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“I Ejaculate Fire” (Single) by Metalocalypse: Deathklok

Artist: Metalocalypse: Deathlok
Title: “I Ejaculate Fire” (Single)
Label: Williams Street
Release Date: 9/4/2012
Genre: Death Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

Just when you thought it was safe to go into your music library, the Metal maniacs of “Metalocalypse: Dethklok” have returned with the first taste from their soon to be released album in a tune called “I Ejaculate Fire”. I had to admit that this was quite the title to find myself typing and struck me as more of a GWAR title but since we are dealing with Nathan Explosion, William Murderface and the rest of the gang it kind of makes sense. It all comes care of the creative mind of Brendon Small and here are some thoughts on the tune.
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Dethklok & Mastodon @ Hammerstein Ballroom (10/30/2009)

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Artist: Dethlok
Venue: The Hammerstein Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Mastodon, High On Fire, Converge
Date: 10/30/2009
Label: Williams Street Entertainment

The question remains is there any stopping the Metal juggernaut that is Dethklok? Having witnessed their onslaught in both the video and in the live sense I would have to answer a resounding “No”. They are a force of nature in terms of both their appeal and impact upon the minds of the young Metal keepers of the faith, and these same spenders of the hard earned concert buck seem to rally en masse whenever the band makes it known that appearances are reaching their vicinity. Shows sell out almost instantly and people who don’t get in are left wailing in the streets as they lament their sad fate. That’s some powerful feelings when it comes down to it and oh, and did I mention that this was a cartoon band? Yes indeed it is, and Dethklok are the stars of the Adult Swim program “Metalocalypse” which was created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. The show follows the misadventures of this futuristic Death Metal band who based on their incredible earnings are viewed as an economy unto themselves in the world’s scenario. This status finds them with numerous enemies, but we shall discuss those folks a little later. Tonight was the second of two shows being held by the group and it was sold out for quite a few weeks. Interestingly enough, this was actually supposed to be the sole show, but the response was so great that a second night was added and it would fall before this one, making our show this evening the closing New York visit. The last time around they played with Chimaira and Soilent Green but tonight would bring along the mighty Mastodon, Converge and High On Fire. It was sure to be a raucous night at The Hammerstein Ballroom. Here is how the night played out.
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Brendon Small (Metalocalypse) @ B.B. King Blues Club (4/3/2009)

Brendon Small is the hero of many Metal fans based on his creation, the one and only and very, very infamous Dethklok whose antics are enjoyed in the Adult Swim cartoon “Metalocalypse”. Tonight the guitarist would bring the bands music to life with the help of the School Of Rock All-Stars and have the evening kicked off by both Misstallica (an all chick tribute to Metallica) and Tragedy – The All Heavy Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? Well, it sure was and if you wish to learn and see more just scroll on down.

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Artist: Brendon Small of Dethklok
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Misstallica, Tragedy (The Metal Bee Gees)
Date: 4/3/2009
Label: Williams Street Records

Despite my having a relatively crazy and productive week already, there is nothing quite like a Metal show that leads you into the weekend to set you right. I had started the musical adventuring with the “Pagan Knights” tour that was on Sunday, and this killer show brought Tyr, Alestorm and Suidakra to their NYC fan base. Then Wednesday we caught Steel Panther who are suffice it to say “an experience”. The fun had at these two events left me wanting to keep the process going and when I learned that Brendon Small (creator of the hit animated series “Metalocalypse”) was going to be performing along with Tragedy and Misstallica I headed over to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill to see what was going on. The evening began rather interesting and for those who arrived early, they got to see the musician long before his set where he would offer up some Q&A with the audience. I’ve touched upon the core topics that he presented to the fans for all to enjoy and it pretty much went like this – the guitarist would do a brief introduction and then asked the crowd if they had anything that they wanted to ask. As expected everything was directed at the “Metalocalypse” show and that made sense since these kids were ravenous for news about their favorite imaginary band. When he was asked about new episodes he didn’t clue us into much more than to the fact that there would be a third season and that it would continue all the antics that we enjoy already. He was asked about giving over control of his Facebook or MySpace page to one of the crowd and he quickly dismissed those mediums and felt levels of disdain for them and maintained that he prefers to actually talk to people as opposed to doing all of this online. The question about guest stars came up and he offered some potential names more than he did locks on who we could actually count on for the new episodes and that made sense since you never know what is actually going to ever be used with you put on a television show. It seems as though being a part of the Dethklok mystique has become something that many bands want to be a part of. It reminded me of how The Simpsons became the “place to be” for celebrity guest voices on some of its characterization.
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“Metalocalypse: Season 2” starring Dethklok

Artist: Dethklok
Title: “Metalocalypse: Season 2”
Label: William Street
Release Date: 12/2/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal Animation
Rating: 4/5

If you thought that the guys in Dethklok were doomed and done for after the massive assault that was launched on them during the finale of “Metalocalypse” Season 1 then I am happy to report that the rumors of their deaths have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, the Tribunal and its legions tried their best and did a lot of damage but no band members were killed in the process. Now they have returned for Season 2 of the series and while it begins with the group in seclusion for fear of further attacks, the antics and mayhem that often come part in parcel during their daily routine is very much the same as it was during the first season. Despite their necessary seclusion the band seems hardly phased by the attacks and still treat each other as awful as they had in the earlier episodes. There is a lot of verbal and physical abuse going on and of course a whopping dose of very colorful language which seems to have been increased this time around. The misadventures that the group undertakes this time around finds them getting fashion upgrades, attending a family wedding and a funeral as well as becoming intervention specialists for a cocaine addled Dr. Rockzo. Of course each episode concludes with most of the surrounding cast of players being decimated and the band unscathed and unaffected but that is to be expected when one is talking about Dethklok. Legal Eagle Ofdensen tries his best at each and every turn to be the voice of reason to deaf ears and as result it’s during one episode he finds himself being replaced by the band with someone cooler.
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Dethklok @ Nokia Theatre Times Square (6/25/2008)

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Artist: Dethklok
Venue: Nokia Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: Chimaira, Soilent Green
Date: 6/25/2008
Label: Williams Street

Dethklok is a Heavy Metal band that is not all that easy to describe using conventional terms but I shall attempt to give it a go. For starters, one needs to realize that the overall power of the band is nothing short of legendary and the impact of their music on the Metal terrain of the imaginary world in which they walk borderlines on the extraordinary. This is pretty powerful stuff when you consider that we are speaking of an animated band from a far away future. Given that, one would have to wonder just how a real life invasion on this plane of existence would be able to come to pass. Fortunately for everyone inside the Times Square Nokia Theater tonight, there would be plenty of time to learn and enjoy just how this was going to be done and the show would find these juggernauts supported by Soilent Green and Chimaira. The popularity of the “Metalokalypse” show on Adult Swim that features Dethklok has proven to be so big that this particular show in New York had been sold out for many weeks in advance and what was interesting to me as an observer was all the wide varieties of Metal fan that were present for this event. You truly had a representation of all different genre fans and that just goes to show how many people this program is reaching. Soilent Green was coming up first and they are usually an interesting act so I made sure to get in place to check them out. Here is how the evening went down should you have missed it.
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