DETHKLOK, the most real fictional death metal band, released Dethalbum IV today. They haven’t released a new album since 2012.
“It’s very surreal having so much new ‘Metalocalypse’ & DETHKLOK this year with the trifecta of the tour, movie and album,” said Brendon Small. “I’m so excited to get on the road with the powerful BABYMETAL, and to celebrate all the hard work that team ‘Metalocalypse’ & DETHKLOK put in over the last two years and beyond!”
I should have had been a listening party of some sort. Who would I invite? Should I invite people who love heavy metal? I could go in the other direction and invite people that love smooth jazz. It could be entertaining.
Does everyone love DETHKLOK? If someone doesn’t like DETHKLOK should we be friends? DETHKLOK could be the litmus test for heavy metal friendships.
Did you know that George Fisher of Cannibal Corpse and Peter Steele of Type O Negative inspired the character of Nathan Explosion? They may have also inspired DETHKLOK’s sound to some extent.
Horse of Fire is my favorite song on the album. Also, Gardener of Vengeance is going to be on my heavy metal gardening playlist. It’s going to get me motivated to kill all of the weeds.
If you haven’t seen Metalocalypse or if you absolutely need all of the episodes, you can also buy Metalocalypse: The Complete Series either on DVD or digitally. DETHKLOK will be going on tour very soon with BABY METAL. Check the dates below to see if there’s a show near you.
Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar, a full-length animated movies, is currently available to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play and Vudu. The second album to be released, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will include additional songs plus a totally original movie score and will be released August 25.
Fictional Band Members:
- Nathan Explosion — lead vocals
- Skwisgaar Skwigelf — lead/rhythm guitar, keyboards
- Toki Wartooth — rhythm guitar, keyboards
- William Murderface — bass guitar
- Pickles — drums, percussion, vocals
Real life band members
- Brendon Small — lead vocals, guitar
- Mike Keneally — guitar, backing vocals (2007–present)
- Bryan Beller — bass, backing vocals (2007–present)
- Gene Hoglan — drums (2007–present)
THE BABYKLOK TOUR 2023 – DETHKLOK and BABYMETAL:
Wed-Aug-30-23 – Houston, TX- 713 Music Hall
Thu-Aug-31-23 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Sat-Sep-02-23 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
Sun-Sep-03-23 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Tue-Sep-05-23 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Wed-Sep-06-23 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Fri-Sep-08-23 – Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
Sat-Sep-09-23 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Sun-Sep-10-23 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
Tue-Sep-12-23 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
Thu-Sep-14-23 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Fri-Sep-15-23 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun-Sep-17-23 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
Mon-Sep-18-23 – Toronto, ONT – RBC Echo Beach
Wed-Sep-20-23 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Thu-Sep-21-23 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Sat-Sep-23-23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
Sun-Sep-24-23 – Milwaukee, MN – The Rave/Eagles Club
Mon-Sep-25-23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
Wed-Sep-27-23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
Thu-Sep-28-23 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
Sat-Sep-30-23 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Sun-Oct-01-23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Tue-Oct-03-23 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
Wed-Oct-04-23 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Sat-Oct-07-23 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
Sun-Oct-08-23 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Tue-Oct-10-23 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theater
Wed-Oct-11-23 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
Thu-Oct-12-23 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater