Tenacious D – New album on it’s way
Written by deathbymosh on September 22, 2018
The intrepid hard (acoustic) metal adventurers Jack Black and Kyle Gass are returning in November with a new album and television series, in the long awaited return of Tenacious D. The follow up to 2012’s Rise of the Fenix has been announced for November second and will accompany a six part mini series that will be featured on the band’s YouTube channel.
For the album’s reported 21 song tracklist the pair are joined on drums by a newcomer and relative unknown by the name of Dave Grohl.
The web series will begin on September 28 and a new episode will be uploaded weekly until the album’s official release date of November 2. Each episode will feature tracks from the album accompanied by hand drawn animation by Jack Black and with the characters voiced by their Tenacious D counterparts.
The theme of the album plays into the traditional themes of heavy metal, described by the band as:
“’Post-Apocalypto’ finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb.
Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950s refrigerator), the dup quickly learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent – for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world.
With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried and true daddy issues ‘Post-Apocalypto’ is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators. The songs are damn good too.”
While the idea of a ‘political’ bent to a Tenacious D album sounds god awful, we have to accept that in the current climate it seems that there is nothing that is allowed to be untainted by such a stink. We will reserve judgement until the album arrives and we can have a proper listen.