Metalocalypse Tour

Depending on which metalhead you ask, metal is either being saved or being strychnined by Dethklok — the cartoon band at the center of the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse. On the one hand, the group makes fun of just about everything that made metal cool; on the other hand, they totally shred! The real-life band, which features Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small on guitar, performs in front of a backdrop of cartoon characters, leaving no doubt as to the real-life musicians’ talents with battle-ax and thunder sticks. Any band that can headline a bill stacked with Mastodon, High on Fire, and Converge is surely legit, but to update the old Waylon Jennings proverb for a modern metal audience: Are you sure Judas Priest done it this way?

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