PS3 News: GoWIII Receives The Power Of Metal - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

GoWIII Receives The Power Of Metal

I always thought Kratos could use some kick-ass heavy metal songs to augment his brutal bashfests.

First up, we've heard that Trivium has recorded an exclusive song for God of War III, which was revealed by the band's guitarist and vocalist Matt Heafy during a radio interview. On top of that, we've just learned that Dream Theater will also be jumping on board; this announcement coming from drummer Mike Portnoy, who said on the band's blog: "...we will then enter the studio right after New Year's to write and record a brand new instrumental track for inclusion in the upcoming God of War 3 soundtrack." Both songs in question are originals and we certainly like Sony's decision to inflame our battle desire with hard-hitting metal tracks. I loved the idea and concept of Brutal Legend but the RTS elements killed it for me; hence, I now look forward to enjoying my metal while tearing baddies apart in GoWIII.  Of course, to each his own, but I just feel metal fits this particular game style particularly well, and I doubt many will disagree.

It sounds like the music in this game is going to rule almost as much as the gameplay and graphics. What won't be stellar in this upcoming action extravaganza?

Related Game(s): God of War III

11/16/2009 10:46:46 AM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (69 posts)

Geobaldi
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:03:59 AM
Reply

It could work. I always seemed to have Rammstein playing in the background while I played the previous ones.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

kevinater321
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:55:30 PM

ah gotta love Rammstein :)

Agree with this comment 3 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Oxvial
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:33:36 AM
Reply

Trivium are a failure..I would prefer to use something more old school like Manowar for this type of game.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 6 down Disagree with this comment

Naga
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:21:51 PM

Yeah why not Manowar? I thought this legendary true Metal band would well suit God of War not this.... scene *** bait just hope Dragonstudioforce haven't recorded a song since so far there's only been two from Roadrunner

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Godslim
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:51:24 PM

needs some iron maiden and metallica :D

Agree with this comment 3 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Douchebaguette
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 3:06:24 PM

Nah, Metallica & Iron Maiden wouldn't fit. Manowar could, but no way xD; they're just too cheesy.



Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Oxvial
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 3:21:16 PM

Hope the Triviums song just doesn't appears in a scene with important climax that would ruin that moment for me.

but well it could be worse... like put Bring me the Horizon.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:05:07 PM

I wish I could thumb this post down x infinity. Trivium are the best. Their last record is brilliant, and one of the best metal records I've ever heard.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Wage SLAVES
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 6:47:32 PM

Alright Arnold! Yeah, I got bashed into the ground last time I even implied liking Trivium. They may not be generation defining material but they can get a crowd goin' crazy...

BTW, is that Matt Tuck on your avatar?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 6:50:02 PM

Indeed it is. =)

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

somethingrandom
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @ 12:03:31 AM

shoulda done Megadeth. Megadeth fits with everything.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Genesis_Angel
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:38:30 AM
Reply

wait a min u mean that they will put metal music ingame and kill the original style that ruled all the goes before ? BEN ANSWER ME PLEASEEEEEEEEEE

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Naga
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:30:58 PM

No its likely a compilation from various artists

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ultimate_Balla
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:48:31 AM
Reply

Yeah? Might receive the same music score you tend to give DMC. . . Anyway, what does FTW stand for?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:41:06 PM

For The Win

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BikerSaint
Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 12:41:14 AM

For me, it stands for "F*ck The World", & it's been our old school biker's creed for years & years.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

JofaMang
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:51:34 AM
Reply

A friend forced me to see Dream Theater a few months back. It was possibly the worst show I have been to in my life, and I am actually into metal.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

Masterofallz
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 3:41:03 PM

You must be deaf. Have you even heard panic attack by Dream theater? That song is the most intense song I have ever heard.

Yes, DT does have some bore fest songs, because they are so long! 42 minutes!? Come on.

Still, they are a great band with amazing talent. Their entire band is amazing. Especially the drummer.

