Band Photo: Dethklok (?)
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Dethklok News
Below is our complete Dethklok news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Meldrum is pleased to announce that the band's third album "Lifer" is officially out now via Reversed Records. "Lifer" was released as a proud tribute to the late Meldrum founding guitarist Michelle Meldrum. "Lifer" is available now on iTunes and CD Baby.
Michelle tirelessly spent her career touring the world and sharing the stage with the likes of Motorhead, Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, and Nashville Pussy to name a few. During that time Michelle left a everlasting impact on the guitar world. To mark the release some of Michelle's closest friends Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok) John Deservio (BLS, Cycle of Pain), James Lomenzo (BLS, Megadeth, White Lion), and Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Watch Tower, Broken Teeth) have commented on their fallen friend.
Gene Hoglan: "It was and still is an honor to know Michelle and it is indeed with great pride that we release 'Lifer.' I know she's watching over us and smiling along with us at this wonderful day. I know I'm a better person for knowing Michelle, and I know she feels all of our love for her, as we feel hers for us. Through tragedy may we find joy, and through 'Lifer' and all her other works, may Michelle find immortality. She'll always be immortal to us. Remember, this is meant to be cranked up." More...
Machine Head has been forced to exit their current North American tour with Dethklok, All That Remains and Black Dahlia Murder due to matters completely beyond their control.
Frontman Robb Flynn must have emergency surgery. Flynn had planned to go under the knife in January after completing the tour as he has been playing through the pain of a double inguinal hernia since the tour started in October. He had hoped to continue the tour despite extreme discomfort, but it's become too difficult to continue on. Flynn will undergo surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14 in Minneapolis before returning home to California to recover, rest and recuperate. Machine Head will rejoin the tour in Portland, OR.
Machine Head extends its regrets to fans, the other bands, and the other crews for having to leave the tour prematurely.
Below is Flynn’s statement about his health and the tour: More...
Machine Head regrets to inform fans that the band has been forced to pull out of the December 4th date of the Dethklok / All That Remains / The Black Dahlia Murder tour in Orlando. Roadrunner Records comments:
"In 2007, Walt Disney Properties banned Machine Head from the House of Blues venues in both Orlando and Anaheim, California, citing 'violent imagery,' 'inflammatory lyrics,' and 'undesirable fans' as the reason.
"Machine Head wishes to once again extend their gratitude to Live Nation and the House of Blues chain - Machine Head shows at the Dallas and Houston House of Blues venues will go on as scheduled."
The upcoming dates are: More...
To tease next week’s release of Dethklok's "Dethalbum III," ArtistDirect.com, Guitar World Magazine, and Modern Drummer Magazine have each released a different exclusive and never-before-seen clip from the “making of” DVD documentary portion of the deluxe set.
Head to ArtistDirect.com to learn about the lyric writing process on "I Ejaculate Fire," GuitarWorld.com to watch Brendon Small track rhythm guitars, and ModernDrummer.com to witness Gene Hoglan pummel out new drum tracks.
"Dethalbum III" is being released via Williams Street Records on October 16th in a variety of formats including a standard CD and a Deluxe Edition CD/DVD combo, which will include a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of "Dethalbum III," as well as music videos and more. A vinyl edition of the album with special etching will also be released on November 6th, 2012.
Adult Swim recently announced the release of Metalocalypse Season 4 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 30th. Dethklok has also revealed a North American headline tour with support from All That Remains, Machine Head, and special guest The Black Dahlia Murder. Dates are available below. More...
Hot Topic is stoked to premiere the epic music video for "The Galaxy" from the mighty Dethklok. Check out the clip below, and you can pick up new album "The Dethalbum III" on October 16th, along with Volume 4 of Metalocalypse on October 30th. The track listing is:
1. I Ejaculate Fire
2. Crush the Industry
4. The Galaxy
6. Killstardo Abominate
8. Impeach God
9. Biological Warfare
11. The Hammer
12. Rejoin More...
Drummagazine.com has conducted a new interview with legendary metal drummer Gene "The Atomic Clock" Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dethklok, Meldrum, Dark Angel). The interview focuses around the drum tracking and writing process Hoglan used on the upcoming Dethklok release "Dethalbum III." Excerpts from the interview follow, or you can read the full thing at this location.
