Theory of a Deadman takes on the Chairman's theme
Every important man in WWE needs an entrance theme that makes an impact, and Mr. McMahon is no exception. Theory of a Deadman took on the large task of recording a cover of the Chairman's theme song, "No Chance in Hell," which is available on WWE: The Music, Vol. 8. The album will be released on March 25.
"We were a little nervous about it to tell you the truth," said the band's singer and guitarist, Tyler Connolly, of covering Mr. McMahon's theme song. "We went in and we put our Theory of a Deadman little twist on it and wanted to make it heavy and be really upbeat and rocking."
This isn't the band's first time recording tunes for WWE. The Canada-based band's song "Deadly Game" was the official theme of No Way Out 2006 and was featured on WWE's Wreckless Intent album.
"We had such a fun time. The song turned out so well. We were so excited to be a part of such a huge thing. We had never been a part of WWE before and it just opens up a whole huge demographic of people to us," Connolly said.
"For us this song was a lot bigger, a lot more of an important song. Nothing against ‘Deadly Game.' It was great, but just because this was for Vince McMahon, we felt we really had to make sure it turned out the way we wanted it to, and at the same time make sure the people at WWE really loved the song, so it was fun."
For our fans who can't get enough of Theory of a Deadman, be on the lookout for the band's third studio album, Scars & Souvenirs, which will be released on Roadrunner Records on April 1.
"Our first single, ‘So Happy,' is just going to radio. It actually just broke top 10 this week," Connolly said. "We're really excited. We're kind of just rehearsing at home with the band and getting ready to go out on the road. We'll be on the road in April in support of it."
Along with bassist Dean Back and guitarist David Brenner, Connolly said the group has been WWE fans since childhood and tunes in to WWE programming as often as they can.
"It's cool to be a part of something that really is just history now, and something that I had from my childhood," Connolly said.
"I'd like to say thanks to the fans for the support. Hopefully they like the song and it'd be really cool if we could maybe play for them all one day."