The Dethalbum


The Dethalbum
The Dethalbum
Studio album by Dethklok
Released September 25, 2007 (2007-09-25)
Recorded Winter 2006–2007[1]
Genre Melodic death metal[2]
Length 52:23
Label Williams Street
Producer Ulrich Wild, Brendon Small
Dethklok chronology
The Dethalbum
(2007)
Dethalbum II
(2009)
Alternative cover
The deluxe edition cover of The Dethalbum.
Singles from The Dethalbum
  1. "Bloodrocuted"
    Released: September 25, 2007

The Dethalbum is the debut album by virtual band Dethklok, from American animated sitcom Metalocalypse. It was released on September 25, 2007. The album features full length songs from the TV series, as well as previously unreleased tracks. Antonio Canobbio contributed the artwork for the record.[3]

The deluxe edition of the album includes an additional disc that features seven bonus tracks, the video for "Bloodrocuted" and the first Metalocalypse episode of the second season. A vinyl LP was released with a bonus track in July 2008.

A tour band, using session metal musicians and headed by Brendon Small, was created to promote the album. Small also provided music videos that are remade specifically for concert performances, which were later released on a DVD included with the special edition of Dethalbum II.

Contents

Release and reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 84%[4]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Cosmos Gaming favorable[6]
Crypt Magazine favorable[7]
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The Dethalbum was released on September 25, 2007. The album was released both as a single CD and a two-disc deluxe edition. The deluxe edition of the album includes an additional disc that features seven bonus tracks, the video for "Bloodrocuted" and the first Metalocalypse episode of the second season. In July 2008, Williams Street began selling a limited edition vinyl version of The Dethalbum on their online store.[8] This version contains every song from the standard album, along with the "Gulf Danzig" remix of "Go into the Water."

The album debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 33,740 copies sold in its first week.[9][10] The Dethalbum was also streamed 45,000 times when it went live on AOL Music during the week of its release.[11] The album was the highest charting death metal album in the history of the Billboard 200, before Dethalbum II overtook it.[11][12]

A guitar transcription book of this album was released under Alfred Music Publishing, which included a DVD of Skwisgaar teaching the solo to "Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle" and Brendon Small teaching the "Deththeme".[13] Nine tracks from this album are included in the Dethklok bass tab anthology.[14]

Other appearances

"Hatredcopter" was released prior to the album's release on the European edition of the Saw III Soundtrack.[15] An earlier, shorter version of the song "Thunderhorse" is featured on Guitar Hero II.[16] The song "Murmaider" was used in the soundtrack for the video game Brütal Legend.[17]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Brendon Small, except where noted. Virtual writing credits attributed to Dethklok, except where noted. 

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Murmaider" (from "Dethwater")   3:24
2. "Go into the Water" (from "The Metalocalypse Has Begun")   4:20
3. "Awaken" (from "Dethtroll")   3:37
4. "Bloodrocuted" (mentioned in "Dethfam")   2:18
5. "Go Forth and Die" (from "Go Forth and Die")   4:22
6. "Fansong" (from "Mordland")   2:53
7. "Better Metal Snake"     3:27
8. "The Lost Vikings"     4:26
9. "Thunderhorse" (from "Dethwater")   2:46
10. "Briefcase Full of Guts" (from "Murdering Outside the Box")   2:44
11. "Birthday Dethday" (from "Birthdayface") Small, Tommy Blacha 2:48
12. "Hatredcopter" (Does not appear in Seasons 1 or 2, later appears in "RenovationKlok")   2:56
13. "Castratikron" (from "Girlfriendklok")   2:57
14. "Face Fisted" (Does not appear in Seasons 1 or 2, later appears in "TributeKlok")   4:17
15. "Dethharmonic" (from "Fatklok")   4:31
16. "Deththeme" (from every episode; hidden track) Small, Blacha 0:34
17. "Go into the Water" (Gulf Danzig Remix; vinyl edition bonus track)   4:20
Total length:
52:23
Deluxe Edition bonus disc
No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle" (from "The Curse of Dethklok") Small, Blacha 1:15
2. "Blood Ocean" (from "Dethstars")   2:50
3. "Murdertrain a Comin'" (from "Bluesklok")   3:33
4. "Pickles Intro"     0:34
5. "Kill You" (virtual writing credits: Pickles, Snizzy Snazz Bullets, Tony Thunderbottom, Sammy Twinskins)   3:41
6. "Hatredy" (from "Dethkomedy")   4:17
7. "Dethklok Gets in Tune"     3:27
  • The iTunes deluxe version includes all songs from The Dethalbum and the "Bloodrocuted" video, but only three of the seven bonus tracks: "Blood Ocean", "Murdertrain a Comin'", and "Hatredy".

