HUGESOUND PRESENTS ‘THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music By Chance Thomas
The ‘Other’ Lord of the Rings Composer

(June 19th, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – HUGEsound Records will release THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINETM 10th Anniversary Commemorative original video game soundtrack through all major digital music outlets worldwide on June 23rd.  The album features the game’s original score by Chance Thomas, an avid lifelong fan of The Lord of the Rings. This 26-song double album features Thomas’ very best work over the past 10 years – music so emotionally nuanced it’s as if it sprang forth from the pages of LotR itself. Continue reading “HUGESOUND PRESENTS ‘THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SOUNDTRACK”

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VARÈSE SARABANDE TO RELEASE ‘REVELATION’ – ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music Composed By Neal Acree

“Acree’s Asian-themed score for Revelation may be the best thing he has ever written.” – Movie Music UK

(April 26, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande will release the REVELATION – Original Game Soundtrack digitally on April 29 and on CD May 27, 2016. The game features original music by Neal Acree (WORLD OF WARCRAFT, OVERWATCH). The score earned the Global Music Award (Game Music and Original Score), the Scorecast Genius Choice Vote Award, and earned nominations for a Game Audio Network Guild Award as “Best Instrumental” by the International Film Music Critics Awards for “Best Score: Video Game.” Continue reading “VARÈSE SARABANDE TO RELEASE ‘REVELATION’ – ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK”

LAKESHORE PRESENTS ‘BEYOND: TWO SOULS’ – ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music By Lorne Balfe

(April 4, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release BEYOND: TWO SOULS – Original Video Game Soundtrack digitally on April 22, 2016 and on CD May 6, 2016. The album features the original score by Lorne Balfe (TERMINATOR GENISYS, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, ASSASSIN’S CREED III). Continue reading “LAKESHORE PRESENTS ‘BEYOND: TWO SOULS’ – ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK”

CLIFF MARTINEZ ON THE ‘FAR CRY 4’ ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK


November 4, 2014 – Ubisoft® has partnered with film composer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Cliff Martinez to compose the original game soundtrack for its upcoming open-world, first-person shooter Far Cry 4, the much-anticipated sequel to the #1 rated shooter of 2012.* Cliff has a background in music as a former member of the award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and has composed scores for films including “Traffic,” “Drive” and “Spring Breakers.” Continue reading “CLIFF MARTINEZ ON THE ‘FAR CRY 4’ ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK”

MICHAEL JOHN MOLLO SCORES THE REBOOT OF ‘STRIDER’ GAME SERIES


(February 24, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Michael John Mollo composed the original music for the Capcom release of STRIDER®. STRIDER® was developed by Double Helix and is available now as a $14.99 digital download title on PSN (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3), Xbox Live (Xbox One, Xbox 360) and PC (Steam).

“The approach to the music for STRIDER was to take the style and intensity of the original games from the late 80s, and breathe new life into the arrangements,” said Mollo. “I chose to feature old school synths and textures juxtaposed against modern sounds to both pay homage to the past but also move the sound of STRIDER into the 21st century.”

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PLAYFEST MOVES TO MÁLAGA, SPAIN, AND ANNOUNCES LINE UP


Unique Video Game and Animation Music Festival Announces Line-up
Featuring Music From Star Trek Video Games, and Composers Kevin Kiner, Jason Graves, Oscar Araujo, Cris Velasco, and Lorne Balfe

(July 25, 2013—Úbeda, Spain) –  The second annual PlayFest — Music, Animation and Videogames Festival, moves to Fuengirola in Málaga, Spain from September 5-8, 2013.  Playfest is a unique event dedicated to one of the fastest growing industries today that will bring together leading artists, composers and companies to participate in master classes, conferences, screenings and concerts.

This year’s concert will spotlight music from Star Trek Video Games (presented by BuySoundtrax Records) and conducted by Kevin Kiner (Star Trek: Borg), the works of composers Jason Graves (Dead Space, Tomb Raider) Oscar Araujo(Castlevania)and Cris Velasco (God of War, Mass Effect 3).  The headliner of the concert will be a special presentation of the music Lorne Balfe (Assassin’s Creed 3, Beyond: Two Souls), which he will conduct — portions of which will be selected by you – the fans!  The concert will be presented at the Fuengirola castle – a magical place for art and music to merge.

