It’s Friday and I’m feeling pretty relaxed as I plan on entering this weekend and put up my feet and do nothing! However, if you think that means I’m gong to slack on bringing you a Twisted Music Video Of The Week, you’ve got another thing coming! I’m just gonna mix my relaxation with my love of horror.
Today I bring you Data Romance‘s “Can’t Keep Your Mind Off”, which blends a mellow, cheery, and quite pretty song with the visuals of a sadistic, conniving, murderous woman intent on getting what she wants. Perhaps this might not have been the best video to show before Valentine’s Day. Hmm…
The song comes from their upcoming album Other, which comes out Feb. 19th (pre-order on iTunes). Give it a watch below! READ MORE
Allright Call Of Duty fans, time to open up those wallets and fork out twelve buckaroos. Treyarch has released the soundtrack to Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, which features 17 tracks composed by the team at Treyarch. You can get the soundtrack on Amazon, iTunes, Zune, and any other digital retail outlet. Now you and your friends can have the music playing while reenacting the game in your living room! …..weirdos
Update: You can also pre-order the album on iTunes. Amazon.com has started taking pre-orders for BAFTA award winning composer Jason Graves’ score for the upcoming sci-fi survival horror game Dead Space 2. You can also check out samples by clicking the above link. While you’re listening why not check out our interviews with audio director Andrew Boyd as well as a chat with the man himself, Jason Graves.
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I’m loving this cover art because if you look closely, you can see Isaac’s eyes. Also, the font at the bottom reminds me of Bioshock (always a good thing). READ MORE
By ‘The Call of Ktulu, is it Christmas time already?! Well, I guess ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’, as long as you’re not ‘The Unforgiven’! No one wants to be the ‘Master of Puppets’ without a ‘Battery’, because then you think, “‘Wherever I May Roam’, I can never find ‘One’”! But none of that matters, because it’s always nice to hear the family saying “‘Welcome Home’!” and then staying up late, telling Christmas stories to the kiddies as the fire ‘Fades To Black’.
It’s been a bit since the last issue of The Voice Of Horror but I’m bringing it back with a series that is pretty near and dear to my heart: Resident Evil. I remember reading the articles in Game Informer about Resident Evil on the Playstation and begging my parents to get me one so I could get the game and explore this terrifying mansion. Alas, it was not meant to be and I was only able to start enjoying the series by staying over at a friend’s house and playing RE2 (Leon mission first, of course). But one thing that I always enjoyed about the RE series was the music and the sound. Hell, I was walking around middle school playing the RE2 OST in my discman (you can easily tell I was not one of the popular kids). So join me in venturing into Arklay, Racoon City and beyond in this edition of The Voice Of Horror.
Jason Graves has been officially announced as the composer of EA’s upcoming Dead Space 2, the sequel to the 2008 smash hit Dead Space. An interesting bit of news that has come out is that Graves has composed a central piece entitled ‘Lacrimosa’, a concerto written for a string quartet that runs throughout the game. I have to say, that alone intrigues me.
Jason Graves, Composer-
“The score really runs the gamut as you play through the game. There are much bigger and scarier pieces along with quieter, more personal moments to counterbalance them. I wrote for string quartet to portray Isaac’s vulnerable side. It’s quite the emotional arc, but of course still done in a very ‘Dead Space’ way.”
Andrew Boyd, Audio Director (exclusive interview here
“It has been a real pleasure working with Jason on Dead Space 2. The range of his composition is impressive, and his attention to detail never fails to amaze me. His creativity, energy, and unique vision for the music has been key to establishing the atmosphere of Dead Space 2.”
On Nov. 16th, the soundtracks for Capcom’s Dead Rising 2 and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles will be released to retail outlets via Sumthing Else Music Works as well as digital outlets, such as Amazon MP3, iTunes, etc… You can hear samples of the music by clicking on the links below. Also, don’t forget to check out our exclusive interview with Dead Rising 2 composer, Oleksa Lozowchuk.
Call of Duty: Black Ops hits shelves this Tuesday, the 9th, so get your headset ready and warm up your thumbs, it’s gonna be a battle for the ages. But for those of you who can’t devote yourself 24/7 to your console, you can always enjoy the soundtrack, which is slated to be released on iTunes, as well as major retailers, the same day. Composer Sean Murray (Call of Duty: World At War, Junkyard Dog, Gang of the Dead) brings you 30 digital-only tracks that are sure to make you itch to shoot a couple of n00bs in the face. Meanwhile, to find out more about CoD: Black Ops, check out the official site here.
One of the most recognizable composers in Hollywood, Danny Elfman has been a part of some of the biggest movies over the past 25 years. And in celebration of that, Warner Bros. is releasing the Danny Elfman/Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box this December. Pre-orders are open now HERE, but be warned that it’s a bit pricey. I’ll say this however, that for everything you get, it’s worth every penny and more.
Check after the jump for all the specs and details.
Bloody Disgusting is proud to bring you an exclusive interview with Dead Rising 2 composer, Oleksa Lozowchuk! Dead Rising 2 is the Capcom sequel to the critically acclaimed Dead Rising. After the jump, you can read how Oleksa became involved in the project, the approach taken in composing and his relationship with horror before and after coming on board.
In excitement for the release of Resident Evil: Afterlife, Bloody Disgusting scored an exclusive interview with Tom Hajdu, one of the composing duo of Tomandandy, about his work on Resident Evil: Afterlife! Tomandandy’s movies credits include The Mothman Prophecies, The Strangers, Killing Zoe, The Hills Have Eyes (remake), and many more. Here, I got the opportunity to ask Tom several questions about the composition process for Resident Evil: Afterlife, working with Paul W.S. Anderson, the impact of scoring for a 3-D film, and his thoughts on the future of entertainment. Check after the jump to check out this Bloody Disgusting exclusive and let us know what you think!
I don’t know about all of you readers, but I love a good video game. Laying back with an engaging game for an hour or two is a great way for me to relax. Add to that my love of horror, and basically any survival horror game that comes out is bound to end up on my shelf at some point. For all of you survival horror fans out there, you know how important sound and music is in creating the proper atmosphere and the original Dead Space was no exception. To those of you who have played it, you know that it has very engaging and ominous music as well as some masterfully crafted sound effects. So how will the sequel compare? Well, after the jump, you can read Audio Director Andrew Boyd’s take on the music and sound of Dead Space 2!
So, I don’t smoke weed anymore, but back when I did, I would get pretty blazed. No, scratch that. I would get TORN UP! I’m talking unable to move, everything was chill and I could barely see three feet in front of me due to the amount of smoke. Yeah, it was good times. So even though I’ve quite pot, I still remember the times and the experiences associated with it. This was the approach I took in reviewing the soundtrack to ‘Night of the Living Heads’ (NOTLH). I put myself back in those days and thought of how I would feel listening to the music whilst stoned off my ass. Check after the jump to see if I’m having a good or a bad experience!