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Borderlands 2 Volume 2

 

Featuring previously unreleased music by Jesper Kyd and Cris Velasco,
Soundtrack to be released digitally April 15

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to video game soundtracks, presents a Volume Two soundtrack featuring previously unreleased original music from the blockbuster Role-Playing-Shooter, Borderlands® 2. The Borderlands 2 Volume Two Original Soundtrack will be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com and other music sites on April 15.

Borderlands 2 Volume Two Original Soundtrack features the remaining original music scores composed by Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s Creed) and Cris Velasco (God of War), and several tracks from Raison Varner (Gearbox Software). The Borderlands 2 team of composers created a colorful and dynamic music score fusing multiple music styles for the game’s adrenaline-fuelled combat and diverse atmospheric environments. Music samples from Borderlands 2 Volume Two Original Soundtrack are available on SoundCloud and the album is now available to pre-order at Sumthing.com.

Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed four-player cooperative shooter-looter that combined intense first-person mayhem with role-playing gameplay. For more information visit www.borderlands2.com or Facebook.com/BorderlandsGame.

 Soundtrack CD and Sumthing.com Digital Album Available March 25

Infamous Second Son

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sony Computer Entertainment America will release the inFAMOUS Second Son Original Soundtrack as a CD album on March 25. Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, inFAMOUS Second Son™ is an action-adventure title available exclusively for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system. The inFAMOUS Second Son Original Soundtrack will be released to North American and European retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and for digital download from Sumthing.com.

Second Son is a brand new origin story in the inFAMOUS™ franchise featuring new leading superhuman Delsin Rowe. Set in the realistic Pacific Northwest city of Seattle, superhumans are now ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the tyrannical Department of Unified Protection. Having recently discovered his own superhuman abilities, Delsin is now capable of fighting back against the oppressive DUP. Enjoy the freedom to choose how you will push your awesome abilities to the limit, and witness the consequences of your actions as they affect the city and people around you.

Featuring 22 original pieces from the score, the inFAMOUS Second Son Original Soundtrack album showcases an exciting collaboration between veteran composers Marc Canham (Far Cry 2, Driver San Francisco), Nathan Johnson (Looper, Brick) and Brain (inFAMOUS™ 2, Tom Waits, Primus). The score echoes Delsin’s experiences finding and fighting his way through the forces that have besieged his city. A brilliant blend of chaotic guitars, musical sound design, and driving grooves, this innovative collection is inspired by both the plight of the game’s characters and its iconic setting.

inFAMOUS Second Son for the PlayStation® 4 will be available March 21, 2014 and is rated “T” for Teen with Blood, Drug Reference, Language, Sexual Themes and Violence. For more information about the ESRB, visit http://www.esrb.org. For more information about the title, visit http://us.playstation.com/ps4/games/infamous-second-son-ps4.html.

Original Score by Three-Time GRAMMY® Award Nominated Composer David Arkenstone

Starlight Inception OST

Sumthing Else Music Works releases David Arkenstone’s original music score from the space combat game for PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, Starlight Inception™. Created by indie game developer Escape Hatch Entertainment, Starlight Inception is a space combat experience with modern strategic elements. The sweeping orchestral soundtrack by composer David Arkenstone is now available for digital download at iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com, and other digital music sites.

In Starlight Inception players assume the role of a young space fighter pilot assigned to the star carrier USF Independence, deploying to hotspots throughout the Solar System during World War IV. Combining a unique blend of action with an involving storyline, Starlight Inception features ship-based combat both in space and on planets and moons, interplanetary exploration, and multiplayer dogfighting.

Starlight Inception is the latest addition to David Arkenstone’s video game scores, which include World of Warcraft’s groundbreaking expansion, Cataclysm. Music samples from the Starlight Inception soundtrack are available at Sumthing.com.

“I really enjoy the exploration feel of Starlight Inception and, of course, battle music is always fun to write!” enthuses David Arkenstone. “And I loved the different planet and moon musical opportunities. I strive to create music that enhances the experience and really puts the gamer ‘out there’.”

Celebrating the 25th year of his impressive recording career that includes more than 30 albums, 20 Billboard hits, film and television soundtracks and game scores, three-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone has established himself as one of the best contemporary instrumental musicians of our time. This visionary continues to create distinctive tracks that inspire the imagination. A musical storyteller, David is passionate about taking his listeners on a journey, creating sonic tapestries that evoke every emotion. “I envision a place where I would like to go, or an adventure I would like to take, and let my imagination run free,” says Arkenstone.

