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Metalocalypse is an American adult animated television series , created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha , which premiered on August 6, , and concluded with a one-hour special, Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem , on October 27, on Adult Swim. The television program centers on the larger-than-life melodic death metal band Dethklok , and often portrays dark and macabre content, including such subjects as violence, death, and the drawbacks of fame, with hyperbolic black comedy. The show was widely heralded as both a parody and a pastiche of heavy metal culture. The animation was often carefully synced to the music with the chord positions and fingering of the guitar parts shown in some detail. In the series, Dethklok is a death metal band that enjoys a popularity level unheard of in reality, ranking as the seventh-largest economy on Earth by the end of the second season.
Dethklok is a fictional death metal band featured in the Adult Swim animated television series Metalocalypse. The first official Dethklok album was released on September 25, , entitled The Dethalbum. The album debuted at number 21 on Billboard Magazine 's Top list. A real band was set up in order to perform the band's music in live shows. Both bands were created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. The music heard on Metalocalypse is performed by Brendon Small, with others needed for live concerts and albums.
Dethklok is both a virtual band featured in the Adult Swim animated program Metalocalypse and a real band created to perform the band's melodic death metal music in live shows. Both bands were created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. The music heard on Metalocalypse is performed by Brendon Small, with others as needed. Small and drummer Gene Hoglan performed on all three albums. The first official Dethklok album was released on September 25, , entitled The Dethalbum. The album debuted at number 21 on Billboard Magazine's Top list. In the Metalocalypse series, Dethklok is depicted as an extremely popular and successful death metal band, described by their adversaries, the Tribunal , as the "world's greatest cultural force. The members of Dethklok are often portrayed as incompetent at almost everything not related to their profession. The band struggles to perform everyday tasks, including shopping for groceries, preparing food, and maintaining proper social relationships. They are often assisted by their manager and lawyer, Charles Foster Ofdensen, who frequently attempts to prevent the band from making poor decisions.