A series of animated shorts based on Avenged Sevenfold’s upcoming album “Hail to the King” is coming to YouTube channel Machinima this fall.
The band teamed up with “Metalocalypse” producer Jon Schnepp to produce the animated series which tells the story of fictional band Death Bat which is based around the group’s real-life trademark. Schnepp will be directing the “Hail to the King,” which features music from the band.
Schnepp, who’s worked on everything from “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast” to “The Venture Bros.” has been working on “The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?”, a documentary about Tim Burton’s aborted attempt to reboot the Superman franchise with Nicolas Cage.
The six-episode “Hail to the King” will debut on Machinima’s Happy Hour Channel this fall.