Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem

dethklokPRESS RELEASE: In METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA we pick up directly after the abduction of DETHKLOK guitarist Toki Wartooth in the season four finale. With his life in danger, his only salvation can come from the four most selfish human celebrities on Earth—his bandmates, extreme metal band DETHKLOK. Will they be able to get past their own egos to help someone besides themselves? Find out in this one-hour heavy metal rock opera special with a completely original score. Created by Brendon Small, the animated one-hour special, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA, airs Sunday, October 27 at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. This once-in-a-lifetime DETHKLOK experience includes special guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.  Read More …

Check out a track from Brendon Small’s GALAKTIKON

Now this is killer. In April, Brendon Small – Metalocalypse co-creator, mastermind of one of the coolest signature models Gibson ever produced and creator of the brilliant Home Movies will present to you GALAKTIKON, an incredible, melodic, heavy, colourful, frankly kickass album. I’ve been lucky enough to hear it and to interview Brendon (look for it closer to the album’s release date) and it’s something really special. The following is a press release about a track exclusively made available to CraveOnline. Check it out!

‘Metalocalypse’ Co-Creator BRENDON SMALL and CraveOnline.com Unveil New ‘BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON’ Track Today

 

New Album Coming April 2012!

CraveOnline.com and BRENDON SMALL are thrilled to finally unleash a brand new track from the METALOCALYPSE co-creator’s new side project,BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON. The new track, ‘On My Way’, is the closing track on the upcoming concept album. BRENDON SMALL’s GALAKTIKON hits stores in late April 2012.

 

“I’m thrilled to finally give people a taste of what I’ve been blabbing about doing for months,” states Brendon. “’On My Way’ is the last track on the record, where our hero confronts the villain and saves the girl, while complaining the whole time! Enjoy, and stay tuned for more tracks emerging soon.”

 

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My interview with Brendon Small about the Gibson Dethklok Explorer

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking to one Mr. Brendon Small of Dethklok about his awesome new Gibson ‘Thunderhorse’ Dethklok Explorer. Now, everyone knows that Brendon’s Adult Swim showMetalocalypse is utterly awesome, but I urge you to check out his previous show Home Movies
too if you haven’t. I swear a real-life Coach McGurk – complete with whistle – goes to the same coffee shop as me.

Here’s the intro to the interview. You can read the rest over at Gibson.com.

Brendon Small Introduces The Gibson ‘Thunderhorse’ Explorer

Metalocalypse mastermind Brendon Small is many things: comedian, voice actor, writer, filmmaker; but one of his biggest passions is the guitar. An extremely capable player who graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 1997, Small strives to be as authentic as possible when including “guitar stuff” inMetalocalypse. When a member of fictional death metal band Dethklok shreds onscreen, the fretting hand animation is uncannily lifelike. All the guitar gear featured on the show looks like the real-world item it represents, down to the officially sanctioned logos. And wicked pinch harmonics take the place of bleeps when somebody onscreen drops the F-bomb.

You can preorder the new guitar HERE at Amazon.com.

 

NEWS: Mike Amott leaves ESP, joins Dean

Arch Enemy/Carcass guitarist Mike Amott has signed with Dean Guitars, after a long-running endorsement with ESP which resulted in the hella sexy Ninja line of Vs.


In a press release, Amott said “I contacted Dean Guitars as I was looking for the right guitar company and I knew that if people like Michael Schenker, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag and Leslie West have made Dean their home that I needed to check it out. They sent me two V’s to check out and I immediately fell in love with them. I am sure my new signature guitar will meet all of my demands as well as the needs of my fans around the globe.”

Amott has been playing a Dean USA Schenker Flame V model on stage. Amott is currently touring with a reunited Carcass. In 2006 he appeared on the animation Metalocalypse as the bass player in Pickles The Drummer’s old band, Snakes ‘n Barrels, as well as voicing scientist Dr. Amomolith Chesterfield.

Arch Enemy tour dates
Presented by Metal.de, Metal Hammer, Rockinvasion / I Music
December 12,Uden @ De Pul
December 13, Duesseldorf @ ISS Dome
December 15, Pratteln @ Z 7
December 17, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
December 18, Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
December 19, Bad Arolsen @ Outback

Carcass tour dates
October 9, Capitol, Perth (Australia)
October 10, HQ Complex, Adelaide (Australia)
October 11, The Arena, Brisbane (Australia)
October 12, Metro Theatre, Sydney (Australia)
October 13, Billboard, Melbourne (Australia)
October 15, Transmission Room, Auckland (New Zealand)
October 18, Loud Park @ Saitama Super Arena (Japan)
October 19, Diamond Hall, Nagoya (Japan)
October 21, Big Cat Capa, Osaka (Japan)
November 1, Rock Al Parque, Bogata (Columbia)
November 2, Estacionamiento de la Casa del Artista – Caracas (Venezuela)
November 5, Teatro Caupolican (Chile)
November 8, El Teatro Flores (Agentina)
November 9, Santana Hall – Sao Paulo, (Brazil)
November 15, Danish Metal Awards (Denmark)
November 22, Damnation Festival (UK)