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From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
As part of Metal Injection's coverage of the black carpet at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, they had a chance to speak to Metalocalypse creator Brendan Small, who revealed that he is working on a musical side project with Gene Hoglan that is due out in the fall.
Here is what he had to say: "I'm finishing the season then I'm going into the studio and I'm finishing a solo record that me and Gene Hoglan, and the same Dethklok producer did, so if you like Dethklok, it'll be the same thing, and it'll come out this fall."
When asked if the tone of the record would be less silly he quipped back "It'll be as wise-assy as it needs to be but if you like the riff style, the double kicks, the Gene Hoglan playing, the guitar playing…the vocals will be a bit more melodic but still a heavy project."
Check out the entire interview below:
You can catch more interviews from the Revolver Golden Gods Awards here.
In case you missed it, the latest Guitar Hero metal pack that came out last week features new songs from three well-known metal bands: Shadows Fall, Amon Amarth, and Dethklok, stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse. Players can thrash along to "Still I Rise," a track of Shadows Fall's sixth studio album, "Retribution," "Twilight of the Thunder God" off Amon Amarth's seventh studio album similarly titled, "Twilight of the Thunder God," and "Laser Canon Deth Sentence" off Dethklok's second full-length album, "Dethalbum II."
Dethklok have announced the following two upcoming in-store signing sessions at Zia Records:
11/17 4:30 pm Zia Records
1940 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 857-4942
11/18 4:30pm Zia Records
4225 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89119
Metal Injection recently interviewed Brendon Small, the creator of the cartoon Metalocalypse, as well as the musician behind DETHKLOK . Brendan talks about the new season of the show, which starts this Sunday, November 8th, juggling touring, recording and creating a TV Show, his influences and much more. Check the video out below.
Today-only (Wednesday, October 28, 2009) every single fan who buys a ticket to a Live Nation club show is automatically entered to win an Ultimate Access Pass to the venue for which they bought their ticket. The Ultimate Access Pass is Live Nation’s golden ticket, good for admission to every single show in 2010 to an individual Live Nation venue. Every Live Nation club venue will have an Ultimate Access winner, with the names of winners posted on LiveNation.com Thursday morning at 12 Noon Eastern time. On Ultimate Access Wednesday every single ticket will be available at reduced cost as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country for one day only.
In addition to offering the concert goers the chance to win the Ultimate Access Pass, Live Nation is bringing music fans and their favorite bands closer together by hosting fan-and-band meet and greets at venues across the country. Bands including Anvil, Between The Buried And Me, Dethklok and Mastodon, Hellogoodbye, Hollywood Undead with Atreyu and Escape The Fate, LMFAO with Shwayze, Taking Back Sunday, Tesla and The Used will spend the afternoon meeting fans, taking pictures and answering questions. The box offices at Live Nation clubs will be open on Wednesday afternoon, selling no service fee tickets to all scheduled events. All fans purchasing tickets at the box office on Wednesday will also be entered to win the Ultimate Access Pass for that club.
It all happens Wednesday, October 28th as Live Nation drops the service fee on hundreds of thousands of tickets in its club venues across the country. In addition to the onsite meet and greets, the No Service Fee offer will also be available at www.LiveNation.com for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. local time on Wednesday, October 28th on participating shows.
“This week we’re bringing fans 3 amazing opportunities,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. “The first is the opportunity for fans to connect directly with the bands they love in our venues, as the bands themselves help sell no service fee tickets. Second, is the chance to win ‘Ultimate Access Pass,’ to every one of our clubs. And third, is the chance to pick up no service fee tickets to see their favorite bands on hundreds of thousands of club tickets on LiveNation.com. This Wednesday is all about Live Nation and the bands we work with saying ‘thanks’ to the fans for their support and their love of live music.”
