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DETHKLOK’S BRENDON SMALL IS WORKING ON A SOLO ALBUM (BUT NOT REALLY)

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DETHKLOK’S BRENDON SMALL IS WORKING ON A SOLO ALBUM (BUT NOT REALLY)

Who the hell is that lady behind Brendon Small and why is she undressing me with her eyes?

Amongst the many fashionable celebs* our platonic life partners at Metal Injection interviewed on the Revolver Golden Gods Awards blarpet was Metalocalypse co-creator/general Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small. Mostly they make pretty typical pre-award show small talk (Small talk?), but Brendon does reveal that he’s working on a solo album. Only, it’s not really a solo album. Or any different from Dethklok. To wit, Mr. Small reveals the following:

  • Dethklok drummer Gene Hoglan is playing on the album.
  • Brendon is working with the same producer (presumably Ulrich Wild) as he did the for the Dethklok albums.
  • Brendon says (emphasis mine), “If you like Dethklok it’s gonna be the exact same thing, but it’s gonna be a solo record.”

So unless the music sounds radically different than that of Dethklok – and the words “it’s gonna be the exact same thing” don’t lead me to believe that this is the case – it seems like all that’s really happening here is Small is positioning himself to be taken seriously by fans who don’t want to listen to and/or go see a pretend cartoon band. (I imagine he also won’t have to kick up any portion of his solo profits to Adult Swim, although I don’t know all the behind-the-scenes legalities of his Metalocalypse so I could be completely wrong.) Which is fine, but I’d like to suggest that we immediately¬†stop referring to this as a “solo album,” because, really, this is going to be the next Dethklok record. But a rose by any other name still smells as sweet and all that jazz, so it’s all gravy.

Watch the entire interview by clicking the screen cap above; you can also check out more of Metal Injection’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards coverage here.

-AR

*By metal standards. Obviously not so much by US Weekly standards.

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