The most metal game soundtrack ever unveiled

News posted by Ryan on August 9th, 2009 at 12:27pm GMT

HeadbangersFor the first time we can now get an in-depth glimpse at the music that’ll be available in Brutal Legend, thanks to a playlist that’s been posted on Electronic Arts’ official Danish site. You might want to check out the English translation to read the actual news post.

It’s a pretty sweet list, featuring an extremely wide variety of sub-genres. From what I can tell the tracks have been chosen quite smartly in that most will definitely appeal to those of us into metal, yet the many people playing Brutal Legend who aren’t should still be able to enjoy the lighter, more melodic tracks. Presumably you’ll be able to filter them by style through the Deuce’s radio.

One thing to note is that EA’s site introduces these tracks with the word “including”, which is an implication that there may be more tracks than this in the final cut once any licensing negotiations are done.

And of course let’s not forget that the venerable Peter McConnell will be composing music for Brutal Legend, which we’ve briefly heard during the cutscenes in the commentary videos. Equally looking forward to hearing more of that, personally!

The full track list is below, and thanks to space observatory-eyed Potatoe Sam for letting us know about this so quickly. Always a good idea to check BRUTAL!’s many comments for cutting-edge tidbits!

Brutal Legend track list

  • 3 Inches of Blood: Deadly Sinners
  • 3 Inches of Blood: Destroy The Orcs
  • Accept: Fast As A Shark
  • Angel Witch: Angel Witch
  • Anthrax: Metal Thrashing Mad
  • Anvil: March of the Crabs
  • Anvil: Tag Team
  • Apostasy: Sulphur Injection
  • Bishop of Hexen: A Serpentine Grave
  • Bishop of Hexen: The Somber Grounds of Truth
  • Black Sabbath: Children of the Grave
  • Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe
  • Black Sabbath: Never Say Die
  • Brocas Helm: Cry of the Banshee
  • Brocas Helm: Drink the Blood of the Priest
  • Budgie: Breadfan
  • Budgie: Zoom Club
  • Candlemass: Witches
  • Carcass: No Love Lost
  • Cloven Hoof: Nightstalker
  • Children of Bodom: Angels Don’t Kill
  • Coroner: Skeleton on your Shoulder
  • Cradle of Filth: Her Ghost in the Fog
  • Crimson Glory: Queen of the Masquerade
  • Dark Fortress: Insomnia
  • Dark Tranquility: Cathode Ray Sunshine
  • Deathstars: Blitzkrieg
  • Def Leppard: Rock of Ages
  • Dethklok: Mermaider
  • Diamond Head: Am I Evil?
  • Dimmu Borgir: Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
  • Dokken: Mr. Scary
  • Dragonforce: Through the Fire and Flames
  • Emperor: Thus Spake The Nightspirit
  • Enslaved: Frost
  • Enslaved: Loke
  • Firehouse: Overnight Sensation
  • Girlschool: Bomber
  • Iced Earth: When the Night Falls
  • Iced Earth: Pure Evil
  • In Flames: Goliaths Disarm Their Davids
  • Judas Priest: Battle Hymn
  • Judas Priest: The Hellion/Electric Eye
  • Judas Priest: Leather Rebel
  • Judas Priest: One Shot At Glory
  • Judas Priest: Painkiller
  • Kabbage Boy: Girlfriend
  • KMFDM: Free Your Hate
  • KMFDM: Rip The System
  • King Diamond: Cremation
  • King Diamond: Welcome Home
  • Kiss: God of Thunder
  • Lita Ford: Betrayal
  • Marilyn Manson: Beautiful People
  • Manowar: Die For Metal
  • Manowar: The Dawn Of Battle
  • Mastodon: Crack the Skye
  • Mastodon: Oblivion Instrumental
  • Megadeth: High Speed Dirt
  • Megadeth: Tornado of Souls
  • Metal Church: Metal Church
  • Michael Schenker: Group Assault Attack
  • Ministry: Stigmata
  • Ministry: Thieves
  • Mirrorthrone: So Frail
  • Motley Crue: Dr. Feelgood
  • Motley Crue: Kickstart My Heart
  • Motley Crue: Live Wire
  • Motorhead: Back at the Funny Farm
  • Motorhead: In the Black
  • Motorhead: Marching Off to War
  • Motorhead: We Are the Road Crew
  • Nitro: Machine Gun Eddie
  • Omen: The Axeman
  • Ostrogoth: Queen of Desire
  • Overkill: World of Hurt
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Believer
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Mr. Crowley
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Diary of a Madman
  • Prong: Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
  • Quiet Riot: The Wild and the Young
  • Racer X: Technical Difficulties
  • Racer X: Y.R.O.
  • Ratt: Lay It Down
  • Riot: Road Racin
  • Riot: Narita
  • Riot: Swords and Tequila
  • Rob Zombie: Superbeast
  • Rotting Christ: Ad Notics
  • Running Wild: Riding the Storm
  • Sanctuary: Battle Angels
  • Savatage: Hall of the Mountain King
  • Saxon: Wheels of Steel
  • Scorpions: Blackout
  • Scorpions: Holiday
  • Skeletonwitch: Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery
  • Skid Row: Youth Gone Wild
  • Slayer: Metal Storm/Face The Slayer
  • Slough Feg: Warriors Dawn
  • Static-X: Love Dump
  • Tenacious D: Master Exploder
  • Tenacious D: The Metal
  • Testament: For The Glory Of
  • Testament: More Than Meets The Eye
  • Tvangeste: Birth of the Hero
  • UFO: Rock Bottom
  • Whitesnake: Still of the Night
  • Wrath of Killenstein: Ignisis Dance


