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18 Sep

Dethklok Announces North American Tour

This fall, the world’s heaviest animated metal band, and stars of Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse”, Dethklok, will be bringing their head-banging, most pitting madness on a massive 6 week long headlining tour around the US and into parts of Canada. Kicking off in late October, Dethklok, will be out in support of their new album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, which is scheduled to hit the shelves on October 16th and contains music from the second, third, and fourth seasons of Adult Swim’s animated hit show, “Metalocalypse”. A live spectacle for metal-heads and for Metalocalypse followers, Dethklok brings the best of both elements, mixing elements of their animated series with the screeching guitars and thunderous drumming of a death metal show.

“But wait, how can an animated show go on tour?” you ask.

Simple. His name is Gene Hoglan and he’s the mastermind behind all of the drumming heard on “Metalocalypse”, as well as the heir to the throne of “Pickles”, the animated drummer of ”Metalocalypse”, in the live setting . Known for his quick feet, fast hands, and rock-solid tempo, Gene Hoglan defines metal drumming, in which his resume can strongly attest to. A staple and long time member of Pearl’s prestigious Artist Roster, Gene, or “The Atomic Clock”, as he is so commonly referred to as, has recorded with toured with numerous metal legends including Testament, Fear Factory, Death, and Strapping Young Lad, just to name a few. On this upcoming Dethklok tour, Gene will be clamming away on his custom Reference Series drums, relying on the innovative design and technology of the Reference Series Recipe to achieve the exact highs, mids, and lows, that he is looking for. Gene’s specs are as follow:

Reference Series: Carbon Mist
w/ black hardware

24x16 bass drum x 2
12x10 tom
14x12 tom
18x16 floor tom
14x8 Reference Series snare (wood)

A full list of tour dates for the upcoming Dethklok tour can be found below. For more information on Gene Hoglan, please be sure to visit his website,, or on his official Facebook page, which can be found by clicking here. See you on the road Gene!

Dethklok- 2012 Fall Tour

Oct. 30 - Norfolk, VA – Norva
Oct. 31 - Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov. 02 - Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Nov. 03 - New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
Nov. 04 - Worcester, MA – Palladium
Nov. 05 - Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Nov. 07 - Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Nov. 08 - Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Nov. 09 - Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
Nov. 10 - Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Nov. 11 - Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
Nov. 13 - Fargo, ND – The Venue
Nov. 14 - Minneapolis, MN – Myth
Nov. 15 - Milwaukee, WI – Rave / Eagles Club
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Nov. 17 - Kansas City, MO – Midland
Nov. 18 - St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Nov. 20 - Denver, Co – Fillmore
Nov. 21 - Salt Lake City, UT – Great Salt Air
Nov. 23 - Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
Nov. 24 - Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 26 - Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Nov. 27 - Hollywood, CA – Palladium
Nov. 28 - Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
Nov. 30 - Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
Dec. 01 - Austin, TX – Stubbs
Dec. 02 - Houston, TX House of Blues
Dec. 04 - Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
Dec. 06 - Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
Dec. 07 - Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
Dec. 08 - Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle