“Metal and pinball? Yes please. Soundtrack to this killer machine by me.”
This was the Facebook post Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian proffered the world to announce he helped composed and perform the soundtrack for the third game in Stern Pinball, Inc.’s Black Knight franchise, Black Knight: Sword Of Rage.
The founding Anthrax member teamed up with Dethlok’s Brendon Small for the legacy sound package. Black Knight, which is now an iconic pinball character hero, returns for the new arcade game. The machine will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.
“There’s nothing more iconic in the pinball universe than the Black Knight character,” said Gary Stern, chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “Created by game designer Steve ‘The King’ Ritchie, the Black Knight has always taunted and antagonised players to battle him and now, for the first time, players will be able to fight back.”
Watch the Black Knight: Sword Of Rage trailer below
The game has made a few of our arcade soundscape dreams come through with this latest edition. Black Knight: Sword Of Rage also features a custom speech by none-other than Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies.
Want a machine for yourself so you can listen to sweet Scott Ian riffs and what’s sure to be Ed Robertson’s magnum opus? Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world are selling the Pro Model for US$5,999, the Premium Model for US$7,599 and the Limited Edition Model (with a run of 600 machines) for US$8,999.