DETHKLOK Announces First Live Show In Five Years

June 25, 2019

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", will perform at this year's Adult Swim Festival, set to take place November 15-16 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show will mark DETHKLOK's first live appearance since taking part in the 2014 edition of Festival Supreme in L.A. Also scheduled to play at the event are electronic producer Jamie XX, rappers Vince Staples and Young Thug and Captain Murphy — the rapping alter ego of Steven Ellison, better known as beatsmith Flying Lotus.

Adult Swim Festival promises an eclectic mix of musicians, comedians, exclusive screenings, and exhibitions highlighting Adult Swim's programming.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale to the public today at 12 p.m. PST. Tickets begin at $49 plus fees for single-day tickets and $95 plus fees for two-day passes.

DETHKLOK features Brendon Small, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Gene Hoglan as its real-life members in the studio and on the live stage.

In a 2012 interview with MLive, Small said that he conceptualized DETHKLOK's show after watching a live performance of GORILLAZ, another animated band fronted by Damon Albarn of BLUR.

"I always wanted to make a record, and find a way to tour it," Small said. "I checked out GORILLAZ, who are talented, and have some of the best animation I've ever seen, but [because the musicians hid behind a screen, and the audience couldn't see them,] there was no connection between performer and audience. It was cool and mysterious, but it didn't give the audience what they want. We don't look like [DETHKLOK], and we're not supposed to, but at least you can see us playing. We're like a pit band in that sense."

DETHKLOK's latest album, "Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III", was released in October 2012 via Williams Street Records. The disc sold around 20,000 copes in the United States to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band's previous CD, "Dethalbum II", opened with 45,000 units back in October 2009 to enter the chart at No. 15.

"Dethalbum III" was once again co-produced by Small and Ulrich Wild ("Dethalbum" and "Dethalbum II").

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