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Metalocalypse Mastermind Brendon Small Premieres Live-Action Short Film, 'Galaktikon: Nightmare'

March 13, 2018



The man who brought us the much loved metal band Dethklok and it’s animated series MetalocalypseBrendon Small is back with his most recent project Galaktikon.

After the release of the acclaimed 2017 sci-fi epic album, Galaktikon II: Become the Storm

Small has released the stunning new video clip for the track ‘Nightmare’ through Funny Or Die. 


‘Nightmare is a love letter to all the filmmakers in the ‘70s and ‘80s that helped inform the creativity in my childhood,” says Brendon Small’

Conceived and directed by Small, The live-action, intergalactic metal short film (7:36) took over a solid year to create, using a new, non-computer-generated imagery rule Small coined, “Corman ‘82”: Anything that Roger could do in 1982, Brendon can do with this film.


Shot with anamorphic lenses to get a big, cinematic feel, all of the props and scenery in Nightmare were built from tactical sources with the early ‘80s in mind. Aquariums filled with different densities of ink and colorful liquid form the Flash Gordon style outer-space skies. Brendon and his brother, special effects wizard Jeff Small (Where the Wild Things Are, Pacific Rim, Matthew Barney’s “Drawing Restraint 9”), built outer-space sea creatures, robots and space suits. Miraculously, the two brothers located and re purposed James Cameron’s standing spaceship set from the early ‘90s.

Brendon Small is a musician, director, writer, actor and comedian whose latest album Galaktikon II: Become the Storm features legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel) and bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai). 


Issues 1 – 4 of the accompanying 6-part Galaktikon comic book series are also available now from


Brendon Small’s GALAKTIKON II: Become the Storm, available on Megaforce Records


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