Mötley Crüe, The Misfits, And Bring Me The Horizon To Appear On WWE 2K20 Soundtrack
Two delicious aspects of pop culture that have always intersected with rock and metal are video games and extreme sports. All three have collided in the past in the form of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtracks, which featured songs by artists ranging from Goldfinger to Pig Destroyer. Now, WWE has announced the soundtrack to their 2K20 game, and it continues this tradition by featuring songs by bands including Mötley Crüe, The Misfits, and Bring Me The Horizon.
According to Uproxx, here’s the full soundtrack for WWE 2K20:
- Banks – Gimme
- Barns Courtney – 99
- Bring Me The Horizon ft. Dani Filth – Wonderful Life
- Grandson – Stigmata
- Lil Uzi Vert – XOTour Llif3
- Mötley Crüe ft. Machine Gun Kelly – The Dirt
- Muse – The Dark Side
- Poppy – METAL
- Saweetie – Icy Girl
- The Black Keys – LO / HI
- The Misfits – Hybrid Moments
- Watt ft. Post Malone – Burning Man
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WWE 2K20 comes out October 22; it’s also reported that Bray Wyatt’s character The Fiend, who Code Orange wrote the theme song for, will be featured as a preorder character, so get ready for a brolic Halloween.
While the inclusion of the Crüe and Misfits won’t surprise anyone, Bring Me The Horizon might not seem like traditional wrestling music for most (especially given their more pop-oriented overtones of late). However, WWE NXT’s Baron Corbin has been vocal about his love for the band, saying, “[BMTH’s Happy Song] really gets you going, and makes you want to break something and set it on fire. All with a smile on your face! This band are one of my favourites to see live. I look forward to everything they do.”
The game soundtrack is part of WWE’s recent (if history-long) push to connect with fans not just of surface-level metal but also more esoteric and adventurous acts. The brand released a line of T‑shirts earlier this year that featured various wrestlers’s names recreated using the logo styles of famous metal bands, with Black Sabbath, Slayer, Tool, and Rollins all parodied/paid tribute in T‑shirt form.
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