By at 7:46 PM Wednesday, June 26th 2013


Tom Morello Collaborates with Ramin Djawadi on ‘Pacific Rim’ Soundtrack

Tom Morello, Music



Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s first feature film since 2008’s Hell Boy II: The Golden Army appears to be one of the director’s most ambitious efforts. With the film’s release date only days away and as Warner Bros. impatiently hopes for their ambitious and risky undertaking to at least breathe under the enormous and empty weight of the disgraceful Grown Ups 2, all parties involved are making every possible effort to promote the new film. This includes a fine-looking two-minute TV spot for the film, as well as the release of an impressive theme song composed by Ramin Djawadi and Tom Morello.

The energetic, guitar-fueled score smoothly accompanies the bombastic and mythical air of the upcoming film with heavy yet triumphant instrumentation that presses on with eloquence, force and great emotion.

Djawadi, who also scored Iron Man as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones, spoke to Rolling Stone about his collaboration with Morello for the film, stating: “Guillermo and I were discussing adding a rock element to the score and Tom’s unique style and sounds really defined our robots.”

Morello, too, was wholly open to the idea: “When they asked me to put some giant robot riffs and screaming underwater monster licks on the film score, I was all in.”

Pacific Rim opens on July 12th, and Djawadi’s full-length score is available now.


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  1. jsun says:

    God I fucking hate Tom Morello. He’s probably my favorite guitarist of all time, but every time he puts out a terrible folk album or a blockbuster hollywood soundtrack score I want to punch his dick for not making more RATM records. Even if it’s probably not his fault and this track is pretty good.

    • Patrick says:

      I think that the frequent denials of a new rage album probably means that they just cant record something worthy of their legacy. They reformed almost 7 years ago, they must have at least attempted recording new music at some point. I would rather have nothing than a shitty album. Then again I could have it completely wrong.

  2. Pablo says:

    jsun…. you hit the nail on the head. My back and forth feelings on Tom exacly.

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