Superstars Of Rock & Metal Tell Us What Their WrestleMania Entrance Song Would Be

  • Superstars Of Rock & Metal Tell Us What Their WrestleMania Entrance Song Would Be
    POSTED 1 Apr 2022

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    Motorhead playing The Game live for Triple H's WrestleMania 21 entrance. Credit: WWE YouTube

    On the eve of wrestling's biggest show of the year, WWE's 'stupendous' two-night extravaganza WrestleMania 38, the stars of rock and metal tell us what song they'd choose as their entrance music. 

    The physicality, the extremity, the theatricality, the obsessive audience, the pyrotechnics, the emotional investment and violent expressionism;  when you think about it, metal and pro-wrestling were made for each other.  So it should come as no surprise that the worlds have long been entwined. From the local indie scene to the big leagues of the USA, Europe and Japan, the influence of metal on pro-wrestling can be seen, heard and felt at pretty much every wrestling show. 

    At Maniacs, we like to have a bit of fun with our interview guests, and so in reverence to the deep connection between these two worlds, we asked some of the biggest stars in rock and metal what their personal wrestling entrance theme would be and these are the 'stupendous' results. 

    James 'Munky' Shaffer  (Guitarist, Korn)
    While talking to us about Korn's 14th studio album, Requiem the nu-metal guitar icon revealed he wouldn't have to look far for his choice for entrance music. 

    "Oh, God. I think people already whisper "are you ready?" when I walk into a restaurant. So I'm going to have to choose Blind."

    Dave Murray (Guitarist, Iron Maiden)
    Speaking to Maniacs on the day of release of their 17th studio album, Senjutsu, the metal guitar god choe a Jimi Hendrix classic to play him out and who else but a guitar icon should play a guitar icon to the ring?

    "That's a good one! Probably Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

    Paulo Gregoletto (Bassplayer, Trivium)
    When we spoke to Paulo Gregoletto about Trivium's 10th studio album the mighty, In The Court Of The Dragon, Paulo chose to pay his respects to Sepultura, while also revealing that there's an MMA fighter who uses Trivium's own In Waves as entrance music. 

    Probably 'Roots Bloody Roots' by Sepultura. It has such a good groove that would be perfect for an entrance song. Our assistant tour manager was an MMA fighter and he and Matt train together in jujitsu a lot on tour, he actually walked out to a few Bellator fights to our song 'In Waves', so that’s another good one, if I wanted to be egotistical about it, I know that 'In Waves' works!"

    Keith Buckley (Vocalist, Every Time I Die) 
    During a fascinating interview, we did with Keith prior to the release of what would turn out to be Every Time I Die's ninth and final studio album Radical. Keith, whose own now ex-bandmate Andy Williams works under the name The Butcher for AEW swerved us by going the hip-hop route for his choice of entrance music. 

    "Rare by NAS without a doubt, the best intro music for any athlete ever!"  

    Brann Dailor (Drummer/Vocalist, Mastodon) 
    Talking to Maniacs during the rollout of Mastodon's first-ever double album Hushed and Grim, Brann Dailor went disco on us, choosing the Bee Gees classic Stayin' Alive.

    It would have to be Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees! 

    Jacob Bannon (Vocalist, Converge
    Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon is a thoughtful man and so while talking to us to promote the release of Converge project Blood Moon: I he gave us a fittingly deep explanation of his connection to and love of wrestling and then choose an absolute metal classic as his entrance music. 

    "That's a really good question.  When I was a little kid, I was a huge wrestling fan until about, 1988, 1989. What I remember that got me hooked is I was seven or eight, it was 1983, and the first time I saw the Road Warriors come on television, and come out to Iron Man, I was blown away. It was the toughest, coolest thing, for a little adolescent boy. I was just blown away by the testosterone, by being in the presence of these mammoth people. So I'd have to just continue going down that direction, right? I'd use that song. Iron Man by Black Sabbath."

