With the Technical Test for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre just a week away, and to go along with the release of the “Lo-fi Leatherface” Youtube channel, Gun Interactive has released to digital streaming services the Official Soundtrack to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. To go along with the soundtrack, they’ve also released “Remains”, a companion album by Gun CEO Wes Keltner and composer Jim Bonney.
Now digitally available on Spotify and Apple Music, the pair of albums allow fans to get a taste of what’s in store. For example, “The Massacre”, the main theme song from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre soundtrack, is composed of pig screams, chainsaws, and scraped metal, as well as other equipment like the Soma Lyra drone machine. It also features Keltner performing on the Apprehension Engine, the custom-made musical instrument played by the likes of Mark Korven and Trent Reznor, and which was once described by Brian Eno as “the most terrifying musical instrument of all time.”
Meanwhile, “Remains” was musically inspired by desert rock and similar heavy genres, while thematically exploring the events that occurred prior to those of the film. As Keltner writes in a Community Hub blog post from last year, “This album is a direct reflection of what Kim Henkel wrote, influenced by the events that led up to [those of the film] and why the Slaughter family did the things they did…it’s about that town that they grew up in and around.”
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Game will launch for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam on August 18th. It will also be available day one on Xbox Game Pass.
Listen to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre OST – Spotify – Apple Music
Listen to Remains – Spotify – Apple Music