Comedian, actor and former stoner Brian Posehn has a new film, Uncle Nick, coming out, but as many metal fans, he also has another album coming out. Unlike his first several albums, which contained several songs at the end (like “Metal by Numbers,” a name we stole for our column), he’s been talking about putting out a full-length metal album for a while now. Both Scott Ian and Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small have been teasing it forever, and while speaking with Metal Injection, Posehn opened up about it. He says the album is all written and most of the tracks are done, and they’re just tweaking it now.
I’ve been talking with Jay [Ruston] and after I finish promoting this movie, he and I are going to finish up what we can. We’re trying to get Phil Anselmo to do a guest part. We have a bunch of guests already. Alex Skolnick [Testament guitarist] did a solo. Gary Holt [Exodus and Slayer guitarist] did a solo. Kim Thayil from Soundgarden is doing a thing. So a bunch of badass guys are doing parts. And, I’m also using other vocalists, as I’ve done before. I had Mark Osegueda of Death Angel do “More Metal Than You” with me, because I can’t scream. So, we have guys like Chuck Billy [Testament vocalist] coming in. I wrote a thing for Phil [Anselmo] to do and Phil said he’d do it, it’s just nailing him down and getting him in LA. And that’ll be it. Once we get those final touches down, we can put the record to bed.
The album will be coming out on Megaforce sometime next year. “I’m doing something for that label 30 years after living that label,” Posehn says.