(Los Angeles, CA) February 10, 2012— Composer Michael Wandmacher scores SCEA and Eat Sleep Play’s Twisted Metal for the PlayStation Network. Twisted Metal is the longest running franchise in PlayStation® history. Michael Wandmacher scores the eighth installment, creating an individual theme for each character. Twisted Metal is set to be released Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012. The soundtrack and score album will be available on Sony.
Twisted Metal combines ultimate destruction, dark humour, vehicles, and weapons that act as extensions of each character. The game follows four characters who participate in the Twisted Metal Tournament hosted by Calypso. The tournament results in one lone player, the survivor, to whom Calypso awards one wish- often money or power. However, this time Calypso has much more to offer. At the same time one player is trying to bring Calypso Industries down.
Composer Michael Wandmacher created individual themes for each character faction for Twisted Metal. Wandmacher stated, “The primary role of the music is to give each character their own sound to portray their individual struggle.” Wandmacher created Sweet Tooth the Clown’s theme and his ice cream truck’s theme using large amounts of dissonance combined with dark industrial sounds. Mr. Grimm, a modern day Josey Wales, has a biker rock theme with sad undertones imitating his need for redemption. Dollface has a distorted lullaby theme as if written by demons from hell mirroring her struggle with her physical imperfections. “For Calypso, the mastermind behind the tournament, I created an epic theme. I used gothic tones created by pipe organs, guitar, and strings,” Wandmacher stated.
Starting in commercial advertising, Michael Wandmacher quickly gained composing credits for works including film, television, and video games. His recent film credits include Bachelorette, Drive Angry, and Piranha. His other film credits include Never Back Down, My Bloody Valentine 3D and The Killing Floor. Wandmacher’s video game credits include Singularity, Over the Hedge and Madagascar. He has written and mixed music for two time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson for the film From Justin to Kelly. Michael Wandmacher recently recorded and produced the Extended Play single “Can You Hear Me?” featuring Sarai Gavity to also be released Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012.