In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, 3 Doors Down front man, Brad Arnold, went on record saying he enjoys playing Kingdom Death: Monster while on tour.
“It’s the first thing we pack before leaving for a tour. We make sure it’s on the bus or we don’t get on. When you are on the road as much as we are, you need something to take your mind off things and a fun activity to just pass the time. Kingdom Death provides a unique outlet for both of those things.”
Brad went on to talk about how he played a very early prototype of Kingdom Death: Monster years before it was released.
“We were hanging out with Poots in New York, this is shortly after our first record deal, and he shows us some weird sketches and starts talking about a few lonely lanterns against the darkness. One night, it was like 2AM I think, we just all started playing. At the time, only me Todd, and Matt were in the band, so, along with Adam, we each took control of a single Survivor. I still remember naming that first Survivor.”
Shockingly, Brad went on to say the song “When I’m Gone” is clearly a reference to Kingdom Death.
“When you love something like Kingdom Death, and trust me, the entire band loves this game, it is difficult not to pay tribute to it. This is just our little way of thanking Adam Poots for bringing Kingdom Death: Monster into the world.”