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
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
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
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
(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.”
Continue reading MICHAEL JOHN MOLLO SCORES THE REBOOT OF ‘STRIDER’ GAME SERIES
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.
Continue reading PLAYFEST MOVES TO MÁLAGA, SPAIN, AND ANNOUNCES LINE UP
(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 young composer is nominated alongside Academy Award-winning composers John Williams (The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn), Ludovic Bource (The Artist), Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Rises), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and Howard Shore (Hugo). The Journey score album debuted this past April on the Billboard Charts higher than any previous videogame score in history, and was the #1 soundtrack on iTunes all over the world. Austin Wintory will be conducting the Journey score live at the Long Center in Austin, Texas at 7:30 PM on January 5, 2013 as part of Video Games Live. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will air February 10, 2013 at 8/7c on CBS.
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 game is a continuation of Columbia’s film, following Peter Parker as he fights Dr. Otto Octavius’s army of robots in Manhattan. Using real-time navigational and combat choices, players fight crime using free-roaming and web-slinging gameplay. Gerard Marino stated, “I created three original themes surrounding the major personalities in the game. I created chaotic environments using metallic and electronic sounds with guitar, drums, and strings. Creating a repeating rock ‘n’ roll rhythm using traditional orchestral instruments, including harp and cello, I gave Spider-Man a very distinct sound. For pinnacle points of battle between Spider-Man and the robots, I reserved the use of choir voices.”
Gerard Marino is a celebrated video game composer. He has received numerous accolades for his work on God of War including the Interactive Game Award for Best Score and the Game Audio Network Guild’s “Music of the Year” Award. Marino’s orchestral suite for his theme from God of War debuted at the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. This theme continues to be performed on over five continents, including two sold out performances by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Gerard Marino’s other credits include contributing music to video games Fantastic 4 and The Punisher and orchestrating EA’s Medal of Honor: Rising Sun. Marino has also composed for film and television, including commercials for State Farm, the NBC 2006 Winter Olympics, and additional music for the award winning CW series Supernatural. His film credits include Amber Lake and El Padrino. In addition, Marino has scored film trailers for such notable works as I Am Legend and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.