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AUSTIN WINTORY WINS “BEST ORIGINAL SCORE” FOR ‘JOURNEY’ AT SPIKE VIDEO GAME AWARDS


(West Hollywood, CA) December 10, 2012—2013 Grammy-nominated Composer Austin Wintory won “Best Original Score” for Journey at the Spike Video Game Awards hosted by Samuel L. Jackson on Friday December 7, 2012. Wintory was also nominated for “Best Song.” In addition to “Best Original Score”, Journey won “Best Independent Video Game” and “Best PS3 Video Game.” Wintory’s win at the Video Game Awards comes on the heels of his recent Grammy nomination: Austin Wintory is the first composer in history to be Grammy-nominated for a video game score (Journey) for “Best Score Soundtrack – Visual Media” since video games became eligible for the award in 1999. The … Continue reading AUSTIN WINTORY WINS “BEST ORIGINAL SCORE” FOR ‘JOURNEY’ AT SPIKE VIDEO GAME AWARDS

GERARD MARINO SCORES ‘THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN’ GAME


Marino Receives HMMA Nomination for Best Video Game Score for Spider-Man (West Hollywood, CA) June 19, 2012— Award winning video game composer Gerard Marino scores Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man for PlayStation, Wii, Nintendo, and Xbox available June 26, 2012. Marino has just received an HMMA Award Nomination for Best Video Game Score for Spider-Man. The HMMA Awards ceremony will be held in November in Hollywood, CA. Marino is best known for composing PlayStation’s God of War series. His theme from God of War debuted at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is played around the world. His recent credits include Spider-Man: Edge of Time and DC Universe Online. The Amazing Spider-Man video … Continue reading GERARD MARINO SCORES ‘THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN’ GAME

MICHAEL WANDMACHER SCORES ‘TWISTED METAL’


(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, … Continue reading MICHAEL WANDMACHER SCORES ‘TWISTED METAL’

DANIEL LICHT’S LATEST MUSICAL NIGHTMARE


KONAMI’S SILENT HILL: DOWNPOUR Available March 13, 2012 | Score Album Available on Milan Records March 13, 2012  (Los Angeles, CA) February 2, 2012— Award winning composer Daniel Licht scores Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.’s Silent Hill: Downpour. The highly anticipated game will be released on March 13, 2012 for Playstation Network and Xbox 360. Downpour will bring a completely original storyline and an all-new haunting soundtrack to the video game series. The soundtrack is available March 13, 2012 on Milan Records, featuring the game’s theme “Silent Hill” by Jonathan Davis, front-man of nu metal band Korn and score by Daniel Licht. Licht is best known … Continue reading DANIEL LICHT’S LATEST MUSICAL NIGHTMARE

KOTAKU’S BEST GAME MUSIC OF 2011: ‘LITTLEBIGPLANET 2’


Kotaku, the wildly popular game site, named the LittleBigPlanet 2 game itself as having one of the best video game soundtracks of the year. LittleBigPlanet 2 music was composed by Winifred Phillips, whose other projects include: * LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony Computer Entertainment) –  “Soundtrack is simply wonderful.”  PlayStation Universe* God of War (SCEA) –  “Captivating soundtrack.”  Digital Pro Sound* Speed Racer (Warner Bros. Games) – “Vibrant score.  Mindblowing.”  Tracksounds* The Da Vinci Code (2K Games) –  “Ethereal.  Score: 9 out of 10.”  BBC News* Legend of the Guardians (Warner Bros) –  “Epic and intimate at the same time.”  ScoreNotes* The … Continue reading KOTAKU’S BEST GAME MUSIC OF 2011: ‘LITTLEBIGPLANET 2’

JAMES HANNIGAN AT GAMECITY 2010


One-of-a-kind Music and Gaming Event celebrates composer James Hannigan; Live Concert Performances by The Pinewood Singers and Soprano Tamara Zivadinovic LONDON, England, October 21st, 2010 – British Academy award-winner James Hannigan, renowned for his original music scores featured in video game franchises such as Command and Conquer, Evil Genius, Harry Potter, Republic, The Lord of the Rings, Freelancer as well as contributing to the BBC sci-fi drama television series Primeval, will take part in an evening retrospective of his music for video games during GameCity 2010, the UK’s leading independent video game festival held in Nottingham from 26th-30th October. Presented … Continue reading JAMES HANNIGAN AT GAMECITY 2010

OLIVIER DERIVIERE LAUNCHES AMEO PRODUCTIONS


Award-winning composer Olivier Deriviere launches new music production company with offices in San Francisco, Boston and Paris San Francisco, CA, June 28th, 2010 – AMEO Productions, founded by brother and sister team award-winning composer Olivier Deriviere (Alone In The Dark, Obscure: The Aftermath), whose innovative soundtracks have been recognized by Billboard, G4TV and The New York Times, and project manager Marion Deriviere, is a new music composition and production company specializing in authentic original scores for video games. To ensure a truly immersive and enhanced gaming experience, AMEO creates dynamic, narrative-driven music with a unique identity and emotion adapted for … Continue reading OLIVIER DERIVIERE LAUNCHES AMEO PRODUCTIONS