Watch Dethklok Bassist Shredding The Axe Online
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A seven-minute video clip of bassist Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) is performing as William Murderface from DETHKLOK and teaching metal and thrash bass techniques can be viewed here (video courtesy of FPE-TV).
DETHKLOK's "The Dethalbum" CD features several full-length songs from Adult Swim's most metal animated series "Metalocalypse" plus all-new tracks.
"The Dethalbum" sold nearly 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position #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 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.
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 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
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