Video game composer Mick Gordon, has taken a unique approach to recording the score to the upcoming ‘Doom Eternal’ game. He has recruited a choir of heavy metal vocalists to create realistic chanting to accompany the game’s action.
Vocalists who took part in the recording session include Tony Campos (Static-X, Ministry), Sven de Caluwe (Aborted), James Dorton (Black Crown Initiate), James Rivera (Helstar), Linzey Rae (The Anchor), Nature Ganganbaigal (Tengger Cavalry), Rae Amitry (Immortal Bird), Ben Crossbones (Arkane), Chad Kapper (Frontierer), Chelsea Rocha-Murphy (Kinnefret), Chelsea Strickland (Accursed Creator), Emanuel Palalic (The False Archaic), Emma Lytle (Vault Dweller), Linsay O’Connor (Coma Cluster Void), Natalie Kahan (Wildspeaker), Wesley Merritt (The World I Knew) and Lucy Lenoir (Apothica), as well as Tre Watson, Chris De Leon, Aaron Grace, Andrea Pacas and Elijah Arnold.
Video of the recording session was released by Bethesda Softworks UK on Thursday (March 5). In the clip, Gordon and audio designer Chad Mossholder talk about putting the choir together, with Mossholder saying that he wanted the game to “feel like a heavy metal album experience.” The artists involved also talk about the diversity of the group, as well as what the ‘Doom’ franchise has meant to them.
This recording session was one of the last featuring late Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature Ganganbaigal. The singer passed away in June 2019 of undisclosed causes. Doom Eternal is the follow-up to 2016’s Doom. The score to that game was given the vinyl box set treatment in 2018. Doom Eternal is set for release on multiple platforms March 20.