    Manuel Gagneux (Vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Zeal & Ardor) 
    The best pro wrestlers are 'five tools' performers, capable of doing everything the industry requires to be a star. As the multi-instrumentalist behind Zeal & Ardor, Manuel Gagneux has more than five tools at his disposal. Speaking to Maniacs upon the release of Zeal & Ardor's self-titled third full-length, he revealed his very well thought out choice for his WrestleMania entrance music. ENYA

    Instead of going for something pompous like the John Cena song, I think if you come in with confidence playing Enya, that would fuck up your opponent. So I’m going to go with that! I come in in a silk robe and I take my sweet ass time getting to the ring, just letting the sounds of Enya flow through the arena."

    Andrew Neufeld (Vocalist, Comeback Kid) 
    Much like Keith Buckley, Canadian hardcore punk veteran Andrew Neufeld has quite a few friends in the wrestling business, so it is perhaps not surprising that he had this question well-covered when we spoke to him about Comeback Kid's latest album the ripping Heavysteps. 

    "Oh shit, that’s a good question. I would say something by the Canadian thrash band Razor. Maybe Shotgun Justice, no, actually, Violence Condoned by Razor which a song about them not getting paid at a show, and they’re saying “violence is condoned, cough up the dough” it’s amazing." "Oh shit, that’s a good question. I would say something by the Canadian thrash band Razor. Maybe Shotgun Justice, no, actually, Violence Condoned by Razor which a song about them not getting paid at a show, and they’re saying “violence is condoned, cough up the dough” it’s amazing."

    Nikki Brumen (Vocalist, Blood Command) 
    Nikki Brumen isn't the type to shy away from making bold life choices so it shouldn't be surprising that the Mornington Peninsula raised, Melbourne based, singer for the Norwegian death pop outfit Blood Command went a little brash with her choice of entrance song, picking a 'Lil Kim classic.  The broadcasters are going to need to have to blast beat the bleep button for this one! 

    "That is such a fun question! I don’t know why this is the first thing that is popping into my head, but probably How Many Licks by ‘Lil Kim."

    Jack Bergin (Vocalist, Void Of Vision) 
    Back when Void Of Vision dropped VAMPYR we spoke to vocalist Jack Bergin about the track's serious themes and intent, but we also took a bit of a trip down the wrestling aisle, asking him for his choice of entrance theme and he did not disappoint with the answer, choosing an iconic metal banger. 
     

    "I’m going to say this because I saw it on an episode of The Office, Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne!" "

    Stevic MacKay (Guitarist, Twelve Foot Ninja) 
    Twelve Foot Ninja's Stevic MacKay is bit of a creative visionary who likes to incorporate obscure or unusual things into pretty much everything that he does. As we discovered when we spoke to him following the release of their long-awaited third full-length album Vengeance, that applies to his choice of entrance music as well. Don't ask, just press play and enjoy. 

    My Pal Foot Foot by The Shaggs and The Imperial Death March, Hip To Be Square, I’m Walkin’ On Sunshine and Fantomas from The Godfather

    Rick Schneider (Guitarist, Polaris) 
    Polaris Rich Schneider had a quick chat to us to hype up Knight And Day Festival and the guitarist gave us one of th simplest but most effective answers to our nonsensical question yet. Brilliant. 

    "Hey Mickey, but change the words to Hey Ricky!"

    Brendan Yates (Vocalist, Turnstile) 
    On the eve of Glow On’s release, we caught up with vocalist Brendan Yates to talk about the creative process that led to Glow On and how it is that Turnstile seems to always be ahead of the curve. We also asked him for his entrance song and he gave us a surefire winner of a David Bowie number. 

    Henry de Jong (drums) and Lewis de Jong (guitars, vocals) Alien Weaponry
    In the lead up to the release of their second full length, the sonically ruthless and impassioned Tangaroa, brothers Henry de Jong (drums) and Lewis de Jong (guitars, vocals) spoke to Maniacs about all things Alien WeaponryTangaroa and taking Māori history to the metal masses, one song at a time and of course, their choices for wrestling entrance theme! 

