Megadeth have recorded the song “Never Dead” specifically for the soundtrack to the Konami game of the same name. Frontman Dave Mustaine can be seen talking about the song here. “Never Dead” will also appear on the band’s new album “TH1RT3EN”, due out November 1st on Roadrunner Records.
“The members of Megadeth are speed-metal music pioneers with a world renowned reputation for producing song catalogs with original and progressive lyrics,” said Konami president Shinji Hirano. “The NeverDead soundtrack is an example of pure imagination and it fully captures the essence of our game. We’re proud to have such a distinctive band associated with our title.”
“‘Never Dead’ was written specifically for the game, and the song’s lyrics and concept fit perfectly with its transcendental nature,” said Madelyn Scarpulla, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Creative Services for Roadrunner Records. “Megadeth and Roadrunner are both looking forward to the mutually beneficial marketing partnership we have established with Konami with the launch of NeverDead and Megadeth’s new album coming this fall.”
NeverDead is a third-person action game set in a futuristic world where humans are battling supernatural enemies across a dark post-apocalyptic metropolis. NeverDead is expected to release later this year for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Megadeth had previously written tracks for video games before such as “Gears of War” for the 2006 Xbox 360 game of the same name, which was included on the band’s “United Abominations” album, and “Sudden Death” for the 2010 title “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock”.