Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers on the larger than life death metal band Dethklok, and often portrays dark and macabre content, including such subjects as violence, death, and the drawbacks of fame, with hyperbolic black comedy. The show can be seen as both a parody and celebration of heavy metal culture.
The music, written by guitarist/creator Brendon Small, is credited to the band and featured in most episodes. The animation is often carefully synced to the music with the chord positions and fingering of the guitar parts shown in some detail.
Created By: Brendon Small & Tommy Blacha
Directed By: Jon Schnepp (seasons 1–4), Chris Prynoski, & Mark Brooks
Voices: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt, & Malcolm McDowell
Theme Music Composer As Dethklok: Brendon Small & Gene Hoglan (season 2–4)
Country of Origin: United States
Original Language: English
Episodes: 61 (and 1 special)
Original Network: Adult Swim
Original Release: August 6, 2006 – October 27, 2013