Dethalbum II

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Dethalbum II
Studio album by Dethklok
Released September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
Recorded Winter 2008–2009[1]
(Bombshelter Studios and "The Danger Zone", Los Angeles)
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 52:00
Label Williams Street
Producer Brendon Small, Ulrich Wild
Dethklok chronology
Adult Swim Presents: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead on Tour with Dethklok
(2007)
Dethalbum II
(2009)
Dethalbum III
(2012)
Alternative cover
Deluxe edition artwork
Singles from Dethalbum II
  1. "Bloodlines"
    Released: September 6, 2009

Dethalbum II is the second full length album by virtual band Dethklok, from the animated series Metalocalypse. The CD and deluxe CD/DVD were released on September 29, 2009.[2] The album was later released on LP to the United States and Canada.[3]

Background[edit]

The album was recorded at Bombshelter Studios and "The Danger Zone" in Los Angeles. The deluxe edition includes a bonus DVD with 52 minutes of never-before-released music videos featured in the 2008 Dethklok tour.[4] Two bonus tracks were originally promised for the deluxe edition of the album; however, Brendon Small had never recorded or planned to include bonus tracks. The announcement was a marketing error.[5] A guitar transcription book of this album was released through Alfred Music Publishing.[6] Six tracks from this album are included in the Dethklok bass tab anthology.[7]

Other media appearances[edit]

"Laser Cannon Deth Sentence" is featured as a downloadable track for Guitar Hero 5.[8] "Bloodlines" is featured as a playable track in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.[9] The song "The Cyborg Slayers" was featured in the soundtrack for the game Saints Row: The Third.[10]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[11]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[12]
The Boston Globe favorable[13]
CHARTattack 5/5 stars[14]
Exclaim! favorable[15]
Metal Assault 6.5/10 stars[16]

The album peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 45,000 copies in its first week of release.[17]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Brendon Small. Virtual writing credits attributed to Dethklok. 

No. Title Length
1. "Bloodlines" (from "Dethcarraldo") 3:30
2. "The Gears" (from "Dethsources") 4:21
3. "Burn the Earth" (from "Dethvengeance") 3:59
4. "Laser Cannon Deth Sentence" (from "Dethecution") 4:35
5. "Black Fire Upon Us" (from "Dethrelease") 5:40
6. "Dethsupport" (from "The Revengencers") 2:42
7. "The Cyborg Slayers" (later used in "Dethmas") 4:16
8. "I Tamper with the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin" (from "Dethlessons") 4:30
9. "Murmaider II: The Water God"   5:43
10. "Comet Song" (from "P.R. Klok") 3:48
11. "Symmetry" (from "Dethfashion") 4:31
12. "Volcano" (from "Dethdoubles") 4:18
Total length:
52:00
Deluxe DVD[18]
No. Title Length
1. "Deththeme" (Extended Version)  
2. "Briefcase Full of Guts"    
3. "Birthday Dethday"    
4. "Awaken"    
5. "Bloodrocuted"    
6. "Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle"    
7. "Dethharmonic"    
8. "Castratikron"    
9. "Go Forth and Die"    
10. "Hatredcopter"    
11. "Murmaider"    
12. "Thunderhorse"    
13. "Go into the Water"    
14. "Fansong" (hidden track)  

Personnel[edit]

Virtual personnel from Metalocalypse[edit]

Production[edit]

Actual personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ulrich Wild – production, engineering, mixing (at "Noize in the Attic")
  • Assistant engineered by Mike Gerlach – assistant engineering
  • Raidar – assistant mixing
  • Dave Collins Mastering (Los Angeles, CA) – mastering
  • Antonio Canobbio – cover artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legendary Drummer GENE HOGLAN Issues Update". Blabbermouth.net. January 22, 2009. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dethklok: The Dethalbum II release date and track info announced". hangout.altsounds.com. July 30, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Dethklok: Dethalbum II: Vinyl". adultswimshop.com. Retrieved December 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ "DETHKLOK: New Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. July 20, 2009. Archived from the original on July 28, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  5. ^ "You Asked, Dethklok's Brendon Small Answered". metalsucks.net. October 13, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Dethklok: Dethalbum II". alfred.com. Retrieved November 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Dethklok: Bass Anthology Released By Alfred Music Publishing". ultimate-guitar.com. January 12, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Test your metal with all-new Metal tracks available now in the Music Store!". hub.guitarhero.com. January 21, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock track list fills out". MTV. June 28, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Official Soundtrack of Saints Row 3". 
  11. ^ "Dethalbum II". Allmusic. September 28, 2009. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Dethklok: Dethalbum II review". altpress.com. September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 17, 2009. 
  13. ^ McLennan, Scott (October 25, 2009). "Death metal enlivened by animation". The Boston Globe. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Dethalbum II". chartattack.com. September 29, 2009. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  15. ^ Carman, Keith (October 2009). "Dethalbum II review". Exclaim!. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 
  16. ^ Bansal, Aniruddh "Andrew" (September 14, 2009). "Dethklok: Dethalbum II". Metal Assault. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Dethklok: 'Dethalbum II' First-Week Sales Revealed". blistering.com. Retrieved October 9, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Dethalbum II (Deluxe Version)". barnesandnoble.com. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  19. ^ Dethalbum II (Media notes). Dethklok. 2009.