Q: I hear you’re a big movie guy. Are any of your songs about movies?
Good question! It’s true that I’m somewhat of a movie junkie. Before the digital age, I had quite the DVD collection. Besides lyrical content, many samples come from movies, as well.
I always thought it was cool when bands wrote songs about books or movies. I was introduced to “Judge Dredd” thanks to Anthrax.
It’s common knowledge that the lyrics for “Pictures in the Gold Room” are about “The Shining,” but if you listen closely to the electronic element, especially in headphones, you’ll hear all sorts of sounds that represent what you’d hear in the film.
For total immersion, we manipulated the theme, screams, and various sounds from without.
Another fan favorite, “The Flame” is a take on the David Lynch film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.” From the opening sample heard at the start of the film to Laura Palmer’s screams; the song is complete with sounds from The Black Lodge.
For a super deep cut that you might not have even known existed, the remix I did for our song “Clockwork” has an “Enter The Void” vibe…
Another song you can research is “Bloodlust” (“American Psycho”).
“Nothing Remains” and “Lazarus” have manipulated sounds from “The Last Temptation of Christ.”
The phrase “Impossibility of Reason” can be found in “Platoon.”
And last but not least, a fun one, “Destroy and Dominate,” is loosely based on “First Blood.”
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And check out Chimaira on tour this summer!
8/5: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
8/6: Minneapolis, MN @ POV
8/7: Peoria, IL @ Rail II
8/8: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
8/9: Birch Run, MI @ Dirt Fest
8/10: Akron, OH @ Rock Factory
8/11: St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
8/12: Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
8/13: Denver, CO @ Blue Bird
8/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
8/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
8/16: Seattle, WA @ Hempfest
8/17: Spokane, WA @ The Hop
8/19: Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
8/20: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
8/21: San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
8/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
8/23: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
8/25: Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
8/26: San Antonio, TX @ Korova (Basement)
8/27: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
8/28: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
8/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees
8/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
8/31: Tyler, TX @ Clicks
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