Personnel

Virtual personnel from Metalocalypse

Dethklok
  • Produced, engineered, and mixed by Dick "Magic Ears" Knubbler
  • Legal Council, Management, CFO Charles Foster Offdensen
  • All songs recorded at Mordhaus Studios
    • Except "Murmaider" and "Go into the Water" that were recorded miles below the earth's surface in the Dethsub studio deep within the Mariana Trench.
    • "Better Metal Snake," "The Lost Vikings," and "Thunderhorse," AKA "The Viking Trilogy," recovered from sessions deleted by Nathan Explosion.

Actual personnel

  • Produced by Ulrich Wild and Brendon Small
  • Engineered and mixed by Ulrich Wild.
  • Mixed at Noize in the Attic. Assisted by Raider.
  • Line Producer – Ryan Page
  • Assistant Engineer Extraordinaire – Mike Gerlach
  • Mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles
  • Emilie Autumnviolins on "Dethharmonic"
  • Recorded at Bombshelter Studios in Los Angeles
  • V.O. – Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha

References

  1. ^ "Strapping Young Lad'S Gene Hoglan Laying Down Tracks For Dethklok Album". Roadrunnerrecords.com. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=64285. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  2. ^ "The Dethalbum Review | Dethklok | Compact Discs | Reviews @". Ultimate-guitar.com. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/dethklok/the_dethalbum/index.html. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  3. ^ teamcanobbio. "Antonio Canobbio". Teamcanobbio.blogspot.com. http://teamcanobbio.blogspot.com/. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Dethklok - The Dethalbum - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2007-09-25. http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=263698. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  5. ^ Heather Phares (September 25, 2007). "The Dethalbum - Album Review". allmusic.com. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1187295. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "(:)- The Gaming Vector at a Higher Level". Cosmos Gaming. 2007-12-19. http://www.cosmosgaming.com/articles.php?id=1018&articletype=review. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  7. ^ "sex. horror. rocknroll". Crypt Magazine. http://www.cryptmagazine.com/252075/268694.html. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  8. ^ "The Dethalbum on Vinyl - Williams Street Shop". Williamsstreet.com. http://www.williamsstreet.com/cat/The-Dethalbum-on-Vinyl.html. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  9. ^ "Review of the ''Dethalbum'' in Stylus magazine". Stylusmagazine.com. http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/dethklok/the-dethalbum.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  10. ^ Katie Hasty, "Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week", Billboard.com, October 3, 2007.
  11. ^ a b "Dethalbum Debuts At #21 On Billboard Top 200". Sick Drummer. October 9, 2007. http://www.sickdrummer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=642&Itemid=2. Retrieved 2009-02-23. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Dethklok, Chimaira To Join Forces For U.S. Tour?". Blabbermouth.net. April 8, 2008. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.NET/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=94492. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  13. ^ "Alfred Music Publishing | Dethklok: The Dethalbum - Dethklok | Book; DVD". Alfred.com. http://alfred.com/Products/Dethklok-The-Dethalbum--00-31961.aspx. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  14. ^ "Blabbermouth.Net - Dethklok: 'Bass Anthology' Released By Alfred Music Publishing". Roadrunnerrecords.com. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=152226. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  15. ^ "Saw III: Various, Charlie Clouser: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. http://www.amazon.de/Saw-III-Various/dp/samples/B000LPS6HI/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  16. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - 'Guitar Hero II' Unlockable Bonus Tracks Announced". Roadrunnerrecords.com. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=60941. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  17. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, MÖTLEY CRÃœE Featured On 'Brütal Legend' Soundtrack". Roadrunnerrecords.com. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=124965. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 

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