Queen of the Damned: Music from the Motion Picture

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Queen of the Damned
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released March 1, 2002
Recorded 1998-2001
Length 57:71
Label Warner Music Group
Producer Richard Gibbs, Jonathan Davis
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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.[2] 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. Aaliyah, the late singer/actress who played the titular role, did not record any songs for Queen of the Damned like she did for her previous film Romeo Must Die. The alternative metal-styled song "What If", a track off her third and final album which was mostly recorded just off the film set, was influenced though not written specifically for the movie and did not make the cut.[citation needed]

In the film, the five songs are played by Lestat's heavy metal band, The Vampire Lestat, including "System", "Forsaken", " Not Meant For Me", "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.

Track Listing[edit]

Original Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
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 4:26
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" Jason C. Miller, Ullrich Hepperlin 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
11. "Headstrong" Earshot Earshot 4:54
12. "Body Crumbles" Dry Cell Dry Cell 3:07
13. "Excess" Tricky Tricky 4:43
14. "Beføre I'm Dead" Free Dominguez Kidneythieves 4:50
Total length: 54:04

Unreleased songs[edit]

Jonathan Davis Tracks[edit]

These tracks are found on the DVD:

  • System - 4:41
  • Slept So Long - 4:21
  • Redeemer - 3:39
  • Forsaken - 4:26
  • Not Meant For Me - 2:42

Other tracks[edit]

  • 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 that they'll be released.