Drum: What kind of patch-ups are you doing for Dethalbum 3?
Seeing that I track the songs the day that I learn them, usually I have some tiny transitional fills to do, or this time Brendan wanted me to try some different beats to match his new riffs. We’re writing songs on the fly. So as the songs progress we’ll play something different to match the new riffs. I rarely get to do that sort of thing but this time I did, so a few tiny little spots were fixed.
Drum: How do you learn a song and record it the same day? That’s unorthodox.
It is unorthodox. But I’ve had so many projects that are like that where the band or artist hands you the song and you play it. You need a large stockpile of fills that work and ones that you can cull from your mental brain trust of fills. Like, “Okay, I know in this style of music I have a bunch of fills that could work well.” Or the artist might say, “I am not feeling that fill,” so you access a different memory bank of fills. So then you try those. Option anxiety happens a lot when I work like this, usually it’s the people I’m working with saying, “Let’s try this or throw that up against the wall.” Sometimes it bogs down the session and it can make you real tired at the end of a long day.
Drum: So you’re tracking Dethalbum 3 and recording soundtrack material for Metalocalypse at the same time?
We’re doing the album version of the songs that appear on the new season, and a few songs that haven’t been aired yet. We’re also recording songs from the past season. We came in to do Dethalbum 3, which made me think we would be tracking songs from season three, but then Brendan said, “Who knows when we’ll get in the studio again, so let’s track songs from season four too.” Great.More...
Read the full article at Drum Magazine.
Legendary metal drummer Gene "The Atomic Clock" Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok, Meldrum) and West of Hell front man Chris 'The Heatehn' Valagao (Zimmers Hole, Mechanism) are featured on a recently released cover of Van Halen's "Get Up."
This tongue and cheek poke at the Van Halen classic, humorously renamed 'Get It Up,' is part of Sylencer's latest release "A Lethal Dose of Truth." The track also features Dethklok mainman Brendon Small on lead guitar. Check out the song through the player available below.
Hoglan, who is currently on tour with Testament, is slated to join Brendon Small and the rest of Dethklok for their upcoming north American tour that kicks off in Norfolk, VA on October 30th.
West of Hell, along with Valagao, will join Agnostic Front and Deth By Stereo for a western Canadian tour starting October 19th at The Rickshaw in Vancouver, BC Canada. More...
Detroit Michigan's The Black Dahlia Murder will be hitting the road this fall marking the band's first full U.S. tour since a spring headline run with Nile and Skeletonwitch. This time around The Black Dahlia Murder will be supporting Dethklok, the band from the Adult Swim Metalocalypse animated series, Machine Head, and All That Remains. The Dethklok North American tour kicks off on October 30th in Norfolk, VA and wraps up in Atlanta, GA on December 8. For ticket information, please visit this location.
Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments: "The rumors are true… the cat is out of the bag and we FINALLY get to talk about this amazing tour this fall… the excitement was almost too much to handle! We in TBDM are completely honored to be a part of this monstrous tour… we want to extend our thanks to Mr. Brendan Small for having us aboard. We'll do our best to impress the legions of ravenous Dethklok fans. Metalheads: See you this fall!" More...
Dethklok returns this fall with the "Dethalbum III," the follow-up album that fans of the animated band have been begging for. The stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse will unleash 12 brand new tracks that are more brutal than ever before in this fall’s release, set to hit stores throughout North America on October 16th, 2012 from Williams Street Records.
The "Dethalbum III" is once again co-produced by Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small and Dethklok producer Ulrich Wild (The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II). The cover art was also illustrated by The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II cover artist Antonio Canobbio. "Dethalbum III" will not only be released in its original CD and digital format, but also as a Deluxe Edition CD/DVD and a clean version of the CD. The Deluxe Edition CD/DVD will include a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of "Dethalbum III," as well as music videos and much more. A vinyl edition of the album with special etching will be released on November 6th, 2012.
The track listing is:
1. I Ejaculate Fire
2. Crush the Industry
4. The Galaxy
6. Killstardo Abominate
8. Impeach God
9. Biological Warfare
11. The Hammer
12. Rejoin More...
In anticipation of this week’s release of THQ’s Darksiders II video game, Adult Swim will debut a two minute, custom-animated piece produced by Titmouse Inc., the production company behind its brutally popular series, Metalocalypse.
