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Comedian and actor dropping metal album in early 2020 called "Grandpa Metal"

Album includes members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Soundgarden, and more

By Angela Garrity, Guest blogger

It’s not that Brian Posehn needed to add one more talent to his overflowing bucket, but we were certainly glad to hear he did when this news dropped last week. If you haven’t heard or have been too busy reading through your vast collection of comic books, comedian and actor Brian Posehn is dropping a metal album and he brought a whole lot of friends to support the project.

Comedian Brian Posehn is shown on stage doing stand-up comedy
Photo: Loudwire/Getty Images

Consequence of Sound reports that the album will release around Valentine’s Day 2020, and features members of Slipknot, Fall Out Boy, Steel Panther, Amon Amarth, Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Soundgarden, and more. It also cranks up the strange with an appearance from “Weird Al” Yankovic, a metal cover of the 80’s new wave hit “Take on Me” by A-ha as well as a version of Ylvis’ “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)”

Posehn talks about taking on the beloved 80s classic and making it his own.

“I honestly feel that every good song would be better if it were heavy metal,” Posehn said in a press release, “and I think I proved my case with ‘Take on Me.’ It’s such a catchy song, it’s so cool, but I always thought if it had three guitars instead of a keyboard, it would be even cooler.”

You have to hear it to believe it.

For the full album, entitled Grandpa MetalPosehn said, “I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.”

We are so glad you did, Brian.

If you’ve read this far and still don’t know who Posehn is, you might need to rethink a few things in your life. He is best known for playing awkward characters in such films and TV shows as The Sarah Silverman Project, Big Bang Theory, The Devil’s Rejects, and Mr. Show with Bob and David. He recently emerged in the pilot episode of The Mandalorian. Yeah, that guy.

Pre-orders are available now for Grandpa Metal. Add it to your wishlist now and thank us later.

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