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Watch Dethklok Play Live For The First Time In Five Years

The cartoon metal band made their spectacular return at Adult Swim Fest this weekend.

This July, it was announced that animated metal band Dethklok — whose touring line-up includes very real musicians like Brendon Small and Gene Hoglan — would play their first show in five years at Adult Swim’s new music festival. The fest went down this weekend, and just as scheduled, Dethklok performed a set in full. 

Check out fan-shot footage of Dethklok performing live for the first time in half a decade right here:

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The show also saw two Dethklok songs see their live premiere — Comet Song and Impeach God. Here’s the setlist in full:

01. Deththeme
02. Briefcase Full Of Guts
03. Birthday Dethday
04. Awaken
05. Bloodlines
06. The Gears
07. Black Fire Upon Us
08. Dethsupport
09. Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
10. Impeach God (live premiere)
11. Comet Song (live premiere)
12. Andromeda
13. I Ejaculate Fire
14. The Duel
15. Murmaider
16. Thunderhorse


17. Castratikron
18. Go Into The Water
19. Fansong

Dethklok also weren’t the only rock act at the fest — here’s the complete line-up of the Adult Swim Fest:

November 15

  • Dethklok
  • Captain Murphy
  • Geto Boys
  • Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble 
  • Iron Reagan
  • Inter Arma
  • Speedy Ortiz
  • Cooly G
  • DAWN
  • Sarah Squirm
  • Conner O’Malley
  • Three Busy Debras 

November 16

  • Jamie xx
  • Vince Staples
  • The Eric Andre Show Live! 
  • Tierra Whack
  • Young Thug
  • Lil Nas X 
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib 
  • CupcakKe
  • clipping.
  • Negative Gemini
  • No Joy
  • Joe Pera
  • Jena Friedman
  • Wham City
Adult Swim Festival

Dethklok’s almost-show with the London Philharmonic recently made our list of the most exciting collaborations between rock artists and classical musicians. The night was supposed to be the biggest, most celebrity-studded charity event of all time, complete with a massive laser light show. Unfortunately, an equipment malfunction resulted in the lasers being a little too powerful and slicing the entire orchestra in half. While some audio recordings of the event remain intact, the visual aspect is more snuff film than genre collaboration. Still pretty metal, though. 

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Posted on November 17th 2019, 4:40p.m.
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