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BloodoftheKings
02-15-2012, 02:30 PM
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/soulflypremiere/galaktikonart.jpg

Still no word on a release date but i'm assuming it should come out relatively soon if we already have the cover art. I'm not sure how much everybody else cares but I've been waiting for this album for 2 years now. I really enjoy Dethklok's music and I think Brendan has it in him to make a really great non-Dethklok album. Small had this to say about what we can expect the album to sound like.

"Yeah. I had all these songs where there were elements of QUEEN, but also elements of FOO FIGHTERS and SMASHING PUMPKINS, with some DIO elements as well. My kind of rule for the record was, it's going to be whatever it ends up being, and I'm going to tell a story through the whole thing. Once I started putting the pieces together, I found the story, and I realized that, OK, this is a high-stakes, intergalactic, extreme rock album. And if I do this right, it's going to be like an audio comic book. It's turned out to be something that I'm really happy to have done because I flexed a different muscles while making it but if you're one of the kids who liked DETHKLOK, you're going to be able to tell that it's the same dude playing guitar, and Gene Hoglan on drums and Bryan Beller on bass. DETHKLOK has to be a certain kind of sound, but this other thing is whatever it needs to be. I got to pull out a vocoder and do ELO-style things here and there, and there's an instrumental on there that's a total tribute to Vai and Satriani and Yngwie and Steve Morse."

Northern_Shaman
02-15-2012, 04:01 PM
I actually hadn't heard a word about this until now. Cheers for posting it. I love Small's work with Dethklok, and that cover art is pretty awesome. Should be an interesting album.

BloodoftheKings
02-15-2012, 04:04 PM
I actually hadn't heard a word about this until now. Cheers for posting it. I love Small's work with Dethklok, and that cover art is pretty awesome. Should be an interesting album.

He first announced he was working on this shortly after the Dethalbum 2 came out and the original time frame for it's release was sometime in late 2010 but no real news about it came out until today.

christopher
02-15-2012, 04:12 PM
:lovedup: I've never heard of this project until now. Gene Hoglan doing drums for a space rock band with ELO effects? I want!!!

MPF
02-15-2012, 04:17 PM
Giggity!

TonyD
02-15-2012, 05:02 PM
"Yeah. I had all these songs where there were elements of QUEEN, but also elements of FOO FIGHTERS and SMASHING PUMPKINS, with some DIO elements as well. My kind of rule for the record was, it's going to be whatever it ends up being, and I'm going to tell a story through the whole thing. Once I started putting the pieces together, I found the story, and I realized that, OK, this is a high-stakes, intergalactic, extreme rock album. And if I do this right, it's going to be like an audio comic book. It's turned out to be something that I'm really happy to have done because I flexed a different muscles while making it but if you're one of the kids who liked BLANK, you're going to be able to tell that it's the same dude playing guitar, and Gene Hoglan on drums and Bryan Beller on bass. BLANK has to be a certain kind of sound, but this other thing is whatever it needs to be. I got to pull out a vocoder and do ELO-style things here and there, and there's an instrumental on there that's a total tribute to Vai and Satriani and Yngwie and Steve Morse."
So... Ziltoid?

BloodoftheKings
02-20-2012, 12:42 PM
The album is coming out in April coinciding with the premiere of Metalocalypse season 4. :party:

slapguitarer
02-20-2012, 01:19 PM
Awesome! This album is gonna be great.

BloodoftheKings
03-26-2012, 01:33 PM
New song 'On My Way' (http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/185471-exclusive-premiere-brendon-smalls-galaktikon-on-my-way)

I like it. Proggy Dethklok with melodic vocals.

MPF
03-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Anybody got a towel?

anomynous
03-26-2012, 04:20 PM
This is amazing, as expected.

BloodoftheKings
04-09-2012, 10:42 PM
CD & Digital: April 29th
Vinyl: May 25th

Track listing:
1. Triton
2. Prophecy of the Lazer Witch
3. Beastblade
4. Deathwaltz
5. Truth Ord and the Kill Pool
6. You Cant Run Away
7. Arena War of the Immortal Masters
8. Dangertits
9. On My Way

Samples (http://www.brendonsmall.com/)

christopher
04-10-2012, 11:01 AM
I can't wait :party:

MPF
04-27-2012, 02:54 PM
Full album stream:

http://technorati.com/entertainment/article/brendon-smalls-galaktikon-exclusive-full-album/

christopher
04-27-2012, 03:02 PM
Full album stream:

http://technorati.com/entertainment/article/brendon-smalls-galaktikon-exclusive-full-album/

THANK YOU :D

MPF
04-27-2012, 03:06 PM
THANK YOU :D

YOu are very welcome good sir.

This is the Ziltoid of 2012. Epic Sci-fi Metal with a hilarious story and brilliant songwriting.

christopher
04-27-2012, 03:40 PM
YOu are very welcome good sir.

This is the Ziltoid of 2012. Epic Sci-fi Metal with a hilarious story and brilliant songwriting.

It's pretty cool so far, but not what I was expecting. I was really hoping for something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjPqsDU0j2I) with amazing drumming :lol:

MPF
04-27-2012, 03:57 PM
It's pretty cool so far, but not what I was expecting. I was really hoping for something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjPqsDU0j2I) with amazing drumming :lol:

I like that it wasn't what I was expecting. I never want to fully know what an album is going to be like. Hence the element of Surprise factor.

On my second spin, I can't get enough, after hearing the track by track review by Small, On MY way is my favorite track in a lyrical sense.

Northern_Shaman
04-27-2012, 04:11 PM
Full album stream:

http://technorati.com/entertainment/article/brendon-smalls-galaktikon-exclusive-full-album/

Thanks for this!

I've been waiting quite patiently for this release to finally come out. There's nothing about it that really stands out to me yet, but it's still quite entertaining. Just a solid, really enjoyable album. Props to Mr. Small for this.

It feels like a combination of Warp Riders (The Sword) and Rust in Peace (Megadeth).