Linkin Park frontman composed Medal of Honor Warfighter score

Mike Shinoda lends musical talents to EA's upcoming military shooter; band's "Castle of Glass" music video made in collaboration with Danger Close, Digital Domain.

The music in upcoming military shooter Medal of Honor Warfighter was composed by Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda, publisher Electronic Arts has announced. According to the announcement, Shinoda's compositions for the game will "add depth and emotion" to the experience.

Shinoda lent his musical talents to Medal of Honor Warfighter.

In addition, EA announced that Linkin Park, Medal of Honor Warfighter developer Danger Close, and special effects studio Digital Domain collaborated on a music video for the band's new song "Castle of Glass" off their new record Living Things, which was released in June.

The video will arrive this October, and features a mix of live action and gameplay from Medal of Honor Warfighter. A sneak peek of the video is available below.

This fall's other blockbuster shooter--Call of Duty: Black Ops II--also features the musical talents of a popular composer. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and films like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network wrote that game's opening theme.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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124 comments
Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

great two things that where good like 11 years ago team up to suck hella hard.........awesome.

TheEveryMan
TheEveryMan

I've let go of watching you, turn your back like you always do, face away and pretend that I'm not, but I'll be here cuz you're all that I've got!!! *Nods Head*

iluvOP
iluvOP

Man the elitism levels in these comments is off the roof. I personally prefer this idea over forgettable, boring orchestra music. For WWII games such thing goes well I guess even if I personally prefer no music at all in FPS games aside from plot points, dramatic scenes and other playable parts where it just..fits. I dont really listen to Linkin Park but theres no denying that the stuff featured in MoH fit like a glove and was amazing. I personally feel that this is what these modern MoH games need. Shinoda is talented and it'll surely be great~

chad28_69
chad28_69

i don't think he could go more mainstream than fps soundtrack

okassar
okassar

Good news. Their newest album, Living Things, is great. I didn't even buy A Thousand Suns (which came after Minutes to Midnight) because it just didn't belong.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

I hope Linkin Park gets to do a remixed theme for Battlefield 4.

Suikogaiden
Suikogaiden

Great news if youre a homosexual emo.

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

From symphonic music performed by world class orchestras to the music composed by the frontman of a band for boys who haven't yet got over puberty... This just keeps getting better and better...

SuperMarioBros9
SuperMarioBros9

Damn, irdk why people r hating this game so much, and linkin park is beast. Ive never seen a band do they have done (take rock/metal and mix it with rap/hip-hop) and make it sound... good. And mike shinoda is a genius, with the renanimation album and his side project "Fort Minor".

 

thekelies
thekelies

Mike Shinoda did the score for The Raid film, which was very good.  People should listen to that before bashing the soundtrack just because Linkin Park's name is slapped all over it.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

This is good news if you like Linkin Park. If not, just a reason to troll.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Linkin Who, Heavy metal for life! Likes of Judas Priest, Maiden, Saxon, Accept, and viking metal like Bathory rains down destruction over any music in it's path D: \m/

krafty_pk
krafty_pk

Love linkin park and have done since hybrid theory, bands change, get over it

Asian4eva
Asian4eva

I don't get why nobody likes Linkin Park? It always gets me pumped like I'm about to fight someone, and what better reason to put it in a war game. I'm definetley gonna get this game now,  if you don't like Linkin Park, than stop hating on them because they make more money than you!

StaticPenguin
StaticPenguin

Let's hope it won't be as bad as their latest album.

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

The funny thing is, a lot of people would have watched and liked the video if they didn't even know Linkin Park had done the soundtrack. They would probably have played the game and liked the whole thing as well. But now that they know, their butts are hurting so bad they can't listen to anything without pre judging it to be crap. It's not because it's a rock band, or rap, or funk, that the soundtrack made by this band will have the same style. Paul McCartney has done soundtracks before, and they didn't sound like Yellow Submarine. Gezz, it's these days these make me realize that I don't like people in general.

Orbitz89
Orbitz89

I have no opinions either way regarding Linkin Park.. suffice it to say, I don't mind their music at all. Nothing extraordinary.. nothing outwardly offensive to my senses either.

zerooo0
zerooo0

I still love these guys. I loved them all since the begining.

KokutenNagaki
KokutenNagaki

CRAAAAAAAAWLIIIIIIIING IIIIIIN MY SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!

