In celebration of Godzilla’s return to the big screen, System of a Down’s lead vocalist Serj Tankian and composer Bear McCreary created a new version of the classic 1997 Blue Öyster Cult song, “Godzilla”. The song will be available on the Godzilla: King of the Monsters soundtrack on May 24, 2019.

For those less familiar with McCreary’s work, the composer is best known for creating the score for TV shows like The Walking Dead, Outlander, and Battlestar Galactica, as well as films like Child’s Play (2019), The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) and of course, King of the Monsters (2019).

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, McCreary shared his thoughts on working with Tankian to create what he called the most “audacious” piece of music he’s produced thus far.

“[Godzilla is] perhaps the most audacious piece of music I have ever produced, jammed to the breaking point with orchestra, choir, taiko chanting, taiko drumming, heavy metal rhythm section, Gene Hoglan’s blistering double-kick drums, and Serj’s distinct vocals. It is complete musical madness.”

Listen to Tankian’s cover below, courtesy of WaterTown Music:

Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens in theatres on May 31, 2019, and stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi.

Are you looking forward to King of the Monsters? What did you think of Tankian and McCreary’s new version of “Godzilla”? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Rolling Stone