The following acts will be meeting fans this week:
Anvil Hard Rock Café, Toronto 5 – 7 PM
Between The Buried And Me The Fillmore Charlotte 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dethklok & Mastodon House of Blues Boston 6:30 – 7 PM
Five Finger Death Punch The Fillmore Denver 6 – 7 PM
Hellogoodbye Atlanta Tabernacle 5 – 6 PM
Hollywood Undead w/ Atreyu & Escape the Fate The Gramercy Theater, New York 4 – 6 PM
LMFAO w/ Shwayze The Hollywood Palladium 6 – 8 PM
Taking Back Sunday House of Blues Chicago 5 – 5:30 PM
Tesla Murat Egyptian Room, Indianapolis 5 – 7 PM
The Used TLA Philadelphia 5 – 6 PM
Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to available at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discounts.
Ultimate Access Pass good at one of participating venues only. Not available in Canada. No purchase necessary. For complete details and official rules go to livenation.com.
High on Fire have announced that their show with Dethklok and Mastodon in Mesa, Arizona on November 17th has changed venues. The tour date will now take place in Tempe, Arizona at the Marquee Theater. All existing tickets will still be honored.
When answering questions from fans and users of MetalSucks.net recently, Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small has revealed that the next season of Metalocalypse will include special guest voice work from Mastodon, Slash, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. An excerpt from the interview is as follows:
Q: Can we expect to see more voice work from the members of the metal community in the new season, perhaps your tourmates in Mastodon?
A: "That’s funny that you mentioned that, [because] we just recorded Mastodon in the upcoming episode and they were… we were blown away. We get a lot of people and we’re always surprised that they have this kind of other talent or can do voiceover stuff. Mastodon surprised us more than anybody else — they were really funny. Just hanging out with those guys on this tour has been really fun. They have a very good sense of humor. A lot of people in rock and roll, metal and all that stuff spend all their time on the bus just watching comedy and Monty Python and stuff like that. We have Mastodon coming. We have members of In Flames coming this season. I have some of my guitar heroes playing parts on this season, doing voiceovers, like Satriani, Vai, and Slash. I’m a guitar nerd so I had to reach out to those guys to see if I can get them on the show. They were great too."
Read the full article at MetalSucks.net.
Heavy metal juggernauts Dethklok have exploded onto the Billboard Top 200 again with the release of “Dethalbum II,” selling nearly 45,000 copies in its first week. The new record from the stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, six spots higher then their debut album “Dethalbum” back in 2007.
Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small had this to say about the chart debut of DETHKLOK’S “Dethalbum II”: "I'm both happy and humiliated that DETHALBUM 2 reached number 15. Happy because we beat the first DETHALBUM numbers and humiliated to have been beaten by our second album numbers by ourselves. Either way we're still not as good as the Archies and I never want to forget that. Having said all of that, dear god I am fantastic and talented."
The September 27 release of Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “Dethalbum II ” coincides with the start of Season 3 of Metalocalypse on Adult Swim in November. The third season of Metalocalypse will pick up right where Season 2 left, and this season the episodes will be thirty minutes long.
Live Nation announced a 2-for-1 club concert ticket deal on 200,000 tickets to over 350 concerts in 29 of its club venues across the country. Available only at LiveNation.com for TODAY ONLY (Wednesday, October 7th), fans will get two tickets for the price of one, a 50% savings, to see any of a wide variety of artists across genres.
This 2-for-1 concert ticket experience is only available at Live Nation clubs in the U.S. including House of Blues and The Fillmore venues. Relevant (to Metalunderground.com readers) artists from their list include but aren’t limited to Dethklok, and possibly The Used, Saosin, and the Misfits.
Promotion will execute via a 50% discount off the total price and fees of tickets in multiples of two. Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to availability at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
Dethklok has announced an upcoming signing session in St. Louis. The details are as follows:
Date: Oct 13th
Place: Halo Bar (In The Pageant Theater)
6161 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO
MetalInsider.net will be hosting a Dethalbum II listening party on Wednesday, September 23. The listening party takes place from 7-10 pm and is 21 and over. There will be drink specials and prizes. The event will take place at:
105 Eldridge St
New York NY
RSVP at MetalInsider.net.
