Brendon Small, the accomplished cartoonist and creator of Home Movies, Metalocalypse, and the melodic death metal band that sprung from the latter show, Dethklok, will perform music from his latest musical project, Galaktikon, at this years WesFest 8: A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship At Berklee College Of Music in West Hollywood, California. The event is an annual charity show in honor of the late Wes Wehmiller, a Berklee graduate, and accomplished bassist who died of thyroid cancer in 2005. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a continuing student at Berklee.
Small has routinely toured with Dethklok ever since it’s incarnation, but as of yet he has not performed any material from his most recent project, the space opera-esque Galaktikon. In regards to performing live, Small had this to say:
“I’m excited to get this album up on its feet in a live scenario with some of the best musicians on this planet.”
I was a big fan of that record, even if others around here were not, and I’m eager to see Small’s pull the music off in a live capacity. Of course I won’t be attending the Wesfest (I’m stuck in LoLklahoma), but I’m sure an abundance of fan footage will make its way to the internet.
The promoters of the event had this to say:
“We’re beyond psyched to have BRENDON SMALL’S GALAKTIKON making its debut at WesFest 8. For seven years we’ve been growing the WesFest community with every event, especially in Southern California. But this year, thanks to Brendon’s involvement, we’ve got a greater chance to reach more folks around the country than ever before.”
Advanced tickets for Wesfest 8 will be on sale through March 1st. You can get yours here.