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The Iconic Metal Vocalist Who Played a Key Role in Shaping Dethklok’s Nathan Explosion

Among the myriad characters adored within the Metalocalypse realm, one that holds a special place in our hearts is none other than Nathan Explosion of Dethklok. This luminary figure, at the helm of death metal, possesses not only an awe-inspiring vocal prowess but also wields a sharp, deadpan humor that elicits uproarious laughter.

Brendon Small, the mastermind behind Metalocalypse, drew copiously from the rich tapestry of heavy metal’s culture and history in the genesis of his masterpiece. It’s hardly a stretch to speculate that he might have taken inspiration from iconic metal maestros when sculpting his characters. Gazing upon the visage of Nathan Explosion, one particular candidate in the metal world immediately springs to mind: the late, legendary Peter Steele of Type O Negative. Indeed, the frontman’s robust physique, flowing ebony locks, and unyielding countenance radiate echoes of Steele’s indomitable spirit.

However, in a recent tête-à-tête with the esteemed Full Metal Jackie during a radio broadcast, Small not only dispelled the notion of Steele as the muse behind Explosion but divulged the identity of who played a pivotal role in shaping the persona of Dethklok’s Nathan Explosion. When discussing the influential frontman who left his mark on Nathan Explosion, Small disclosed, as transcribed by Metal Injection:

“It’s funny. Peter Steele. I mean I think Type O Negative is great, but it was never really an idea. I think people kind of made that equation later on. But look, everyone loves Peter Steele and I know I think we’re lucky to have any kind of equivalence to that. Though it wasn’t the intention up top it started with Corpsegrinder really, with George Corpsegrinder Fisher from Cannibal Corpse, but I also think he’s a beautiful romantic as well.”

Honestly, that makes a ton of sense. While Nathan Explosion does look an awful lot like Steele, he also has a strong Corpsegrinder vibe to him.

Speaking of Corpsegrinder and Metalocalypse – did you know the Cannibal Corpse frontman used to play a character in the show? He voiced the villain known as the Metal Masked Assassin (who was one seriously brutal dude).

Brendon Small Explains How Metalocalypse & Adult Swim Got Back Together. According to Metalocalypse mastermind Brendon Small in an interview with Revolver, the Adult Swim festival is when things started to pick back up for the project.

“I think it all started kind of coming into focus in 2019,” said Small. “The network reached out and said, ‘Hey, would you like to do a live Dethklok show at one of these Adult Swim festivals?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, sure, OK.’

“And then it just kept on opening up bigger conversations — and at some point, a little bit before the pandemic, they said, ‘How would you like to finish the story, or do whatever you think this is?’ So that’s when all the prep started for everything. But the outline for the story was the same chief outline that I’d had in mind for like 10 years or so.”

If you’re interested in catching a live Dethklok show check the festival & tour dates here:


If you haven’t had the chance to watch the latest Metalocalypse film titled “Army of the Doomstar,” we strongly encourage you to give it a go.

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‘METALOCALYPSE’ NEW MOVIE, SOUNDTRACK AND DETHKLOK ALBUM

Metalocalypse fans the animated Adult Swim show is returning with a full-length original movie titled Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar, written and directed by co-creator Brendon Small, and paired with an accompanying soundtrack. Additionally, Metalocalypse‘s pseudo-cartoon band Dethklok will release a new album this year, Deathalbum IV — their first full-length since 2012’s Dethalbum IIIand commence on a North American tour with Japanese kawaii-metal greats Babymetal.

Confirmation of the long-awaited movie arrives two years after Adult Swim first announced that a Metalocalypse flick was in the works, marking the series’ first chunk of new content since the show — which first aired in 2003 and ran for four badass seasons — concluded in 2013 with a half-hour special.

It’s been a long time coming, but just reading the cast list is enough to assure fans that it’ll be worth the wait. Alongside co-creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha — and returning regulars Victor Brandt, Mark Hamill and Malcolm McDowell — Army of the Doomstar will feature voiceover work from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Evanescence’s Amy Lee, Mercyful Fate’s King Diamond and bass virtuoso Thundercat.

The official synopsis reads, “The all-new animated movie begins after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth; Dethklok frontman Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a brutal professional and romantic flat-spin, all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge to save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?”

On August 30th, the real-life incarnation of Dethklok — featuring Small, drummer Gene Hoglan, bassist Pete Griffin and guitarist Nili Brosh — will commence their first tour in 11 years, traveling throughout the U.S. (and up into Canada for two shows) with Babymetal and guitarist Jason Richardson.

