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Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 2009, #16 – #13

MetalCatHere’s a bunch of lighter songs. That’s how my selections bubble-sorted themselves, although you’ve probably come to expect a fair bit of lighter metal (or obscure prog) in my posts.

The other Metal State writers let me live here for entertainment. They throw peanuts at me. I am learning to communicate in their language. I can say “want peanut butter” in Human.


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Brendon Small is ‘On His Way’ to Releasing Galakitkon

For fans of Adult Swim’s cartoon line up Brendon Small will come off as quite a familiar name.  For those not in the know, he is the mastermind behind the animated shows Home Movies and everyone’s metal themed cartoon, Metalocalypse.  Coming off the fame he received from those shows he proved he had heavy metal chops for writing all of Dethklok‘s music (the fictitious band from the Metalocalypse cartoon) and went on to release 2 albums of their music which became the highest charting death metal albums of all time, charting at #21 and #15 on the Billboard charts.

He is now exploring a more melodic side of himself with his new project Galaktikon, a “High Stakes Intergalactic Extreme Rock album” which he has written and produced himself.  According to Mr. Small “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.”  I’m sold 😉  Joining Brendon for this project will be legendary metal drummer Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Fear Factory), bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally band) and engineer and mixer Ulrich Wild.

Here is an official taste of what is to come with the song “On My Way”, the 9th song of the album.  I’m picking up a heavy Megadeth vibe from this track.  I dig it.  The album is set to release in April of 2012.  Enjoy and let us know what you think.  Peace Love and Metal!!!


Monday Metal Madness – Heavy Metal Parodies

Last week it looks like Machine Head‘s cover of Iron Maiden‘s “Hallowed Be Thy Name” bested Evile‘s take on Pantera‘s “Cemetery Gates”.  Congrats!!

This week let’s have a bit of a laugh.  Here are 4 bands that like to have a bit of fun with the heavy metal culture.  So, what say you?  Do you like Steel Panther‘s lampooning of 80’s hair metal, Dethklok‘s stabs at death metal, Spinal Tap‘s digs at the early metal scene, or Austrian Death Machine‘s Schwarzeneggerian approach to thrash metal.