Brendon Small's Galaktikon is the upcoming solo album debut by Brendon Small. Known for his work on the animated television shows, Metalocalypse and Home Movies, and as creator of virtual death metal band, Dethklok. The album will have Dethklok members Gene Hoglan on drums, and Bryan Beller on bass. Small described the album as a "high-stakes, intergalactic, extreme rock album" and said it would be similar to Dethklok but with more rock elements and melodic vocals. Like both Dethklok albums, Ulrich Wild produced the album and Antonio Canobbio designed the cover art. The album's release will coincide with the premiere of the fourth season of Metalocalypse. The album will also be released on vinyl.
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The writing process started when Brendon Small had the studio lined up and Gene Hoglan and Byran Beller ready to begin work on the second Dethklok album, but the legal negotiations were at a standstill. So in the mean time he decided to write a solo album since he and the band were ready but had nothing to record.
“ There was a time when I didn't know if I was going to do the second Dethklok album, I had the studio lined up, and the players lined up, and the engineer and co-producer, and all that shit, and unfortunately, the guy we were negotiating with went on vacation and left things kind of dead. So I said, 'OK, fuck this — I'm going to spend my own money and get these guys doing something. —Brendon Small ”
The song Dangertits is an instrumental which Small says is a tribute to shredder guitarists like Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Morse.
Small stated that the album was written to act as an "audio comic book", in chronological order. The album follows a super hero who had just went through a "very messy, public, intergalactic divorce", but his ex-wife gets kidnapped, and so he attempts to rescue her but finds out she is dating the antagonist of the story.
“ This album should be thought of as an audio comic book, an over acted chamber drama, a ridiculous premise that takes itself way too seriously all the way to the end. —Brendon Small ”
The first track Triton is about the super hero (Triton) receiving his divorce papers and is taking an angry drive through space to try and cool off. The second track Prophecy of the Lazer Witch is Triton going to a therapist to see what his next step in life should be. And so the Lazer Witch foresees danger and warns Triton not to attempt to save his ex-wife if she gets in trouble. In the third track Beastblade Triton's arch enemy escapes from prison and swears revenge on him. In the fourth track Deathwaltz the enemy seduces Triton's ex-wife and has sex with her. In the fifth track Truth Orb and the Kill Pool Triton finds out about their get together and knows that she is in danger but contemplates whether or not to save her. In the sixth track You Can't Run Away he ultimately decides to save her but quickly gets kidnapped and is thrown into an arena where he has to fight a giant worm (seen on the album cover). Meanwhile the ex-wife realizes that she is truly in danger. In the seventh track Arena War of the Immortal Masters Triton assembles a small army in the arena and defeats the giant worm. In the eighth track Dangertits he rushes to save his ex-wife before she is killed and he has a big space battle along the way. And in the final track On My Way Triton has his confrontation with the enemy and his ex-wife and saves her one last time before forever parting ways with her.
Under The Gun Review gave the album an 8 out of 10. In the review they stated that "You’ll find no shortage of triumphant guitar licks and grand stories on this album".
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