Last year we brought the news of the forthcoming soundtrack to the new Doom Eternal game, coming in a few weeks on 3/20/2020 from Bethesda Games. Composer Mick Gordon recruited a who’s who of metal singers from across genres via open call. Now Gordon has shared a behind the scenes featurette on the creation of the music, which also features a teaser of gameplay as well. The video includes prominent cameos from Tony Campos of Static-X and Asesino, James Dorton of Black Crown Initiate, Lindsay Rae of The Anchor, Wesley Meritt of The World I Knew, Natalie Kahan of Wildspeaker, Sven De Caluwe of Aborted, and Nature G. Ganganbaigal of Tengger Calvary, who passed away a few months after recording this. Other artists from bands participating in the soundtrack included Frontierer, Immortal Bird, Vault Dweller, Sectioned, and many more! Watch the clip now!
Acclaimed composer Mick Gordon shared today that he has assembled a who’s who of metal bands to contribute vocals to the newest and fifth edition in the Doom video game franchise, Doom Eternal. The game is coming soon from id software and Bethesda Software. Bands began to post today on social media sharing the news. Among the vocalists from bands included are Aborted, Frontierer, Immortal Bird, Vault Dweller Tengger Calvary, Wildspeaker, Black Crown Initiate, Sectioned, The Anchor, and many more we are still finding out about. We’ll bring you more updates on the game and the score as we get them. Continue reading
The band released a statement about making the track:
“We are proud to announce our involvement in ‘Black Ops 3.’ Treyarch asked us if we would like to create a score to accompany a portion of the multiplayer soundtrack and we gladly accepted. On November 6th you can pick up a copy of the game and check out our instrumental score entitled ‘Jade Helm’ while you play Multiplayer or in your personal bunk inside the Safe House of the Campaign.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops III was released on November 6 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
in an interview with Chris Jericho for his podcast the band recently announced Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion/Suicidal Tendencies) as their new drummer. Singer M. Shadows commented about the addition of Wackerman replacing Arin Iljay who was dismissed this fall.
“To be honest, Brooks’ name has always been in the mix. It was one of the names we were throwing around when Jimmy (Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan) passed away in terms of who was going to step up for ‘Nightmare.’ We felt Mike [Portnoy, ex-Dream Theater drummer] was the right choice and we still feel that way. Mike just destroyed on the record. He was perfect. But at the time, our tour manager brought up Brooks’ name as well. But at the time he was also busy with Bad Religion and it was also… people were going to look at it differently because he was a punk drummer at this point.”
Avenged Sevenfold is currently working on a new album for 2016, their seventh which will be the follow up to 2013s Hail To the King (Warner Brothers).