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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.

Original Songs, Classic Tracks and New Remixes by Fan Favorite Bands
The Megas, The Protomen, Mega Ran, Arm Cannon, X-Hunters, Bit Brigade

MM25 Mega Man Rocks

Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Capcom, is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Mega Man® 25th Anniversary celebration album, MM25: Mega Man Rocks featuring Mega Man fan favorite bands, The Megas, The Protomen, Mega Ran, Arm Cannon, X-Hunters and Bit Brigade.

This unique compilation comprises of original music inspired by and/or featuring samples from Capcom’s long-running Mega Man series, including an exclusive new song by The Protomen, who debut their first new track in two years.

MM25: Mega Man Rocks will be available on October 29, 2013 for digital download from Sumthing.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital music sites.

MM25: Mega Man Rocks will feature tracks from each of the participating artists:

The Protomen
“Built To Last” (New Original Song)
“The Will Of One”
“Breaking Out”

The Megas
“The Quick and The Blue” (Quickman from Mega Man® 2)
“Promise of Redemption” (Bubbleman from Mega Man 2)
“Can’t Stop The Top” (Top Man from Mega Man 2)

X-Hunters
All new recordings featuring Mega Man samples
“MM9 Medley” (Plug Man, Wily Stage 2, Splash Woman, and Wily Machine 2)
“X-Hunters Stage” (X-Hunter Stages 1 + 2 (X2) and Gates Laboratory (X6))
“X vs Zero” (Zero’s theme from Mega Man® X2)

Mega Ran
“Wily” (Dr. Wily Stage from Mega Man® 2)
“Splash” (Splash Woman from Mega Man® 9)
“20XX” (Intro Stage from Mega Man® X) (New Song)

Bit Brigade
“Mega Man 2 – Dr. Wily Stage 1″ (Mega Man® 2)
“Mega Man 2 – Air Man Stage” (Mega Man 2)
“Full Outro” (Mega Man 2)

Arm Cannon
“Mangnet Mang” (Mega Man® 3)
“Hi, I’m Mark Spandrill” (Spark Man theme/Spark Mandrill theme from Mega Man 3/Mega Man X)
“Borrow Mega Nuke” (Boomer Kuwanger theme from Mega Man X)

For more information on Mega Man visit http://www.capcom-unity.com/mega_man.

Lords of Shadow and Mirror of Fate Original Score Albums
Available on CD and for Digital Download from October 29

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

 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, today announced that it has entered into a multiple-title licensing agreement with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., to release the original soundtracks from the critically acclaimed action-adventure video game series, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

Featuring the original musical score from the best-selling title in Castlevania franchise history, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition Soundtrack is scheduled for a physical release on October 29, 2013 to North American and European retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and simultaneously for digital download at iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital music sites. An extended version of the album, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Director’s Cut, includes twenty previously unreleased tracks which will be available exclusively from www.Sumthing.com.

The partnership announced today also includes the upcoming album release for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Original Soundtrack, available digitally on October 29 followed by a CD release in November, and the highly anticipated Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Original Soundtrack (Q1 2014).

Developed by Mercury Steam in association with Kojima Productions Studio, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (2010) is a dark and vivid new re-imagining of the Castlevania mythology. The epic original score, composed by Oscar Araujo and recorded with the 120-piece Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, received numerous accolades including 2011 ‘Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media’ from the International Film Music Critics Association.

For more information on the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, please visit: http://www.konami-castlevania.com.

Capcom Unity’s Brelston just released details on their two upcoming Mega Man 25th Anniversary albums!  While both albums are going to be awesome.. one is a Sumthing release, so we can give you our personally guarantee on that one!!  Brelston’s post reads as follows:

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For the past several months, I’ve worked closely with the fine folks at OverClocked ReMix and Sumthing Else Music Works to prepare not one, but TWO albums devoted to the iconic Blue Bomber. Next month, a team of talented remixers will present For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man, while six well-known live acts will contribute their songs to Sumthing Else’s MM25: Mega Man Rocks.

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First, I approached OverClocked Remix with an idea – what if we could make an album that celebrated the first games in each Mega Man series? That is, top-notch remixes (in multiple musical genres) for Mega Man, Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX and Mega Man Star Force? Naturally they more than rose to the challenge and have already begun crafting some expert-level tunes. If you’ve heard any of their tribute albums (or, say, the SFII HD Remix music) you know what to expect.

