Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor composes ‘aggressive’ theme for new ‘Call Of Duty’ game

Mainman also gives an update on his How To Destroy Angels project and the chances of new Nine Inch Nails material emerging soon

Nine Inch Nails‘ mainman Trent Reznor has revealed that he has written the new theme song for the latest edition of the hugely successful Call Of Duty computer game franchise.

The musician, who has previously completed the scores for Hollywood blockbusters The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network, has said that he has penned the theme for Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, which will be released in November.

Speaking to USA Today about the track, Reznor said it was an “aggressively sounding” piece of guitar, bass and drums-based rock, which plays off the game’s storyline, also adding: “There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface. So it didn’t make sense to have a gung ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty.”

Reznor also spoke about his new musical project How To Destroy Angels and spoke about his progress on new Nine Inch Nails material, which he had previously said he would begin work on in early 2012.

Asked about how he was getting on with How To Destroy Angels, Reznor said: “We have a finished album. It’s been finished for a little while. We’re doing a little bit of tweaks on it. The record will be out soon. We are doing a different type of distribution this time so it’s taking a little bit longer to coordinate stuff. There’s a lot of music about to be unleashed, videos, etcetera.”

Then speaking about Nine Inch Nails, he added: “I’m working on some new Nine Inch Nails stuff. Hopefully, it will be good to hear. Right now, it’s in its gestation period.”

You can watch the trailer for Call Of Duty: Black Ops II at the bottom of the page.