Metallica’s ‘Now That We’re Dead’ song from their tenth studio album ‘Hardwired…to Self-Destruct’ released in 2017 was used as The Undertaker’s entrance theme in Wrestlemania 36.
As a result of Covid-19 mass gatherings have been banned and as a result, WWE’s biggest annual event was forced to move to a smaller and empty performance centre, however The Undertaker’s match was filmed on a more cinematic approach being filmed in a spooky looking farmhouse.
Metallica seemed happy about it as they posted the video on their twitter page
— Metallica (@Metallica) April 5, 2020
It’s not the first time The Undertaker has used well known rock bands songs as his entrance music. He’s also had Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)” and Kid Rock’s “American Bad Ass” WWE has had numerous rock bands songs as their wrestlers entrance music including the song ‘The Game’ performed by Motorhead.
‘The Game’ is written by Jim Johnston, the WWE in-house producer of many entrance music themes. The song recorded by Motorhead and released as a bonus track on their album Hammered and became the entrance for WWE superstar Triple H. Triple H is a big fan of Motorhead and he spoke more about the genesis of his most distinctive walk-on music in a 2011 interview with MTV Newsroom. “Years ago I was making a transition to becoming this bad guy (known in wrestling as the ‘heel’ character), and they wanted me to change my music,” he said. “We had our music guy Jim Johnston working on it, and it wasn’t the sound I wanted. I kept saying, ‘I want it more raw, more gritty,’ and I kept saying, ‘Think Motörhead, think Motörhead.’ So finally Jim was like, ‘Why don’t we just get Motörhead to do it?’ They were into it, and they did the song for me, and they came to one of the shows, and Lem and I just hit it off. They’ve played me to the ring a few times.”