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TOM MORELLO Had A Blast Writing Only Heavy Metal For Netflix's Metal Lords

Morello never gets to write solely heavy metal.

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Metal Lords is the new Netflix comedy written by Game Of Thrones writer D.B. Weiss, and executive produced by Game Of Thrones producer David Benioff. Metal Lords also features executive music producer and Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and stars Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, and Adrian Greensmith.

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In an interview with Metal Hammer, Morello said he and Weiss know one another because their kids go to school together. The two got to talking and eventually Weiss brought up Morello working with him on Metal Lords, which of course he agreed to. Morello said he's particularly excited for the project because he's never really gotten to write straightforward heavy metal with no other influences.

"I asked [Weiss], 'What's my job?' and he said 'I definitely need you to write a song, and the song will be called 'Machinery of Torment.' I said 'I've been waiting my whole life to write a song called Machinery of Torment!' So, I did!

"Honestly, I couldn't wait to do that song. Over the course of 22 records, I've made metal that is mixed with rap and rock and alternative. What do I do when I make metal that is cut with nothing but more metal? What is that going to sound like? So as my fingers were writing these riffs, I had that in mind, this is only going to be a metal song!"

You can check out "Machinery Of Torment" from the film's soundtrack below. Metal Lords is described as such by Netflix.

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"Two kids start a metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about metal. They can't find a bassist, but there is this one girl who plays the cello. They need to work together if they're ever going to win the Battle of the Bands."

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