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Dethklok

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Formed: 2006
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Dethklok Tour Dates Announced

Legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT) will team up with Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Brendon Small on the road as the real live version of DETHKLOK — the stars of the animated Cartoon Network "Adult Swim" program "Metalocalypse". The group will open for ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF OUR DEAD on their U.S. tour in the fall. This Adult Swim-backed trek will include free shows at 12 U.S. colleges (open to the public) beginning on October 29.

Mike Keneally (guitar) has played with Frank Zappa and Steve Vai, among others, and is also the National Music Director for the Paul Green School of Rock. Bryan Beller (bass) is part of the Mike Keneally band and currently tours with Steve Vai.

DETHKLOK opening for ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF OUR DEAD:

Oct. 29 - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 31 - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 01 - University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 02 - University of California, Berkley, CA
Nov. 05 - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Nov. 07 - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 08 - University of South Dakota, Vermillian, SD
Nov. 11 - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Nov. 13 - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Nov. 15 - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Nov. 17 - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Nov. 18 - Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

On September 25, Adult Swim unleashed the brand-new CD from DETHKLOK on an unsuspecting public. "Dethalbum" features several full-length songs from Adult Swim's most metal animated series "Metalocalypse" plus all-new tracks.

Created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, "Metalocalypse" follows the on- and off-stage adventures of DETHKLOK, an incredibly talented and insanely popular Norwegian heavy metal band. DETHKLOK boasts the lineup of vocalist Nathan Explosion (lyrical visionary), Skwisgaar Skwigelf and Toki Wartooth (two of the fastest guitarists alive), bassist William Murderface and drummer Pickles — the soul of the band. Not really.

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Metalocalypse Creator Talks About Album Success


DETHKLOK's debut album, "The Dethalbum", sold nearly 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at #21 on The Billboard 200 chart. It also dominated the Loud Rock radio charts, hitting #6 on CMJ, #11 on FMQB, and #1 on Mediaguide metal specialty. The CD was also streamed 45,000 times when it went live on AOL Music during the week of its release.

"The Dethalbum" features several full-length songs from Adult Swim's most metal animated series "Metalocalypse" plus all-new tracks.

"Metalocalypse" creator Brendon Small had this to say about the initial success of "The Dethalbum": "It feels great to finally be recognized as the serious cartoon musician that I know that I am. I feel vindicated to have surpassed the sales of 'Jem And The Holograms' and 'The Archies'. You have no idea how many cartoon groupies this will get me."

The September 25 release of "Metalocalypse: Dethklok's The Dethalbum" coincided with the start of Season 2 of "Metalocalypse" on Adult Swim and the release of "Metalocalypse: Season 1" on DVD. The DVD, which hit streets on October 2, sold over 18,000 units in its first two days.

The brutal music video for DETHKLOK's "Bloodrocuted" will be hitting the tube October 22 on Music Choice Video On Demand. Music Choice is the #1 On Demand network in the country, and their content has been viewed over 1 billion times.

DETHKLOK and "Metalocalypse" creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha will be guest DJs on Sirius' Faction. The first-ever split "Hostile Takeover" show will air October 19 at 7 p.m. (EST), and features both the creators and the band spinning their favorite metal hits.

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Dethklok To Hold Listening Parties For New Album

Cartoon metal gods Dethklok (of the Adult Swim program Metalocalypse) and AOL Music have announced a special debut listening party for the band’s new record, “The Dethalbum,” online on Monday, September 24 before it hits streets, Tuesday, September 25.

Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “The Dethalbum” will be released to coincide with the start of Season 2 of the show, Metalocalypse. The new season premieres Sunday, September 23 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, at 11:45pm EST.

The track list for Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “The Dethalbum” is as follows:

1. Murmaider
2. Go Into the Water
3. Awaken
4. Bloodrocuted
5. Go Forth and Die
6. Fansong
7. Better Metal Snake
8. The Lost Vikings
9. Thunderhorse
10. Briefcase Full of Guts
11. Birthday Dethday
12. Hatredcopter
13. Castratikron
14. Face Fisted
15. Dethharmonic
16. Deththeme

The album will also be released as a 2-disc Deluxe Edition, which includes seven additional songs, as well as the music video for “Bloodrocuted” and footage from Season 2 of Metalocalypse.

