ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Creates Soundtrack For 'Black Knight: Sword Of Rage' Pinball Machines

ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Creates Soundtrack For 'Black Knight: Sword Of Rage' Pinball Machines

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and DETHKLOK's Brendon Small have composed and performed the legacy sound package for the third game in Stern Pinball, Inc.'s Black Knight franchise, Black Knight: Sword Of Rage.

Says Ian: "Metal and pinball? Yes please. Soundtrack to this killer machine by me."

The iconic pinball character the Black Knight returns to entertain a new generation of pinball players with Black Knight: Sword Of Rage.

For the first time ever, players will explore, discover, and unlock the secrets of the Black Knight universe. Navigating through these dark, mysterious, and twisted realms, players will uncover foes, demons, riches, and secrets in their quest against the Black Knight. Black Knight: Sword Of Rage pinball machines will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

"There's nothing more iconic in the pinball universe than the Black Knight character," said Gary Stern, chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. "Created by game designer Steve 'The King' Ritchie, the Black Knight has always taunted and antagonized players to battle him and now, for the first time, players will be able to fight back."

Stern's Black Knight: Sword Of Rage Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art in homage to this pinball icon. Each game features a custom sculpted, interactive, and multi-functional Black Knight bash toy. This interactive Black Knight toy features a bi-directional motorized flail, a glowing RGB helmet with individually controllable expressive lighting to interact and taunt players with custom speech, and a sliding coil-driven shield that will bash and block your shots.

All models include the distinct "Magna-Save", a player-controlled magnet used to prevent a ball from draining, and timed resetting drop targets. In addition, Black Knight: Sword Of Rage features a custom speech by Ed Robertson of BARENAKED LADIES.

The Premium and Limited Edition models both feature a transparent upper playfield with a distinct 3-ball lock mechanism, giving players the ability to achieve a 6-ball multiball.

The Limited Edition — 600 units globally — includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass, anti-reflection pinball glass, shaker motor, exclusive custom art blades, a custom autographed bottom arch, a sequentially numbered plaque, and exclusive battle art custom themed cabinet artwork.

Complementing the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball's powerful SPIKE electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the high-definition video display. SPIKE reduces system complexity and energy usage resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing. The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.

Pricing and Availability:

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price:

MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.

Pro Model: U.S. $5,999
Premium Model: U.S. $7,599
Limited Edition Model: U.S. $8,999

Black Knight: Sword Of Rage pinball is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

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