Adult Swim has answered the call of humanity in our hour of need (and boredom). The network has returned all episodes of Metalocalypse free on their app and website! The show featuring the hilarious death metal band Dethklok! The show ran from August 2006 to October 2013 and was beloved in the metal community, even bringing non-fans into the genre. Fans keep hoping that the show will return someday, although the creators, Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, have been doubtful. The actual band Deathklock performed last fall at the Adult Swim Festival, and you can read our review here.Continue reading
Dethklok reunited and performed live for the first time in five years last night as the headline act of Adult Swim Festival at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California! Ghost Cult was on hand for the festival and review will be up on the site next week. The band performed a 19-song set-list of hits and deep cuts, as well as two new premieres. Dethklok, which emerged from the metal fan favorite and pop culture hit Metalocalypse, has not performed live since their 2012 tour to promote Dethalbum III, although they released The Doomstar Requiem soundtrack in 2013, but never toured behind it. That episode concluded the show, on October 27th 2013. Series co-founder and band leader Brendon Small has been working on other series and his other band, Brendan Small’s Galaktikon, which released a new album in 2017, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm. Joining Small (vocals/guitar) in the band last night was Gene Hoglan on drums, Nili Brosh on second guitar and Pete Griffin on bass. Watch fan-filmed footage of their set right now! Continue reading
Metal fans have mourned the loss of Brendon Small’s Metalocalypse television series and the real-life metal band that represented the music of the show Dethklok. The band will make its triumphant return and play its the first show in five years at the play the second annual Adult Swim Festival. The two-day event at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium. Tickets for the fest — scheduled for Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th — will go on sale to the public today at 12 p.m. PST. Tickets start at $49 and up.Continue reading
In a terrible loss to the metal world, as well as the overlapping areas of film, video, and comics, Jonathan Schnepp – best know to metalheads for his work co-creating Metalocalpse/Dethklok has passed away following a stroke. He was 51. He suffered a stroke and passed away following a hospital stay in which he lapsed into a coma. Schnepp was a longtime music video director, writer and comic book artist, which led him to help create the Dethklok metal parody show with Brendan Small. Their work is currently exhibited in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Schepp also acted in and directed countless music videos, mostly metal, co-created the Slayer comic series, and directed films and animated series such as his acclaimed work on The Black Panther. Later he was the host of Collider’s YouTube channel. Collider helped break the news of his passing, along with his partner Holly Payne. We send our sympathies out to Jon’s family, friends and loved ones, and his legion of fans at this time. Continue reading
When it comes to rock and heavy metal, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame often comes up lacking as far as diehard fans are concerned. In a case where they got it 100% right, their new exhibition Stay Tuned: Rock On TV is all about the history of music told through the lens of television and video, and features the much-missed Metalocalypse – Dethklok show in it. As reported by co-creator, director, artist and author Jonathan Schnepp on his Twitter account last week and on his Collider Video show yesterday, Schnepp shared the news that Dethklok original artwork and other collateral was included in the exhibit launched on May 26th .
The wait for new music from Brendon Small is officially over! The genius behind Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse will be releasing the highly anticipated follow-up to Galaktikon tomorrow(August 25th) via Megaforce Records/MRI, but thanks to AV Club, you can stream Galaktikon II: Become The Storm in its entirety today!Continue reading
The wait for new music from Brendon Small is officially over! The genius behind Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse will be releasing the highly anticipated follow-up to Galaktikon on August 25th via Megaforce Records/MRI, and the first single has made its way online.Continue reading
Heavy metal animation series Metalocalypse looks like it won’t be returning to Adult Swim in the near future. Co-creator Brendan Small tweeted the news and explained that the network turned down a fifth season.
His plan was to wrap up the show with a mini series, but Adult Swim rejected the idea. As a result, Small promised that he wouldn’t leave the series unfinished.
This comes following a Metalocalypse teaser posted on Adult Swim’s website, but eventually was determined to be made up of old clips.
The last original airing was in 2013 with an hour long rock opera special called Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem.
For those complaining about lack season 5. Was a network decision- I wanted to do it as a final big mini series. They said no. True story.
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) March 14, 2015
I won’t leave MF hanging though… Don’t worry…
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) March 14, 2015