Trent Reznor has composed new music for the widely popular "Call Of Duty" video game series whose upcoming release "Call Of Duty: Black Ops II" will be out on Nov. 13.
According to USA Today, Reznor has written the game's theme song which has been described as "aggressively sounding" rock with guitar, bass and drums.
"There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface," Reznor said regarding the upcoming video game's storyline. "So it didn't make sense to have a gung ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty."
The game sees the U.S. and China in a Cold War with an international villain playing the two countries off each other.
Reznor is no stranger to creating music for video games and have worked previously on "Doom 3" and "Quake". He also says he's excited to work with "Call Of Duty"'s developers Treyarch since he's a big fan of the game. "I have always looked to that franchise as the cutting-edge of what seemingly unlimited budgets and full-on not cutting any corners can do in the current day and age."
Meanwhile, Reznor told the publication his side project How To Destroy Angels have a "finished album" and "the record will be out soon" after some tweaking.
"We are doing a different type of distribution this time so it's taking a little bit longer to coordinate stuff," he said. "There's a lot of music about to be unleashed, videos, etcetera."
Other musicians who have spent time creating music for video games include electronic artist Amon Tobin who provided the musical score to the Ubisoft video game "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory" and "Infamous". Incubus composed music for the game "Halo 2" and David Bowie composed songs for the fantasy game "Omikron: The Nomad Soul" back in 1999. Bowie also made two cameo appearances in the game.
Thanks for the report to Spinner.com.