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Dethklok’s The Dethalbum Gets Expanded Re-Release! Metal!

dethklok dethalbum cover

Do you like Heavy Metal? I sure do. So, guess what Metalheads? WaterTower Music has just digitally released the 24-song The Dethalbum (Expanded Edition) with music by Dethklok,  the band whose extreme heavy metal adventure are the subject of Adult Swim’s MetalocalypseThe Dethalbum (Expanded Edition) gives fans the opportunity to stream the original 15-track album along with 9 additional harder-to-find tracks previously unavailable on all the digital platforms.  Metal!

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Happy Birthday, Stevie Wonder!

Stevie Wonder turns 59 years old today, having been born on May 13th, in 1950. Not many people know that Stevie, in addition to being an amazing singer/songwriter/keyboardist, is also a fantastic drummer who played the drum parts on most of his recordings. Among the modern drumming greats who count Wonder among their chief influences is Gene Hoglan, best known for his work with Meldrum, Deathklok and Strapping Young Lad. Happy Birthday, Stevie!

Gail In Print: Modern Drummer, August 2008

gene hoglan drummer

Perfectly timed to hit the newsstands concurrently with the Dethklok tour, the August 2008 issue of Modern Drummer magazine has my update on drummer Gene “The Machine” Hoglan somewhere in the front of the book. Gene Rules!

Virtual Death Metal Band, Dethklok, Comes to Times Square’s Nokia Theater

Deth Klok

I don’t usually get too riled up about going to see a band play live, but tonight I am going to see Dethklok. I am excited.

RIP Michelle Meldrum, a True Pioneer of Women in Metal

Michelle Meldrum, Metal Goddess

1968 – 2008

Guitarist Michelle Meldrum of metal band Meldrum passes away

Hollywood (May 21, 2008) – On May 18, Michelle Meldrum, leader of the band Meldrum and former Phantom Blue guitarist, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank in critical condition. She passed away late afternoon Wednesday, May 21, 2008 as a result of a cystic growth on her brain that had restricted oxygen and blood flow to her brain rendering her brain dead. Meldrum had just completed writing and recording the bands soon to be released album with drummer Gene Hoglan, along with the new lineup Michele Madden (vocals) and Laura Christine (bass). Continue reading RIP Michelle Meldrum, a True Pioneer of Women in Metal