Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, ex-Guns N’ Roses) Resurfaces to Compose Music for Noct Video Game


According to the game’s Facebook page, “Noct is a 2D Top-Down Multiplayer survival horror game which mixes arcade combat with RPG Survival elements, coming soon to Steam Early Access.” But I don’t really care about that so much as I care about the fact that guitarist Robin Finck co-composed the game’s music with someone named Pedro Pimentel.

This is interesting to me because Finck is an insanely talented performer who has developed a small-but-fervent following since his time in Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses… but he has very few actual writing credits to his name. The most well-known song he has helped compose is “Better,” from GN’R’s Chinese Democracy.

He also did some work with Anthrax and his then-GN’R bandmate Buckethead on the score for John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars:

So, basically, the Noct score alone represents more original work by Finck than everything else he’s done so far put together. My interest is piqued!

Says Finck about the game:

“I was invited into the world of Noct to compliment the established work of Wordclock, and to collaborate, bringing a spirited sense of melody and hope to an utterly devastated terrain, one enshrouded in despair and haunted by….creepy fucking monsters.

“It has been a hair raising experience, cooperating to design the immersion of this audio trek. The team are each scrupulous creatures and together we enjoy turning over many stones.”

The score for Noct comes out October 22 on Laced Records; the game will be released the same day. Here’s a trailer, featuring some of the music:

[via The PRP]

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