Thursday, October 18, 2007

Adult Swim Presents Trail of Dead and Dethklok National College Tour

Adult Swim, the late-night sister network of Cartoon Network which showcases animation and live action for adults, announces a 12-stop college tour beginning October 29 with two of the country’s top rock acts, And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and Dethklok. All shows will be free for students and ticket information can be obtained at

This marks Adult Swim Presents’, a series of live entertainment performances, premiere event. The announcement came to support the release of Dethklok’s new album, Dethalbum, debuting #21 on Billboard Top 200. This coincides with the greatest most metal band in the world’s DVD release of Metalocalypse season 1, a two-disc DVD, which was released October 2.

Dethklok is the undisputed greatest animated metal band in the galaxy. Created by Brendan Small and Tommy Blacha, their crusades into darkness have been immortalized in Metalocalypse, the animated series available on Adult Swim. This college tour marks the band’s most epic journey where they shall emerge from the brackish pits of darkness to wipe the blood from their mighty axes.

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead is currently comprised of three core members: Conrad Keely, Jason Reece, and Kevin Allen. Formed by Keely and Reece in 1994, Trail of Dead has delivered 5 albums since and has toured the world extensively, winning over fans with its guitar-laden anthems. With each album, a new generation joins the ever-growing legion of fans across the globe. The band’s most recent album, SO DIVIDED, is available at iTunes, Emusic (along with other online outlets) and in stores nationwide.

“We are most metally honored to be able to shred for the minds of the collegiate institutions of the United States of Metal America,” said Brendan Small creator and most metal member of Dethklok. “Their blood will surge in the wake of our destruction.”
Schedule for Adult Swim Presents Trail of Dead and Dethklok:
10/29/07: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
10/31/07: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nev.
11/01/07: University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.
11/02/07: University of California, Berkley, Calif.
11/05/07: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
11/07/07: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
11/08/07: University of South Dakota, Vermillian, S.D.
11/11/07: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
11/13/07: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.
11/15/07: University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
11/17/07: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
11/18/07: Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

Adult Swim (, launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated comedy and action series for young adults. Airing overnight 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday (ET, PT), Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best
in original, classic and acquired programming for children and families, and is seen in 91 million U.S. homes.

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