A spectacular live concert event, “David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure” is set to tour in 2014/15 and is currently a popular public television pledge drive special. The show features David’s epic new album, Lovéren, nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Vocal Album at the ZMR Awards. For more information on the composer visit www.davidarkenstone.com.

More information about Starlight Inception can be found at www.starlightinception.com.

Original Score to Next-Gen Reboot of Stealth Video Game Series
Available on CD and for Digital Download on February 25

Thief Director's Cut Soundtrack

Preview all tracks and purchase the soundtrack right here!

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents THIEF™ Director’s Cut Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the highly anticipated next generation action-stealth video game published by SQUARE ENIX and developed by Eidos-Montréal, the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION®. The THIEF Original Soundtrack is scheduled for a worldwide physical release on February 25, 2014 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and simultaneously for digital download at iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com, and other digital music sites.

Composer Luc St. Pierre‘s dark, ominous and atmospheric original score for THIEF draws on a variety of dramatic musical influences including classical orchestra recorded with the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague, as well as electroacoustic compositions and electronic soundscapes. Music samples are available at www.Sumthing.com.

Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into The City. With the Baron’s Watch spreading a rising tide of fear and oppression, a mysterious sickness grips the streets. Led by Orion, the voice of the people, the citizens rise in bloody revolution.

Garrett’s thieving skills are all he can trust as he walks the fine line between politics and the people, entangled in layers of conflict. With time running out, the Master Thief unravels a terrible secret from his dark past that ultimately threatens to tear his world apart.

THIEF is released for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on February 25, 2014 in North America and on February 28, 2014 in all other regions. For more information on THIEF visit www.thiefgame.com.

Oscar Araujo’s Epic Orchestral Score Recorded at Abbey Road
Available on CD and for Digital Download on February 25

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Preview all tracks and purchase the soundtrack right here!

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, under license from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., proudly presents Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Original Soundtrack. Featuring the highly anticipated epic original score composed by Oscar Araujo (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) and recorded at world famous Abbey Road Studios, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Original Soundtrack is scheduled for a physical release on February 25, 2014 to North American and European retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and simultaneously for digital download at iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital music sites. An extended version of the soundtrack, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Director’s Cut Soundtrack, includes twelve additional tracks which will be available exclusively from www.Sumthing.com.

In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the first in the Lords of Shadow series, the origin of Dracula and his legendary connection with the Belmonts was revealed. In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, players can expect thrilling new twists to the storyline and gameplay challenges. In this shocking conclusion to the Lords of Shadow saga, Dracula returns once again, weakened and yearning for release from his immortal bonds. Facing a new and powerful threat, the vampire lord must reacquire his old powers – and only his castle holds the key. However, the famed Belmont clan also seeks his ultimate destruction.

Developed by Mercury Steam in association with Kojima Productions Studio, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, which includes three titles, is a dark and vivid new re-imagining of the Castlevania mythology. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Windows PC in North America on February 25, 2014 and in Europe on February 28, 2014. For more information on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, please visit: www.konami-castlevania.com.

Official Soundtrack to Live Action Science-Fiction TV Series Based on the ‘Heavy Metal’ Comics – Available for Digital Download on February 25

Metal Hurlant Chronicles Cover

Sumthing Else Music Works will release Jesper Kyd‘s original music score from season one of METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES, the English-language science-fiction television series based on the popular comics anthology ‘Métal Hurlant,’ also known internationally as ‘Heavy Metal’ magazine. Scheduled for a digital release on February 25, the official television soundtrack composed by BAFTA award-winning and Billboard/MTV VMA nominated composer Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s CreedBorderlandsHitman) is now available for pre-order at Sumthing.com. The soundtrack will also be released on iTunes in North America and throughout Europe on February 25.

In the lineage of cult series such as The Twillight ZoneThe Outer Limits and Tales From The Crypt, METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES is the science fiction live-action adaptation of stories from the eponymous world-renowned magazine that gave birth in the United States to Heavy Metal. From 1960s cold war drama to distant future, fantasy to medieval, METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES spans a wide range of self-contained stories linked together by an asteroid, called the ‘Métal Hurlant’, which passes close to the planet where each episode’s story is taking place, thereby changing the outcome.