Dethklok has announced additional tour dates in New York and Los Angeles, plus new dates in Norfolk, Charlotte and San Jose. The complete Dethklok tour schedule with Mastodon, High On Fire, and Converge is as follows:
10/02 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
10/03 - WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA
10/04 - Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC
10/06 - Big Four Building - Calgary, AB
10/07 - Shaw Conference Centre - Edmonton, AB
10/09 - Great Saltair - Salt Lake City, UT
10/10 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
10/12 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
10/13 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10/14 - Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
10/16 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium - Minneapolis, MN
10/17 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, I
10/18 - Eagle’s Auditorium - Milwaukee, WI
10/20 - LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH
10/21 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
10/23 - Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/24 - The Fairgrounds - Buffalo, NY
10/25 - Armory - Albany, NY
10/27 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
10/29 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
10/30 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
10/31 - Patriot Center - Washington, DC
11/01 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/03 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
11/04 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
11/05 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
11/06 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
11/07 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
11/08 - Pompano Beach Amphitheater - Pompano Beach, FL
11/11 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
11/12 - Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX
11/13 - Austin City Music Hall - Austin, TX
11/14 - Brady TheaterTulsa, OK
11/16 - Pan American CenterLas Cruces, NM
11/17 - Mesa AmphitheaterMesa, AZ
11/18 - House of BluesLas Vegas, NV
11/19 - Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
11/20 - Palladium - Los Angeles, CA
11/21 - Events Center - San Jose, CA
A new date has been added to the Dethklok and Mastodon co-headline tour (with support from High on Fire and Converge): November 21st – San Jose, CA Event Center.
The October 16th tour date in St Paul has also been moved to the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN.
The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
GameDaily.com is reporting that the track listing for the upcoming heavy metal themed video game "Brutal Legend," which features the voice of Jack Black, has been revealed. The projected track listing can be viewed below. "Brutal Legend" is set to be released on October 13th in North America and October 16th in Europe. More...
Read the full article at GameDaily.com.
The cover art for both editions of "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II" has been revealed, and is viewable below.
"Dethklok: The Dethalbum II" features 12 tracks and will be released as both a standard edition and a two-disc deluxe edition on CD and digital download beginning September 29th (contrary to previous reports). Additionally, a limited edition vinyl of the album will be released in to local record shops on September 29.
This fall, two of the most popular bands in metal will co-headline a 34-city North American tour as the Grammy® Award-winning Mastodon hits the road with Dethklok, the world’s most brutal animated death metal band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse. In one of the most highly-anticipated tours of the year, the Adult Swim Presents Dethklok and Mastodon tour will kick off on October 2 in Portland, Ore. and bring mayhem and destruction to local venues throughout the nation. Adding even more layers to this fall’s top metal tour, Oakland’s High On Fire and Converge will open each show. There will be a ticket pre-sale that begins on Tuesday, August 4 at 10:00 AM EST, while the full allotment of tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 7. For more information about the tour including the pre-sale ticket password, price ranges and how to order, please visit www.adultswimpresents.com.
As sponsor for the entire tour, Adult Swim will feature "Brütal Legend" gaming stations for fans to experience the videogame first-hand, while a two-minute animated content piece, created by Titmouse, will air during each show. Print ads, AdultSwim.com and on-site materials will also feature the videogame as the tour’s key sponsor. "Brütal Legend" is an epic action game from visionary developer Tim Schafer. Jack Black stars as Eddie Riggs, a legendary roadie summoned to a world of Heavy Metal where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and Rock Legends roam the landscape. As Eddie, crush skulls with a battle axe, ravage the road in a super-charged Hot Rod and unleash the power of Rock to reign down fire from the sky – all to save humanity and become a Brütal Legend.
Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles – better known as Dethklok – will take to the road in support of the band’s latest CD release from Williams Street Records, "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II," which will be released as both a standard and deluxe edition on September 29 from Williams Street Records. A limited-edition vinyl of the album will also be released at local record shops starting November 24. Bringing the animated band to life on stage each night will be series co-creator and composer Brendon Small along with an all-star band including the legendary Gene Hoglan, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally. These real life-musicians will perform live while dark-lit and playing underneath a giant projection screen featuring all-new animation and music videos from Dethklok to create a truly unique concert experience.
