Soundgarden get animated and meet Dethklok in their first video for more than ten years
Image Credit: Danny ClinchYou’d have to go a long way to find someone who likes the death metal-themed Adult Swim cartoon show Metalocalypse as much as I skreeeeak-ing do. In fact, you might have to go as far as Seattle, or wherever the the assorted members of the recently reformed Soundgarden call home these days. The grunge icons have proven their love by recruiting Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small to oversee the clip for “Black Rain,” a Badmotorfinger-era outtake that features on Soundgarden’s upcoming retrospective CD Telephantasm.
In truth, the video is not as funny as Metalocalypse—or funny at all, really. But it does boast giant monsters, a huge ‘Garden-controlled robot thingummybob, Metalocalypse stars Dethklok, and a nicely epic and phantasmagorical vibe. It also features a hard-to-miss plug for Guitar Hero, the latest version of which—Warriors of Rock—is released September 28 and is initially available for purchase with copies of Telephantasm included.
You’ll find footage from the “Black Rain” video after the break. Take a look, and tell us what you think!
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