BulletBelt Deathgasm (riSe of the BanShee, 2014)
When writer and director Jason lei howden needed a title track for Deathgasm — his 2015 heavy metal splatter comedy – he turned to fellow New Zealanders Bulletbelt. “I put it to them: ‘I love films like A Nightmare On Elm
Street 3 and Trick Or Treat, which have a heavy metal theme song, and that’s what I’m really looking to do,’” explains Jason. Bulletbelt’s Steve Francis adds: “I was given the film script to write the lyrics before the film was even made so I had to visualise and feel the vibe of the movie. I think we nailed it!” We can’t disagree: the movie’s titular theme is a headbanging showcase of blackened thrash malevolence.
CHOICE LYRIC: “Accursed, recite the ancient hymn / Scarlet tide wants the key to death / Driven, blood gushing from their eyes / Hell and pain awaits all the rest”