Sydney Metal Band Battlesnake Scammed Xbox Money To Record Music Video Total War: Warhammer 3. The song was recorded to promote Total War: Warhammer 3who came across Game Pass for PC this morning. TW: WHIII is a strategy game from The Creative Assembly that pits the armies of Warhammer Fantasy tabletop wargame against each other in the digital realm.
The song, titled Death Is Like A Winter Chill, is based on an in-universe Oblast fireside song titled The Heart Is A New Strung Bow from the tabletop game’s 2nd edition. Words:
“The heart is like a new bow
He doesn’t know his strength until he’s tested
Yet though he deeply wounds his target
It’s the archer’s flesh that festers
A woman is like a freshly cut ax
She doesn’t need strength to tear
Yet even if it beats with every clash
She gives in at the end of the battle
A scrum is like a burning hearth
Where is life and death
Our enemies driven back by fear
Our hearts with brothers bound
Death is like winter cold
No door can prevent us
And summer can bloom again
Although the ice is all on us.“
The song was featured prominently in trailers and marketing for Total War: Warhammer 3. Battlesnake themselves are known for taking inspiration from the fantasy genre and turning it into riffy heavy metal, making the band an obvious choice to cover it. “Battlesnake was forged deep in the fiery pits of the underworld, so we share a mutual respect with those who fight in the realm of chaos,” said vocalist and bassist Elliott Hitchcock.
The music video, which you can see above, was shot at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney and directed by cinematographer Anthony Rose.
Total War: Warhammer 3 is available now on PC via Steam and Game Pass for PC.