Nathan Explosion is a fictional member of the virtual band Metal band Dethklok who are the lead characters in the animated series Metalocalypse. He is voiced by show's creator Brendon Small who also writes the music for the show.
Nathan is the sole child of Oscar and Rose Explosion. Nathan has an overbearing mother and stern father. In the episode Dethfam, Nathan's mother rambles at him incessantly, much to his annoyance, while failing to notice her husband being seduced by Skwisgaar's mother. In the same episode, Nathan's father states that he was happy until Nathan was born, and resents having had to spend his "beer money" on children's clothing. Nathan is known to make hateful comments regarding his family, particularly his father. In the short interview Family, he expresses an irritation at his resemblance to his mother, and says the mere fact that he has a family makes him "very angry inside." Later, he states that the fact that his parents had sex to create him makes him want to be buried alive. However in Dethdad he states that he does have a good relation ship with his father, stating they drink together and go hunting and says he would be upset if his father died.
Nathan did not speak until the age of five and was an unremarkable student in high school, excelling only in frog dissection and football. He eventually dropped out without earning his diploma. In Dethgov it is shown that Nathan won the election for class president in the second grade, but said nothing, even as a police chase gone awry kills his teacher and classmates.
Nathan Explosion is the frontman, lead vocalist and "lyrical visionary" of Dethklok. Nathan always speaks in a deep, gravelly voice, even when not singing. He is a tall, imposing figure with long black hair, black fingernails, pale skin and green eyes.