Video games are usually dismissed by the fans of popular entertainment as a childish and light-minded genre. Actually, the production budgets of high-profile video games can often reach those of successful movies – Rockstar Games’ successful “Grand Theft Auto V” was made on a budget of $265 million, while Activision’s “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3” cost around $250 million to make – and they are the result of years of hard work, ranging from concept art to scoring. There are many video games that have amazing soundtracks (and there have been for years) that are heard by millions all over the world – but they hardly ever spare a thought for the people making them, and they usually don’t even make it in the harsh music industry of our time. So today, let’s take a look at some people who probably won’t ever hold successful concert tours but their music is heard by millions of gamers all over the world.
Set to release their new album on Metal Blade Records next month, metalcore titans Killswitch Engage have released “I Am Broken Too”, the 2nd single from their upcoming album. A song that also features vocalist Jesse Leach’s handwritten lyrics in the video, the new song emerges as the band continues their co-headlining tour with the equally influential Clutch. Check out the song and video below.
Panic! At The Disco mastermind Brendon Urie is more or less on top of the music world at this point, given that “High Hopes” – his biggest hit to date on the charts – is more or less inescapable almost anywhere you go. Given that he’s already worked with some massive talent in the recent past, would anyone really be surprised if Brendon worked with, say, Green Day?
After a 2015 touring accident that severely injured both band and crew, many thought The Ghost Inside might never play a show again. After all, the accident resulted in the loss of limbs, equipment, broken bones, and just about every other malady that could have befallen the hardcore/metalcore band, but the band refused to quit. The result? A comeback show for the ages that basically everyone is talking about this weekend – and certainly will be for a long time.
While we don’t truly know if the band will ever perform live again, one thing is for sure – fans of the passion that hardcore can bring to the table didn’t miss out on the band’s first show in 4 years last night. For the old-school TGI fans, the band even played “Shiner”!The show was packed full of people that have shown TGI support over the last ten years, and we have plenty of video footage for you to table through below, as well. Watch out.