“We’re honored to again be collaborating with Capcom on another iconic franchise, paying tribute to over 25 years of Mega Man,” said OC ReMix founder and president David Lloyd, who will also contribute to the album alongside more than 20 musicians. “The music of Mega Man is as diverse as the many adventures the games take us on, providing the perfect soundtrack to a quarter century of robotic heroism and upgradeable projectile weapons. The OverClocked ReMix community is always excited to explore new interpretations and expressions of such amazing compositions, and we believe that For Everlasting Peace – our first commercial album – will offer fans something new while staying true to our goals of honoring great video game music and composers!”

Second, I worked with Sumthing Else to gather music from six hugely popular live acts in MM25: Mega Man Rocks. Headlining the album is “Built to Last,” a brand new song from The Protomen (teased during the PAX Prime concerts, ya know!); it is joined by new songs from Arm Cannon and X Hunters, as well as re-recorded hits from The Megas and Bit Brigade. Last but certainly not least, both The Protomen and Mega Ran have hand-picked some of their favorite classic jams to round out the whole package.

Both albums will launch this fall on various digital distribution sites (including iTunes).

As a massive proponent of video game music, I’m extremely proud to announce these projects and hope you all look forward to jammin’ out when they release. OC ReMix is run by some super cool, super talented folks and they’re gonna deliver an amazing album. Meanwhile, it’s great to finally work with these live acts in an official capacity, giving them a chance to introduce their biggest hits to new fans, while also allowing X-Hunters, Protomen and Arm Cannon to generate brand new material.

How you can you get involved? Welp, submit art before September 23 and you could be featured as the cover image for either album!

Be sure to sign up for the Sumthing.com mailing list to stay updated on the MM25 release.  Read the original post from Brelston on Capcom Unity right here.

Nile Rodgers’ Pioneering Video Game Soundtrack Label Partners with
Landmark Video Game Music Conference Launching in London on September 9

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, has partnered with Game Music Connect, the new conference created for fans of music in games, aspiring and professional composers of all backgrounds and those interested in learning about the art and science of creating today’s cutting edge video game soundtracks. Game Music Connect attendees will receive a free 17 track digital soundtrack sampler download code, featuring selections from Sumthing’s extensive catalogue www.sumthing.com, when they attend the inaugural event at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, London on September 9, 2013.

The debut Game Music Connect event features the composers of some of the best-loved multi-million selling video game franchises including Martin O’Donnell (Halo), Jason Graves (Tomb Raider), Jesper Kyd (Borderlands, Hitman), James Hannigan (Command & Conquer, Freelancer), Richard Jacques (Mass Effect) and Joris de Man (Killzone), as well as top audio directors from Bungie, Jagex, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment.

Programme: www.gamemusicconnect.com/sessions/.

Speakers: www.gamemusicconnect.com/speakers/.

Tickets: www.gamemusicconnect.com/registration/.

Game Music Connect is created by BAFTA award winner and five-time Original Music nominated composer James Hannigan and veteran game audio director, composer, sound designer and industry commentator John Broomhall, to celebrate and explore the music of video games together and the extraordinary talent behind it. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gamemusicconnect.com.

Eclectic Electronic Score Composed and Produced by Malcolm Kirby Jr.

Saints Row IV

Preview all tracks and purchase the soundtrack right here!

Sumthing Else Music Works proudly presents the Saints Row® IV – The Soundtrack featuring the original music score from Saints Row IV, the ball-busting next chapter in the Saints Row franchise developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver. Composed and produced by recording artist/musician Malcolm Kirby Jr. (Saints Row: The Third, Brooklyn’s Finest, Cop Out, Pimp My Ride, The Love Guru) the original soundtrack album is now available to pre-order from the Sumthing Else website, www.sumthing.com, iTunes and other retailers.

The soundtrack is set for worldwide release on August 27, but fans can pre-order and listen to samples on Sumthing.com at http://www.sumthing.com/p/saints-row-iv/, iTunes and other music retailers including Amazon.com.

