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Dethklok's "Dethalbum II" Lands At No. 15 On Billboard Top 200

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Heavy metal juggernauts Dethklok have exploded onto the Billboard Top 200 again with the release of “Dethalbum II,” selling nearly 45,000 copies in its first week. The new record from the stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, six spots higher then their debut album “Dethalbum” back in 2007.

Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small had this to say about the chart debut of DETHKLOK’S “Dethalbum II”: "I'm both happy and humiliated that DETHALBUM 2 reached number 15. Happy because we beat the first DETHALBUM numbers and humiliated to have been beaten by our second album numbers by ourselves. Either way we're still not as good as the Archies and I never want to forget that. Having said all of that, dear god I am fantastic and talented."

The September 27 release of Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “Dethalbum II ” coincides with the start of Season 3 of Metalocalypse on Adult Swim in November. The third season of Metalocalypse will pick up right where Season 2 left, and this season the episodes will be thirty minutes long.

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1. Demoncleaner writes:

Totally Brutals

# Oct 12, 2009 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ...thomas writes:

its pretty cool to have a death metal album chart so high

# Oct 12, 2009 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ...thomas writes:

just gave the album a listen, and my first impressions is that it is pretty badass, ill be looking forward to the new season of the show too

# Oct 12, 2009 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BodomFan writes:

awesome album. the deluxe edition has some pretty cool sh*t on it. great that they chart so high, and kinda funny that one of the highest charting metal bands around is from a cartoon! got my ticket for the Austin, TX show, cant wait!

# Oct 12, 2009 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. IrishMetal writes:

Just downloaded it (I know) cuz I have no money even for food since I spent it all on gigs.

I was literally blown away. Small thing I have an issue with is the opening to Dethsupport - too repetitive.

Also one other part where the guitars seem to lag behind vocals and drums - could be an effect, but there's something missing on it to make it effective.

Otherwise, it's a friggin triumph of an album, from the most brootals cartoon band around.

# Oct 13, 2009 @ 7:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. NW_MetalHead writes:

Love the show but was not a huge fan of the first album, I might check it out

# Oct 13, 2009 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Hammerheart writes:

It's a great album, indeed. I'm surprised it charted that high, though.

It's also great news that season 3 will have 30 minute episodes.

# Oct 13, 2009 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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