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Dethklok, Mastodon, High On Fire, and Converge Announce Massive North American Tour

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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:

10/2/09 - Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
10/3/09 - WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA
10/4/09 - Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC
10/6/09 - Big Four Building, Calgary, AB
10/7/09 - Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB
10/9/09 - Great Saltair, Salt Lake City, UT
10/10/09 - Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
10/12/09 - Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO
10/13/09 - The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
10/14/09 - Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines, IA
10/16/09 - Myth, St. Paul, MN
10/17/09 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
10/18/09 - Eagle’s Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI
10/20/09 - LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
10/21/09 - The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI
10/23/09 - Sound Academy, Toronto
10/24/09 - The Fairgrounds, Buffalo, NY
10/25/09 - Armory, Albany, NY
10/27/09 - House of Blues, Boston, MA
10/30/09 - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
10/31/09 - Patriot Center, Washington, DC
11/1/09 - Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
11/5/09 - Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
11/6/09 - House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
11/7/09 - Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
11/8/09 - Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL
11/11/09 - House of Blues, Dallas, TX
11/12/09 - Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX
11/13/09 - Austin City Music Hall, Austin, TX
11/14/09 - Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK
11/16/09 - Pan American Center, Las Cruces, NM
11/17/09 - Mesa Amphitheater, Mesa, AZ
11/18/09 - House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
11/19/09 - Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

(Schedule is subject to change.)

"Seeing this lineup makes me jealous for the audience," said Metalocalypse’s Small. "Both myself and my band that doesn't exist are incredibly excited and honored to be a part of it. Furthermore, I see this tour jump-starting the economy and completely reversing the recession. I've said this a thousand times: There is no recession for metal."

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1. returntheknife writes:

YES YES YES YES Milwaukee

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BodomFan writes:

hell yeah, defiantly gonna have to go to the Austin. TX show!

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. n0thinghead writes:

finally!! thank u!! there is a g0d!! 11/8 i will drive up for THAT!!

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Zontar The Munificent writes:

HOLY MOLY!!!

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. jayballer14 writes:

gonna have to make a trip to LA!

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. That one guy writes:

Oh my f***! They are coming to Des Moines... I HAVE to go!

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

*waves hands over the crystal ball* I see a trip to Mesa in my not too distant future...

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

Seattle show pencil me in...been waiting for DK to do a tour

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rubyred writes:

Sounds extravagantly massive & grilling Tour journey for DETHLOK & MASTODON and other highly music heavy bands: have a groovin' & safe '09 Tour Events!

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. the goose goblin writes:

Amazing, Mastodon AND Dethklok...naturally no IN or KY shows.

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Necrovomit writes:

must....go.....to seattle!!!!

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Hollow writes:

VANCOUVER!!!

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Terminator writes:

YES!!! Des Moines!!!!! Awesome!

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. GoreGrinder writes:

No Nor Cal shows?! I don't wanna drive 4 hours to L.A. Ugh

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 5:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. metal2death writes:

PHILLLLLAAAAAAYYYY

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. xxmechellexx1 writes:

I can't believe I'm going to get to see Dethklok at The Brady in Tulsa. The God Squad obviously doesn't think a cartoon band can do any harm. Maybe my son will want to go with me even though he likes rap. Yuk

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Deathblooms writes:

DO WANT

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. xxxskier writes:

throw down some Sac or Reno !!!!

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. PANDA writes:

Omigosh!!!!!! If I still lived in Miami I'd be able to see them.. sooo not fair!

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. stylegurrl writes:

NEW YORK freaking city!!! I got my ticket today and cannot wait.

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. 6(sic)6 writes:

I'm surprised The Brady theater is letting a non-death cab for cutie band play. Haha no complaints though!

# Aug 5, 2009 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Satanic Warmaster writes:

Holy Fu*ked up fu*kin sh** there fu*kin coming to mesa, Arizona.......I NEED TO GET A f***IN TICKET RIGHT f***IN NOW OH sh**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant wait to hear these guys in concert!!!!! \m/

# Aug 13, 2009 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. evan writes:

yes! st. paul, mn at the myth!
im freakin pumped

# Aug 18, 2009 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. DIRTNURSE writes:

HALLOWEEN EVE. NYC. YES

# Aug 21, 2009 @ 3:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kev writes:

What? No San Francisco? The closest is a 6-7 hour drive to LA on a weekday. Bullsh**! This will not do.

