Show Preview: Dethklok w/All That Remains, Machine Head & Black Dahlia Murder @ The Fillmore Detroit Saturday 11/10/2012
Tickets are on sale for their performance this Saturday November 10th @ The Fillmore Detroit here.
Dethklok is the world’s most popular band. So popular that fans will sign "pain waivers" in case anything truly horrible happens to them at a show, which invariably occurs. The band members are also incredibly selfish and stupid, and they create a wave of mayhem, death and destruction wherever they go. Burdened with the stupidity that comes along with being major stars, they manage to cause more death, destruction and scandal than any other celebrity in recorded history. Simply put, Dethklok is the most powerful cultural force in the world.
Dethklok features vocalist Nathan Explosion, the lyrical visionary of the band, guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf of Sweden, also known as the fastest guitarist alive, guitarist Toki Wartooth of Norway, the second-fastest guitarist alive, bassist William Murderface, a man filled with more hatred than anyone else in the entire world all the while hating himself the most, and Pickles, the world’s most celebrated drummer after fronting L.A. rock band Snakes and Barrels.
The creator, co-producer, co-writer, and composer behind the aforementioned madness of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse and Dethklok, Brendon Small, began his career in animation as the co-creator, writer, voice actor, composer and musician for Home Movies. After four successful seasons, the show can be seen periodically rerun on Adult Swim. Small has also lent his voice to a number of other shows including The Venture Bros., Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Reno 911!, Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil, and Frisky Dingo.
Metalocalypse premiered in August 2006 and continues to air on Adult Swim, with four seasons under its belt. In addition to all of the behind-the-scenes work Small does for the series, he also provides voice talent for the characters Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Pickles the Drummer, and Nathan Explosion, three of the five members of Dethklok.
In conjunction with the Metalocalypse television series, Small completed a Dethklok album entitled The Dethalbum, in which he collaborated with Gene Hoglan to deliver an authentic melodic death metal sound while simultaneously retaining the light-hearted nature with which Small portrays the heavy metal sub-genre. The album, released by Adult Swim’s independent music label, Williams Street Records, debuted at #21 in the Billboard 200, making it the highest-charting death metal album ever.
In November 2007, Small, Hoglan, Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller performed live as Dethklok at twelve US college campuses in support of The Dethalbum. The Adult Swim-sponsored "Dethtour" featured Dethklok supporting ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. After the release of the second Dethklok album, Dethalbum II, and another successful tour with Mastodon, Brendon Small produced and released his solo project, Brendon Small’s GALAKTIKON, to great critical reception.
Now, after closing a fourth season of Metalocalypse and nearing the October 16, 2012 release of Dethklok’s third album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, Brendon and co. are set to head out on another full North American tour with support from Machine Head, All That Remains, and The Black Dahlia Murder. Metalocalypse Season 4 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 30, 2012.
Catch them on tour with All That Remains, Machine Head & Black Dahlia Murder on the following dates:
11/09 – Columbus, Ohio @ LC Pavilion
11/10 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fillmore
11/11 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Orbit Room
11/13 – Fargo, N.D. @ The Venue
11/14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Myth
11/15 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Rave / Eagles Club
11/16 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
11/17 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Midland
11/18 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
11/20 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore
11/21 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Great Salt Air
11/23 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SODO
11/24 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
11/26 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
11/27 – Hollywood, Calif. @ Palladium
11/28 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee
11/30 – Dallas, Texas @ House Of Blues
12/01 – Austin, Texas @ Stubbs
12/02 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
12/04 – Orlando, Fla. @ House Of Blues
12/06 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Track 29
12/07 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Fillmore
12/08 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
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