Before the phrase “metal comedian” actually meant anything, Brian Posehn was one. Signing to Relapse instead of a traditional comedy label, doing routines on how yelling “Slayer” during anything makes it metal, and speaking from the perspective of the 40-something, pot-smoking semi-dorky metalhead that he is, he’s gained a large metal following. The occasional songs on his two albums, including “Metal By Numbers” (yes, that’s where we got the title from) and “More Metal Than You” bore that out, as he got to play with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Armored Saint’s Joey Vera, among others.
Now it turns out that Posehn’s collaborations with Ian weren’t just a one-off (er, two-off?). Posehn stopped by SiriusXM last week, and revealed to Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin that him and Ian are working on a full album of songs in the vein of the songs he’s played previously. The album looks to be a mix of originals (one song title: “Satan Is Kind of a Dick”) and more metal covers in the vein of his take on Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler,” which appeared on his last album, 2010’s Fart and Weiner Jokes. One such cover Posehn suggests is a metaled-up version of a-ha’s “Take On Me.”
There’s no word on when Posehn and Ian’s album will come out, or what other all-stars might appear on it. However, he did say that it would be his first on a new label. The album will be released on Megaforce, which is unsurprising given that it’s the same label Anthrax is on.
[via Metal Injection]