Alfred Music Publishing and Cartoon Network Enterprises have teamed up to release a new bass transcription book featuring the songs of Dethklok, the animated metal band from Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse” TV series. Dethklok: Bass Anthology includes 14 tunes from the The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II, selected by Bryan Beller, Dethklok’s live performance bassist.
Bonus materials include “The Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle” (from The Dethalbum deluxe edition), live-performance versions of “Deththeme,” “Thunderhorse,” “Murmaider” and “Black Fire Upon Us” as performed by Beller, and an introduction by Beller and show co-creator Brendon Small, who discuss the challenges of playing Dethklok live compared with in the studio.
The Metalocalypse TV series, which first aired in 2006, just completed its third season on Adult Swim. The series centers around Dethklok, a death metal band so popular, it is ranked as the world’s seventh largest economy. In real life, Dethklok is the highest selling band in the death metal category, with both records breaking the Billboard Top 200 list.
Dethklok: Bass Anthology Song List:
- Birthday Dethday
- Black Fire Upon Us
- Briefcase Full of Guts
- Burn the Earth
- Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
- The Gears
- Go Forth and Die
- Laser Cannon Deth Sentence