“I really enjoy working on multiple genres and Métal Hurlant provides a unique creative opportunity to score every episode with its own sound,” says Jesper Kyd. “Since each story takes place in a different time (future/past) and on different worlds, the music style is always different from episode to episode. The element that ties them together is the science-fiction/fantasy genre which is present in all the episodes.”

The first season of METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES (2012) stars Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis), Michael Jai White (Spawn), Darren Shahlavi (Arrow), Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty), and Kelly Brook (Smallville). The series is currently showing in 22 countries across Europe.

Danish composer Jesper Kyd started writing music for visual media in the European ‘demoscene‘. At 19 he became part owner of a video game company which later evolved into IO Interactive, the studio behind the Hitman series and Freedom Fighters. Renowned for creating unique scores with a diverse array of live instrumentation and manipulated sounds, Kyd’s soundtracks feature a mix of styles ranging from the iconic orchestral/electronic hybrid scores for the HITMAN series (BAFTA Original Music Award) and anthemic choral score for FREEDOM FIGHTERS, to his four evocative, brand defining scores for the history inspired ASSASSIN’S CREED series (ACII voted most popular theme music by fans in Ubisoft poll) and the post-apocalyptic themes of the BORDERLANDS series.

Kyd’s credits include the faded Americana acoustic score for Microsoft’s STATE OF DECAY, the fastest selling original game on Xbox Live Arcade, and the surreal fantasy score for the action-adventure DARKSIDERS II, created by comic book writer/artist Joe Madureira, which garnered numerous critic accolades including Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Most Played Best Songs of 2012,’ Machinima’s ‘Top 5 Songs of 2012,’ ‘Best Video Game Score of 2012′ and ‘Top 10 Best Video Game Scores Ever’ from Minnesota Public Radio.

His recent projects include the uplifting orchestral album ‘LEGACY’, the acclaimed follow-up to ‘ULTIMATUM’, recorded with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and nominated for ‘Best Album’ in the Trailer Music Awards 2013. Kyd is currently scoring several next generation video games as well as season two of METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES starring Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Terminator) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings), scheduled for broadcast across Europe in 2014. For more information on Jesper Kyd visit www.jesperkyd.com and Facebook.com/JesperKydFanPage.

Here at Sumthing, we love our Original Soundtracks – they’re the best, really – but they only represent a portion of the music the gaming community has to offer.  In our quest to provide our customers with the full palette of aural video gaming goodness, we knew we needed something… Sumthing ELSE.  So here it is!  Please take a gander below to see what the Sumthing ELSE section is serving up.  Happy shopping!

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This section is dedicated to the dedicated – artist and fan alike.  Chiptunes are songs created strictly through the 8-bit medium… and they’re awesome.  If you thought this art form died with the NES, you are sorely mistaken.  Artists are still pumping out brand-new jams, their quills steeped firmly in nostalgia.  You thought writing music was hard?  Well, these guys code it.   Check out what they’re capable of in the Chiptunes section.

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Video game composers are a ceaseless lot – the beat don’t stop when the games hit the shelves.  They’ve got so many trills and treble clefs spinning around in their heads, they’ve got music pouring out of their ears.  Luckily, Sumthing is there to catch that ish (gross.)  The Composer Collection is where you’ll find all the music from your favorite composers released outside of the games industry.  Browse the Composer Collection and check out what these guys are up to when the leash is off!

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Nothing (nothing!) gets you more pumped than a good game trailer – and nothing makes a good game trailer like the right song.  A song in the Trailer Music section may not be in the game itself, but after your months of anticipation – watching and re-watching that teaser – it’s forever synonymous.  Get at it.

TRIBUTE BANDS – Coming Soon!

The Sumthing team has been to many a game music show.  The talent on display at these events would blow you away – incredible musicians putting their spin on classic game themes.  Check out some of the finest acts on the scene in the Tribute Bands section.

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The Sumthing ELSE section is a work-in-progress, so please let us know if you see any glaring omissions!  And artists – if you think your music belongs in one of these niche-tastic genres, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at musicsubmission@sumthing.com !!

Music Composed and Produced by Oleksa Lozowchuk
Digital Album November 19, 2 CD Album November 26

Dead Rising 3

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the Dead Rising® 3 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from Capcom’s new generation open-world zombie action video game available exclusively on Xbox One. The Dead Rising® series is one of the most popular zombie game franchises, with more than 5.4 million units sold worldwide to date. The Dead Rising 3 Original Soundtrack will be available digitally at iTunes, Amazon.com and other music sites on November 19, 2013. An expanded 99-track version of the album will be available exclusively at Sumthing.com. As a bonus, Sumthing Else and Capcom are giving away 10 tracks. To download these free tracks, visit Sumthing.com. A two disc physical edition of the album will be released on November 26, 2013.

