Dethklok, everybody's favorite animated metal band, are taking their music to new heights with the band's 'Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera.' The epic event will air on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on Oct. 27, but we've the exclusive premiere of an extra song, 'Blazing Star,' which will only be available on the opera's full-length soundtrack, which is set for an Oct. 29 release.
Brendon Small, frontman of Dethklok and co-creator of the show ‘Metalocalypse,’ was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Small spoke all about how great touring conditions can completely spoil a musician, as well as the triumphs he's had with both the Cartoon Network show 'Metalocalypse' and Dethklok as a touring band. He also discussed his first performance with his other project Galaktikon, which occurred over the weekend at the Wesfest 8 benefit show. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her interview with Brendon Small below:
It'd be easy to forget that Dethklok are seen as an animated band, since braintrust Brendon Small is such a skilled guitar player, and the music isn't secondary to the hilarious and bombastic plots of the show 'Metalocalypse.' Strip away the funny and fantastical elements of the 'Metalocalypse' cartoon and listen to the music of 'Dethalbum III,' and it'll become painfully obvious why metalheads love the show, the band and Small.
Dethklok, 'The Galaxy'
The most brutal cartoon characters in the history of animation have scooped up their first ever Death Match victory. Having defeated The Faceless, 'Metalocalypse' heroes Dethklok now look to run through another opponent to carve a blood-splattered trail into the Death Match Hall of Fame. Their next opponents may be humanoids, but they've released one of 2012's best metal albums and are hungry for a Death Match win.
The Faceless have once again captured victory in our most recent Death Match, this time against extreme innovators Converge. The Faceless have obviously proven that they have the ability to defeat human musicians, but in this next Death Match, the technical death metal act will face the world's greatest cartoon metal act.
Dethklok, 'I Ejaculate Fire'