Monday, May 23, 2011

HUNTED: THE DEMON'S FORGE™ SOUNDTRACK FUSES ORCHESTRAL BOMBAST AND DARK SOUNDSCAPES COMPOSED BY KEVIN RIEPL


May 23, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) - Award-winning genre music composer Kevin Riepl (Gears of War, Clemency, Huxley) has created the original score for Hunted: The Demon's Forge™, a third-person co-op fantasy action game developed by inXile Entertainment for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and Games for Windows. Hunted is scheduled to be released in North America on May 31st by Bethesda Softworks.

A renowned music composer and recording artist (aka Damage Vault) for multiple entertainment genres, Kevin Riepl's engaging and atmospheric scores have enhanced numerous indie horror films such as "Clemency," "New Hope Manor" and "Broken Moment." In video games, he previously created the rousing signature scores for several blockbuster franchises including Gears of War and Huxley.

To enhance the visual intensity and energetic gameplay of Hunted, and immerse players in the dark fantasy action adventure, Kevin Riepl has crafted an emotive, rhythmic score blending orchestral bombast with modern percussion; electric and bass guitars; ethnic instrumentation; and evocative vocals.

"Kevin Riepl was a blast to work with during the production of Hunted. He is totally committed to delivering music that fits the scenes perfectly," said Chris Keenan, Design Director, inXile Entertainment. "His early compositions even helped to inspire our internal team with some of the level design. The dark and haunting style of Kevin's music made our world that much more intense."

"Collaborating with inXile has been an immensely creative and rewarding experience. Their creativity, passion and attentive involvement throughout the process made my 'job' a real pleasure," said composer Kevin Riepl. "From the very early stages of development, when I received the first concept art, it was clear that Hunted required a sonic signature. The detail in the illustrations played a major role in inspiring the creation of customized sounds and instruments to enhance the dark unrelenting environments and eerie atmosphere of the game."

Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted is an epic cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies. Taking control of either E'lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons, powerful spells, and cover tactics to battle your way through menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns. Discover secrets and complete co-op-based puzzles whilst exploring the sinister world to discover answers to the game's deep, dark mysteries.

For more information visit: www.huntedthegame.com.

For more information on composer Kevin Riepl visit www.kevinrieplmusic.com.

To learn more about inXile Entertainment visit www.inxile-entertainment.com.

About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from five of the world's top development studios - Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, and MachineGames - are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, RAGE®, Wolfenstein®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Brink™ and Prey®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks' products, visit www.bethsoft.com.

Hunted: The Demon's Forge, ZeniMax, Bethesda, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, The Elder Scrolls, Brink, Prey and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fallout and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries. id, id Software, DOOM, QUAKE, RAGE, Wolfenstein and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

About inXile Entertainment
Located in Newport Beach, California, inXile Entertainment is a game development company that focuses on both licensed and original intellectual properties. Formed in late 2002 by Interplay Entertainment founder Brian Fargo, inXile Entertainment develops for personal computers and the major console platforms including the Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. inXile Entertainment and the inXile Entertainment logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of inXile Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Unique Album Experience Arranged by Composer,
Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Producer Brian Reitzell


New York – May 10th, 2011 – Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc. proudly presents Red Faction®: Armageddon™ Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the highly anticipated sci-fi action video game developed by Volition Inc.®, an internal studio at THQ Inc. The soundtrack album was written, arranged and sequenced by composer and music producer Brian Reitzell as a truly immersive listening experience. Red Faction: Armageddon Original Soundtrack is scheduled for release on May 31st, 2011 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites.

Formerly a recording and touring musician for bands such as REDD KROSS and AIR, Brian Reitzell is also known for composing innovative, emotional film scores such as “30 Days of Night,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Friday Night Lights,” and most recently “Red Riding Hood,” as well as music supervision and scoring on several Sofia Coppola films including “Lost In Translation.”

“Brian intended for this to be a ‘record’ in the truest sense – to be its own standalone experience start-to-finish,” said Stephen Hodde, Lead Audio Designer, Red Faction: Armageddon. “He’s spent a lot of time arranging these compositions so that the record presents the game’s content, but also follows its own emotional arc.”

In Red Faction: Armageddon, half a century after the Red Faction® resistance freed Mars, the red planet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, unknowingly releases a long-dormant evil, Armageddon is unleashed on Mars. As settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them to the core of the storm-blasted planet through ice caves and lava flows until they are face to face against the unspeakable threat. Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity’s last hope for survival.

Red Faction: Armageddon is set to explode onto the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on June 7 and will ship internationally on June 10.

For more information on Red Faction: Armageddon, please visit www.redfaction.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, Red Faction, Red Faction: Armageddon, Volition, Inc. and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990’s 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, Crytek, Eidos, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and THQ. Their 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: Halo: Reach, Homefront, Alan Wake, Fable III, Halo: Legends, 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, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, 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, Unreal Tournament III, Freedom Fighters and many others.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other names of products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"THE MAESTROS OF VIDEO GAMES"

In association with Sumthing Else Music Works

SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH
DARK DELICACIES BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank CA 91505

Meet award-winning music composers of blockbuster titles


ASSASSIN'S CREED, BIOSHOCK, BORDERLANDS, CALL OF DUTY, CONAN, CRYSIS, DANTE'S INFERNO, DESTROY ALL HUMANS!, DRAGON AGE, FALLOUT, GOD OF WAR, HITMAN, MASS EFFECT, PRINCE OF PERSIA, UNCHARTED.

Composer Q&A Panel: 2.00-3.30pm
Moderated by Daniel Schweiger ("On the Score")
VERY LIMITED SEATING:
Call 1-818-556-6660 for seat reservations

In-Store Composer Signing: 4.00-5.00pm
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Call 1-818-556-6660 to order soundtrack CDs


Composers:

Greg Edmonson (UNCHARTED series, FIREFLY TV series)
Inon Zur (DRAGON AGE series, CRYSIS, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH)
Jesper Kyd (ASSASSIN'S CREED series, HITMAN series, BORDERLANDS)
Garry Schyman (BIOSHOCK series, DANTE'S INFERNO, DESTROY ALL HUMANS! series)
Mike Reagan (GOD OF WAR series, CONAN, DARKSIDERS)
Penka Kouneva (PRINCE OF PERSIA The Forgotten Sands, MIDNIGHT MOVIE)
Richard Jacques (JAMES BOND 007: BLOOD STONE, MASS EFFECT, HEADHUNTER)
Sean Murray (CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS, CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TV series)

To pre-order soundtrack CDs available for signing:
Call Dark Delicacies at 1-818-556-6660 or visit http://www.darkdel.com.

For more information contact: Greg O'Connor-Read 702-407-0935
greg(at)topdollarpr(dot).com