Last edited by Masterofallz on 11/16/2009 3:46:06 PM

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

DGo8
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:12:36 PM
Reply

im not in to metal AT ALL but heavy metal (no vocals) would be great when Kratos goes mad n fu*ks everythink up that moves lol

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DGo8
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:13:34 PM
Reply

yerr im wit Ultimate_Balla what does FTW mean...and what does IMO mean>?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Naga
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:27:30 PM

IMO IDK FTW!!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:41:27 PM

In My Opinion

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

somethingrandom
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @ 12:08:31 AM

For The Win

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:16:43 PM
Reply

Definitley not my cup of tea. If I want metal I'll play Brutal Legends. GOW deserves the epic vibe from the first 3 games not guitar in the background.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Buckeyestar
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:45:38 PM

I agree, they shouldn't deviate from the atmospheric epic sound of the first games. Hopefully this is just for endgame credits or something. It would be a strike against the game if this was in game music.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

NoSmokingBandit
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:17:24 PM
Reply

If they get Protest The Hero on board i just might buy 2 copies, lol.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

gumbi
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:49:18 PM
Reply

I'm sure this won't take away from the epic score and atmosphere of the first games. GOWIII will still be just as epic and immersive as ever. But think how badass it'll be to have some high energy metal to accompany the intense battle sequences. As if GOW doesn't already get me pumped... I'm gonna need sedatives to play this game without exploding!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Buckeyestar
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @ 8:10:43 AM

Less badass and more bad, I certainly don't want my braincells to be killed listening to music I abhor while playing this epic game.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Douchebaguette
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:51:15 PM
Reply

Dream Theater. Sweeeet!

But again, I don't know if Dream Theater or Trivium would fit the theme of this game.

Amon Amarth would fit more, I say.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:06:21 PM
Reply

You guys are being closed minded, GOW has to grow, I bet they find the perfect place for it. I don't know much about metal but I know when it fits. For instance there was that wicked metal-type song in FFX when Tidus fought his dad and it was perfect even if you wouldn't normally see it fitting into FF.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/16/2009 1:06:30 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:21:05 PM

GOW has to grow? Come on World, you've got to be kidding me. How does the addition of a couple average Metal bands lead you to believe the GOW series is growing? If GOW has to grow as you say I think it would be in the game length area, not in a couple guitar rifts.


FFX rocks, you win that one.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:49:24 PM

Aren't you the one who said it would just be the status quo of the others? Maybe it was Alienange I don't remember, but yeah GOW should be given some wiggle room to grow a bit. I think including the proper music into a scene is growth, haven't you ever watched a movie that used hardly any music or no music and you though "Well I know a song that would make this scene more exciting, where's the audio experience at?"

I have, and I think anything that improves the experience can be considered a bit of growth, just my opinion but well, imagine that battle with Sephiroth without the orchesta but some standard fantasy stuff instead, wouldn't be the same.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Alienange
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 6:12:02 PM

I've said some stupid things, but that wasn't one of them. GoW as far as I'm concerned can do no wrong, whether it be the music or the length of gameplay. You give me Kratos and the Blades of Chaos and I'm happy. There's nothing "status quo" about GoW and I hope there never is.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 6:50:50 PM

apologies old bean :)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @ 2:22:29 PM

Wasn't me that said that. I'm renting GOW3 and I bet it takes me a nights worth of FF13 gaming to forget about it.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

CrazyIrishBoy
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:36:00 PM
Reply

Yea metal, boo trivium..

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

smileylyon
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:42:38 PM
Reply

I'll be too captivated by the game itself to even notice the music!
The demo is intense!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

kevinater321
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:58:55 PM
Reply

I think i'l need ridalin to play this sh*t!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Riku994
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:58:59 PM
Reply

Dream Theatre whilst brutally murdering Helilos. I love you Sony.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

tlpn99
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 3:30:02 PM
Reply

Or you could just bang in your heavy metal cd and play lol
Not too loud though as you wanna hear the story :)

Last edited by tlpn99 on 11/16/2009 3:30:12 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ultimate_Balla
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 3:32:27 PM
Reply

Thanx LV. Space to grow? Even tho this is the last entry?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Bugzbunny109
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:03:29 PM
Reply

No lamb of god? :(

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:04:14 PM
Reply

Trivium was hand crafted by God's hand. This is amazing news! I met the band two months ago, and they're fucking awesome guys. I am waaaay excited to hear this new song. Someone at Santa Monica Studios sure knows how to pick them.

