Although it’s being labelled as disappointing by many critics around the world, our very own Adam Dodd quite enjoyed Sega’s Alien: Colonial Marines. One of the aspects that he truly enjoyed was the music, which was composed by Kevin Riepl (Gears Of War, HENRi, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge). Taking inspiration from the original James Horner score but giving unique and original twists, it seems that the music is the one thing that most critics can agree upon being a shining point in the game.
And now Kevin Riepl has uploaded five tracks from the game’s score for your listening pleasure. Head on below to get your taste. READ MORE
Team Aural Pleasures is back with another sexy podcast for all you Bloody-Disgusting readers! Bill, Adam, and Jonny are back to chat some more music, horror, and silliness. In this podcast, Adam explains his long absence, Bill questions the worth of Prince, the guys all bring up some songs that are good for…well…engaging in extracurricular activities. The guys also bring up the music of some of the biggest horror video game titles to be released this year, including Devil May Cry, Dead Space 3, and Aliens: Colonial Marines. Enjoy it all below!
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I recently had the opportunity to chat with composer Kevin Riepl, the man behind the soundtrack of the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines. Riepl’s work can also be heard in games like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament, as well as several horror films, including Silent Night and Cabin Fever: Patient Zero. Colonial Marines is a different beast in that its considered a sequel to Aliens, which obviously has a massive, devoted fan base, so there’s a definite bar to live up to. Kevin and I discuss those expectations and more after the break.
It has been announced that Kevin Riepl (Gears Of War, The Aggression Scale, Aliens: Colonial Marines) will be composing Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the prequel to the 2002 Eli Roth-directed film. The film has a 2014 release date.
Directed by Kaare Andrews, the film stars Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings, The Goonies), Jillian Murray (The Graves), and Brando Eaton (Dexter, American Horror Story: Asylum).
“When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.” READ MORE
The Silent Night remake hit limited theaters last Friday and has been drawing in some very high reviews, including one from our very own Lonnie Nadler, which you can check out here. We’ve brought you an interview with director Steven C. Miller and now it’s time to chat the music of the film with composer Kevin Riepl! Below you’ll find an exclusive interview with the music maestro himself.
The film’s cast includes Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Easy A), Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine 3D), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D, Blade), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, X-Men First Class), and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World).
“McDowell and King star as a small-town sheriff and deputy on the hunt for a murderous Santa Claus terrorizing their community on Christmas Eve. But with the streets full of Santas for the annual Christmas parade, the killer is hiding in plain sight. He’s made his list, checked it twice, and the naughty are going to pay with their lives.” READ MORE
Opening in 10 theaters this Friday will be the loose remake for Steven C. Miller’s Silent Night. It will also be hitting Blu-ray/DVD on Dec. 4th.
Now, the score for the film is available on iTunes here. Composed by Kevin Riepl (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gears Of War, The Aggression Scale, Henri), the music features “dark ambient chills, orchestral thrills and holiday sleigh bells”. You can see the trailer for the film, the OST cover, and the full track listing below. READ MORE
On Oct. 12th, at the New York Comic Con, there will be a panel that I’m quite upset I won’t be able to attend. Titled “Maestros Of Horror & Sci-Fi Music”, the panel will feature video game composers Jason Graves (Dead Space), Kevin Riepl (Gears Of War, Aliens: Colonial Marines), Sascha Dikiciyan (Mass Effect 3), Cris Velasco (Mass Effect 3), Sam Hulick (Mass Effect trilogy), Tom Salta (Halo: Combat Evolved), and Nile Rodgers (Halo soundtracks album producer).
The panel will be discussing composing for the horror and sci-fi genres as well as the art of scoring for blockbuster videogames. The panel will be held at the Javits Center in Room 1A01 from 12:15pm to 1:15pm.
I’m a huge fan of most of these composers. If you’re going to the NYC Comic Con, do yourself a favor and attend this event. I’m 99.99% sure that it will be incredible. READ MORE
If you haven’t already checked it out in the Music section of BD, the wonderous and magical Jonathan Barkan got a chance to interview one damn talented man Kevin Riepl. About what you ask? Well, the only 2 things that matter to most of you people, horror movies, and video games.
If you head past the break you can read the video games half of Jonathan’s interview. And if you head HERE you can read the 1st half. All about composing horror movies. It’s a worth while read, so READ IT! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is really excited to bring you this exclusive interview with film and video game composer Kevin Riepl. Kevin has worked on several short horror films and has composed for such blockbuster video games as ‘Gears of War’, ‘Unreal Tournament’, the upcoming Bethesda title ‘Hunted: The Demons Forge’ and the upcoming ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’. Part one of the interview goes over Kevin’s history and approach to composing for films. Check out part two of the interview!