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Dethklok Announce Headlining Tour

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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.

Released in conjunction with the tour was the band’s first album, Dethklok: The Dethalbum¸ which debuted at #21 on the Billboard Top 200 during its first week of release, making it the highest charting death metal album ever. More than 195,000 copies of Dethklok: The Dethalbum have been sold to date, and more than 120,000 copies of the Metalocalypse: Season 1 DVD from Warner Home Video have been sold since its release in October 2007.

Touring with Dethklok this summer are two of metal’s most illustrious bands. Chimaira is one of metal’s most hard working artists today. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the band has been demonstrating their ferocity onstage for nearly 10 years. Chimaira’s fourth LP, Resurrection, is now available via Ferret Music.

An infamous deathgrind and sludge metal band from New Orleans, Soilent Green has seen its fair share of adversity during its two-decade-old history. Touted as "one of the ten most important hard and heavy bands" by Rolling Stone Magazine, the band’s latest album, Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction will be released in North America on April 15th by its new label, Metal Blade Records.

“I predict that this show will be, without a doubt, the best animated Death Metal tour in recorded history,” said Brendon Small, creator and most metal member of Dethklok.

Schedule for Adult Swim Presents Metalocalypse’s Dethklok with Chimaira and Soilent Green is as follows:

June
2 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
3 - Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
5 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
6 - Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
7 - House of Blues - Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
8 - House of Blues - San Diego - San Diego, CA
10 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
11 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
12 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
14 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
15 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
16 - House of Blues - Chicago - Chicago, IL
17 - Clutch Cargos - Pontiac, MI
19 - House of Blues - Cleveland - Cleveland, OH
20 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON
22 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
24 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
25 - Nokia Theater Times Square - New York, NY
26 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD
27 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
29 - House of Blues - South Carolina - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
30 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL

July
1 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL
2 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
4 - Meridian - Houston, TX
5 - House of Blues - Texas - Dallas, TX
6 - La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX

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1. ZTATICX writes:

Dethklok is one of the most brutal and weird "bands" ever. Great production supported by Cartoon Network. It would be great to watch them LIVE!

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Westfallen writes:

I ordered their album when I was drunk after reading a good review by one of my (usually) favorite music journalists. Mistake. I'll sell it to someone for 2 bucks. I'll even take a 40 oz High Life.

P.S. They're not brutal just cos the dude can growl.

NP Metallica- Metal Militia

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xxx-VADER-xxx writes:

Your "now playing is metallica". WTF do you know about brutal. it was a good cd, not the best but good, and theyre not very brutal. BLOODBATH is brutal. these guys are just good metal.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Westfallen writes:

What does my playing old Metallica have to do with Dethklok? You seem to know Kill 'em all, so obviously you've listened to it. You must have no idea what brutal is.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BigEvilMetalhead writes:

No one thinks its funny that the highest charting death metal album ever is by a FAKE metal band??? lol

Dethklok rules.
\m/

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

I've lost count of the amount of times "brutal" has been said here already!

Now playing: Body Count- Masters Of Revenge

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Public Execution writes:

I got to see these guys on their free tour, and I definatly will try to go see them again. Chimaira also puts on a good live show. Not the most br00tal band, but definatly entertaining and I think the show is very funny.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. XWigglesX writes:

to quote Nathan Explosion, "thats brutal" (the amount of times brutal has been used)

Dethklok rules.

xxx-VADER-xxx does not.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. mistermorrison writes:

You guys are all brutal.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. XWigglesX writes:

your mum is

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jackrum writes:

still aint got their album.. probably pick it up eventually...

np: Amon Amarth - For The Stabwounds In Our Backs

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 5:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. iEATbabies writes:

YES YES YES!!! I have a reason to live again in my sad, pathetic life!

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. NameHere writes:

Of course it doesnt hit st. louis......why am i suprised, the tight tours barely ever do

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Dood writes:

"our "now playing is metallica". WTF do you know about brutal. it was a good cd, not the best but good, and theyre not very brutal. BLOODBATH is brutal. these guys are just good metal."

I smell an elitist.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. KoRNBoY writes:

DeY r GuNnA PeRf0Rm aT mUh sChOoL MaYnE, ThEy R n0t gUnNa bE dEr iN pErSoN oNLy iN dA fOrM oF HoLoGrAmS

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Fuck A Name writes:

They should be touring with the Gorillaz instead, they could call it the, "Bands That Don't Really Exist" tour. lol

Now Playing: Tupac- "Touched"

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kalis_wrath writes:

DEATH AND COFFEE! DEATH AND COFFEE!

