Members of Blue Öyster Cult teamed with Warhammer Online devs to cut a Dwarf rock song to celebrate the recent launch of the WAR Dwarf Slayer career.
"We thought long and hard about how to properly tell gamers what the Dwarf Slayer is all about," said Paul Barnett, Senior Creative Director for WAR and the song's lyricist. "After going around in circles, we came to the obvious solution – we needed to write and record a hard rockin' song, and we needed to do it with members of Blue Öyster Cult. If this song doesn't get you fired up to shave your hair into a mohawk, dye it red, and play a Slayer, then you're probably dead!"
Mythic Entertainment's Lead Sound artist Brad Derrick, Associate Producer Josh Drescher and Senior Creative Director Paul Barnett worked with Eric Bloom and Richie Castellano on the song, Kiss My Axe.
"I'd heard a previous song written and performed by members of the WAR team, and thought they were quite good for a 'garage band' of game developers," said Eric Bloom, lead vocalist for Blue Oyster Cult. "I was very glad to hear from Mythic who invited me down to work on the song. I was impressed by the dedication of the developers to make WAR both a success and fun to play, something that, in my opinion, is missing from many other MMO's."
You can check out the results of their effort over on the official site.