Posts Tagged ‘Skinny Puppy’

I love movies that actually take the time to create a fake band with real songs for their film to make it feel more authentic. We saw that last week with Steel Dragon and now we get that with the straight to video film Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal. Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal was the third film int he Turbulence series and this time it took on a different direction than the previous three films. Slade Craven (played by John Mann) is a famous metal musician with a lot of haters, but it doesn’t phase him as he prepares to play his final show on board an Airplane for the world to see. The only problem is that the plane is then taken over by terrorists and a very deranged man. One of the cool things about the film is that Slade Craven manages to perform one song which is also our featured song for today called Gun Love. The song is pretty cool as it has that Industrial rock feel to it similar to bands like Skinny Puppy, Ministry, and so many more. The film also stars Rutger Hauer, Craig Sheffer, Joe Mantegna, Gabrielle Anwar, and so many more. Check out the track below:

Sometimes in this life when a bunch of awesome musicians get together to create a song for a soundtrack, it sounds so amazing that you wish those group of individuals would get back together to create even more music. That is exactly what happened with today’s Soundtrack Saturdays selection from the Underworld Soundtrack which was released back in 2003. Underworld was a film that took the Vampire and Werewolf genres and gave them a really cool and brand new outlook that was also the subject of much controversy. The film starred the beautiful Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, and so many more in a film where the Vampires and Lycans (Werewolves) have been at war for a long time. One of the death dealer vampires (Beckinsale) is tracking the lycans when she notices that they are hunting a human (Speedman). She has to make a decision eventually whether to kill the human who has been bitten or go against her clan and defy them. The soundtrack featured a lot of great industrial metal acts along with some experimental acts like Puscifer, Renholder, Skinny Puppy, A Perfect Circle, and our featured band today called The Damning Well. The Damning Well was a band that was comprised of Richard Patrick (Filter), Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Josh Freese (Guns N Roses), and Danny Lohner. The track this supergroup of sorts recorded was called The Awakening which was an in your face industrial metal like track. The track definitely leaves you wanting more wondering what could have been if this project went forward. Check it out below:

You are probably wondering who in the hell is PTP and what movie soundtrack did they appear in that I would include for my Soundtrack Saturdays post? PTP (or Programming The Psychodrill which was a J.G. Ballard song) is probably one of the shortest lived side projects that Al Jourgensen of Ministry has ever been involved with in his whole entire career and believe me he has had a lot of side projects. The track Show Me Your Spine was written by Jourgensen, Paul Barker, and Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy and it was featured in the film RoboCop (not the remake, but the original 1987 film). The song is briefly played when RoboCop (Peter Weller) goes into the club to grab one of the villains named Nash (Ray Wise) to question him about his murder. The sounds of the music sonically represents the Wax Trax sound that was known for having arpeggio melodies, Loud Drums, Fairlight orchestral hits, and the distorted vocal style of Ogre. It’s one of those tracks that I can actually imagine a club spinning because it has that feel to it where you would dance. Check out the track below: