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.
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.
The world’s biggest, most brutal, murderous and, well, incompetent heavy metal band will once again step into the spotlight in the upcoming Adult Swim DVD release, Metalocalypse: Season Two. From Adult Swim and Warner Home Video, this DVD will be available while the band is at the top of its game – in both the real and animated worlds. Not only does the band’s mega-stardom rank them as the world’s 12th largest economy – but the animated band, Dethklok, has also achieved unparalleled success in the real world. The level of brutality is raised to a whole new level as the band tries its hand at electrocutions, weddings and the glamorous world of publicity in the Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD, which includes all 18 second season episodes and a slew of hidden special features that fans will have to find. That’s right. Anything worthwhile demands some work. So buried within the DVD’s two discs will be a host of bonus features for fans to track down and blog about. Available on December 2nd for the suggested retail price of $29.98, the Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD’s preorder date is October 28th.
Created by Brendon Small (Home Movies) and Tommy Blacha (Da Ali G Show), Metalocalypse follows the on and off-stage adventures of the fictional Dethklok, the insanely popular animated Norwegian heavy metal band. In addition to being the world’s most brutal band members, Nathan Explosion, William “Murderface,” Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles are also stupid…dangerously stupid. From sold out concerts to late-night snack-attacks, the animated heavy metal band creates a wave of mayhem, death and destruction wherever they go, but thanks to their “really good lawyer” they manage to walk away legally unscathed on every occasion. Since debuting on Adult Swim in 2006, the series has become one of the highest-rated original series on the network and the second season was watched by more than five million 18-34 year-old viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Moreover, the band’s debut CD – Dethklok: The Dethalbum – has become the fastest selling death metal album of all time since debuting at #21 on Billboard’s Top 100 list, and a real-live version of the animated band led by Brendon Small recently completed a sold-out 28-city tour.
Adult Swim will support the Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD release with a comprehensive marketing campaign including 30-second on-air spots on Adult Swim and online ads on various comic, entertainment, and underground sites.
Following up on our previous interview with Bendon Small (Dethklok co-creator, live vocalist and guitarist), we're giving you, Metalunderground.com readers the chance to ask Brendon your own questions. While we tried to stay out of Dethklok geekdom a little bit with the previous interview, you are free to leave no stone unturned in this one.
Simply post your question in the comments below and we'll pick the best/most interesting ones to go forward to him at the end of next week (August 31).
(Please leave only questions in the comments on this article. All commentary or side conversations will be deleted.)
A variety of musicians, actors, journalists and more will be featured in the upcoming documentary "The Heart Is A Drum Machine". According to the press release, the film "explores music's role in shaping human history, the profound connection people have had to music throughout human history, how it has shaped our experiences and its involvement in our daily lives." In addition to providing his thoughts in the film, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan will contribute a cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man". Other notable artists featured include Page Hamilton (Helmet), Wes Borland (Black Light Burns, Marilyn Manson), Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, etc.), John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Brendon Small (Dethklok) and many more. Put together by Zu33 Films, production on the effort has just been completed.
Buffalo, New York-based Shocker Toys LLP will be selling Metalocalypse sets at the San Diego Comic Con this month. Limited to 500 sets, selling for $80 and available only at San Diego Comic Con Booth #3948, this all-new line features fully painted vinyl action figures of Dethklok, the undisputed greatest animated metal band in the galaxy featured on Adult Swim’s hit series, Metalocalypse. The 5.5” collectible action figure line will consist of band members Nathan Explosion, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth, Pickles and William Murderface and a secret pack-in.
The Shocker Toys Panel will be held at the convention on July 25th from 6:00-7:00PM in Room #4. There will be an AV presentation, free giveaways and live voting for the Indie Spotlight lines.
Geoff Beckett, Shocker Toys CEO, says, "We want to bring all of your favorite comics and shows to life making the toy experience the best it can be! See all of you at the show, we look forward to chatting with you and listening to your feedback!" Make sure you don't miss out on the limited pre-orders, which have started already at Shocker Toys Direct.
