Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Third chapter in acclaimed Trailerhead trailer music album series available on CD October 30th and digital download November 6th; Featuring epic trailer music for The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Twilight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Assassin's Creed, The Chronicles of Narnia

Santa Monica, CA - October 23, 2012 - Widely recognized for nearly 20 years as Hollywood's pre-eminent producer of original music for motion picture trailers, Immediate continues to innovate the genre of epic trailer music with the release of "Trailerhead: Triumph", the third chapter in the "Trailerhead" series of trailer music albums available through Imperativa Records. "Trailerhead: Triumph" is the most robust collection of the acclaimed trailer music album series, with over twenty tracks of anthemic, cinematic music that has been featured in many of today's biggest blockbuster trailers including The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Twilight,  Pirates of the Caribbean, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.  "Trailerhead: Triumph" will be available on CD at retail including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and Walmart on October 30th, and for digital download from Amazon MP3, iTunes and other digital music stores on November 6th.

Click here to download the "Trailerhead: Triumph" Album Cover.  

With the release of the original "Trailerhead" album in 2008, Imperativa Records and artist Immediate launched the 'trailer music' genre as a bona fide contemporary music category, with CD sales and downloads far exceeding those of most film soundtracks. "Trailerhead: Triumph" continues the tradition of featuring modern orchestral and choral compositions blended with contemporary electronics and synthesis. The album was recorded in the finest concert halls and studios worldwide, including the famed Abbey Road in London, and the featured tracks have since been heard by millions of people daily in cinemas and television. The "Trailerhead: Triumph" CD also includes two bonus tracks featuring up and coming remix artist Moniker fusing modern, cutting-edge dubstep with Immediate's signature orchestra and choir recordings.

"Trailerhead: Triumph" is produced by Yoav Goren, the award-winning composer who celebrates 20 years at the helm of Immediate Music, the acclaimed Hollywood-based music production company. Immediate was recently honored with the Vanguard Award by the Hollywood Music In Media Awards, in recognition of its success as pioneering producers of trailer music. Goren has also won an Emmy Award for his compositions as featured in NBC's Olympic Games.  

Immediate's reputation for the highest quality cinematic music has resulted in over 5,000 placements in film, television, trailers, commercials and video games. The selections on "Trailerhead: Triumph" have been featured in high profile worldwide marketing campaigns for dozens of films and products, including:  "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pts. 1 & 2", "Twilight: Breaking Dawn," "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds' End", "Avatar", "The Chronicles of Narnia", "Assassin's Creed", Glenfiddich, McDonalds, UEFA 2012 Championship. 

For more information on the artist Immediate and Imperativa Records, please visit  www.imperativarecords.com, become a fan on www.facebook.com/immediatemusic and follow www.twitter.com/Immediate_Music.   

About Immediate

The recording artist Immediate, widely acknowledged for nearly 20 years as being Hollywood's preeminent producer of original music for motion picture trailers, pioneered the broad distribution of "trailer music" with their debut commercial album "Trailerhead". Award-winning composers Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman serve as Immediate's innovative producers, masterfully mixing the massive sound of a 100-piece orchestra and 70 voice choir with hard hitting electronics and formidable grooves. Immediate's dramatic and emotional productions are the ultimate definition of Epic, and their "Trailerhead" series of releases have been featured in some of the biggest blockbuster trailers of all time: "Spiderman 2," "Da Vinci Code," "Pirates of the Caribbean 3", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", "Avatar", "The Dark Knight Rises" the upcoming "Hobbit" and countless more. Immediate's signature cinematic sound has driven international campaigns for McDonalds, Playstation, Glenfiddich, Red Bull and Amstel among others, and has become a staple on a diverse range of television programming. From top-rated shows "American Idol", "Top Gear" and "America's Got Talent" to all recent NBC Olympic coverage dating back to 2004, the sound of Immediate has defined and continues to evolve the sound of modern epic music. 

About Imperativa Records

Imperativa Records is an independent music label based in Santa Monica, CA, specializing in the production and release of original CD and online music, covering a broad spectrum of genres, including soundtrack, rock, fusion, and contemporary classical, among others. Imperativa sync licenses the label's masters into films, television shows, movie trailers and TV commercials. The label offers music which blends a massive orchestral and choral sound with contemporary styles, accessible to today's wide-ranging, music-loving audiences, and which is also highly sought-after for product marketing.

About Yoav Goren

Yoav Goren is an award-winning composer and president of Immediate Music, the world's most successful trailer music library servicing all major motion picture studios and television networks worldwide. Since co-founding the company in 1993, Goren and Immediate have licensed the catalog's works to over 5,000 film and television advertising campaigns. As president of Immediate Music, Goren works daily at the company's studio facilities in Santa Monica, California, with occasional forays to concert halls and studios worldwide to produce Immediate Music's trademark orchestral recording projects.

Monday, October 8, 2012

AIAS Award-winning Composer Cris Velasco Scores Ubisoft's Horror Survival Video Game ZombiU™

"Maestro of Horror" at New York Comic Con on October 12th
Los Angeles, CA - October 8, 2012 - Following his recent critically acclaimed soundtracks for Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2, award-winning composer Cris Velasco (Clive Barker's Jericho, Hellgate: London) returns to lend his prolific music talents to the horror genre with a dark and twisted original score for Ubisoft's new survival-horror shooter ZombiU™. As a BAFTA nominee and winner of "Best Original Score" at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Achievement Awards (God of War trilogy), Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers for the medium. ZombiU will be released exclusively for Wii U™ from Nintendo on November 13.

To immerse players in the zombie apocalypse setting and intense first-person experience of ZombiU, Cris Velasco composed a visceral hybrid action score featuring the raw sounds of detuned toys and instruments, carnival organs, distorted guitars, and haunting ambient textures, contrasted with the intimate emotion of piano and string quintet compositions. Velasco will appear on the "Maestros of Horror and Sci-Fi Music" composer panel at New York Comic Con on October 12th. The panel will be followed by a Meet & Greet / Signing Session with Cris Velasco at the Metal Machine booth (#1075).

ZombiU puts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter takes all the terror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time.

ZombiU showcases the innovative features of the Wii UTM GamePad and creates new game experiences not possible on other consoles. The Wii U GamePad serves as the player's ultimate survival kit, called the "Bug Out Bag." The Bug Out Bag is a backpack containing all the maps, tools, weapons and supplies that players can scavenge from the limited resources available in the devastated cityscape. ZombiU also uses the Wii U GamePad's touch screen, gyroscope and camera to create a tactile connection between gamers and the in-game world. Finally, ZombiU features a distinctive multiplayer adversarial mode that allows one player to take on the role of "Zombie Master," spawning and controlling enemies from a top-down view on the Wii U GamePad while the second player fights for survival on the big screen in first-person shooter view with the Wii U Pro Controller. For more information on ZombiU, visit the official ZombiU website (www.zombiu.com) and facebook.com/zombiugame.

About Cris Velasco
After receiving his degree in Music Composition from UCLA, Cris Velasco turned his attention to his childhood passion, video games. Widely known for his work on the God of War series, Velasco has since gone on to score many major titles including Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Darksiders, Tron: Evolution, Prototype and Clive Barker's Jericho. Velasco has enjoyed considerable recognition for his work in video games, including top honors from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition" as well as GameSpot's "Best Original Music Award," IGN's "Best Original Score Award," G.A.N.G.'s "Music of the Year Award" and Tracksounds' "Best Video Game Score Award." For more information visit the composer's website www.monarchaudio.com.