Sharing the bill with Dethklok on this seven-week tour is Grammy® Award-winning hard icons Mastodon, who are currently touring Europe and the UK with Metallica. The band’s groundbreaking new album Crack The Skye was released on March 24, debuting on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #11 to overwhelming international critical praise.
Also on the tour is High On Fire. Described as “a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume and sheer heaviness,” High On Fire has forged a style and sound that is both unique and absolutely crushing. The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike, a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP. Pike was named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of its “New Guitar Gods.”
Also on the tour, Converge will release their anticipated new album "Axe To Fall" on Epitaph on October 20th. The release is the follow up to their highly-acclaimed "No Heroes" album, released on Epitaph in 2006.
The tour schedule for Adult Swim Presents Metalocalypse’s Dethklok and Mastodon with High On Fire and Converge is as follows: More...
According to The Wall Street Journal, Konami and the Cartoon Network will announce a new game based on Metalocalypse at Comic-Con later this week. Not much has been revealed in the way of details at this time, but we do know that the show's creator, Brendon Small, had a hand in it, so at least it should be reasonably faithful to the source material.
As previously reported, a new Dethklok album, entitled "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II," has been announced and is scheduled for a September 8 release. The entire tracklisting and details of a deluxe edition were also revealed.
Williams Street Records announced today details on the most highly-anticipated death metal album release of the year -- and it’s for none other than the animated band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse. On September 8th, the world’s most brutal animated band will once again reign supreme with the all-new release of "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II."
Featuring the band from the hit Adult Swim’s series, the album features 12 full-length tracks detailing Dethklok’s exploits in murder, mayhem and all things brutal. Written by series co-creator Brendon Small and recorded alongside legendary drummer Gene Hoglan, "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II" will be released as both a standard edition and a two-disc deluxe edition on CD and digital download beginning September 8th. Additionally, a limited edition vinyl of the album will be released in to local record shops on September 29.
The track listing for Dethklok’s "The Dethalbum II" is as follows:
2. The Gears
3. Burn the Earth
4. Laser Canon Deth Sentence
5. Black Fire Upon Us
6. Deth Support
7. The Cyborg Slayers
8. I Tamper with the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin
9. Murmaider II: The Water God
10. Comet Song
12. Volcano More...
Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small has issued an update on the new season of Metalocalyse, the next Dethklok album, and his participation in Rock School. Here's the update:
"I'm so incredibly busy right now writing producing DETHKLOK SEASON III and finishing the DETHALBUM II that I needed to take what may be the coolest vacation I will have taken. I'll be playing a few select cities on the east cost with Paul Green's ROCK SCHOOL- if you haven't seen the documentary check it out.
"It'll basically be me and a bunch of bad ass 11- 17 year olds playing music that I really dig- and sure we'll throw in a couple dethklok song to tide you over until the next tour/album. I should remind everybody this isn't a dethklok show- Just me and some kids having a blast!
"If you come early I will be doing a Q & A with fans (totally open to the public)
"One of these bands will play (and I'm told they're great)
"Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees. Playing DC, NYC, Philly, and Foxboro
Misstallica: All girl tribute to Metallica, playing NYC
Queen Diamond: All girl tribute to King Diamond, playing philly
"and then me and the ROCK SCHOOL kids play.
"I really hope to see you guys there!
"I am really looking fwd to just shutting up and playing some guitar!
Here are the dates and venues: More...
This year, the United States will host their own Golden Gods Awards ceremony in an event that will be broadcast on MTV2 on May 2nd. The ceremony itself will take place on April 7th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. It's already shaping up to be quite a show which boasts appearances from Motorhead's iconic mainman Lemmy, Testament members Eric Peterson and Chuck Billy, WWE Superstar CM Punk, rock legend Glen Danzig, Metalocaypse creator Brendon Small and many others plus performances from Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence and a special guest who's yet to be confirmed. To top things off, heavy metal loving comedian Brian Posehn will be hosting the show. One award winner already confirmed is Mr. Ozzy Osbourne who will take home the Lifetime Achievement award.