Only months before Cleveland metal band Chimaira celebrates their 10 year anniversary, the band will release a Digital Deluxe version of 2007’s, "Resurrection" (Ferret Music), via iTunes. The iTunes exclusive version of the album, which releases June 10th, will include two bonus tracks, "Kingdom Of Heartache" and "Paralyzed," as well as well as a video guitar lesson from the band’s renowned guitarist, Rob Arnold. The lesson was taken from Arnold’s contribution to the Rock House Method instructional DVD series.
Also in the midst of a nationwide tour with animated death metallers, Dethklok, and Louisiana metal veterans, Soilent Green, Chimaira has made the limited edition bonus DVD from Resurrection available for purchase at the Ferret Webstore. Fans that missed out on getting the limited edition release can purchase the DVD at www.ferretstyle.com/store or at any of the band’s upcoming shows.
You can catch Chimaira with Metalocalypse’s Dethklok and Soilent Green on tour this summer on the dates below: More...
On the night of June 5th, a small electrical fire stopped the DETHKLOK show, also featiring Chimaira and Soilent Green, from happening at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Everyone was evacuated safely and no one was hurt. Ultimately the cops/fire department deemed the situation unsafe to perform and cancelled the show.
The show has been rescheduled for Monday, June 9. All tickets for the original date will be honored. Refunds are available at the place of purchase. The show will start at 7:30.
Chimaira has booked a few headline gigs in between days on tour with Dethklok. Each of these headlining show features Soilent Green as support:
6/9 @ Rialto Theatre, Tucson - $16 adv / $18 dos
6:30 doors, 7:30 show
6/18 @ Valarium, Knoxville - $14 adv / $16 dos
7:30 doors, 8:30 show
6/21 @ Intersection, Grand Rapids - $15 adv / $18 dos
6:30 doors, 7:30 show
6/28 @ Jesters Pub, Fayetteville - $15 adv / $18 dos
7:30 doors, 8:30 show
7/3 @ Grant Street Dance Hall, Lafayette LA - $15 adv/dos
8:00 doors, 8:30 show
7/08 @ Sokol Underground, Omaha - $18 adv / $20dos
7/09 @ Pops, St. Louis - $18 adv / $20 dos
7/10 @ Headliners, Louisville - $15 adv / $17 dos
Chimaira says they'd love to have local bands open these shows. Contact the club and or show promoter for requests.
The band also writes, "These are the last Chimaira headline shows for a while. It's time to write a new album."
Voivod, Disturbed and Rev Theory are the latest additions to Montreal's two day festival, Heavy MTL. The full lineup is as follows:
June 21: IRON MAIDEN, TYPE O NEGATIVE, MASTODON, HAMMERFALL, HATEBREED, OVERKILL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, SYMPHONY X, UNEXPECT, LAUREN HARRIS, DETHKLOK and more.
June 22: MÖTLEY CRÜE, VOIVOD, ANTHRAX, DISTURBED, REV THEORY, 3 DAYS GRACE, SHADOWS FALL, PRIESTESS, DROWNING POOL and more.
For the first time ever in Montreal, a 2 day metal festival dubbed Heavy Mtl will be held on June 21-22. The lineup is as follows:
Saturday, June 21, 2008:
3 Inches of Blood
Type O Negative
Dethklok / Metalocolypse
Sunday, June 22, 2008:
Three Days Grace
Tickets for this event go on sale this Saturday, April 18th at noon.
This summer, DETHKLOK, the animated band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, hits the road on a 28-city headlining tour kicking off June 2nd in Portland, along with two of metal’s top acts, CHIMAIRA and SOILENT GREEN. Tickets to the five-week Adult Swim Presents tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 18th through Ticketmaster, but a special pre-sale offer will be made available one week earlier to the most brutal Adult Swim fans.
On Sunday, April 13th, Adult Swim fans tuning in to Metalocalypse during the 12 AM (ET/PT) showing will be given a pre-sale password allowing them access to a customized Dethklok page on Ticketmaster’s website (http://www.ticketmaster.com/dethklok).
Immediately after receiving the password, fans can purchase tickets, which range in price from $20 - $25. The password will also be made available to fans on AdultSwim.com (http://www.adultswim.com) beginning Monday, April 14th.
This major tour starring the five band members from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse - Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles - comes on the heels of an incredibly successful fall for the band. In its first time touring, Dethklok opened for And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead in a 12-city college tour that did not disappoint. More...