Tomorrow sees the release of Dead Island Riptide, the followup to 2011′s Dead Island. Our glorious and illustrious Adam has already given his amazing and thought-provoking review, but I’m here to let you know that the soundtrack to the video game is also coming out on the morrow. Composed by Pawel Blaszczak, the soundtrack features 25 tracks of island zombie killing goodness. Pre-orders are available here and the digital download will be available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and other digital music sites. You can also listen to samples of the entire album here. Head on below for a trailer of the game. READ MORE
Dead Space 3 came out last week and has been met with generally favorable reviews, including our own from Brittany Vincent. And now, for fans of the sonic landscapes created by composers Jason Graves and James Hannigan, you can purchase the soundtrack today! Head on over to Amazon to snag a copy and enter cold harsh environment of Tau Volantis whenever you pop on your headphones. READ MORE
Full details for the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Django Unchained have been released, including cover art and track listing, which you can see below. For the first time in his film career, Tarantino collaborated with artists to create entirely original music. The album will be available in stores and at all digital retailers on Dec. 18th while the film comes out on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th.
Tarantino states, “I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists’ own inspiration and their illustration of the film’s soul is invaluable. In addition to the new original songs I am also using a lot of older recordings on the soundtrack – many of which came from my personal vinyl collection. Instead of having the record companies give me new digitally cleaned up versions of these recordings from the 60′s and 70′s, I wanted to use the vinyl I’ve been listening to for years – complete with all the pops and cracks. I even kept the sound of the needle being put down on the record. Basically because I wanted people’s experience to be the same as mine when they hear this soundtrack for the first time.” READ MORE
Frustrated with AMC’s lack of a The Walking Dead OST
release, fans of the series have taken to creating a Facebook group
to try and convince the studio execs otherwise. The thought process is that the more users that join this group, the more of a chance there is that an OST will be released. The music of the series is crafted by award-winning composer Bear McCreary
, who also scored such shows as Battlestar Galactica, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and more.
I’m a personal fan of Bear and his work. The guy shows not only a passion for music but for really diving into a project and letting it become a part of himself. It’s that personal touch that impresses me the most.
Check out our interview with Bear here
Tomorrow sees the release of Konami’s eighth entry into the Silent Hill series, Silent Hill: Downpour. For the past seven entries, fans have enjoyed the terrifying tones of Akira Yamaoka. However, the shock that everyone felt when it was announced that he would not be returning to compose this entry was felt far and wide. Upon the announcement that Dexter composer Daniel Licht was stepping in, there was a tentative sigh of release. After all, here was a man who had worked in horror for years, tackling Hellraiser, Children of the Corn, and many other beloved entries. But does the Silent Hill: Downpour OST do this series justice, especially after everything that Yamaoka has done?
has an exclusive stream of the new track Shadow On The Run
from Black Rebel Motorcyle Club
, which is the track they recorded for the upcoming soundtrack to Batman: Arkham City
. The song is slow, atmospheric, brooding, and kinda sexy, much like the Dark Knight himself. You can stream it by clicking here
Bassist Robert Been: “The developers of the game contacted us to see if we were interested in the project. We’ve never worked with video game developers before and figured it would be a different kind of challenge.”
“We did it pretty fast,” Been explains. “We built it in pieces, brick by brick, like three little pigs trying to avoid being sweet-talked by the big bad wolf.”
The OST for Batman: Arkham City features 12 brand new tracks from various artists. Check after the jump for the full list.
The Orphan Killer is now available to purchase as a Blu-Ray/soundtrack or DVD/soundtrack option on Facebook. I’m not too sure about the movie, but the soundtrack has some good artists on there! Check out the track list after the jump.