Composer Bear McCreary Announces Album Featuring Slash, Serj Tankian, and Corey Taylor

Acclaimed composer Bear McCreary has announced a new concept album, The Singularity, which includes contributions by Guns N’ Roses’ Slash, System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, and more renowned artists. Ahead of its May 10th release, McCreary has released the single “Type III” featuring Rufus Wainwright.

The album also features Jens Kidman (Meshuggah), Joe Satriani, Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Brendon Small (Dethklok), Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Warren Fitzgerald (The Vandals), Esjay Jones (We Are PIGS), Gene Hoglan (Dethklok), and others.

The award-winning McCreary is best known for his musical composition on such TV shows and movies as Battlestar Galactica, Outlander, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Walking Dead, and more, as well as a number of notable video games. He co-wrote The Singularity with his brother Brendan McCreary, who also lends his vocals to eight of the tracks.


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“I began writing The Singularity when I was 15,” said Bear McCreary in a press release. “I was obsessed, even then, with melding my love of hard rock, symphonic film scores, and dramatic storytelling into a cohesive whole, laying the groundwork for what would become a concept album, graphic novel, and multimedia concert experience. I spent the next three decades trying to perfect it. My first demo from high school, a 30-year-old cassette-tape recording, even makes a cameo appearance on the record, moments before the melody is reinvigorated by a new interpretation from Slash, one of the guitarists who originally inspired it.”

He continued, “I am honored to be joined by dozens more of my favorite artists, each of whom brought their unique personalities to this record. Perhaps the biggest shock of them all was when Rufus Wainwright brought his warm, theatrical vocal tone to my symphonic metal anthem ‘Type III.’ I am grateful he took a chance and sang in this genre, which is new for him.”

The album includes three monologues from an accompanying graphic novel. The spoken-word elements are performed by Lee Pace (Foundation, The Hobbit), Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead), and Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy, God of War Ragnarök).


McCreary will celebrate the album’s release with a live concert at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on Sunday, May 12th. Take a listen to “Type III” featuring Rufus Wainwright below.

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