Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers around the larger than life death metal band Dethklok, and often portrays dark and macabre content, including such subjects as violence, death, and the drawbacks of fame, with extremely hyperbolic black humor; which accounts for the cartoon's consistent TV-MA rating. The show can be seen as both a parody and celebration of heavy metal culture. The music, written by guitarist/creator Brendon Small, is credited to the band, and is featured in most of the episodes. The animation is often carefully synced to the music, with the chord positions and fingering of the guitar parts shown in some detail. One of the trademarks of the show is having the usual "bleeps" for extreme profanity replaced by pinch harmonics.
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Season 1Adult Swim | DirecTV Now | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Aug 6, 2006
The Curse of Dethklok Aug 6, 2006 Dethklok hires the world's only six-star chef to cook dinner for them before a show in Norway. They warn him of the Dethklok curse, where every employee they've hired, chefs included, has tragically died. Later, when their new chef is at near-death on life support following an unfortunate helicoptor mishap, the band is forced to make its own meals.
S01 E02Aug 13, 2006
Dethwater Aug 13, 2006 Dethklok frontman Nathan Explosion wants the band's next album to be the ultimate smash hit. So, to achieve this goal, he decides to have a recording session locked in a Russian nuclear submarine that is moving through the Mariana Trench - the deepest, darkest location in the Earth's crust itself. How brutal is that?!
S01 E03Aug 20, 2006
Happy Dethday (a.k.a. Birthdayface) Aug 20, 2006 It's Murderface's birthday, and the rest of the band soon are faced with the difficult task of getting him a present. In fact, he actually ends up hating his party until they finally give him their gift.
S01 E04Aug 27, 2006
Dethtroll Aug 27, 2006 The band plays an ancient song which hasn't been heard in thousands of years which unexpectedly awakens a deadly Nordic lake troll and must compose the world's first death metal lullaby to return the beast to its slumber.
S01 E05Sep 3, 2006
Dethkomedy Sep 3, 2006 Dethklok decides to try their hand at standup comedy in order to avoid burning out on metal. Pickles remains traumatized by a heckler while the rest of the band learns that comedy is all about embracing the hate.
S01 E06Sep 10, 2006
Dethfam Sep 10, 2006 Uncomfortable and embarrassed, Dethklok painfully endures while their parents are in town for a visit. They are at first pissed and doubtful when their parents announce the release of the 'Parents of Dethklok' album, but soon realize the depth of their parents' anger. The guys learn an important lesson: there's nothing more brutal in this world than raising children.
Season 2Hulu | Adult Swim | DirecTV Now | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 23, 2007
Dethecution Sep 23, 2007 Dethklok has withdrawn from the public eye, and fan suicide rates are climbing. The US government hatches a plan to bring the band out of hiding and restore world order.
S02 E02Sep 30, 2007
Dethlessons Sep 30, 2007 Toki Wartooth is fed up playing in the shadow of Skwisgaar's lead guitar. Under the tutelage of a crusty old guitar master, Toki learns that the heart, too, has strings.
S02 E03Oct 7, 2007
Dethvengeance Oct 7, 2007 The wounded, the scarred, and the disfigured unite. Meanwhile, an oblivious Dethklok spends their studio time recording onto the purest of all analog formats: water.
S02 E04Nov 4, 2007
Dethdoubles Nov 4, 2007 After a massive shootout at a Duncan Hills Coffeeshop opening, Dethklok invest in the ultimate protection - another Dethklok. But are these dopplegangers really all that they seem?
S02 E05Nov 11, 2007
Dethfashion Nov 11, 2007 Dethklok enters the fashion industry to promote their new clothing line, and in the the process experiences the brutality of negative body image, dieting, and bulimia.
S02 E06Nov 18, 2007
Cleanzo Nov 18, 2007 Dr. Roxo (The Rock 'n Roll Clown, He does Cocaine) is on the lamb and Toki decides to hide him at Mordhouse. The band decides to stage an intervention for Roxo.