After collaborating with id Software to create music for video games Quake and Doom 3, Trent Reznor has now created some music for the popular video game series Call of Duty. The Nine Inch Nails frontman has signed on to write the theme song for the forthcoming video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, due in stores on November 13.
"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," Reznor tells USA Today.
The singer added that he has created an "aggressively sounding" theme song to go along with the game’s story, which “envisions a new Cold War between the U.S. and China.”
"There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface," explains Reznor. "So it didn't make sense to have a gung-ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty."
Reznor also gave fans an update on his side project, How to Destroy Angels, a collaboration between his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, and his Academy Award-winning The Social Network soundtrack writing partner, Atticus Ross.
"We have a finished album,” reveals Reznor. "We're doing a little bit of tweaks on it. The record will be out soon. We are doing a different type of distribution this time, so it's taking a little bit longer to coordinate stuff. There's a lot of music about to be unleashed, videos, et cetera."
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