They do shred, however, and for Small, a guitarist and Berklee School of Music grad, the concerts provide him with a platform from which to spread the metal gospel. He and a crew of ace accompanists perform in shadow, underscoring a story he compares to a Universal Studios ride, like the Terminator 2 ride, where you come in and its like, Theres a breach and something terrible just happened! Something just stupid enough to get you in there so you can have fun.
Dethklok, joined by Soilent Green and Chimaira, draw together at 7:30 p.m. at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway in Englewood; tickets are $25. Learn more at 303-830-8497 or www.gothictheatre.com and read an extended Q&A with Brendon Small at blogs.westword.com/latestword.
Thu., June 12, 7:30 p.m., 2008