Doom composer Mick Gordon recruits heavy metal choir for next soundtrack

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Mick Gordon, the composer behind the soundtracks for Wolfenstein: The New Order, Killer Instinct and 2016's Doom, is pulling together a choir of heavy metal screamers for his next game. 

In the recruitment video, above, he simply says it's for "a video game"—my money would be on 2019's Doom Eternal (opens in new tab), which has a decidedly metal look (opens in new tab). Gordon is known to be working on the soundtrack. 

The video is an open invitation to metal screamers, but you'll have to be over 18 and free in the first week of March for a recording session in Austin, Texas. Applicants have until February 1 to send demos to Gordon through this link (opens in new tab). If you're successful, you'll be paid for the work. 

I'm glad Gordon is fully leaning into heavy metal this time around—as he told Shaun in 2016 (opens in new tab), one of the pre-conditions for Doom 2016's soundtrack was, believe it or not, "no metal".

"We started for about six to nine months doing just synthesisers, and then after a while, I started going, 'You know what, guys... if we can add five percent guitar in here, everybody will love it.' Then that five percent turned to ten percent. Then it turned to 15 percent. And just like when you and your mates are out for a night, trying not to drink too much, it turned into an all-out bender. It was cool, though, because we arrived at those metal-type sounds from a different direction."

The full interview (opens in new tab) is well worth a read.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.