‘Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III’ Debuts at #10 on the Billboard Top 200
Adult Swim is pleased to reveal that Dethklok’s new album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, has debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week! The album has also debuted at #1 on the Hard Music Albums chart. Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III was released last week via Williams Street Records, the network’s independent music label. This is the highest debut charting position that Dethklok has garnered since the beginning of the show.
When asked to comment about the #10 debut, Dethklok co-creator Brendon stated, “Thanks to the fans for actually buying music in a world where they don’t have to.”
Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III is available now in a variety of formats including a standard CD, clean CD and Deluxe Edition CD/DVD combo, which includes a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of Dethalbum III, as well as music videos and more. A vinyl edition of the album with special etching will also be released on November 6, 2012. Head to www.adultswim.com/dethalbum3 now to listen to new tracks from the album, watch the music video for ‘The Galaxy’, and find information about the band’s upcoming Tour. Starting today, fans can also purchase the album at Best Buy and other retailers.
Dethklok recently announced a North American headline tour with support from All That Remains, Machine Head, and special guest The Black Dahlia Murder. The tour kicks off in Norfolk, VA next Tuesday, October 30th. The tour, featuring the band from the Metalocalypse animated series, will make more than 30 stops throughout the United States and Canada before coming to an end in Atlanta, GA. The Black Dahlia Murder will open each show, with Machine Head and All That Remains alternating direct support positions in the line-up in each city. For ticket information please visit www.adultswim.com/dethtour. See the bottom of this release for all upcoming tour dates.
When discussing the upcoming tour, Brendon Small stated, “Dethklok are excited to be a part of the best tour of 2012. We spared no expense on production for the tour. We are unleashing tons of new animation, new comedy, and new sketches and are very excited to play many new songs and can’t wait for new people to see our show. I’ll be honest, I don’t know when we will be able to pull off anything this massive again, so don’t miss it.”
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Also on the tour kick-off date, Adult Swim releases Metalocalypse Season 4 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, bringing Dethklok back to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time in two years. In the fourth season of the comedy series from co-creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, the band welcomes guest appearances from the likes of Corpsegrinder (Cannibal Corpse), Cam Pipes (3 Inches Of Blood), Dweezil Zappa, Jon Hamm and director Werner Herzog among others. Along with all 12 episodes from the series’ fourth season, the Metalocalypse Season 4 DVD and Blu-ray releases will feature more than two hours of special features. Highlights from those features include a 90-minute feature film of Nathan Explosion tackling his latest Shakespeare reading, in “Nathan Reads Shakespeare 4: Comedy of Errors,” a series of band member “StaresDowns,” a look at Dethklok Fan Art, “MurderThoughts,” a “Pickles Flyby” and much, much more.
Dethklok Tour Dates:
10/30/2012 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/31/2012 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/2/2012 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
11/3/2012 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
11/4/2012 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/5/2012 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/7/2012 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/8/2012 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/9/2012 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
11/10/2012 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
11/11/2012 Grand Rapids, MI @Orbit Room
11/13/2012 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/14/2012 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/15/2012 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
11/16/2012 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/17/2012 Kansas City, MO @ Midland
11/18/2012 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/20/2012 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
11/21/2012 Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
11/23/2012 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/24/2012 Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/26/2012 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/27/2012 Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
11/28/2012 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
11/30/2012 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/1/2012 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
12/2/2012 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/4/2012 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/6/2012 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
12/7/2012 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
12/8/2012 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle