Nerdist.com has premiered the inaugural episode of Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian’s new web-series, titled ‘Fangoria’s Blood and Guts With Scott Ian.’ It can be viewed in its entirety below.
In a recent interview with the Georgia Straight, Ian described what viewers should expect from the show: “It’s basically me going behind the scenes with a lot of the top effects people and them figuring out really fun ways to kill me. I get killed in almost every episode. I’m like Kenny from South Park.”
“It’ll just be a web series,” he continued. “So now I can compare it to Jerry Seinfeld’s new ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.’ That’s something really cool and really successful, and it’s a web series. So now when people say, ‘What’s a web series?’ I can say, ‘Well, Seinfeld does one.’”
In a separate interview, Ian explained how his partnership with Nerdist began: “Just out of the blue last week, [Nerdist founder] Chris [Hardwick] hit me up and asked me if it was something I’d be interested in. He felt my personality was right for this.”
Ian added that Hardwick’s interest in him most likely stemmed from a previous encounter the pair had: “I guess the backstory on it would be that when they first came up with the idea for ‘Talking Dead,’ I got a call about shooting the pilot, and my job was field reporter. What they did for my segment was send me out to the set of one of the webisodes, and then Greg Nicotero and his team made me up as a zombie and I got to be a walker. I had closeups and everything in the webisode. When it got picked up, they didn’t keep me as field reporter — that position, I guess, wasn’t something they were gonna move forward with — but Chris just kept it in the back of his mind. I can only assume that when Nerdist and Fangoria had the idea to do this show, Chris said I’d be the right guy to be going out and hosting these things because of the bit I did on ‘Talking Dead.’”