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Metalocalypse Creator Brendon Small Talks Solo LP

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Brendon Small
Brendon Small, co-creator of “Metalocalypse,” the cartoon hit on Adult Swim, has told shit magazine Revolver that he has been working on a solo album.

Brendon Small’s Galaktikon will be in stores later this summer.

“There was a time when I didn’t know if I was going to do the second Dethklok album,” says Small. “I had the studio lined up, and the players lined up, and the engineer and co-producer, and all that shit, and unfortunately, the guy we were negotiating with went on vacation and left things kind of dead. So I said, ‘OK, fuck this — I’m going to spend my own money and get these guys doing something.’”

He said that fans can expect melody on the solo record.

“I love melody and I love melodic vocals in metal, not just the guttural stuff — though obviously it works with Dethklok, and I wouldn’t want to change a thing. I long for melody in the vocal.

“When I was developing the Dethklok sound, some of the things I was writing weren’t heavy enough for Dethklok, but I still liked them. So I was like, I’m going to make this into something, so I’m going to get Gene [Hoglan] and I’m going to get Bryan Beller, and we’re going to make this project, and I’m going to figure out what it is. Then the negotiations got all cleared up, and we went right back into the same studio and did the second Dethklok album.”