MASTODON, DETHKLOK, CONVERGE, HIGH ON FIRE to Embark on North American Tour

MASTODON will be co-headlining a North American tour with animated metal band, DETHKLOK from the Adult Swim series, Metalocalypse. Support will come from CONVERGE and HIGH ON FIRE. The 40-city, coast-to-coast tour will begin October 2. Ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday Aug 4, at 10:00AM. General public ticket sales begin Friday, Aug 7, at 10:AM. For more info about the tour including prices ranges and how to order, go to: www.adultswimpresents.com

10/2/09 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
10/3/09 WaMu Theater Seattle, WA
10/4/09 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, BC
10/6/09 Big Four Building Calgary, AB
10/7/09 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, AB
10/9/09 Great Saltair Salt Lake City, UT
10/10/09 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
10/12/09 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
10/13/09 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
10/14/09 Val Air Ballroom Des Moines, IA
10/16/09 Myth St. Paul, MN
10/17/09 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
10/18/09 Eagle’s Auditorium Milwaukee, WI
10/20/09 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
10/21/09 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
10/23/09 Sound Academy Toronto
10/24/09 The Fairgrounds Buffalo, NY
10/25/09 Armory Albany, NY
10/27/09 House of Blues Boston, MA
10/30/09 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
10/31/09 Patriot Center Washington, DC
11/1/09 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
11/5/09 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
11/6/09 House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
11/7/09 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
11/8/09 Pompano Beach Amphit Pompano Beach, FL
11/11/09 House of Blues Dallas, TX
11/12/09 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX
11/13/09 Austin City Music Hall Austin, TX
11/14/09 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
11/16/09 Pan American Center Las Cruces, NM
11/17/09 Mesa Amphitheater Mesa, AZ
11/18/09 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
11/19/09 Palladium Los Angeles, CA

SOILENT GREEN Record Theme Song for Adult Swim’s Squidbillies

New Orleans grinders, SOILENT GREEN, have recorded the opening theme song for the fourth season of Adult Swim‘s Squidbillies animated series. Here’s what vocalist Ben Falgoust had to say:

Squidbillies is the best cartoon…excuse me…show on TV/Internet/Cable around! I felt that way before we did the theme tracks and I feel even stronger about it since I’ve seen the new episodes, despite our involvement with the program, of course.

“It was an awesome and strange experience to track these theme songs for the Squidbillies. It was pretty shocking when were contacted by them to be involved with this project. I give credit to the rest of the guys in the band for pulling it off from a strange but fun perspective in incorporating SOILENT GREEN‘s style into the theme song for the show.”

Season four of Squidbillies kicks off May 17th and new episodes will air Sunday nights at midnight (ET, PT).

SOILENT GREEN previously toured with Adult Swim‘s animated death metal band, DETHKLOK (of Metalocalypse).

Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD Available December 2nd

Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse: Season Two is set for a Decmeber 2nd release as a two-DVD set.  The release will contain all 18 episodes plus a slew of hidden special features that the fans will have to find.

Created by Brendon Small (Home Movies) and Tommy Blacha (Da Ali G Show), Metalocalypse follows the on and off-stage adventures of the fictional DETHKLOK, the insanely popular animated Norwegian heavy metal band.  In addition to being the world’s most brutal band members, Nathan Explosion, William “Murderface,” Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles are also stupid…dangerously stupid.  From sold out concerts to late-night snack-attacks, the animated heavy metal band creates a wave of mayhem, death and destruction wherever they go, but thanks to their “really good lawyer” they manage to walk away legally unscathed on every occasion.  Since debuting on Adult Swim in 2006, the series has become one of the highest-rated original series on the network and the second season was watched by more than five million 18-34 year-old viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.  Moreover, the band’s debut CD – Dethklok: The Dethalbum – has become the fastest selling death metal album of all time since debuting at #21 on Billboard’s Top 100 list, and a real-live version of the animated band led by Brendon Small recently completed a sold-out 28-city tour.

Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD’s pre-sale date is October 28th and will retail for $29.98.

DETHKLOK to Headline Summer tour with CHIMAIRA, SOILENT GREEN

Animated metal band, DETHKLOK, from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, are set to hit the road on a 28-city headlining tour kicking off June 2 in Portland. Support will come from CHIMAIRA and SOILENT GREEN.

Tickets to the five-week Adult Swim Presents tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 18 through Ticketmaster, but a special pre-sale offer will be made available one week earlier via Adult Swim. On Sunday, April 13, Adult Swim fans tuning in to Metalocalypse during the 12:00 a.m. (ET/PT) showing will be given a pre-sale password allowing them access to a customized DETHKLOKpage on Ticketmaster’s website (http://www.ticketmaster.com/dethklok). Immediately after receiving the password, fans can purchase tickets, which range in price from $20 – $25. The password will also be made available to fans on AdultSwim.com (http://www.adultswim.com) beginning Monday, April 14.

