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The Planet of Doom – An Animated Tale of Metal and Art. Music From The Original Soundtrack ‘The Planet of Doom’.

Riff Lodge Animation
Director/animator: Tim Granda
Art Director/Writer: David Paul Seymour

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.

“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.

Written by art director/producer David Paul Seymour and adapted into a screenplay by director/animator 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 many 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, Maarten Donders, Adam Burke, Alexis Ziritt, Burney, Justin Mohlman, Andrei Bouzikov, Joel Abad, 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, Ufomammut, Wo Fat, Mos Generator, Slomatics, Elephant Tree, Vokonis, Domkraft, Phillip Cope (Kylesa), Slow Season, Messa, Summoner, Space Witch, Destroyer of Light, Mother Crone, and Tim Granda.
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First Contact: Music From The Original Soundtrack ‘The Planet of Doom’ track listing (2018):

  1. Mos Generator “Sword of the Sea’
  2. Messa “Serpent Libido”
  3. Vokonis “Runa”
  4. Slomatics “Jagaer”

Ripple Music to Release ‘First Contact: Music from the Original Soundtrack ‘The Planet of Doom’ June 22

Started at least 17 Oct 2015, and it is still not finished in 2023:

We’re still waiting on artists to turn in their work but I’m still animating the last of what I have. – Tim, 2022


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