Last week, Brendon Small – the mastermind behind massive metal band Dethklok and albums The Dethalbum, Dethalbum II, Dethalbum III andMetalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – announced that he will release his upcoming high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm, on August 25, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI.
While fans await a further taste of the music sampled last week, pre-orders for digital and all physical formats have become available. In addition, Small is releasing more album details such as track listing, more album art and picture disc vinyl.
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
Right now, fans can enter to win an exclusive, extra special test-pressing of the original vinyl, simply by following/subscribing to any one of four (or all) Galaktikon social media pages: Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook. Once following, simply share a post about the record and hashtag #GALAKTIKONII and you’re automatically entered to win! It’s that easy! The winner will be announced June 30.
Galaktikon II: Become The Storm digital/CD track listing:
In addition to co-production by Brendon Small and Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Ulrich Wild (who also worked on the Dethklok albums), Galaktikon II: Become The Stormfeatures the distinct rhythmic powers of drum legend Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel) and bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai). They’re each thrilled to deliver this highly-anticipated record to the world!
Bryan Beller says: “I really think that Galaktikon II: Become The Storm is the evolution of Brendon Small’s musicality in all its forms – melodic, conceptual, operatic, brutal – that was carefully pressure-formed into this extreme rock and metal diamond that sounds totally unique, and tells a musical story that only he can tell. Bass-wise, Brendon and I worked together on the whole thing when we were cutting it, and we experimented both tonally and harmonically until we felt we had the right stuff in the right spot as the glue between his twenty million guitars and Gene Hoglan’s signature metal style and feel. As always, I’m super proud to be a part of this, and I think fans will really dig it!”
Gene Hoglan adds: “I’m extremely proud to be the drum dude on the album of the year, Brendon Small’s Galaktikon II: Become The Storm. It really does encapsulate Brendon’s approach towards music over the years into an incredible amalgamation of his style, as well as mine. The ferocity of Dethklok, the melody of Galaktikon, and the grandeur of The Doomstar Requiem are all supremely represented in this kick ass record and I, for one, deem it to be required listening for anyone demanding that the music they listen to be ball-crushingly glorious.”
Galaktikon II: Become The Storm follows the space-age theme of 2012’s original Galaktikon album, with a conceptual storyline and a heavier, darker, more brutal sound.With the above-mentioned musicians behind the project, it comes as no surprise that Galaktikon II: Become The Storm is a welcomed transformation and expansion of the sound that put Brendon Small on the musical map. With uncapped time and creativity on their side, Small & Co. were able to reach above and beyond what fans have come to expect. Galaktikon II: Become The Storm proves to be Small’s most commanding release yet.
Elsewhere in the universe of Brendon Small…
– Brendon Small will take part in Brendon Small’s Galaktikon Guitar Camp, scheduled from July 31-August 4, 2017 at The Paul Green Rock Academy in Saugerties, NY (1293 Route 212, a 20 minute drive from Woodstock). Join Small for a week-long guitar intensive where he will cover technique, recording, theory and developing your own voice on the instrument. Included with every package is a one on one guitar lesson Small himself. Visit this link for daily times and pricing: http://rockacademy.com/camps/
– It was recently announced that Albatross Funnybooks will release GALAKTIKON!, a six-issue series of comic books launching this August based on the original Galaktikon album. Albatross just announced that the book will hit stores on August 2. The series will be written by Brendon Small and five-time Eisner Award winner and Albatross founder Eric Powell. Powell will also be contributing cover art with interior art by Steve Mannion of Fearless Dawn and Spook House.
– Brendon Small recently collaborated with producer/DJ Flying Lotus on new versions of his tracks “North Star3” and “You And Your Friends Are Dead”. Listen via Flying Lotus‘ Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/
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