Tour dates are as follows:
6/2/08
Roseland Theatre
Portland, OR

6/3/08
Showbox SODO
Seattle, WA

6/5/08
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

6/6/08
Wiltern Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

6/7/08
House of Blues – Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

6/8/08
House of Blues – San Diego
San Diego, CA

6/10/08
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

6/11/08
Sunshine Theater
Albuquerque, NM

6/12/08
Gothic Theatre
Englewood, CO

6/14/08
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

6/15/08
Liberty Hall
Lawrence, KS

6/16/08
House of Blues – Chicago
Chicago, IL

6/17/08
Clutch Cargos
Pontiac, MI

6/19/08
House of Blues – Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

6/20/08
Kool Haus
Toronto, ONT

6/22/08
Town Ballroom
Buffalo, NY

6/24/08
The Palladium
Worcester, MA

6/25/08
Nokia Theater Times Square
New York, NY

6/26/08
Ram’s Head Live
Baltimore, MD

6/27/08
Theater of Living Arts
Philadelphia, PA

6/29/08
House of Blues – South Carolina
N. Myrtle Beach, SC

6/30/08
Hard Rock Live
Orlando, FL

7/1/08
Jannus Landing
St. Petersburg, FL

7/2/08
Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA

7/4/08
Meridian
Houston, TX

7/5/08
House of Blues – Texas
Dallas, TX

7/6/08
La Zona Rosa
Austin, TX

DETHKLOK – The Dethalbum

The Dethalbum features songs by the animated five-piece “extreme metal” band, DETHKLOK, from the Metalocalypse animated series, a show that’s really about the comedy of this abrasive genre of music we know and love. While DETHKLOK is supposed to be the biggest, heaviest, most brutal band on the planet, their music doesn’t quite convey that. There aren’t blast-beats, tempos are about OBITUARY “fast,” and some of the riffs/leads are a little too easy on the ears (think ARCH ENEMY). But that’s if you’re a seasoned metal bastard. Fans of the show who may not be quite familiar with the real “dark side” of metal, will find The Dethalbum to be delightfully dark and destructive. Songs are still true to extreme metal form. Guitars are downtuned, drum god Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ex-DEATH) pounds heavily, leads are flashy and tastefully executed by show creator, Brandon Small, (who sings and plays all instruments, except drums)…and the lyrics even revolve around the familiar theme of death (surprise, surprise)! Those familiar with the show will recall “Murmaider” from the Dethwater episode, “Awaken” from the Dethtroll episode, and “Birthday Dethday” from the Happy Dethday episode, (amongst others) from the show. Despite some impressive guitar noodling by Small, DETHKLOK‘s musical and lyrical intelligence hover quite low, which aid in capturing the sometimes ridiculousness of extreme metal. The Dethalbum is an enjoyable album that is a necessary companion piece for fans of Metalocalypse (especially the deluxe edition which comes with the “Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle” from the show’s pilot). Others, however, will be lost on the stupidly, humorous innuendo. (Williams Street)

Adult Swim to Release DETHKLOK Album & Season 1 DVD

Adult Swim is set to unleash a CD of music by animated extreme metal band, DETHKLOK, on September 25th. The release, entitled Dethalbum, will feature several full-length songs from the Metalocalypse series plus a few brand new ones.

To coincide with the premiere of the second season of Metalocalypse on Adult Swim and release of Metalocalypse Season 1 on DVD, a regular and a deluxe CD edition of Dethalbum will be released. The deluxe edition will include a second disc featuring seven more tracks, the animated video for the single “Bloodrocuted,” and the premiere episode from Season 2 of Metalocalypse.

Here is the Dethalbum tracklisting:

Disc 1 (regular and deluxe editions):
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. “Dethharmonic
16. “Deththeme

Disc 2 (deluxe edition only):
1. “Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
2. “Blood Ocean
3. “Murdertrain A Comin’
4. “Pickles Intro
5. “Kill You
6. “Hatredy
7. “Dethklok Gets in Tune
-Video for “Bloodrocuted
-Episode from Season 2

Dethalbum features a guest appearance by drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, TESTAMENT). He commented, “What a killer metal record! I can’t wait for everyone else to hear it, and since it has now been slated for a September 25th release, that is now gonna be sooner than later, especially with leakage. And yes, it appears that we are going on tour with it as well! The logistics are being worked on as we speak, but it looks like it’s gonna be a real killer, multi-media show. I’m looking real forward to that, I’ve even suspended the booking of a ton of clinics to clear my schedule to be available.”