The custom spot will be unveiled this Friday, August 17 during a Metalocalypse marathon from 11:00 pm. through 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) and will feature the members of Dethklok, the animated band from the series, as well as Death, the main character from Darksiders II.
Darksiders II was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and PC on August 14th, 2012. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape. More...
Lamb of God announced that upcoming co-headline tour with Dethklok and Gojira, scheduled to begin August 1st, in Seattle has been cancelled. The cause is the uncertainty surrounding the release of frontman Randy Blythe, who is still in the Czech Republic following his arrest on manslaughter charges for his alleged involvement with a fans death in 2010. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.
The band's issued a statement: "Lamb of God wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no Lamb of God."
Adult Swim also commented: "In light of circumstances beyond our control, the upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour has been canceled. Refunds will be available to customers who already purchased tickets through their point of purchase. We thank Dethklok fans for their continued support and look forward to releasing information about the band's upcoming third album and a planned fall tour in the coming weeks."
Adult Swim presented Dethklok on the USS Midway aircraft carrier Friday night in San Diego, CA. The world's most brutal animated death metal band played its first live performance of 2012 as "Metalocalypse' came to life at the San Diego Comic-Con International. Those that attended the full-to-capacity concert enjoyed new animation and new songs from Dethklok's upcoming album and a grand entrance via helicopter landing on the flight deck of the USS Miday.
The current Dethklok touring line up consists of Brendon Small (Dethklok, Galaktikon), Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Death, Dark Angel), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, The Mike Keneally Band), Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Galaktikon).
Fan-filmed footage of the event, posted online courtesy of YouTube users MAUL0r1 and LOVETHEVIRGO, has now been posted online and can be viewed below.
This summer, two of the biggest names in metal, Lamb of God and Dethklok will join forces for a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1st in Seattle, Wash. The three-time Grammy Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.
The upcoming Dethklok and Lamb of God with Gojira summer tour marks the return of Lamb of God to North American stages where they will support latest album "Resolution," which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart when it was released earlier this year.
As in tours past, Brendon Small, the co-creator and composer behind Dethklok, will bring the animated band to life on stage each night alongside an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. Building on the success of "Dethklok: The Dethalbum" and "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II" from Williams Street Records, Small is currently in the studio working on the band’s third album release scheduled for later this year. Additionally, new episodes from the fourth season of Metalocalypse currently air on Adult Swim Sundays at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT). More...
Jamie of Hardrockchick.com interviewed the curators of the Golden Gods' History of Heavy Metal exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown LA. You can watch the interview below.
She also spoke with a number of artists on the black carpet about items they have featured in the GRAMMY Museum's History of Heavy Metal exhibit (or what of theirs should be in there). Interviews include: Machine Head, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Ministry, Motorhead, Hatebreed, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Dethklok, Adrenaline Mob, Evanescence, and Korn.
HardRockChick's GRAMMY Museum Black Carpet Interviews:
More interviews from the black carpet are also available from Metal Injection here.
Brendon Small is the co-creator/ writer/ actor/ director/ producer/ of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse television series. Brendon Small is also responsible for writing and performing all of the show's music and "Dethklok: The Deathalbum."
Now, Brendon has written and produced Brendon Small's Galaktikon: "A High Stakes Intergalactic Extreme Rock album," his long-awaited side project set to release in April 2012. The album release will coincide with the Season 4 premiere of Metalocalypse.
Coming off of the second Dethklok album, Brendon Small's Galaktikon searches for melody (in the vocal) and finds inspirations in modern black metal, Queen, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer. No influence is unwelcome on this project. Brendon Small paired with Dethklok drummer Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Fear Factory) and Dethklok bassist Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Mike Keneally band) and Dethklok engineer and mixer Ulrich Wild.
“This album should be thought of as an audio comic book, an over acted chamber drama, a ridiculous premise that takes itself way too seriously all the way to the end,” states Brendon Small. More...
Gene 'The Atomic Clock' Hoglan (Dark Angel, Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, Fear Factory, Testament) and RealLesson.com have joined forces to offer a rare chance for fans and musicians to receive live, interactive lessons online.
