Back in 2014, indie animation studio ArhyBES launched "Batmetal," a series of music video parodies recasting the D.C. superhero and his allies as members of a death-metal band called the Children of Batman. Now, nearly three years after their last adventure, the crime-fighting supergroup are back in action: behold "Batmetal Forever," the saga's hilarious third chapter.
Set to rippers by Brendon Small ("My Name Is Murder"), Dethklok ("Awaken"), Powerglove ("Batman") and others, the new episode follows Batman and friends as they attempt to bring Joker back from the dead: first by way of black magic and the rock gods (Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Dio, Sid Vicious, and Lemmy Kilmeister), dubious medical practices, twerking bat-women, and of course, heavy fuckin' metal.
Keeping in line with the series' tradition of wacky cameos, Batman gets facetime with Harry Potter, Rick and Morty, Vin Diesel, characters from the video game Overwatch, Dethklok, and others as he goes about his quest.
To accompany the new episode, ArhyBES have launched a crowdfunding campaign for Batmetal LIVE, a concert tour pairing holographic visuals of the Children of Batman with a live band. The prospective setlist, meanwhile, will include covers of songs by Dethklok, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Iron Maiden, and more. Details regarding venues and dates are yet to be finalized; in the meantime, scroll down to a trailer for the trek, accompanied by a prospective itinerary. Head here to help make Batmetal LIVE a reality.
Batmetal LIVE tour dates:
Nov. 26 — London, England — TBA
Nov. 29 — Berlin, Germany — TBA
Dec. 03 — Oslo, Norway — TBA
Dec. 06 — Moscow, Russia — TBA
Dec. 12 — New York, NY — TBA
Dec. 18 — Los Angeles, CA — TBA