Death Metal
Death Metal PR Illustration
Death Metal PR Illustration
Real name Count Townsend
Age 55 years old
Species Human
Nationality English
Relatives Death Metal Jr. (Son)
Affiliations United Assassins Association
(ranked tenth)
Ranking match Townsend Residence
Splash taunt "So naive..."
Weapon Orange II
Status Deceased
Debut No More Heroes
Battle theme "Hell on Bare Feet"
Voiced by Grant Albrecht (English)
Ken Narita (Japanese)

Count Townsend, better known by his pseudonym Death Metal (デスメタル), is a fictional character in the 2007 video game No More Heroes. He is a 55-year-old English assassin who lives in a mansion on the outskirts of Santa Destroy. He is ranked tenth in the United Assassins Association. Most of his body is covered in tattoos and he brandishes a largely curved beam katana that greatly contrasts that of Travis. His saber, the Orange II, has a symbol which parodies Apple Inc.'s logo as it was designed by the fictitious Orange Computers, also a parody of Apple Inc. During the conversation before their battle, Travis somewhat envies him for living in what he considers a true luxury, though Death Metal believes his envy to be foolishness since he doesn't feel the same way about his lavish surroundings. He explains that where he lives is no paradise, but rather a place for people to die. After his defeat, he passes on the title of "Holy Sword" to Travis and tells him to "master the ways of the assassin" shortly before Travis decapitates him with his beam katana.

In the Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

There are several Death Metal trading cards in the Design Materials set. These include "Death Metal" Design, "Death Metal" Expressions, "Death Metal" Tattoos and Death Metal.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He is named in reference to metal musician Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad and solo fame.
No More Heroes
Characters Bishop Shidux · Cat Jeane · Diane · Dr. Naomi · Ermen Palmer · Henry Cooldown · Jeane · Keita Sakai · Mask de Uh · Naoko Mori · Randall Lovikov · Sylvia Christel · Talbot and Weller · Thunder Ryu
Assassins Travis Touchdown · Helter-Skelter · Death Metal · Dr. Peace · Shinobu · Destroyman · Holly Summers · Letz Shake · Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii · Speed Buster · Bad Girl · Dark Star
Locations Area 51 · ATM · Atomic Drop Ward · Bar plastic model · Beef Head · Body Slam Beach · Destroy Stadium · Iron Claw Point · Job Center · K-Entertainment · Motel "NO MORE HEROES" · Naomi's Lab · Rolling Cradle Highway Bus Stop · Rounding Body Press Station · Santa Destroy High School · Santa Destroy Junction · Suplex Pizza · Thunder Ryu Bldg.
Settlements Santa Destroy, California · Speed City
Weapons Beam Katana · Blood Berry · Buster Launcher · Cross Sword · D.O.S. · Earthquake Maker · Horse Saber · Magic Double Saber · Orange II · SFX Converter · Three Girl Rhumba's Sword · Tsubaki · Tsubaki Mk-II · Tsubaki Mk-III
Vehicles Schpeltiger
Soundtracks No More Heroes Original Sound Tracks · No More Heroes Sound Tracks: Dark Side
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