BRENDON SMALL – the mastermind behind massive metal band Dethklok and albums The Dethalbum, Dethalbum II, Dethalbum III and Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – will release his new high-stakes intergalactic extreme rock/metal album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm, on August 25, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI.
In addition to co-production by Brendon Small and Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Ulrich Wild (who also worked on the Dethklok albums), Galaktikon II: Become The Storm features the distinct rhythmic powers of drum legend Gene Hoglan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel) and bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai). Galaktikon II: Become The Storm follows the space-age theme of 2012’s original Galaktikon album, with a conceptual storyline and a heavier, darker, more brutal sound. With the above-mentioned musicians behind the project, it comes as no surprise that Galaktikon II: Become The Storm is a welcomed transformation and expansion of the sound that put Brendon Small on the musical map. With uncapped time and creativity on their side, Small & Co. were able to reach above and beyond what fans have come to expect. Galaktikon II: Become The Storm proves to be Small’s most commanding release yet.
Musician, actor, writer and comedian Brendon Small started his TV media career as the co-creator, writer, voice actor, composer and musician for Home Movies, a cartoon that initially aired on the UPN television network and then moved to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Soon after work on Home Movies ended in 2004, Berklee College of Music alum Small found fame as creator, executive producer, voice and music behind the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse, which premiered in 2006. The series focuses on a fictional death metal band named Dethklok. In addition to all of the behind-the-scenes work on the series, he also provided voice talent for the characters Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Pickles the Drummer, and Nathan Explosion, three of the five members of Dethklok. The song “Thunderhorse” was also featured on the hit video game Guitar Hero II. In conjunction with the show, Brendon Small created the real-life version of Dethklok – writing, recording, performing and touring in support. Each Dethklok album debuted on the Billboard 200 chart upon release. The Dethalbum was the highest charting death metal album in the history of the Billboard 200, before Dethalbum II and Dethalbum III later claimed that title. Since the Dethklok era, Small has been busy in not only the music world, but the comedy world. Small has appeared on several television, radio and podcast programs such as @Midnight, Comedy Bang Bang, Howard Stern, WTF with Marc Maron – often in a recurring guest role. He is also a regular voice actor for several popular animated series’, including Squidbillies and Venture Bros. Brendon Small is a regular performer at SF Sketch Fest, Bridgetown Comedy Fest and Improv Hollywood.