An interesting development has taken place in the campaign for new episodes of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse. Twitter user “youarethegears”, who started a petition several months ago for Hulu to revive the series, recently posted a tweet linking to a mysterious counter that displays the phrase “Metalocalypse Now”.
#MetalocalypseNow (@youarethegears) October 01, 2015
The intrigue around this counter grew significantly greater when this tweet was retweeted by series creator Brendon Small, along with another tweet linking to the same countdown by Twitter user “KlokateerArmy”.
At the time this article is being written, the counter is approximately 6 days and 23 hours from whatever it’s counting down to. It makes sense to assume, from the retweets by the show’s creator, that the final reveal will be of huge importance, so perhaps Metalocalypse could in fact be gearing for one last run of episodes on a new home. Let us know what you think about this development down in the comments below, and be sure to spread the word to all Metalocalypse fans.
Update (October 7th, 2015)
Brendon Small recently posted the following status on Twitter, asking followers and fans to tune in to a New York Comic-Con stream hosted by Marvel Comics on October 8th at 1:45 PM.
More specifically join me THURSDAY 10/8... And be a part of something. http://t.co/xjAhvxvkk5—
Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) October 07, 2015
This suggests the possibility of the big reveal being some kind of Metalocalypse comic book series published under the Marvel banner, but we have to wait and see.
In the days since the initial news broke out, many well-known figures in both the realms of comedy and metal music have tweeted support for “MetalocalypseNow”. Some of the more notable support came from the following:
Scott Ian (guitarist of Anthrax)
Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) October 03, 2015
Comedy actor Brian Posehn (Mission Hill, The Sarah Silverman Program, Sym-Bionic Titan)
Brian Posehn (@thebrianposehn) October 03, 2015
Misha Mansoor, Jake Bowen, and Mark Holocomb (all three guitarists from Periphery)
Misha Mansoor (@iambulb) October 06, 2015
Mark Holcomb (@MarkPeriphery) October 04, 2015
Jake Bowen (@JakePeriphery) October 06, 2015
Metal Blade Records
Metal Blade Records (@MetalBlade) October 06, 2015
Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Project)
Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) October 02, 2015
and more. So let us know in the comments or on Twitter what you think about the reveal and what it could ultimately end up being with this new information in hand.