DETHKLOK’s “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” Airs Sunday, October 27th on Adult Swim + Original Score, Featuring 50-Piece Orchestra, Being Released as Full-Length Album on October 29th‏

DETHKLOK’s “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” Airs

Sunday, October 27th on Adult Swim

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Original Score, Featuring 50-Piece Orchestra, Being Released as Full-Length Album on October 29th

 

Special Video Teaser Available for Viewing NOW

 

Adult Swim Television Special Features Special Guests

JACK BLACK, MARK HAMILL, MALCOLM MCDOWELL, and Cannibal Corpse’s GEORGE “CORPSEGRINDER” FISHER

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In METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA we pick up directly after the abduction ofDETHKLOK 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.

 

Watch a first look of the special HERE.

Download artwork from the special HERE.

 

The original score from METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA will be released as a full-length album on October 29, 2013. And this isn’t just your average metal record— this is full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This full-length album features the bonus DETHKLOK single ‘Blazing Star’ and orchestral movements (produced by Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica/Walking Dead). Also included with the album will be a bonus “making of” featurette with Executive Producer/creator/writer/musician Brendon Small and cast/musicians.

 

Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and DETHKLOK. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK/THE ARISTOCRATS/ JOE SATRIANI), and Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK, FRANK ZAPPA, JOE SATRIANI).

 

Creator Brendon Small states, “This is not like anything we’ve ever done. This is a full blown musical- metal combined with symphonic passages, classic musical theatre, high stakes drama, emotional moments, and yes totally ridiculous comedy. I drew from all of my influences to make this the most unique project I could dream of. This is easily the best thing we’ve ever done with the show and the music. I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

 

Composer Bear McCreary states, “I have been a fan of Metalocalypse for many years, and I am fortunate to call Brendon Small my friend. METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA provided us the opportunity to collaborate that we’d always been looking for. I had a blast helping Brendon realize his vision for a fully-produced orchestral score to accompany his drop-tuned guitars and pounding double kicks.  This opera takes his catchy songwriting to a whole new level, and I was thrilled to help out.”

 

More information is coming soon. Please visit www.adultswim.com for information on the television special.

 

For more updates on the music and show, follow Brendon Small on Twitter at @_brendonsmall.

 

 

‘Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III’: Vinyl Edition Hits Stores Today!

 

‘Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III’: Vinyl Edition Hits Stores Today!

 

 

 

Headline Tour with MACHINE HEAD, ALL THAT REMAINS and Special Guests THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Happening Now – Norfolk, Philadelphia and NYC Dates Rescheduled

 

Last month, Adult Swim animated metallers DETHKLOK released their new album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, to a #10 Billboard Top 200 chart debut. Now, the public can experience the immensity of the world’s greatest metal band on vinyl! The vinyl LP edition of the album with special etching is available today via Amazon.com.

 

Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III was released on October 16, 2012 via Williams Street Records, the network’s independent music label. Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III is also available in a variety of additional formats including a standard CD, clean CD and Deluxe Edition CD/DVD combo, which includes a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of Dethalbum III, as well as music videos and more.

 

Head to www.adultswim.com/dethalbum3 NOW to listen to new tracks from the album, watch the music video for ‘The Galaxy’, and find information about the band’s current tour. Fans can also purchase the album at Best Buy and other retailers. Metalocalypse Season 4 is available now on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

 

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^See special etching above^

 

DETHKLOK is currently touring North America on their headline tour with support from All That Remains, Machine Head, and special guest The Black Dahlia MurderThe Black Dahlia Murder will open each show, with Machine Head and All That Remainsalternating direct support positions in the line-up in each city. The tour officially kicked off this week, with the first three dates (Norfolk, VA, Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY) being rescheduled for the end of the tour due to Hurricane Sandy. For ticket information, please visitwww.adultswim.com/dethtour. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

 

UPCOMING DETHKLOK TOUR DATES:

11/7/2012           Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

11/8/2012           Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

11/9/2012           Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion

11/10/2012         Detroit, MI @ Fillmore

11/11/2012         Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

11/13/2012         Fargo, ND @ The Venue

11/14/2012         Minneapolis, MN @ Myth

11/15/2012         Milwaukee, WI @ Rave

11/16/2012         Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

11/17/2012         Kansas City, MO @  Midland

11/18/2012         St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

11/20/2012         Denver, CO @ Fillmore

11/21/2012         Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air

11/23/2012         Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

11/24/2012         Portland, OR @ Roseland

11/26/2012         Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

11/27/2012         Hollywood, CA @ Palladium

11/28/2012         Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee

11/30/2012         Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

12/1/2012           Austin, TX @ Stubbs

12/2/2012           Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

12/4/2012           Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues

12/6/2012           Chattanooga, TN @Track 29

12/7/2012           Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore

12/8/2012           Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

12/11/2012         Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – Rescheduled from 10/31

12/12/2012         Norfolk, VA @ Norva – Rescheduled from 10/30

12/14/2012         New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom – Rescheduled from 11/3

 

For more information on DETHKLOK and Dethalbum III, please visit http://metalocalypse.tv/ or http://www.adultswim.com/music/.