# Aug 22, 2009 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Fuck_A_Name writes:

High on Fire. Just getting into them, but damn these f***ers are good. I would like to see them, no problem there.

Converge. I already declared I needed to see these guys and Dillinger Escape Plan live before I died. One down.

Mastodon. Saw them once already, but it was when i really didnt like them at all, so I guess htis could be cool. New album rocks tits.

Dethklok. If you dont like Dethklok, then you can gargle on a d*** coated in icy-hot.

I'm going.

# Aug 22, 2009 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. SigmaWarlord writes:

Damn it!! Same as Panda#19, if I were still in Miami I would already have my tickets.

# Aug 23, 2009 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. CLF3RockMyWorld writes:

Double horns up \m/ been waiting all damn year for this one!!! Sweet.


P.S. Ticketmaster & fees suck big time.

# Aug 23, 2009 @ 1:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Aldil writes:

Just a quick question, How does Dethlok play a concert? Like how does a 2D thing like Dethlok, suddenly become real and play a comcert. Sorry if that question sounds stupid, bu I honestly just want to know.

# Aug 23, 2009 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Sowleman writes:

Okay,We don't get the mainstream bands in RENO because we aren't a big enough city.So that is why we are willing to drive all the f***ing way to mostly anywhere in the GayBay!! Why would a band skip Northern California???You can't find fans more dedicated to Heavy Metal than the ones in NorCal!!!! After all,Great bands have been selling out the Cow Palace,the Ampitheatre,Winterland(once upon a time), Oakland arena/Day on the Greens,Sacremento-just to name a few. So what the HELL is wrong with the Tour management?? Don't they know that they could sell out 2 nights or an early and a late show on one night?Anywhere from San Jose to the North Bay to Sacremento there are 100's of thousands just waiting to buy tickets,but we aren't good enough for these bands!!So you can go to HELL with Aerosmith!! You think that you can't alienate fans by shining us on? In the 90's Steven Tyler canceled their RENO Tour because his throat was sore,then he later admited that drug addiction was the real problem! We were getting pumped up for their show,only to be let down just a week before the gig.Finding out the truth really hit us hard! Now we SPIT on AEROsh** !!!!! Fu** Tyler and his junkies,I will never pay a cent to hear or see those ASSF***S. In fact I gave away all of their records that I owned to Goodwill, I will never say anything nice about them and any chance I have to dog them -I will. So here it is...HA HA,what 's wrong Tyler? Did you start using again ,or are you too old to rock? Maybe you should get a walker that is tethered to the stage and then you won't fall down and go boom!!..........Okay so my point is that I am already feeling the Hate for whomever is responsible for the big oops and forgetting about the 12 million people that reside in the silicon valley/Bay Area!! What the F>;>;>; were you thinking?You can forget about the music sales to me and my friends,but you don't care about that anyway from what we can see,thanks for nothing ,I'll be sure to bad mouth you to my people every time the names on this tour are mentioned. from your newest and ugliest ENEMY !

# Aug 24, 2009 @ 12:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. ¤Cronic¤ writes:

To: Aldil
At the Dethklok shows they have a live band on stage and above them is a huge monitor with the 2d Characters playing the same song as the band. =]

# Aug 24, 2009 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Aldil writes:

To: ¤Cronic¤. Ohh, Okay that makes sense. Thanks :)

# Aug 25, 2009 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Ray K writes:

f*** YESS!!!

# Aug 27, 2009 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. XWigglesX writes:

Converge rule live. So do Mastodon.

# Aug 28, 2009 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Joe Sut writes:

This is gonna be so kick-ass.

# Aug 31, 2009 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Balls Soup writes:

Hell yea man. DETROIT

# Sep 1, 2009 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Redd writes:

HOLY CRAP! They're comin to Utah?! That's F**KING AWESOME but I wonder why they are... Utah's a mormo state. WHATEVER I'M STILL GOIN! My friend is getting tickets as we speak..... MUWAHAHAHAHA!

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