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  • TV-MA
  • 2006
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.3  (18,120)

Metalocalypse is an animated television series that aired on Adult Swim from 2006 to 2013. The show was created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, and starred a talented voice cast including Victor Brandt, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, Brendon Small, and Tommy Blacha themselves.

The show is centered around the fictional death metal band Dethklok, which includes five members: vocalist Nathan Explosion, guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf, guitarist Toki Wartooth, bassist William Murderface, and drummer Pickles. The band is portrayed as the most popular and successful in the world, with legions of devoted fans known as "Dethklok"ers".

The show follows the band's daily lives, which are often filled with bizarre and violent situations. Despite their incredible wealth and success, the members of Dethklok are often portrayed as childish, selfish, and oblivious to the world around them. They rely on their eccentric manager, Charles Offdensen (voiced by Brendon Small), to handle the business side of things and keep them out of trouble.

Throughout the series, Dethklok's fame and influence grows to the point where they are seen as a threat to world governments and even the United Nations. The show's humor is often dark and satirical, poking fun at the music industry, celebrity culture, and government conspiracies.

In addition to the main cast, Metalocalypse features a wide range of supporting characters, including various music industry insiders, members of rival bands, and government officials. Notable guest stars include George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of Cannibal Corpse, King Diamond of Mercyful Fate, and Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad.

One of the standout elements of Metalocalypse is its animation style. The show features computer-generated animation with a deliberately low frame rate, giving it a choppy and frenetic look that matches the fast-paced music and humor. The show's creators have cited influences including Heavy Metal magazine and the works of Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki.

Over the course of its four seasons, Metalocalypse received critical acclaim for its unique approach to animation, humor, and storytelling. The show's music, which is performed by Small himself, is also praised for its quality and authenticity within the metal genre.

In addition to the TV series, Metalocalypse also spawned a feature-length film, Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem, which aired in 2013. The film features new music and follows the band as they face their biggest challenge yet: defeating the evil entity known as the Metalocalypse.

Despite its popularity and critical acclaim, Metalocalypse ultimately ended after four seasons due to creative differences between the show's creators and Adult Swim. However, the show remains a beloved cult classic among fans of adult animation and heavy metal music alike.

In conclusion, Metalocalypse is a unique and memorable television series that blends humor, music, and animation in a way that is unmatched by any other show. Its satirical take on celebrity culture and government conspiracies, combined with its fast-paced animation and authentic death metal music, make it a must-watch for fans of adult animation and heavy metal music.

Metalocalypse is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (66 episodes). The series first aired on August 6, 2006.

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The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera
1. The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera
October 27, 2013
Will Dethklok find thier lost bandmate Toki Wartooth?
Where to Watch Metalocalypse
Metalocalypse is available for streaming on the Adult Swim website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Metalocalypse on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Adult Swim.
  • Premiere Date
    August 6, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (18,120)