Queen of the Damned (soundtrack)
|Queen of the Damned|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Released||March 1, 2002|
|Label||Warner Music Group|
|Producer||Richard Gibbs, Jonathan Davis|
Queen of the Damned: Music from the Motion Picture is the original motion picture soundtrack to the 2002 vampire horror film Queen of the Damned, which was released on March 1, 2002 through Warner Music Group. The soundtrack is entirely produced by Jonathan Davis of American nu metal band Korn and Richard Gibbs.
The original motion picture soundtrack to the film is Jonathan Davis's first musical output outside of Korn. Originally he was to perform vocals on the soundtrack, but due to contract limitations with Sony, he could not. So, he hired five singers from other bands, each that are good friends of his, to do the vocal work for his songs. Those five singers include Wayne Static of Static-X, David Draiman of Disturbed, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, and Jay Gordon of Orgy. Drums on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8 are performed by Vinnie Colaiuta, and Colaiuta and Terry Bozzio on track 8.
In the film, the four songs are played by Lestat's heavy metal band, including "System", "Forsaken", "Redeemer", and "Slept So Long". In addition to Jonathan Davis's songs, the soundtrack has many songs by other popular bands, such as Static-X, Disturbed and Deftones. "System" is notable for being the first song to feature Chester Bennington using profanity, though he did not write it, and was the only one until Linkin Park's hit single "Given Up", which appears on the band's third studio album Minutes to Midnight in May 2007, "Blackout" on their fourth studio album A Thousand Suns in September 2010, and "Keys to the Kingdom" on their sixth and latest studio album The Hunting Party in June 2014.
- Original Edition
|1.||"Not Meant for Me"||Jonathan Davis, Richard Gibbs||Wayne Static of Static-X**||4:09|
|2.||"Forsaken"||J. Davis, R. Gibbs||David Draiman of Disturbed**||3:37|
|3.||"System"||J. Davis, R. Gibbs||Chester Bennington of Linkin Park**||5:03|
|4.||"Change (In the House of Flies)"||Deftones||Deftones||5:01|
|5.||"Redeemer"||J. Davis, R. Gibbs||Marilyn Manson**||4:19|
|6.||"Dead Cell"||Papa Roach||Papa Roach||3:07|
|7.||"Penetrate"||Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham||Godhead||4:18|
|8.||"Slept So Long"||J. Davis, R. Gibbs||Jay Gordon of Orgy**||5:29|
|9.||"Down with the Sickness"||Dan Donegan, David Draiman, Mike Wengren||Disturbed||4:39|
|10.||"Cold"||Tony Campos, Ken Jay, Wayne Static||Static-X||3:00|
|12.||"Body Crumbles"||Free Dominguez||Dry Cell||3:07|
|13.||"Excess"||Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, Alanis Morissette||Tricky||4:43|
|14.||"Before I'm Dead"||Kidneythieves||Kidneythieves||4:50|
- ( ** ) Written by Jonathan Davis and Richard Gibbs
Jonathan Davis Tracks
These tracks are found on the DVD:
- System - 4:41
- Slept So Long - 4:21
- Redeemer - 3:39
- Forsaken - 3:35
- Careless (Akasha's Lament) - 3:39
This song was omitted from the soundtrack album, however Jonathan released it in mp3 form via Amazon.com & iTunes on November 16, 2007. It was played after a score album medley on the Alone I Play tour. Richard Gibbs has confirmed that there are two other tracks that Jonathan Davis wrote, but it's unlikely they'll be released.