UK metallers Wargasm are soundtracking the return of NXT UK

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WWE has announced the official relaunch of its NXT UK brand – and it’s being soundtracked by fast-rising UK metallers Wargasm.

The new-look show, featuring the very best of the UK wrestling scene, will broadcast from a new, specially-built complex at the BT Studios in East London, and will feature Wargasm’s riotous track God Of War as its official theme.

“We came to our manager and said at the beginning of the year: ‘We want to do something with WWE,’” says Wargasm vocalist/bassist Milkie Way, speaking to Metal Hammer earlier today at an exclusive tour of the new studio. 

“I think the energy for a lot of metal gigs and wrestling events is the same,” adds guitarist Sam Matlock. “If you’re doing this kind of rock music, a little more groove based, it dips into nu metal and stuff like that... it’s built for walk-on music.” 

The duo, who made a big impact during the Download TV online event back in June, follow the likes of Slipknot, Code Orange, Creeper, Power Trip and Ghost in being involved with WWE’s NXT brands. 

In 2016, Metal Hammer awarded WWE legend and NXT Executive Producer Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque the Golden Gods Spirit Of Lemmy award at that year’s Download Festival. 

NXT UK returns to the WWE Network on September 17, and BT Sport on September 18. 

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.