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Comedian and metal maniac Brian Posehn has recruited a huge stable of talent for his upcoming metal album. Legendary musicians like Exodus / Slayer guitarist Gary Holt, Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Soundgarden‘s Kim Thayil and many others will guest on Posehn’s latest comedy / metal release.
Brian Posehn made us all laugh back in 2006 with his “Metal by Numbers” video which bashed generic emo and “core” genres of modern metal. It was featured on the album Live In: Nerd Rage, which was followed by 2010’s Fart and Wiener Jokes, which also featured a couple of metal tunes. Posehn’s 2013 comedy album, The Fartist, didn’t delve into metal music, but Posehn’s next release promises to bring the heavy.
Posehn is collaborating with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Metalocalypse’s Brendon Small on writing the album. In an interview with Metal Injection, Posehn spoke about the people he’s recruited, and is still trying to recruit, for the album:
It’s taking forever but Anthrax is just finishing up their next record, it’s coming out in February. We’re using the same producer, [Jay Ruston]. We’ve been doing it for a while. It’s all written and most of the tracks are done. It’s just tweaking now. Scott and I wrote it with the help of Brendon Small from ‘Metalocalypse,’ he wrote some songs too. It’s really close to being done and once we have it done, we’ll figure out when it’s coming out and all that.
We’re putting it out through Megaforce, which, as a metal fan is crazy. I’m doing something for that label 30 years after loving that label.
I’ve been talking with Jay [Ruston] and after I finish promoting this movie, he and I are going to finish up what we can. We’re trying to get Phil Anselmo to do a guest part. We have a bunch of guests already. Alex Skolnick did a solo. Gary Holt did a solo. Kim Thayil from Soundgarden is doing a thing. So a bunch of badass guys are doing parts. And, I’m also using other vocalists, as I’ve done before. I had Mark Osegueda of Death Angel do ‘More Metal Than You’ with me, because I can’t scream. So, we have guys like Chuck Billy [Testament vocalist] coming in. I wrote a thing for Phil [Anselmo] to do and Phil said he’d do it, it’s just nailing him down and getting him in LA. And that’ll be it. Once we get those final touches down, we can put the record to bed.
Check out Metal Injection’s full interview with Brian Posehn in the clip above!
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