The Dead Rising 3 Original Soundtrack features two and a half hours of original score composed and produced by Oleksa Lozowchuk (Dead Rising® 2, Dead Rising® 2: Off The Record, Dead Rising® 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising® 2: Case West) including additional music by various artists such as Traz Damji, Sascha Dikiciyan, Brian Reitzell, Celldweller, Jeremy Soule and Julian Soule, Ashtar Command, and Dave Genn.

Dead Rising® 3‘s soundtrack mashes up classic horror, dirty synths and the ’80s,” said Oleksa Lozowchuk, Dead Rising 3 Composer and Soundtrack Producer. “Blend in a dose of craziness from the city of Los Perdidos to contrast the visceral pulse of survival horror, and you end up right at home, in the world of Dead Rising.”

Available exclusively for Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 is the third installment in the celebrated franchise and introduces a blockbuster open-world action game that will define a new generation of zombie-slaying mayhem. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, Dead Rising 3 delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you fight for survival in a massive open world teeming with thousands of undead.

Set 10 years after the events of Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 3 takes place in the vast city of Los Perdidos amid a nationwide zombie outbreak that’s on the brink of decimating mankind. The story follows Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past who must find a way to escape a city full of thousands of bloodthirsty zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city and everyone in it off the map. But Nick can’t do it alone – he must join up with other survivors to stay alive and fight their way out before it’s too late. With an immersive open-world experience, intense action, and unmatched level of weapon and character customization, a new generation of zombie-slaying fun has arrived with Dead Rising 3.

For more information on Dead Rising 3, visit www.xbox.com/deadrising3.

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep,” “Mister Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage,” and “Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty” Original Soundtracks Available November 19

Borderlands 2 DLC

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, presents the original music scores from the Role-Playing-Shooter Borderlands® 2 add-on games, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mister Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. The Borderlands 2 DLC soundtracks will be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com and other music sites on November 19.

The Borderlands 2 DLC soundtracks feature original music composed by Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s Creed), Kevin Riepl (Gears of War) and Raison Varner (Gearbox Software). The Borderlands 2 team of composers created a colorful and dynamic music score fusing multiple music styles for Borderlands 2‘s adrenaline-fuelled combat and diverse atmospheric environments. Music samples are available on Sumthing.com.

Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed four-player cooperative shooter-looter that combined intense first-person mayhem with role-playing gameplay. For more information visit www.borderlands2.com.

ZOMBIE SQUASH

Sumthing Else Music Works presents ZOMBIE SQUASH Original Soundtrack featuring the heavy metal instrumental score from ACW Games’ tongue-in-cheek mobile game for iOS and Android. The original soundtrack is written, performed and produced by Billboard-charting heavy metal musician and producer Roy Z (Tribe of Gypsies, Judas Priest), and features the voice of George A. Romero, the iconic director of Night of the Living Dead, universally recognized as the Godfather of zombies. ZOMBIE SQUASH Original Soundtrack will be available for digital download at Sumthing.com on October 29.

Best known for his production work with metal artists such as Judas Priest, Sepultura and Sebastian Bach, Roy Z’s credits include Priest’s album ‘Angel of Retribution’ which debuted at #13 on the U.S. Billboard chart. The ZOMBIE SQUASH soundtrack features Roy Z’s signature shred guitars, bass and keys, while fellow bandmate Dave Moreno (Tribe of Gypsies) provides the bombastic drums. The album is mastered by Andy Horn (Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach).

ZOMBIE SQUASH is a world where plants and vegetables like turban squash and pumpkins turn into zombie squash spawned from the evil experiments of Dr. B. E. Vil (George A. Romero), owner of a controversial bio-chemical, genetics company Monsterno Corporation. ZOMBIE SQUASH is a tower defense style game where you play as Jack Stompingtail, a fearless rabbit who fires carrots, zucchini and other garden ammo at the zombie squash onslaught! The player has to try and stop the zombie squash from taking over the world.

A fun-for-all ages action game, ZOMBIE SQUASH is available from iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon.com. HD tablet versions of ZOMBIE SQUASH are also available for the iPad and Kindle Fire. An expanded version of the game featuring more music, more Zombie Squash and more levels will also be available for purchase on October 29. For more information visit www.zombiesquash.com.

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