Dethalbum III

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Dethalbum III
Studio album by Dethklok
Released October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)
Recorded Summer 2012[1]
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 51:12[2]
Label Williams Street
Producer Brendon Small, Ulrich Wild
Dethklok chronology
Dethalbum II
(2009)
Dethalbum III
(2012)
The Doomstar Requiem
(2013)
Alternative cover
Deluxe edition artwork
Singles from Dethalbum III
  1. "I Ejaculate Fire"
    Released: September 4, 2012

Dethalbum III is the third full length album by virtual death metal band Dethklok, from the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse. The CD and deluxe CD/DVD were released on October 16, 2012.[3] It contains music from the second, third and fourth seasons of the show. Like The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II before it, the music is performed by the show's creator Brendon Small and drummer Gene Hoglan. Additionally, the band's live bassist, Bryan Beller, performs on the album. The album was also released on vinyl on November 6, 2012.[4]

Release[edit]

The single "I Ejaculate Fire" was released on September 4, 2012.[5] The song "Crush the Industry" premiered on Full Metal Jackie on September 14, 2012.[6] The song "Andromeda" premiered on Liquid Metal on September 24, 2012.[7] The song "The Galaxy", along with its music video, premiered on Hot Topic's YouTube channel on October 3, 2012.[8]

A guitar transcription book for this album was released in April 2013 through Alfred Music Publishing.[9]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[10]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[11]
Loudwire 4/5 stars[12]
Ultimate-Guitar 7.7/10[13]

The album peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 20,000 copies in its first week of release.[14] This overtakes Dethalbum II as the highest charting death metal album.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Brendon Small. Virtual writing credits attributed to Dethklok, except where noted, virtual lyrics written by Nathan Explosion. 

No. Title Length
1. "I Ejaculate Fire" (from "Dethhealth") 3:38
2. "Crush the Industry" (from "Renovationklok") 5:29
3. "Andromeda" (from "Writersklok"[7]) 3:27
4. "The Galaxy" (from "Doublebookedklok") 5:15
5. "Starved" (from "Tributeklok") 4:57
6. "Killstardo Abominate" (from "Dethsiduals" and "Rehabklok") 2:31
7. "Ghostqueen" (from "Motherklok") 4:18
8. "Impeach God" (from "Dethgov") 3:34
9. "Biological Warfare" (from "Fertilityklok") 4:35
10. "Skyhunter" (from "Rehabklok") 4:08
11. "The Hammer" (from "Dethcamp") (virtual writing credits: Dethklok and Magnus Hammersmith) 4:28
12. "Rejoin" (from "Fanklok") 4:52
Total length:
51:12
Deluxe DVD
No. Title Length
1. "The Making of Dethalbum III"   32:54
2. "The Galaxy (Music Video)"   5:26
3. "I Ejaculate Fire (Music Video)"   3:46

Personnel[edit]

Virtual personnel from Metalocalypse[edit]

Production[edit]

Actual personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ulrich Wild – production, engineering
  • Antonio Cannobio – cover art
  • R. Chett Hoffman – direction, editing (for the documentary)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "@_Brendonsmall". 
  2. ^ "Dethalbum III [Explicit]". Amazon. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ wookubus (August 18, 2012). "Dethklok To Release "Dethalbum III" In October, Track Listing Revealed". ThePRP.com. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dethklok Reveals Details On New Album "Dethalbum III"". metalunderground. August 20, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "I Ejaculate Fire [Explicit]". Amazon. September 4, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "@FullMetalJackie". 
  7. ^ a b "STREAM: DETHKLOK – "ANDROMEDA"". Under the Gun Review. September 24, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "World Premiere: Dethklok - "The Galaxy"". Youtube. October 3, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ Small, Brendon (April 25, 2013). "Dethklok: Dethalbum III". alfred.com. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ Lyons, Todd (October 15, 2012). "Dethklok - Dethalbum III Review". About.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  11. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Metalocalypse: Dethalbum III - Dethklok". Allmusic. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ Sciaretto, Amy (October 16, 2012). "Dethklok, 'Dethalbum III' – album review". loudwire.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  13. ^ East, Brendon (October 16, 2012). "Dethalbum III Review". ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  14. ^ "DETHKLOK: 'Dethalbum III' Cracks U.S. Top 10". Blabbermouth.net. October 25, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Album reviews Dethklok Dethalbum III". teufelstomb.com. Retrieved May 8, 2013.