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Interview: Brendon Small finds his niche

Years before he cracked the dimensional barrier that separates the real from unreal by turning Dethklok, the lovably sociopathic stars of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse , into one of the most lucrative metal acts in both cartoonland and the material world
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By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 27, 2012
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Dethklok: Even Better Than The Real Thing

Heavy metal’s primary contradiction: given a fanbase that is often concerned with detecting what is and isn't "real" metal, so much of what constitutes "real" "metal" is made up of 100-percent pure fantasy.
With Mastodon, Converge, and High on Fire, live at the House of Blues, October 28, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 30, 2009
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Brute forces

When you get down to it, most music is an attempt to create auditory allegories for our life experiences, whether they’re joyous Maypole dervishes or nightmarish St. Vitus’ dances of doom.
Mastodon, High on Fire, and Dethklok lead metal’s latest charge
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2009
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An unstoppable force

Appreciation of Converge is one of those things that comes after you stop trying too hard, like driving stick without stalling at the red lights.
This time is (once again) right for Converge
By MATT PARISH  |  October 16, 2009
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Ragnarök and roll

Amon Amarth are but the latest assault of the Viking æsthetic on our pop culture’s collective psyche.  
Great moments in culturally appropriated Viking history
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 15, 2008
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Disbelief: suspended

Where does “common sense” get off telling me that I’ll never meet, interview, or see William Murderface perform, just because he happens to be a cartoon?
Dethklok lay waste to Worcester, diss Cambridge
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 01, 2008


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The Cartoon Network goes heavy metal

Metal remains fertile ground for satire on all fronts, but what sets the Cartoon Network’s new animated series Metalocalypse apart is the reverence that precedes the ridicule. Brendon Small, "Dethklok Detheme" (mp3) Watch the trailer for Metal
Brendon Small’s Metalocalypse adventure
By LARISSA GLASSER  |  August 08, 2006