Standard Vinyl Edition / Also Available on Picture Disc Vinyl
Brendon Small – the mastermind behind massive metal band Dethklok - returns with a new chapter in his popular Galaktikon saga, the high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm. In addition to co-production by Small and Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Ulrich Wild, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm features the distinct rhythmic powers of drum legend Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel) and bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai).
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. With the above-mentioned musicians behind the project, it comes as no surprise that Galaktikon II: Become The Storm is a welcomed transformation and expansion of the sound that put Brendon Small on the musical map. With uncapped time and creativity on their side, Small & Co. were able to reach above and beyond what fans have come to expect. Galaktikon II: Become The Storm proves to be Small's most commanding release yet.
Bryan Beller says: "I really think that Galaktikon II: Become The Storm is the evolution of Brendon Small's musicality in all its forms – melodic, conceptual, operatic, brutal – that was carefully pressure-formed into this extreme rock and metal diamond that sounds totally unique, and tells a musical story that only he can tell. Bass-wise, Brendon and I worked together on the whole thing when we were cutting it, and we experimented both tonally and harmonically until we felt we had the right stuff in the right spot as the glue between his twenty million guitars and Gene Hoglan's signature metal style and feel."
Gene Hoglan adds: "I'm extremely proud to be the drum dude on the album of the year, Brendon Small's Galaktikon II: Become The Storm. It really does encapsulate Brendon's approach towards music over the years into an incredible amalgamation of his style, as well as mine. The ferocity of Dethklok, the melody of Galaktikon, and the grandeur of The Doomstar Requiem are all supremely represented in this kick ass record and I, for one, deem it to be required listening for anyone demanding that the music they listen to be ball-crushingly glorious."