DETHKLOK Plays First Show In Five Years: Setlist, Video

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series “Metalocalypse”, performed this past Friday (November 15) as part of the Adult Swim Festival at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show marked DETHKLOK’s first live appearance since taking part in the 2014 edition of Festival Supreme in L.A.

DETHKLOK played a 19-song set that included live premieres of the tracks “Impeach God” and “Comet Song”. Joining mainman Brendon Small (guitar, vocals) at the gig were Gene Hoglan on drums, Nili Brosh on second guitar and Pete Griffin on bass.

Setlist:

01. Deththeme 
02. Briefcase Full Of Guts 
03. Birthday Dethday 
04. Awaken 
05. Bloodlines 
06. The Gears 
07. Black Fire Upon Us 
08. Dethsupport 
09. Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle 
10. Impeach God (live premiere) 
11. Comet Song (live premiere) 
12. Andromeda 
13. I Ejaculate Fire 
14. The Duel 
15. Murmaider 
16. Thunderhorse

Encore:

17. Castratikron 
18. Go Into The Water 
19. Fansong

Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

In a 2012 interview with MLiveSmall 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 Smalland Ulrich Wild (“Dethalbum” and “Dethalbum II”). 

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