Artist: Metalocalypse: Dethklok
Venue: Fontana’s (New York, NY)
Event: “The Dethalbum” CD Listening Party
Label: Williams Street Records
Cartoon Networks Adult Swim show “Metalocalypse” has become quite the sensation among Metal fans everywhere and week after week we find the fan base of the show growing stronger. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the main characters of the band Dethklok are so much larger than life and the situations that they find themselves so incredibly outrageous. Well, what sort of normal adventures would you actually expect to find an animated Death Metal band taking part in anyway? The show was created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, and based on its overall popularity they would release a full CD of music and the first season of episodes would be compiled on DVD for the world to enjoy. In celebration of this momentous occasion – a listening party would be held deep inside New York City’s Chinatown at a cool bar called Fontana’s. The event would be hosted by The Onion, which is a parody newspaper that I think many would enjoy taking a look at if they have not done so already. As my guest and I ventured deeper into this interesting club I mused at how perfect it was for such a gathering. In the front there is a decent sized bar that had some nice screens to see whatever they decided to broadcast and the back was a lounge area that was really quite large as far as the overall space was concerned. You could sit at the tables or play a little pool which is what some of the guests tonight were doing as “Metalocalypse: The Dethalbum” blasted over the speakers. There was even a small upstairs loft which seemed suitable for VIP seating if such a thing was ever necessary and downstairs offered a space for bands to perform. I will definitely be looking into other goings on at this place in the future.
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