Created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, Metalocalypse follows the on and off-stage adventures of Dethklok, the incredibly talented and insanely popular Norwegian heavy metal band. Dethklok boasts the lineup of: vocalist Nathan Explosion – lyrical visionary, Skwisgaar Skwigelf & Toki Wartooth – two of the fastest guitarists alive, bassist William Murderface and Pickles the Drummer- the soul of the band. Not really.

For the NYC Fans, a record release party will be held at Fontana’s, located at 105 Eldridge St. (Between Broome & Grand ) RSVP to NYpromo@theonion.com.

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Dethklok To Open For ...AYWKUBTTOD

DETHKLOK — the stars of the animated Cartoon Network "Adult Swim" program "Metalocalypse" — will open for ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD on their U.S. tour in the fall. This Adult Swim-backed trek will include free shows at 12 U.S. colleges (open to the public) beginning on October 29, although the tour schedule for has not been announced.

On September 25, Adult Swim will unleash the brand-new CD from DETHKLOK on an unsuspecting public. "Dethalbum" features several full-length songs from Adult Swim's most metal animated series "Metalocalypse" plus all-new tracks.

To coincide with the premiere of the second season of "Metalocalypse" on Adult Swim and release of "Metalocalypse Season 1" on DVD, a regular and a deluxe CD edition of "Dethalbum" will be released. The deluxe edition will include a second disc featuring seven even more brutal tracks, the animated video for the utterly brutal single "Bloodrocuted", and the premiere episode from Season 2 of "Metalocalypse".

"Dethalbum" track listing:

Disc 1 (Regular and Deluxe Editions):

01. Murmaider
02. Go Into the Water
03. Awaken
04. Bloodrocuted
05. Go Forth and Die
06. Fansong
07. Better Metal Snake
08. The Lost Vikings
09. Thunderhorse
10. Briefcase Full of Guts
11. Birthday Dethday
12. Hatredcopter
13. Castratikron
14. Face Fisted
15. Dethharmonic
16. Deththeme

Disc 2 (Deluxe Edition ONLY):

01. Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
02. Blood Ocean
03. Murdertrain A Comin'
04. Pickles Intro
05. Kill You
06. Hatredy
07. Dethklok Gets in Tune
* Video for "Bloodrocuted"
* Episode from Season 2

Created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, "Metalocalypse" follows the on- and off-stage adventures of DETHKLOK, an incredibly talented and insanely popular Norwegian heavy metal band. DETHKLOK boasts the lineup of vocalist Nathan Explosion (lyrical visionary), Skwisgaar Skwigelf and Toki Wartooth (two of the fastest guitarists alive), bassist William Murderface and drummer Pickles — the soul of the band. Not really.

"Dethalbum" features a guest appearance by legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT). He previously stated about the CD, "What a killer metal record! I can't wait for everyone else to hear it, and since it has now been slated for a September 25th release, that is now gonna be sooner than later, especially with leakage. And yes, it appears that we are going on tour with it as well! The logistics are being worked on as we speak, but it looks like it's gonna be a real killer, multi-media show. I'm looking real forward to that, I've even suspended the booking of a ton of clinics to clear my schedule to be available."

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Dethklok Mastermind To Direct Exodus Video

The following message has been posted via the official Exodus Myspace account:

"Set to go into production in September, San Francisco’s pioneer thrashers EXODUS will be shooting a video for the song “Riot Act” off their upcoming new album The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A slated for release in North America on October 23, 2007.

The video director for “Riot Act” will be none other than Jon Schnepp. Known most recently for his work on Metalocalypse (an animated program about Dethklok, the world’s most popular death metal band) on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, the show has been described as “Spinal Tap meets Scooby Doo meets Norway.” Schnepp is responsible for the character design of the five Dethklok members, directs the majority of the Metalocalypse episodes for each season, and works closely with the show’s co-creators/writers Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha.

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has this to say about the shoot:

“Having the opportunity to work with Jon on our video for ‘Riot Act’ is going to be amazing. Having just recently done our own guest appearance on Metalocalypse, we went out on a limb and asked Jon if he'd shoot our video. When he said yes, we were stoked to say the least. The ideas that he's come up with promise to make this our best video ever! I usually hate making videos, but this time I'm actually excited about it! It will be unique, and of course, it will be heavy!”"

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Exodus To Appear In Metalocalypse

EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes has issued the following update:

"My dream came true yesterday. I was on a cartoon — myself and all the guys from EXODUS got to be in an episode of [the animated series] 'Metalocalypse', the greatest cartoon of all time. If I died today it would be all good. All the people that work there are just awesome. If you have not seen the show yet, it's on Adult Swim on Sunday nights on the Cartoon Network, and sometimes during the week. It depends on Adult Swim and they change the shows they air from week to week. And if you have not seen it yet, you fucking suck."

