Nine Inch Nails Artist Trent Reznor Composing Black Ops 2 Theme

July 10, 2012Written by Alex Osborn

Renowned singer-songwriter and composer Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails will be putting together the theme for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Reznor spoke to USA Today about this exciting opportunity to work on Activision’s biggest franchise, saying, “I have always looked to that franchise as the cutting edge of what seemingly unlimited budgets and full-on not cutting any corners can do in the current day and age.”

The musician aims to capture the dark and weighty tone of this Black Ops followup by shying away from a theme that feels too patriotic. “There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface, so it didn’t make sense to have a gung ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty,” he explained.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set to launch on Novembmer 13th for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.