God of War: Blood & Metal is a heavy metal/rock inspired soundtrack EP, released as a digital download for God of War III.
It features six major artists from RoadRunner Records, a rock/metal based music label owned by Warner Bros. It was released for purchase on March 2, 2010, and was included in the God of War III: Ultimate Edition released in North America on March 16, 2010. It was also included in the God of War III: Ultimate Editions released in Australia and Europe. Track 7, by the Turtlenecks, was released as a bonus download, with purchase of the Ultimate Edition only.
- Killswitch Engage - My Obsession
- Trivium - Shattering the Skies Above
- Dream Theater - Raw Dog (Instrumental)
- Taking Dawn - This is Madness
- Opeth - The Throat of Winter
- Mutiny Within - The End
- The Turtlenecks - Even Gods Cry
- "Raw Dog" is the last song officially recorded and released by Dream Theater with former drummer Mike Portnoy before quitting the band.
- In the other hand, "Shattering the Skies Above" is the first song officially recorded and released by Trivium with then-drummer Nick Augusto.
- The Lyrics of Taking Dawn's "This is Madness" make references to the movie "300". (which is a loose reference to Kratos as he was a Captain in the Spartan army)
- Kratos pose resembles his pose in the collection God of War Saga