Brian Posehn’s resume is stacked. He’s starred in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program, hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory. and Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian. He’s written 45-issues of Marvel Comics’ Deadpool series and served as Executive Producer for the Netflix sketch-comedy series W/ Bob & David. He’s also a lifelong metalhead, and on his recently released album, Grandpa Metal, he fuses his passion for headbanging music with his comedic bona fides.
The album features an impressive metal militia of guest stars: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Testament’s Chuck Billy and Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg. Some more comedically inclined guests also appear including Weird Al, Metalocalypse’s Brendon Small and Steel Panther’s Michael Starr.
“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong,” Posehn commented at the time of the album’s release. “They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh. I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors. There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like black metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song. The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”
Now, Posehn has offered up the music video for the album’s title track, which features lockdown-filmed cameos from many of the aforementioned famous friends — notably, Ian and Small — as well as members of Soundgarden, Fall Out Boy and Armored Saint. Watch below.