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. mistermorrison writes:

ha ha, you guys all forgot about dildos. Dildos.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. coldiem writes:

Dethklok is the defintion of brutal. Their brutality does not need to be justified, it is self-explained.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Westfallen writes:

Ugh. Sure.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Kalis_wrath writes:

Haha! How goes it West? I like this thread. Its a nice little break from being seriouse it the others.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. KoRNBoY writes:

iiiGhT s0n, w0uLd'Nt eVeRy m0viE Be BeTTa iF dEy pLaY DeAth MeTaL wHiLe dA g0oD gUy DiEs? oR Like dAt m0viE WhErE dA GiRl gET cAnCeR aNd sHe Die dEy sHoUlD pLaY ReiGn iN BLoOd oR s0mEtHiN hUh mAyuNE aYo bRUH aYo ;D

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. KoRNBoY writes:

Or dA MoViE BrAvEhEaRt dEy sHoULd PLaY CrAzy DeAth MeAtAL wHeN MeL GiBsOn FiRsT wIfE Die hUh, oR wHeN tEy tOrTuE hIm aT dA EnD dEy sHoULd PLaY WaLK InStEAD oF d0s dAMn FLuTeS hUh mAyNE ;D

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Westfallen writes:

Not bad KW. Just inhaling some extra brutal Fleischmann's vodka at the moment.

NP- Cream "White Room"

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kalis_wrath writes:

I was sucking down the Jack and rootbeer like water last night. I had alot of fun! Is the wifey doing o.k?

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Westfallen writes:

Yeah her sister is visiting....so I'm not hearing much lately. But the fam is doing good.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kalis_wrath writes:

Keepin her sis company hu? Thats good. Me and my sis are slowly talking again after a huge fight.

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. ret writes:

Hopefully there's no age requirement. The concert I want to go to says you have to be 21+ unless otherwise mentioned. If this is true, none of my friends or I can go. Be cool Dethklok! Let the youngin's in!

# Apr 12, 2008 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. KoRNBoY writes:

aNyb0dY bEeN tEh dA GaLLeRy SeCtiOn hErE? ;D

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 12:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. XWigglesX writes:

Why do you write like that?

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hi Wiggles! I need to email you soon dont I?

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Terminator writes:

This sounds BR00TOOL douchebeeeags!!!

seriously though, dethklok is the pinnacle of awesome!

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33. Kalis_wrath writes:

I have a head full of black hair dye! THATS BRUUTALL!

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 3:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Westfallen writes:

I'm listening to "Rush- Live in Rio." That's f'n brutal.

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 3:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Kalis_wrath writes:

I just washed out 666 tons of black hair dye out and thats fvckin BRUUUTALLL too!

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 4:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. KoRNBoY writes:

y0 a MaN ;D KaLis

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 4:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. XWigglesX writes:

Yes you do Kalis! Where have you been!?

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 5:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. holyshit writes:

def. gonna have to check out that Austin, TX date. i live like 2 blocks from that venue. dethklok f***in rules! kinda strange that one of the best new bands around is a f***in cartoon. brutal

# Apr 13, 2008 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. xile89 writes:

Did anyone catch the code on adult swim I saw it but have a horrible memory.

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 12:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Jackrum writes:

hungover from a night out on the lash, much brootality..

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 2:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. DoA writes:

I, too, missed the code.
Did anyone catch it?

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 3:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. DUNCANHILLS writes:

DUNCANHILLS

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43. amnestygenocide writes:

DUNCANHILLS

# Apr 14, 2008 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Caveman writes:

FINALLY!!!!! I've got tickets to see DETHKLOK in toronto! Chimaira being there is an added bonus!

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. DeathInEye writes:

Westfallen, I too am not a fan of a cartoon band. Maybe I'm finally aging but it just doesn't appeal to me.

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. X.x.XLove_MetalX.x.X writes:

How much will the tickets be if you dont have the password?

# Apr 26, 2008 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Kalis_wrath writes:

^One million dollars an 3 cents.

# Apr 26, 2008 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Lewie writes:

BRING DETHKLOK TO AUSTRALIA!!!! BRUTAL!!!!..... A stop off in perth would be good.... please

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