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Eclectic Electronic Score Composed and Produced by Malcolm Kirby Jr.

Saints Row IV

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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

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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.

Survival Horror Score Now Available As Digital Download Double Album

Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Capcom, today announced that the official soundtrack for Resident Evil® 6 is now available for digital download from Amazon.com, iTunes, Sumthing.com and other digital music sites. The Resident Evil® 6 Original Soundtrack features over two and a half hours of original music from Capcom’s latest entry in the ground-breaking survival horror video game series which has sold over 50 million units worldwide.

The original music score for Resident Evil 6 was created by an experienced team of composers including Thomas Parisch and Laurent Ziliani, Daniel Lindholm, Sebastian Schwartz, as well as Capcom veterans Kota Suzuki (Resident Evil® 5, Devil May Cry® 4), Akihiko Narita (Resident Evil 5, Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet®: Extreme Condition) and Akiyuki Morimoto (Monster Hunter™ 3, Lost Planet® 2). The score was recorded with the Sydney Scoring Orchestra at Trackdown Studios in Australia. Music samples are available at Sumthing.com.

RE6 COVER

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“Composing the main theme of Resident Evil 6 was a great honor for us, having been fans of the series for years,” said composers Thomas Parisch and Laurent Zilani, who also orchestrated and supervised the orchestral score recording sessions for Resident Evil 6. “However, it was a challenge maintaining the franchise’s tradition while creating something new for this latest release. Also, it was important to keep the music cohesive since it had to address very diverse dramatic situations throughout the gameplay. To keep that overall integrity, repeated thematic ideas were essential, and recording with a 90-piece orchestra brought key moments of the score to another level.”

Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 features fan favorites Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield who are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a new horror, the highly virulent C-virus as the narrative moves between North America, the war-torn Eastern European state of Edonia and the Chinese city of Lanshiang. Joining this cast is presidential aide Derek Simmons, who vows to track down Leon for his involvement in the President’s death and femme fatale Ada Wong.

With three distinct yet interwoven story threads, each with their own pair of protagonists for either solo or co-op play both offline and online, Resident Evil 6 delivers several different perspectives and gameplay styles, and with the introduction of the innovative Crossover mechanic, players are able to team up and share the horror. At key moments during the game, up to four players can join together online to tackle a specific situation with some stages seeing the usual partnerships swapped to further increase the depth of gameplay.

For more information on Resident Evil 6, visit www.capcom-unity.com.

Original Soundtrack Album Available on CD and Digital Download on June 25

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, today announced the upcoming release of the original music soundtrack from Company of Heroes™ 2, the sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all time*. The Company of Heroes 2 Original Soundtrack is scheduled for a worldwide physical release on June 25, 2013 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and simultaneously for digital download at www.sumthing.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes and other digital music sites.

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The Company of Heroes 2 Original Soundtrack features the original score composed by Cris Velasco, one of the most prolific composers in the medium, best known for his music featured in the Borderlands, God of War and Mass Effect franchises. Recorded with the Capellen Orchestra and Choir, featuring world-class orchestra musicians and choir from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, the original score for Company of Heroes 2 majestically captures the solemn heroism and human tragedy of the Eastern Front conflict during World War II.

Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled to be released for PC on June 25, 2013. For more information visit www.companyofheroes.com.

Blackwell, Primordia and The Shivah Soundtracks Available on Sumthing.com

New York (May 14, 2013) – Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, today announced that it has entered into a multiple-title licensing agreement with indie video game developer and publisher Wadjet Eye Games. Under the terms of the agreement Sumthing Else Music Works will license Wadjet Eye Games’ catalog for digital release on www.sumthing.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes, and other digital music services.

The deal announced today with Wadjet Eye Games includes the following titles:

The Blackwell Convergence Original Soundtrack
Music Composed by Thomas Regin

The Blackwell Deception Original Soundtrack
Music Composed by Thomas Regin

The Blackwell Legacy Original Soundtrack
Music Composed by Peter Gresser

Blackwell Unbound Original Soundtrack
Music Composed by Thomas Regin

Da New Guys Original Soundtrack
Music Composed by Chris Moorson

Primordia Original Soundtrack
Music Composed by Nathaniel Chambers

The Shivah Original Soundtrack
Music Composed by Peter Gresser

Resonance Original Soundtrack
Music Composed by Nikolas Sideris

Founded in 2006, Wadjet Eye Games has developed a reputation for producing award-winning and critically acclaimed adventure games for the PC. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes The Shivah and the Blackwell series, both of which have garnered Game Developers Choice nominations, Puzzle Bots, which was selected for the Penny Arcade Expo’s PAX 10 showcase, and IGF Student Showcase winner Gemini Rue. Wadjet Eye Games is located in the East Village, NYC. For more information, visit www.wadjeteyegames.com.

Sumthing New

Hello and welcome! Sumthing Else Music Works is proud to present the all-new butt-kicking, name-taking Sumthing.com!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sumthing, we are the leading record label and provider of video game soundtracks. Founded by legendary songwriter, musician and record producer Nile Rodgers, Sumthing has been bringing in-game music to video game fans for over a decade. With the launch of our new site, Sumthing looks to optimize its digital delivery system with a fun, sleek shopping experience. Click here to browse the deepest and most thorough offering of game soundtracks available.

But stick around! Sumthing.com is more than just a store. In the months to come, Sumthing.com will be rolling out a bevy of new features, including our Insider Blog (it’ll be right here, bookmark it!), which will highlight the latest news, giveaways and interviews in game music. For now, we invite you to check out our Composer Pages, to keep tabs on your favorite video game composers through their bios, discographies and live Twitter feeds. We have similar profiles for game Publishers and Developers – a hub for live updates on your most anticipated titles of both games and soundtracks, and a great way to stay informed!

The Sumthing staff is just like you: We love gaming and we love music! Our goal is to provide the most exciting game music site on the internet – and to achieve this, we need your help. We hope to build a strong rapport with our fans and would love to hear what you’d like to see on the site. We feel Sumthing.com is as much yours as it is ours, so drop us a line at the Contact Us section to join the discussion. We’d also appreciate reports of any technical problems you may come across as we jump off the starting blocks. Also, we appreciate being called awesome.

Thanks guys! And happy browsing!

 

-Sumthing.com

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