Metalocalypse co-founder launches GalaktikonMonday, February 20, 2012 9:27 AM PT / 4,572 views
Official press release: Brendon Small is the co-creator/ writer/ actor/ director/ producer/ of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse television series. Brendon Small is also responsible for writing and performing all of the show's music and Dethklok: The Dethalbum and Deathalbum II, the latter now known as the fastest-selling death metal album to date. Now, Brendon has written and produced Brendon Small's Galaktikon: "A High Stakes Intergalactic Extreme Rock album," his long-awaited side project set to release in April 2012. The album release will coincide with the Season 4 premiere of Metalocalypse. Coming off of the second Dethklok album which was heavier and darker than the first, Brendon Small's Galaktikon searches for melody (in the vocal) and finds inspirations in modern black metal, Queen, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer. No influence is unwelcome on this project. Brendon Small paired with Dethklok drummer (legendary metal drummer) Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Fear Factory) and Dethklok bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally band) and Dethklok engineer and mixer Ulrich Wild. "This album should be thought of as an audio comic book, an over acted chamber drama, a ridiculous premise that takes itself way too seriously all the way to the end," states Brendon Small. Brendon Small's Galaktikon comes as a follow up to Brendon's work on the chart-topping Dethklok albums based on Metalocalypse and released by Williams Street Records. Dethklok: The Dethalbum debuted at #21 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 30,000 copies sold in the first week and held the "fastest-selling death metal album to date" position originally until the follow-up, Dethalbum II, surpassed it to break the aforementioned record with a #15 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Dethklok has performed on several US tours and headlined the Los Angeles kick-off date of the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.