Agree with this comment 4 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

JMO_INDY
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:53:56 PM

Hey why do you get to say f*ck but we cant? practice what you preach man, everyone officially gets a free chance to say f*ck now, (only twice though)

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 5:06:34 PM

Well, I automatically bypass the filter since I'm an admin. But I actually do approve posts that have swears in them, but only when those swears are expressing excitement and are not targeted at other users.

Calling someone an f-ing idiot gets deleted and banned.

Saying that you're really f-ing stoked I usually let slide. I try to be fair about that kind of stuff - I'm not a big fan of censorship. ;)

Last edited by ArnoldK PSXE on 11/16/2009 5:06:59 PM

Agree with this comment 9 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

JMO_INDY
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 6:32:14 PM

i was just playing, but yeah, I also hate censorship, that is good to know though, thanks;)

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:48:24 PM

crafted by gods hand how ironic considering metal is normally about deals with the devil.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Poor_boy
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:18:17 PM
Reply

I don't know, I think it will be awkward hearing screaming voices in the background. If theres a scream I must hear it will be Kratos and Kratos only. I don't care how good these guys are as long as they keep their mouth shut; keep it instrumental. Orchestra + Choir + God of War = EPICNESS!!

Last edited by Poor_boy on 11/16/2009 4:18:40 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:26:19 PM

Trivium doesn't always scream, they mix it up very well. Their third record had no screaming on it at all, and the fourth had a very big emphasis on melody and singing. Listen to a song of theirs called "Down From the Sky". Read the lyrics, too. It fits almost perfectly for a game like God of War.

Goddamn, I am so fucking stoked to hear what this new song could possibly be. I'm gonna go jam on the guitars now, this excitement must be unleashed. =)

Edit: Oh, and let's not forget Devil May Cry soundtracks have always had a metal soundtrack playing in the background, with a very demonic/baritone voice in the background.

Last edited by ArnoldK PSXE on 11/16/2009 4:27:33 PM

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

AshT
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 10:37:49 PM

Just listened to Shogun and i must say i'm impressed with Trivium :)

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Poor_boy
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:53:03 PM
Reply

@ArnoldK PSXE

During the song I form a scene in my mind of Kratos hack & slashin' grunts and I thought it was cheesy as hell. I like the song on its own though, but its not suitable for the game, it was just too cheesy. Those two metal bands have to make a song tailored made just for the game, and I still think it must be in instrumental. Oh yea, Devil May Cry games have a totally different atmosphere. Surely you don't mean to say the DMC is in the same level as GOW? GOW series is about epicness and only an orchestra and a choir can do the job imo.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 5:12:53 PM

Alrighty, listen to another song of their, it's 90% singing: "Of Prometheus and the Crucifix". Again, awesome lyrics at hand, imo.

Also, listen to "Like Callisto to a Star in Heaven". Then tell me the lyrics below aren't made for God of War, for Kratos, how he killed his own family, the God's that betrayed him, the strength Kratos possesses, and his loneliness. And read the bridge too. Shit, Sony could've just used Callisto as a song for GOW, and I'd have been happy. =)

Taken forcefully
A thing which never can be
Erased by time
Since he made you bleed, so violently

Painful is the kick
Inside it makes you so sick
The blood that drips down your thigh
Tarnishes virtue; lies

Wearing a mask familiar
A god forced himself on you
Raping and impregnating
Causing the exile of your life

Changed like Callisto to a star in heaven

Hate not the flesh that makes me
But seek what lies beneath
My flesh and blood will make the stars
That shake bones underneath