Gene Hoglan recently released his instructional DVD, "The Atomic Clock". Available now on Hoglan Industries in the U.S. and on Reversed Records in Canada, this disc showcases Hoglan's three decades of experience performing and recording with metal bands such as Devin Townsend, Dark Angel, Death, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Zimmers Hole, and most recently Fear Factory, along with many others on his resume.
RealLesson.com commented, "RealLesson.com is your outlet for taking live, interactive lessons online or in person! During our pre-launch phase, we are having great success in attracting and securing a wide variety of teachers! There is no limit to the style/genre of the teacher, so you will have no shortage of qualified teachers to learn from. We will not only be providing lessons with musicians, but also sound engineers, tour managers, lighting/stage professionals and other relative categories of instruction."
Adult Swim and etnies, the skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company, have teamed up to create all new Adult Swim-branded skateboard shoes, t-shirts, and backpacks. Inspired by some of the network’s most popular characters from its original series, and a few select pieces based on Metalocalypse, these products were designed by Adult Swim designers and will be available for sale at the Adult Swim Shop and the etnies online store for the Holiday season.
Featured in the line are some Metalolcalypse-inspired items including two t-shirts ($24 each), a backpack ($60) and shoes, as well as an Adult Swim-branded t-shirt ($24) and backpack ($60). You can check out a photo of the shoes below.
“Finding the right partner for collaborations with Adult Swim is as important to us as making great product that our fans will love,” said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Adult Swim. “etnies is a great partner that really understands and embraces the creativity and unique tone of our brands and characters, and this new line of products builds on what our first collaboration started.”
“etnies and Adult Swim both have similar irreverent and creative attitudes that made the brands’ first collaboration a success, and led us to partner on a second collaboration,” said Tucker Gerrick, etnies Sr. marketing manager. “etnies core is in skateboarding, and I know of a few skateboarders that can identify with the way Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse leaves a trail of mayhem everywhere the band goes.” More...
Full Metal Jackie has posted a video interview online with Dethklok's Brendon Small and Gene Hoglan during their sound check for Saturday's performance in San Bernardino. You can watch the interview in the clip below.
You can also find Metalunderground.com's last interview with Brendon Small about the third season of "Metalocalypse" by heading over here.
The official lineup and dates for the 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has finally been announced. Confirming much of what was leaked last week, DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH will headline the main stage, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more bands. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.
This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, and MEGADETH, will be joined by a mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today. IN FLAMES, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour.
The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW, RED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.
The 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team.
“Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer,” exclaims GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna. “Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem Festival!! Can't Fu@?kin' wait!!!”
Mainstage guitarist Dan Donnegan of DISTURBED emotes, “DISTURBED is looking forward to being part of the biggest summer tour in the U.S. this year. It's been years since we shared the stage with GODSMACK and we've been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a longtime. MEGADETH has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill.” More...
Adult Swim has teamed up with Gibson Guitar to create a Deathklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer, the band’s new signature guitar. Adult Swim issued the following statement about the new guitar:
"That’s right: a real guitar. Gibson craftsmen collaborated with series co-creator – not to mention Berklee College of Music grad and Billboard chart-topping musician – Brendon Small to come up with the design of the limited-edition product that was unveiled to industry insiders at last week’s NAMM 2011 show in Anaheim, Calif.
"Available beginning next month at Gibson Guitar dealers throughout the U.S., the Dethklok 'Thunderhorse' Explorer is a top-flight metal guitar patterned after the animated band’s lead guitarist, Skwisgaar Skwigelf’s weapon of choice. It features a gloss Silverburst finish with cream top and fingerboard binding. It is equipped with Burstbucker 1 and Burstbucker 2 pickups and is decked out with chrome hardware. The limited-edition guitar will be available for a suggested retail price of $2699."
Show creator Brendon Small also commented: "Though our show is a crazy comedy, we managed to target a very large guitar playing audience. I think that’s because despite all the joking I do on the show, I take the guitar playing and the way the guitar is presented on the show quite seriously! It may be the only thing I take seriously! Well, I take chocolate seriously too. Anyway, it's great to see the fans responding to the guitar and the music through buying CD and guitar tab books! But I have to say I never knew I'd be lucky enough to design a Gibson Explorer!! This Silverburst is amazing. It sounds beautiful and I've been putting it through the tests on my solo record and it sounds absolutely beautiful! I am officially the luckiest man alive!"