Ex-Celtic Frost Member Writes Soundtrack for Retro PC Videogame Slain
Any headline that refers to something as “rocking metal” is probably suspect — doubly so because the era of Celtic Frost for which Curt Victor Bryant is known is not exactly, how do you say… considered the band’s best work.
But still! It’s hard not to pop at least a semi for Slain!, an extremely gory, retro styled, new videogame in the Metroidvania side-scroller genre that features a soundtrack written by Bryant. It’s coming out this fall (exact release date TBD), but PCgamer.com has a quick preview clip of the gameplay that includes some of the music, and it looks and sounds promising enough:
Here’s the game description of Slain!:
…players control Bathoryn, a hero in a Gothic world, seeking to liberate seven great towers from 7 deadly overlords.
Bathoryn must battle his way through a doomed land packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) each tower, defeating puzzles, traps and monsters alike. At the heart of each tower, he must confront a mighty overlord. Defeat it and Bathoryn’s quest continues. Fail, and you’ll die gruesomely – mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades.
Sounds fun! Wolf Brew Games are putting it out, and we’ll be sure to keep you apprised of the release. The official website promises a fall 2015 release for PC, with a WiiU, Xbox One and PS4 release coming early 2016.
Thanks: Brett M.