It wasn’t too long ago that Manowar recorded a song for the film El Gringo. Now it turns out that the power metal legends are scoring yet another movie, this time with action star Jean-Claude Van Damme in the leading role.
The film is called Soldiers and has supposedly been in the works for a couple of years now. Van Damme recently commented on the collaboration with Manowar:
“I met with Joey DeMaio and explained my vision for the entire soundtrack. He will be writing original score as well as bringing Manowar songs to the movie.”
The band members also seem excited about the opportunity to be part of an action-packed JCVD movie, with bassist Joey DeMaio saying:
“We’ve always had a passion for movies, especially those that celebrate the values that matter for us: righteousness, honor, bravery. Contributing musically to such stories, and working with some of the greatest action heroes in cinema history is an honor and a pleasure. We are ready to deliver a powerful soundtrack to this really great movie.”
Surely, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that a Manowar-Van Damme collaboration is as good as it gets… if the 80’s, oiled muscles and weird hairdos are your thing. The film is set to be released in 2013 with the tagline being Haunted by the past, his vengeance knows no limits. Dear Joey and fellow warriors of the world, we think you’ve got a new album title right there.