Slayer, Meshuggah, more metal in ‘Saints Row’ video game Reboot

Kills, Meshuggah, Sylose and Killer Be Killed are among the metal bands whose songs can be heard in Saints Rowthe action adventure in 2022 video games reboot that arrived last month.

These tunes are available on the in-game radio station Nuclear explosionwhich is apparently curated by the German-based extreme metal label of same. Bands on the channel are all current or former Nuclear Blast artists. Slayer’s “Repentless,” Meshuggah’s “Bleed,” Sylosis’ “Worship Decay,” and Killer Be Killed’s “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” appear on the station, as noted at Video Game Soundtracks Wiki.

It’s not the only metal bands involved. Accept (“Zombie Apocalypse”), Kataklysm (“Under the Scars”), In Flames (“Cloud Connected”), Heathen (“Empire of the Blind”), Benediction (“Stormcrow”) and Hatebreed (“Weight of the False “) Self”) can also be heard.

Saints Rowwhich reboots the popular video game series after the 2013s Saints Row IVis currently available for Microsoft Windows, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Playstation 5, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia.

A synopsis for the new Saints Row the game says: “As the future Boss – with Neenah, Kevin and Eli at your side – you will form the Saints and take on Los Panteros, Idols and Marshall as you build your empire across the streets of Santo Ileso and fight for control of the city. Ultimately, Saints Row is the story of a start-up, it’s just that the business the Saints are in happens to be a crime.”

It continues: “Experience the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created – the unique, sprawling world of Santo Ileso is the backdrop for a wild, larger-than-life sandbox of thrilling side quests, criminal ventures and blockbuster missions. As you shoot, drive and wingsuit your way to the top.”

Slayer, “Repentless” (Music Video)

Meshuggah, “Bleed” (Music Video)

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