[August 11th, 2009 at 9:31am GMT+1] Check out this video of Brutal Legend designer Tim Schafer solving a Rubik’s Cube faster than the soundtrack can be read out loud. Brutal!!

Update #2

[August 13th, 2009 at 1:23pm GMT+1] Tim Schafer has posted some additional thoughts about the video on the Double Fine blog, reiterating his supreme satisfaction with the soundtrack.

51 stoners have commented on this post
1. Potatoe sam 12 years, 1 month ago

great list

2. TheBeastWithin6 12 years, 1 month ago

Alot of these songs i havent heard but have been told were great.But ive also heard the other half and its a HUGE setlist, im pretty sure everyone will be satisfied…

3. Deejster 12 years, 1 month ago

Awesome. They’ve got Anthrax, Megadeth, Testament, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, and a whole lot of other great metal bands.

It’s a pity that there’s no Metallica or Iron Maiden on the soundtrack, though. Those two groups are some of the most popular and influential metal bands of all time; they would have been perfect for the soundtrack (especially considering that the characters of Eddie Riggs is a reference to Iron Maiden’s mascot and the character of Lars is named after Metallica’s drummer). I wonder if Iron Maiden and Metallica refused to give permission for their songs to be used in the game, or asked for too much money.

4. Coggs 12 years, 1 month ago

As I said, totally awesome list. However I hope its not complete cuz it would be a damn shame not to have any Metallica or Iron Maiden and for me Dio too. Sence Dio’s lyrics and themes fit PERFECTLY with this game and he is one of my favorite metal singers of all time.

5. SlimG 12 years, 1 month ago

I’ve just created a Brütal Legend soundtrack Spotify playlist based on this list.

The following artists and songs aren’t included since they aren’t available in Spotify yet:

Brocas Helm
Cloven Hoof
Crimson Glory: Queen of the Masquerade
Dark Fortress
Dark Tranquility: Cathode Ray Sunshine
Def Leppard: Rock of Ages
Diamond Head: Am I Evil?
Dokken: Mr. Scary
Dragonforce: Through the Fire and Flames
Emperor: Thus Spake The Nightspirit
Enslaved: Frost
Enslaved: Loke
Girlschool: Bomber
Iced Earth: When the Night Falls
Iced Earth: Pure Evil
Kabbage Boy: Girlfriend
KMFDM: Free Your Hate
KMFDM: Rip The System
King Diamond: Cremation
Lita Ford: Betrayal
Mastodon: Oblivion Instrumental
Megadeath: High Speed Dirt
Metal Church: Metal Church
Ministry: Thieves
Motorhead: Back at the Funny Farm
Nitro: Machine Gun Eddie
Racer X: Technical Difficulties
Racer X – Y.R.O.
Rotting Christ: Ad Notics
Running Wild: Riding the Storm
Scorpions: Blackout
Scorpions: Holiday
Slough Feg

6. Kajebus 12 years, 1 month ago

Damn….. great list yes…. but no iron maiden =( ….. if they ran into issues i would understand but if they didnt want to….. well it would annoy me… great list anyway, cant wait for the game…. and i think i have an idea of what they could do for DLC….. make a whole bunch of songs and stuff as DLC


7. Scott 12 years, 1 month ago

“I wonder if Iron Maiden and Metallica refused to give permission for their songs to be used in the game, or asked for too much money.”

