Press release

Metal: Hellsinger Wins Best Audio at Golden Joystick Awards!

A Roaring Success!

Oslo, Norway – November 22, 2022 – In September this year, heavy metal rhythm shooter Metal: Hellsinger came thundering out of hell straight into players’ hearts. With a 97% overwhelmingly positive score on Steam and a strong critical reception, developer The Outsiders and publisher Funcom are equally proud and thankful to announce that Metal: Hellsinger has been awarded the Golden Joystick Award for Best Audio.  

This award comes hot on the heels of a nomination for Best Music and Score from The Game Awards, and the team at both The Outsiders and Funcom are extremely thankful for the support from the community. 

Music is the galloping heartbeat of Metal: Hellsinger. Slay demons to the beat of the music, shooting, dashing, and performing brutal takedowns. Do it successfully and the layered music becomes more intense, and you deal more damage. Everything in the world pulsates to the beat, wordlessly ushering you into the rhythm. 

On top of the score being composed by talented musician duo Two Feathers, legendary vocalists were asked to add their voices to the project. Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Tatiana Shmayluk (Jinjer), and more. One by one they joined, and together, their voices now echo through the eight Hells, setting players heads a-banging. 

Here is what Elvira and Nicklas of Two Feathers have to say about the win. “We are thrilled to be selected as the winners of this award. It has been a pure joy to be a part of creating this game with the incredible development team at The Outsiders, whose talents and hard work made a fun, unique game we know will stay loved by fans for years to come. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed their talent and skill to the soundtrack and audio experience, and thank you to everyone who voted for us to receive the Best Audio award!” 

The news is hugely encouraging to the team as they continue working on the game, with a free update coming to Metal: Hellsinger soon. 

Funcom is a developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Titles include ‘Conan Exiles‘, ‘Secret World Legends, ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online', 'The Park', and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit

The Outsiders is a Funcom studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, consisting of ~30 creative people and four dogs. The Outsiders creates original games at high quality – specializing in first person games with unique gameplay mechanics and AAA-visuals. The team consists of industry veterans from DICE, Avalanche, King, Rovio, Fatshark, Starbreeze, Arrowhead, Goodbye Kansas, Machine Games, Guerilla Games, and many others - a good mix of the best talent from the many fantastic game development schools in Sweden. “We love games and we love making them. We hope that you will enjoy playing our creations!”