Machinima and Avenged Sevenfold Producing ‘Metalocalypse’-Like Animated Series
Machinima has teamed up with rock band Avenged Sevenfold to produce a new animated series for the network’s HappyHour channel. “Hail to the King” will run for six episodes and will tell the “story of of Death Bat” — the band’s longtime logo. The series will be directed by Joe Schnepp, a producer on Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse,” and will air later this fall.
“Hail to the King” is also the name of Avenged Sevenfold’s upcoming album, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on August 27. Music from the album will be featured in the series.
Gaming culture is familiar territory for the band, which had its music and likeness appear in the popular “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” video game.
Check out the trailer: