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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.
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!"
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.