I’ll be baccck!! As I Lay Dying‘s vocalist Tim Lambesis teams up with Korn’s guitarist Shane Gibson and created their Arnold Schwarzenegger inspired side project Schwarzenator. Tim Lambesis compared Schwarzenegger to metal and states:
He’s the embodiment of everything that’s stereotypical in metal. He’s massive. He blows things up. He’s the guy who kills 22 people in the final scenes of his movies. [Metal] bands that are serious write lyrics about that. At first, I thought it’d be confusing to the audience, because death-metal bands are living their own action-movie fantasy, but apparently people saw it as lighthearted. [When I got started,] I wrote down just off the top of my head – I’m not kidding – eight albums’ worth of material.
Schwarzenator is not to be confused with the other Arnold Schwarzenegger inspired side project, Austrian Death Machine. Here’s another Austrian sample.