Guitarist from Swedish metal band Meshuggah working on Wolfenstein: The New Order
In addition to music from composer Mick Gordon, Bethesda's upcoming FPS will feature "special music contributions" from Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah.
Bethesda's upcoming first-person shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order will feature "special music contributions" from Meshuggah lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal. Creative director Jens Matthies confirmed Thordendal's work on the game during a recent Reddit AMA. Unfortunately for gamers and fans of metal music, though, that's all we know right now.
This isn't the first time a metal band has worked on music for a video game, as Florida metal group Trivium wrote and recorded an original song for the God of War III soundtrack. On top of that, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian is working on the music for Midnight Star, the upcoming mobile game from Halo co-creator Alex Seropian.
The collaboration between Thordendal and Bethesda was no doubt made easier by the fact that developer MachineGames and Meshuggah are both based in Sweden--reportedly one of the most metal-rich areas in the entire world.