Monday, November 30, 2009

Mike Keneally Interviewed in San Jose

On Novemeber 21, ACtv interviewed guitarist Mike Keneally. Keneally is part of the touring version of Dethklok – the band of interest in the animated series Metalocalypse. The interview was conducted at Event Center in San Jose, California and can be streamed below.

Photos of the concert in San Jose can be viewed at

Leading music product providers Alfred Music Publishing have teamed up with Cartoon Network Enterprises (the licensing/merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, which showcases Metalocalypse) to present an album-matching guitar tab songbook of Dethklok’s sophomore album, Dethklok: The Dethalbum II.

Metalocalypse was created by Tommy Blacha (Da Ali G Show) and Brendon Small (Home Movies) and debuted on Adult Swim in 2006. The series is currently in its third season. Among the most popular series on the network, Metalocalypse features Dethklok – a band with unheard of popularity (they are even ranked as the seventh largest economy on earth). In 2007, the band released its first album, The Dethalbum. It debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 and has since sold more than 300,000 copies. The album-matching songbook for The Dethalbum became one of the bestselling songbooks of the year. With Dethklok: The Dethalbum II, the band has topped the first-week success of The Dethalbum. The sophomore release debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and sold nearly 45,000 copies in its first week alone.

The guitar tab songbook for Dethklok: The Dethalbum II is available at most music retail stores. It can also be purchased online at It has a list price of $22.95 USD.

Titles in the new songbook include:

* Black Fire Upon Us
* Bloodlines
* Burn the Earth
* Comet Song
* The Cyborg Slayers
* Dethsupport
* The Gears
* I Tamper with the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin
* Laser Cannon Deth Sentence
* Murmaider II: The Water God
* Symmetry
* Volcano

Regarding the chart debut of Dethklok: The Dethalbum II, Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small said the following:

"I'm both happy and humiliated that Dethalbum II reached No. 15. Happy because we beat the first Dethalbum numbers and humiliated to have been beaten by our second album numbers by ourselves. Either way we're still not as good as The Archies, and I never want to forget that. Having said all of that, dear god I am fantastic and talented."

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