Slash is the latest big name to join Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age in his new silent movie. The new film is called Gutterdämmerung and is being billed as “the loudest silent movie on earth”.
It’s based on the classic silent movies of the 1920s, the ‘mostly silent’ story will be soundtracked by a revolving cast of musicians. Slash is the latest name to be added to this list which already includes Lemmy & Iggy Pop.
A press release for the film describes it as “epic, loud and dark fairy tale” as well as “part rock show, part immersive cinema experience”. Slash’s role has been described as a “phallic tool of eternal torment”.
Grace Jones, Justice, Tom Araya, Volbeat, Mark Lanegan and Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes will also feature in the film, plus German punk singer Nina Hagen.
The idea for the film came from Belgian-Swedish visual artist Björn Tagemose, with the script being co-written by Henry Rollins formerly of Black Flag.
The set-up for the film is being described as “a world where God has saved the world from sin by taking from mankind the Devil’s Grail of Sin… the Evil Guitar.” It will be out in cinemas by the end of 2015, as well as a tour with a live band and a live narrator that will follow in 2016.
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