The Electronic Rock Behemoth Celldweller Rises From The Deep For Pacific Rim
As I’ve said on a number of occasions it’s always fun when The Monolith’s two main passions: Film and Music, collide in a way that we can write about the two together. As many of you are more than aware by now there’s a little film coming to theatres soon entitled Pacific Rim, featuring towering robots duelling it out with epic size monsters that have been transported here from another world through a rift in space and time in the Pacific Ocean. A massive scale movie focused on the intense survival of the human race, directed by one of the most exciting visionary directors in the business (Guillermo Del Toro) and starring some of your favourite character actors from television? In case you hadn’t guessed, this isn’t a film you should be missing!
Previously, we talked about this film extensively in one of our big 2013 film previews, so if you want more information about the film you should head on over there and check it out. As is custom for blockbusters of this scale, in the run-up to release we become inundated with a frankly astounding number of clips, featurettes designed to essentially bludgeon us into submission.
Yesterday, the fourth television spot (shorter 30 second trailer segments cut specifically for television, there’s usually between 8-15 of these depending on the size of the movie) made use of a song called “First Person Shooter” from one of The Monolith’s favourite electronic and industrial artists – Celldweller.
The clip itself does contain some new footage of the film that is previously unseen and showcases a lot of the action beats. In this case “First Person Shooter” really helps to heighten the experience of the short segment because the beats of the trailer are perfectly in sync with the movements of the song.
To celebrate this tv spot, Klayton, the mastermind behind Celldweller, is offering the song “First Person Shooter” as a free download for those who are yet to check out his music. It comes from his 2012 release The Voices In My Head Volume 2. Check it out in the soundcloud player below!