Metalocalypse Removed From HBO MAX Day Before Rebrand

Gotta love the all around teamwork on this one! In anticipation of a new Metalocalypse movie (coming from Warner Home Entertainment), a HUGE Dethklok tour with multiple sold out dates, and a new distribution deal from Watertown music (Watertown is WB Discovery’s label), WB Discovery has made the astonishing decision to pull the entirety of Metalocalypse from their HBO MAX streaming service! Granted, the service is expected to be rebranded in the next 24 hours to that of the MAX streaming service, but one would think if you’re a company doing this whole big push for Metalocalypse that you would do so with a united front.

For Adult Swim’s credit, the network’s website has moved most of the show’s episodes over to its website where they can be streamed for free with very few having a cable-gate lock. Still though, it says a lot about the company’s adult animation marketing strategy that if you’re expecting to potentially to have a huge number of people to want to purchase a big Metalocalypse film that you would want HBO MAX/MAX subscribers to potentially have access to it as well.

The all-new animated movie begins after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth; DETHKLOK frontman Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a BRUTAL professional and romantic flat-spin, all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge to save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?