“Brütal Legend” is a heavy metal-inspired video game starring Jack Black that will be coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 this October. The game’s 108-song soundtrack has been revealed, and it features some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal from the past 30 years.
In “Brütal Legend,” you’ll play as Eddie Riggs, a down-on-his-luck roadie who gets magically transported to a fantasy world. While there, Eddie is able to cruise around in a maxed-out hot rod, complete with a booming music system, with which you can play the game’s epic soundtrack (akin to the “Grand Theft Auto” series).
The game’s designer, Tim Schafer, is a huge fan of metal music and wanted to use “Brütal Legend” as an opportunity to display some of his favorite artists. “This soundtrack took years to put together as we wanted to represent every genre of metal and also have the perfect music for every epic moment in the game,” Schafer said.
Schafer’s love of metal didn’t quite stop there, as he’s made it his quest to bring the genre to the masses: “[The game is] designed to be loved by metal fans, and for those who are not, it will either convert them or make their heads explode … or both.”
Some of the artists whose songs are featured in the game include:
» Black Sabbath
» Def Leppard
» Judas Priest
» Marilyn Manson
» Mötley Crüe
» Ozzy Osbourne
» Rob Zombie
» Tenacious D (Jack Black’s band)
Apart from providing musical accompaniment, a handful of artists also provide voice work in the game. Lemmy of Motörhead, Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath will appear throughout the game, playing a wide variety of characters.