Now that everyone has seen (and loved) the star-studded Tenacious D comeback video "To Be the Best," it's time to listen to the first single from their new album, the title track for "Rize of the Fenix." The album is set to be released on May 15.
The rock comedy duo's first movie, 2006's "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny," is now considered a cult classic by many, but it's largely viewed as a bomb -- it made a total of only $8.2 million, even at the height of D frontman Jack Black's box office power. But the band is embracing the theme of resurrection on their new album, and the title track is entirely devoted to earning back the good name of the band, who first earned fame with an HBO series and Dust Brothers-produced rock album.
Owing more than a little to the riff-heavy arena rock stylings of bands like Boston and Styx, and sounding a lot like the mini-suite "City Hall" from their first album, the single "Rize of the Fenix" aims to win back fans. And of course, the only way to do that is to rock even harder than they ever have before.
The version of the song posted above is from the band's official YouTube page, but check out the extended album version of the song below.
LISTEN: The NSFW version of "Rize of the Fenix."