Exodus previously debuted two new songs live entitled "Bedlam 123" and "Funeral Hymn" (see Exodus debut two new songs live story). Their new album is expected before the end of the year. They also set to embark on a tour with Warbringer, Arsis and Goatwhore.

Dethklok (the fictional cartoon band at the centre of Metalocalypse for those who have never seen the show) are also set to release an album thsi year, with a release date set for September 25th. A limited edition version of the album will feature six extra songs along with the first episode of the second season which will premire the week after on October 2nd. The album itself will feature ex Death, Testament, Strapping Young Lad drummer Gene Hoglan amongst others.

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Most Brutal Metal Band On Earth Announces Album

On September 25, Adult Swim will unleash the brand-new CD from legendary metal band Dethklok on an unsuspecting public. "Dethalbum" features several full-length songs from Adult Swim's most metal animated series "Metalocalypse" plus all-new tracks.

To coincide with the premiere of the second season of "Metalocalypse" on Adult Swim and release of "Metalocalypse Season 1" on DVD, a regular and a deluxe CD edition of "Dethalbum" will be released. The deluxe edition will include a second disc featuring seven even more brutal tracks, the animated video for the utterly brutal single "Bloodrocuted", and the premiere episode from Season 2 of "Metalocalypse".

"Dethalbum" track listing:

Disc 1 (Regular and Deluxe Editions):

01. Murmaider
02. Go Into the Water
03. Awaken
04. Bloodrocuted
05. Go Forth and Die
06. Fansong
07. Better Metal Snake
08. The Lost Vikings
09. Thunderhorse
10. Briefcase Full of Guts
11. Birthday Dethday
12. Hatredcopter
13. Castratikron
14. Face Fisted
15. Dethharmonic
16. Deththeme

Disc 2 (Deluxe Edition ONLY):

01. Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
02. Blood Ocean
03. Murdertrain A Comin'
04. Pickles Intro
05. Kill You
06. Hatredy
07. Dethklok Gets in Tune
* Video for "Bloodrocuted"
* Episode from Season 2

Created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, "Metalocalypse" follows the on- and off-stage adventures of Dethklok, an incredibly talented and insanely popular Norwegian heavy metal band. Dethklok boasts the lineup of vocalist Nathan Explosion (lyrical visionary), Skwisgaar Skwigelf and Toki Wartooth (two of the fastest guitarists alive), bassist William Murderface and drummer Pickles — the soul of the band. Not really.

"Dethalbum" features a guest appearance by legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT). He previously stated about the CD, "What a killer metal record! I can't wait for everyone else to hear it, and since it has now been slated for a September 25th release, that is now gonna be sooner than later, especially with leakage. And yes, it appears that we are going on tour with it as well! The logistics are being worked on as we speak, but it looks like it's gonna be a real killer, multi-media show. I'm looking real forward to that, I've even suspended the booking of a ton of clinics to clear my schedule to be available."

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Dethklok Album Due In September

According to MTV.com, the greatest metal-parody album since "This Is Spinal Tap" is coming our way. No, CROTCHDUSTER hasn't signed to Roadrunner Records — DETHKLOK are getting ready to infect the world with their debut. The stars of the animated Cartoon Network "Adult Swim" program "Metalocalypse" will release two editions of "Dethalbum" on September 25. The regular format will feature 16 tracks, including "Murmaider", "Briefcase Full of Guts", "Birthday Dethday", "Bloodrocuted" and "Deththeme". The double-disc deluxe edition will feature a second CD of six additional tracks, such as "Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle", "Blood Ocean" and "Pickles' Intro - Kill You". The package will also feature the video for "Bloodrocuted" and the first episode from the show's second season, which debuts the last week of September. A DVD of the entire first season will be released October 2.

"Dethalbum" features a guest appearance by legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT). He previously stated about the CD, "What a killer metal record! I can't wait for everyone else to hear it, and since it has now been slated for a September 25th release, that is now gonna be sooner than later, especially with leakage. And yes, it appears that we are going on tour with it as well! The logistics are being worked on as we speak, but it looks like it's gonna be a real killer, multi-media show. I'm looking real forward to that, I've even suspended the booking of a ton of clinics to clear my schedule to be available."

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