Friday, July 24, 2009

Dethklok News!

This past week was huge for fans of Metalocalypse and Dethklok. Before Monday fans of the Williams Street TV show knew that the third season of the show would be extended from 15-minute to 30-minute episodes and would premiere in November, but three big announcements came down since Monday:

Dethnouncement #1) Williams Street Records will release “Dethklok: The Dethalbum II” on September 8. It’s a little light on tracks (only 12 this time around) but the co-creator of the series Brendon Small had drummer Gene Hoglan back for the recording process. Here’s the track listing, my personal favorite title being #6:

1. Bloodlines

2. The Gears

3. Burn the Earth

4. Laser Canon Deth Sentence

5. Black Fire Upon Us

6. Deth Support

7. The Cyborg Slayers

8. I Tamper with the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin

9. Murmaider II: The Water God

10. Comet Song

11. Symmetry

Dethnouncement #2) This week saw the release of “Dethklok vs. The Goon”, a single-issue comic book put out by Dark Horse Comics. But more love is coming to Dethklok fans on the comic book front - Friday’s proceedings at the San Diego Comic Convention included the announcement stating that a new Dethklok comic will be released by Dark Horse in the coming months. The book will be an on-going series (meaning it will keep being published monthly). No release date was given, but previous rumors of November for the series seem a little out of reach to me – as a reader myself, these announcements usually come 6-12 months before the actual series hits, so I would expect it in the winter or early spring.

Dethnouncement #3) Lastly, Brendon Small is working with Konami on a Metalocalypse game for PS3 and Xbox360. It’ll expand on the plot of the show but also reportedly follow a bunch of Dethklok roadies too, which sounds like a great idea to me.

What’s it going to be called?


(Honestly,what did you expect?)

1 comment:

  1. UPDATE: I just finished reading "Dethklok vs. the Goon", and it's hilarious. Worth a read for any Metalocalypse fan.

    It definitely doesn't require any foreknowledge of The Goon to enjoy (I didn't have any), and since it's a one-shot it's not an incredible burden on your wallet or time.

    (Dr. Rockso makes an appearance, by the way)