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Larissa Glasser of The Phoenix recently conducted an interview with Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, creators of the upcoming cartoon series "Dethklok Metalocalypse" about a half-Norwegian/half-American black metal band called DEATHKLOK.

Premiering this Sunday (August 6) at 11:45 p.m. on Adult Swim (the adult-oriented television programming block on Cartoon Network) and featuring voice cameos by METALLICA's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett — along with members of ARCH ENEMY and NEVERMORE — "Metalocalypse" follows the mayhem surrounding the world's biggest band, and 12th-largest economy, DETHKLOK. They live in a gigantic upside-down dragon boat perched atop the fjords of Norway. They cause disaster, destruction, and bloodshed wherever they go. In an age where metal is king, DETHKLOK's business savvy trumps the world's most shrewd visionaries. But they're excessively dumb when it comes to the most rudimentary tasks. For example, they don't know how to make food for themselves — not even a sandwich. During one scene, guitarist Skwisgarr Skwigelf tries to make coffee with a toaster. Although they've outsold THE BEATLES, DETHKLOK are, Brendon Small promises, "Just a thousand times more dangerous and a billion times more stupid."

"Ted Nugent once said that there's something inherently stupid about rock and roll," Blacha explained to The Phoenix. "I agree, but we aren't derisive of metal. For example, when we had Michael Amott [guitarist, ARCH ENEMY] come in to do voices for the show, it was really pleasing to have him tell us in his Swedish accent, 'I don't like it when people make fun of metal, but you guys know what you're doing.' He gave us this one head nod, and we were like, 'YES! That's exactly what we wanted.' "

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1. 6-Wretched-6-Soul-6 writes:

Metalocalypse is the best show ever

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 7:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

Sounds weird but we'll see how it turns out, I'll give it a try if I remember it's on.

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metalhead644 writes:

ive been waiting for this show for months... cant wait to actually see it

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

This sounds like one of those shows thats either going make me piss myself or piss inside the tv....

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KORNDOGG writes:

I WOULD RATHER WATCH AQUA TEEN OR 12 OUNCE MOUSE!!!

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Vayne Theories writes:

Brendon Small, some of you might know does voices for Family Guy, and various other Adult Swim shows, and is also the mind behind 'Home Movies' which I thought was decent.

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KORNDOGG writes:

FAMILY GUY IS THE sh**

# Aug 3, 2006 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

hahahahah. posts 5 through 7 made me laugh. you idiot.

# Aug 4, 2006 @ 3:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Vohton writes:

This show rules. This show will bite the head off that 12 ounce mouse and spit it out.

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Vayne Theories writes:

Come again psythe ? Did you mean 5 and 7 ? Not 5 thru 7 ?

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KORNDOGG writes:

WHAT THE f*** IS WRONG WITH MY POSTS PSYTHE???????????????

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Drunken Spirit of the elder gods........LOL writes:

hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa Cartoon network should stick to Dragonball Z..Goku's more hardcore later...............

# Aug 5, 2006 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. M0uRnInG_StAr writes:

The show should be good ... from the commercials it looks funny...

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

I'm looking forward to this.

# Aug 6, 2006 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. slayerdisciple writes:

i just saw the show it is funny, its a combination of aqua team and death metal

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. M0uRnInG_StAr writes:

I just saw it too -it's- different .... ok it's f***ing wierd, but funny.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 12:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. psythe writes:

Vayne - no, I meant 5 thru 7, though i wasn't laughing at you. it was the progression made me laugh. ie Korndogg says "i would rather watch..." something else. you say same guy "does voices for Family Guy". Korndogg says he loves Family Guy. that's close enough to a contradiction for me. so i laughed.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 7:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. deathbringer writes:

Meh. I am sorry to say I was very unimpressed at the debut last night. I was simply hoping for more. Might check it out again to see how it progresses still.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 9:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. dmasa writes:

its ok i thought it would b better.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Emperor4Ever writes:

Death Metal along with James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett just don't match whatsoever. Really not even Arch Enemy or Nevermore either so I'm very interested in seeing what the hell they come up with for death metal.

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. KORNDOGG writes:

SO THAT MAKES ME AN IDIOT PSYTHE, THINK ABOUT IT!

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Vayne Theories writes:

It doesnt take much.....

I kinda liked it, but it was very undevelopping. I still love the Venture Bros !

# Aug 7, 2006 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Terminator writes:

i dont know what to think of it yet. it was okay. south park still rules the annomated world.

# Aug 8, 2006 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. MetalHead19892 writes:

It was a funny and good debut. Just wish it was longer.

# Aug 9, 2006 @ 2:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metal_lover dude writes:

i swear this show is the best show ever

i thought up names of real people that deathklok except for william murderface! pickles reminds me of axl rose now the blond dude reminds me of duff mckagen the dude with brown long hair reminds me of james hetfield and the lead singer reminds me of ozzy osbourne

# Aug 11, 2006 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. metal_lover dude writes:

its better than family guy and south park but its too good i have a feeling its gonna get cancelled soon in like a couple of months like fooly cooly

# Aug 11, 2006 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. metal_lover dude writes:

it'd be funny if on an episode my chemical romance got the crap beaten out of them by deathklok

# Aug 11, 2006 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. metal_lover dude writes:

i hate stupid emo fag bands like my chemcal retards fallout fags and i really hate panic at the disco

# Aug 11, 2006 @ 2:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Terminator writes:

dont we all^

# Aug 12, 2006 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Diamond Oz writes:

I saw it the other day and thought it was totally great!

# Aug 12, 2006 @ 7:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. metal2death writes:

dude this show is nowhere near as good as south park. its good but come on

# Aug 13, 2006 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. life sux!!! writes:

I haven't seen that show yet, but it sounds interesting. And what metal_lover dude wrote... u are right. Damn them all!!!

# Aug 14, 2006 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. X-PLAYER writes:

It looks pretty good when I saw it, I agree with post 24, I wish it was 30 mins. than 15. It would have more quality of humor in it.

# Aug 16, 2006 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. slayerdisciple writes:

yea its not as good as south park, family guy, aqua team, or robot chicken but its still funny

# Aug 16, 2006 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. burn writes:

best_show_ever.. if you don't think this is funny, dont bother watching it. if you do, its cause you, deep down in your blackest, of black hearts know how metal you are, and how completely retarted metal can get.. this plays on the best metal has to offer, and the absolute worst.. its really, really gooddamn funny.. full of 100% accurate cliches, and brilliant humor. the music is about as heavy as metal gets without being cheesy (ala cradle of filth). i think Mark Hammil does the voices of one of the characters on the show..

anyway, its a fantastic show, and i plan on watching every metal week..

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