Zato_Hurricane
Zato_Hurricane

Love Linkin Park. They sold me on the last game, and they're selling me on this game. Screw the Haters, go enjoy your Justin Bieber or One Direction Boy Bands. Linkin Park is proof of REAL bands that still make good music thanks.

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

You can 'boy band dance' to almost every Linkin Park song.

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

generic fps need generic music

Hurvl
Hurvl

This is enough to make some people's skin Crawling, but I like Linkin Park.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Haven't been a fan of Linkin in a long time  -- since they gave up their edgier,  more groundbreaking sound in favor of the pop shit rock mix that's become all the rage.   So I could care less if this dude wrote some shitty music for it.

marcusurelius
marcusurelius

why, ea? why?!!?!?

 

oh great so now my medal of honor game's music will sound like two cats shitting all over each other. why would you do this to me ea? i loved you and you betray me like this

 

oh well it is by ea so i will purchase it anyway. i iwll just have to mute the game and throw on the predator nes soundtrack.

tightwad34
tightwad34

The only thing I have liked from Lincoln Park was the Jay-Z mash up they did together. It was perfectly blended together, then again I remember hearing this guy saying the rifts were so similar that it was very easy to compose. Even so, he does have musical talent although their music isn't of my taste. And all that Chester guy does is whine/scream into the mike.

ramcool789
ramcool789

i wish they did burn it down instead...oh wait that's for the new transformers movie!

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Yet another reason I'll pass on this one. Thanks for making a super easy decision even easier, EA! 

BeateDrabing
BeateDrabing

Frontman is Chester. Always liked their music, even though it seems a bad choice to say as much these days.

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Oh, so the music will be as generic as the game? How fitting.

iluvOP
iluvOP

 @okassar I might check this one out then. Haven listened to them in maaaaany many years.

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

 @Suikogaiden Wrong! Linkin Park is for boys who were touched and/or abused by their local priest...

okassar
okassar

 @Suikogaiden Naa, Linkin Park is one of those few bands that both people with taste and people with a severe lack of taste like. 

iluvOP
iluvOP

 @Payasoplas Orchestra music doesnt really fit Modern Shooters. In my opinion it was silly and just made me laugh in earlier games. Mainly because it was always so boring and over the top at the same time. Most people these days dont have their ears trained for such music.

iluvOP
iluvOP

 @Spartan_418 Or you can just not think about who has done anything and take it for what it is.

TheEveryMan
TheEveryMan

 @Asian4eva 

 

I'm slightly confused with your statement. Linkin Park has an immensely strong fan following, I've never seen a person who despises their music.

thekelies
thekelies

 @ChiefFreeman The soundtrack Mike Shinoda did for the Raid film sounds more like old Linkin Park than anything they've done in the past few years.  I'm pretty sure Medal of Honor asked Mike for an edgier score, which he could easily compose. 

macaque12
macaque12

 @marcusurelius "like two cats shitting all over each other." You couldn't describe it better! I can't stand that shitty "band"

Hurvl
Hurvl

 @marcusurelius I don't know if it's possible in this game, but some games allow (with more or less advanced computer skills) to add your own music to play while gaming. Perhaps the settings will allow you to turn down music and turn up other sound effects. There is no background music in real wars, so if you want to play for realism you could do that.

Williambatson
Williambatson

 @tightwad34 *Linkin :) And I guess you haven't listened to Minutes To Midnight, A Thousand Suns & Living Things then. There is only 3 tracks out of 12 on Linkin Park's newest album when Chester is doing his screamo. :D If you like the soft/rock style songs. You should listen to Powerless and Roads Untraveled by Linkin Park. :D

okassar
okassar

 @iluvOP Check it out on Youtube, and if you like it it's a $5 download on Amazon

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

 @iluvOP So... Music for boys who aren't done with puberty fits really good with modern shooters? 

 

Like we hadn't enough with ALL THOSE HALO VIDEOS in youtube  with Linkin Park music

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @iluvOP I guess. I do like Linkin Park, it's just a bit sad how many people will whine "oh no, these guys did some emo teenager music like 9 years ago, this game will suck"

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @avatarcj

>telling others their opinions are wrong

 

I thought early LP was ok but have liked the more recent 3 albums a lot more

macaque12
macaque12

 @SuperMarioBros9 Well, first I don't want to start a music war here, I don't like LP but I respect who does. Second, I mostly listen to Iron Maiden! Also I love Megadeth, Judas Priest, Metallica, and from the hard rock part: Van Halen. And what about you?