I’m thinking Guitar Hero might have had something to do with it. No Dio is also a crying shame. I wonder if he refused to license his songs because of Ozzy’s presence in the game? Dio’s great but his pride sometimes gets the best of him.

While any fan could certainly nitpick the list, all in all it’s really outstanding. They’re digging deep to give some exposure to some very underappreciated bands.

8. TheTingler 12 years, 1 month ago

Screw the rest of them! All I care about is… Tenacious D! :)

9. Potatoe sam 12 years, 1 month ago

yeh THE D!!!

10. runnig wild 12 years, 1 month ago

yes yes and yes!!!,running wild in brutal legend!!!!,riding the storm!!!,marilyn manson is metal???,anyway a very great list.

11. Viren 12 years, 1 month ago

Megadeth, not Megadeath.

12. Potatoe sam 12 years, 1 month ago

brutal legend rubiks cube song

13. Death in a handbasket 12 years, 1 month ago

Finally some insight into the mouth of metal! I just wonder why anyone, including Iron maiden and Metallica, wouldn’t want to add their names to the list based solely on tyhe demographic increase that this will bring. Brütal Legend Still has 2 months before it’s released and it already has the biggest fanbase of gamers and metal fans I’ve ever heard of and they are all HARDCORE about it!
I’m willing to put money on the fact that any name on the list will sell tons more albums because of this game

14. Potatoe sam 12 years, 1 month ago

no metallica or iron maiden sadly

15. DeathKnight 12 years, 1 month ago

Awesome setlist. Very diverse with a nice range of styles, classics and under the radar stuff. I’m sure most of the missing bands are due to licensing issues.

TOTALLY stoked to see some Ministry in there. Also good to see Slayer represented… just wish Reign In Blood had made the cut. :-(

A few missing ones that sort of surprise me that aren’t there… Venom, Mayhem, Lamb of God, Pantera, Sepultura, Misfits/Danzig, Slipknot, and the greatest metal band that never was… Probot … but hey, maybe they’ll show up in the sequel. :-)

16. Mykal 12 years, 1 month ago

I am still amazed some of the songs I listen to that I didn’t think of Metal are on the list. The Scorpions the biggest surprise since I thought them as punk not metal.

17. Nick 12 years, 1 month ago

just thought i’d show you this review seeming it isn’t up on here yet
its all about the multiplayer and even has 2 (although brief) video’s of gameplay footage

18. Coggs 12 years, 1 month ago

^ Seen that multiplayer preview and videos a couple hours ago! and actually there is 5 brief videos of the multiplayer. Sounds and looks totally killer!

19. richie 12 years, 1 month ago

where the hell is AC/DC

20. Troy 12 years ago

Crap Black Sabbath songs Dio > Ozzy

21. Potatoe sam 12 years ago

scuse me troy but i prefer ozzy to dio in black sabbath

22. Kajebus 12 years ago

ya same with me Potatoe….. not sayin dio was bad but ozzy is awesome….. and my grandpa went to school with ozzy, dad hung out in a bar with metallica….. i think im destined to be in a tenacious D video!

23. Potatoe sam 12 years ago

kajebus wow that is totally awesome

24. Kajebus 12 years ago

Ya i know =)

25. Shawn 12 years ago

Rob Zombie: Superbeast = awesome when raceing ^_^ (if you get what i mean :])

26. Troy 12 years ago

Sorry, I like Ozzy as well but I could have sworn one of the trailers had The Mob Rules in it which is why I’m disappointed. Oh and my dad used to hang out with lemmy

27. The Tingler 12 years ago

Yes, the first trailer was accompanied by The Mob Rules, which is notable by its absence here. Pity, it’s a great song.

