Origin: USA
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Dethklok  


Metalocalypse turned out to be a cult hit for Adult Swim (the after-hours portion of the Cartoon Network). Documenting the trials and tribulations of the fictional death metal band Dethklok, the series is damn funny, especially to anyone who follows metal at all. Even more surprising than its success is that the series actually spawned good music. Series creator Brendan Small (singing and playing all the instruments save drums, where he's aided by the everpresent Gene Hoglan) has put out an album that, incredulously, stands well on its own. The style fits best in the death metal camp, though that's due more to the vocals than the music, as the songs are really more traditionally metal with even a fair degree of melody (though "melodic death metal" would be misleading as a description) -- frankly, the Dethklok style is far more distinctive than one might expect, as the songs are catchy and heavy but with that certain characteristic that just somehow screams "Dethklok!". The lyrics range from subtlely tongue-in-cheek to intentionally hilarious (best heard on "The Lost Vikings", the BNR pick for best song). Perhaps a telling compliment here is that The Dethalbum is just plain great listening, even if one has never heard of (or seen) the series. The "band" has even toured, with Small, Hoglan and others playing behind the scenes while video of Nathan Explosion and the gang is displayed -- brilliant!

Current Members

Brendan Small

vocals/guitars/bass

Bryan Beller

bass

Gene Hoglan

drums (Dark Angel, Daemon, Death, Fear Factory, Mechanism, Old Man's Child, Phantasm, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Tenet, Devin Townsend, Zimmers Hole)


Discography



Dethalbum 
2007
  1. Murmaider
  2. Go Into the Water
  3. Awaken
  4. Bloodrocuted
  5. Go Forth and Die
  6. Fansong
  7. Better Metal Snake
  8. The Lost Vikings
  9. Thunderhorse
  10. Briefcase Full of Guts
  11. Birthday Dethday
  12. Hatredcopter
  13. Castratikron
  14. Face Fisted
  15. Detharmonic
  • Brendan Small
  • Gene Hoglan
2007 BNR Top Ten album




Dethalbum II 
2009 Williams St.
  1. Bloodlines
  2. The Gears
  3. Burn the Earth
  4. Laser Canon Deth Sentence
  5. Black Fire Upon Us
  6. Deth Support
  7. The Cyborg Slayers
  8. I Tamper with the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin
  9. Murmaider II: The Water God
  10. Comet Song
  11. Symmetry
  12. Volcano

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Dethalbum III 
2012 Williams St.
  1. I Ejaculate Fire
  2. Crush the Industry
  3. Andromeda
  4. The Galaxy
  5. Starved
  6. Killstardo Abominate
  7. Ghostqueen
  8. Impeach God
  9. Biological Warfare
  10. Skyhunter
  11. The Hammer
  12. Rejoin
  • Brendan Small
  • Bryan Beller
  • Gene Hoglan




The Doomstgar Requiem - A Klok Opera 
2013 Williams St.
  1. The Birth / Fata Sidus Oritur / One of Us Must Die
  2. Magnus and the Assassin
  3. Partying Around the World
  4. Tracking / Ishnifus and the Challenge
  5. How Can I Be a Hero?
  6. The Fans Are Chatting
  7. Abigail's Lullaby
  8. Some Time Ago...
  9. The Duel
  10. I Believe
  11. A Traitor Amongst Them
  12. Training / Do it all for My Brother
  13. Before You Go
  14. The Answer is in Your Past
  15. The Depths of Humanity
  16. Givin' Back to You
  17. En Antris et Stella Fatum Cruenti
  18. The Crossroads
  19. Morte Lumina
  20. Blazing Star
  21. The DOOMSTAR Orchestra
  • Brendan Small
  • Gene Hoglan


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