As a bonus, Sumthing Else and Deep Silver are giving away five explosive tracks, including Malcolm Kirby Jr.’s “Saints Row IV Theme” and “Saints Row (Remix).” To download these free tracks, visit: http://www.sumthing.com/p/saints-row-iv/

Composer Malcolm Kirby Jr., “Saints Row IV is such an incredible game, when Volition laid out the vision for the score I got really excited. One of the coolest things about the score to Saints Row IV is the interactive, open-world music in virtual Steelport. We had a lot of fun prototyping which elements and styles felt best as you traverse the city and use various super powers, and how the textures and layers change depending on your neighborhood as well as altitude.”

As a prolific live musician Malcolm Kirby Jr. has performed and recorded with artists such as The Campbell Brothers, Fred Wesley, Lenny Castro, Kenny Wollesen, Tommy Campbell, The Respect Sextet, Steve Gadd, John Medeski, Terrence Howard, Will Bernard and many others. In addition to performing worldwide, Malcolm Kirby Jr. has composed music for the films “Cop Out”, “The Love Guru”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”, TV shows such as “CSI”, “Numb3rs”, “Pimp My Ride”, “Medium”, “Law and Order” and Saints Row: The Third video game.

Malcolm Kirby Jr. describes the different music styles heard in Saints Row: IV, “There is definitely a huge sci-fi / electro influence on the music but I also wanted to mix in elements from modern styles such as trap, hip hop, ambient, and dub. There is also so much original music in this game for the both the cinematics and missions, with themes ranging from modern stealth combat to retro 8-bit, to epic orchestral. It’s always an amazing experience working with Volition and I feel that we really created a unique signature sound that defines Saints Row IV, and the over the top insane world of virtual Steelport.”

Saints Row IV will launch on current-gen consoles and PC on August 20, 2013, in North America and August 23, 2013, in the rest of the world. To learn more about Saints Row IV, visit www.saintsrow.com.

Music from Company of Heroes 2, Tomb Raider, God of War III and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
to be Performed in Concert at Second Annual Music, Animation and Video Games Festival in Spain

PlayFest

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, is proud to announce its affiliation as official label partner for the second annual PlayFest – Music, Animation and Videogames Festival in Málaga, Spain from September 5-8, 2013. Playfest is a unique event dedicated to one of the fastest growing industries today that brings together leading artists, composers and companies to participate in master classes, conferences, screenings and concerts.

This year’s PlayFest concert will feature music from Sumthing’s catalog of award-winning original soundtracks including Company of Heroes 2, Tomb Raider, God of War III and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, presented at the historic Fuengirola castle. The award-winning composers behind the music, Cris Velasco (Company of Heroes 2, God of War III, Space Marine) and Jason Graves (Tomb Raider) will be in attendance.

A wide selection of Sumthing Else Music Works’ soundtrack catalog will be available at the festival as well as free digital download cards for attendees.

PlayFest is organized by Leitmotiv Music, with the cooperation of the City of Fuengirola and the Málaga Provincial Council.  For more information visit www.playfest.es.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on Twitter @SumthingDigital.

About Sumthing Else Music Works
Since its creation in the late 1990s by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world’s leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crystal Dynamics, Crytek, Deep Silver, Eidos-Montreal, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Konami, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and Square-Enix.

Sumthing’s catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Company of Heroes 2, Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Judgment, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Dragon’s Dogma, Jet Set Radio, Journey, Borderlands 2, Darksiders II, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Halo: Reach, Fable III, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Freedom Fighters and many others.

 

Metro: Last Light

 Preview all tracks and purchase the soundtrack right here!

Deep Silver and Sumthing Else Music Works today announced that the official soundtrack for Metro: Last Light is now available to pre-order from the Sumthing Else website, iTunes and other digital retailers. Composed by Aleksey Omelchuk, it features over sixty original tracks that capture and reflect the dark and haunting atmosphere of the critically acclaimed first person shooter.

The digital release also includes four bonus tracks performed by 4A Games’ in-house metal band ‘Aranrut’ that fans of the game may have unwittingly discovered by playing the cassette tape players hidden around the game world!

The soundtrack is set for worldwide release on September 3rd, but fans can pre-order and listen to samples on Sumthing.com at  http://www.sumthing.com/p/metro-last-light/ , iTunes and other music retailers including Amazon.com.

As a bonus, Sumthing Else and Deep are giving away five evocative tracks, including Artyom’s signature theme ‘Echoes of the Past’. To download these free tracks, visit Sumthing.com here: http://www.sumthing.com/p/metro-last-light/.

For more information about Metro: Last Light, visit http://www.enterthemetro.com.

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