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Mikael Akerfeldt Comments On Recording God Of War 3 Song

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Roadrunner Records will release a digital EP soundtrack for the upcoming God of War 3 game titled "God of War: Blood & Metal." The EP will be released in March as a part of the God of War 3 Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Opeth, and Taking Dawn. A voucher code will be included with the game for fans to download the EP.

Front man Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth has issued the following update about recording the song "The Throat of Winter" for the video game:

"I just finished and approved the mastering of a new song I wrote called ‘The throat of Winter’. I wrote it for that game, ‘God of war’ that we're supposed to be included in, or however that works. Is it a digital album? I don't know how that shit works, but it's done anyways. Hell, I'm still with my turntables (got 3 of them) and right now I'm playing a Aussie original of ‘High voltage’ by AC/DC.

"Song is very odd, it's good I think, or for my taste it is, but even I can understand it's very....odd! Produced and recorded it from scratch and I'm happy with the sound if I may say so myself. Fred laid down a killer acoustic solo and Per laid down an amazing twiddly tweet moog solo. It's not a very metal song, I'm saving up for that..later.....yet it's got a metal ‘mentality’, or what I remember metal used to do to me. I can feel it, even though it's not a ‘metal’ song per definition. Anyways, if you hear it I hope you like it.

"Me and Fred went to Namm for a few days and it was fun fun FUN! Did some signing session and a Q&A for PRS guitars. My signature guitar looked and felt amazing! Loved the neck of it! It was only a prototype so some adjustments will be made, but overall I'm fucking blown away by it. Fred liked it too very much and it seemed to attrack a lot of interest! The PRS people were real nice to us as always and I got to meet some nice people I hadn't met before. We might have had a few drinks too many but we had to do something to cope with the jetlag which was overwhelming. Looks like we might be going to the Frankfurt Musikmesse as well, right before those anniversary shows we're doing in March/April.

"OK, people...I'm off again. Even though we're off the road I feel busier than ever. I'm hyper and I've got a billion projects in the air it feels like.... Hope you're all good."

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1. ShitBalls writes:

This is going to be amazing. I dont care what anyone says.

# Jan 31, 2010 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Opeth5 writes:

Should probably get a more updated photo of the band...

Looking forward to hearing the track though!

# Jan 31, 2010 @ 7:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deadstorm writes:

I can't wait to play this game!!!! Especially now since I know there's going to be some Opeth in the game!!!!

# Jan 31, 2010 @ 8:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Wylde06 writes:

Can't wait for this...everything that Mikael has done has been amazing. Looking forward to hearing it.

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5. m.mikail writes:

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6. n0thinghead writes:

Hmmm, interesting. ::folds hands together on desk:;

# Feb 1, 2010 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. qwerty writes:

sounds cool ! :)

I hope there will be an alternate way of getting the 'Blood & Metal' album through the PS store or something cuz im not willing to buy the ultimate edition for GOW3

Anyways, OPETH FTW !

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8. Dale writes:

Good to see Mikael on the Aussie rock train; he has been sporting the trad-hard-rock grooves for a good while. Cheers dude, can't wait to hear the new track - probably not going to buy a PlayStation for it, awaiting said Roadrunner release.

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