Originally released in 1994: Techno Syndrome has gone on to live up to its name -- infecting generations who've come to regard it the theme of Mortal Kombat. Many first heard it during the 1995 feature film and now the latest theatrical reboot meets expectant demand with a new 2021 cover version. Listen to the new strain:
Techno Syndrome was originally released as part of Mortal Kombat: The Album: a 1994 concept recording by Oliver Adams and Maurice Engelen as "The Immortals". The Belgian duo created themes for each of the main characters in the original Mortal Kombat, with two tracks dedicated to the general sensation of the video game.
Known as the "Theme to Mortal Kombat" once included in the major motion picture adaptation, the infectious dance track became part of a phenomenon that intertwined with home ports of the video game, and the memetic cry heard in the Mortal Monday advertising campaign. Fan sleuthing recently uncovered the identity of the voice behind the iconic shout.
The rallying bellow returns in the newest version of the song, an embellished modern EDM cover by Benjamin Wallfisch. Listen to the full track embeded above, and hear an orchestral version in the official red band trailer.
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Mortal Kombat is now showing in some territories, with a wide release in theatres, IMAX, and streaming to HBO Max in the United States for 31 days after premiering April 23rd. Share your thoughts about the movie soundtrack in the comments below and find more sights and sounds in the Media & Merchandise forum.