Legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene ”The Atomic Clock” Hoglan (DETHKLOK, FEAR FACTORY, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) has finished laying down the drum tracks for the third album from DETHKLOK, the animated band from Adult Swim‘s “Metalocalypse”. He writes on Twitter, “This is going to be killer! Stoked!”
LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK will join forces for a 32-show North American tour kicking off on August 1 in Seattle, Washington. Support on the trek will come from French progressive metallers GOJIRA.
Created by Brendon Small (“Home Movies”) 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” portrays DETHKLOK 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 by DETHKLOK.