Brendon Small — mastermind behind the metal band Dethklok and the man with the whiter than white Gibson Flying V — has been teasing a new chapter of his popular Galaktikon saga for months. After over two years writing and recording, he has announced its August release.

The press release says: “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. In addition to Brendon Small on vocals and guitar, the album will feature acclaimed musicians and Dethklok alum Bryan Beller (bass; The Aristocrats, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai) and Gene Hoglan (drums; Testament, Death, Dark Angel). Galaktikon II: Become The Storm was co-produced by Small and Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Ulrich Wild, who also worked behind the board on the Dethklok albums.

“This record is a combination of all the sounds I've been making throughout my creative life,” says Small. “It’s as heavy as I want it to be and melodic as I want it to be — it's the bigger, darker record I wanted to hear. And what a way to celebrate my ten-year anniversary of making metal with Gene, Bryan and Ulrich, some of the best in the industry. I'm excited to have it live inside listeners' heads and let their imaginations take over!”

Albatross Funnybooks will also publish a Galaktikon! six-issue series of comic books in August. The series will be co-written by Small.

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