Gears of War 4 Trailer: Disturbed Singer Says "It Gave Me the Chills"
"It seemed very, very appropriate for the storyline, for what the main character is going through."
The stunning new trailer for Gears of War 4 features an eerie version of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" performed by metal band Disturbed. Now, the band's frontman David Draiman has spoken up to talk about the trailer and his love of the Gears of War series.
"It gave me the chills," Draiman told Inverse about the trailer. "It seemed very, very appropriate for the storyline, for what the main character is going through, and it seems to set the stage perfectly."
"It seemed it was a marriage that was meant to be," he added about using his band's cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song.
Inverse explains that "The Sound of Silence" is about a "man's inability to communicate." This can be connected to Gears of War 4's story--set 25 years after Gears of War 3--as the game sees the people of Sera living inside walls to protect themselves from creatures in the wild. The new trailer specifically is a moving piece, flashing back and forth between past and present to show how the world has evolved--and not always for the better.
While not a survival horror game, Gears of War 4 aims to return to the "dark" roots of the first Gears of War.
Also in the interview, Draiman talks about being a fan of the Gears of War franchise, citing the first game specifically. "The storyline was always so dramatic," he said. "It really drew you in and kind of helped you role play, so to speak, while you were actually playing the game. I've always enjoyed the series, and it's definitely one of my favorites."
The full interview with Draiman covers the fan reaction to Disturbed's Simon & Garfunkel cover and more. Go read it here.
If you missed the new Gears of War 4 trailer that aired last night during Fear the Walking Dead's season two premiere, you can watch it here.
Gears of War 4 is scheduled to launch on October 11 for Xbox One. A PC version may also be released, but nothing has been confirmed at this stage. In other news, it's been confirmed that the game will offer split-screen play for multiplayer, though frame rate drops to 30 FPS when playing this way.
The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta will begin later this month--check out this post to find out how to get in. On the subject of multiplayer, producer Rod Fergusson recently said Gears of War's multiplayer--since Gears of War 1--has been "under-served," and explained why Gears of War 4 will change that.
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