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Dethklok

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Formed: 2006
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.

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Brendon Small To Host CreativeLive Course

Brendon Small, creator and primary musician behind the Adult Swim hit show Metalocalypse, and producer Ulrich Wild (Pantera, White Zombie, Slipknot, Deftones) will host a two day CreativeLive course next month, "Toontrack Presents: Studio Pass," from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST / 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST on November 5th and 6th.

Small and Wild will show how they engineer and mix the music of Metalocalypse - explaining the recording techniques used for the drums, bass, guitars, vocals and effects of the fictional show's real life band, Dethklok. Like all CreativeLive workshops, "Toontrack Presents: Studio Pass" will live stream for free; enroll today at this location.

Since its inception in 2010, CreativeLive has broadcast more than 600 courses to more than 2 million students worldwide.

Ulrich Wild is a Grammy-nominated producer, mixer, engineer and songwriter specializing in rock and metal. Born and raised in Switzerland, he immigrated to the U.S. where he now lives as a naturalized citizen in Los Angeles. Ulrich Wild worked with Pantera, White Zombie, Deftones, Staind, Static-x, Powerman 5000, Breaking Benjamin and Strung Out.

Over the past few years, Ulrich Wild's productions have included widely diverse acts from Dethklok and Otep to Stolen Babies and Emilie Autumn. He strives to break new ground with each project and looks forward to helping more artists attain their visions.

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Dethklok Streaming Full Klok Opera Soundtrack

The official original score soundtrack for "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" has been unleashed to the world today via iTunes, but pay attention Dethklok fans — you have the chance to preview the album before buying.

Stream the full opera soundtrack in the player provided below, courtesy of Yahoo Music.

But wait, there’s more! The deluxe edition of the soundtrack is also available now via Brendon Small's website, which includes a special “Making Of” featurette, containing interviews with musicians and actors involved in the special and soundtrack, as well as information involving every step from the writing to recording process.

"Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" is a full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This full-length soundtrack features the intense, driving metal that Dethklok fans clamor for, as well as orchestral movements (produced by Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary). Powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and Dethklok. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. More...

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Dethklok Teases Making-Of Featurette

Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small is chock full of surprises this week— revealing the official "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" soundtrack track listing, taking part in a Reddit AMA (thanks DethFans), and now Brendon can now reveal a 30-second “Making Of” featurette teaser from the deluxe edition of the official score soundtrack.

The teaser can be viewed below, courtesy of CraveOnline.com.

The deluxe edition “Making Of” featurette includes interviews with musicians and actors involved in the special and soundtrack, as well as information involving every step from the writing to recording process.

The deluxe edition of the "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" soundtrack will also include the full libretto (the opera script in text form). The original score in regular format will be released on Tuesday, October 29thth via iTunes, but only the deluxe edition will be available two days early via this location on October 27th. More...

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Dethklok Reveals "A Klok Opera" Track Listing

Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small is pleased to reveal the official "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" soundtrack track listing today.

See below for the full list of original score tracks, which will be released on Tuesday, October 29th.

1. The Birth/ Fata Sidus Oritur/ One of Us Must Die
2. Magnus and the Assassin
3. Partying around the World
4. Tracking/ Ishnifus and the Challenge
5. How Can I Be a Hero?
6. The Fans are Chatting
7. Abigail's lullaby
8. Some Time Ago…
9. The Duel
10. I Believe
11. A Traitor Amongst Them
12. Training/ Do it All for My Brother
13. The Answer is in Your Past
14. The Depths of Humanity
15. Givin' Back to You
16. En Antris et Stella Fatum Cruenti
17. The Crossroads
18. Morte Lumina
19. Blazing Star
20. The DOOMSTAR Orchestra More...

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Brendon Small To Host Reddit AMA Chat Today

Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small will be chatting with his fans via Reddit AMA (ask me anything) today at 6:00PM Eastern Time. Brendon will join Reddit users to answer their questions about the "Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" soundtrack, special, miscellaneous Dethklok happenings, and more. Ask Brendon anything by searching for his AMA at www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/, starting at 6:00PM ET today.

Update: the chat has happened, and you can read the results here.

As previously reported, a new song from "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" soundtrack entitled "Blazing Star" was previewed online recently. "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" airs on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.

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Dethklok Releases New Song

Today Loudwire.com is unleashing a brand new Dethklok track, cut from the upcoming full-length rock opera soundtrack for "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera."

The single, "Blazing Star," is an über-special treat for fans of Dethklok’s music, as it is not included in the televised rock opera and is only available on the official soundtrack, available via iTunes on October 29th, 2013. The epic new track features an astounding fifty-piece orchestra and a special guest vocal from Dethklok drummer Pickles. Listen now at this location.

"Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" features the intense, driving metal that Dethklok fans clamor for, as well as orchestral movements produced by Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica/Walking Dead). Also included with the album will be a bonus "making of" featurette.

Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and Dethklok. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. "Metalocalypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" airs on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. More...

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Musicians Comment On Michelle Meldrum's Legacy

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...

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Machine Head To Miss 9 Dates On Current Tour

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...

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Machine Head To Miss House Of Blues Show

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...

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Dethklok Posts Behind The Scenes Clips

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...

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Dethklok Releases "The Galaxy" Video

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
3. Andromeda
4. The Galaxy
5. Starved
6. Killstardo Abominate
7. Ghostqueen
8. Impeach God
9. Biological Warfare
10. Skyhunter
11. The Hammer
12. Rejoin More...

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Gene Hoglan Talks Dethklok Recording Sessions

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.
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Read the full article at Drum Magazine.

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Gene Hoglan Featured On Van Halen Cover

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...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Touring With Dethklok

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...

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Dethklok Reveals "Dethalbum III" Details

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
3. Andromeda
4. The Galaxy
5. Starved
6. Killstardo Abominate
7. Ghostqueen
8. Impeach God
9. Biological Warfare
10. Skyhunter
11. The Hammer
12. Rejoin More...

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Adult Swim To Air Darksiders II Animated Short

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...

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Lamb Of God Tour With Dethklok Cancelled

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."

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Dethklok Footage From Comic-Con Available

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.

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Lamb Of God To Tour With Dethklok

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...

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Golden Gods Heavy Metal Curators Interviewed

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.

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