If Dethklok were a band with real humans instead of cartoons, which known musicians would be in it? This is based off of appearance and attitude, while trying to take facts and events from Metalocalypse into account.
Nathan Explosion: George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher
Iconic Cannibal Corpse and Paths of Possession vocalist George Fisher closely resembles Dethklok vocalist Nathan Explosion. It’s almost uncanny. Corpsegrinder has done voice acting for the show (as the Metal Masked Assassin), and was indeed the inspiration for the character.
William Murderface: Bryan Beller
Mainly known for his work as a bassist in The Aristocrats, Beller is a kickass bassist that very closely resembles Murderface. Beller actually provides backing vocals for Dethklok and has played bass on several Dethalbums, which makes it quite clear that he was the inspiration behind the character.
Pickles the Drummer: Devin Townsend
Canadian Strapping Young Lad founder Devin Townsend is said to be the inspiration behind Pickles and especially his appearance. While Townsend is a vocalist and guitarist, however, Pickles is the drummer of Dethklok. While that may be true, Pickles was also the vocalist and guitarist of his old band Snakes ‘n Barrels, so there is consistency.
Skwisgaar Skwigelf: Alexi Laiho
It is not confirmed that Laiho was the inspiration behind Skwigelf. Other theories include Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun and Ensiferum. However, Skwigelf bears an uncanny resemblance to Laiho in appearance, playing style and attitude.
Toki Wartooth: Roope Latvala
Roope Latvala, former guitarist of Children of Bodom, Stone, and several other bands, looks almost exactly like Toki. In addition, Roope’s work alongside Laiho as rhythm guitarist in Children of Bodom is a further parallel to Metalocalypse, if Laiho is really the inspiration behind Skwisgaar. In Dethklok, Toki is a rhythm guitarist who is skilled enough to play lead but instead allows (though not always of free will) Skwigelf to take the lead parts. Though theories generally have concluded (although it is still unconfirmed) that Wartooth was inspired by Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt, I personally feel that Latvala is a closer match.
Thanks for reading! Who would you put in your version of real life Dethklok? Would you like to see this lineup play together?