MIKE PATTON Scores First Feature Film

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 24, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Mike Patton (Fantômas, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom, and the forthcoming Mondo Cane, amongst others) has just completed his first major motion film score for the film Crank 2: High Voltage, which will be released April 17.

While Patton has often dabbled in film—whether it was lending his voice to the creatures in I Am Legend, his score for the indie film noir short A Perfect Place, or Fantômas’ film scoring interpretation via The Director’s Cut—this marks his first proper film score.

Created during the latter half of 2008, Patton holed up in a Los Angeles studio and eliminated all other projects during the recording, a point worth noting as he is well known for being one of modern music’s most prolific artists.

Patton has also provided vocals to several videogames including Bionic Commando, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and The Darkness. He also lent his voice to Adult Swim's Metalocalypse (character name: Rikki Kix). Patton just wrapped up a trek across Australia with Fantômas as part of the Big Day Out festival. His upcoming schedule includes a performance with labelmates Zu (Mar. 19 @ Great American Music Hall in San Francisco), the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Apr. 17 with Rahzel (ex-Roots beatboxer), and the highly anticipated reunion tour with Faith No More in Europe this summer.   

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