Brian Posehn Announces New Album Featuring Members of Slipknot, Slayer, Amon Amarth, and More


Brian Posehn, who is inarguably the most metal comedian we have right now, has announced that he’ll release a new album, the drolly-titled Grandpa Metal, on February 14 via Megaforce. Posehn calls it “the Chinese Democracy of comedy-metal records,” noting that while it took six years to produce, “it didn’t cost thirteen million dollars to make.”

And while Posehn’s past albums have consisted of stand-up and music, it sounds like Grandpa Metal will be 100% music only. For one thing, Posehn has already described at least four tracks…

“There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like Black Metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song.”

For another thing, this album has so many goddamn guest appearances on it, I can’t see how it would have room for any non-musical cuts. Here’s the list of participating metal musicians:

  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Brendon Small (Metalocalypse, Dethklok)
  • Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
  • Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
  • Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
  • Jonathan Donais (Anthrax)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
  • Joe Trohman (The Damned Things, Fall Out Boy)
  • Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
  • Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
  • Jill Janus (Huntress)
  • Pearl Aday (Scott’s spouse and a musician in her own right)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic

Yes, you read that correctly: there is going to be an album that features members of Slipknot, Slayer, and “Weird Al.” What times in which we live!

Below, you can check out the first single from the album — a metal cover of a-ha’s “Take on Me.” The track features Chuck Billy, Rob Cavestany, “Zetro” Souza, and, most hauntingly, Jill Janus, who died last year at the age of 43. Listen:

[via Loudwire]

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