    Henry: I just had like Duality by Slipknot come into my head but at the same time, that's a really fucking depressing song. So I'm not going to go with that.  I could go with like the Devil In I, as far as a Slipknot song goes, you know? They're also one of my big inspirations" Lewis: "Walk with Me In Hell by Lamb of God."

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Motorhead playing The Game live for Triple H's WrestleMania 21 entrance. Credit: WWE YouTube

On the eve of wrestling's biggest show of the year, WWE's 'stupendous' two-night extravaganza WrestleMania 38, the stars of rock and metal tell us what song they'd choose as their entrance music. 

The physicality, the extremity, the theatricality, the obsessive audience, the pyrotechnics, the emotional investment and violent expressionism;  when you think about it, metal and pro-wrestling were made for each other.  So it should come as no surprise that the worlds have long been entwined. From the local indie scene to the big leagues of the USA, Europe and Japan, the influence of metal on pro-wrestling can be seen, heard and felt at pretty much every wrestling show. 

At Maniacs, we like to have a bit of fun with our interview guests, and so in reverence to the deep connection between these two worlds, we asked some of the biggest stars in rock and metal what their personal wrestling entrance theme would be and these are the 'stupendous' results. 

James 'Munky' Shaffer  (Guitarist, Korn)
While talking to us about Korn's 14th studio album, Requiem the nu-metal guitar icon revealed he wouldn't have to look far for his choice for entrance music. 

"Oh, God. I think people already whisper "are you ready?" when I walk into a restaurant. So I'm going to have to choose Blind."

Dave Murray (Guitarist, Iron Maiden)
Speaking to Maniacs on the day of release of their 17th studio album, Senjutsu, the metal guitar god choe a Jimi Hendrix classic to play him out and who else but a guitar icon should play a guitar icon to the ring?

"That's a good one! Probably Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

Paulo Gregoletto (Bassplayer, Trivium)
When we spoke to Paulo Gregoletto about Trivium's 10th studio album the mighty, In The Court Of The Dragon, Paulo chose to pay his respects to Sepultura, while also revealing that there's an MMA fighter who uses Trivium's own In Waves as entrance music. 

Probably 'Roots Bloody Roots' by Sepultura. It has such a good groove that would be perfect for an entrance song. Our assistant tour manager was an MMA fighter and he and Matt train together in jujitsu a lot on tour, he actually walked out to a few Bellator fights to our song 'In Waves', so that’s another good one, if I wanted to be egotistical about it, I know that 'In Waves' works!"

Keith Buckley (Vocalist, Every Time I Die) 
During a fascinating interview, we did with Keith prior to the release of what would turn out to be Every Time I Die's ninth and final studio album Radical. Keith, whose own now ex-bandmate Andy Williams works under the name The Butcher for AEW swerved us by going the hip-hop route for his choice of entrance music. 

"Rare by NAS without a doubt, the best intro music for any athlete ever!"  

Brann Dailor (Drummer/Vocalist, Mastodon) 
Talking to Maniacs during the rollout of Mastodon's first-ever double album Hushed and Grim, Brann Dailor went disco on us, choosing the Bee Gees classic Stayin' Alive.

It would have to be Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees! 

Jacob Bannon (Vocalist, Converge
Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon is a thoughtful man and so while talking to us to promote the release of Converge project Blood Moon: I he gave us a fittingly deep explanation of his connection to and love of wrestling and then choose an absolute metal classic as his entrance music. 

"That's a really good question.  When I was a little kid, I was a huge wrestling fan until about, 1988, 1989. What I remember that got me hooked is I was seven or eight, it was 1983, and the first time I saw the Road Warriors come on television, and come out to Iron Man, I was blown away. It was the toughest, coolest thing, for a little adolescent boy. I was just blown away by the testosterone, by being in the presence of these mammoth people. So I'd have to just continue going down that direction, right? I'd use that song. Iron Man by Black Sabbath."

