‘Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III’ Debuts at #10 on the Billboard Top 200

By on October 28, 2012


Adult Swim is pleased to reveal that DETHKLOK’s new album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, has debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week! The album has also debuted at #1 on the Hard Music Albums chart. Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III was released last week via Williams Street Records, the network’s independent music label. This is the highest debut charting position that DETHKLOK has garnered since the beginning of the show.
When asked to comment about the #10 debut, DETHKLOK co-creator Brendon stated, “Thanks to the fans for actually buying music in a world where they don’t have to.”
Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III is available now in a variety of formats including a standard CD, clean CD and Deluxe Edition CD/DVD combo, which includes a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of Dethalbum III, as well as music videos and more. A vinyl edition of the album with special etching will also be released on November 6, 2012. Head to www.adultswim.com/dethalbum3 NOW to listen to new tracks from the album, watch the music video for ‘The Galaxy’, and find information about the band’s upcoming Tour. Starting today, fans can also purchase the album at Best Buy and other retailers.
DETHKLOK recently announced a North American headline tour with support from All That Remains, Machine Head, and special guest The Black Dahlia Murder. The tour kicks off in Norfolk, VA next Tuesday, October 30th. The tour, featuring the band from the Metalocalypse animated series, will make more than 30 stops throughout the United States and Canada before coming to an end in Atlanta, GA. The Black Dahlia Murder will open each show, with Machine Head and All That Remains alternating direct support positions in the line-up in each city. For ticket information please visit www.adultswim.com/dethtour. See the bottom of this release for all upcoming tour dates.
When discussing the upcoming tour, Brendon Small stated, “DETHKLOK are excited to be a part of the best tour of 2012.  We spared no expense on production for the tour. We are unleashing tons of new animation, new comedy, and new sketches and are very excited to play many new songs and can’t wait for new people to see our show. I’ll be honest, I don’t know when we will be able to pull off anything this massive again, so don’t miss it.”
In celebration of the impending tour kick-off, Loudwire.com and Gibson Guitars are teaming up to give away an Epiphone “1958” Korina Explorer! Enter the contest HERE and check out the specs on the guitar HERE.
Also on the tour kick-off date, Adult Swim releases Metalocalypse Season 4 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, bringing DETHKLOK back to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time in two years. In the fourth season of the comedy series from co-creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, the band welcomes guest appearances from the likes of Corpsegrinder (Cannibal Corpse), Cam Pipes (3 Inches Of Blood), Dweezil Zappa, Jon Hamm and director Werner Herzog among others. Along with all 12 episodes from the series’ fourth season, the Metalocalypse Season 4DVD and Blu-ray releases will feature more than two hours of special features. Highlights from those features include a 90-minute feature film of Nathan Explosion tackling his latest Shakespeare reading, in “Nathan Reads Shakespeare 4: Comedy of Errors,” a series of band member “StaresDowns,” a look at DETHKLOK Fan Art, “MurderThoughts,” a “Pickles Flyby” and much, much more.
UPCOMING DETHKLOK TOUR DATES:
10/30/2012         Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/31/2012         Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/2/2012           Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
11/3/2012           New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
11/4/2012           Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/5/2012           Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/7/2012           Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/8/2012           Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/9/2012           Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
11/10/2012         Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
11/11/2012         Grand Rapids, MI @Orbit Room
11/13/2012         Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/14/2012         Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/15/2012         Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
11/16/2012         Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/17/2012         Kansas City, MO @ Midland 
11/18/2012         St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/20/2012         Denver, CO @ Fillmore
11/21/2012         Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
11/23/2012         Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/24/2012         Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/26/2012         Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/27/2012         Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
11/28/2012         Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
11/30/2012         Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/1/2012           Austin, TX @ Stubbs
12/2/2012           Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/4/2012           Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/6/2012           Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
12/7/2012           Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
12/8/2012           Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
For more information on DETHKLOK and Dethalbum III, please visit http://metalocalypse.tv/or http://www.adultswim.com/music/.
About Williams Street Records:
Williams Street Records is the independent record label from Adult Swim. Based in Atlanta and Los Angeles, the group is responsible for the creation and marketing of albums across a wide range of artists and genres. Previous albums include the best-selling Dethklok: The Dethalbum and The Dethalbum II based on Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Have Yourself a Meaty Little Christmas, soundtracks for The Venture Bros. and Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! The label also works with artists unaffiliated with Adult Swim, including Killer Mike, Danger Mouse and MF Doom, Witchdoctor and more.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
               Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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