Tenacious D has been rumbling about a new album for a while and this week they made it official, Jack Black and Kyle Gass will release a new album of music called Post-Apocalypto on November 2nd. The album will also feature longtime friend and all-around rock god Dave Grohl on drums. Grohl has drummed on all of The D’s major releases (in addition to portraying Satan himself in The Pick Of Destiny).
In the weeks leading up to the release of the album, Rage and Cage will voice and release an 8 part weekly animated series of the same name. The web series will premiere on the band’s Youtube channel on September 28th which.
True to the title, Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950’s refrigerator), the duo quickly learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent — for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world.
With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried and true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators. The songs are damn good, too.
The album is currently up for pre-order where you can get a handful of packages including hats, t-shirts, and colored vinyl.