Dethklok To Perform Aboard USS Midway Battleship At San Diego Comic-Con
DETHKLOK, the animated band from Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse", will perform on the USS Midway battleship tonight in San Diego, California. The group will make its first live appearance of 2012 as "Metalocalypse"comes to life at the San Diego convention. Those attending the free will enjoy new animation and new songs fromDETHKLOK's upcoming album. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the party will keep rocking after DETHKLOK with another special guest performance.
The current DETHKLOK touring lineup consists of Brendon Small, Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL),Mike Keneally (FRANK ZAPPA) and Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI).
Created by Brendon Small ("Home ") and Tommy Blacha ("Da Ali G Show"), the "Metalocalypse" TV series launched in 2006 and kicked off its fourth season at the end of April on Adult Swim. One of the most popular series on the cable network, "Metalocalypse" portraysDETHKLOK as a death metal band with enough popularity to be the world's seventh-largest economy. In reality, DETHKLOK is the highest-selling band in death metal, exploding onto The Billboard 200 with "The Dethalbum", debuting at No. 21 in 2007 and "Dethalbum II" at No. 15 in 2009. Both albums contain full-length versions of songs partially heard on the show.
Alfred Music Publishing last year partnered with Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Adult Swim, to present the first authentic bass TAB transcriptions of songs byDETHKLOK.