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  • Metalocalypse contains lots of shout outs to metal bands, primarily in the names of places and businesses. the fast food restaurants Burzum's and Dimmu Burger, Carpathian Forest High School, Carcass Hardware, "Bed, Bathory and Beyond", Chimaira Mart.
    • Don't forget the clinic where they go get checked during "Dethhelth": Dr. Necrophagist
  • Discussing how their previous chef "blow his brain in" and how it made "a good album cover" is a reference to metal band Mayhem; lead singer Per Yngve Ohlin committed suicide with a shotgun blast to his head, and the band used a photo of his body in situ as the cover for the bootleg album "Dawn of the Black Hearts".
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  • Nathan calls out "Rotten Body Landslide", "Every Bone Broken" chicken and "Hammer Smashed Face" over the store intercom. All are Cannibal Corpse song titles.
  • Project Falconback is a rather obvious reference to the metal band Falkenbach.
  • There's also Nile's Comet, in "PR Klok".
  • Fintroll, the name of the food libraries (grocery store), is also the name of a Scandinavian folk metal band, but with one "N" missing from the store title.
  • Humorously, in Dethtroll, they do fight a troll. In Finland. Think about it.
  • "Here comes that guy!" "Quick, the Dethphones! Throw them at that guy!"
  • Espoo, Finland, no less.
  • Their previous chef's life support system shows a strong resemblance to the cover of Voivod's "Killing Technology" album.
  • One of the Revengencers wears a scrap of a dead man's face as a mask (essentially a Dead Skin Mask, after the Slayer song).
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  • Movie mogul Grishnak is named after Count Grishnak, stage name of Burzum's Varg Vikernes. Both names are themselves references to The Lord of the Rings.
  • Speaking of which, "Burzum's" is a family-style restaurant they've been to on at least one occasion.
  • In Dethfam, Murderface goes to buy his grandfather a electric wheelchair at Gorgoroth's Medical Supplies, an obvious shout-out to the Black Metal band of the same name.
  • The driving instructor Mr. Gojira is named after a band of the same name. Also, y'know, Godzilla.
    • In the same episode, there's a character named Officer James Goatwhore.
  • The cover of one of the band's albums - seen in Dethfashion, and later in Tributeklok - strongly resembles a typical Manowar album cover, in particular "Kings of Metal".
  • The record label that Dethklok is signed to is named Crystal Mountain Records
  • In Dethrecord, Murderface sings "Same Old Song and Dance" by Aerosmith.
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  • In Birthdayface, Toki says the car has "big fat tires and everything", a lyric from Deep Purple's "Highway Star".
  • In Dethgov, the beginning scene has a man yelling that he is the "lunatic of God's creation". "Lunatic of God's Creation" is a song by Deicide from their self-titled album.
  • Also in Dethgov after being elected governor of Florida Nathan is all like awesome, I could totally go mad with power, writes a song declaring A God Am I and develops a sudden potato chip fetish. "I'M EATING CHIPS!"
  • Toki's underwater performance in Dethwater is awfully reminiscent of Ringo Starr's "Octopus' Garden".
  • Timmy Razzle from Razzle Sticks in Snakes n' Barrels II is a possible reference to Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley, the drummer of Hanoi Rocks from 1982 until he died in a car crash in 1984.
  • The "Iced Earth Community Skating" rink in Tributeklok.
  • St. Necrophagist's, the hospital in Dethhealth.
  • In Fatherklok, the Swedish bar where Skwisgaar goes with his new stepdad is called Malmsteen's.
  • In Dethhealth, during a Disney Acid Sequence, the anthropomorphic cat can be seen doing both the moonwalk and the thriller dance among others, in a possible homage to the recently deceased Michael Jackson.
  • In Cleanso, the machine Doctor Rockso is being tortured with is exactly the same as the one Han Solo was tortured with in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • In Rehabklok, the drum machine is an obvious homage to the HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • In Dethkids, towards the end of Toki's Disney Acid Sequence, when Pickles is shown amassing a large amount of balloons around himself and the resulting cluster rolling away, some could not help but think of Katamari Damacy.
  • In episode 3 of season 4; a man in a crowd seems to wear a familiar hat worn by none other than Ash Ketchum from Pokémon.
  • When Pickles declares "MOTHER! THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKENED!" in Motherklok.
  • In PR Klok:
    Pickles: We got any songs with "destiny" in the title?
    Nathan: Um, no, but I could stick it in. Doesn't matter. No one can understand what I'm saying, anyway.
    • This is a literal Shout-Out to American death metal band Suffocation being charged in England in the early 1990s with their music being obscene and vulgar. The entire case hinged on the fact of whether or not the songs could 'damage' the youth. Their defense attorney's argument is VERBATIM what Nathan regurgitates in the response.
  • One of the arcade games at Mordhaus looks like Dance Dance Revolution.
  • In "Writer's Klok" Toki wants to go to Knott's Berry Farm.
  • The cover of "Skwisgaar Is Ams Dick" is based off the theatrical poster for What's Love Got to Do with It starring Tina Turner.
  • The Doomstar Requiem has the congregation of angry musicians, doing the Thriller dance and then transforming into costumes akin to something from Captain EO.
  • "Snakes N' Barrels II" features a character named Rikki Kixx, an obvious parody on Nikki Sixx, if only by name.
  • Charles Foster Offdensen is named after Charles Foster Kane.