Death Metal
Death Metal PR Illustration
Real name Count Townsend
Age 55 years old
Nationality English
Affiliations United Assassins Association
(ranked tenth)
Ranking match Townsend Residence
Splash taunt "So naive..."
Weapon Orange II
First appearance No More Heroes
Battle theme "Hell on Bare Feet"
Voice actor Grant Albrecht

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.

Death Metal is voiced by Grant Albrecht.

In the Trading Card GameEdit

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.


  • He is named in reference to metal musician Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad and solo fame.

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