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In the spirit of R-rated animated films like Heavy Metal and the works of Ralph Bakshi, Riff Lodge Animation (the studio behind the mind-blowing music video for Conan’s “Throne of Fire”) are creating an EPIC feature-length fantasy/science-fiction film titled “The Planet of Doom”, created entirely by both artists and bands within the doom/stoner/psych/metal genres. Set for release in 2020 and subtitled as “An Animated Tale of Metal and Art”, “The Planet of Doom” features a worldwide assembly of 17 respected artists and animators and 18 revered bands and promises to present a colossal compendium of underground culture and this generation’s ode to counterculture. On June 22, Ripple Music will release First Contact: Music From The Original Soundtrack ‘The Planet of Doom’, a teaser EP including four of the film’s featured groups: Mos Generator (USA), Messa (Italy), Vokonis (Sweden) and Slomatics (Ireland).
Written by art director/producer David Paul Seymour and adapted into a screenplay by animator/director Tim Granda, “The Planet of Doom” is one continuous tale broken up into 15 chapters, each interpreted by a different artist and band team-up. The film contains no spoken dialogue, opting instead to tell the tale via the lyrics of the soundtrack’s original music. In the film, the titular hero, Halvar The Brave, seeks vengeance aboard a witch-born chopper, journeying across a psychedelic landscape on a quest to defeat the deadly beast Mördvél for the slaying of his beloved bride.
““The Planet of Doom” is a tribute to heavy music and the art that accompanies that type of music.” says Seymour. “With this film, we’re seeking to encapsulate the music and art community that Tim and I are a proud part of with one epic body of work. We are also naturally bringing in all sorts of fringe countercultures who’ve attached to this same community: bikers, skateboarders, comic book, and sci-fi fantasy fans. It’s a really vibrant and diversified community, and we’ve certainly brought in the right ambassadors to represent it properly.”
“One of the things we loved about Heavy Metal was the format. We really dug how the style of art changed from one sequence to the next, as if you were reading an issue of their magazine,” adds Granda. “But rather than use a plot device like the “Loc-Nar” to tie a series of unrelated segments together, we wanted to stick to one story that’s split up into a series of chapters, with each being told by a different band and artist.”
The complete list of artists and bands contributing to “The Planet of Doom” reads like a who’s who of the modern day underground scene. Contributing artists include David Paul Seymour, Skinner, Pascal Blanche, Ian Bederman, Maarten Donders, Adam Burke, Alexis Ziritt, Dave Olteanu, Burney, Justin Mohlman, Mikey McKennedy, Matt Stikker, Jason Cruz, Simon Berndt, Gorgeous George, Brian Profilio, Tim Granda, and Forrest Cavacco.
Bands and musicians that will appear on the film’s soundtrack include Cirith Ungol, Wo Fat, Ufomammut, Mos Generator, Slomatics, Elephant Tree, Vokonis, Phillip Cope (Kylesa), Slow Season, Messa, Summoner, Space Witch, Destroyer of Light, Mother Crone, and Tim Granda.
First Contact: Music From The Original Soundtrack ‘The Planet of Doom’ track listing:
1.) Mos Generator “Sword of the Sea’
2.) Messa “Serpent Libido”
3.) Vokonis “Runa”
4.) Slomatics “Jagaer”
Pre-order First Contact: Music From The Original Soundtrack ‘The Planet of Doom’ at this location.
David Paul Seymour and Tim Granda are available to speak with interested media. To chat with the artists and/or request a review copy of First Contact: Music From The Original Soundtrack ‘The Planet of Doom’, simply contact Carl Schultz at ACTION! PR.
“The Planet of Doom” channels spirit of “Heavy Metal” movie.” – Heavy Metal Magazine
“Now THIS is an animated movie I’ll take my kids to! Fuck Frozen, it’s all about “The Planet of Doom”!” – Cvltnation
“I could gush and go on and on about the admirable undertaking that is bringing so many artists and bands together…It’s a massive, comprehensive project.” – The Obelisk
“The Planet of Doom”…looks so damn epic and manly that it just shot right to the top of the list of my most hotly anticipated animated films.” – Dread Central
Behold the full opening credits sequence from Riff Lodge Animation‘s THE PLANET OF DOOM! It features art, music, and animation by the film’s director, Tim Granda. This is an early cut so expect tweaks and updates in the completed film.
Though some of what you’ll see here will tie into events later in the film, this sequence was designed to be spoiler free. For that reason we don’t expect to be previewing anything of this length again, though we will share some clips from time to time.
Also, prior to the start of these credits, we’ll be featuring all the logos from those who sponsored the film. Since we’re still waiting on a few of those, that section will be animated at a later date.
That’s it for now. Hope ya dig it!
Witness the model sheet of Halvar‘s ride, “Necrohorse“! The bike will be bestowed upon him by the three witches who reside among the peaks of the Sacred Mountain.
“Necrohorse” was drawn by chopper-scene legend Jason Cruz, who is teamed up with the band Orchid for the first chapter in our film.
This drawing is being used as reference by all the artists in the film, as well as for the limited-edition Kickstarter-exclusive print.
The feedback, positive vibes, and genuine enthusiasm we’ve received from all of you during our Kickstarter budget raising effort has surpassed anything we thought possible. This is YOUR movie! You’ve all earned it, and it will be our great pleasure to make it for you!
For those of you missed the full trailer which ran with our campaign, here it is!
We genuinely hope that this film will cross into the cult classic status, and we relish the idea that future generations will be getting high and watching this in their basements for decades to come.
RAISE THY SWORD AND HAVE A DRINK WITH US!
On behalf of the filmmakers and all the artists & bands… THANK YOU, and welcome aboard! You have truly proven to be THE HELPING HANDS OF DOOM!
BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE!
The Planet of Doom Kickstarter is now live! CLICK HERE
We invite you all to witness the NEW TRAILER and become one with the HELPING HANDS OF DOOM!
Through this budget raising campaign, you can show your support by helping get this badass film underway, and score a fistful of EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter goodies in the process: everything from the official HHOD shirt from Heavy Clothing, to having yourself featured in the film as an animated “extra”! How cool is that?
Please help SPREAD THE WORD about The Planet of DOOM’s Kickstarter to all your friends and enemies! If we all join together we can make this happen, and we’ve got only 30 days to do it!
Riff Lodge Animation‘s teaser for The Planet of DOOM‘s Kickstarter campaign. Music by Destroyer of Light. Created by Tim Granda.
RIFF LODGE is a full service animation house, specializing in colorful, neo-psychedelic productions with a decidedly 2-dimensional illustrative look and feel. Fueled and inspired by a love for riff-heavy, high-octane music (hence the name), these energetic adult-oriented films leap from the screen and harken back to Heavy Metal Magazine, Conan comics, and Ralph Bakshi and René Laloux productions.
Take a cosmic chopper ride across the battle-wrought landscapes of time and space. Then find yourself at the Riff Lodge.