Own it On Digital and Blu-ray 8/22

Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar news comes with the release schedule for the new movie release. The new Metalocalypse movie is not going to theaters, but it is straight-to-digital and Blu-ray on August 22, 2023.

Fans can now presave Dethklock’s highly anticipated Dethalbum IV which includes all new original Dethklock songs, set for release August 22. The soundtrack for Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar which includes additional songs plus an original movie score, drops August 25.

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Tracklist:
Mutilation on a Saturday Night
Bloodbath
Murmaider III
Gardener of Vengeance
I Am the Beast
Aortic Desecration
Poisoned by Food
Satellite Bleeding
Dead face
Horse of Fire
SOS

Both albums will be released through WaterTower Music, who released “Aortic Desecration,” the first new music from Dethalbum IV, and Dethklok’s first new music in almost 10 years.

Babymetal, Dethklok, Jason Richardson 2023 tour dates:
8/30 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
8/31 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
9/2 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
9/3 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
9/5 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
9/6 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
9/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
9/9 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
9/10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival ~
9/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
9/14 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
9/15 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
9/17 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
9/18 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
9/20 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
9/21 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
9/23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life ~
9/24 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
9/25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
9/27 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
9/28 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse
9/30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/1 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/3 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
10/4 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
10/7 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock ~
10/8 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
10/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater

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DETHKLOK’s ‘The Dethalbum Expanded Edition’ Now Available Digitally

WaterTower Music has announced the digital release of the 24-song “The Dethalbum (Expanded Edition)” with music by DETHKLOK, the on-screen band from Adult Swim‘s favorite heavy metal adventure “Metalocalypse”“The Dethalbum (Expanded Edition)” gives fans the opportunity to stream the original 15-track album along with nine additional harder-to-find tracks previously unavailable on all the digital platforms.

The album release is the perfect primer for all of the exciting “Metalocalypse” and DETHKLOK happenings this year: A national DETHKLOK co-headlining tour with Japanese kawaii metal pioneers BABYMETAL, a full-length original film, written and directed by Brendon Small, “Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar”, and the release of two albums: a companion soundtrack and “Dethalbum IV”.

Meanwhile, fans can summon DETHKLOK by streaming the “Metalocalypse: Dethklok Complete Collection” playlist, which features all the band’s available music.

“The Dethalbum (Expanded Edition)” is now available for streaming and digital purchase, and the track listing is as follows:

01. Murmaider
02. Go Into The Water
03. Awaken
04. Bloodrocuted
05. Go Forth And Die
06. Fansong
07. Better Metal Snake
08. The Lost Vikings
09. Thunderhorse
10. Briefcase Full Of Guts
11. Birthday Dethday
12. Hatredcopter
13. Castratikron
14. Face Fisted
15. Detharmonic
16. Deththeme
17. Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
18. Blood Ocean
19. Murdertrain A Comin’
20. Pickles Intro
21. Kill You
22. Hatredy
23. Dethklok Gets In Tune
24. Go Into The Water (Gulf Of Danzig Remix)

“Metalocalypse: Army Of The Doomstar”was written and directed by Small and produced by TitmouseAdult Swim and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film stars SmallTommy BlachaVictor Brandt(“Metalocalypse”),Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (Grammy Award-winning musician),King Diamond (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE),Mark Hamill (“Batman: The Animated Series”, “The Machine”),Kirk Hammett (METALLICA),Jon Hamm(“Confess, Fletch”, “Top Gun: Maverick”),Scott Ian (ANTHRAX),Amy Lee(EVANESCENCE),Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”),Juliet Mills(“Passions”),Laraine Newman (“Saturday Night Live”),Raya Yarbrough(“Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera”),and Livia Zita (King Diamond’s wife and 2022 winner of Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences Award).

The all-new animated movie begins after the heroic rescue of Toki WartoothDETHKLOK frontman Nathan Explosionfinds himself traumatized in a brutal professional and romantic flat-spin, all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge to save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?

“Metalocalypse” originally premiered in 2006 on Adult Swim and was created by Small and Blacha.

DETHKLOK BABYMETAL TOUR DATES:

BABYKLOK 2023 TOUR DATES

8/30 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
8/31 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
9/2 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
9/3 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
9/5 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
9/6 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre *
9/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
9/9 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
9/10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival *~
9/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
9/14 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
9/15 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
9/17 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
9/18 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
9/20 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
9/21 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
9/23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life *~
9/24 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom *
9/25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
9/27 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
9/28 - Omaha, NE – Steelhouse
9/30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/1 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
10/3 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
10/4 – Seattle, WA - WAMU Theater
10/7 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock *~
10/8 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
10/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
*Not a Live Nation Date
~Festival Date