Also, if you look up that trailer on YouTube, the audio is scrubbed.

28. Ryan BRUTAL! Staff 12 years ago

(Unless it’s my authorised version.)

29. MetalMadman 11 years, 11 months ago

Metallica hasn’t been awesome since the 80’s and Iron Maiden wants to be Judas Priest so bad its pathetic. And why no Pantera? Dio? Lamb? Soulfly? And as always, long live the king, Ozzy…

30. CapnMorgan 11 years, 11 months ago

Sad that there’s no Pantera – Walk would’ve been awesome during a beatdown. Still, it’s a HUGE list of awesome bands and an epic portion of metal in one video game. There are other songs from other bands that I would’ve liked to see on the game, but I don’t want any of my suggestions to sully the likes of the afore mentioned bands. I’m not shocked to not see Metallica up there, either, but honestly, the only song from them I would’ve preferred to be on the game would be Blackened.

That being said and done, the only other note for this kinda game is that it’s sad that a bunch of legal crap and greed stop some bands from adding their contributions that they’ve already added to the genre of metal to a game that glorifies that same genre. Just my personal thought, but when I think of that happening, I want to line up the offenders and scream something that rhymes with the word “wussies.” With a skull encrusted megaphone. That drips blood. And bat heads.

31. Shadow 11 years, 10 months ago

I’d have thought theyd have put some behemoth on a metal based game like this to be honest, still quite an epic setlist

32. KILLMASTER 11 years, 9 months ago

brutal legend will always be the best game EVER i have never had a game with a better soundtrack


33. Bikingmice 11 years, 8 months ago

This game is fucking awsome!!!!!!!!

34. Pete 11 years, 8 months ago

Just bought the game, i like it so far but its a damn shame no Metallica, Maiden or System of a down was put into it…

overall 7/10 :)

35. Richard 11 years, 8 months ago

This sound track is fucking amazing! game rules but it puzzles me why theres no metallica??? i mean mega deth anthrax and slayer but no metallica??? they need the big 4

36. Witcher 11 years, 8 months ago

Well, i just think that all many of you once didnt even knew what Heavy Metal was and said that having long hair and being Metal was “Gay” and then Brutal Legend came out and you were all “Oh! The game is cool Heavy Metal is cool!”. They said i’m gay beceause i had long hair and was a metal head. Then i just kicked their ass. I was a Metal Head since my 7th.

37. potatoe sam 11 years, 8 months ago

oh yeah tottally withcher the world is ignorant

38. KILLMASTER 11 years, 7 months ago

do you guys have any favorite band to listen to? my favorite is motorhead

39. Grim Gamer 11 years, 7 months ago

Brutal legend is an epic game.Wit an awesum soundtrack

40. Chill 76 11 years, 5 months ago

No Kickapoo, by Tenacious D? What a shame, yet overall an amzing osund track

41. hailmail567 11 years, 4 months ago

why no beezleboss by the D

42. hailmail567 11 years, 4 months ago

everyone i know says metal is rubbish but they can all do something that rymes with duck off

43. hailmail567 11 years, 4 months ago

i live for metal and die with it

44. Pussy 10 years, 4 months ago

They should have put in slipknot, lamb of god, disturbed, korn, deftones, and cannibal corpse

45. Dr Ozzy 10 years, 4 months ago


46. Ozzman 8 years, 10 months ago

It’s Good there’s no Metallica, but Maiden…
yeah, we need some Murray and Smith’s solo in this great game.
Manowar is totaly suitable for this game. If there’s a game with metal ost like BL is, ManowaR is perfect for it i think.

47. PeraMetal 6 years, 9 months ago

I haven’t played the game yet but i love heavy metal. Shame there’s no Metallica and Iron Maiden and Dio

48. Jacob 4 years, 8 months ago

Dude omfg this game….its like WOW great story line great graphics music is awesome LOVE the car and PLZ developers PLZ PLZ PLZ make the 2nd one it would be super awesome if you could

49. TJ 3 years, 11 months ago

I still love this game hopefully game stop still has it

50. Minniva 3 years, 5 months ago

Marilyn Manson is Metal

51. Stephany 3 years, 3 months ago

My page of brutal legend soundtrack on telegram

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