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Doom composer is recruiting a ‘heavy metal choir.’ Hmmm, what could that be for?

It probably ain’t Sunday school

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

If you can get yourself to Texas in March and you got pipes that are rokken like Dokken, Doom’s composer has need of you.

Let’s be specific, Mick Gordon is not specifically saying what this is for. But he needs an unholy heavy metal choir for a project that definitely does not rhyme with Schmoom Schmeternal.

With that fine print read, this is not a contest. It’s an invitation. Candidates for this antichrist glee club need to be 18, provide a demo of their “killer metal voice,” and get themselves down to Austin, Texas on their own nickel.

It’s still a paid (for the recording session) and credited gig. No idea what size chorus Gordon is looking for, but he wants women and men in it. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, and the recording session will be the first week of March.

Just to be clear, even if Gordon isn’t saying what this is about, he is definitely the composer on Doom Eternal and this official news from Bethesda Softworks from E3 2018 says that game is getting an all-new soundtrack, from him. Doubt he has much time to fart around on side projects right now.

Gordon’s not sure if this has been done before, and as such, he has no experience with hiring a choir for this type of sound. This isn’t exactly the sort of thing where you go down to First Babdist of Austin and write a nice check for a new steeple. We’ll know if Gordon’s gambit paid off when Schmoom Schmeternal schmaunches later this year.

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