This rock band’s lyrics actually consist of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie lines! Writing the perfect lyrics to a catchy single is extremely hard. That’s why major music companies hire experienced songwriters and lyricists in order to make sure their recording artists will bring them tons of money.
This particular band, however, has decided to take a different approach and just borrow iconic lines Arnold Schwarzenegger has said in various movies. Meet ArnoCorps – a formation of half a dozen men, who pride themselves as “action rock” performers and also “the greatest band of all time”. Some of their hit singles include Total Recall, Predator, Commando and Terminator – all of which consist of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie lines, of course. The band of six rose to fame back in 2001 and have been headliners several times over the past decade on gigs in the UK. According to their official website, ArnoCorps were described as 10/10 fantastic by BBC’s scale. Metal Hammer described them as the most fun band performing on live shows.
The band describes their musical style as “action-adventure hardcore rock ‘n’ roll”, but claims they are action heroes instead of assassins on the stage. The Austrian rockers perform with a single-minded attitude to everything, but state that their music teaches fans on good and positive things in life.
A few years ago they pulled a major financial stunt, which would have ended their career. Back in 2013 they set up a funding page on the popular crowdsourcing website Kickstarter and asked their fans to contribute to the budget needed for the recording and release of their next album. Somehow the musicians managed to raise more than $16,000 for their campaign and released a semi-album called “The Fantastic EP” with the help of producer Michael Rosen.
What can we say – everybody loves Arnold Schwarzenegger’s notorious movie lines!