre-order via iTunes and Amazon.You can also stream “My Name Is Murder” now via Brendon Small’s official YouTube channel here. In addition, another new track – “Nightmare” – is available via iTunes/Amazon, only as an instant grat with pre-order.
Galaktikon II: Become The Storm pre-orders:
Physical CD – http://amzn.to/2rEStNd
Original Vinyl – http://amzn.to/2rUyRV3
Picture Disc Vinyl – http://amzn.to/2se7W3Q
While online, make sure to catch the first three episodes of the Galaktikon II: Become The Storm behind-the-scenes video series. More will be released soon:
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/PccBiWkKdXY
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/Q3Zhmc1JR0g
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/kAG_ISreNvk
Galaktikon II: Become The Storm follows the space-age theme of 2012’s original Galaktikonalbum, with a conceptual storyline and a heavier, darker, more brutal sound.In addition to Brendon Small and Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Ulrich Wild (who also worked on the Dethklok albums), Galaktikon II: Become The Storm features the distinct rhythmic powers of drum legend Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel) and bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai). With uncapped time and creativity on their side, the aforementioned artists have created a heavy metal opus that Dethklok fanatics will covet and newcomers to the world of Brendon Small will add to the top of their playlists.
Galaktikon II: Become The Storm digital/CD track listing:
1. Some Days Are For Dying
2. Icarus Six Sixty Six
3. The Agenda
4. The Ocean Galaktik
5. My Name Is Murder
6. Become The Storm
8. Could This Be The End
9. To Kill A God
11. Rebuilding A Planet
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