Now a forsaken
Ghost in the eyes of her world
Banished for all time
Since he made you bleed, so violently

Bridge:
Cast out from the righteous life you loved
Vengeance comes down from the skies above
To wreak havoc and torment the one
Who just gave birth to her true love's son
Cursed to roam the Earth alone, a beast
Witnesses as her son now fully grown
Readied arm to cast a spear, to kill
Can't recognize, all he sees is fear

Last edited by ArnoldK PSXE on 11/16/2009 5:13:40 PM

Agree with this comment 3 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Poor_boy
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 5:51:12 PM

I can somewhat see it in the end credits of the game but during the gameplay, no. Gameplay montage at best for this song. Sorry I don't mean to hate on metal, I have fairly a wide range music of preferences and metal is one of them. Maybe we're not on the same ground here. I'm concerned about the gameplay while you on the overall character. Btw, I pictured Kratos pulling Zeus' head off during the song, not fitting, orchestra is the way the end it.

Last edited by Poor_boy on 11/16/2009 5:51:38 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @ 4:25:31 PM

Those lyrics scream GoW!!!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Reccaman18
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 6:59:33 PM
Reply

I think Slayer would fit just fine! Looking forward to hearing the songs Trivium and Dream Theater are making.

Last edited by Reccaman18 on 11/16/2009 7:02:17 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ExhumeART
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 7:04:43 PM
Reply

Trivium moshpits are fun XD

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 8:18:41 PM

Hahaha, my friend lost his shoe during one. We found it over the barrier after the show ended. So hilarious.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

newchef
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 7:11:46 PM
Reply

ive heard(not confirmed tho) that five finger death punch is gonna make a song for the game too(one can only hope)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

newchef
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 7:12:28 PM
Reply

..or use a previously recorded song

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

tes37
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 8:08:59 PM
Reply

I'm waiting to get the GOW collection to get a taste of the game. I'm a fan of metal. Metal, aggressive behavior and/or rushes of adrenaline kinda fit together well, so it should seem at home in a game like GOW.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 8:48:51 PM
Reply

I'm sensing Arnold may have a Bromance.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nerull
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 9:47:03 PM
Reply

I'd prefer someone other than trivium, dream theatre could be very good as long as the high-pitched singing is kept to a minimum.
Amon amarth would be way better, I mean they have one called gods of war arise... does it really matter if it's about vikings?
I'd love some devildriver,like the axe shall fall, or even better custom soundtracks, even though I'd still play through normally a few times. I know that will never happen tho.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Banky A
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 10:17:48 PM
Reply

Oh boy, I knew there was going to be a bashing-musical-preference discussion between Metal fans.

;)

GOW bestowed with the power of Metal!?

Last edited by Banky A on 11/16/2009 10:18:51 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 10:22:32 PM
Reply

I hope it gets Metallica and/or Megadeth

Agree with this comment 1 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:20:51 PM
Reply

A Taste of Extreme Divinity.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:44:20 PM
Reply

i could imagine down with a sickness in GOW3 just suits it.
though the RTS portions of brutal legend completley destroyed it for me, that final fight with Ophelia drove me insane.
shame to i was really enjoying it too.
god forbid if those rumors of GOW3 getting MP the world is coming to a end.
looks like 2012 maybe coming a little early ;)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

just2skillf00l
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:51:55 PM
Reply

I can only see instrumentals, I hope it works out though.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

The Doom
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @ 12:09:22 AM
Reply

they made kratos look old in that top pic :P

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

OriginalSin
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @ 4:22:45 AM
Reply

While we are speaking about the bands and to the 2 guys at the top. Who has seen the new Rammstein video "P***y"? Pretty hectic but I'd say big up to the guys for doing it... it too..err... a lot of balls to do that....

Back on topic. The G.O.W III release can't happen fast enough. i can't freakin' wait!!!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

The PS4 exclusive(s) reveal in December will be...
MEGATON! Biggest thing evah!
Pretty great, but not mind-blowing.
Something decent but that's it.
A waste of hype.

Previous Poll Results