will air a one-hour special called "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem a Klok Opera
" on October 27, with a brand new special album to follow.But unlike your usual episodes of the animated metal fantasy, it will feature a 50-piece orchestra alongside Dethklok
for something really special. Check out the trailer below for a sample of the orchestral-inspired episode."This is not like anything we've ever done,"
says creator Brendon Small
. "This is a full blown musical- metal combined with symphonic passages, classic musical theatre, high stakes drama, emotional moments, and yes totally ridiculous comedy. I drew from all of my influences to make this the most unique project I could dream of. This is easily the best thing we’ve ever done with the show and the music. I can't wait for you to hear it."
Voice talent in the episode will include Jack Black
, "Star Wars
" star Mark Hamill
, Malcolm McDowell
, and even Cannibal Corpse
's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher
, according to Metal Insider
.Check out a preview of the animated special right here:
What do you think of the potential for an orchestral mashup with Dethklok? Let us know if you like it below.