Manuel Gagneux (Vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Zeal & Ardor) 
The best pro wrestlers are 'five tools' performers, capable of doing everything the industry requires to be a star. As the multi-instrumentalist behind Zeal & Ardor, Manuel Gagneux has more than five tools at his disposal. Speaking to Maniacs upon the release of Zeal & Ardor's self-titled third full-length, he revealed his very well thought out choice for his WrestleMania entrance music. ENYA

Instead of going for something pompous like the John Cena song, I think if you come in with confidence playing Enya, that would fuck up your opponent. So I’m going to go with that! I come in in a silk robe and I take my sweet ass time getting to the ring, just letting the sounds of Enya flow through the arena."

Andrew Neufeld (Vocalist, Comeback Kid) 
Much like Keith Buckley, Canadian hardcore punk veteran Andrew Neufeld has quite a few friends in the wrestling business, so it is perhaps not surprising that he had this question well-covered when we spoke to him about Comeback Kid's latest album the ripping Heavysteps. 

"Oh shit, that’s a good question. I would say something by the Canadian thrash band Razor. Maybe Shotgun Justice, no, actually, Violence Condoned by Razor which a song about them not getting paid at a show, and they’re saying “violence is condoned, cough up the dough” it’s amazing." "Oh shit, that’s a good question. I would say something by the Canadian thrash band Razor. Maybe Shotgun Justice, no, actually, Violence Condoned by Razor which a song about them not getting paid at a show, and they’re saying “violence is condoned, cough up the dough” it’s amazing."

Nikki Brumen (Vocalist, Blood Command) 
Nikki Brumen isn't the type to shy away from making bold life choices so it shouldn't be surprising that the Mornington Peninsula raised, Melbourne based, singer for the Norwegian death pop outfit Blood Command went a little brash with her choice of entrance song, picking a 'Lil Kim classic.  The broadcasters are going to need to have to blast beat the bleep button for this one! 

"That is such a fun question! I don’t know why this is the first thing that is popping into my head, but probably How Many Licks by ‘Lil Kim."

Jack Bergin (Vocalist, Void Of Vision) 
Back when Void Of Vision dropped VAMPYR we spoke to vocalist Jack Bergin about the track's serious themes and intent, but we also took a bit of a trip down the wrestling aisle, asking him for his choice of entrance theme and he did not disappoint with the answer, choosing an iconic metal banger. 
 

"I’m going to say this because I saw it on an episode of The Office, Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne!" "

Stevic MacKay (Guitarist, Twelve Foot Ninja) 
Twelve Foot Ninja's Stevic MacKay is bit of a creative visionary who likes to incorporate obscure or unusual things into pretty much everything that he does. As we discovered when we spoke to him following the release of their long-awaited third full-length album Vengeance, that applies to his choice of entrance music as well. Don't ask, just press play and enjoy. 

My Pal Foot Foot by The Shaggs and The Imperial Death March, Hip To Be Square, I’m Walkin’ On Sunshine and Fantomas from The Godfather

Rick Schneider (Guitarist, Polaris) 
Polaris Rich Schneider had a quick chat to us to hype up Knight And Day Festival and the guitarist gave us one of th simplest but most effective answers to our nonsensical question yet. Brilliant. 

"Hey Mickey, but change the words to Hey Ricky!"

Brendan Yates (Vocalist, Turnstile) 
On the eve of Glow On’s release, we caught up with vocalist Brendan Yates to talk about the creative process that led to Glow On and how it is that Turnstile seems to always be ahead of the curve. We also asked him for his entrance song and he gave us a surefire winner of a David Bowie number. 

Henry de Jong (drums) and Lewis de Jong (guitars, vocals) Alien Weaponry
In the lead up to the release of their second full length, the sonically ruthless and impassioned Tangaroa, brothers Henry de Jong (drums) and Lewis de Jong (guitars, vocals) spoke to Maniacs about all things Alien WeaponryTangaroa and taking Māori history to the metal masses, one song at a time and of course, their choices for wrestling entrance theme! 

Henry: I just had like Duality by Slipknot come into my head but at the same time, that's a really fucking depressing song. So I'm not going to go with that.  I could go with like the Devil In I, as far as a Slipknot song goes, you know? They're also one of my big inspirations" Lewis: "Walk with Me In Hell by Lamb of God."

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