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|Dethalbum Debuts At #21 On Billboard Top 200|
|Tuesday, 09 October 2007|
Heavy metal juggernauts Dethklok have exploded onto the music scene with the release of “The Dethalbum”, selling nearly 34,000 copies in its first week!! The ferocious new record from the stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse debuted at #21 on the Billboard Top 200 and dominated the Loud Rock Radio charts, hitting #6 on CMJ, #11 on FMQB, and #1 on Mediaguide Metal Specialty. This makes Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “The Dethalbum” the highest charting death metal album EVER!!! “The Dethalbum” was also streamed 45,000 times when it went live on AOL Music during the week of its release. Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small had this to say about the initial success of Dethklok’s “The Dethalbum”: “It feels great to finally be recognized as the serious cartoon musician that I know that I am. I feel vindicated to have surpassed the sales of ‘Jem and the Holograms’ and ‘The Archies’. You have no idea how many cartoon groupies this will get me.”
The September 25 release of Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “The Dethalbum” coincided with the start of Season 2 of Metalocalypse on Adult Swim and the release of Metalocalypse: Season 1 on DVD. The DVD, which hit streets on October 2, sold over 18,000 units in its first two days!!
The brutal music video for Dethklok’s “Bloodrocuted” will be hitting the tube October 22 on Music Choice Video On Demand. Music Choice is the #1 On Demand network in the country, and their content has been viewed over 1 billion times.
Dethklok and Metalocalypse creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha will be guest DJs on Sirius’ Faction. The first-ever split Hostile Takeover show will air October 19 at 7PM EST, and features both the creators and the band spinning their favorite metal hits!!
Be sure to pick up the record-breaking new CD, Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “The Dethalbum”, and be sure to catch Dethklok live on tour!!! Stay tuned for upcoming dates!!
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